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Monday 18 March 2024

Théâtre français de Toronto, Obsidian Theatre and Theatre Gargantua are looking for a Project Coordinator

CONDITIONS

Status 2-year contract, full-time
Region Downtown Toronto
Workplace College and Yonge
Years of experience 2 to 5 years
Salary range $55,000 to $65,000 per year
Start date April, 2024

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Three prominent Toronto-based theatre companies have joined together to create a new
home: Theatre Chrysalide. Theatre Chrysalide will create an inspiring performance space that will be a cultural hub – a facility that will provide a home for the founding theatre companies: Obsidian Theatre, Théâtre français de Toronto, and Theatre Gargantua. These companies are contemporary, cosmopolitan, ground-breaking, and urban. We share a common vision to secure a permanent, sustainable performance and creation space. Together we will provide a state-of-the-art space for contemporary artists to create and inspire the next generation of theatre makers and the community at large.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Theatre Chrysalide construction project presents a unique opportunity and exciting challenges. We now need to make our existence, our raison d'être and the need for our project known to the community, funders, public decision makers and potential project partners (including developers for the construction of the theatre). This calls for a solid marketing strategy, an awareness campaign, and regular, sustained exchanges with all these stakeholders. We are looking for an experienced Project Coordinator to coordinate these steps and help the project move forward.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Employed by Théâtre français de Toronto, the Project Coordinator will report to the executives of all three partnering theatres to:
  • Lead the development of a business plan for the construction and operations of Theatre Chrysalide;
  • Coordinate consultations with our audiences and diverse stakeholders in the arts and culture sector;
  • Coordinate and implement a Community Engagement process and Awareness Campaign in order to get the word out about Chrysalide;
  • Work on research and operational planning;
  • Coordinate related marketing strategies;
  • Coordinate the finalizing of the Chrysalide website and promotional material;
  • Coordinate contacts and appointments between Chrysalide, politicians and various public agencies to confirm public contributions;
  • Ensure all necessary follow-ups on various action items with developers, lawyers, and all stakeholders involved in the project;
  • Write and revise grant applications and other relevant submissions;
  • Maintain accurate records and reports; Engage in other duties as required or as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Excellent level of spoken and written English and French
  • Highly self-motivated, self-starter and takes initiative
  • Can think outside the box
  • Project coordination and project planning experience
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented
  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in business administration, arts management, not-for-profit administration, or related field
  • Curious and willing to learn new skills and try new experiences
  • Sense of priorities
  • Ability to manage several tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate goodwill, listening skills, openness and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to take initiative and follow through
  • Strong team player with a demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Comfortable with spreadsheets, budgeting, pro-formas
  • Intermediate to advanced level proficiency in Microsoft applications and Microsoft Office 365 (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of information within a short period (mainly from written documents such as past feasibility studies)
  • Knowledge of the performing arts sector and its current challenges in Canada and Toronto in particular would be a plus.
  • Work within the not-for-profit sector, on construction projects and/or business planning experience is also considered an asset.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have a valid work permit

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter including your interest in the position, the arts, and the date you are available to start
  • A CV no longer than two pages outlining your educational, professional and/or relevant experience
  • Three References to be made available upon request
  • Applications can be submitted in English or French. Interviews will be conducted in both languages.

Accommodation for candidates with disabilities will be provided upon request. TfT is committed to reflecting diversity throughout its team and encourages applications from people from a multitude of cultures, ethno-cultural groups, identities and gender expression. TfT is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to Caroline Caire, Development Manager, no later than April 4, 2024 by 5 p.m.at ccaire@theatrefrancais.com.