Application Deadline: Friday, July 8th
Position Start Date: Negotiable. Onboarding starting Aug 2022
Contract Type: Year-Round, Full Time, Flexible Hours
Salary: $35,000 annually
Current ED, Lee-Anne Poole, will produce her 7th and final Fringe Festival this September 1st to 11th, 2022. “I love the Fringe, and I’m excited to return to being a Fringe Festival artist and audience member,” before becoming the ED, Poole produced four of her original plays at The Fringe. Now she’s leaving the 32-year-old festival to refocus on her own creative pursuits, and The Halifax Fringe is looking for a new leader. April Hubbard (Board Chair), “We can never do enough to properly thank Lee-Anne but we will be cheering her on in her future dreams. I know the new ED will benefit from the groundwork she has laid and take Halifax Fringe to worlds we never imagined possible seven years ago.
What is Halifax Fringe?
Fringe brings together outsiders and gives them a place to explore and experiment in a safe and supportive environment.
The Halifax Fringe Festival is an annual uncensored theatre / performing arts festival. Each year, the festival is 11 days, with over 55 productions, performing over 350 individual performances! We are a non-profit association located in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). September 1st to 11th 2022 will mark our 32nd festival.
What the Executive Director is to the Halifax Fringe:
The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of the organization’s operations, involving the planning, administration, funding, logistics, and execution of the Halifax Fringe Festival. They will be a passionate leader dedicated to the organization’s mission of creating an accessible space for everyone to express themselves through performance. The ED reports directly to the Halifax Fringe Festival’s Board of Directors, and will be tasked with delegating all responsibilities required to produce the festival. They will also be responsible for programming workshops and educational opportunities that maintain the Fringe’s role as an organization that reflects the needs and desires of our arts community, while challenging its members to grow and develop.
We are looking for someone who…
- Has a desire to champion the priorities, vision, and mandate of Halifax Fringe and the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF).
- Is excited to build the Fringe Festival as a safe, fair, encouraging, and dynamic workplace.
- Is able to confidently represent Fringe at industry events and within the theatre community.
- Has the confidence to challenge the status quo and encourage others to rethink the way they interact with the arts community.
- Is able to manage hectic and overlapping schedules in the short term and long term.
- Has lived experience working or living in the underrepresented arts community.
- Has the ability to build connections and collaborations with a variety of community members.
- Has a willingness to continuously learn and grow on the job.
- Has strong communication skills.
Full details are here.