This is a Permanent, Part-time position.Category: Management
Hires, interviews and manages all staff including volunteers, summer students and artists under contract.
Responsible for all operational aspects of a Torchlight Shakespeare, including but not limited to: booking parks and venues, organizing and renting trucks for transportation, liaising with and booking volunteers, tracking and depositing cash, ordering merchandise and promotional materials, create and execute marketing strategies, schedule media interviews and appearances, attending production meetings, working with and assisting production staff (Production Manager, FOH Manager, Stage Management), etc.
Liases with Canadian Actors Equity and PACT where necessary
Liases with MASC, local schools and artists to book workshops throughout the year.
Responsible for ensuring regular office hours are staffed as agreed upon by the Board.
Attends regular board meetings and presents regular operational reports.
Ensures all files and office materials are organized throughout the year.
In conjunction with the Artistic Director, creating and executing a marketing strategy.
Tracks all donations, issues tax receipts and communicates with donors, sponsors and partners.
Identifies, approaches and communicates with potential and existing sponsors
Ensure payroll is complete and budgets are followed in conjunction with the Senior Financial Officer.
Organizes, manages and promotes annual fundraising events and campaigns
Complete administrative tasks as needed.
Assists with researching and writing operational and project grants with the Artistic Director and Grant Writer as needed.
Works with Artistic Director to oversee the direction and strategic planning for the Fools.
Post Secondary education in a related field: Theatre, Arts Administration, Business, Communications, Marketing or similar field of study (significant experience may be considered equivalent)
Minimum 3-5 years in a managment role, specifically in an arts organization and/or not-for-profit
Familiar with Ottawa theatre sector
Familiar with policies and best practices for not-for-profits
Well organized and detail oriented
Clear communication skills
Positive, professional and respectful attitude
Reliability and punctuality
Sense of humour
Experience in production management, volunteer management, donor relations or development considered an asset.
Familiarity with the Fools and/or the Fools Torchlight Series considered an asset
Experience using Quickbooks, WordPress and Mailchimp an asset
Please send a cover letter and resume in one PDF to addressed to Sue Smith, Board Chair by October 13th 2017.
** Please title your document using your first initial and last name, following this example: ‘S. Smith – GM Application 2017′ **
For more information about a Company of Fools or Torchlight Shakespeare, please visit www.fools.ca
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
a Company of Fools encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Salary: $23,000 – $26,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience. $500 available annually for professional development
a Company of Fools has been delighting audiences all across Canada since 1990 as Ottawa’s original professional Shakespeare company. Inspired by the rogue Elizabethan players that once entertained audiences out of doors and at the Globe theatre, we have built a reputation as a highly physical troupe doing interactive shows both indoors and out. Our award winning shows have toured all across Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver to Yellowknife, (and that one time in China).
The Fools are best known for our Torchlight Shakespeare Series, where 90-minute versions of Shakespeare’s hits are played by a nimble cast of 3-6 performers in a fast-paced, engaging and Foolishly interactive manner, in community parks, praised by critics and audiences alike.
The mandate of the Fools is to produce innovative, entertaining and accessible shows based on the works of William Shakespeare. We produce original works inspired by Shakespeare as well as performing his plays. We are a not-for-profit incorporation and a registered charity.