JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Neworld Theatre is recruiting for 2 positions:
Communications and Operations Coordinator
Resident Producer

ABOUT NEWORLD
Neworld Theatre is one of Vancouver’s leading and best-known independent theatre/ performance companies, and an integral part of a highly collaborative community that has evolved in the Vancouver theatre scene over the last decade. We work in a newly renovated 6000 s.f. shared production hub and studio, PL1422, in the Commercial Drive area of East Vancouver. Led by Artistic Director Marcus Youssef, Neworld develops and/or produces 2-3 shows a year, tours nationally and internationally, and offers community engagement programs. We also offer ongoing support and mentorship to younger companies/artists who we believe in. Recent highlights include presenting our work in 46 theatres in 7 Canadian provinces and 10 countries around the world in the past 5 years, cofounding PL1422, our off-Broadway premiere in 2015, multiple local, national and international awards, and 21 years of creating work that includes a hugely diverse group of artists and collaborators.

Communications and Operations Coordinator

THE POSITION
We are currently seeking a Communications and Operations Coordinator to oversee marketing and the day to day operations. We are looking for someone who is passionate about questions of identity and difference and believes that culture plays an important part in these conversations.  Ideally this person would be a creative, independent thinker who is self-motivated and has a good sense of humour. Our company culture is predicated on mutual respect, honesty and open collaboration and we are seeking someone who shares these values. As with all staff positions at Neworld, this is a responsive position. There will be an opportunity to tailor the position to the specific interests and skills of the person in the position. It may change and evolve over time based on what the person we hire cares about.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Management of touring/billing/partnerships in collaboration with our local, national and international presenters
  • Collaborating with lead artists to create marketing copy and images for each show
  • Overseeing the Newsletter and social media
  • Website maintenance, including the creation of websites for touring shows
  • Basic day to day office systems management

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS:

  • A background in marketing and communications
  • Some community engagement experience
  • An interest in interfacing with national and international cultural organizations
  • Familiarity with the inner workings of non-profit arts organizations
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Knowledge of mailchimp, wordpress, excel, In design and Photoshop

DEETS

  • This part time position begins August 14, 2017
  • The Communications and Operations Coordinator will work an average of 20 hours per week.
  • Scheduling hours of work is flexible but must be communicated and approved by the Managing Producer a minimum of one month in advance
  • The Communications and Operations Coordinator will be paid $17,500, plus an extended health benefits package
  • 4 weeks paid holiday annually, to be arranged in collaboration with the Managing Producer. Historically, two of those weeks are at Christmas
  • We aim to interview short-listed candidates in the middle of July. Those who are out of town will be offered a Skype interview.
  • To apply, please email a CV and a letter outlining why you think Neworld Theatre and this position might be a good fit for you, to Chelsea@neworldtheatre.com by June 30th, 2017, 5PM PST
  • It is our intent to increase the hours and salary of this position contingent on funding. 

Neworld Theatre is a company founded on the principle of diversity, and we hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability (though our office is on the second floor, and currently not wheelchair accessible).

We thank all candidates for applying, but we only have capacity to contact those selected for an interview. For more information please visit us at neworldtheatre.com or email Chelsea at Chelsea@neworldtheatre.com.


Resident Producer

THE POSITION
We are currently seeking a Resident Producer. This position offers an emerging artist-producer with at least 3 years of experience – and ideally their own small company or network of collaborators – the opportunity to work with Neworld for one year. We get the fruits of your labour, you get mentorship and support in the development of your work, and Neworld associate produces one of your shows. This support can include: marketing and PR support by the inclusion of your show in the Neworld season, rehearsal space, mentorship in producing and working with the CAEA, and on some occasions, limited financial support of your production. The Resident Producer works alongside/under the supervision of Artistic Director Marcus Youssef , Managing Producer Matthew Moreau and Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Haberlin. Past RP’s include Stephen Drover (Rumble Theatre), Chris Gatchalian (The Frank Theatre), Marisa Smith (Alley Theatre), Chelsea Haberlin (ITSAZOO and Current Neworld Associate Artistic Director) and Genevieve Fleming (Hardline Productions). Our current RP is Fay Nass.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Grant tracking/management, and prose writing with direction
  • Writing and submitting final reports
  • Producing – assisting with the management specific projects (TBD) or aspects of projects
  • Marketing in collaboration with the Communications and Operations Coordinator
  • Community Outreach
  • Reading scripts / attending some industry events / promoting certain Neworld projects
  • Attending rehearsals and performances as necessary

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS:

  • Background in producing
  • Familiarity with the Vancouver Theatre community, particularly indie companies, emerging artists and underrepresented voices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Good project management skills and/or experience in event coordination
  • Some marketing and community engagement experience
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines

DEETS

  • This part time position begins September 1st 2017. The Resident Producer will work an average of 20 hours per week for September 2017 to June 2018.
  • Scheduling hours of work is flexible but must be communicated and approved by the Managing Producer a minimum of one month in advance
  • The Resident Producer shall receive a part-time salary commensurate with experience, plus an extended health benefits package
  • 4 weeks paid holiday annually, to be arranged in collaboration with the Managing Producer. Historically, two of those weeks are at Christmas
  • We will aim to interview short-listed candidates by the end of July
  • To apply, please email a CV and a letter outlining why you think Neworld Theatre and this position might be a good fit for you, to Chelsea@neworldtheatre.com by June 30th, 2017, 5PM PST

Neworld Theatre is a company founded on the principle of diversity, and we hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability (though our office is on the second floor, and currently not wheelchair accessible).

We thank all candidates for applying, but we only have capacity to contact those selected for an interview. For more information please visit us at neworldtheatre.com or email Chelsea at Chelsea@neworldtheatre.com. As the person who has held this position she can tell you all you need to know!