Part-Time/Full-Time position

Mammalian Diving Reflex is hiring an Associate Producer &
Communications Coordinator. This position will involve 20 hours of
work per week on administrative tasks outlined below, to support pre-
production, communications and marketing, grant writing, as well as
and creative collaboration on international performances
(approximately 8-16 weeks per year, on 2-4 week long site-specific
projects). When on tour, the Associate Producer & Communications
Coordinator position will be full-time, with the expectation that
administrative tasks are managed in addition to on-site project

This position may grow to a full-time position over the next calendar
year. Candidates who are not interested in this growth opportunity need
not apply (see VERY IMPORTANT NOTES below). The Associate
Producer & Communications Coordinator will be a core member of a 5-
person team; they will work primarily with the Artistic Producer, but will
also, be expected to take part in company-wide meetings and


Founded in 1993, Mammalian Diving Reflex is an award-winning,
Toronto-based performance company, research-art atelier and culture
production workshop dedicated to investigating the social sphere. Our
key working methodology is social acupuncture, which we use to
create playful, provocative, site and social-specific participatory
performances and theatre productions with non-actors of all ages and
demographics, designed to bring people together in new and unusual
ways. We also create participatory gallery installations, videos, art
objects, theoretical texts, and more, always on the lookout for
contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences.
Mammalian is internationally recognized for our collaborations with young
people, and in 2011 launched Young Mammals, the company’s youth
training wing and succession plan, in collaboration with a group of
diverse young Torontonians. Mammalian creates work in Toronto,
Canada and has toured performances to more than 20 countries around
the world. We are excited to expand our team to meet the increasing
demand for our work.


The Associate Producer & Communications Coordinator will be
responsible for the following tasks:


Book flights and Insurance for company travel
Create and update schedules for projects on and off tour
Gather and compile performance statistics after each project
Under the supervision of Artistic Producer:
Update Touring Riders
Update Performance Promotional Documents

Update and edit website content, as needed via WordPress and Fetch
Disseminate quarterly newsletters via Mailchimp
Maintain Facebook/Instagram/Youtube/Social Media presence,
updating content regularly and as needed
Organize and maintain digital and physical Press Archive
Maintaining up to date marketing documents
Maintain contact database
Field press interviews & requests as needed
Touring/Project Coordination (on tour):

Train on, produce and oversee projects on tour, in coordination with the
Artistic Director, Artistic Producer and other project coordinators hired
by the company;
Manage petty cash and all receipts;
Oversee that all waivers and permission forms are given to and
completed by projects participants;
Meet with presenters and representatives from relevant institutions,
funders and local government as possible;
Give talks as requested by presenters/festivals while on-tour as
requested; overseen by Artistic Director
Act as tour manager when on production with designers, artists or
participants to ensure they have all necessary materials, are
comfortable, and be at their disposal for questions, etc.;
Attend all rehearsals, performances and production meetings on and
before tours as necessary;
Follow Roles & Responsibilities as stipulated by the Company in
advance of tours;
Follow all company project Standard Operating Procedures for touring
projects, including feedback and debrief processes
Grants and administration:

Support touring grant administration (writing, editing, submitting) and
pre-production for touring projects as needed by Artistic Producer

Attend weekly staff meetings
Commit to an office presence when in Toronto for two days a week.
Work within administrative systems and procedures as directed by the
Artistic Producer and Operations Manager
Follow company’s Standard Operating Procedures and provide
feedback on company processes and administrative procedures


The Associate Producer & Communications Coordinator will have the
following experience and skills:

Openness to and understanding of Mammalians artistic approach
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proven
writing skills (a sample may be requested)
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent time management, prioritization and organization skills and
the ability to effectively support multiple and concurrent projects
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Applications,
Mac OS, WordPress as well as various social media platforms:
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.
A flexible schedule, as the job will range between a part-time and full-
time role, with some evening and weekend hours
Openness to meeting and working with new people, comfortable
leading workshops and collaborating with others, including those who
may speak a foreign language
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to learn quickly, and adapt easily to new environments
Ability to work independently, remotely, and as part of a dynamic team
Ability to handle high-stress, busy environments with occasional long
days (on-tour)
Willingness to take initiative and work autonomously
A proactive problem solver, who approaches difficult and/or
confounding situations with optimism and pragmaticism
A proven collaborator, who works well with others
Willingness, availability and ability to travel abroad on tour (usually 2-4
weeks at a time, 2-4 times per year)


The following skills are considered assets:

Holding a B.A./B.Sc. or M.A./M.Sc. in arts management, liberal arts or a
related field or the social sciences: sociology, urban planning,
anthropology, etc.
Experience working for a small arts organization, other non-profit or
small business
Experience writing grant applications
Experience working with youth and children or other marginalized
Experience travelling abroad
Additional languages are an asset
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is an asset

Mammalian Diving Reflex engages in proactive employment practices through
Affirmative Action with the goal to increase representation of the
following designated groups in the work field: women, people with disabilities
, Aboriginal peoples, LGBTQ, and racialized individuals.
Applicants are invited to self-identify when they apply.


Starting at 20 hours/week at $18/hour when in Toronto
$750 flat fee/week when training (full-time) on tour (outside of Toronto),
increasing to $850/week once training has ended, as well as a per
diem of approximately $65/day

The Associate Producer & Communications Coordinator will be hired
on a one-year contract, with a possibility for renewal. The first six months
will be a probationary period.


The Associate Producer & Communications Coordinator must be
available (and have a valid passport) for international touring starting
as early as September 2018.

Preference will be given to a candidate who could work full-time in this
capacity, should the opportunity arise. We are looking for someone who
is flexible to shifts in their hours and responsibilities, as this is a new
position and may require adjustment over the year.

Mammalian Diving Reflex creates work that pushes boundaries and
explores sensitive and oftentimes awkward topics, including sexuality,
aging, the relationships between strangers in public space, and
collaborations with populations who may have experienced a high
degree of trauma, like refugees who have suffered devastating losses
in war. Our work often (deliberately) produces discomfort, and therefore
candidates need to be resilient and not prone to being triggered by
sexuality, personal stories of violence or other challenging topics. We
sometimes collaborate with people whose views we may find
problematic, unacceptable, and affronting, and we must approach
these situations without judgment. Additionally, our projects are often
embedded in communities, immersing us in a variety of situations, and
can sometimes dissolve the division between work and life.

All the members of our team have had to learn very quickly on the job
to develop new skills and capacities, and initially, would not have
qualified for the positions we currently hold. Therefore, we are more
interested in working with people who are smart, dedicated and
passionate, with the right temperament, rather than those whose CV is
an exact fit. If youre smart, dedicated, resilient, have great multi-
tasking and detail-oriented skills, are able to manage busy high-stress
moments, and are looking for adventure – but lack some of the required
skills – thats okay. We are more than willing to train people and, to
some degree, tailor the position slightly to match the skills you have.

Candidates must be able to work legally in Canada.

DEADLINE : Thursday, August 2, 2018, 5pm EST
Possible Interview: Week of August 6-10, 2018
Possible start by: August 20, 2018
Possible touring start: September 2018

Please submit your CV, a cover letter outlining your interest and fit for
the position, as well as your favourite meme, with the subject line
Associate Producer & Communications Coordinator to
annalise@mammalian.ca. Only candidates selected for an interview
will be contacted.