Factory Theatre in Toronto, Ontario is seeking a dynamic Artistic Director to join and inspire our team.
For 42 years, Factory has been committed exclusively to developing and producing innovative and relevant Canadian work. The successful candidate must have a passion for our mandate as well as the experience and ability to pursue artistic excellence in the visioning and execution of our company mission. The position of Artistic Director is to commence no later than December1st, 2012.
For over four decades, Factory Theatre has developed and produced some of the finest theatrical works in
our national canon and been home to some of the most gifted and prolific playwrights in our country.
Identifying and portraying our diverse cultural and complex social mosaic is critical to our mission to create theatre that explores universal, human challenges that we share as Canadians.
Factory Theatre is entering an exciting 2012/13 season, with stable operating funding and a strong 2011/12 subscriber base that grew by 41% over the previous season. In any given year, more than 50,000 patrons come to Factory’s unique heritage facility – an inviting, inclusive environment where ideas and imagination intersect. We are a two theatre facility: the Mainspace is a traditional 200 seat theatre capable of largescale productions and our 100-seat studio theatre allows for innovative works and flexible presentations.
Factory Theatre is an active member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Theatre Ontario, and the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts. Factory Theatre engages artists under the terms of the CTA, ADC, and PGC.
The Artistic Director works in partnership with the Managing Director, reports to the Board of Directors, and works collaboratively with a small but dedicated and innovative staff, and executes but is not limited to these responsibilities:
- Partners with the Managing Director on all aspects of company planning, programming, fundraising, budgeting, grant and foundation proposals at all levels, facility operations, capital campaigns, board development, stewardship, networking, and community outreach.
- Conceives and implements the artistic vision and strategy with focus on the season programming, festival curation, selection of artists and creative teams, and works in collaboration with company dramaturge on the development and production of new work.
- Oversees existing artistic formal programs and is a leader in creating new artistic and audience development initiatives with an eye to revenue development and fiscal sustainability.
- The successful candidate will have substantial record of creative achievement within our professional theatre community, and a vast knowledge of the national theatre scene. The candidate will also have senior level experience in directing, programming, producing and audience building, knowledge of how subscription-based theatre companies operate, and/or previous experience in theatre management of a Canadian professional theatre company.
- The ability to lead and inspire all of Factory’s stakeholders including: staff, board, artists, and patrons with his/her strong community and artistic leadership qualities, excellent team-building experience, strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
- The ability to motivate and build strong partnerships with artists, theatre practitioners, funding agencies, donors, and educational institutions.
- An understanding of the complex relationship between financial management and artistic integrity, and how to create and implement a strategy that marries the two components, ensuring the artistic excellence, future growth and sustainability of Factory Theatre.
NOTES TO APPLICANTS:
- Please email a current CV, with cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position and two professional references, as well as salary expectations by Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5:00PM to ADSearch@factorytheatre.ca
- Please, no telephone calls – email inquiries will also not receive a response
- All applications will be confidential
- Only those candidates shortlisted will be contacted
- First round of short-listed candidates will be requested to submit an artistic planning overview and the final short-listed candidates will be invited to interview.