Job Posting: Coordinator of Community Programming, Soulpepper Theatre Company

Immediate full-time position available for a Coordinator of Community Programming

Soulpepper is an artist-founded, classical repertory company with a three-tiered mandate to present vital Canadian interpretations of history’s great stories, to train the next generation of theatre artists and to enrich and inspire youth through mentorship and access. Since its inception in 1998, Soulpepper has built:

  • A 12 month season of more than 600 performances
  • A passionate audience of over 100,000 each year
  • An artistic ensemble of 150 established and emerging theatre artists
  • A paid residency program for Canadian theatre artists
  • A robust portfolio of youth programs, reaching over 8,500 youth annually
  • A 46,000 square foot state-of-the-art performing arts facility – the Young Centre for the
    Performing Arts – which anchors Toronto’s Distillery District

Soulpepper is proud to be North America’s only year-round classical repertory company, a prominent Canadian producer of original work from existing sources, a leading employer of artists in the City of Toronto and a partner in neighborhood education initiatives.

The organization resides in our own permanent facility, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, and we will continue to grow our programming and community activities. Soulpepper is also the managing partner of the Young Centre.


Reporting to the Manager of Community Programming, the Coordinator of Community Programming assists with the ongoing youth and community-based activities of Soulpepper including research, development, planning, implementation and analysis of all programs. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Contributes to the research and development of all youth and community programs
  • Assists with the implementation/facilitation of all youth and community programs
  • Assists with the contracting of teaching artists and other instructors
  • Assists with the development of all written materials including program applications, training and teaching materials
  • Assists in developing and implementing professional development activities for teaching artists
  • Supports the application and selection process for all programs
  • Supports the evaluation process for all programs
  • Assists the Development Department in the preparation of funding proposals for youth and
    community programs
  • Supports all internal and external information sharing, as well as communication with constituents
  • Assists with the marketing and promotion of all youth and community programs working along with the Communications Department
  • Oversees all student group bookings and assists with performance engagement activities including tours, pre-show chats, talkbacks and workshops
  • Assists in selecting and supervising co-op students, volunteers and interns
  • Represents Soulpepper at arts education community meetings, associations and events
  • Contributes to the overall success of Soulpepper by accomplishing related results as needed


The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines
  • Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work within community groups and academic institutions, as well as with diverse
    groups of people including children, teenagers, teachers, artists and arts educators
  • Professionalism, maturity and sensitivity to confidential information
  • An understanding of current arts education practices and a passion for theatre
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in the professional use of social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Understanding of not-for-profit arts organizations and theatre practices
  • First aid and CPR certification an asset


  • Post secondary degree in arts administration, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • 2 years related experience in a performing arts organization


  • Must be available to work flexible office hours (which includes evenings and weekends)
  • A criminal record check to indicate clearance to work with children required

The Coordinator of Community Programming role represents an incredible opportunity to participate in the evolution of one of the most exciting performing arts organizations in Canada. The compensation package will include an annual salary commensurate with experience, and
comprehensive employment benefits.

Only candidates with legal authorization to work in Canada will be considered. Soulpepper is an equal opportunity employer and invites all applicants with proper credentials to apply for the position.

Soulpepper thanks all candidates for their interest however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please send résumé and cover letter (including salary expectations) detailing how you can contribute to this dynamic not-for-profit arts organization by no later than December 12, 2014

Please quote CCP14 on the subject line when applying by email.

To: Search Committee – Coordinator of Community Programming
c/o Molly Gardner, Manager of Community Programming
Soulpepper Theatre Company
50 Tank House Lane
Toronto ON M5A 3C4