Artistic Director

Date Posted: Jul 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Sep 01, 2017
Start Date: Jan 01, 2018

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Southwestern Ontario
City: St. Catharines
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Full-time
Career Level:

Organization Description

Carousel Players

Carousel Players is a professional theatre company committed to producing plays that entertain, challenge and inspire creativity in young audiences. We tour our work into schools and theatres, develop new works with professional artists and provide outreach programming for young people.

Job Description

Niagara's award-winning theatre for young audiences, Carousel Players, is pleased to invite applications for the full-time position of Artistic Director to start in January 2018. For 45 years Carousel Players has created compelling, challenging, and entertaining theatre for young audiences that reflects their stories and dreams. We are committed to the development of new work and have a reputation for bringing the best of contemporary theatre for young audiences to schools, theatres, and festivals across Canada.

The Artistic Director’s primary function is to articulate and execute Carousel Players’ artistic programming and strategic planning within sound fiscal guidelines. The Artistic Director is accountable for all artistic programming and is responsible for all elements of performance and production for Carousel Players. A detailed job description is available upon request.


You should have a proven ability to successfully select and develop programming for young audiences; cultivate and compose teams of playwrights, designers, and actors; and guide and inspire artists, technicians, staff, and Board members. You may have experience providing directorial and/or dramaturgical support to new work development. You are a director or artistic director who has experience working in small to mid-size theatres. Short-listed candidates may be asked to present their programming ideas for a season. Candidates must be willing to relocate to the Niagara region.

How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter stating salary expectations and availability and explaining why you are interested in the position to:
Carousel Players AD Search Committee

  • by mail:  366 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3N2
  • by email:
  • by fax: 905-682-9313

Applications must be received by September 1, 2017
We thank all those who apply for the position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Info:

Name: Kate Leathers
Telephone: 905-682-8326
Telephone Ext.: 23
Fax: 905-682-9313


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