Touchstone Theatre has been a leading force in Canadian play development for 44 years, and has helped launch and develop some of the country's most important playwrights and actors. Each season, we produce three to four full-scale productions while providing year-round dramaturgy of new works inconsideration for programming. Our 2019-20 season includes two world premieres,one Vancouver premiere, and a co-presentation with the PuSh Festival. We achieve all this with a staff of three, co-led by Artistic Director Roy Surette and Managing Director Amy Lynn Strilchuk, as well as a seasonal team of contract artists and production personnel. www.touchstonetheatre.com
Touchstone Theatre is priming itself for artistic and programming-based financial growth to bolster the creation of new work and productions of Canadian plays from Vancouver-based artists.
To get there, we’re seeking an entrepreneurial,strategic-thinking, theatre-loving team player who is looking for a small shop to implement big change. If you’re a communications specialist and/or arts administrator who wants to see the direct impact of your efforts on growing the art – we want to hear from you.
Anticipated Start Date: August 19, 2019.
Compensation: $39,000 - $42,000 annually, 37.5 hrs/week. Some evening and weekend work will be occasionally required.
Benefits & Vacation: 3 weeks vacation, 1 week paid December Holiday closure, & health benefits plan.
Reports to: Managing Director
Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Managing Director, the Communications & Business Manager plays a vital role in three key areas: creating and implementing dynamic communications strategies, providing an exceptional patron experience, and supporting the overall business needs of the organization.
How to Apply:
We are looking for someone who understands the Canadian theatre landscape and loves problem solving the unique challenges we face. In your cover letter,please tell us the ideal patron experience you’d create for Touchstone and how you’d foster those relationships through marketing and communications initiatives. Please also attach up to 3 writing samples that give a range of your communications writing (e.g.: press release, brochure copy, branded blog post,etc).
All applications will be kept strictly confidential.
We strongly encourage applicants with lived experience, from First Nations communities,people of all races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and genders to apply. We thank all candidates for applying;however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: Amy Lynn Strilchuk, firstname.lastname@example.org