Entertaining the Shuswap since 1977!

Our Vision

Community enrichment • Diverse and inspiring live entertainment • opportunities for creative dramatic experience

Policy Manual

The Shuswap Theatre Board maintains a Policy Manual to ensure the smooth and effective running of the theatre. This is always a work in progress. We also have a number of historic policies and job descriptions from our old Theatre Handbook. It is our intention to post all of these policies on this page so that the information is available to anyone working on a production. Some are still in draft form and have not yet been adopted. We include them anyway in the belief that it is better to have draft information than none at all. If the policy has been formally adopted then it will have the “Date Adopted” filled in. Some policies have the word “Historic” instead of a date, to indicate that the date of adoption is unknown. If the date is left blank then it is still in draft form.

Cover and Table of Contents

Policy Manual Cover Page
Table of Contents & Policy Numbering


1.1 Vision Statement

Governance Process 2.1.1 Email Voting
2.2 Responsibilities of Directors (i.e. Board Members)
2.3 Minutes
2.4 Agenda Planning Calendar
2.5 Nominations & Elections of Board
2.7 Committees
2.8 Conflict Management

3.1 Treasurer & Bookkeeper
3.2 Signing Authority
3.5. Sponsorship Program
3.7 Payment for Volunteer Work
3.8 Capital Reserve Fund

 General Operations

4.1.1 Building Manager Job Description
4.2.1 House Technical Director
4.9.5 Privacy and Security
4.11 Incorporation of New Members
4.12.1 Honorary Life Memberships
4.16.3 Building Rentals Manager Job Description
4.16.4 Costumes & Props Manager Job Description

Season Planning 5.1 Artistic Committee
Production Job Descriptions

6.1 Producer
      Resources for Producers (and others)
6.1.2 Administrative Producer
6.1.3 Technical Producer
6.1.4 Festival Producer
6.1.5 Post-production Producer’s Checklist
6.2 Director
6.2.1 Assistant Director
6.3 Stage Manager
6.6 Actor
6.6.1 Actor’s Etiquette
6.7 Set Designer
6.9 Set Decor
6.9.5 Properties
6.10 Costumes
6.11 Lighting Designer
6.12 Lighting Operator
6.12.1 Lighting Operation Procedures
6.15 Makeup and Hair
6.16 Foyer Display
6.17 Photographer
6.20 Front of House (Performances)
6.20.1 Front of House Coordinator
6.21 Bar Operator

Production Procedures

7.1 Expenses and Reimbursement

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