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Artistic Director

Title: Artistic Director
Hours: Full-Time (44 hours per week)
Reports to: Board of Directors
Direct Reports: Company Dramaturge, Production Manager
Application Deadline:
February 7, 2022
Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000

Job Description

The Artistic Director has the overall responsibility for the artistic management of the theatre and for the development and implementation of its artistic output and programming.   The Artistic Director works collaboratively and in partnership with the Managing Director, who has chief producing and general management responsibility for the theatre. The Artistic Director and Managing Director report directly and equally to the Board of Directors.  

Core Responsibilities


A collaborative, creative, and strategic thinking individual with a track record of artistic success and a strong leadership vision for the future of Factory Theatre. A working knowledge of the local and national theatre ecology is a must; strong administrative, budgeting, and project management skills are an asset.

Additional Information

Eligible for participation in group health benefits plan. Flexible schedule as some evening and weekend work is required. Eligible for hybrid office hours as only some tasks require in-person presence at office/theatre. Factory operates on Windows, MS Office / Outlook, Discord, and Airtable.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, CV, and two professional or personal references by email to by 7pm on February 7, 2022. Your cover letter should include a response to the question “How do you see Factory Theatre shaping the future of Canadian Theatre?”

Prospective candidates will go through two rounds of interviews with a selection committee comprised of Factory board members and professional theatre artists. Second round interviewees will be asked to submit a proposal related to Factory’s vision and programming prior to their second interview. Interviews will take place in March and April 2022.

Factory is committed to equity, accessibility, and transparency at all points in the recruitment and hiring process. If you are experiencing any obstacles relating to the application, proposed deadline, or interview dates, please contact and we will work to meet your needs.