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Executive Director, Theatre Calgary



Theatre Calgary is southern Alberta’s foremost professional non-profit theatre, presenting an eclectic mix of productions that stimulate, provoke, and delight.

Under Dennis Garnhum’s artistic leadership, along with company President Tom McCabe, Theatre Calgary has engaged in national and international collaborations with companies such as Soulpepper, the National Arts Centre, and American Conservatory Theater. At the same time, Theatre Calgary’s FUSE Enbridge Play Development Program has led directly to the world premieres of several new Canadian works on the Max Bell stage, including Governor General’s Award nominee Lost – A Memoir. The company has also deepened its commitment to Calgary’s theatre community, presenting an annual co-production in One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo and partnering with Mount Royal University to produce Calgary’s annual outdoor theatre festival, Shakespeare in the Park. As Theatre Calgary approaches its 50th anniversary, it aims to set a national standard for ambitious programming, passionate community engagement, and extraordinary productions.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will be accountable for the general management of the Theatre, including advising and/or assisting the Board in the development, promotion and implementation of sound policies and objectives in support of the advancement and development of the Theatre. An experienced leader and strategic thinker, the new ED will work closely in partnership with the Artistic Director to help ensure the future success of the organization, leading Theatre Calgary to a new level of prominence and importance amongst North American theatre companies.

Successful candidates will possess creativity, strong leadership acumen and solid interpersonal skills. With a firm understanding of management processes, candidates will have demonstrated financial and budgetary skills, and possess outgoing and proactive community-building skills. Although experience leading a theatre company is not a requirement, candidates will be expected to exhibit their passion for the arts.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Nathan Berko at 403-410-6700 or send your resume and contact details to