Nelson's Capitol Theatre announces changes with their executive director position.

Nelson’s Capitol Theatre announces change at the top

Nelson's Capitol Theatre announced that Stephanie Fischer will be their new interim executive director.

The executive director position at the Capitol Theatre is changing hands after the board of directors announced on Tuesday that Stephanie Fischer will temporarily take the job.

“Former executive director Neil Harrower’s employment contract ended May 17,” board chair Martin Oets said in a press release. “[Harrower] did terrific work for the theatre over the past seven years and we wish him the best in his new endeavours.”

Oets added in an interview on Tuesday that the decision to not renew Harrower’s contract was mutual.

“It was just prudent,” said Oets. “In terms of recruiting an executive director you are looking for a particular basket of skills which includes a lot of creativity and administrative skills. We just wanted to make that the job design is correct and can we change things around supposing someone isn’t particularly good at financial management, how do we work around that?”

The board acknowledged that they had been lucky with both past executive directors that both had strong skill sets.

Before the Capitol hires a new executive director they are planning on conducting a review of the theatre.

“Harrower did a good job of balancing the budget every year so finances aren’t driving our decision,” said Oets.

He added that now is a good opportunity to review operations and that Fischer’s skills and experience will keep things running smoothly until they permanently hire a new director.

“We get busy in September, so ideally we would like to have the review done quickly, and start the recruiting process because it can often take up to three months to hire somebody,” said Oets.

The Capitol Theatre will also be celebrating its 85th birthday this fall.

 

Just Posted

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Leafs Roundup: Nelson goes 3-for-3

Leafs beat Creston Valley, Osoyoos and Spokane

Voters pack Nelson mayoral forum

Candidates answered questions from journalist Glenn Hicks

EDITORIAL: Nelson mayor’s race uninspiring

An incumbent mayor, a former mayor and a clown walk into a forum

VIDEO: Monday Roundup!

Elections stuff, youth homelessness, WEED!

Mega Millions prize of $654M is nation’s 4th-largest

No one has won the U.S. jackpot in almost three months

Pot shop raids “highly unlikely” on Wednesday: head of police chiefs

Dozens of illegal pot stores have operated for years in Vancouver, Victoria and other municipalities in B.C.

Trump: Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any role in Khashoggi mystery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to the Middle East to learn more about the fate of the Saudi national

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Sockeye run in Shuswap expected to be close to 2014 numbers

Salute to the Sockeye on Adams River continues until Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

Most Read