Have you worked as a presenter or a booking agent?  Are you bilingual (French/English) ? Do you have great mentoring skills?  CanDance Network in collaboration with La Danse sur les routes du Québec and Ontario Presents is seeking a skilled and knowledgable Presentation Development Officer and Coach.

As a part of a pilot program in skills development for dance presentation, the person selected will play a coordination and liaison role between four artists who self-identify as members of an Indigenous nation or a racialized community and dance presenters from the three partner organizations. Inspired by the success of Jouer Dehors, this program is an initiative of The CanDance Network, La Danse sur les routes du Québec and Ontario Presents. This project is made possible with the support of the Québec–Ontario Cultural Exchange Program.

Coaching and training (70%)

In collaboration with the artists selected:
Establish an environment that respects the cultural and aesthetic sensibilities of participants
 Evaluate the needs and objectives of each artist
 Develop individualized booking strategies
 Coach the participants in the design of promotional materials (drafting, visual aspects, etc.)
 Lead a collaborative work platform on Facebook.
 Develop and lead workshops on presentation for artists
 Develop and lead workshops for presenters
 Participate in relevant contact events with artists

Coordination (30%)
 Organize and develop a work plan tied to the program objectives
 Develop a network of contacts and relevant partners
 Contribute to the drafting of reports and the assessment of results
 Develop and adapt working tools to support the participants
 Recommend program sustainability strategies

Required experience and training
 Work experience with artists who self-identify as members of an Indigenous nation or racialized communities
 Experience as a performing arts presenter or as a booking agent
 Training in the management of arts and culture organizations, or a related field (asset)
 Knowledge of the contemporary dance environment (asset)

Required skills and competencies
 Skilled at developing relationships, sharing knowledge and establishing trusting relationships
 Knowledge of written and spoken French and English
 Mastery of leading software platforms

 Contract of 25 hours per month over an eight-month period
 Work from one of our partner offices in Montreal or Toronto
 Remote work is possible
 Salary to be discussed based on experience

Send your resume and cover letter, in French or English, to info@ladansesurlesroutes.com before March 8, 2018 at midnight.  We encourage candidates to voluntarily disclose whether they self-identify as a member of an Indigenous nation or a racialized community.