Artistic Producer Date Posted: February 1, 2021 Application Deadline: March 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET Start Date:...

Artistic Producer Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Application Deadline: March 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET
Start Date: Training May – June 2021 (35 hours); Position start June 14, 2021 (Outgoing-AP will be available on a reduced-hourly basis for continued onboarding)
Compensation: Training $750.00; $14,000.00 (CAD), less applicable deductions
Province: Ontario City: Toronto
Term: Part-time Organization


Paprika Theatre Festival For the past 20 years, Paprika Theatre Festival (Paprika) has been the home of the emerging artist. We are a year-round, youth-led performing arts organization celebrating the work of young and emerging artists. Paprika programs include a strong focus on mentorship and training, and we are guided by the four core values of accessibility, artistic development, community, and youth leadership. Our educational programs include: Creators Unit, Playwrights Unit, Directors Lab, Paprika Productions, Indigenous Arts Program, Design Lab, and the Festival Creative Producers and Administrators. These programs run between October and May, culminating in an annual Festival. For more information, please visit, Job Description Part-time position, with training hours beginning in May 2021. The role of Artistic Producer (“AP”) for Paprika is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone at the early stages of their artistic and managerial career.

It is a dynamic role that requires experience in theatre creation, production, and arts management. It is ideal for an emerging leader with flexible time and a passion for youth mentorship. The primary work of the AP is to oversee Paprika’s artistic programming, and assist the General Manager in overseeing the organization’s operations. They function as a resource point for teenagers, young adults, and emerging artists looking to share their artistic material. The AP connects young and emerging artists to the professional arts community and should be highly knowledgeable on the diversity of professional theatre artists, institutions, and community-engaged arts groups in Canada. The AP works as a partner to the General Manager and assists in the administrative duties of the organization, including grant writing, contract negotiation, production resourcing, marketing and outreach, and development. This partnership is critical to a healthy management structure, which includes five to six other part-time administrative collaborators on the executive team.