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Call for Submissions (Ottawa): Artistic Director, Indigenous Theatre – National Arts Centre

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Call for Submissions (Ottawa): Artistic Director, Indigenous Theatre – National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre - AuditionsFull time term position for First Nation, Inuit or Métis theatrical leader

Deadline to submit: December 07, 2016.

Key activities: The successful candidate will be a well-respected First Nation, Inuit or Métis theatrical leader, who is artistically ambitious and is strongly committed to Indigenous work on a national stage as well as community engagement. She or he is a gifted theatre artist who is interested in a national conversation about Indigenous performance and inspiring a diversity of range and style from coast to coast to coast.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The development and communication of a specific Indigenous Theatre vision and direction which ultimately informs all artistic decisions within the department.
  • Making decisions as to what a season of performance for Indigenous Theatre will be comprised of, with an eye to local audiences from the capital region.
  • The responsibility for ensuring that the national mandate of the NAC is reflected in activities outside of the nation’s capital.
  • Acting as an artistic leader and spokesperson for the NAC, spanning the whole of Canada and internationally.
  • Contributing to the management and planning of the Indigenous Theatre Department’s work alongside a management team.
  • Attention to a solid play creation process in the development of new work.
  • A dedication to the development and presentation of Indigenous performance in Indigenous languages and both official languages.
  • Working to implement an outreach and educational programme for all ages of Indigenous Peoples across the land.

Skill Requirements:

  • Extensive experience as an artist in the Indigenous and Canadian professional theatre on both large and small stages and in community
  • A strong background in new works development and creation
  • An articulate multidisciplinary approach to Indigenous performance
  • Commitment to collaboration with Indigenous artists and companies
  • The respect and recognition of the First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Canadian theatre community.
  • A connection to traditional teachings and protocols when considering programming decisions and approaches
  • Experience and interest in education and outreach for people of all ages through the power of theatre and performance
  • The ability to take on a leadership role both within an institution and within the greater arts community, across First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples, nationally and in the national capital region
  • An ability and desire to work in partnership with a Managing Director within a complex multi-disciplinary centre
  • A demonstrated commitment to becoming familiar with programming in English, French and Indigenous languages

All requests should be forwarded by email to . While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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