Festival Producer

Term:  Permanent
Department:  Reporting to the CEO

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About Luminato 

Luminato is Toronto’s international festival of arts and ideas.  Each June in Toronto, Luminato presents a multitude of transformative artistic experiences that provoke, delight and inspire a wide range of audiences. Luminato is driven by high-calibre, adventurous programming:  from the most exciting and culturally diverse talent to the most provocative and compelling international work, all for the largest possible audiences. Providing a platform for artists and audiences to discuss, debate and engage through art and ideas is at the heart of Luminato’s mandate. Please visit our website at Luminato.com for more information about the festival.

Position Summary

Culturally vibrant; a global presence; and creative works that inspire social change: these are but a few words that capture the international phenomenon that is Luminato, a festival dedicated to performance, media, and visual arts programming that cuts across traditional art-form boundaries. Since its inception in 2007—and founded to shine a spotlight on Toronto as a globally-connected city boasting an incredible tapestry of creativity—over this period Luminato Festival Toronto has entertained millions of individuals through performances, events, and spectacles involving 15,000+ artists from more than 40 countries.

Committed to big ideas, thinking expansively about what’s possible for the realm of art, and bringing large-scale and ambitious plans to life, this is an exciting time for the organization—a time where the Luminato community is energetically shaping its next five years and beyond, and doubling down on their commitment to amplifying historically marginalized voices. It is within this context that Luminato invites applications and nominations for the role of Festival Producer—a position working closely with the Artistic Director around festival planning, and leading a team of Producers, Production Managers, and Operations staff through the process of producing its annual festival and year-round programming.

Reporting to the CEO, the candidate most likely to realize success in the role has experience producing large-scale live events as well as festival production involving the coordination of artists, cultural partners, corporations, and municipalities. They are seen as a bona fide culture creator, someone who will remain versed on artistic trends both nationally and internationally while bringing to the Luminato environment an unwavering commitment to introducing these trends to the world’s most multicultural city. Passionate about mentorship and cultivating talent, the successful candidate has demonstrated experience in the area of recruiting and managing permanent, seasonal, and volunteer staff, and a natural disposition towards creating accessible and inclusive environments for staff and audiences. The ideal candidate is: a proven leader in the areas of operational, financial, and systems management; capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment involving complex decision making; and, known for being a terrific communicator verbally and through the written word. A degree from a recognized postsecondary institution is sought, as is an individual who embraces kinship, collaboration, and humour, and the notion that colouring outside of the lines is, quite simply, another form of art

How to Apply

Luminato is committed to being an accessible and anti-racist workplace. In its programming and daily work, the organization is committed to amplifying QTBIPOC voices and enhancing accessibility on stage, for its audiences, and for its staff. To ensure an applicant list that has greater representation from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, thereby reflecting Canada’s diverse population, Luminato is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search.

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; although Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Resumes can be sent to Shirley Ley or Jason Murray by e-mailing [email protected], or individuals can apply through the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app.

Luminato believes in creating spaces where anyone can be involved, engaged, empowered, and inspired, and adheres to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations at any stage of the hiring process, please notify Shirley Ley at the e-mail address above.

Please note:

The salary for the role of Festival Producer will be approximately $130,000 depending on skills and experience. We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.