This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Management
The successful candidate will be a well-respected First Nation, Inuit or Métis theatrical leader, who is artistically ambitious and is strongly committed to Indigenous work on a national stage as well as community engagement. She or he is a gifted theatre artist who is interested in a national conversation about Indigenous performance, inspiring a diversity of range and style from coast to coast to coast.
The Artistic Director will bring an in depth knowledge of the current Indigenous theatre landscape. She or he is part of the NAC’s senior artistic leadership and contributes to the strategic direction and vision of the Centre as a whole, collaborating with other disciplines on artistic initiatives, program planning, and use of facilities. The successful candidate will have an awareness of the social, physical and spiritual concerns of diverse Indigenous communities in Canada. She or he will also have excellent communications skills in order to develop a solid relationship with the many communities across the land, the media, the theatre community at large, Indigenous Theatre’s audience and donors.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•The development and communication of a specific Indigenous Theatre vision and direction which ultimately informs all artistic decisions within the department.
•Making decisions as to what a season of performance for Indigenous Theatre will be comprised of, with an eye to local audiences from the capital region.
•The responsibility for ensuring that the national mandate of the NAC is reflected in activities outside of the nation’s capital.
•Acting as an artistic leader and spokesperson for the NAC, spanning the whole of Canada and internationally.
•Contributing to the management and planning of the Indigenous Theatre Department’s work alongside a management team.
•Attention to a solid play creation process in the development of new work.
•A dedication to the development and presentation of Indigenous performance in Indigenous languages and both official languages.
•Working to implement an outreach and educational program for all ages of Indigenous Peoples across the land.
•Extensive experience as an artist in the Indigenous and Canadian professional theatre on both large and small stages and in community
•A strong background in new works development and creation
•An articulate multidisciplinary approach to Indigenous performance
•Commitment to collaboration with Indigenous artists and companies
•The respect and recognition of the First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Canadian theatre community.
•A connection to traditional teachings and protocols when considering programming decisions and approaches
•Experience and interest in education and outreach for people of all ages through the power of theatre and performance
•The ability to take on a leadership role both within an institution and within the greater arts community, across First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples, nationally and in the national capital region
•An ability and desire to work in partnership with a Managing Director within a complex multi-disciplinary centre
•A demonstrated commitment to becoming familiar with programming in English, French and Indigenous languages
How to apply:
Please submit your application online through our website, at www.nac-cna.ca
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