ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, INDIGENOUS THEATRE

 
 

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Job Number: J0722-0607
Job Title: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, INDIGENOUS THEATRE
Employment Type: Full-Time, Term
Job Category: Arts Management
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: July 14, 2022
Closing Date: August 14, 2022
Salary: $55,600.00 - $72,000.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset
Working Hours: Full-Time, Term (until December 16, 2022)
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)
Job Reports To: Producer, Indigenous Theatre

Key Activities

As a member of the Indigenous Theatre team, reporting directly to the Producer, the Associate Producer will work to develop and support appropriate, culturally informed production elements and processes around the creation and production of The Breathing Hole, produced in collaboration with English Theatre. This role will involve active participation in internal and external activities and committees, decision-making, and financial control of certain elements of this project. The Associate Producer will ensure cultural considerations are integral elements of all administrative and production activities in conjunction with the production. Communication with Indigenous Theatre and English Theatre department members, other NAC departments, and the community, including a variety of external partners in the course of their work will be integral to the position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Works with the Artistic Directors, the Managing Directors and the Producers of Indigenous Theatre and English Theatre to ensure Inuit culture is centred and considered in all activities connected to The Breathing Hole;
• Works with producing teams of Indigenous Theatre and English Theatre departments to support creation and production elements for The Breathing Hole, including assisting on project budget management;
• Supports outreach, education, production and creation of work happening in, and with, community in Gjoa Haven;
• In collaboration with the IT and ET teams, project management may include company management, travel, development workshop details, contract creation, marketing and communications support, and outreach;
• Assists the Cultural Resident with the execution of corollary outreach activities;
• Along with the Producers, assesses, communicates and monitors safety protocols;
• Works with colleagues at the NAC to implement and promote company-wide practices to ensure physically, emotionally and culturally safe spaces as part of a healthy and welcoming environment for all who work here, particularly visiting artists;
• Assists the Producers in liaising with other NAC departments including Production, Administration; and Marketing, as well as visiting artists;
• Supports and offers care for Inuit Elders and knowledge keepers for all events and assists other departments with same.

Skill Requirements

• Strong knowledge of, and connection to, Inuit culture is imperative;
• Knowledge of Nattilingmiutut would be an asset;
• Strong administrative and communication skills with strong attention to details;
• Strong knowledge of producing professional live performing arts (theatre, music, dance) and/or cultural gatherings;
• Proficient in budgetary preparation and management;
• Facility in both official languages is an asset;
• Facility in an Indigenous language is an asset.

Who Can Apply

Preference will be given to persons of Indigenous ancestry (s. 16(1) CHRA). Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens abroad.

All communication will be conducted through email and interviews via videoconferencing. Please submit your cover letter and résumé and ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your resume including your current email address.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Important Notice

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a certified copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.

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