Producer

Date Posted: Sep 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Oct 02, 2020
Start Date: Sep 16, 2020

Salary From: 15k To 30K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Volcano Theatre
Volcano is an international award-winning experimental theatre company based in Toronto. We explore compelling social and artistic territories in innovative ways. 

Job Description

Volcano is adding a Producer to our team, who will work part-time (0.3 full-time equivalnet building to 0.6 full-time equivament) exclusively on our upcoming production Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. This production has a large creative team, cast, and chamber orchestra of majority Black artists from Canada, the US and the UK. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of racial equity practices, and the specific barriers and challenges experienced by Black theatre artists in Canada. The Producer will work with Volcano’s leadership to create a positive, responsive, and supportive work environment on this large-scale production.
 
The Producer will be an integral member of Volcano’s small core staff and will help to steward the work through its final rehearsal period, world premiere, and US tour (California, DC), all currently slated to happen in 2022. Throughout this process, the Producer will work alongside Volcano’s Artistic Director, GM/Producer, Associate Producer, and the show’s Production Manager; and will have access to external producing mentors who are Black, Indigenous and/or people of colour.
 
The Producer will contribute to the following spheres of work on the production:
  • community building and outreach planning;
  • contracting performers;
  • company management including out-of-town artist logistics, including immigration Canada foreign worker permits, housing, and travel;
  • US tour planning and logistics;
  • creating marketing materials for local and international presenters;
  • creating rich social media content related to the production;
  • planning and implementing fundraising strategies to help reach revenue targets;
  • grant proposal writing and preparation;
  • budget tracking, and
  • working with the Treemonisha Impact Team, made up of Black community advisors.


Requirements:

The Producer may tour with the production for 3 weeks in fall 2022 to locations in the USA, so a valid passport and the ability to travel within that timeframe is required.
 
Ideally, the Producer’s skill set will include:
  • excellent spoken and written communication skills;
  • budgeting;
  • competency in a range of common office and social media applications;
  • deep insights about anti-Black racism and solution-oriented ways to combat it in a professional performing arts work environment; and
  • experience working and travelling with racialized artists.


Additional Info:

The salary for this position is based on a full-time rate of $50,000 p.a.

The Producer position is curently being offered as a part-time position, beginning at 0.3 full-time equivalent (1.5 days per week, $15,000 p.a.) in 20/21 and building to 0.6 full-time equivalent (3 days a week, $30,000 p.a.) at a date to be negotiated post-July 1, 2021 between the successful candidate and Volcano's General Manager.

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to learn about Scott Joplin's Treemonisha here on our website and from Volcano’s social media channels. In a maximum 2-page cover letter attached to your CV, please outline any connection you feel to this specific project and/or Volcano’s mission in touring the production nationally and internationally. Please email your application to meredith@volcano.ca by Friday October 2 with your name as the filename of any attachements. ie MeredithPotterCV.pdf, MeredithPotterCoverLetter.pdf
 
All applications will be acknowledged when received.
 
Volcano’s hiring committee will make a shortlist of candidates from all applications received. Candidates on the short list will receive a written assignment which will take up to 2 hours to complete. Candidates will be paid an honorarium for taking part in this phase of the process. The hiring committee will then select candidates to be interviewed from this pool.
 
Candidates who require accessibility accommodation/s at any stage in the recruitment or hiring process are asked to contact meredith@volcano.ca.
 

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