The Toronto Fringe, through the generous support of TD Bank Financial Group, is seeking an exceptional individual less than 30 years of age to fill the position of TD Bank Outreach Coordinator. This position, while requiring many leadership qualities, is available to emerging arts administrators who are still developing their careers and are interested in further training.
This position is a full time 15 week contract position (April – July) responsible for the execution of our main youth outreach program and several other smaller community outreach activities:
- 10x10x10 Youth Outreach Program
- 24 hour playwriting contest
- Tent Talks
- FringeKids group sales
- Conducting artist surveys
- Organizing additional workshops in Festival times
Reporting to the Creation Lab Coordinator, and working closely with many departments, the TD Bank Outreach Coordinator is tasked with:
- publicizing and promoting the 10x10x10 program, specifically to increase uptake
- working with participants in the programs to ensure positive, constructive results
- identifying and liaising with organizations for participation in the 10x10x10 program
- executing any awards, prizes or payment related to any programs
- tracking results of programs and creating reports on effectiveness and making recommendations on programs for future consideration
- review and update the 24 hour playwriting contest logistics including application intake
- assisting the Creation Lab Coordinator and Executive Director with the programming of the daily tent talks for the Festival; liaising with all talk participants; promoting the talks to the general artist pool in the Festival and coordinating with the TD Young Producer and Fringe Club Technician about all details related to any technical requirements.
- In-Festival shifts that will include Creation Lab outreach and staffing the central info booth
We are searching for an energetic, passionate individual with a keen interest in outreach work for both artists and youth, who has an excellent understanding of the performing arts ecology in Toronto. Your work ethic must be impeccable and you must be able to equally appreciate the challenges and joys of working in a very fast-paced, very liberal, very creative and very demanding environment.
- be 30 and under
- have 1+ years experience in a similar role or extensive experience as a participant in outreach programs
- have a strong desire to encourage and foster youth outreach and a passion for the value of performing arts
- have overall knowledge of the Fringe Festival movement and philosophy of the Fringe, and its place in the performing arts community
- have superior administrative and problem-solving skills
- have strong computer skills
- have excellent verbal and written communication & presentation skills
This 15 week full time contract position has moderate schedule flexibility, except in and around the summer festival (July 4 to 15, 2012) where more work is required, for a fee of $6400.
Please send a cover letter detailing some of your skills and passion for outreach work and a resume by environmentally friendly email to firstname.lastname@example.org as attached Microsoft Word or PDF files. Inquiries can be made by telephone to 416-966-1062.
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2012 by 5pm
Start Date: Mid April 2012
The Fringe is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
About the Toronto Fringe:
Now in its 24th year, the Toronto Fringe provides creative opportunities for artists and audiences by producing two important festivals – the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Next Stage Theatre Festival – and by running outreach activities that benefit youth, artists and the theatre community at large. Our new home, the Fringe Creation Lab, welcomes independent artists year round, encouraging their creative work by offering them affordable space to make art, congregate and innovate.
Our core activities are:
- The Fringe Festival – our flagship event that presents 1200 artists from around the world to 90,000+ attendees each summer
- The Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) – a smaller winter festival presenting 10 productions by emerging artists ready to move beyond the summer festival structure, whose audiences have grown by 132% since 2008
- Outreach Activities – a variety of programs supporting artists and youth, including a program that distributes 1000 passes to the Fringe Festival to priority youth from across the GTA
- The Creation Lab – a subsidized space that offers a professional facility to under-represented artists to create, hone and present new work
More information can be found at www.fringetoronto.com