Job posting – Artistic Producer – Contract

Description and responsibilities
We are hiring a Producer for a part-time 10 week contract. The Producer will lead the design and delivery of our story-walk project, under the creative inquiry of Moving-resting and Nesting, a new work for and with very young children and their grownups, exploring the world of birds through dance, music and story. They will work in close collaboration with the Artistic Director, receive support of the Foolish Operations student intern and the communication and program assistants.
The Producer will coordinate the creation of all creative elements with the artistic team, including the deliverables timeline, outreach, training, schedule management, budget oversight, documentation, on-site support, volunteer management and reporting (statistics and testimonies). The collaborative artistic team includes visual artists, dancers, musicians and theatre artists (11). The successful candidate is a great project manager with at least three years of producing experience in dance theatre, circus or film.

The story-walk will be installed in the park surrounding Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre in South Vancouver for families to explore at their own time for 9 days between February 25 to March 17 (Mon, Wed, Thurs) from 10am to 2pm. If health authorities allow, we will present short live performances or facilitate interactive activities in the park while families are visiting the story-walk.

Covid-19 precautions
The candidate will work from home, using their personal computer and telephone. The schedule will be flexible. Foolish Operations has covid-19 protocols for artists and participants that are reviewed each time health authorities issue new orders.

We are looking for…
Our ideal candidate is organized, efficient and fun to work with. They have a producing track record and experience in working in community engaged contexts. Great communication and people management skills are a must with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple aspects of a project on time and on budget. Experience with all the google platforms (documents, sheets, forms, calendar), Asana,, etc required.

Applications from BIPOC applicants are encouraged, Foolish Operations is committed to attracting and retaining diverse teams who reflect the communities in which we live and work. Bilingual (French-English) candidates are always welcomed in our organization but it is not essential for this project.

Dates and Compensation:
This contract is for a 10 week period starting January 11 and ending March 19th 2021.

Due to Covid-19, and possible further restrictions imposed by health authorities, the project and contract might be paused and re-scheduled at a later date this spring or summer. However, we are taking all precautions to design this program to hold all health considerations in top priority for participants and the artistic team, while going forward with our schedule. If the project must be rescheduled, it will be in consideration of the candidate’s availability with a right of first refusal.

We are offering $30/h to a maximum budget of $2000 +gst.

To apply:
Please email Julie Lebel at with your resume and a letter explaining why you would be a great fit for this position and our organization.

Deadline: December 30th 2020.

We thank all candidates for applying, but we only have capacity to contact those selected for an interview.