Job Opportunity: Artistic Producer(s)
Artistic Producer(s) (1.2 FTE)
Part Time / Full Time
Rumble is seeking an Artistic Producer or Artistic Producers (plural) to join in the general operations of the organisation. The position(s) could be part time or full time, applicants are encouraged to propose their preferred scenario.
We have advertised the position or positions as “Artistic Producer” as it covers the widest range of duties and responsibilities. The exact job title will ultimately be determined based on one’s application and completion of Rumble’s recruitment phase.
Read on for more details…
Deadline for application: JULY 4th 2023
Rumble creates, presents, and produces contemporary performance. Working in a decentralized collective model, Rumble is committed to prioritizing projects and initiatives that utilize art to expand collective imagination, collaboration, and build a deeper understanding of relationality and community.
For over 30 years Rumble has operated as a chameleon in our local community, with a strong priority on sector development. Though our artistic vision has morphed along with our leadership since our inception, one of Rumble’s core aims has always been to respond to our ecology using our infrastructure to enhance, strengthen, and develop the independent theatre community in Metro Vancouver.
To produce, develop, and present contemporary theatre and performance, and to enable opportunity for innovation within arts and culture.
Core company values
Curiosity: Maintain an active and open approach to people, thought, expression, ideas, and worldviews.
Courage: Have courage to destabilize norms, encourage risk, engage in grey areas, respond to need, and to operate irrespective of precedent.
Reciprocity: Respect and trust in our collaborations, and relationships built on equitably fostering mutual benefit.
Rumble Theatre has operated on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations since its founding in 1991. Long before Rumble, and longer still before the confederation of Canada, the territory we operate on was home to a thriving Indigenous culture and ways of being. Though the maintenance of this way of life has been continuously challenged by colonization and occupation, the Indigenous cultures of this territory continue to this day with vitality.
As a long-time producer of Canadian Culture and core grant recipient from federal, provincial, and municipal funders, we recognize our positioning within the history and the ongoing realities of a larger nationalist project of occupation. We engage with this position critically, acknowledging and challenging its limitations. Rumble as an organization is committed to our staff and board growing their understanding of and engagement with the knowledge of this territory, its peoples, and the ways of knowing and being that continue to care for and heal this territory.
Hello! This is written by your prospective co-worker, I’m a real person!
Here’s the deal, we’ve got some team members moving onto some new great things, and we’ve got a bunch of tasks that need to be done.
Rather than prescribing a specific position, we figured we would list them here and allow applicants the chance to construct the job that they would ideally like to do. And also tell us how many work hours they think that would be.
Based on what needs to be done, we believe that this is approximately 1.2 FTE (full-time-equivalent) worth of labour. This translates into a total of about 6 days/week or approximately 48 hours/Week.
Full Time positions at Rumble are those exceeding approximately 4.5 days/week. And so the total amount of work to be done exceeds one Full-Time-Position.
Actual work hours: due to the ebbs and flows of production schedules, there may be some weeks that require full time hours, and other times that require less, and so “days per week” is a guideline. Any time exceeding an agreed upon work schedule will be compensated with time in lieu, or supplemental contracts where appropriate.
Salary: To be negotiated according to proposed position and hours.
Explanation of organisational pay scale:
Rumble currently maintains the following payscale and endeavours to meet or exceed Living Wage for the city of Vancouver as calculated by Living Wage For Families BC.
Contractors: $25/hr- short term, usually project specific or task based work not regarding long term oversight or the managing of others.
Managers: $28/h, or approx $10,752/day annually – departmental management or jobs requiring long term oversight of projects or initiatives including managing external contractors.
Executive/Leadership: $30/hr or approx $11,520/day annually – Executive representatives of the organisation responsible for long term global oversight, employee and contractor management, strategic planning, and development of governance policies in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
We have advertised the position or positions as “Artistic Producer” as it covers the widest range of duties and responsibilities. The exact job title will ultimately be determined based on one’s application, and completion of Rumble’s recruitment phase.
Estimated Work Times
Applicants should apply noting their best estimate, or if unsure, can indicate an estimate of a part-time or full-time commitment. Salary estimates are not required.
Estimated approx 2 days/week, part-time.
Estimated 16 hours/week, P/T.
Estimated approx 5 days/week, full-time
Estimated 40 hours/week, F/T
List of duties and responsibilities in need of being covered:
- Bookkeeping preparation
- Assisting with payment of Invoices and outgoing payment schedules
- Assisting with annual review engagement preparation
- Maintain an updated grant schedule for the organisation
- Ensuring Workplace safety and compliance to sectoral minimum standards
- Liaising and schedule oversight with co-working space, Progress Lab 1422
- Box Office Management
- Assist with gathering statistical data
- Proofreading and copyediting of grants narratives
- Collaborating on funding and donor development initiatives for the company as well as participating in the grant writing process; this can include Foundation grant applications and Corporate giving
Producing and Company management
- Assisting and representing Rumble at public events (e.g., shows, outreach) in collaboration with staff
- Preparation of contracts and letters of agreement to artists and contractors as required
- Co-creation and Management of Project Budgets
- Email communication with artist, partners, co-producers, contractors, and other project stakeholders
- Leading production meetings
- Managing venue relations
- Overseeing Event set up/strike support
- Liaising with the city and community partners for our Tent Project
- Working in partnership with the Executive Core to create and foster a positive and collaborative work environment and culture
- Maintaining and Collaborating on the development of HR policy and protocol in collaboration with the Executive Core
Marketing and Communications
- Prepare regular newsletter
- Provide updates to website and additional public facing materials
- Draft press releases
- Generating promo content
- Collecting artist and event partner information for event promotion
- Hiring graphic designers
- Liaising & overseeing graphic designers
- Collecting feedback and overseeing editing process on all promotion and marketing materials
- Interacting on social media as needed
- Networking and building relationships with partner organizations and target communities
- Maintaining, updating, and tracking funder recognition
- Maintaining Media List and relationships
- Coordinating and initiating media sponsorship relationships
- City bus shelter grant coordination
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong Communication Skills
- Excellent Written and Digital Communication Skills (for applicants proposing more remote working options)
- Leadership and Project Management Skills including delegation and managing teams
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and proficient at meeting deadlines
- Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously
- A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Proficiency in filing and task management
- Comfortable working in team environments
- A basic understanding or willingness to learn key principles as applied to arts and culture including but not limited to:
- Equity and inclusion
- Decolonization and decoloniality
- Anti-racism, racialization, and class discrimination
- Citizenship and immigrant rights
- Migrant rights
- Accountability and justice
- A sense of humour
- Negotiation or facilitation skills
- Producing experience for Not-for-Profit Theatre and arts organizations
- Experience working with community-led initiatives and “non-professional” artistic and cultural organizations
- Strong fundraising, sponsorship and revenue development skills particularly with private sector
- Cross-sectoral communication and collaboration skills (IE working with city, parks board, and private sector)
- Conflict Resolution and/or Facilitation and Mediation skills.
- Experience with CADAC.
- Knowledge of the Local and National Performing Arts Sector
- Knowledge of International Performing Arts Sector
- Knowledge of Performing Arts or Cultural Traditions historically excluded from mainstream contemporary practice
- Knowledge of event ticket services (e.g., Eventbrite, Brown Paper Tickets)
- Experience with desktop publishing, WordPress and database management.
- Basic IT skills, particularly experience with web-based software and services (e.g., Zoom, Mailchimp, Slack, Dropbox, Google Suites)
- Working Knowledge of Accessibility Practices in the Not-For-Profit performing arts sector
- Aptitude for working in a mentorship role to junior artists and cultural workers.
- Familiarity with Rumble and the type of events and projects we produce.
How to Apply
Prospective Applicants should submit an updated C.V. and cover letter outlining their desired position, or primary tasks, and a best estimate of time commitment by either estimated days/week or estimated hours/week.
Due to the nature of this application and the request to identify primary responsibilities, there is no page limit on cover letters. However, brevity is always appreciated where possible.
Applications should be submitted via email in a single PDF to email@example.com with subject heading “Artistic Producer Application” no later than 11:59pm PST July 4 2023.
Interviews will be held around the week of July 24-30, 2023
Due to limited HR capacity at this time, we can only guarantee a response to candidates selected for an interview.
Please submit any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rumble acknowledges that this is an unconventional application process, but hopes that it will be of interest to candidates to think creatively about the type of working relationship they would like to have with the organization. We thank you in advance for your time and consideration.