Soulpepper Theatre Company’s (Soulpepper) vision is to share vital stories that connect us all. Soulpepper traditionally delivers on that mission by producing a year-round season of over 500 events, including plays, concerts, musicals, festivals and presentations. Soulpepper plays a civic role in our community through free education programs, community conversation series, artist training, environmental sustainability initiatives, and newcomer welcome programs. Soulpepper strives to ensure theatre is accessible to all by offering ASL interpretation, Relaxed Performances, free tickets to arts workers and those under 25 years old, and ensuring a public $25 ticket price or all our programs. During COVID, Soulpepper has adapted to digital platforms offering free sharable content, including play readings, workshops, interviews, and concerts.
Soulpepper is an organization committed to pursuing Radical Inclusion. Applicants of all experience levels are welcome to apply. We encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour, Trans, and Disabled persons.
The Executive Producer is Soulpepper’s senior producer, leading on the development, delivery and future life of all creative projects.
The Executive Producer overseas a department that currently includes full-time producing and production staff, expanding to include independent, union and agency personnel as required. Freelance marketers complement the team on a project-to-project basis. The current structure is likely to evolve as the company grows its permanent staff number towards the anticipated, but currently unscheduled, return to seasonal programming at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Executive Producer is part of the Soulpepper Senior Management Team and, as such, makes a meaningful contribution to all aspects of the company’s life, including strategic planning, budgeting and team leadership.
The Executive Producer makes a regular report to the Soulpepper board, attending meetings, and making presentations as required.
The Executive Producer’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Managing the company’s producing, production and project marketing staff
- Working in partnership with the Artistic and Executive Directors in the shaping of the Soulpepper program, advising on artistic projects, liaising with artists and partners, and contributing to the development of new ideas
- Developing, managing and monitoring the program budget, reporting updates to the Executive, Artistic and Finance Directors as required
- Exploring, and delivering on, opportunities for co-commissioning, co-production, and future life, including touring, transfers, and opportunities in other media, negotiating contracts and financials as required
- Chairing an appropriate schedule of meetings, including the Executive, Artistic and Finance Directors, and appropriate departmental staff, to ensure the smooth progress and delivery of the program
- Following established procedures to negotiate and execute all artistic, creative, and production contracts and payroll requirements
- Ensuring that all appropriate production schedules are in place and communicated throughout the organisation
- Working with the Executive and Finance Directors to set income targets for projects and productions as required
- Working with the Executive Director to ensure that appropriate freelance or agency marketing staff are employed for each project, with agreed sales targets, campaign briefs and scopes of work
- Actively networking on behalf of the company on a regional, national and international level, working to ensure that Soulpepper’s profile is well positioned
- Attending performances, conferences and events on behalf of the company, both at The Young Center and elsewhere
- Embracing and advocating for the company’s commitment to a collaborative and empowering working culture
- Actively supporting the company’s commitment to radical inclusion
- Championing the company’s Code of Conduct and Statement of Promises
- Liaising with TAPA and PACT as appropriate, advising the Executive, Artistic and Finance Directors of any relevant updates
- Liaising with the development department on the procurement of and reporting requirements on any grants or donations that pertain to the creative program
- Annual range of $85,000-$95,000 commensurate with experience
- 15 vacation days, 5 paid sick days and 5 personal days
- Start date is negotiable
- Performs most duties in a regular office environment however due to current COVID related restrictions, staff are primarily working from home
- Must be available to work regular office hours however, due to the nature of the performing arts environment, some work may occur outside of regular office hours including evenings and weekends
HOW TO APPLY
Soulpepper is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community and our country. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage submissions from individuals, with proper credentials, of all genders, cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. Soulpepper is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process. Soulpepper invites candidates who may require assistance during the application/ hiring process, to let us know and we will work with them to meet their needs. Soulpepper thanks all candidates for their interest however, will only contact those selected for interviews.
Please send résumé and cover letter detailing how you can contribute to this dynamic not-for-profit arts organization by no later than April 19, 2021.
Please quote EP21 on the subject line when applying by email.