Thursday, December 07, 2017

AGM 2017


MTYP’s Board of Directors invite you to attend the 2016/17 Annual General Meeting which will take place at 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at MTYP, 2 Forks Market Road. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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Sunday, November 12, 2017



Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) invites applications for the position of Head of Properties starting December 11, 2017. MTYP is a not-for-profit professional theatre company solely devoted to young people, a recognized national centre for the creation and celebration of theatre, and a decisive voice in Canada’s artistic and cultural life. MTYP has been creating and presenting professional, innovative theatre productions for children and families since 1982. Each season, MTYP reaches over 90,000 Manitobans through Mainstage productions, touring shows, theatre school classes and drama workshops. 

Reports to: Production Manager 

? To construct properties for Theatre and Theatre School productions 

? Assist in costing of props, furniture and set dressing for all Theatre and Theatre School 


? To create work plans for any casual props builders that adhere to supplied budgets and schedules 

? Advise the Production Manager and Technical Director of potential problems in budgeting and/ or scheduling 

? To work when necessary on other properties-related projects on the theatre premises, including supporting guest companies 

? Construct or procure all props, furniture, and set dressing as required, under the guidance and approval of the set designer and the direction of Production Manager 

? Responsible for the repair/ upkeep of all props throughout all performance runs 

? Monitor stock and inform the Production Manager and Technical Director of required materials 

? Provide a safe and clean working environment in properties shop, backstage props storage, and complete necessary maintenance on tools used in properties shop 

Required Skills and Experience: 

? Minimum 2-3 years experience working as a props builder within the theatre industry 

? Skills in painting, minor sculpting, craft work, and sewing 

? Ability to read technical drawings 

? Excellent attention to detail 

? Clear and efficient communication 

? Strong team player willing to work independently or in a collaborative environment 

? Be highly resourceful and possess efficient problem solving and time management skills 

? Valid class 5 drivers license 

? Possession of a valid pyrotechnic license, first-aid, and CPR is an asset 

Start Date: Monday December 11th, 2017 

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Contract Details: This is an hourly agreement on a seasonal contract, with a total of 470 hours scheduled throughout the remainder of the 2017/2018 season. Hours for next season are still to be determined. Exact schedule of anticipated work dates and weeks has been prepared and is available upon request. The position is governed by the terms outlined in the collective agreement negotiated between MTYP and IASTE 63, but there is not a requirement that the successful applicant already be a member of IATSE. 

Please visit our website at for information on our upcoming season. 

Application Deadline: November 20, 2017 at 5:00pm 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Brooklyne Alexander, at [email protected] 

Out of town applications are welcome. We thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Monday, November 06, 2017

Job Posting: Accountant

Manitoba Theatre for Young People – Accountant 


Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) is a not-for-profit professional theatre company that has been creating and presenting theatre productions for children and families since 1982. MTYP also has an active theatre school and theatre camps for ages 3 to 19. 


MTYP seeks an Accountant who will be responsible for all accounting functions of the theater and assists the General Manager in implementing accounting policies, controls and systems (digital and manual) for efficient operation of the organization’s accounting needs. The position reports directly to the General Manager. 



· accurate and safekeeping of all financial transactions 

· payroll administration 

· accounts receivable and payable data entry and oversight 

· monthly reconciliations of accounts and preparation of financial statements 

· monitoring of budgets and assistance in the creation of same 

· forecasting and analysis of cash flows 

· preparation of Revenue Canada forms and remittances 

· preparatory reporting for and support of the annual year-end audit 

· other financial and statistical reporting as may be required by private and public funders. 

· supporting operations functions such as human resources, IT and general office management as designated by the General Manager 


Knowledge and Skills Required 

· formal training in accounting theory and practice combined with several years experience, preferably in a non-profit environment and/or understanding of recognized Canadian accounting principles for non-profit organizations; experience should include maintaining financial processes and controls and development and implementation of same as required 

· excellent computer skills with proficiency and demonstrated experience in use of QuickBooks, online payroll and payment systems, and Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook 

· strong organizational skills; ability to schedule and meet deadlines; ability to oversee and prioritize multiple tasks in a busy, collaborative environment 

· strong oral and written communication skills 

· understanding of sound human resource policies and practices along with familiarity with federal and provincial legislated requirements for employment standards and obligations 

· familiarity with or ability to develop understanding of all federal and provincial legislated requirements governing matters of relevance to the theatre, including but not limited to workplace safety, privacy and confidential financial data management 

· understanding of CRM databases and POS systems would be an asset as would be the ability to troubleshoot technology systems, as required 

· Ability to multitask and thrive in a busy, flexible and collaborative environment 


Terms of Employment 

Full-time Permanent Workweek: Monday – Friday; 9am to 5pm 


Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a clear criminal record check. 


To Apply 

Please EMAIL a resume and cover letter with references by November 13, 2017 @ 10 am to: 


Cherry Karpyshin: [email protected] 


Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

JOB POSTING: General Manager

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

General Manager – Full Time position


The Organization:


Manitoba Theatre for Young People is the only professional theatre company devoted to young people in Manitoba. Since 1982, MTYP has been creating and presenting professional, innovative theatre productions for children and families.


MTYP has a proven record of working with culturally diverse artists to create compelling and relevant programming. With an operating budget of two million dollars, MTYP reaches over 90,000 people each year. The company presents a seven play season as part of its mainstage series and annually tours two plays to Manitoba schools. MTYP is home to a vibrant theatre school where over 1,500 children and teens learn the art and craft of theatre and related disciplines. Additionally, MTYP partners with Indigenous artists and leaders to create meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth in our community through Native Youth Theatre.


The company’s home is the MTYP Performing Arts Centre located at The Forks in the heart of Winnipeg on Treaty 1 land and in the heart of the Metis nation. This 28,000 square foot facility designed specifically for young audiences features a fully re-configurable theatre, classroom studies and production and wardrobe shops.


The Opportunity:


MTYP is seeking an experienced and innovative hands-on individual to lead the administrative functions and activities of the company. This position will appeal to an individual who has held progressively responsible positions with not for profit arts/cultural organizations, has a knowledge of theatre operations, and a keen interest in developing and sustaining an organization that has a positive provincial impact and contributes to the arts and education in Manitoba.


The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors and works in partnership with the Artistic Director to ensure the successful execution of the organization’s mandate and strategic plan in order to fulfill the company’s vision. The General Manager is accountable for the execution of administrative activities of the company, which include all aspects of financial planning, monitoring, and for the overall fiscal health of the organization.  The General Manager also takes responsibility for Human Resources functions for MTYP and in particular leads and actively manages the marketing, sales, and development activities of the company.  Additionally, the General Manager oversees the operation of the company’s owned building including maximizing revenues through promotion and rental of the theatre spaces, ensuring the facility is properly maintained, and developing annual and long-term facility plans that include maintenance and capital improvements.


The Candidate:


The ideal candidate will be independent, resourceful and knowledgeable about theatre for young audiences, and will demonstrate the following qualifications and experience:


  • Post-secondary education in arts administration or suitable combination of education and experience, and knowledgeable of the local and Canadian performing arts communities
  • Demonstrated management and administrative experience including office systems, budgets, finance, and marketing
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing development activities
  • Experience in managing staff both unionized and non-unionized
  • Knowledge of theatre operations and prior experience in facilities management would be an asset
  • Experience in grant writing and reporting to government/arts councils, granting, and funding agencies
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing contracts
  • Experience with implementation of strategic plans
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong, effective relationships, both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Boards of Directors
  • Previous involvement with capital campaigns would be an asset


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit a covering letter and resume in confidence to: [email protected] prior to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017.


Manitoba Theatre for Young People embraces diversity in the workplace, is committed to employment equity, and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. 


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

JOB POSTING: Director of Development

Director of Development

Full time position 

Deadline: August 21st, 2017


Manitoba Theatre for Young People Vision:  To empower all young people to transform the world with imagination and creativity.  


For more information about MTYP:


Job Summary:

MTYP is seeking a results-oriented fundraising professional with a commitment to philanthropy and a love for the performing arts to develop and lead annual and multi-year fundraising and sponsorship strategies aimed at increasing private sector revenue through individual, corporate and foundation gifts and corporate sponsorship. The Development Director provides leadership to and fosters enthusiasm for fundraising campaigns and programs among volunteers, the Board of Directors and its committees, and community contacts. The Director of Development reports to the General Manager and works closely with the Artistic Director, the Board, the Board Development Committee and staff to realize MTYP’s development objectives. 


Key Responsibilities:

  •  Develop and manage annual and multi-year fundraising strategies inspired by MTYP’s Strategic Plan.
  •  Develop annual fundraising financial targets in collaboration with Senior Management. 
  •  Develop the Department budget for approval by the GM, and manage the budget by monitoring expenditures.
  •  Develop and implement annual individual giving and major gift campaigns, as well as corporate, and foundation giving.
  •  Plan and implement the corporate sponsorship campaign and oversee special events.
  •  Cultivate new, and practice good stewardship of donors and sponsors by managing recognition programs and developing and maintaining good patron relationships.
  •  Work closely with MYTP’s Marketing Department to ensure an integrated approach to public relations and consistent messaging.
  •  Oversee the maintenance of donor records in accordance with CRA regulations and standard fundraising practice. 
  •  Monitor the progress and evaluate the effectiveness of all development activities and realign campaigns and programs in consequence. 
  •  Support members of the Board and other fundraising volunteers in meeting revenue goals.
  •  Attend and report on Development at regular Board Meetings. 


Job Requirements:


  •  Post-secondary degree in a related field in addition to courses in fundraising, arts management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  Three to five years of experience in fund development, individual giving and corporate sponsorship with a track record of results.
  •  Proven ability to lead.
  •  Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  •  Excellent networking skills and ability to build connections to the local fundraising scene.
  •  Comprehensive knowledge of fund-raising methods including current best practices in the industry. 
  •  Thorough knowledge of database management and analyzing date from a variety of sources.  


Other Assets:


  •  Familiarity with Theatre Manager software. 
  •  Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

At MTYP we are committed to a diverse workforce and a respectful work environment.  We are focused on attracting and retaining the best talent by encouraging applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.  

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Pablo Felices-Luna

Artistic Director

[email protected]

Thank you to all applicants.  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone calls please. 


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