Artistic Director Search

walterdalelogo-150x150Walterdale Theatre is currently in the middle of its fifty-eighth (58th) season of exciting, provocative and high-calibre theatre. Every year, our teams of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers join together to create full seasons of plays ranging from the classical to the freshly-written; our community includes life-long theatre hobbyists, young emerging artists and those just curious about the dazzling world of theatre.  Walterdale Theatre is a converted historic fire hall right in the middle of Old Strathcona, with an up-to-date and flexible stage and technical system on par with many of the professional theatres in Edmonton.  Information about our current and past seasons can be found at www.walterdaletheatre.com.

Walterdale Theatre Associates is looking for an Artistic Director (AD) to lead our 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Seasons. The AD is responsible for:

  • proposing seasons to the Board of Directors,
  • selecting Directors for each play,
  • working with Production Managers and Directors to build artistic teams,
  • directing at least one production per season, and
  • representing Walterdale to the general public.

Artistic Directors generally serve a two-year term at Walterdale. Like all artistic positions in the company, the AD is a volunteer position. It is important to note that the second season of the incoming Artistic Director’s term is the 60th Season – as such, opportunities for celebrating that season should be very exciting!

Anyone may apply for the position of Artistic Director; however, the best candidate will have experience as a Director outside of Walterdale and/or a history with Walterdale itself (i.e. working on a number of Walterdale productions in various capacities). A familiarity with Walterdale’s recent or extended history would be an asset.

Applicants should submit the following information:

  • A cover letter, explaining why you wish to be Artistic Director;
  • A copy of your theatrical résumé;
  • A brief proposal for the 2017-2018 Walterdale season, listing possible plays and describing why each play would be suitable for Walterdale;
  • All your contact information.

Applications may be mailed to, or dropped off at the theatre at:

Artistic Director Search
Walterdale Theatre
10322 83 AVE NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 5C3

Applications may also be e-mailed to the theatre’s Administrator, Derek Clayton, at walterph@telus.net  Please ask for a confirmation e-mail in return.  We cannot guarantee the reliability of e-mail servers.

The deadline for applications is December 5, 2016. The applications will be studied by a search committee from Walterdale’s Board of Directors.  Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in mid December, and the selection will be made by January 8, 2017.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the Artistic Director search, email our current AD, Anne Marie Szucs, at szucswalterdalead@gmail.com.

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