WORK WITH US

Be part of the evolution of contemporary Indigenous performance and culture.

 

WORK WITH US

Be a part of the evolution of contemporary Indigenous performing arts and culture.
 

CALL FOR STAGE MANAGERS

 

Red Sky Performance is looking for a Stage Manager for its theatre/dance show for young audiences, Mistatim.

Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide.

Mistatim has been seen by over 1 million children across Canada and internationally.

Dates are April 6- June 2, 2020 inclusive

Dates include one week of rehearsals in Toronto, a two-week tour in British Columbia, a 5 week tour in Ontario and the GTA, and a festival in Saskatoon. Four performers, including SM, will tour.

The fee is $900/week. BOTH Equity and non-Equity are encouraged to apply. A vulnerable sector check and valid driver’s license are required.

Travel, accommodation and per diem are offered outside of GTA.

If interested, please submit your CV and a short statement of interest by email to gm@redskyperformance.com by Monday, January 27.

 

RED SKY PERFORMANCE IS SEARCHING FOR AN ASSOCIATE ARTIST

 

Under the mentorship of Artistic Director Red Sky Performance, the Associate Artist helps to mobilize the next generation of Indigenous artists towards careers in leadership within Canadian Performing Arts.

Red Sky provides the Associate Artist with opportunities in performance, dance (including all Indigenous dance forms) and theatre training, one-on-one mentorship opportunities with the Artistic Director, and to act as a representative for the company.

The Associate Artist requires a deep commitment to and engagement with Red Sky’s artistic goals and company ethos, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and an excellent work ethic. Under the expert mentorship of the Executive & Artistic Director, the Associate Artist will assist Red Sky in moving forward to achieve its vision: To create inspiring experiences of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture.

As an Indigenous arts organization, we believe that a cultural connection is important for effective communication within our office and artistic environment and the Associate Artist embodies this ethos. In an environment respectful of Indigenous cultural traditions, we are committed to nurturing the Associate Artist into a seasoned professional.

 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Artistically the Associate Artist will:

  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director in artistic discussions regarding season planning, casting, auditions, and artistic visioning.
  • Participate in the assessment of scripts, both solicited and unsolicited.
  • Under the direction of the Artistic Director and with the assistance of the Production Coordinator, manage artistic outreach programs such as Community Connections.
  • Foster an appreciation for Indigenous culture and performance through input into workshops, educational outreach initiatives, mentoring initiatives,  dialogue, lecture presentations, and company classes to enrich our communities.
  • Plan and deliver unique master classes and share his/her experiences and skills with fellow artists and communities.
  • Connect/network with leaders and community members in urban, rural, remote and reserve communities, and help to build positive community partnerships and greater organizational profile.
  • Maintain networks and communications with other companies to stay apprised of current trends and changes within the artistic community.
  • Occasionally travel with the Artistic Director to national and international festivals, conferences, and build nation-to-nation linkages within Canada and beyond.

Administratively (Public Relations) the Associate Artist will:

  • Network and liaise with other companies; the theatre, dance and music community; Indigenous and mainstream communities.
  • Act as a representative of Red Sky through attendance at productions, workshops, conferences and community events and through speaking engagements and interviews with the media.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Degree, diploma or educational courses related to:
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Communication
    • Performing Arts
    • Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Knowledge of the performing arts including arts administration, educational and community outreach, touring, presenting networks, Theatre for Young Audiences, and showcasing;
  • Exemplary organization, time management and administrative skills to set goals and achieve success;
  • Familiarity with arts communities and Indigenous communities is ideal;
  • Openness to work in a cross-cultural, multi-national and international team environment;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Is preferably First Nations, Inuit or Metis descent and ideally rooted in their Indigenous values and culture.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities and an interest in gaining an understanding of the role of Artistic Director.
  • Exhibits a passion for arts and culture and is interested in Indigenous/Aboriginal worldviews and traditions.
  • Possesses the ability and desire to develop a deep understanding of, commitment to, and engagement with the artistic vision of Red Sky.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with and contribute to a multi-faceted team.
  • Is organized and demonstrates abilities to multi-task.
  • Is confident, friendly, independent, and professional.
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic.

Timeline: March 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021 (with a possibility of extension pending funding)

NOTE: Candidates for the Associate Artist position must be eligible for, and currently registered with, Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training. As this position is grant-dependent, the trainee position is only open to those who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit, and reside in Toronto.

We invite qualified candidates to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, outlining qualifications and describing why you are suited to the position.

Application E-mail: sandra@redskyperformance.com

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

Position Start Date: March 2, 2020

Salary: commensurate with experience

Location: Toronto, Ontario

This Associate Artist Employment Opportunity is made possible by the following:

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