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  • Hiring RBC Emerging Artist

    Organization Description 

    Theatre Projects Manitoba is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2020/21. The theatre we do is intimate, provocative, and artistically driven. It is our strong belief that professional theatre, created in partnership with a community and its artists, can inspire awe, wonder, and meaningful discourse. Our goal is to continue to build cultural narratives that speak to and for all the people in our community.   

    This year Theatre Projects Manitoba is hosting a season long collaboration with citizens of Interlake communities- the Interlake Chautauqua. This outreach and creation program will culminate in a three week tour of the region in spring 2021. We are seeking an emerging artist, in any artistic discipline(s) to join the project.  

    Job Description 

    The Artist will join a team of emerging and established interdisciplinary artists, including TPM’s Artistic Director Ardith Boxall, and Associate Artist Andraea Sartison in conducting artistic research, outreach, and building collaborative projects with communities in Manitoba’s Interlake in person and via digital platforms including schools, friendship centers, individual artists and cultural organizations.  

    Preferably, the Artist is a member of an Interlake community either currently living, have lived, or with strong connections to the Interlake, familial or otherwise. The artist is pursuing a career, or an education in an artistic discipline, and is able to demonstrate their artistic practice.  

    This is a designated position. We will only accept applications from qualified individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, or a Person of Colour. Priority will be given to members of Indigenous and Metis communities who live in or have connections to Manitoba’s Interlake region. 

     This is a contract position beginning immediately and ending in June 2021 

     The successful candidate will be responsible for:  

    • Planning and leading workshops in their art form (digital or in person TBD) with the support of TPM staff 
    • Creating a collaborative art piece facilitating connections between multiple schools, together with other emerging artists on the Chautauqua team 
    • Assisting other Chautauqua artists in executing programming, and realizing the project goals both in advance and on tour 
    • Documenting the tour for archival purposes and promotional purposes 
    • Representing their home community as tour plans are established, providing insight and leadership on event planning, promotion and volunteers in their area 

    Key Qualities 

    • Between 19-35 years old and identifies as “emerging” in their arts career.  
    • Citizen of or deeply rooted in an Interlake community 
    • Established arts practice (Emerging Artist qualities may include: 1-2 years of training or professional activity in an arts practice, commitment to devoting more time to an artistic activity, involvement in a creative community, seek primary income from artistic practice, have little presentation or publication history) 
    • Demonstrated dedication to pursuing career or education in an arts discipline 
    • Confidence to lead small groups of any ages in artistic work (with support as required) 
    • Willingness to try new things, collaborate, and assist the team in realizing the project’s goals 
    • Independent, well organized, strong and efficient communicator 
    • Interest and ability to work with all people, including young students, elders, First Nations, Settler, urban, rural, artists, government etc.  
    • Must have valid Driver’s license. Child abuse Registry required should you be hired for this position. 
    • Ability and willingness to travel 

    Compensation/Work Details 

     The position will be compensated at $17/hour. 

     There will be 1-3 hours per week of work beginning immediately until May 2021. However; over  

    this period there will also be three work weeks (October 19-25, 2020, January 25-31, 2021, April 26-May 2, 2021) where the artist must be available to work on the project for an estimated 30 hours/week, as well as three weeks of touring slated for June 2021 (dates TBD) where the artist will be required to live and work with the full artistic team in the Interlake of Manitoba.  

    Accommodation, per diem and mileage will all be provided while on tour, and all production costs will be covered by the Company. (A car is not required) 

    The Emerging Artist will be responsible for submitting their own hours, and must have a computer and ability to work independently and remotely.  

    TPM does have a small office where up to 2-3 staff members can safely work at a time. It is in the Exchange District of Winnipeg. Larger spaces are secured for full staff or artistic meetings where social distancing can be maintained. The Emerging Artist will be expected to perform some independent work hours remotely.  

     Submission Guidelines 

     Please send contact info for two references who can speak to your arts practice, your résumé and cover letter detailing how you can contribute to this ground-breaking, not-for-profit arts organization by September 23rd. Outline areas of expertise, and areas where you also can expand your own practice/skill set through this position.  

    If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodation required to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Interviews will take the place in person in a setting that allows for safe social distancing, or digitally based on the comfort of the interviewee.   

    Theatre Projects Manitoba invites applications from all qualified individuals, and encourages applications from members of racialized groups, visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons who have a disability, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.  

    Deadline for Submission: September 23rd Selection: October 10th  

     Submissions should be emailed to: Artistic Director Ardith Boxall: [email protected]

     

    For info or assistance, contact Andraea Sartisona[email protected]

  • Hiring a Technical Digital Director

    Organization Description 

    Theatre Projects Manitoba is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2020/21. The theatre we do is intimate, provocative, and artistically driven. It is our strong belief that professional theatre, created in partnership with a community and its artists, can inspire awe, wonder, and meaningful discourse. Our goal is to continue to build cultural narratives that speak to and for all the people in our community.   

    This year Theatre Projects Manitoba is taking a deep dive into the investigation of digital practices and processes. As we explore the impact of being physically separated from our audiences and collaborators, we are looking for innovative and artistic opportunities to translate our work to digital platforms. 
     

    Job Description 

    The Technical Digital Director (TDD) will assist TPM, our staff and all collaborating artists to pivot digitally by providing expertise, training and hands on support.  

    The successful candidate will collaborate with the company administratively- building up TPM’s digital capabilities and literacy to enhance administrative efficiency and abilities. Areas of digital integration will include: marketing, equipment acquisition, online workspaces/processes, strategic planning, gathering and analyzing metrics.  

    The TDD will assist artists working with TPM with the capture and dissemination of their work. This will include consulting on and assisting with high quality streaming and online collaboration platforms, and providing assistance with video/sound capture, edit and sharing.  

    The TDD will be integrated in the company as a part time staff member- attending artistic and staff meetings to facilitate collaboration and identify opportunities for digital integration and growth.  

    The TDD is not expected to be an expert on everything digital, but a wide portfolio will be an asset. Most importantly the TDD should be well connected with, or able to identify, other industry experts to provide consultation and insight when it is beyond the TDD’s personal skillset- such as booking workshop instructors on an array of topics related to theatre’s digitization.  

    This is a part time position with flexible hours, estimated at 4-10/week beginning immediately and ending Dec 23, 2020. TPM hopes to extend this position for the remainder of the season (until June 2021), including integration of the TDD on a 3 week rural tour slated for spring, 2021. This is dependent on project funding and will be confirmed by December 1, 2020.  

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  • Artist Meetings 

    TPM is holding meetings with artists on a monthly basis through the summer and fall. This is a time to share your artistic practice or to express your desire to work on TPM’s production and design teams. We are looking to meet artists from many communities, backgrounds and artistic practices.

    This call is open to artists across the disciplines – performers, visual artists, producers, writers, creators, and those whose work intersects with artists. Artists and colleagues who have worked with us before are also encouraged to book a time to meet with Ardith. We miss you. Let’s connect! 

    Artists are invited to pre-submit materials that will help us learn more about you and your artistic practice. This can be a resume or other written introduction. You are welcome to submit samples of your artistic work in any form – this is optional and not required.

    TPM is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment. TPM encourages submissions from those who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. 

    Meetings will be held in person and online by Artistic Director Ardith Boxall 

    Submission Deadline: Friday August 21st, 2020 

    Zoom Meetings: Tuesday August 25th, 2020 

    In Person Meetings: Wednesday August 26th, 2020

    Email submission to: [email protected]
    (Please put Meeting with Ardith in the subject line)

    For Performing Artists – Actors, Dancers, Writers, Musicians, Creators
    *(It is not required to have everything in the list below – these are just options of how you can you can introduce yourself)

    – Resume and headshot 

    And one or more of the following options that best showcase your skills 

    – Optional submission of video or images showcasing your talents 

    – Option to do a general audition (one monologue or song) – Submission of writing or music sample 

    *Submit a Maximum of 4 minutes for video and sound, 5 images, and/or 5 pages of written submission. 

    For Production, Design, and Graphic Artists 

    – Resume / Portfolio/ Website

    Theatre Projects Manitoba was founded in 1990 as an artist-driven organization and a theatre-at-large, using a variety of venues for performance locations. Committed to the cultivation of Canadian Theatre, in the past 30 years TPM has staged more than 50 new Manitoban works. 

    TPM’s objectives are twofold: To develop and produce theatre that illuminates the human condition as well as to provide challenging opportunities for the growth of the artists of this region 

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