Job (Edmonton): Associate Producer – Theatre Prospero

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Job (Edmonton): Associate Producer – Theatre Prospero

Job Title: Associate Producer
Application Deadline: May 12, 2021
Start Date: May 17, 2021
Term: 6-week Canada Summer Job contract, with a strong possibility of extension
Compensation: $20/hour, 35 hours per week

Theatre Prospero is seeking an Associate Producer to plan and execute our 2021/2022 season. Artistic Director Mark Henderson will work directly with the Associate Producer and will monitor and mentor their progress in the role.

For the past 20 years, Theatre Prospero has celebrated the myths and stories at the roots of Edmonton’s many cultures through theatre, music, dance, and other artistic disciplines. We are committed to ensuring that our staff, crew, and artistic teams also reflect the diversity we see on our stages. We strongly encourage submissions from people of all backgrounds and look forward to continuing our tradition of discovering what connects us all through art.

This position is funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30.

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of work for this position will be completed remotely until conditions allow for return to in-person work.

Associate Producer Job Description:

The Associate Producer will work in collaboration with the Artistic Director, General Manager, and Production Staff to plan and implement Theatre Prospero’s 2021/22 season. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Input into and monitoring of budgets and schedules
  • Artist liaising & contracting
  • Fund Development & Research
  • Grant writing to secure funding for upcoming projects
  • Planning and overseeing of school artists in residence programs, productions, and tours of multicultural theatre
  • Project managing the 2021 digital production of Enchanted Antlers, including the development of a companion website
  • Keeping track of all expenses and revenues and the necessary paperwork associated therewith in conjunction with the General Manager
  • Reporting to external agencies on grants
  • Input on hiring and orientation of artistic and production personnel
  • Creating marketing and website materials for the 2021/2022 season

Associate Producer Qualifications:

Applicants for the position of 2021/22 Season Associate Producer are expected to be self directed and motivated with a keen interest and enthusiasm for celebrating stories at the roots of Edmonton’s many cultures through theatre, music, dance, and other arts. This position will have the authority to make important decisions and to distinguish themselves as a leader in theatre planning and production. A theatre company’s success relies on teamwork and the Associate Producer will require collaboration skills while co-creating a realistic plan to run a season of productions smoothly and working to its implementation. This implementation will require engagement with the contractors, artists, technicians, publicists, and others who will actually implement the shows, tours, and residencies. Self-direction, creativity, and interpersonal competency are necessary in this position of authority. The Associate Producer is delegated responsibility and authority in overseeing the workings of a complex, dynamic production environment with many players and considerations, and a rapidly evolving landscape. Financial literacy and accurate reporting are necessary for creating and monitoring the performance of our 2021/22 season budget. Facility with spreadsheets, good writing and numerical skills, team building and supervision experience, good communication skills, and out of the box thinking are all assets.

Please send a brief cover letter and your resume to: [email protected] with the subject line “Associate Producer Application”. The Deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

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