Requirements:
  • Interview
  • References
  • Resume
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule

Program Director

Calgary, AB [map]
10-15 hours / monthly
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BACKGROUND
ChatterBox Theatre Society has been dedicated to delivering a meaningful theatrical experience to young audiences through interaction and humour. We aim to teach children positive values and offer them support in all stages of their development. In addition, we strive to build a stronger community by encouraging public engagement and dialogue, while nurturing and promoting our local artists. 

WHAT DO WE DO?
ChatterBox Theatre provides positive and interactive theatrical experiences for children in the community. Our purpose is not only to create unique and enjoyable productions, but also teach children concepts of feelings and how they influence the world around them. 

Apart from the education and entertainment of our unique plays, we also offer support for the local artistic community by creating development opportunities for young performers. We also help connect the public with emerging artists, offering space for exhibitions and periodic events.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Program Director will create the performance & production schedule for the year and develop the organization’s production program by proposing shows to the Board that could be performed during the season. The shows will address complex social issues and may include topics like bullying, gender inequality, peer pressure, trust, and more. Using humour and a safe environment, that includes parents / guardians in the audience, they will guide Theatre Performers in performing with children to help them increase their confidence and creativity. They will lead the overall Performance & Production team, comprised of the Artistic Director, Theatre Performers, Script & Story Writers, Costume Designers, and others. They will oversee the theatrical development, catering to the audience, while still bringing forward new and interesting performances.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•	Plan and implement the annual production program, choosing social themes to explore.
•	Establish the production schedule for the season and ensure enough volunteers are available.
•	Develop a recognizable artistic identity or brand for the organization through productions.
•	Partner with the Marketing & Communications and Fundraising Managers to align on decisions affecting performances, events, etc.
•	Promote ChatterBox Theatre Society productions within the community, through interviews, posts on social media platforms, etc.
•	Collaborate with the Board and other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance sponsorship activities to increase participant involvement.
•	Invite existing and new theatre partners to get involved with special events being organized.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
•	Demonstrated leadership skills with leading and coaching teams to successful outcomes, with a strong preference for theatre, music, dance, or related experience.
•	Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
•	Strong networking and communication skills to establish private and professional networks that recognize the benefits of investing resources in the organization and its mission.
•	Ability to collaborate with other team members to achieve desired outcomes that support the mission of the organization.
•	Strong problem-solving skills to improvise when technical challenges arise during shows.
•	Strong work ethic and passionate commitment to advancing the mission of the organization.
•	Strong communication skills to cultivate community and audience connections.
•	Ability and confidence in telling a compelling story about the organization that others believe in.
•	Friendly, professional demeanor and considered approachable by others they interact with.
•	Strong organizational and process-driven skills, with an excellent follow-through on actions.

QUALIFICATIONS
•	Demonstrated work, school or volunteer experience or knowledge in theatrical or other artistic performances with audiences.
•	Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or related discipline.
•	Bringing a network of potential collaborators would be considered an asset.
•	Passionate interest in theatre and education of the fine arts in the Calgary community.
•	Legally entitled to volunteer in Canada, with the ability to meet volunteer screening requirements (e.g. criminal check, including a vulnerable sector verification).
•	Class 5 driver’s license considered an asset.
•	Experience working with non-profit organizations considered an asset.
Additional Details & Skills Required
We encourage interested and qualified candidates to apply to this volunteer position as a Program Director. Please send a brief email explaining why this is an opportunity you are passionate about, as well as your resume and brief biography to hr@chatterboxtheatresociety.com. To learn more about ChatterBox Theatre Society, or to donate to our cause, please visit our website at www.chatterboxtheatresociety.com.
Certification or Education Required
•	Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or related discipline
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • References
  • Resume
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule