Position Title: New Work Development Coordinator
Position Type: Part Time Permanent (20 Hrs per week)
Start Date: Immediate
Salary Range: $29,000
ABOUT CANADIAN STAGE
Canadian Stage is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary performing arts organizations. An anchor organization in Toronto’s vibrant cultural scene, Canadian Stage is a home for new and dynamic art forms, as well as an incubator and exporter of leading-edge contemporary and multidisciplinary performance.
Sharing innovative work from Canada and across the world, the company stages an annual season across three Toronto venues, including its beautiful heritage building on Berkeley and Front Street located in the vibrant St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.
In its long and storied history, Canadian Stage has employed thousands of artists and produced hundreds of new productions to over 5,000,000 audience members, including the premieres of over 350+ new Canadian theatre and dance works. Many of the plays developed by Canadian Stage have been awarded and nominated for Canada's most prestigious literary and performing arts honours, including Governor General's, Chalmers, and Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
ABOUT THE POSITION & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Canadian Stage has recently relaunched its new work development department. Currently, we are working with nationally recognized artists to develop and present new work. Canadian Stage's central mission includes the development of new work - the New Work Development Coordinator will play a crucial role in programming and administration of one of the pillars that is most important to our company.
Please note: $29,000 annual salary, payable on a pro rata basis, paid in weekly installments of $557.69 gross weekly for 20 hours per week
- Exceptional organizational skills and detail oriented
- Experience in dramaturgy of some kind such as new work dramaturgy, directing, programming or script coordination
- Experience with administration work in theatrical institutions
- Excellent written communication skills
- Ability to plan and meet deadlines
- Highly organized
The new work development coordinator provides support for the New Work Development Department, they support the Associate Artistic Director (Head of New Work Development) in the coordination and organization of the department.
- Assist the Associate Artistic Director in the administration of the New Work Development department, which includes the Festival of Ideas and Creation, workshops and presentations of new work, and master classes.
- Establish and maintain relationships with artists and agents affiliated with Canadian Stage and introduce new artists to Canadian Stage
- Coordinate readings, workshops, and events related to New Work Development
- Manage and administer all scripts solicited by the programming team
- Review all solicited scripts and make recommendations to the Associate Artistic Director and Artistic Director
- Manage all new work submissions and correspondence for New Work Development
- Provide information on the New Work Development department to general inquiries
- Represent Canadian Stage at events happening outside of the company and attend theatrical and dance performances that occur outside of the company
- Provide recommendations to the Associate Artistic Director and Artistic Director based on research and reading of new work occurring in Canada and around the world
- Work with the Associate Artistic Director to assist with all writing associated with New Work Development, including website content, articles, and programs.
- Participate in all programming meetings and advice on programming decisions
- Participate in artist meetings as needed
- Other duties as assigned
An ideal candidate has at least one year of experience in an arts organization or similar environment in an administrative capacity, as well as a background in theatre. The ideal candidate possesses exceptional communication and administration skills as well as resourcefulness, energy, and a positive attitude. They will be able to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously and using their dramaturgical sensibility, they will be able to advise on programming decisions.
STATEMENT OF INTENTION
Canadian Stage is committed to building an anti-racist, equitable and inclusive cultural institution. We work to reflect the stories, ideas, concerns, and priorities of the communities we have been entrusted to serve authentically and meaningfully.
To address the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous administrators at our organization, and to affirm the importance of diverse lived experiences and perspectives, we encourage and welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Applications should include:
- A Letter of Intent stating the candidate’s interest in the position and relevant experience. The letter should be no longer than two pages.
- A Resume
Please merge your cover letter and resume into one PDF. Please send your application to: email@example.com and use the email subject header, “New Work Development Coordinator”
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their application no later than November 25, 2022, though applications will continue to be received and reviewed until a successful candidate is confirmed.
Canadian Stage is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to applicants with accessibility or other needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we sincerely thank all candidates for their interest and efforts, only those short-listed for interviews will be contacted.