Employment Opportunities

ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE, Theatre Passe Muraille

Reports to: Artistic Director and Interim Managing Director

Description: This contract position of ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE is a part-time position (28 hours/week) starting as soon as possible until April 1, 2022. This position has the potential to be extended for the right candidate. 

Pay: $24/hour (28 hours a week)

The ideal candidate:

  • Has an established artistic practice, and the ability to articulate such practice
  • Has some experience in dramaturgical conversations
  • Has knowledge and relationships within the local (Toronto) artistic community
  • Has some knowledge of accessibility practices in relationship to theatre
  • Has some experience in grant writing, project coordination and managing small budgets (eg. workshops)
  • Is comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Is comfortable working both virtually and in-person
  • Is proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Additional assets: 

  • Any additional fluency/competency in a language other than English
  • Has some working knowledge of CAEA
  • Knowledge of the Toronto theatre community
  • Basic film and editing knowledge (eg. on a phone)
  • Knowledge of any digital processes, such as streaming, extended reality (AR, VR) or other immersive technologies

This role works in a supporting role to the Artistic Director in the execution of the development of artists and programming, and may include some of the following specific duties: 

  • Collaborate with Artistic Director, to co-ordinate artist meetings, auditions, communications, and workshops through Buzz development program, Recommender’s grants, ‘Meet Marjorie’, residencies etc. and serve as an additional dramaturgical voice as needed, and/or be present when the AD cannot attend
  • Read scripts, artistic proposals, and respond to artist inquiries under the direction of the AD
  • Participate in the writing of grants, other proposals, project descriptions, letters of support, etc., as directed by the Artistic Director or Interim Managing Director (which could also include at times in support of marketing, fundraising or outreach) 
  • Document works in development through video/audio/stills
  • Collaborate with the TPM staff (primarily Producer and Community Engagement Co-ordinator) to assist when needed in ancillary programming inside the theatre (eg. hosting Q&As, greeting schools etc.) as well as in supporting accessibility initiatives
  • Assist the AD on the preparation of presentation materials for conferences, seminars etc
  • Collaborate with TPM staff to develop strategies encouraging underrepresented groups to access the theatre
  • Act as a resource for the development of marketing materials in order to ensure artistic/vision accuracy
  • Be a vibrant member of the artistic community which could include, seeing shows upon request of the AD in order to give assessments of the work, participating in conferences, networking fairs or other events that may require TPM representation

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume with the names and phone numbers of 3 references attached as a PDF or Word document by November 8, 2021 to jenns@passemuraille.on.ca. Please use the subject line: “Application for Artistic Associate”. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TPM is an equal opportunity employer and accepts applications from all qualified candidates. TPM strongly encourages submissions from candidates of Indigenous and diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals who identify as having a disability.

Please contact Jenn Sartor at jenns@passemuraille.on.ca if you have any access needs or require any support in regards to your application (for example: video/ audio submissions, deadline extensions, etc.). You can also reach her by phone at 416-504-8988 ext 2127. 

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TPM is an equal opportunity employer and accepts applications from all qualified candidates. TPM strongly encourages submissions from candidates of Indigenous and diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals who identify as having a disability.

Please contact us if you have any access needs or require any support in regards to your application (for example: video/ audio submissions, deadline extensions, etc.). We can also be reached by phone at 416-504-7529. 

 

Please note that TPM does not do general auditions. If you wish to submit your headshot and resumé to be kept on file, please email Indrit Kasapi | Associate Artistic Director.