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Festival Programming Announcement: June 26th

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Title: Producer (2 positions available)

Start Date: May 9, 2022

End Date: September 2, 2022

Fee: $10,000 CAD

Engagement Conditions: Contract part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), with full-time hours (up to 40 hours per week) mid-July to the end of August.


Producers at SummerWorks are responsible for the planning and delivery of artistic programming, including, but not limited to performances and events in theatres, galleries, parks, city streets, and on digital platforms. Each producer is responsible for 10-15 projects, depending on the shape of the final programming and geography of the Festival. They work closely with artists and community partners and collaborate with all departments of the SummerWorks team to ensure the smooth, safe, and successful delivery of programming for artists and audiences. 

Reports to: Artistic & Managing Director


  • Plans and executes SummerWorks projects in collaboration with artists, partners and the SummerWorks team, with particular attention to timeline, budgetary, artistic, audience engagement, and accessibility goals.
  • Liaises with artists and artistic partners on behalf of the SummerWorks team, ensuring necessary information is collected and shared. 
  • Initiates and maintains community partnerships related to the development and delivery of specific projects.
  • Accesses professional development interests and needs of participating artists; and makes plans and recommendations as required.
  • Contributes to outreach and hiring related to artistic specific roles. 
  • Coordinates community engagement and audience engagement activities for specific projects, including, but not limited to Q&As, workshops, and long table discussions. 
  • Contributes to the development of marketing and outreach strategy for programming, as required. 
  • Prepares and executes artist and partner contracts, as required. 
  • Attends rehearsals and provides feedback as required. 
  • Contributes to Festival and venue post-mortems. 
  • Develops & manages project budgets, and completes all reconciliations related to petty cash as required.


  • 3+ years of producing experience in a Festival or event capacity.
  • Experience planning and executing complex live events. 
  • Experience managing large teams.
  • A passion for the performing arts.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
  • The ability to quickly start projects and form relationships.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite or equivalent.


April 13th: Application deadline

April 18th – 22nd : Candidate interviews (conducted via zoom)

May 9th: Contract start

September 9th: Contract end


Submit your resume to hiring@summerworks.ca before the deadline date. A cover letter is not required. In your email, please tell us what position (or multiple positions) you would like to be considered for. 

Please structure your subject line as:



The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 13th.


The SummerWorks team will answer all your questions about our hiring process, and the team we’re building this yearn through our social media channels on THURSDAY APRIL 7. Please email your questions to hiring@summerworks.ca NO LATER THAN TUESDAY APRIL 5, and don’t forget to include your FB and/or IG handles so we can tag you in our response!

For private replies, you can also send questions to hiring@summerworks.ca anytime up until the deadline date.