Artistic Director – Fall for Dance North

  • Full Time
  • Toronto, ON
  • Remote: hybrid or flexible
  • $75,000 – $90,000

Fall for Dance North

Description

Reporting to and collaborating with the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director will have accountabilities for all Fall For Dance North’s artistic programs and be the primary face of the fundraising efforts of the organizations. The ideal candidate will articulate a clear artistic vision, promote the strategic direction of FFDN, and have general oversight of programming, administration, production, and marketing. The Artistic Director, working closely with the Advancement Department, will lead the fundraising efforts to achieve annual fundraising goals of $850,000 – $1,000,000. Leading a dedicated and creative staff, the Artistic Director will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong interpretive vision to successfully create and execute strategic initiatives, operational objectives, and financial and artistic growth.

.Fall For Dance North’s Artistic Director is the public representative of the organization, engaging with its audiences, donors, sponsors, artists, funders, and its regional, national, and international colleagues. The Artistic Director works closely with a small and accomplished professional staff in the collaborative delivery of all the organization’s programs.

As a team builder who values collaboration, the Artistic Director will attract, retain, and inspire Fall For Dance North’s staff within an organizational culture that prioritizes inclusivity, kindness, respect, equity, communication, accountability, integrity, empathy, and mutual care.

The Board of FFDN welcomes joint applications for a co-Artistic Director Team. Candidates will be expected to make the case for shared leadership and decision making.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a forward-thinking leader who can bring together their vision, experience, and passion for dance to support the realization of unique, innovative, diverse, and internationally recognized projects and programming. The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic individual who will build on the past, while leading Fall For Dance North into the future.

Artistic Director Responsibilities

Reporting to the Fall For Dance North’s Board of Directors, the Artistic Director will be responsible to:

Artistic Programming

  • Curate a season of live and streamed performances for Fall For Dance North that is innovative, inclusive, inspiring, and engaging.
  • Produce programming that balances artistic excellence with cultural diversity and marketability
  • Support the development of new work
  • Develop a hybrid festival model: Find the balance between in-person and digital delivery
  • Attend performances and festivals to see new work for possible presentation.
  • Stay abreast of artistic developments and cultivate relationships with regional and nationa
  • presenter colleagues to assist in the routing of companies for presentation.

Advancement and Finance

  • Advance the organization’s profile and financial stability
  • Collaborate with Board and Staff to raise annual fundraising goals of $850,000 – $1,000,000.
  • Advance the values of the organization, particularly in regard to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Expand national reach and place by investing in a robust associate artist/residency program and a national showcase platform.
  • Work within the organization’s Strategic Roadmap to support a disciplined budget and conservative growth.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with sponsors, donors, and audiences.
 Marketing, Communications and Community Outreach
  • Collaborate in the development and execution of an annual marketing strategy
  • Contribute to the company’s print and marketing materials
  • Establish strong working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and regional, national, and international dance artists, companies, and organizations • Represent the organization to agencies, organizations, media, and the public
  • Ensure the maintenance of exceptional customer relations

Human Resources

  • Facilitate effective communication among and with staff to identify priorities and articulate expectations
  • Ongoing review and development of workplace policies and procedures
  • Ensure consistent implementation and adherence to approved policies and procedures
  • Review and approve all job descriptions and employment contracts offered to staff/management
  • Conduct annual reviews for each team member
  • Monitor the professional development and performance of all team members
  • Continue to build organizational capacity, including information technology.
  • Collaborate with Board and Staff to raise annual fundraising goals of $850,000 – $1,000,000.
  • Advance the values of the organization, particularly in regard to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Expand national reach and place by investing in a robust associate artist/residency program and a national showcase platform
  • Work within the organization’s Strategic Roadmap to support a disciplined budget and conservative growth.

Interaction with the Board of Directors

  • The Artistic Director will report to and collaborate with the Board Chair and will meet regularly with the Chair
  • Lead the organization in a manner that supports the 2022 – 2024 Strategic Roadmap and actively participate in the creation of new strategic plans developed in collaboration (consultation) with the Board
  • Attend and contribute to committee and Board meetings in an ex officio capacity whenever possible
  • Continually identify, evaluate, and communicate organizational risks and opportunities to the Board
  • Develop and submit an annual operating plan that aligns with the organization’s Strategic Roadmap
  • Support the Board with succession planning

To apply, email your details to fallfordancenorth@mbassociates.ca

Fall For Dance North’s Artistic Director Search is led by Martin Bragg and Nicola Dawes of Martin Bragg & Associates. To apply in confidence, please email your letter of interest and resume in Word or PDF format to Martin Bragg & Associates at [email protected]. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, and all applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their application. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Fall For Dance North and Martin Bragg & Associates are committed to an open and transparent hiring process and encourage applications from diverse communities. As such, we promote policies, practices, and programs that create a dialogue toward mutual understanding. We welcome all applications from persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification and advancement of the arts in our community.


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