Producers (2 positions)

Producer 1: Full Time: November 2021 – July 2022
Producer 2: Part Time: November – December 2021, Full Time: January – July 2022

Term:  Fixed Term Employment with the possibility of extension.
Department: Programming and Production
Salary Range: Prorated, $65,000 – $75,000 per year
Vacation: Paid vacation prorated per contract
Application deadline: 6:00pm, September 29th, 2021

Luminato acknowledges this land, known as Tkaronto, and honours the stewardship, past, present and future of the Wendat, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Tkaronto is part of the Dish With One Spoon Territory.

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.

Luminato is committed to being an accessible and anti-racist workplace. In our programming and our daily work, we are committed to amplifying QTBIPOC voices and enhancing accessibility on stage, for our audiences, and for our staff.

We believe in creating spaces where anyone can be involved, engaged, empowered, and inspired. Luminato adheres to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier-free hiring process, and will provide accommodations as required. To request accommodations please email People & Operations Manager, Caoimhe Whelan (cwhelan at luminato.com).

Position Summary

Luminato is seeking to hire two Producers to join our in-house team in the lead-up to our June 2022 Festival. Reporting to the Festival Producer, the Producers will play an integral role within our team, managing a portfolio of projects ranging from in-house productions to local and national co-presentations.

Our ideal Producer is someone with these qualities:
• A minimum of 5 years experience in producing performing arts and/or large-scale events;
specialized background in festivals, music, theatre, fashion, dance, visual arts or special events
• Effective and complex planning, budgeting, scheduling and organizational skills. Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a high tolerance for pressure; successfully manages multiple projects;
• Creatively driven and enjoys working directly with artists and creators;
• Knowledge of the Canadian arts landscape;
• Understanding and proven possession of strong leadership and mentorship skills;
• Understanding of large-scale event operations and requirements in creating safe, accessible and appealing environments for audiences;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

The Producer will be responsible for the following:
• Working closely with external and internal teams to support the creative development of
productions and co-productions within your portfolio.
• Team-building and leading production teams for projects within your portfolio.
• Managing project budgets and expenditures.
• Leading contract negotiations for projects within your portfolio and ensure contract terms are
upheld by all parties.
• Working closely with the access, ticketing, marketing, communications, volunteers, sponsorship
and fundraising teams to ensure all aspects of producing your projects are supported.
• Working closely with operations and logistics teams to ensure projects adhere to the overall
operations strategy and vision of the festival.

Luminato functions under a hybrid model of working remotely and in our flex-space office at 180 Shaw Street, Toronto. The office is currently under renovation but will be available for use in the Fall of 2021.

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.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send us your resume and a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself, your experience, why you are the right fit for this role to [email protected].

If you have any other questions regarding this position, or the interview process and accommodations, please email our People & Operations Manager, Caoimhe Whelan – cwhelan at luminato.com.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Luminato is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.