Managing Director Position: Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal

Playwrights' Workshop Montreal


Functions ought to embrace a canopy letter and a CV/resume and be despatched by electronic mail to [email protected].

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal is accepting ongoing purposes for this place. Candidates should be or plan to be based mostly in Montreal for a mix of distant and in-person work. 

PWM is dedicated to creating an surroundings the place all people are handled with dignity and respect. We’re repeatedly working to make all of our packages accessible and inclusive. PWM values range in its workforce, encouraging purposes from all certified people. Whereas recognizing that the identification of every individual is essentially plural and multidimensional, we strongly encourage purposes from people who find themselves: Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Black, POC, racialized (together with current immigrants), 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, neurodivergent, disabled, dwelling with persistent sickness and/or persistent ache. PWM is strongly dedicated to supporting a variety of cultural identities and lived experiences, subsequently we encourage candidates to self-identify of their utility if they’re snug doing so.

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Based in 1963, Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) is a nationally-mandated theatre improvement centre based mostly in Montréal. PWM is led by a group of skilled dramaturgs and humanities directors. With a give attention to dramaturgy, its mission is to collaborate with artists within the improvement of recent works of theatre and efficiency. PWM provides artists the chance to create and experiment, dream and take dangers. Its collaborative course of attracts on the group’s distinctive experience and is tailor-made to the artist’s particular person wants.

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal is dedicated to the exploration of dramaturgy as a course of and as a self-discipline, and its utility to the creation of recent work. The group strives to domesticate an area the place artists could be susceptible, problem themselves, and outline their very own objectives.

Whereas theatre has been on the core of PWM for 60 years, its work now encompasses different types of devised and interdisciplinary efficiency. Along with searching for collaborations throughout various creative traditions, PWM is strongly dedicated to supporting works which replicate a variety of cultural identities and lived experiences. PWM understands dramaturgy as an exploration of all the weather that make a piece, how they’re introduced collectively to create that means, and what the method for growing that work could be.


The Managing Director (MD) will serve in a co-leadership position with the Creative Director, to additional develop and implement objectives that replicate PWM’s mission, imaginative and prescient, values and marketing strategy by enhancing PWM’s organizational, monetary and programming capability.

Reporting to the Board of Administrators (“BOD” or “Board”), they’ll carry out general public and authorities relations, researching and securing funding, strategic planning, and administration of Human Assets for PWM. The Managing Director will lead an administrative group of full and part-time employees who collectively assist the objectives of PWM and additional its dedication to dramaturgical collaboration within the improvement of recent works for efficiency.


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Organizational Management 

  • Preserve the integrity of PWM’s mandate, mission, imaginative and prescient, and values; 
  • Undertake long-term strategic planning;
  • Develop partnerships and nurture present partnerships;
  • Improve human sources, monetary and governance insurance policies; 
  • Characterize PWM at native, regional and nationwide occasions and convenings.

Human Assets

  • Create a constructive, open, and responsive working surroundings; 
  • Recruit, rent, mentor, supervise, and evaluate PWM workers; 
  • Guarantee staffing constructions are aware of rising wants and conducive to efficient teamwork;
  • Evolve the group’s concerns of fairness, range and inclusion, anti-racism and accessibility and prioritize into human sources practices.

Fundraising and Grant Writing

  • Establish, analysis, plan and execute all grant, fundraising and sponsorship actions;
  • Oversee and handle fundraising occasions, donor profit constructions, and particular person philanthropic assist actions.

Advocacy and Outreach 

  • Advocate to authorities our bodies on behalf of PWM and the theatre sector; 
  • Foster wonderful relationships with different cultural organizations and take part in conferences and joint actions;
  • Develop PWM’s skilled relationships and public profile.

Program Help

  • Oversee and the place acceptable, arrange PWM packages and occasions, and supply assist for all different creative programming;
  • In collaboration with the Creative Producer and Normal Supervisor, oversee the preparation and manufacturing of promotional and communications supplies.

Monetary and Authorized Administration 

  • Oversee and guarantee monetary sustainability of PWM with the Creative Director and Normal Supervisor;
  • In collaboration with the Creative Director and Normal Supervisor, develop PWM’s short-term and long-term monetary objectives in assist of the group’s mission. 


Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal is open to listening to from candidates from various work expertise {and professional} backgrounds, however believes that the next could be splendid areas of expertise, {qualifications}, and background for its subsequent Managing Director:

  • Publish-secondary schooling in administration, theatre, improvement, human sources, or equal work expertise;
  • 5 or extra years of expertise with an expert arts group;
  • Wonderful written and oral communication abilities in English and French (communication with exterior companions in French required);
  • Wonderful and respectful interpersonal abilities; 
  • Data of human sources administration finest practices and insurance policies; 
  • Expertise main and constructing collaborative groups. Capability to cooperate with others to satisfy targets and successfully talk to construct belief with many various individuals;
  • Capability to information and mentor others by speaking successfully and selling a constructive group surroundings; 
  • Demonstrated understanding and dedication to accessibility, fairness, range and inclusion;  
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, relationship constructing, and group engagement abilities;
  • Monetary literacy (together with price range improvement, monetary statements and reporting);
  • Robust understanding of organizational compliance and authorized obligations for a non revenue charitable group; 
  • Demonstrated monitor document of profitable income era, together with grant writing for numerous funding our bodies reminiscent of arts councils, foundations, companies and people;
  • Capability to investigate all features of a scenario and make constant and well timed choices;  
  • Inventive problem-solver with sturdy troubleshooting abilities; 
  • Demonstrated monitor document with respect to element orientation, accuracy, and demonstrating a excessive degree of discretion in confidential issues;  
  • A powerful dedication to supporting playwrights and new play improvement. 


  • An annual wage within the vary of $56,000 – $60,000
  • Six weeks paid trip
  • 10 paid private days per yr
  • Reimbursement of mobile phone plan, as much as most of $60 per thirty days
  • Reimbursement for one theatre ticket per thirty days or 12 per yr
  • Group Insurance coverage advantages that embrace entry to a well being plan, life insurance coverage and journey insurance coverage
  • Non-obligatory enrolment within the Widespread Good Retirement Plan, with a future chance of matching contributions from PWM, based mostly on the group’s price range.

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