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Job (Saskatoon): Co-Artistic Director – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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Job (Saskatoon): Co-Artistic Director – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

As part of an overall leadership restructure, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (SOTS) is looking to add one Co-Artistic Director to its leadership team. SOTS will be implementing a new, collaborative leadership model that includes two Artistic Directors and one General Manager. The Artistic Director positions will be part time positions on a job share basis.
 
The Co-Artistic Director will hold a challenging and rewarding leadership position that reports to the SOTS Board of Directors. Responsible for the artistic and community success of SOTS, this position will be an integral part of how the company operates. We are looking for a dynamic individual who brings a wide range of skills to the table as per the Job Profile below. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of professional, inclusive theatre processes and practices, will be excited about the changes happening in Canadian Theatre, and passionate about creating the next era of theatre practice. In addition, the ideal candidate will be an excellent collaborator who is not afraid to improve upon the status quo in terms of artistic practice, administrative structure, community building, open access, and diversity.
 
We are interested in new and diverse approaches, perspectives, and models and welcome all applicants. Preference will be given to qualified applicants from marginalized communities in accordance with the Employment Equity Act and will be valued and strongly considered. Women, Indigenous persons, d/Deaf or disabled persons, and visible minorities are included in the act. These groups, and other marginalized groups not included in the act, are of significant interest in SOTS leadership restructuring.
 
As the hired individual will be an equal partner to the current Artistic Producer, Will Brooks, we are interested in a candidate who offers an exciting and diverse perspective and understands intimate accessibility.
 

Compensation

This is a salaried position with a range of $28,000-$29,000 per year dependent on experience and education with an hours averaging approach. The position will have 4 weeks paid vacation (20 hr wks.) The Co-Artistic Director position will be a part time position at 20 hours/week, averaged over the course of the year. Artistic positions such as directing, designing, or performing during the festival season will be contracted separately over and above the Co-Artistic Director contract in terms of hours and recompense.
 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a unique set of perspectives to bring to the Co-Artistic Director table as a collaborator and challenger
  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in theatre leadership
  • Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in theatre
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience in a range of artistic or technical positions SOTS values a broad range of lived and professional experience and understands that barriers to participation remain present in our theatre and educational institutes.
We encourage those whose lived experiences is equivalent to the above qualifications, to share how their experience makes them an ideal candidate in their letter of interest.
 
SOTS is open to applicants from all theatre arts backgrounds including, but not limited to, direction, design, performance, and technical theatre.
 
Start Dates and Term Start Date: January 14, 2021 (preferred)
 
As part of our restructuring and new leadership model, one half of the Co-Artistic Director job share team will complete their tenure approximately four years. As such, this contract will be offered as a four-year term with the potential for a four-year extension, to a fixed maximum of eight years.
 

Contact and Applications

To apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest, in PDF format, to: [email protected]. Note that all applications will be viewed by our hiring committee (which includes board, staff, and community members) as well as our search advisory group.
 
Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm local time November 18, 2020.
 

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