Date Posted: Sep 05, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2019
Start Date: Sep 23, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: $49,000 - $52,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Red Sky Performance

Internationally renowned, Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. Our multi-award winning company was founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde.
Our mandate is to create inspiring experiences of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture. 

We have proud and solid roots in Toronto’s vibrant community where we develop new creations that illuminate themes, aesthetics, and values of importance to Indigenous peoples.
Now in our 19th year of performance (dance, theatre, music and media), our work highlights the originality and power of contemporary Indigenous performance, enabling new creations to expand the breadth and scope of Indigenous-made work in Toronto, Ontario and Canada.
The vision of Red Sky Performance from its creator Sandra Laronde (Teme-Augama Anishinaabe – People of the Deep Water) is dedicated to creating and elevating the ecology of contemporary performance informed by Indigenous worldview and culture. As an Indigenous-led company, we have enjoyed 19 robust years of dance, theatre, music, and media.
Since 2000, we have created 15 original new works, 10 REDTalks & Red Sky at Night events, 4 Indigenous Music Creators Projects, 10 self-presenting activities and 255 community outreach activities in 19-years. Touring since 2003, we have delivered 2533, performances across Canada including 198 international performances in 17 countries on four continents.

We are the recipient of 12 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and nominations (4 in 2019, 3 in 2018, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2004); 2018 Lt Governor of Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation, 2018 Indigenous Music Award nomination; 2017 Shenzhen China Youth Arts Awards (3 awards); 2014 Premier’s Award for Excellence nomination; 2014 Vital Ideas: Toronto Community Foundation; 2011 Smithsonian Institute’s Expressive Arts Award; 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (2 awards); among other recognitions.

Job Description

Red Sky Performance is seeking a full-time PRODUCTION COORDINATOR for a 12-month term, with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Executive and Artistic Director, the Production Coordinator is a newly created position responsible for the direct support for Red Sky’s productions and overall administration. This position will enable the Production Coordinator to develop new skills and extend his or her knowledge of production coordination in arts and culture within one of Canada’s leading Indigenous organizations.

The Production Coordinator requires a deep commitment to and engagement with Red Sky’s artistic goals and company ethos, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and an excellent work ethic. Under the expert mentorship of the Executive and Artistic Director and supervision of the General Manager, the Production Coordinator will assist Red Sky in moving forward to achieve its vision: To create inspiring experiences of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture.

The Production Coordinator is a dynamic, action-oriented position acting as a primary liaison for artists, presenters, schools and communities regarding the company’s touring activity; undertaking all aspects of tour coordination including scheduling, budgeting, logistics, travel, accommodation, and artist liaison; assisting with community projects such as REDTalks, corporate events, and other projects. The Production Coordinator will create multi-platform social media content involving audio and video live recording and editing, music and photography databases, and Red Sky’s video library.

As an integral part of the Red Sky team, the Production Coordinator will work with us to develop processes and outcomes that have integrity, depth of meaning and experience, and a tangible cultural sensibility that is uniquely Red Sky.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
•    Coordinate planning and logistics for Red Sky productions, projects, corporate events, cultivation events and workshops
•    Liaise with the Executive & Artistic Director and the General Manager on all production personnel regarding schedules, budgets, travel, accommodation and all production requirements including sets, props and costume, music and video
•    Liaise with venues, presenters, agents and partner organizations involved in touring of Red Sky productions and events
•    Monitor budgets and track revenues and expenses in relation to all production activities
•    Manage and coordinate schedules for productions, projects, events and workshops, including regular updating of the organization’s Calendar
•     Coordinate meetings for internal and external stakeholders regarding the planning and implementation of productions, projects and events
•    Coordinate and book travel and accommodation for national and international travel and touring activities
•    Contribute to the collection of data and evaluation materials for productions, projects and events, as required
•    Prepare applications for travel visas, labour market opinions, work permits
•     Participate in front-line administration for Red Sky including handling incoming calls and visitors and contribute to collection of mail, shipping and couriers, and general office administration
•    Maintain a well-organized electronic and hard copy filing system and assist in maintaining the organization’s contacts database
•    Coordinate the Executive & Artistic Director’s travel, itineraries, conference registrations and external meetings
•    Contribute to the preparation, writing and budgeting required for funding submissions and presentations to sponsors and donors, and written reports and budgets for travel grants
•     Gather information from multiple sources and analyze, evaluate and interpret data for use in planning, evaluation and reporting
•    Proactively engage with stakeholders and potential partners with an interest in working with Red Sky and effectively communicate these opportunities to the Executive & Artistic Director.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•    Excellent communication skills, analytical and motivational skills
•    Highly professional interpersonal skills in person, by phone and online
•    Strong organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail
•    Knowledge of the Indigenous arts community and cultures an asset
•    Ability to interact with multiple and diverse individuals and groups
•    Ability to work independently, and within a team, in a fast-paced environment that requires multi-tasking and ability to think creatively on-the-spot
•    Must show initiative and drive in completing projects and achieving results
•    Demonstrated research abilities and expertise in maintaining paper and database files
•    Solid computer skills, specifically with Word, Excel
•    Commitment to work scheduled business hours as well as after hours, as required
•    Related University or College Degree or near completion of degree.

How to Apply:

E-mail applications to: Kathy Morrison, General Manager

Application Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

Position Start Date: Monday, September 23, 2019

Position End Date: September 18, 2020 (with possibility of extension pending funding)

Salary: $49,000 - $52,000

Location: Toronto, Ontario

To learn more about Red Sky Performance, visit our website:


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