Start date: June 2021
Location: Québec, Canada
Remuneration: $40 000/year
Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, Black Theatre Workshop, and Geordie Theatre are seeking to partner with a Québec-based individual wishing to launch an independent career as a touring agent. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Sector Innovation and Development program, the three companies have secured two years worth of capital funding to assist the selected individual in receiving the technical and practical training necessary to launch their new business venture.
The agent’s services would consist of independently managing and growing a roster of regional theatre companies. From seeking opportunities for presentation to securing bookings for clients, the individual would function as a centralized hub connecting English Montréal artists to audiences in the rest of Canada and internationally.
You are a personable and ambitious self-starter looking to launch a new business that will help English Montréal Theatre companies reach wider audiences in different markets. You are familiar with the creation models and respective professional agreements that govern both English and French professional theatre creation in Québec, and understand how English Theatre in Québec is greatly influenced by its French counterpart. You recognize the unique challenges and opportunities that arise from creating in an Official Language Minority setting and are eager to develop a roster of clients that will showcase the uniqueness of our region’s creative culture and endeavours.
Under the partnership and guidance of senior leadership of the partnering organizations, the selected candidate will
- Develop a business model for their agency;
- Develop an understanding of the larger Canadian theatre landscape;
- Develop and promote a roster of tour-ready productions;
- Develop promotional materials, show packages, and websites;
- Liaise with presenters and touring agents across Canada and internationally; and
- Identify and secure market opportunities for the partnering organizations and other clients.
- Fully bilingual (English and French), both written and spoken;
- Extensive knowledge of Canadian theatre creation processes;
- Basic knowledge of the following associations and their respective professional agreements: Canadian Actors Equity Association, Union des artistes, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Associated Designers of Canada, and Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec;
- Marketing experience is an asset;
- Project management experience is an asset;
- Budgeting and financial management experience is an asset.
The selected candidate will receive a fee of $40,000/year for the first two years of their venture, as well as monies for training-related costs, a technology allowance, promotional material, conference registration fees, and a limited number of travel-related expenses.
Once the two-years of the program are complete, the Touring Agent will be autonomous in securing revenue and commission through their roster of clients.
Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume. Send to the Touring Agent Search Committee, care of email@example.com by May 21st, 2021.
The partnering organizations encourage applications from all qualified individuals and welcome applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.