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The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society (MT7) was founded in March 2013 with the mandate to promote a greater understanding of the history, contemporary relevance and cultural significance of Treaty 7 to all people of Southern Alberta and beyond. MT7 is creating a major theatrical and cultural work that explores the historical significance, and contemporary relevance of Treaty 7, the founding event of modern Southern Alberta.
MT7 seeks an Administrative Director to oversee the business management and administrative operations of the company including: planning, financial management, administration, artist contracting, office operations, grant and proposal writing, board and governance, human resources management, fundraising, community activities and special events.
The Managing Director will help to establish MT7 as a permanent entity with achievable long-term goals and vision. The position requires a deep commitment to MT7’s artistic and educational goals, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and an excellent work ethic.
Required Knowledge & Skills:
- 3 years business or arts administrative experience;
- Organizational and communication skills, highly detail-oriented, self-motivated;
- Facilitation, speaking, and networking skills;
- Ability to develop an understanding of, commitment to, and engagement with the artistic and educational vision of MT7;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Creative Producer, Board of Directors, Staff, and Consultants;
- Ability to relate to First Nations, culturally diverse & mainstream community and colleagues;
- Sensitivity and interest in the Indigenous and Treaty 7 First Nations traditions and community issues;
- Knowledge and/or experience in the operations of not-for-profit arts organizations in general, particularly the performing arts;
- Knowledge of clerical & budgetary practices, including accounting and bookkeeping procedures;
- Solid understanding of Mac computer environment and relevant software, office procedures and record management;
- An administrative or business degree would be considered an asset;
- Ability to work independently as well as be a positive and collaborative team player.
This is a part-time role, with the potential to become full-time.
The Administrative Manager is responsible to the Creative Producer.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
We encourage candidates of Treaty 7 First Nations ancestry to apply, but the position is open to all candidates.
Please forward cover letter and CV to: email@example.com
Aboriginal Program Officer, Theatre Section
Competition: 3517 (Internal/External)
Status: Regular full-time
Salary Scale: $66,692 to $80,459
Closing date: November 7, 2013
This is a targeted position for an individual who self-identify as Aboriginal and has knowledge of Aboriginal arts practices.
About the role
Under the direct supervision of the Head, Theatre Section, manages programs of assistance for individual artists, arts groups, and/or arts organizations, according to established policies and procedures; chairs assessment committee meetings, contributes to the development of Council policies; provides information services and support to the artistic community; works to ensure access for professional Canadian artists and arts organizations to Council programs and services; anticipates and responds to the development needs of the arts practice; in collaboration with other officers and the Aboriginal Arts Coordinator, contributes to the development and modification of initiatives and programs to respond effectively to the needs of Aboriginal artists; and performs other related duties. This is a targeted position requiring special knowledge of Aboriginal arts practices; at times, the incumbent will be called upon to work on various initiatives with the Aboriginal Arts Office. Please follow the link for the complete Role Profile: Professional, Arts Program- Level 2
The incumbent is required to travel up to 60 days per year and irregular hours may result in some overtime.
Basic requirements of the position
- An undergraduate degree in contemporary arts practices or arts administration, or equivalent professional practice in the arts
- Five (5) years of experience in the discipline and experience directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position
- Experience in a national context, the production and dissemination of work by Aboriginal artists and work that is called Aboriginal
- An understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of the artistic milieu, inclusive of the Aboriginal community including the organizations and institutions in the discipline
- Knowledge of the history and current status of the arts and most notably in the field contemporary Canadian English, French and Aboriginal theatre
- General knowledge of the diversity of cultural practices in Canada, including non-Western forms and Aboriginal arts practices
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, teamworking, problem-solving, analytical, time and priority management, organizational and leadership skills
- Ability to adapt and take on responsibilities related to new programs and services
- Ability to synthesize information, write reports, analyze budgets and understand financial statements
- Ability to facilitate consensus and resolve conflicts
- Ability to chair and manage committees
This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an intermediate level in oral and reading comprehension and a basic level in writing.
How to apply
Send the completed application form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot,Human Resources, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact Mylène Mougeot at extension 4124 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.
Eastside Story Guild in Vancouver, BC is looking for First Nations applicants for the following position as Performing Arts Instructor and Program Director. See HERE for more information!
(Note, this program does run out of a Baptist Church and some knowledge of biblical narrative is required.)
Contact: Tama Ward – Director, SACRED CANOPY SOCIETY
JOB POSTING: Artistic Associate
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013
Term Dates: Oct. 15 – June 30, 2013
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
280-320 hours (part-time) with potential additional hours, dependent on funding
19$-22$/hr based on experience
Are you passionate about the power of theatre? Have you been inspired by the exploration of Aboriginal-settler contact Leonard Linklater’s Justice? Moved by Yvette Wong’s story in Kenneth T. Williams’ Café Daughter? Awed by Anna Mae’s voice in Annie Mae’s Movement by Yvette Nolan?
Gwaandak Theatre is looking for a part-time Artistic Associate to join our team, helping us to deliver our 14th season and build for the next decade. The Artistic Associate will work closely with and report to the Artistic Director, and also work closely with the General Manager, Marketing Coordinator and rest of the Gwaandak team to achieve the vision of the company.
Gwaandak Theatre is dedicated to developing, producing and touring professional plays to empower Aboriginal, Northern and diverse voices, engaging in meaningful dialogue and feeding both spirit and soul of its community.
Our 2013-2014 season includes a fundraising event, a co-presentation, a touring production, play development workshops and readings, as well as our New Yukon Voices program for playwrights.
High Profile Television Show Seeking Native American Actors for Principal Roles
Rate of Pay: AFTRA Contract
Location: Shoots in Baltimore, MD (Production will cover travel expenses)
Shoot dates: July 25th-August 23rd
Native American Women ages 25-35
Native American Men in their 40s/50s.
The production anticipates many more Native American roles in the future. Even if you do not fit the description of the roles above but are interested in working on a television series please send your materials and casting will keep your file and contact you if a future role is right.
Please Submit your headshot and resume ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any further questions can be directed to casting.
Following the tremendous success of this year’s Colony, in which we explored ideas of outrage and outrageousness, the 2014 Colony is particularly interested in projects engaged with contentious contemporary political issues. Innovative initiatives such as international guest artists and the newly introduced Retreat component will continue next year, and a new summer component is being planned, as we evolve The Colony’s activities to serve playwrights from across Canada.
Working with this year’s writers, dramaturgs, and performers was a huge pleasure and tremendously productive. For an insider’s peek at the 2013 Banff Playwrights Colony, visit our Theatre Arts Photo Album for images and check out postings to The Banff Centre Blog.
We also want to celebrate the work by the 2013 participants, including the successful recent production in Halifax of Wanda Graham’s Kill Zone – A Love Story, a new piece linked to her Colony project entitled Stealth Strike. And Jovanni Sy’s Nine Dragons will be workshopped in Toronto at fu-GEN Theatre in collaboration with Gateway Theatre later this month. In future newsletters we’ll continue to profile work by this year’s remarkable artists.
Please consider applying to The Banff Playwrights Colony, or forward this message to your colleagues creating new Canadian plays. Visit The Colony’s web pages and discover the ideas we’ll be exploring in the coming year, plus a new submission deadline on August 28, and dates for The Retreat next February and The Colony in next April/May.
Director, The Banff Playwrights Colony
Native Voices Annual Call For Scripts
Native Voices are currently accepting Full-Length and Short Play scripts by Native American, Alaska Native, Pacific Island, and First Nations artists for specific development opportunities! All playwriting levels are welcome; NV accept submissions from established, emerging, and beginning playwrights. Submit yours for the following opportunities:
2014 Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays
First Look Series
3rd Annual Short Play Festival: “Legal Briefs: Lawmakers and Activists”
Click HERE for more information and submission guidelines.
If you have any specific questions or concerns, please email NVLiteraryAssociate@gmail.com
Casting Notice for Teen Sketch Comedy Show
The deadline for audition videos is June 28th.
Male or Female
17-23yrs (must look young enough to play a high school aged person)
Union or Non-union
Strong comedic abilities
Details & Submission Information
This initial casting is for a demo. Those chosen for this project will be financially compensated at industry standard rates for a demo. If you match the specs above, please follow these submission instructions:
Read carefully – don’t miss anything or else we wont be able to consider your audition! To be considered, you must send in your photo, resume and a video audition. Off the top and with a lot of energy, introduce yourself by looking at the camera and saying:
1. your full name
2. your age
3. town you live in
4. your agent (if you have one)
5. a brief description of your comedy/improv related experience
(the intro should take no more than 45 seconds).
Then, in two minutes or less, showcase your comedic skills. We want to laugh right off the top, so do whatever it is that makes you funny! Some options include (but are not limited to): original stand up material or jokes, physical comedy, impressions, etc.
You must audition as an individual, not as a comedy troupe. Make sure the video is well lit
and the audio is clear. We need to be able to see and hear you clearly. Frame yourself from
mid-chest and up.
If possible, we prefer video links (youtube, vimeo, etc) as opposed to attachments. If you are
sending a private link, don’t forget to include the password so we can view it. Photo, resume and video must all come in the SAME email. Send photo, resume and audition video to: email@example.com
AUDITION VIDEO DEADLINE: Friday June 28th
SHOOT DATES: still to be determined (likely to be around October 2013)
SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
Grunt is looking for 8 Native youth artists. The project is free and there’s a $400 honorarium for the participating youth. For more information, visit the grunt website.
Netherlands artist, Desiree Palmen, will be travelling to Vancouver in July to work with urban Native youth to explore their experiences and feelings in relation to Vancouver’s landscape. The project will be titled, MAMOOK IPSOOT (chinook translation: To Hide/Make Hidden). The artist will spend 3 weeks working with youth to paint them into a chosen place in Vancouver. These on-site painting projects will be photo-documented and these images will be publicly displayed in various locations within Vancouver by the fall.
Specific dates for the workshop are: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25. *Revised Dates.
Each workshop session will take place in the afternoon and will be roughly 3-4 hrs in length. Because of the nature of the project, there is a need for all of the participating youth to make a time commitment from the beginning to the end of the project.
Palmen has a history of working with youth who reside in areas where their connection to the land is extremely important to them culturally and historically. Check out the youth project, Hide & Seek, from Istanbul here: http://www.desireepalmen.nl/hideandseek.php
Part of the project will occur indoors, in the amenities room located next to grunt gallery’s facility. The other part will occur outdoors at a location chosen by each participating youth. The youth will wear clothing that will be painted upon, to help camouflage them into the area they have chosen. The artist has requested that youth have a pair of white cotton trousers and a white cotton long-sleeved shirt and some type of headgear that can be used to paint on. The clothing should be loose fitting so that the youth can pull it over the regular clothing they are wearing.
grunt is looking for 8 Native youth artists who are between the ages of 11-15 who reside in Vancouver, BC.
grunt wants to ensure that the participating youth have an interest in the arts as this is an incredible opportunity to work with an international artist. Participants will be paid an artists’ honorarium for their work and commitment to the project.
The camouflaged painting scenes will be photographed and video documented (there will be a 10-minute video created on the project that will be shown during its launch date in the Fall – Sept/Oct). This is an exciting opportunity for young artists to work with an experienced, international artist and have their work exposed to a number of diverse audiences. The images produced from this project will be shown in advertising spots across Vancouver, including those located in bus shelters and more.
If you know of a youth that is interested in this project, please ask their parent/guardian to email, Karlene Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
A FALSE FACE GENERAL AUDITION
A False Face is a genre bending drama, combing elements of science fiction, comedy, romance and Aboriginal spirituality into a narrative detailing the harm that befalls social workers when they help people. Hunter, a gifted Aboriginal palliative care worker, confronts her emerging dark side as she falls in love with Jake, an Aboriginal addictions counsellor. The play will debut at the 2013 Vancouver International Fringe Festivel.
Hunter (female, 30-40’s). Outspoken, funny, very gifted at her job, Hunter remains convinced that her DNA is slowly changing, eroding her ability to care for people. She has a bleak personal history that’s given her plenty of knowledge of scars and how to care for them.
Jake (male, 30-40’s). Shy and intelligent, he’s devoted his life to caring for his brain injured mother. He’s begun to have debilitating panic attacks, broken down by a career of failing to help his clients. In spite of these attacks, he continues his efforts to help people.
E-mail email@example.com with headshot and resume to book an audition.
When auditioning, please prepare a one to two minute contemporary monologue. Sides will be provided upon booking an audition appointment. Auditions will occur at the Creation Lab, 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 402 on:
Tuesday, June 11, 1:30 – 4 pm; and Wednesday, June 12, 2 to 5 pm.
Callbacks will occur on Friday, June 14 from 2-4 p.m.
Rehearsals will occur from August 12-Sept. 4, 2013 in Toronto. Performances will occur in Vancouver from September 5-15, 2013 (6 peformance dates), with possibility of additional performances from September 18-22, if play selected as Pick of the Fringe. Actors must be available for all performance dates.
Eligibility: Non-equity and Equity
Payment: Paying (producer will cover travel and accommodation costs, in addition to weekly stipends)
Position: Outreach and Recruitment Trainee
Organization: The Centre for Indigenous Theatre
Duration of Contract: May 2013 to March 31, 2014
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Start Date: May 21, 2013
Rate: $15.00 Cdn
The Centre for Indigenous Theatre offers training in the performing arts to students of Indigenous ancestry. The Centre’s goal is to develop and implement educational programs that promote and foster an understanding of Indigenous theatre while providing the highest calibre arts training to Indigenous students from across Canada. The Centre for Indigenous Theatre offers a three-year, post-secondary conservatory program as well as introductory summer intensive programs.
The Centre for Indigenous Theatre is accepting applications for Outreach and Recruitment Trainee. This full time, 35 hrs per week contract position aims to provide the successful applicant with a strong arts administrative background through support Outreach and Recruitment activities in conjunction with other core responsibilities within the organization.
Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting senior staff and consultants in the following areas:
Outreach: assist with development and implementation of local outreach activities within the Greater Toronto Area; provide accurate information regarding CIT’s programs;
Marketing & Promotion: assisting with student recruitment for CIT’s full-time and summer training programs; Distributing promotional materials electronically, mail, in person;
Office Administration: assist with filing, database management, written communications, responding to information inquires
Artist Liaison: working with individual artists and organizations to ensure that communications are clear and consistent. Act as artist liaison regarding travel and accommodation.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
- Understanding of Aboriginal Arts Community
- Valid Driver’s License is required; access to vehicle would be an asset
Funding for this position is made possible through Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training. Applicants must meet Miziwe Biik’s eligibility requirements and be of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Metis, Inuit).
Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please send your application along with your Letter of Interest to JL Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail at:
The Centre for Indigenous Theatre
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1X3
Phone: 416-506-9436 Fax: 416-506-9430
www.indigenoustheatre.com email: email@example.com
The Centre for Indigenous Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the following: Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Baagwating Community Association of the Mississaugas of Scugog First Nation, and BMO Financial Group,
SUMMER STUDENT DRAMA FACILITATOR
Post Date: April 26, 2013
Deadline for application: May 10, 2013 Location: Saskatoon, SK
Assignment: Full Time Summer Position
Pay Rate: $12.50/hour
Term: June 24-August 30, 2013
The Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) will engage a team of three facilitators in the delivery of the Metawewikamik Program. The facilitators will possess skills and knowledge required to provide a Cree culturally based drama camp. This summer, seven week-long programs will take place in urban, rural, and reserve locations throughout Saskatchewan.
Roles and Responsibilities
SNTC is looking for three facilitators for delivery of the 2013 Metawewikamik program, which will tour to different communities in the province this summer. As part of the team, you will work with youth ages 6-12 facilitating unique cultural and drama exercises, activities, and games. Each weekly program will conclude with a talent showcase performed by the youth for the community, coordinated by the facilitators.
- training and/or work experience in theatre and/or performing arts;
- a knowledge of First Nations language, culture, and peoples in Saskatchewan;
- a willingness to learn introductory Cree language skills and cultural practices
- experience working with children and youth;
- facilitation experience and group management skills are considered assets.
Summer student applicants must be registered or returning to school in the fall, and applicants must be bondable. A valid driver’s license and experience working with First Nations are also considered assets. Applicants must be willing to travel throughout the province as part of a team of workshop cultural arts facilitators. Applicants of Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) ancestry are encouraged to apply.
The Metawewikamik Program provides an opportunity for youth to be immersed in a cultural arts program that is fun, safe, and educational. The goal is to develop and foster their interests in the performing arts and reinforce awareness of First Nations culture and language.
Please send resumes to:
Alan Long, General Manager
Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company
914 20th Street West,
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Y4
Phone: 306-933-2262 Fax: 306-933-2738
www.sntc.ca @sntc_ca facebook.com/sntc.ca