Director, Production, Operations and Logistics | Pride of Montreal

Montreal Pride is looking for a major events specialist who wants to play a key role in an organization whose mission is to amplify the voices and vision of increasing the impact of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

Recruits, trains, directs and motivates a team of professionals whose current role is to ensure the production, operations and logistics of the Montreal Pride Festival, Parade and Community Days. He will collaborate with the general management, management committee and external suppliers to optimize the planning and operation of the festival, which over the years has become one of the largest and most ambitious pride events in the world.

The official reporting to the general management:


  • Manages all event production of Montreal Pride.
  • Defines requirements, approaches and negotiates with all production suppliers for the core Festival area with the support of association management, operations and marketing and freelancers responsible for production management and technical management.
  • Manages equipment and materials required for various activities including set-up and tear-down at the main festival site.
  • Approach, negotiate and delegate the production and post-production of event records.
  • Supports the production of other artistic or community events throughout the year.


  • Plans and manages all operational follow-up meetings of the Festival together with general management.
  • Acts as main contact person for security teams at all Festival sites.
  • Updates the organization’s emergency action plan; ensures that all teams are trained in emergency measures.
  • Acts as primary contact person for Olympic Park teams.
  • Oversees marketing activities at the main Festival site in collaboration with related management, operations and marketing.
  • Collaborates with marketing and strategic alliances and programming departments in setting event attendance targets.
  • Leads post-mortems of the festival and, in consultation with relevant departments, makes recommendations to general management to improve procedures.


  • Leads all major Festival site logistics in collaboration with the Logistics Officer and with the support of site supervisors.
  • In collaboration with the entire management committee and in support of the Parade controller, plans, assigns and deploys logistical resources necessary for the delivery of the Parade.
  • Plans, assigns and deploys logistical resources needed to deliver Community Days, collaborates with the person responsible for logistics, and provides support to the supervising Village.
  • The consultant oversees the development of the Olympic Park Esplanade to be safe, fluid, accessible, inclusive and eco-responsible, with the support of development and flags.
  • Oversees the delivery of all signage and flag elements with support from consultant, layout and flags and in collaboration with management, marketing and strategic alliances,
  • Provides logistical support for the organization of off-site paid shows and events.

Management and planning

  • Recruits, hires, trains, manages and directs a team (employees, freelancers, volunteers).
  • Determines and monitors the department budget in collaboration with related management, operations and marketing.
  • Defines and updates the department’s human resources plan in collaboration with management, talent and culture.
  • Ensures maintenance of a harmonious working environment in the department; facilitates decision-making; decide that consensus cannot be reached.
  • ensures optimization of its management processes; develops and updates related policies, procedures and work methods.
  • Montréal Pride contributes to achieving the goals of the Eco-responsibility Action Plan.
  • Department of marketing, funding requests, reports, etc. provides all the necessary information to the relevant departments.
  • Determines the annual operational goals of the department, approves them by the general management and ensures their achievement.
  • Collaborates with the steering committee to define Pride Montreal’s annual organizational goals.


  • College or university degree in relevant field.
  • A minimum of five years experience in a similar role in festivals, culture or creativity.
  • Recognized experience in event production.
  • Solid experience in managing human, financial and material resources.
  • Great knowledge and established network in the Montreal event industry.
  • 2Good knowledge, great openness and sensitivity towards issues specific to SLGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Professional experience within NPO (active).
  • Knowledge of the Office suite and ease of working with computer tools.
  • Knowledge of combination of Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, Zone Festival, databases and others to effectively manage departments.

Professional Skills and Abilities

  • Openness, creativity, innovation and adaptability.
  • Accountability, honesty, seriousness, transparency, authenticity.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to manage, support and develop the skills of the team; strong ability to work in a team.
  • Speaking skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to maintain, develop and maintain relationships with external partners.
  • Fluency in French and English (oral and written); knowledge of other languages ​​is appreciated.


  • Permanent full time job.
  • Competitive salary depending on experience.
  • Six weeks paid vacation including vacation leave.
  • Eligibility for group insurance program and group RRSP.
  • Flexible telecommuting policy.
  • Spacious and bright offices in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
  • Starting position: as soon as possible.

Please submit your application by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae no later than December 11, 2022 through form.

Montréal Pride values ​​diversity in all its forms. Qualified individuals who identify with racially and sexually diverse community(ies), Indigenous, Black and culturally diverse individuals, and individuals of immigrant background are encouraged to apply.

Only selected candidates will be contacted. Montreal Pride would like to thank all applicants for their interest.

Initiated by Montreal’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities since 2007, the Montreal Pride festival promotes their rights and celebrates their cultural richness and social progress. This largest gathering of sexually and sexually diverse people in the Francophonie works locally on a daily basis, serving as a beacon of hope for people living in environments hostile to our communities.

Montreal Pride presents its activities in Tiohtia:ke, an unclaimed territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. We know him as the patron of the lands and waters we encounter. Tiohtia:ke is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations and today is home to a variety of indigenous peoples as well as other peoples. In terms of connections to the past, present and future, we recognize the ongoing connections between Aboriginal peoples and other people in the Montreal community.

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