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Artistic Associate

Website Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Deadline: July 15, 2022

Manitoba Theatre for Young People is one of the largest theatres for young audiences in Canada and plays a leading role in theatre in the country. MTYP has the privilege of being located in Treaty 1, in the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, and the homeland of the Métis Nation, operating out of the first purpose-built facility for English theatre for young audiences in Canada, situated at the Forks in Winnipeg. Known for its new works and commitment to creation, MTYP is also a hub for touring companies from across Canada and around the world and itself tours for 15 – 19 weeks each year. In addition to its productions and touring, the MTYP School enjoys the participation of 1,600 students annually, and MTYP is proud to be the home of Native Youth Theatre.

MTYP is seeking a dynamic artist who is passionate about theatre and has strong administration skills to join its team as Artistic Associate. This full-time position is responsible for supporting the artistic activities of Manitoba Theatre for Young People, specifically the programming process for the Mainstage and Tours, as well as the development and strengthening of MTYP relationships within the theatre community locally and nationally and the arts community in general. The position reports directly to the Artistic Director and may, from time to time, take direction from the General Manager on various projects. Through the course of their work, the Artistic Associate maintains a high level of confidentiality, artistic integrity, and contributes to an appropriate and safe working environment for staff and contracted artists. Please click here for a full job description.

To be successful in this role, candidates should be deeply curious about artistic practice and familiar with a range of creation processes. They should be knowledgeable of theatre practice in Canada and have established relationships with practitioners from the theatre sector. A candidate who is highly organized, has strong written and verbal communication skills, and works well with varying levels of supervision will thrive in this position.

Additional requirements for success:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a professional theatrical discipline.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to stay motivated and organized under pressure.

Helpful skills and experience for success:

  • Knowledge of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) practices and the canon.
  • Knowledge of CTA, PGC, and ADC agreements.
  • Post-secondary education in theatre practice or equivalent training/experience.

This is a full-time, permanent position with an annual salary of $40,000. Compensation package also includes opportunity to participate in the MTYP health plan (pending eligibility), matching RSP program, and 15 days of vacation accrued annually. Standard hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, but position may require some evening and weekend work at times during the season.

We are anticipating a start date for the successful candidate of September 6, 2022, but would entertain an earlier start date where feasible.

If you are interested in joining the MTYP team and feel you have the experience, qualities and skills to work for one of Winnipeg’s key arts organizations, please forward a cover letter that further speaks to why you would make an excellent fit for this opportunity, along with your résumé and three references, by Friday, July 15, 2022, to:
Pablo Felices-Luna
Artistic Director
Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Please note that résumés will be assessed as they are submitted and as a result, interviews may occur prior to the submission deadline. All offers of employment with MTYP are contingent on provision of a clear criminal and vulnerable sector check.

MTYP welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

MTYP aspires to be a theatre where children and youth always see themselves reflected, whether it is on our stage, in our classrooms or in any of the spaces where our artistic and administrative activities take place. Accordingly, equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into all decisions at MTYP. We welcome artistic submissions from people of all identities, ethnicities and abilities and encourage everyone to seek out employment or volunteer opportunities at MTYP when available.

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