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Job (Saskatoon): Artistic Producer – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival

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Job (Saskatoon): Artistic Producer – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival

Artistic Producer

The Board of Directors of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan requires a dynamic, innovative and versatile individual to fill the position of Artistic Producer. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Artistic Producer has the opportunity to grow and set the direction for the future of an established local professional theatre
company.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is entering its 30th year of developing and producing live theatre in Saskatchewan. Its mandate is to mount professional productions of plays by William Shakespeare and other related works, and to celebrate the skills and talents of Saskatchewan artists, in a manner accessible to
all.

With an annual operating budget exceeding half a million dollars, the company currently produces two summer shows annually on the bank of the Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The company is financially sound and has tremendous potential in a city that boasts a growing population and economy, a vibrant arts community, and a major university.

The Artistic Producer is Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s sole senior management position and is responsible for the artistic leadership and day-to-day operations of the organization. Additionally, the Artistic Producer is responsible for the direction of at least one play during each season.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

1. Experience in the professional Canadian theatre scene, including:
• directing:
• casting;
• managing production and administrative staff

2. A passionate commitment to professional theatre and an ability to work collaboratively in contributing to a local arts community;

3. Professional production experience in Elizabethan drama and related genres;

4. Experience in all aspects of direction and audience development;

5. Understanding of and experience in the business of theatre production, including:

• Proven financial management and experience developing and working
within a balanced budget;
• Experience in grant writing and fundraising;
• Expertise in promotion, public relations, marketing, and event production;

6. The ability to work closely with a Board of Directors, a small group of full time staff and volunteers.

This is a one year renewable term position to commence on or about March 1, 2014. Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume, including references and any supporting materials, by January 27, 2014 to:

Chairperson,
Board of Directors
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
[email protected]
www.shakespeareonthesaskatchewan.com

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