In 2009, a dream between four kindred theatre organizations was realized when Boca Del Lupo, Electric Company, Neworld and Rumble opened Progress Lab 1422, a 7,000 ft2 centre for creation and development in East Vancouver. Guided by a deeply felt spirit of collaboration, community and resource-sharing, PL1422 quickly became a sought-after cultural facility, accommodating not only the tenant companies, but external rentals and partnerships. To support this growth, the Vancouver Creative Space Society (C-Space) was founded to manage PL1422 and other possible future cultural property development projects in the Lower Mainland.
Now, in 2020, PL1422 remains home to three of the founding companies (Electric Company, Neworld, Rumble) while welcoming Company 605, Playwrights Theatre Centre, rice & beans theatre, Tara Cheyenne Performance and Theatre Conspiracy into the fold. PL1422 continues to be a vital presence in our community, providing exceptional, readily available and affordable creative space to the theatre industry and the wider arts sector.
The Operations Manager is a key position at Progress Lab, and offers one-of-a-kind opportunity to contribute to the Vancouver performance ecology. The Operations Manager works with Progress Lab resident companies to facilitate the creation of excellent performance work, led by the values of collaboration and community. In addition to being responsible for leading administrative operations of C-Space, the Operations Manager provides support to the C-Space Board of Directors and the PL1422 Facility Committee and acts as a representative of the Society, PL1422, and the resident companies to arts professionals, funding bodies, and the community at large.
This is your chance to help shape the future of an important arts creation hub! PL1422 is home to some of the most exciting and innovative performing arts organizations in Canada and the Operations Manager is a vital part of our team.
The successful candidate will ideally be available to start in this position by March or April 2020. Alternate start dates may be negotiated. Interested candidates are invited to submit cover letter and resumé in confidence by 5pm February 7, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: PL1422 Operations Manager Position.
C-Space is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, class, and physical ability. Candidates are encouraged to self-identify. Unfortunately, a portion of our offices are on the second floor of Progress Lab 1422, and are not currently wheelchair accessible.
Thank-you for your interest. Only candidates advancing in the process will be contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are treated confidentially.
The PL1422 Operations Manager Hiring Committee: