Full 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.
- 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 email@example.com. While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.