Waawiiyaatanong Feminist Theatre Artistic Director
Waawiiyaatanong formerly Windsor Feminist Theatre: Artistic Director Job Description: Waawiiyaatanong Feminist Theatre (WFT), the oldest feminist theatre group in Canada,...

Waawiiyaatanong formerly Windsor Feminist Theatre: Artistic Director Job
Description: Waawiiyaatanong Feminist Theatre (WFT), the oldest feminist theatre group in Canada, seeks a new Artistic Director.  Founded in 1980, we are a registered charity arts group dedicated to providing creative opportunities for established and emergent professional artists in theatre and the arts.This is a permanent part-time position, with flexible hours to be determined in consultation with the Board of Directors.  It is possible that this position could eventually become full-time.  We seek someone with business and artistic expertise in the non-for profit sector, preferably within the theatre/arts community. Consideration will be given to those individuals with a strong arts administration background skills in long-range planning, financial management, budgeting
communication skills and an ability to take a leadership role. Reporting to the board of directors, the successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization including: maintainingfinancial records and lottery bingos
researching and writing grants, planning events, preserving archival materials handling public inquiries, processing mail and memberships designing and disseminating promotional materials, updating the website
supervising other employees and coordinating volunteers.
The AD is also expected to attend all regularly scheduled board meetings and
prepare an AD’s report, a financial statement and budgets for these where necessary.

The successful candidate will:
have superior planning and organizational skills
have excellent verbal and written communication skills
be computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, WordPress)
be motivated, outgoing, self-directed, and utterly reliable, and
be able to acquire a police clearance
Knowledge of the history and theory of feminism and the arts is an important asset, and we expect the successful candidate to be fully committed to the theatre’s feminist mandate.  We seek an energetic professional artist(s) in the role of Artistic Director.  We are interested in hearing from you on how the position could best fit your current artistic practice.  Are you interested in taking on the position yourself?  Or is a job share a better option for you?  If so, are you applying as a team or are you open to working with other candidates?

If you find yourself answering yes to the
following, then we want to hear from you. Apply today!➢ Are you committed to values that infuse
growth in a company?➢ Are you an advocate for the arts in Ontario
and beyond?➢ Do you place community as a high priority in
your value system?➢ Are you courageous, with the capacity to
learn and evolve as an artistic leader?➢ Can you lead a diverse team based on
transparency, communication, and adaptability?➢ Are you invested in the continued education
around social justice and equity?➢ Do you thrive on collaboration, creativity,
innovation and the ability to propose unique ways to enhance and identify new
opportunities?➢ Are you a decision maker driven by deadlines
in a productive and healthy manner?➢ Are you rooted in a positive working style
and able to invigorate the rest of the team?➢ Are you able to motivate, inspire, and
enable others to deliver on strategic WFT priorities?➢ Are you excited to work in partnership with
the members of the community and work together to report to the Board of
Directors, as well as be accountable to the community? Your SkillsThough
we don’t expect you to be an expert in everything, the ideal candidate(s) will
be able to identify strengths in several of the following areas:●
Canadian Theatre● The
Performing Arts● An
area of theatre making including but not limited to one or more of the
following: playwriting,
devised creation, designing, acting, directing, technical arts, producing● Literary
and/or non-literary traditions● The
non-profit sector●
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion In
the cover letter, applicants should speak to their suitability as outlined in
the Job Description, in addition to addressing the following:● Your
approach to leadership, using examples of other models that speak to your
values● Your
approach to managing a team of staff and understanding of wellness-based
workplace practices● Your
practice of theatre, knowledge same and related works and their impact and relevance
in contemporary Canada● Your
approach to the role the arts can play in building strong communities and
relationships with multiple stakeholders ● Your
understanding of socially-engaged art, and/or art for social change ● Your
understanding of decolonization, including alternative leadership and organizational
models that challenge existing theatre models● Your
experience with anti-racism work and/or 2SLGBTQ+ communitiesWe
encourage you to reference specific examples pulled from your experiences in
your responses.  Experiences from both
paid and unpaid work, including training, education, volunteer work, activism,
and arts practice.  We encourage you to
address as many of these points as possible in your cover letter, preferably
referencing specific examples pulled from your experiences.  We
aim to fill this position prior to our fiscal year end Dec. 31, 2022, and would
like the successful candidate to commence working for the WFT on Jan. 1, 2023.  Board Members will be available for
familiarization with office procedures, and mentorship will be available once the
candidate has been chosen.  The position
will remain open until filled.  Applicants
are encouraged to apply by April 1, 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling
basis.  Though working remotely can be
considered, it is expected that the successful candidate(s) will reside
primarily in the Windsor/Waawiiyaatanong/Detroit area.  Candidates are encouraged to apply on their
own, as a team, or express interest in a job share arrangement as suits their
individual needs/artistic practice in their cover letter.  Applicants are asked to provide a single PDF
submission of a cover letter and CV which can be sent
Please put in the email subject line: Your last
name, followed by Artistic Direction.  Please contact us if you require any
accommodations or supports for the submission process.  For more information about WFT, please visit
and explore our website:Waawiiyaatanong Feminist Theatre –
Illuminating the reality of women’s lives and stories through theatre and the
arts (windsorfeministtheatre.caWaawaayiitanong
Feminist Theatre (WFT): Brief History Since
1980, WFT has written, created, developed, produced, and presented hundreds of
socially relevant and ground-breaking productions to thousands of audience
members.  With a goal of inclusion and
priority of reconciliation, WFT invites community participation, and provides
employment for professional artists through specialized workshops/master
classes, artists’ residencies, and original productions.  WFT is the founding organizational member of
The Lollipop Guild, an association of non-siloed
professional artists who seek payment for their work.  MISSION STATEMENTIlluminating the reality of women’s lives and
stories through theatre and the arts.CORPORATE OBJECTSa) To
provide improved opportunities and facilities for the general public to become
aware of and appreciate theatre arts relating to the situation of women;b) To
provide improved opportunities and facilities for emergent and established
artistic talent, and to conduct or support performances, recitals, workshops,
artist residencies, and other like events for such purposes;c) To
promote interest in and study of theatre arts on the status of women.Vision Statement“A community that values and celebrates women’s
stories expressed through the arts.”Governing Core ValuesA
Feminist Framework – We recognize & support the social, ethnic,
political, and economic empowerment of women and girls.Engagement – We encourage
critical thought and creative expression for effecting social change with
participating artists and our audience.Learning – We foster
collaborative mentorship, training and education within our organization and
our community.

In accordance with
our Health & Safety Policy, applicants must be fully vaccinated against