Employment Opportunities


Job Posting – Artistic Accomplice – NEPTUNE THEATRE, HALIFAX

HOURS: Full-time (40 hours per week; exact scheduling is flexible and may demand more of the applicant in production weeks, less at other times. Let’s be honest, this isn’t a 9-5 kind of job…)
REPORTING TO: Artistic Director
SALARY: ~$35,000

Our Artistic Director needs an accomplice and this will be a full-time position starting June 1, 2018

The Artistic Accomplice is an individual who is looking to move into an Artistic Director role in the future, but is still looking for guidance, experience, and mentorship within the Neptune Theatre organization.

The Artistic Accomplice will work closely with Neptune’s AD on implementing the 2018-19 season: also working alongside administration colleagues and the production department. The AA will also participate in the planning of Neptune’s 2019-20 season, assisting with the choosing of plays, casting, project and production development, and donor and sponsor relations, with an emphasis on new performance creation.

The successful candidate will also be offered a modest budget to initiate and/or workshop new creation projects.

The ideal candidate has an established practice of creating new theatre work, an affinity for boundary-pushing art and a passion for independent producing/performance, and all of the associated joys and challenges.

The Artistic Accomplice will be experienced with community-engaged, intercultural artistic practices and will be ‘on board’ to join the Artistic Director in challenging convention and pushing well-worn boundaries.

Responsibilities of the Artistic Accomplice, both shared and individual, may include:

  • Collaborating with the Artistic Director on the planning and implementation of new performance creation, programming and professional development workshops.
  • Assisting with grant-writing, both for specific projects and organizational operations.
  • The Artistic Accomplice will work with the AD to create parameters for script submissions and be involved in the initial selection process.
  • The Artistic Accomplice will work with the AD on casting Neptune Theatre productions and the administrative organization of the audition process.
  • Artistic participation on in-progress Neptune Theatre creation projects, as appropriate and agreed upon in consultation with the Artistic Director.
  • Administrative duties in support of the AD’s work within the organization’s ongoing operations as a non-profit, charitable organization.

The ideal candidate has…

  • An established practice of creating new theatre work.
  • An affinity for boundary-pushing art.
  • A passion for independent producing/performance, and all of the associated joys and challenges.
  • Strong organizational and task-management skills, often in a self-directed manner.
  • Experience with community-engaged, intercultural artistic practices.
  • A willingness to challenge convention and push well-worn boundaries.

Artists of colour and/or from LGBTQ+ communities are heartily encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit:

  • CV highlighting both artistic and administrative experience
  • A letter, or audio or video recording, that includes:
    • Why you want to work with our new AD at Neptune Theatre
    • Information about your artistic practice.
    • If you have any, tell us about your experience/history with Neptune, with Halifax, or with Nova Scotia
    • Any support materials (or surprises!) relevant to the application.

If you are interested in the position but these requirements create a barrier to applying, please contact us via phone 902 429-7300, jwebb@neptunetheatre.com, so we can figure out something that works for you.

Email applications by 5pm, April 1, 2018 to applications@neptunetheatre.com with the subject: Artistic Accomplice Application.

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