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Employment Opportunities

Tour Manager (May 22, 2018 Application Deadline)

Purpose

To coordinate and manage all non-performance aspects of Xara Choral Theatre’s October 2018 tour of Fatty Legs to Ontario, Canada and to provide tour-related administrative support to the Artistic Director and General Manager.

Xara Choral Theatre is honoured to call K’jipuktuk/Halifax home and we strive to embrace diversity at all levels of our organization. We encourage and welcome applications from, but not limited to, Mi’kmaq or other Indigenous people, African Nova Scotians and other racialized persons, and persons with diverse physical abilities. If you wish, please indicate these aspects of your identity in your covering letter.

The Show

Fatty Legs is a piece of choral theatre based on a book with the same name by Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton. It tells the true story of a young girl's experience in residential school. The show was first developed in 2011 when Xara began work with Anishinaabe dancer Sarain Fox and was commissioned by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Together, these women worked with Margaret to bring her childhood story to life on the stage in a way that would be accessible for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences. The show has been performed more than 50 times since then and we have been blocked booked by Ontario Presents for this 19-show tour of Ontario in October 2018. The bookings are a combination of public and school performances within a nine hour driving radius in major venues across the province.

Terms of Contract 

Part time (10 hours/week on average) from May 31 to October 31, 2018; except full time, on-site from October 14-28, 2018 during the tour.

 

Working hours are flexible but occasional daytime availability will be required for meetings, phone calls, etc. Full-time (24 hour) availability is required while on tour (October 14-29, 2018.) All travel, accommodations, and meals will be provided while on tour.

More Information

Please download this PDF for a more detailed job description. Please visit our blog to read more about the Fatty Legs project. and tour.

Application Submission

Applications should be submitted by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 via email to conductor@xara.ca

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.