Posted by Native Earth Performing Arts
The new Artistic Director will lead Native Earth Performing Arts through the next stage of its development. The successful applicant will be responsible for artistic leadership that places high value on developing and presenting Indigenous art and artists, engaging in meaningful relationships with other arts organizations, and maintaining the priorities of the 2019-24 Strategic Plan, all within the framework of Indigenous values and practices.
The incoming Artistic Director will be expected to build on the successes and direction of the company while adding his or her own artistic vision and leadership to the work. We are looking for a collaborative leader whose career to this point demonstrates strong artistic judgment, ongoing connection with Indigenous arts and communities, and the ability to create an environment that nurtures developing artists as well as Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff in roles throughout the company. There is ample scope for creative and innovative approaches both in NEPA itself and through our partnerships with other arts organizations.
This position reports to the Board of Directors, which has oversight of the company. In addition to the usual role, the Board has a particular responsibility to ensure that the company direction and actions are congruent with Indigenous values as those have been articulated in the Strategic Plan.
The timing of this posting also allows for a working relationship over three months or longer with the current Artistic Director. This will permit the successful candidate to assume leadership while becoming familiar with the organization’s culture and operation as well as the plans that are already in place for upcoming seasons.
Note: All NEPA staff and board members who identify as Indigenous are required to provide appropriate verifying documentation. Candidates for this position who proceed to the second interview will be expected to provide such documentation prior to that interview if they have not already done so.
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