Is Your Path With Us?

The Only Animal is looking for an Associate Artist and Producer for our 19/20 Season.

Are you an early-career artist drawn to creating/producing your own work? Do you have a young company and are looking for the skills and know-how to take it to the next level? Are you seeking mentorship but also needing to be paid while you gain that knowledge? Please keep reading…

We are The Only Animal, a fourteen year-old company, that creates work that is deeply engaged with place. Known for our immersive sited approach that springs off from the elements and the natural world, we are in the midst of explosive growth and there is much work to be done! Next season includes development of our Museum of Rain, a theatrical deluge set in a large-scale rain installation, a theatre of air, prototyping our human-scale board game about disasters, and a touring piece with typewriters that aims to change the world in 75 words a minute among other projects. Learn more at

Location: flexible, although our office is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ílwətaʔɬ and shíshálh First Nations.

Salary: part time, over one year, flexible start in late autumn or early winter of 2019, $20/hr

What we are looking for:

  • Early career artist (under 30, as defined by our funders for this position) with an interest/experience in producing
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work with a team
  • A strong work ethic and impeccability
  • An affinity for ambitious site-based theatre 
  • Experience with innovative performance is a plus
  • Passion for frontline work on the climate crisis a plus
  • Artist/Producers from LGBTQ+ community and/or diverse cultural backgrounds are heartily encouraged to apply.

What do you want to learn that would advance your journey in theatre creation?

Producing & Organizational opportunities include: Associate Producing, Grant writing, Marketing and Communications, Social Media, Assist with Company Administration, Board Development, etc

Artistic opportunities may include Acting, Design, Choreography, Creation, or Asst. Director roles. They could include opportunities in Community-Engaged work, or in our Educational Program.

Additional opportunities: based on interest of the applicant, we are particularly experienced in mentoring artists considering starting their own companies, or looking to build their emerging companies.

This position can be personalized to flexible hours that work for your schedule, can include blackout periods for personal projects, and otherwise can be shaped to support you in what you need to support your emerging career in theatre.

Please send a letter by email that tells us a little about your journey in the arts both creation and producing to this point, and what specifically you are looking to learn. Include a CV/Resume if it is easy. Please send this by May 14 to We can accommodate different ways to apply, and stretch deadlines if this timeline doesn’t work for you. We are approachable and understanding. Be in touch with questions.

This position would be funded by the BC Arts Council Early Career Development Grant and is funding-dependent.