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January 28, 2022

Communications Manager

Hosted by Toronto Fringe

The Toronto Fringe is seeking a Communications Manager!

The Communications Manager is a core, senior position that oversees the external communications of the organization, developing and stewarding Toronto Fringe’s voice and brand, and managing all things marketing end-to-end.

The Communications Manager is responsible for coordinating and executing all aspects of marketing, communications, publicity, outreach and media relations for both yearly festivals and ongoing operational projects, as well as the oversight of Toronto Fringe’s contracted Marketing Department team members. The Communications Manager monitors and actively strives to improve the public profile of the festivals and organization, and boost the visibility of the Fringe brand and Fringe Movement. The Communications Manager participates in strategic envisioning and planning as a part of the senior leadership of the organization, and contributes to actively creating a supportive, collaborative space for all to work within that upholds and fosters our values.

Application Deadline: January 28, 2022

Toronto Fringe is a grassroots, charitable organization that runs valued independent performing arts festivals - the Toronto Fringe Festival each July, the Next Stage Theatre Festival each January – as well as various year-round programs that benefit youth, artists, and the theatre community at large. We are a creative match-maker, connecting artists with audiences, and empowering everyone to unleash their inner artist. We strive to create opportunities for both new and established artists to produce their work with artistic freedom, while engaging members of the community by making productions as affordable and accessible as possible.

The Toronto Fringe is an organization that is inclusive and accessible, our programming reflects these principles. We ensure that we produce well-marketed, well-organized and fiscally stable events through which artists may develop and produce new work. In our festivals, participants have a reasonable opportunity to earn back their investment and compensate themselves for their work. The Fringe also provides audiences with the opportunity to experience a wide variety of quality theatre at an affordable price. We are proud members of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) and World Fringe.

Accessibility

Toronto Fringe is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the communities we serve, as well as actively working on dismantling systems of oppression and centering care in our work. We actively welcome and encourage applications from equity-deserving groups, prioritizing applications from trans and cis women, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary folks. Equity-deserving groups can include those who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Trans, Nonbinary, Queer, Disabled and intersections of those identities.

We include the optional opportunity for voluntary self-identification, for you to share with us any important identities you hold that shape your identity/experience in a way you would like known.

The Toronto Fringe is committed to employment equity and diversity. Everyone is welcome to apply. We encourage applicants from equity-seeking communities and intersecting identities to apply. Toronto Fringe is committed to providing staff with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment, and fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you would like to apply but require additional time, or you need accommodations to apply for this position and/or would like to submit your materials in an alternative format, please contact the hiring committee at employment@fringetoronto.com before the application deadline of January 28, 2022.

Organizations

Toronto Fringe

100 Broadview Ave, Suite 322, Toronto, ON, M6J 1C5, Canada

Email: general@fringetoronto.com

Toronto Fringe is a grassroots, charitable organization that runs the Toronto Fringe Festival each July, the Next Stage Theatre Festival each January, and various year-round programs that benefit youth, artists, and the theatre community at large. We are a creative match-maker, connecting artists with audiences, and empowering everyone to unleash their inner artist. We create opportunities for both emerging and established artists to produce their work with artistic freedom, while engaging members of the community by making productions as affordable and accessible as possible.