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Call for Entries: Liverpool International Theatre Festival 2016

Liverpool International Theatre Festival 2016 will take place in Liverpool, NS, May 18 -22 at the amazing Astor Theatre. LITF is a biennial invitational, competitive, amateur theatre festival of one act plays established in 1992. Deadline for entry by Canadian companies is September 30. Full details are contained in the attached Application Package and Rules. For further information please contact the Artistic Director, Eva Moore, at ad@litf.ca.

2016 LITF Application Package Rules



Call for Participants: Theatre Administrator Research Study

Are you a theatre administrator, general manager or consultant?  If so, you are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Cat MacKeigan as part of her doctoral thesis at Dalhousie University. The study examines the relationship of theatre and government within Nova Scotia and will consider areas as cultural policy, economic and political issues, community engagement, and regional development. Your participation, through a semi-structured interview discussing your experiences within the sector, would be greatly appreciated. The interviews provide valuable information on how public policy impacts the ways practitioners fund, work within, and produce theatre in Nova Scotia. For more information on the study and to participate please contact Cat at cmackeigan@dal.ca or 902-237-2286.


Eastern Front Theatre Seeks Artistic Producer

For over 20 years, Eastern Front Theatre has played an integral role in the development of Atlantic Canadian plays and playwrights. Eastern Front has produced a number of world premieres, many of which have gone on to be performed across Canada. With three Governor General Award Nominations, countless Merritt Award Nominations and a Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award Nomination, Eastern Front has proven itself as leader in the development of new Canadian plays. Eastern Front continues to be dedicated to producing professional theatre that develops and promotes the work of Atlantic Canadian Theatre artists.

Eastern Front Theatre is currently looking for an Artistic Producer to continue this commitment to the development of Atlantic Canadian work. We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and collaborative leader who will build on Eastern Front’s legacy and advance the company’s focus on excellence in theatre development and production.  The Artistic Producer will strengthen Eastern Front’s existing network of support with private supporters, public funders, and the theatre community, both locally and nationally.  The Artistic Producer, under the guidance of the EFT Board of Directors, will be leading a forward-looking organization that engages audiences and sparks the imagination.

The ideal candidate has a history of artistic accomplishment and leadership in theatre, exceptional communications skills, and clearly demonstrated enthusiasm for the challenge of developing and producing excellent theatre. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative, creative environment.  Experience in financial management in non-profit arts, knowledge of the Atlantic Canadian theatre community, and a strong background in theatre development are essential.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume that clearly demonstrate their qualifications and interest in the position by July 31 to:

Attn:  EFT Selection Committee

Email: info@easternfrontheatre.com

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Artistic Director for Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala 2015

A call for proposals:

Artistic Director for Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

Deadline: June 19, 2015


Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council are seeking proposals from an artistic director or artistic team to create and implement an artistic vision for the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala taking place in November 7, 2015.


The Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala is an annual event that celebrates the arts and artists in Nova Scotia. The awards gala is co-presented by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council and features the presentation of the Established Artists Recognition Awards, the Prix Grand Pré, the Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award, the Lieutenant Governor Masterworks Award, and the Portia White Prize.


The artistic director, working with an event management company and Arts Nova Scotia, will implement a curatorial framework and artistic vision for the Awards Gala.


Duties will include:

  • Develop and execute an artistic vision/concept for the Awards Gala.
    • Work with the event management company, Arts Nova Scotia, the Creative NS gala committee, and relevant arts and cultural associations to build dynamic artistic content for the gala.
    • Pursue artists and creative content through a call to artists. Select work that is consistent with artistic vision and is innovative, relevant, diverse and reflective of different artistic disciplines and provincial regions.
    • Create and plan performances, select emcee, create event script.
    • Work with an artistic budget of $20,000. The budget would include the artistic director fee, all artist fees and related artistic expenses.
    • Contribute to the creation of pre-gala promotional material featuring Established Artist award winners and Awards Gala artists.


Please submit a two page proposal outlining your artistic concept for the gala, a cv highlighting related experience and contact information.


The Creative NS Gala Committee will review all proposals and make a recommendation.


Please deliver proposals to:

Arts Nova Scotia

1741 Brunswick St.  3rd floor

Halifax, NS

B3J 2R5



Strategic Arts Management is Hiring a Summer Student

Administrative Intern
Strategic Arts Management
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Strategic Arts Management (SAM) seeks an Administrative Intern for a full-time (30 hours per week), six-week contract starting Monday, June 22, 2015 and ending Friday, July 31, 2015.

The Administrative Intern will support Strategic Arts Management and The Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award Foundation, a program administered by Strategic Arts Management.

Responsibilities will include co-coordinating and co-executing communications plans, including researching, writing, and uploading content for layout and distribution in e-newsletters and social media activities; maintaining databases; filing; updating the SAM grant calendar; assisting with the planning and implementation of SAM Workshops and other events as they arise.

The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary student in a marketing, public relations, or arts administration program, with a demonstrated interest in the arts, good computer and organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently as well as under supervision. Knowledge of French is an asset.

Established in 2006, Strategic Arts Management has been serving an increasing number of clients with top quality mentoring, management, and administrative resources at affordable, subsidized rates. SAM’s broad range of resources assists artists and arts organizations in creating and disseminating their work.

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award is a $25,000 award for a work in any creative media that bears a strong connection to the province.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and is designed to provide training and experience in arts administration with a goal of developing resources for the performing arts sector. The successful candidate will gain career-related work experience in administration, database management, event planning, marketing and communications.

To be eligible for the position, applicants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

The Administrative Intern will be paid $10.60 per hour.

Strategic Arts Management recognizes that diversity fosters a rich and creative environment, and encourages all qualified applicants to send a resume and cover letter by Wednesday, June 17, 2015, to Strategic Arts Management:
In Person: 1496 Lower Water St., Suite 424 C Halifax NS
By Mail: PO Box 812 CRO Halifax NS B3J 2V2
By Email (in a single PDF): admin@strategicarts.org

Interviews will be conducted on Friday, June 22, 2015. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Summer 2015 employment at Mermaid Theatre

Mermaid is once again looking for a summer employee.  This is a student position, so applicant must have completed high school and also be returning to school (college, university or trade school) in the fall.  The job involves giving guided tours for visitors to Mermaid, assisting with summer workshops for kids, helping the production team with work on our touring shows, and assisting the office staff with tour paperwork and general office duties.

This could be you!

The anticipated start date is June 8, 2015.  Pay is $12 per hour, 30 hours per week for 10 weeks.

The job listing will also be posted on the Government of Canada’s Job Bank website.

Terms of Employment: Seasonal, Full Time

Salary: $12.00 Hourly, for 30.00 Hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: 2015/06/08

Work Location Information:  Downtown, Windsor, NS (1 vacancy)

Education: Completion of high school

Driver’s License or reliable daily transport to our office is required.

Security and Safety: Criminal record check is required of the successful applicant — contact your local RCMP detachment to obtain this document.

Job requirements: Fast-paced environment, Attention to detail, Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Essential Skills: Reading text, Document use, Numeracy, Writing, Communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Critical thinking, Job task planning and organizing, Finding information, Computer use, Continuous learning

Other: THIS JOB IS A STUDENT POSITION — MUST BE RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL. — Assist with office duties; give tours of facility; help with puppetry workshops and production.

How to Apply:

Send your resume by mail to:
PO Box 2697
Windsor, Nova Scotia
B0N 2T0

Drop off a resume in person between 10:00 and 15:00 at:
132 Gerrish Street
Windsor, Nova Scotia

Send it by fax to: 902-798-3311

Email it to: puppets[at]mermaidtheatre.ca

All resumes should be submitted to us by May 15, 2015, with interviews to follow.



PGC Emerging Playwright Award

Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2015



George Pothitos, Artistic Director at Neptune Theatre will be holding auditions for Great Expectations, Stag and Doe and Shrek the Musical in Halifax on Monday April 20 and Tuesday April 21.

Artists who have worked with Mr. Pothitos before are asked to submit with specific roles they wish to be considered for to info@neptunetheatre.com

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an audition. Those contacted will be told what to prepare at that time.


General Auditions

George Pothitos, Artistic Director at Neptune Theatre will be holding general auditions in Halifax on Monday April 20 and Tuesday April 21.

Actors who have not been seen by Mr. Pothitos in the past two years should submit a picture and resume for consideration to info@neptunetheatre.com

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an audition. Those contacted should prepare two contrasting monologues of their choice each of which should be no more than two minutes in length.


Gros Morne Theatre Festival – Job Postings

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Gros Morne Theatre Festival is seeking resumes for several production positions for its 2015 season.

Click here for the full listing and descriptions.