February 15, 2021
Call for Applications: Managing Director
Hosted by Neworld Theatre
Neworld Theatre is one of Vancouver’s leading and best-known independent theatre/ performance companies, and an integral part of a highly collaborative community that has evolved in the Vancouver theatre scene over the last two decades. We work in a 6000s.f. shared production hub and studio, PL1422, in the Commercial Drive area of East Vancouver. Led by Artistic Director Chelsea Haberlin, Neworld develops and/or produces 7-9 projects a year, tours nationally and internationally, and offers community engagement programs. We also offer ongoing support and mentorship to younger companies/artists who we believe in.
We are seeking a Managing Director to oversee Neworld’s operations and financial management. This role has historically shifted based on who is in it and there is real opportunity to tailor the position to you. What is essential is that the work we make be of interest to you. We develop and produce varied styles of performance. What unites it: every Neworld project explores who we are through our different perspectives, privileges, and lived experiences. We challenge existing systems of oppression by telling stories that are as complicated and contradictory as the world we live in.
Neworld Theatre was founded on the principle of diversity and anti-racism by artists of colour. We hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability (though our office is currently on a second floor, and as such not wheelchair accessible). Also worth noting is that we are a parent-friendly work place with several parents on staff. Neworld’s staff is currently, and for the first time in the company’s history, majority white and we are very interested in increasing diversity in the staff. A plurality of lived experiences and perspectives is vital to our work.