Job Opportunity: Project Manager | Tent Infrastructure Project

Rumble is seeking a Project Manager to join the team. This is a 14-month contract with the possibility of becoming a staff position. Although this position is advertised at approximately 25hr/week, the exact weekly schedule will fluctuate depending on activities.

Deadline for application: April 22, 2022


Organization description

Rumble creates, presents, and produces contemporary performance. Working in a decentralized collective model, Rumble is committed to prioritizing projects and initiatives that utilize art to expand collective imagination, collaboration, and build a deeper understanding of relationality and community.

For 30 years Rumble has operated as a chameleon in our local community, with a strong priority on sector development. Though our artistic vision has morphed along with our leadership since our inception, one of Rumble’s core aims has always been to respond to our ecology using our infrastructure to enhance, strengthen, and develop the independent theatre community in Metro Vancouver.


To produce, develop, and present contemporary theatre and performance, and to enable opportunity for innovation within arts and culture.

Core company values

Curiosity: Maintain an active and open approach to people, thought, expression, ideas, and worldviews.

Courage: Have courage to destabilize norms, encourage risk, engage in grey areas, respond to need, and to operate irrespective of precedent.

Reciprocity: Respect and trust in our collaborations, and relationships built on equitably fostering mutual benefit.

Territorial context

Rumble Theatre has operated on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations since its founding in 1991. Long before Rumble, and longer still before the confederation of Canada, the territory we operate on was home to a thriving Indigenous culture and ways of being. Though the maintenance of this way of life has been continuously challenged by colonization and occupation, it continues to this day.

As a long-time producer of Canadian Culture and core grant recipient from federal, provincial, and municipal funders, we recognize our positioning within the history and the ongoing realities of a larger nationalist project of occupation. We engage with this position critically, acknowledging and challenging its limitations. Rumble as an organization is committed to our staff and board growing their understanding and engagement with the knowledge of this territory, its peoples, and the ways of being that continue to care for and heal this territory.

Company culture

A note from your potential co-workers, Jiv Parasram (Artistic Director). Christie Watson (Managing Director) & Jarin Schexnider (Operations Manager):


Hey! We offer a pretty laid-back vibe when it comes to how we work and are always open to the question, “Why do we do things this way?”

Service is a good way to think of what we do, since we tend to spend a lot of time helping folx out who have varied levels of experience with theatre and are often navigating the seas of a larger system to do their work. We’re committed to building autonomy in the Independent Arts scene right now, and equipping Independent Artists with the skills they need to actively participate and navigate the public funding world.

Rumble is people oriented. The work itself is less about centering the “show” but more about hosting low barrier events however we can within our means where the “show” is part of the larger event. It’s a small paradigm shift, but with big implications.

Also – we are very supportive of our colleagues’ practices outside the workplace whatever they be. It’s important for us that staff can pursue anything that helps them live a well-rounded life. It’s a very small core staff, and we hold each other accountable – including in our pursuits outside the workplace.


Job description

Reporting to and working directly with the Managing Director and Artistic Director, the Project Manager will be responsible for the staffing, managing, and executing the transport, set up, and strike of community led and artistic events occurring in Rumble’s modular tent infrastructure. In addition to set up and strike, on a case-by-case basis the Project Manager will be required to work some community events as a representative/ambassador for Rumble.

Additional duties may include training and supervising teams for the successful execution of the program, and some mentorship activities in collaboration with the Rumble Core staff.

Commitment to pay equity

Though the Project Manager will report for the time being to the Artistic Director and Managing Director, the position is considered managerial and will draw on leadership skills. Compensation for the Project Manager position is scaled at pay equity with all core employees.

Professional development

Rumble supports and will contribute to professional development that is important to the job and your practice.

Dependent care

Rumble supports and contributes in a limited capacity to costs associated with dependent care for employees to support the execution of their duties.

Working remotely

Though the Rumble office is open and space will be provided to work in, remote working is also possible as required.



Staffing and Management

  • Maintaining roster of trained artists/technicians
  • Providing appropriate mentorship to contracted workers and work-study students in collaboration with Rumble Core Staff
  • Coordination of invoices and preparation for payment to the Operations Manager
  • Oversee booking and transport of materials
  • On the job training of crew
  • Event management and community relations

Technical duties

  • Oversee and work with a team to set up and strike Matrix marquis tents of varying sizes
  • Liase with community and artistic events organizer and advise on technical support
  • Lighting and sound set up for events as needed, including battery powered lighting and sound systems and battery powered generators.

Company Ambassador

  • Represent Rumble and the core company values in communication with community and artistic events
  • Act as first point of contact on-site for events
  • Ensure healthy company culture for staff/crew working events

Commitment to anti-racism, equity, access, and company culture

  • Working with the staff to ensure accountability in day-to-day operations
  • Contributes to and supports a healthy company culture

Additional duties may include training and supervising teams for the successful execution of the program, and some mentorship activities in collaboration with the Rumble Core staff.




  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Managerial experience
  • Basic Technical expertise
  • Able to lift 60lbs
  • Valid Driver’s License (Class 5)
  • A sense of humour
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and proficient at meeting deadlines
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Comfortable working in team environments
  • A basic understanding or willingness to learn key principles as applied to arts and culture including but not limited to:
    • Equity and inclusion
    • Decolonization and decoloniality
    • Indigenous Sovereignty
    • Anti-racism, racialization, and class discrimination
    • Citizenship and immigrant rights
    • Migrant rights
    • Accountability and justice


  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to respond to emergent needs in the moment
  • Comfort with multiple languages is considered an asset


Reports to: Artistic Director & Managing Director
Salary/benefits: $28,000 contract fee
Hours: Projected 25 hrs/week (variable) for 14 months (May 2 2022-June 30 2023)
Deadline for application: April 22, 2022


To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and references to