Job Posting: Facility Manager

Salary: $20,000-$25,000
Position: Part Time/2-3 days per week
Reports To: Managing Director
Start Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

The Facility Manager reports to the Managing Director. The Facility Manager is responsible for making sure that the theatre facility and the services it provides meets the needs of the staff working in the venue and the patrons who visit. The ideal candidate has the knowledge to perform hands-on repairs and maintenance.

About Buddies:

Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a professional Canadian theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of queer theatre. Over the past 40 years, it has evolved from a small production company into the largest and longest-running queer theatre company in the world. The theatre sits in the heart of Toronto’s Church-Wellesley Village, and its primary constituencies are the city’s queer and arts communities. In addition to being a theatre, Buddies is a popular events venue with regular community and late-night events occurring year-round.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from queer, transgender, Indigenous, BIPOC, d/Deaf and disabled applicants. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments – if you require accommodations at any point in the application or recruitment process please submit them in confidence to hiring@buddiesinbadtimes.com


  • Monitors the maintenance and keeps up to standard the general state of repair of the theatre to ensure they meet health and safety standards and also legal requirements
  • Schedules the cleaning and maintenance of the facility and its equipment as required, securing quotes and selecting service providers as needed
  • Controls waste disposal ensuring compliance with city by-laws
  • Manages the maintenance budget, tracks and organizes records of payments
  • Meets with contractors and suppliers as necessary to arrange work and to supervise its completion as well as performing minor hands-on repairs and maintenance
  • Manages any refurbishments and renovations to ensure they run smoothly and according to plan
  • Contracts and supervises work by outside contractors in regards to plumbing, electrical, and fire safety systems
  • Acts as Project Manager for major renovations/repairs as required
  • Manages the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control system and conducts minor troubleshooting
  • Manages office systems such as phone, alarm, security cameras, including IT and office equipment
  • Plans for the facility’s upcoming needs and requirements
  • Oversees pest control
  • Creates a secure process to manage the dissemination of facility keys and codes
  • Participates in all fire and health and safety inspections
  • Liaise with the City of Toronto Department of Culture concerning capital improvements

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to manage a varied workload
  • Technical knowledge of building services
  • Excellent problem solver with the ability to make quick decisions
  • Good writing and communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Proactive thinking
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Please send resume with cover letter and references to the attention of Shawn Daudlin, Managing Director by Friday, January 3, 2019. Chosen candidates will be contacted for an interview. Apply online by email to shawn@buddiesinbadtimes.com.