THEATRE DIRECT CANADA | ARTISTIC PRODUCER
Now entering its 42nd year, award-winning Theatre Direct Canada, one of Canada’s leading theatres dedicated to young audiences, is seeking a dynamic leader to chart the course for future success and innovation in the creation and production of theatre for, by, and with young people.
As the Artistic Producer, you will lead Theatre Direct by conceiving, developing, articulating and implementing an inspiring artistic programme for the organization that reflects its commitment to excellence for both audiences and artists and is consistent with its mission and values.
You will help redefine and raise Theatre Direct’s profile locally, nationally, and internationally and will implement strategies to secure the company’s long-term financial stability, increase organizational resilience, and ensure its lasting artistic legacy.
You are an experienced artist and arts professional with a strong theatre producing background and a track record of excellence and innovation in the area of arts for children and youth.
You have a clear understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences, arts education and engaging young people through schools and their communities.
You are a natural mentor and have a commitment to creating, building, and sustaining a theatre that is inclusive and reflective of Theatre Direct’s diverse audiences and participants.
You have a sound understanding of the artistic, financial, and operational requirements of a not-for-profit arts organization.
You are a passionate advocate for the role of arts in young people’s lives and committed to advocating for your artistic vision with stakeholders and funders.
You are an engaging leader with a collaborative style with a capacity to inspire the organization to realize its goals and drive both the artistic and business direction of the company.
This is a full-time permanent position reporting directly to the Board of Directors. Out of town travel, weekend and evening work will be required at various points in the year.
REPORTING TO: The Board of Directors
DIRECT REPORTS: 2- 4 part-time and full-time staff including: administrative, education & outreach Staff, development marketing & communications, financial services staff, as well as production manager/coordinators, project producers/coordinators.
Three to five years’ demonstrated theatre producing, directing and development of new work.
Experience in the field of theatre and arts education for young people.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusivity and accessibility.
Excellent planning and project management skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Bilingualism is an asset.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 17, 2018 5:00pm | Interviews will be held in mid-September.
START DATE: January 2, 2019 with flexible paid transition between October and December.
HOW TO APPLY:
Email your resume and letter of interest (2 pages maximum) outlining your relevant experience and speaking specifically to the position profile and job description.
Please address your letter in confidence to:
The Search and Hiring Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions by email only.
No phone inquiries please.
Theatre Direct welcomes applications from qualified individuals of all cultural backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation, and abilities. Access support will be provided for any person requiring it.
Permanent position | Language of work: English | Work address: 51 Wolseley Street, Toronto, ON
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