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November 28, 2021

Artistic Director

Hosted by Common Boots Theatre

Common Boots Theatre is seeking our next Artistic Director. 

The Artistic Director is responsible for the overall artistic vision and direction of the company, ensuring artistic choices are achieving the company’s mandate, mission and priorities.

They are responsible for programming choices for the season which may include selecting collaborators (including but not limited to: producing partners, writers, directors, actors, creators, designers etc.), curating projects, devising workshops/development activities. The Artistic Director may be the creative project lead (e.g. director or writer or lead collaborator) and will be contracted separately (CAEA, PGC, ADC, as applicable) and paid accordingly. 

In collaboration with the Managing Producer, they will take an active part in all fundraising activities including grant writing, planning and participation in special events and donor development. Additionally, they will collaborate with the Managing Producer to create and ensure all marketing and communication tools have consistent messaging and are achieving the company’s goals and priorities. 

This position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

This position is currently remote/ work from home. Common Boots is a non-venued company. Development and Rehearsal venues (studios etc) and performance spaces (theatres, parks and other site specific locations) are determined by project and artistic needs.

We make every effort to ensure the location is easily accessed by public transit, bike routes and that the venue itself is accessible.  


Common Boots accepts applications from all qualified individuals. In aid of reflecting the diversity and strength of our community we encourage applications from artists who are Black, Indigenous, Non-Black Person of Color, LGBTQ2S+, women, persons who are Deaf, persons who are blind or have low vision, persons who identify as having a disability, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Common Boots provides accommodation for the recruitment process upon request. Please Let us know if we can support you as part of this process.


Common Boots Theatre

We are an artist-run, independent company in downtown Toronto. We produce large-scale outdoor winter theatre and collaboratively created comedies that explore political institutions, public vocations, and civic life.