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As we enter our fifteenth season, Downstage is seeking a visionary artist and community builder to lead the company into its next stage.

Our new Artistic Director will report to the Board of Directors and work in close collaboration with our Managing Director, with work beginning in September, 2018. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced theatre artist with a gift for collaboration and a genuine passion for social justice, access, and diversity.

THE DOWNSTAGE PERFORMANCE SOCIETY (Downstage) is a not-for-profit theatre company and registered charity based in Calgary, Alberta.
OUR MANDATE is to produce Canadian theatre that creates meaningful conversation around social issues.
OUR MISSION is to achieve a social impact through artistic excellence. We identify the conversations that are most vital to today and tomorrow. We are active accomplices to
crucial organizations and individuals working on pressing social issues. We plant seeds for action beyond the theatre through theatrical works that diffuse polarization, lessen
apathy and create understanding and connection.

Downstage is a dynamic organization in a time of transition and growth.
• We are moving away from being a founder-driven organization, with the company’s previous leaders having served for 14 and 10 years.
• We have expanded our artistic practice to include works co-created with community members who don’t identify as professional artists, but who are connected to the issues we explore.
• We are working to deepen our social impact by creating a clear evaluation framework, documenting our approaches, and testing new ways to connect performances to small actions outside the theatre.
• We are looking to grow our human and financial resources to be able to respond more readily to opportunities, partnerships and emerging social issues.

Please visit for the full job posting. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2018.

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