Employment Opportunities

 

Job Posting – Artistic Accomplice – NEPTUNE THEATRE, HALIFAX

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
CONTRACT START DATE: June 1, 2018
HOURS: Full-time (40 hours per week; exact scheduling is flexible and may demand more of the applicant in production weeks, less at other times. Let’s be honest, this isn’t a 9-5 kind of job…)
REPORTING TO: Artistic Director
SALARY: ~$35,000

Our Artistic Director needs an accomplice and this will be a full-time position starting June 1, 2018

The Artistic Accomplice is an individual who is looking to move into an Artistic Director role in the future, but is still looking for guidance, experience, and mentorship within the Neptune Theatre organization.

The Artistic Accomplice will work closely with Neptune’s AD on implementing the 2018-19 season: also working alongside administration colleagues and the production department. The AA will also participate in the planning of Neptune’s 2019-20 season, assisting with the choosing of plays, casting, project and production development, and donor and sponsor relations, with an emphasis on new performance creation.

The successful candidate will also be offered a modest budget to initiate and/or workshop new creation projects.

The ideal candidate has an established practice of creating new theatre work, an affinity for boundary-pushing art and a passion for independent producing/performance, and all of the associated joys and challenges.

The Artistic Accomplice will be experienced with community-engaged, intercultural artistic practices and will be ‘on board’ to join the Artistic Director in challenging convention and pushing well-worn boundaries.

Responsibilities of the Artistic Accomplice, both shared and individual, may include:

  • Collaborating with the Artistic Director on the planning and implementation of new performance creation, programming and professional development workshops.
  • Assisting with grant-writing, both for specific projects and organizational operations.
  • The Artistic Accomplice will work with the AD to create parameters for script submissions and be involved in the initial selection process.
  • The Artistic Accomplice will work with the AD on casting Neptune Theatre productions and the administrative organization of the audition process.
  • Artistic participation on in-progress Neptune Theatre creation projects, as appropriate and agreed upon in consultation with the Artistic Director.
  • Administrative duties in support of the AD’s work within the organization’s ongoing operations as a non-profit, charitable organization.

The ideal candidate has…

  • An established practice of creating new theatre work.
  • An affinity for boundary-pushing art.
  • A passion for independent producing/performance, and all of the associated joys and challenges.
  • Strong organizational and task-management skills, often in a self-directed manner.
  • Experience with community-engaged, intercultural artistic practices.
  • A willingness to challenge convention and push well-worn boundaries.

Artists of colour and/or from LGBTQ+ communities are heartily encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit:

  • CV highlighting both artistic and administrative experience
  • A letter, or audio or video recording, that includes:
    • Why you want to work with our new AD at Neptune Theatre
    • Information about your artistic practice.
    • If you have any, tell us about your experience/history with Neptune, with Halifax, or with Nova Scotia
    • Any support materials (or surprises!) relevant to the application.

If you are interested in the position but these requirements create a barrier to applying, please contact us via phone 902 429-7300, jwebb@neptunetheatre.com, so we can figure out something that works for you.

Email applications by 5pm, April 1, 2018 to applications@neptunetheatre.com with the subject: Artistic Accomplice Application.


 

Job posting – Neptune Theatre School Administrator

 

Title

Neptune Theatre School Administrator (TSA)

Department(s)

Administration

Reports to

General manager/Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre

 

 

Job summary

The Neptune Theatre School is an active, vibrant and vital part of the Neptune Theatre Foundation. It provides education and outreach into the broader NS community; sharing the Neptune philosophy of inclusion and hope.

The Theatre School is often on the front line of outreach activities, through educational programming, touring and performance initiatives.

The Neptune Theatre School Administrator (TSA) provides a focal point for all general and many specific inquiries from the public, artists, staff and visitors to the Neptune Theatre School.

The TSA is a centrally located source of information coordination and administration expertise and works in tandem with the Director of Education.

The TSA is the initial point of contact for members of the public who contact the Theatre by phone, email, mail and/or in person.  The TSA is involved in the coordination of incoming and outgoing mail, courier packages, visitors, staffing, messages and miscellaneous materials.

The TSA provides direct assistance to the Theatre School Director. A competent TSA is vital to the smooth running of the Theatre School and strong performance in this position requires significant knowledge of the day to day activities of a variety of Theatre Departments and activities.

 

Specific Job Functions

  • In conjunction with The Director of Education: development, management and control of theatre school budgets, revenue generation and expenditures
  • In conjunction with The Director of Education: Development, implementation and assessment of curriculum and programing for the theatre school, working alongside Director of Education.
  • In conjunction with The Director of Education: Hire and manage teaching staff for theatre school classes and programs.
  • Contracting of instructors and creative teams, including payroll submission, in accordance with standard Neptune procedures
  • Coordination and scheduling of classrooms, performance space and other resources, as required
  • Monitoring and implementation of best practices and innovations in theatre education
  • Administer one-off and special programming.
  • In conjunction with The Director of Education: Collaborating with the Marketing Department and partners on initiatives to promote the theatre school and Neptune’s Touring Company
  • Planning the Neptune Touring Company school tour, in conjunction with the Tour Coordinator
  • In conjunction with The Director of Education: Exploring and implementing new programming and avenues for partnership and development for the Neptune Theatre School
  • Coordinate office supplies budget and procurement.
  • Administer Theatre School activities and make bookings for Theatre School participants.
  • Respond to general inquiries relating to Theatre School classes and camps. 
  • Provide direct administrative assistance to the Director of Education, Rentals Coordinator, and Sales and Marketing Manager when pertaining to Theatre School activity.
  • Create, maintain and promulgate the weekly room allocation status spreadsheet.
  • Provide assistance to senior management as required
  • Participating in community outreach activities and general promotional initiatives related to the theatre school and the Neptune Touring Company
  • Serving as a member of the senior management team, as required.

Core Competencies:

  1. Planning and Organization
  2. Communication
  3. Team Player
  4. Trust
  5. Energy and Drive
  6. Adaptability

Strong Performance Characteristics:

  • The TSA is a strategic thinker who identifies opportunities for growth and development of the Neptune Theatre School.  He/she is innovative and cognoscente of current research and best-practices in theatre education and theatre for young people, as well as other communities.  The TSA has experience in managing staff and overseeing the development of instructors.  In addition to a strong network of contacts in the theatre community, the TSA has the ability to provide guidance to students and instructors with tact and diplomacy.
  • The TSA will be calm and polite under difficult or challenging circumstances, organized and efficient. 
  • The TSA  will regularly draw upon a detailed knowledge of this Theatre’s (or a similar Theatre’s) standard operating procedures and practices, its history and reputation, best practices and experiences. 
  • The TSA will use that knowledge to guide, coordinate, administer and support operations and administration in an effective and efficient manner through personal action and intelligent communication.

Please send a cover letter and resume, including three references by 5pm, March 29th, 2018

Email to: applications@neptunetheatre.com

 

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