Start date: July 2021
Location: Canada (remote-based)
Remuneration: $47 000 (one-year contract, approximately 20 hours/week)
Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, and Western Canada Theatre are seeking a Project Manager for a one-year contract to oversee the day-to-day operations relating to the development of a platform for digital study guides. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund, the three companies have secured funding for the exploration and deployment of digital tools that students and educators may engage with as accompaniment pieces for theatrical productions.
Study guides for students are some of the richest content to usher audiences through a production, but they often are used solely by educators to inspire discussion in a somewhat hierarchical fashion. Some companies may upload the .PDF of the guide on their website, thus enabling keen students to perhaps access the material that was handed to their school, but for the vast majority of productions, these guides live and die in the hands of teachers. The project aims not only to make such extracurricular content more accessible to all, but also to reverse the traditional verticality of artistic pedagogy by enabling students to interact with the content themselves before, during, or after discussions with their peers and educators.
Tableau D’Hôte Theatre has been producing Montréal premieres of English and bilingual Canadian plays since 2005. Our theatre is often confrontational, seeking to challenge dominant historical narratives and unearth the buried stories of the nations upon nations upon nations that make up the colonial settler state known as Canada. We strive to create in an interdisciplinary, collaborative and democratic environment informed by principles of curiosity, kindness and solidarity.
Based out of Toronto, Obsidian is Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company. Our threefold mission is to produce plays, to develop playwrights and to train emerging theatre professionals. Obsidian is passionately dedicated to the exploration, development, and production of the Black voice. Obsidian produces plays from a world-wide canon focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the works of highly acclaimed Black playwrights. Obsidian provides artistic support, promoting the development of work by Black theatre makers and offering training opportunities through mentoring and apprenticeship programs for emerging Black artists.
Founded in 1975, Western Canada Theatre is based in Kamloops, B.C. As the largest professional arts organization in the B.C. Interior, WCT’s productions and programs serve audiences throughout British Columbia. WCT engages professional artists from across Canada towards the creation of world-class contemporary live theatre. Our programming represents a broad repertoire for a diverse audience, including new Canadian and Indigenous plays, modern and classic plays from the national and international canon, large-scale musicals, and plays for young audiences. Through our Hub for Creative Learning, we offer education and engagement activities for education and enrichment of theatregoers of all ages. We assist in the development of the Kamloops and national arts community through the engagement and mentorship of emerging artists, administrators, and production staff. On our stages and in our classrooms, we prioritize Canadian BIPOC stories while advancing and developing emerging and established artists from our region, from British Columbia, and from across Canada and all Nations.
You are an accomplished artist, administrator or educator with a proven track record of project management. You shine while working with a number of partners, service providers and stakeholders, and know how to respect the parameters and budgets of a project. You feel comfortable in a digital environment and working with backend and frontend developers in the elaboration of new digital tools. You are passionate about theatre, storytelling and pedagogy and wish to play a pivotal role in a project that has the potential to greatly increase citizen engagement and public access to theatrical works, particularly youth.
Under the partnership and supervision of senior leadership of the partnering organizations, the selected candidate will
The selected candidate must have:
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The selected candidate will receive a fee of $47,000 for the year. The contract position is estimated at 20 hours per week for a total of approximately 1000 hours.
Note: the contract will be governed by the laws of the province of Québec.
Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume. Send to the Search Committee, care of email@example.com by June 11th, 2021.
The partnering organizations encourage applications from all qualified individuals and welcome applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.