Job offer: Artistic and Managing Director

Théâtre La Seizième is looking for a new Artistic and Managing Director. You will be the head of a dynamic company developing a wide range of projects. With a focus on contemporary creations, our programming consists of a mainstage season, a young audiences season, a series of drama workshops, and a training and dramaturgical development program for local artists.

SALARY: $65 000 to $80 000 per year, plus benefits, commensurate with experience – Full time

CONTRACT LENGTH: Permanent position

START DATE: November 2022 (to be discussed)


Founded in 1974, Théâtre la Seizième is the main French language, professional theatre company in British Columbia. Since its creation, la Seizième contributes to the richness and diversity of the performing arts through its activities in new play development, production, presentation, and touring in French. Through powerful experiences that reflect the very best of francophone performing arts, from here and elsewhere, our company aims to inspire, enrich, and bring together diverse audiences.


Under the authority of the board of directors, the Artistic and Managing Director works in collaboration with the Administrative Director to fulfill the mandate, as well as the artistic, strategic and financials goals of the company. They will elaborate artistic programming and projects which reflect the company’s values of openness, risk, and passion. They will lead the organization, the artistic community, and the francophone community of British Columbia with positivity.

The right candidate will have thorough artistic experience and the capacity to develop important partnerships. Their professional practice will have allowed them to develop analytical capacities and financial management skills for the sound governance of the company. They will also demonstrate competency in internal communication and public relations, in team leadership, and organizational management. Finally, the selected candidate will be established in Vancouver for the length of their contract.


General management

  • Ensures the continued growth and fulfillment of the multi-year strategic plan
  • In collaboration with the board of directors, responsible for the financial decisions, to ensure the company’s solvency and financial stability
  • Organizes and participates in board meetings
  • Supervises and contributes to the company’s grant writing efforts
  • Hires, supervises and orients the work of employees and contractors
  • Supervises the development and application of policies and procedures


  • Develops the artistic programming and supervises its implementation
  • Plans the company’s annual budget
  • Organizes adequate training, as well as audience outreach and development activities
  • Hires and supervises the creative teams and any support staff needed for the realisation of artistic projects
  • Develops partnerships and rich relationships with members of the local, national and international artistic communities

Public relations

  • Acts as spokesperson for Théâtre la Seizième
  • Ensures the active presence of the company in the francophone community
  • Supports and orients the development of marketing strategies and communication plans


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar or connected role
  • Significant experience in artistic positions in professional theatre
  • Demonstrates capacities in management, administration, or production
  • Excellent knowledge of the artistic scene and its challenges, in British Columbia, francophone Canada, and in Quebec
  • Proficiency in Canada’s two official languages (French and English, spoken and written)
  • Leadership, versatility and creativity
  • Knowledge of productivity software, social media, and ideally, the following tools: QuickBooks, Microsoft Teams, Airtable, Tuxedo


To submit an application, please send a letter of motivation in French, alongside your CV to the attention of the board’s president, Mr. Jean-Pierre Gauthier, to the following email address:

Théâtre la Seizième seeks to have competent and diversified staff. The candidacy of any qualified person is welcome. Every submission will be dealt with confidentiality.

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 16th, 2022.


226-1555, West 7th avenue
Vancouver, BC. V6J 1S1

We are fortunate to live, create and gather on the traditional and ancestral unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations

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