Dream in High Park Operations Manager

POSITION TITLE: Dream in High Park Operations Manager

Position Type: Fixed-Term / Seasonal

Contract Length: March 29, 2021 to October 15, 2021

Salary Range: Level 3 $60,000 to $70,000, pro-rated for term length



Dream in High Park (previously known as Shakespeare in High Park) launched in 1984 and is one of Canada’s largest and longest running outdoor theatre and performance events, taking place at the picturesque High Park Amphitheatre and annually welcoming 30,000-40,000 audience members to the park each year.

In past years, the program ran from July to early September. Beginning in 2021, Canadian Stage is embarking on a significant transformation of Dream in High Park, one that will revitalize and diversify the offerings for artists and audiences and will expand programming length to a longer program.


The Position

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the High Park Operations Manager will oversee the planning and execution of all site logistics related to the organizations at Canadian Stage’s High Park Amphitheatre programming (Toronto)including but not limited to patron services, operations’ staffing and close collaboration with production, technical and ticketing leadership. This role effectively and efficiently manages the development and directions of the on-site logistics and teams, including both staff and volunteers to drive both a superior level of satisfaction among our patrons and other stakeholders and a growth in revenue.

Canadian Stage seeks an experienced festival and/or event operations manager with a demonstrable track record for leading cross-functional teams and event operations during all stages of an event/festival life cycle. We are particularly interested in individuals who have experience in site/operation management for festivals and/or large outdoor events.

The position is a contract position until mid-October 2021.

The position description below reflects the fact that some of the planning for the 2021 Dream in High Park is or will be in place by the position start-date. If the successful candidate’s position is extended beyond October 2021, the Position Description and Duties below may change to reflect a full-year position.


Key Responsibilities

Operations Accountability

Guest Experience

Personnel Management

Safety and Risk Management and Compliance

Financial and KPI Management




Specialized Working Conditions


Statement of Intention

Canadian stage is committed to building an anti-racist organization and an equitable and inclusive cultural institution. We are working to reflect the stories, ideas, concerns and priorities of the communities we have been entrusted to serve authentically and meaningfully.

To address the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous employees at Canadian Stage, and to affirm the importance of diverse lived experiences and insights for this position and Canadian Stage as a whole, we encourage and welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black and People of Colour in the application process.


Application Details

Applications should include:


If possible, please merge your cover letter and resume into one PDF. Please send your application to: [email protected] and use the email subject header “Dream in High Park Operations Manager”.

The review of applications will begin on February 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.