Mooney on Theatre is looking for folks to review Toronto Fringe Festival shows, which run from July 4 to 15.
In a lot of ways the Toronto Fringe Festival embodies what Mooney on Theatre holds dear, theatre accessibility. Fringe Festivals are cheap theatre that is attended by a wide range of people, many of whom are not theatre goers the rest of the year.
With this in mind, we put a lot of effort into providing as much coverage of the festival as we can, including: covering each show in a relatively substantive way; running contests for free tickets; reporting on the buzz surrounding the fringe and more. To make this happen, we need to bring on more contributors.
So, if you want to be involved in a fun festival, through a fun publication, see stuff for free, and build up your writing resume at the same time, here’s your chance. Familiarize yourself with the publication and check the requirements below, if you feel a fit, then send us an application with a writing sample by end of day Friday June 7, 2012.
Requirements for the position:
- Able to attend at least 5 shows during the Fringe Festival between July 4 and July 8 (Most shows are about an hour long, it is easy to do 2 or 3 in a day or evening)
- A strong writer, who can provide comments in a positive/constructive manner – the ability to express what you like and don’t like while acknowledging it is your opinion, and not an absolute
- Able to work with blog publishing software (either a quick learner, or someone with experience – it’s not very complicated)
- Ability to work independently and turn information around very quickly
- Access to a computer to work from (we don’t have an office)
What you DON’T need:
- To have been published previously
- Theatre experience or knowledge (I’ve always said my dream writer is someone who hasn’t seen a play since high school)
If you are interested, please forward a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Friday June 7. The sample should be between 250 and 400 words, and if possible be in a review format (the last play or movie you saw, or heck, an episode of some tv show).
I look forward to hearing from you, as soon as possible.
August 7-17, 2012
“Surrender to the Rhythm”
Join us this Summer as we once again “Surrender to the Rhythm” in a two week dance intensive focusing on Contemporary dance from African roots. Extensive exploration of Contemporary, Horton and Dunham Techniques with an industry recognized teaching faculty. A chance to make connections with other professionals and get your body back after a long, relaxing summer break.
Registration open to dancers with at least one year prior dance experience.
- Patrick Parson- Founder & Artistic Director of Ballet Creole, Dunham Technique Specialist
- Gabby Kamino- Principal Modern Dance Teacher at Etobicoke School for the Performing Arts
- Debbie Wilson- Artistic Director of OMO Dance Company
- Jose Carret- Artistic Director of Danza Corpus in Matanzas, Cuba
- George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus, Toronto, ON
- $500.00 for two weeks / $20.00 per class
Visit www.balletcreole.org for more information or contact Ballet Creole School at 416-960-0350.
Position: Company Administrator
Last Revised: New Position starting in Fall 2012
Status: Staff, 40 hours per week, flexible hours
Note: Some travel may be required
Annual Salary Range: $40,000 – $45,000
The Company Administrator is responsible for the administrative and financial management of the company and will oversee the daily business operations of the organization.
The position was created in 2012.
Results to be achieved:
- Grant applications and reports will be accurate, effective and submitted in timely fashion.
- Company financial records will be complete, accurate and timely.
- Accurate financial reports and projections will be provided to the Artistic Director and Board as required.
- The MNTF office will be efficiently managed to provide effective support to the Artistic Director and the Festival production team.
- Assists the Artistic Director with Government and Foundation grant applications and reports
- Assists the Artistic Director in developing the annual budget and multi-year budget projections
- Ensures that accurate financial records are put in place and maintained
- Ensures fundraising and charitable donation data is maintained.
- Prepares cash flow analysis
- Manages accounts payable and receivable
- Oversees the annual audit
- Manages financial relationships with banks, government agencies and funding bodies
- Oversees Payroll & Bank Reconciliations
- Co-ordinate staff and volunteers
- Oversee staff and volunteer schedules
- Manage Festival assets
- Staff training
- Budgetary oversight
- Prepare annual reports
- Supervise Festival box office, including set up, operation and reporting
- Assist staff and volunteers with fundraising events
- Preparation and administration of contracts for artists, contractors and presenters
Supervision of staff:
- Marketing, Box Office, Fundraising
Supervision of Budget
The Company Administrator is responsible for the supervision of the MNTF operating and festival budgets under the director of the Artistic Director and/or Board of Directors.
- University or College education with an emphasis on arts or business management or equivalent experience
- Previous experience with non-profit arts management
- Strong administrative background
- Proven financial relations and management abilities
- Excellent supervisory abilities
- Contract management experience
- Experience working with government and other funding agencies
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to AD Brenda Leadlay
53 Elgin St, PO Box 1534, Stn B., Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1;
Email to email@example.com; Fax to: 613-943-1401
The application deadline is Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 5:00 pm.