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Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5pm EST

The Opportunity

The Big Picture

We are seeking a Producer to oversee Nightswimming’s operations and financial management, and collaborate with Artistic Director Brian Quirt on the leadership of the company as it moves into the post-pandemic performing arts landscape.

At Nightswimming, the creative partnership between Artistic Director and Producer is not a traditional Artistic Director – General Manager relationship, but rather an artistic collaboration that has been central to Nightswimming’s approach since the company was established. The Producer contributes to all of our dramaturgical undertakings and Brian plays an important role in the company’s administrative activities. The Producer’s role has always shifted depending on the person. There is an opportunity for you to shape the position, and for your vision to have direct impact on the company’s future activities and projects.

We want you to love the work we are creating, and to be part of envisioning the next phase of the company’s artistic life. We invite you to bring your full self – as producer, individual, audience member, storyteller – to the position. Our highly collaborative working process invites extensive consultation, welcomes other voices such as interns into our deliberations, and always prioritizes the needs of the artists we work with. We are particularly interested in applicants with a passion and track record for inclusive practices and working with artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and abilities.

The Producer works closely with the Artistic Director, both of whom report to the Board of Directors. The Producer is responsible, with the Artistic Director, for sustaining the creative and administrative vision of Canada’s only purely dramaturgical company. Producing on location and/or on tour, and attending conferences and festivals to promote the company’s work are important components of the position. Evening and weekend work will be required at times. The Producer must share and advocate for Nightswimming’s priorities of collaboration, partnership, mentorship, inclusion and commitment to long-term relationships with artists.

Key Details:

Start date: August 3, 2021. Paid transition period with current Producer in late July. (This could shift based on availability).

Salary: At full time hours (37.5 hrs/week) the Producer will be paid $50,000 annually.

Holidays: 4 weeks (20 days) paid holiday annually, to be arranged in collaboration with the Artistic Director. Historically, two of those weeks are around winter holidays; this is flexible and open to discussion.

Professional Development: Nightswimming supports and will contribute to professional development that is important to the job and your practice.

Working Remotely: Nightswimming staff and artists are currently operating from home. This will be the case until health authorities recommend returning to the office at which time the Producer will generally work from our office at Toronto’s Distillery District. Working from home after that point is flexible and can be discussed. The Producer may need to work from theatres or studios when our projects are in process or production.

How to Apply:

Please email your application to
by FRIDAY MAY 28 2021 at 5pm EST with “Producer Application” as the subject line.

Please attach a single PDF containing the following:

  • A letter outlining why you want to work with Nightswimming, what you imagine the position to be, and what you bring to your vision of it.
  • A biography of yourself – how do you describe yourself and your community/communities?
  • Your CV + name/email for three references.

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