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Call for 2017 Associate Artistic Producer

The Only Animal is seeking an early career theatre artist-producer for a part-time paid internship. Starting January 1, 2017 this year-long position would include creative, administrative, and producing opportunities*

 The Only Animal has worked with intern and mentees in yearly cycles in our creative and producing work since 2007. The artist-administrators who undertake these roles have sometimes become integrated into our company in paid creative and/or producing roles.

Please submit resume and cover letter via email by Friday, May 20 at 5 PM.


 Job Requirements:

·      An early career artist (according to BCAC ECD guidelines below) w/ producing experience
·      Strong organizational and task-management aptitude
      Good written and verbal communication skills
·      Willingness to work with a team
·      A strong work ethic and impeccability
·      An affinity for ambitious site-based and/or immersive theatre.
·      Experience with community-engaged, intercultural, and/or interdisciplinary theatre/performance is a plus
·      Passion for theatre work that has a social impact on the climate crisis a plus
·      Preference given to an artist who will lead your own company, or is driven to create and produce your own work,
      and would most benefit from the knowledge/experience gained working with The Only Animal.

Producing & Organizational opportunities include:

Associate Producing for Salish Sea Project: bringing indigenous and settler communities together to tell stories and create performances about the Salish Sea, with multiple partners including Georgia Strait Alliance

Assistant Producing for Generation Hot mentoring program and performance series co-produced with Vancouver Fringe

Marketing and Communications: Social Media Maven

 Assist with Company Administration

Artistic opportunities include:

Assistant Director on Salish Sea Project

Assistant Director on The City & The City, a co-production with Upintheair Theatre, adapting China Mieville’s murder mystery set in two cities that occupy the same physical space with an audience-as-actor stagingy

Assistant Director on Slime, the world premiere of playwright Bryony Lavery’s trans-species take on a near-future oceanic crisis, in partnership with Banff Centre and Cape Farewell.

Participation in R&D for various projects

Time at Joe Creek Retreat to write or develop the artist's individual project. Further development support from The Only Animal is a possibility.

*Position dependent on funding by BC Arts Council Early Career Development program.  Successful candidate will apply with us for June 15 deadline.

Applicants to this program must:

Be a B.C.-based early career professional individual artist or arts practitioner. For the purposes of this program, early career and emerging artists and arts practitioners are defined as artists and practitioners who:

o Are committed to developing a practice and career that will allow them to work full-time at their practice when financially possible;

o Are under the age of 30;

o Have completed basic training in their discipline within the last five years.


The Only Animal creates cultivates and inspires theatre work that arises from a deep engagement with place.