This is an elected Board position to the Powerhouse Theatrical Society’s Board of Directors.

The VP of Facilities will:

  • Be responsible for the safe management, condition and functioning of the building’s structure and all the equipment and services used by the theatre;
  • Engage all contractors and oversees their work to ensure that all required and desired standards are met;
  • Be responsible for sound, lighting and scene shop equipment;
  • Oversee the safety officer and maintenance personnel.

Skill Set:

The VP of Facilities will have a basic knowledge of:

  • building structure and construction
  • electricity
  • plumbing
  • heating and cooling systems
  • carpentry skills
  • theatre equipment: lighting, sound, rigging
  • building Codes and safety regulations
  • computer skills

They should possess the following characteristics:

  • good people skills
  • resourceful problem solver
  • enjoy challenges
  • organized


  • Attend Board and General Meetings and present reports.
  • Ensure that all copies of the Powerhouse Theatre Operations Manual are up to date.
  • Carry out or engage the services of knowledgeable members or the designated professionals for all regularly scheduled tasks listed in the Operations Manual according to the Canada Safety Act.
  • Ensure that the pre-show check has been done and recorded prior to each run.
  • Ensure that all regularly scheduled safety checks are done and recorded in the Record Book at the front of the theatre.
  • Regularly check that all safety procedures are followed in the operation of the theatre and the presentation of productions.
  • Oversee the operation of the scene shop and its equipment, ensuring that all tools are kept in a safe operating condition and that safety notices are posted in appropriate places.
  • Oversee and liaise with the cleaning staff.
  • Arrange for the regular procurement of disposable items such as light bulbs and office supplies, etc.
  • Program heating/cooling schedules and facilitate garbage and recycle pick-up.
  • Maintain up-to-date inventories of all equipment and furniture for insurance purposes.
  • Coordinate with VP Productions regarding the acquisition and maintenance of sound and lighting equipment.

Liaise as Needed With:

  • Scene shop manager
  • Lighting manager
  • Sound manager
  • Safety office
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Cleaning staff
  • Rental manager
  • Costume manager
  • Tech producers
  • Treasurer

There is to be no disposal or sale of any asset of Powerhouse Theatrical Society, without the express permission of a department head or director. There are no exceptions to this policy. This includes but is not limited to props, sound equipment, lighting equipment, tools or costumes.