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Posted by Cobalt Connects

Job Title:                     Production Manager

Employment Type:     Full-Time

Remuneration:           $60,000


Paid Vacation

Start Date:                 Immediate

Deadline for application:       November 19th, 2021, 4:00pm

Cobalt Connects

Cobalt Connects is a dynamic non-profit arts service organization with a wide range of projects, events and facilities primarily in the Hamilton/Burlington area.  Founded in 2003, the organization has four main streams of activity (Spaces, Exchange, Public Art and Consulting) which sees it in a leadership position on the following projects:

City of Burlington Public Art Program

City of Hamilton Arts Awards

Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection

The Music Hall

St. Mary’s Studios

Hamilton Winterfest

All Our Relations Public Art Project

In addition to these main projects, Cobalt Connects manages numerous independent public art projects, arts community consultation processes, municipal cultural planning efforts, and cultural program development for multiple organizations. A more comprehensive picture of our work can be seen on our new website at

In 2022, we anticipate the creation of a new travelling festival throughout Southern Ontario, increased public art activity, the reopening of the Music Hall, and the development of signature programming with a number of our larger institutional partners.

Production Manager Role

The Production Manager role is a new position bringing together our increased operational needs for large-scale events and festivals, public art installations and our growing collection of facilities.  The Production Manager will collaborate closely with our Executive Director/Cultural Strategist and Strategic Projects Lead.  The Production Manager will also directly supervise a team of up to 10 contract event/project staff at various points throughout the year.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Logistics and operational planning and execution for Hamilton Winterfest, and future major events currently in development
  • Management of Cobalt’s growing inventory of operational equipment and supplies (inventory, life-cycle planning, future acquisition planning, etc.)
  • Logistics coordination of Cobalt’s public art planning & installations
  • Development of Operational, Risk Management & Regulatory Compliance Policies


The Production Manager will have a minimum 5-years of experience in medium to large-scale event management, tour management, facilities and/or performing arts. They will be a team leader with excellent time management skills, strong communication skills (in person, phone, online), think well on their feet and have considerable technical skills and certifications relevant to event logistics and operations.

Mandatory Qualifications / Certifications

  • Valid G Class driver’s license in good standing
  • Skilled with a wide range of tools and equipment
  • Strong technical skills with a focus on event sound and lighting
  • Strong computer skills

Beneficial Qualifications / Certifications

  • Training in Health and Safety Practices / Certifications (i.e. Fall Arrest, Working at Heights, Aerial Lift Operation, First Aid, CPR, AED Operation)
  • SMART Serve
  • Conflict Resolution training
  • Aerial Lift / Fork-Lift operation
  • Cultural Sensitivity, Indigenous Awareness, Anti-Black Racism, Diversity and Inclusion, Gender-Based Violence & Misogyny

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

Cobalt Connects works throughout Ontario, with an emphasis on the Hamilton/Burlington area. As an organization working to spur cultural development, we see addressing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion as central to our work.  Working mostly in the cultural sphere we focus our actions on elevating the pay of artists, technicians and our collaborators, empowering the voices of diverse communities in our planning, programming and partnerships, creating affordable spaces and inclusive communities through our facility projects, and advocating for strong policy that supports a deeper understanding of the role and meaning of ‘culture’ in Canada.

Land Acknowledgement & Indigenous Engagement

The majority of our actions take place upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also acknowledge that the communities we engage with throughout Ontario are the traditional lands of other Indigenous communities, and home to the urban Indigenous population.

Cobalt Connects acknowledges the systemic racism, injustice and cultural genocide that has taken place in Canada under the colonial system of which we are a part. We actively seek to bring Indigenous voices into our programming and leadership as we continue to explore an active role in reconciliation.

Senior staff at Cobalt Connects have engaged in learning opportunities focused on Truth and Reconciliation, and we are members of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business enrolled in the PAR program.

COVID-19 Policy

To ensure the safe return of the arts & culture sector, Cobalt Connects’ COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to be fully vaccinated and to follow all COVID-19 policies by the Province of Ontario, and those of our clients and collaborators.

How to Apply:

Deadline for application:       November 19th, 2021, 4:00pm

Submit your resume, list of certifications and qualifications, and two references to:

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