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Job (Edmonton): Artistic Director Fellowship – Edmonton New Shadow Theatre

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Job (Edmonton): Artistic Director Fellowship – Edmonton New Shadow Theatre

March 4, 2022

Invitation to Apply: Artistic Director Fellowship for Women, Female Identifying and Non-Binary Edmonton theatre artists

One year term starting September 2022 and finishing on June 30th, 2023
Application closing date April 4th, 2022
Please send a resume and a letter of intent to info@shadowtheatre.org
Additional information: shadowtheatre.org

The Position: This is a paid, one year Artistic Director Fellowship for women, female identifying and non-binary Edmonton theatre artists. The Fellowship will provide insight into all aspects of an artistic director’s management and artistic responsibilities in a mid-sized, subscription and venue-based theatre company, over a one year cycle. The Fellow will commit an average of 25 to 30 hours a week to the program, for a twelve month period: with a salary of $25,000 for the 10 month residency, and $5000 to direct a play of their choosing in the following season, for a total of $30,000.

The Company: Founded in 1992, Shadow Theatre is an established, stable presence in Edmonton’s theatre community. The company produces four mainstage productions per season and champions the work of Canadian playwrights, while simultaneously presenting for Edmonton audiences the finest contemporary theatre from Canada and around the world. Over the past twenty years the company has built a 650-person subscriber base (pre-COVID) and continues to focus on innovative ways to continue increasing subscriptions. The company is a federally registered charity, operating with a full time Artistic Director, a part time General Manager, a part time Accounts Manager, under a governance board of directors. Shadow Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and hires artists under the Canadian Theatre Agreement and is a signatory to the 35//50 Initiative (Edmonton). The company is a resident company of The Varscona Theatre. (10329-83 Ave.) and gratefully creates, produces and presents in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a passion to lead a subscription based company, have directing credits, and a strong knowledge of the Canadian Theatre community.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will report directly to Artistic Director John Hudson, and will be mentored in the areas of artistic programming, marketing and communications, partnerships, board relations, fundraising and funder relations. The Fellow will direct one show in the main stage season and assist on the others. Additional information: https://www.shadowtheatre.org/fellowship

If this opportunity is exciting, timely and relevant for you we encourage you to apply. Send your C.V. or resume to director@shadowtheatre.org along with cover letter explaining how this fellowship fits into your leadership development arc. The application deadline is April 4th, 2022. We strongly encourage applications from all races, colours, ancestry, religions, and sexual orientation.

We thank all applicants in advance and will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

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