The Toronto Fringe Board of Directors announces their search for a new Executive Director. After five years of dedicated service, current Executive Director Gideon Arthurs will be moving to Tarragon Theatre as their General Manager. Under Gideon’s leadership, the Fringe Festival has quickly become one of the leading independent arts organizations in Toronto, and the Fringe is looking for the best and brightest to continue to nurture and develop the incredible strength of the Fringe movement.
Entering its 25th season next year, the Toronto Fringe is at a vital moment in its history as it completes a transformation from a single event producer to a year-round organization dedicated to facilitating access to creative opportunities for artists, youth and audiences. The successful candidate will be a leader in the arts community with vision, creativity, and a lot of energy. He or she will also need to have a complex understanding of the arts ecology and its various communities.
The Fringe’s flagship event, the Toronto Fringe Festival, presents 150 productions at 30 venues across Toronto over 12 days in July. The festival welcomes 90,000+ visitors and includes an expanded Fringe Club at Honest Ed’s, various workshops, contests and parties. The Toronto Fringe’s winter festival, the Next Stage Theatre Festival, presents up to 10 productions by artists ready to move beyond the summer festival model. Next Stage audiences have grown more than 135% over the past four years to over 7,200 patrons every January. In addition to the festivals, the home of the Toronto Fringe, called the Fringe Creation Lab, is a new facility that includes administration offices as well as two studios available to independent artists at highly subsidized rates. The organization is run by four full time staff, 115-120 contract staff and 600+ volunteers.
For more information about the position, inquiries can be made by telephone to 416-966-1062.
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5pm
Start Date: late May/early June, 2012