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December 2, 2021

Managing Director

Hosted by Nightwood Theatre

As Canada’s foremost feminist theatre, Nightwood provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by trans and cis women, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary folks. Our vision is to be a world-renowned cultural centre for provocative theatre, bringing audiences, artists, and activists together to elevate gender oppressed voices. Our values are provocation, empowerment, feminism, inclusivity, integrity, opportunity and respect. Founded in 1979, Nightwood Theatre has created, produced and toured award-winning plays that have garnered Dora Mavor Moore, Chalmers, Trillium and Governor General’s awards.

As an equity seeking organization, our mandate continues to be relevant as we advocate for, celebrate and connect gender oppressed artists with audiences who are passionate about consuming intersectional feminist culture. We are continuously investigating what the cultural shifts in feminism and gender mean for a company such as Nightwood by actively reflecting and refining our values, ensuring they are embedded in all of our relationships.

The Managing Director is a co-leadership position with the Artistic Director. Together, they report to the Board of Directors and provide visionary, forward thinking leadership with strong financial management practises, reflective of Nightwood’s progressive Feminist mandate.

The Managing Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization including oversight of production/producing, finance, development, communication, administration, and day-to-day operations, as well as the oversight of Nightwood’s contracted artists and team members. The Managing Director will also work with the Artistic Director to create, oversee, implement and model initiatives and programs that support Nightwood’s Feminist, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression values.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm ET on December 2, 2021.  


Nightwood is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the communities we serve. We actively welcome and encourage applications from equity-seeking groups, prioritizing applications from trans and cis women, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary folks. Equity-seeking groups can include those who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Trans, Nonbinary, Queer, Disabled and intersections of those identities.

If you need accommodations to apply for this position or any point of this process, and/or would like to submit your materials in an alternative format, please contact Joanna or Jeanne at HR@lesagearts.com and a staff member will be able to support you through the application process via email, phone call, and/or video chat.

The Nightwood Theatre offices are located in the Distillery Historic District. There is elevator and staircase access to the office. The Distillery Historic District is an accessible site and provides for mobility-accessible parking, ramp access to buildings, shops and restaurants, washrooms with child changing facilities, and wheelchair accessible stalls. The historic streets inside of the Distillery District are made of cobblestone and are naturally uneven in some locations.


Nightwood Theatre

15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 306, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4, Canada

Email: info@nightwoodtheatre.net

Nightwood Theatre is Canada's National Women's Theatre Company