TITLE: Artistic Director (AD)
TERM: Full time permanent
REPORTS TO: Regina Folk Festival Board of Directors
ABOUT THE REGINA FOLK FESTIVAL:
The Regina Folk Festival (RFF) is a non-profit organization that humbly works and plays on Treaty 4 Territory (Regina, SK), the traditional lands of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota people and the homeland of the Michif/Métis Nation. At its core, the RFF is about community and artistic celebration. Each August, audiences gather on the lush green lawns of Victoria Park to experience world-class performances at the RFF’s premier event: the Regina Folk Festival.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As Artistic Director (AD), you are responsible for the artistic direction, personality, and development of the RFF and its events: the annual summer Festival in Victoria Park, RFF Concert Series, and Winterruption.
You understand and actively implement the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada’s (TRC) Calls to Action in your work and programming. You enthusiastically develop partnerships and relationships with Indigenous, local, national, and international arts organizations and artists because you believe in powerful connections. You have a thorough knowledge of and deep connections to Regina’s arts community. You are constantly reimagining education, community, outreach, and volunteer programs to ensure the RFF is always fresh and relevant. You oversee curators in music, visual arts and public programs. In cooperation with the RFF Board of Directors and staff, you manage the development of the Festival program and RFF event budgets (Festival, Concert Series, Winterruption). You lead the RFF forward, working closely with the Executive Director to grow the RFF’s artistic vision; its scope and scale; its distinctive reputation; and its local audience impact.
As AD, you want your artistic vision to achieve programming excellence. You stage and host a variety of exceptional Indigenous, local, Canadian, and international talent each year. Beyond the Festival, you instill a sense of pride and shared ownership of the RFF in Regina, Saskatchewan, and across Canada. The infectious energy you bring to the RFF inspires a deep love for the arts in creative communities and the general public.
The deadline to apply for this posting is 5PM CST (Regina time) on Monday, October 19, 2020.
Please submit application packages–including cover letter, CV, and reference contact information–email to email@example.com. The Regina Folk Festival thanks all applicants for their interest.