Job Posting

Director of Artistic Programs

Gateway is broadening our perspective on the role we play in our community. We are exploring new relationships, new ways of thinking about ourselves, and new ways of working. This is a gradual process of questioning, testing, and evolving; it is not a wholesale change, but it has informed the kind of artistic leader we seek. We are in search of a producer and programmer who is eager to work collaboratively to build on past success and continue to redefine the way the venue relates to the Richmond and Lower Mainland community.

Gateway Theatre strives to be an equitable and inclusive workplace. We value an open and diverse community that fosters the inclusion of many different voices. We encourage applications from members of communities that have been marginalized based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, or status as an Indigenous person.

Although posted as a full-time role for one person, we are open to considering alternative models for filling this position and encourage candidates to pitch any nonstandard visions they might have.

Anticipated start is early spring 2020. Hours of work are office hours with occasional evenings and weekends.

Position Summary

The Director of Artistic Programs is the senior artistic staff person at Gateway Theatre. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Artistic Programs is responsible for creating effective opportunities for community engagement at all levels of the performing arts, including the planning and execution of artistic, educational and community-focused programs at Gateway Theatre.

Scope of Responsibility

The role includes:

  • Selecting season shows and peripheral events
  • Overseeing the execution of productions
  • Overseeing Gateway’s education department
  • Initiating and overseeing community engagement projects and programs
  • Fundraising, financial, board, human resources and administrative functions

Key Attributes

  • A commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and broadening access to the arts
  • A passion for theatre and the performing arts at all levels, from community to professional
  • A track record as a leader in a traditional or non-traditional context
  • An enthusiasm for the adaptive planning process being undertaken at Gateway as an ongoing way of working

To Apply

For more details about the opportunity and the desired skills and attributes, plus information on how to apply, visit  to download a detailed applicant package.

Deadline 5pm, 13th December 2019. 

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$65,000 to $80,000 plus extended benefits including pension plan
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 13, 2019
Type of Work: 
Full Time
British Columbia
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Gateway Theatre

Robin White
6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond, BC V7E 2P2

Gateway Theatre enriches the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Incorporated in 1982, Gateway has grown into one of the largest professional theatre companies in the Lower Mainland. We serve the community through professional live theatre productions, theatre education for youth, and community venue rentals.