Location: Toronto, ON
Type: Full-time, permanent
Reports to: Michael Hidetoshi Mori, Artistic & General Director; Stephanie Applin, Interim Executive Director; and Jaime Martino, Executive Director (as of Feb 2023)
Salary range: $42,000 – $50,000
Submission deadline: Monday, July 4th or by other arrangement
Start date: July 2022
In person / work from home: Productions will require in-person, other work negotiable for days in office per week

Join our team

We are a core team of 7 individuals, who most recently produced the world premiere of R.U.R. A Torrent of Light, a robot opera examining the threats and possibilities of AI. Tapestry provides a flexible and collaborative environment and in order to create and share extraordinary ideas, art, and initiatives. Tapestry Opera encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Our staff and leadership composition both represents and champions diversity in our artistic activities and in artistic administration. 

We are committed to equity and justice in hiring and will welcome and encourage applications from people from communities of colour, LGBTQ2S, Indigenous, disabled, and other equity-seeking communities to apply.

Things that matter

  • We make art that is socially engaged – you have an understanding or lived experience of principles of equity and anti-oppression, and/or are interested in and open to the process of learning
  • You have an understanding of and connection to opera as an art form
  • You have solid writing, analysing, and communication skills
  • You have proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, WordPress, and basic design skills (familiarity with one or more of the following preferred: InDesign, Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). 
  • You see challenge as an opportunity
  • You are looking for work you’ll love. We do this because we love the work, and we like each other.

What we offer

  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Flexibility with hours, work-from-home days (even in non-pandemic times!)
  • Casual working environment
  • Unlimited vacation and paid time off 
  • Open, transparent, and communicative office culture
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Your expertise is valued and trusted, and you will have real input into decision-making
  • Tickets to all Tapestry productions

Breakdown of responsibilities

Producing (40%)

  • Producing: Produce Tapestry Opera’s self-produced studio concerts and productions and assist with producing mainstage productions
    • Prepare, coordinate, communicate, and execute self-produced concerts, workshops and small productions
    • Assist in the preparation, coordination, communication, and execution of mainstage productions
    • Maintain and share production information on Google Drive
    • Organize and be onsite for load-in, set-up, strike, and load out 
    • Liaise and coordinate with relevant staff and stakeholders on a case-by-case basis  (ie. Marketing and Communications for show photographer or video)

Artistic Administration (40%)

  • Artistic Administration: Facilitate smooth operations of the artistic portfolio 
    • Be the first and most frequent point of contact for artists/production stakeholders and facilitate their interactions with the company and specifically with the Artistic Director
    • Be in person for key rehearsals and performances
    • Process contracts for all artists (CAEA/ADC/PACT/TMA) and ensure paperwork is filed
    • Track, communicate, and execute weekly priorities in coordination with, and for the Artistic Director 
    • Respond to emails and other inquiries to the Artistic Director on behalf of the Artistic department as applicable
    • Ensure calendar is up-to-date, including responding to email meeting requests and scheduling on behalf of the AD
    • Contribute to and maintain the Artistic Department work-back
    • Auditions/Applications:

Office Management (20%) 

  • Facilities Management
    • Day-to-day management of office space
      • Managing issues if/when they come up:
        • phone/internet 
        • office supplies 
        • cleaning company
        • Assisting with prep for special meetings (ie board, commissioned stakeholders)
        • Mail, courier, shipping
        • kitchenette, shared spaces

If this sounds like something that you could love, we’d like to hear from you.

Checklist: Please include as one complete pdf file, in this order: 

  • Cover letter (hint, research the company) on why you’d like to work for Tapestry and why you think you’d make an excellent candidate for this role.
  • Up-to-date resume.

If you are invited for an interview, please be prepared to provide two references that we can contact by phone and/or email. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday July 6 and Friday July 8. If you are invited for an interview, please provide two references that we can contact by phone and/or email. 

Email sapplin@tapestryopera.com with your pdf attachment and include Artistic Producer in the subject line.
Deadline for Applications is June 28, 2022
We look forward to meeting you!