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Executive Director

2b Theatre Company - Halifax
Salary Not specified
Posting Date January 11, 2021

We are in a moment of change and great potential. Organizationally, we are embracing the
values of care and integrity that have allowed us to flourish, and looking to evolve the
practices and structures that are holding us back. 2b is committed to divesting from white
supremacy culture. We are working to create an environment that is inclusive and reflects
2b’s commitment to equity and diversity.
This will be a designated position. We will only accept applications from qualified
individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour. Priority will be given
to members of the African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaq communities.

Company History
2b turns 20 years old this season. Built from a fledgling student start up, the company has
gone on to stage 24 original productions, including 21 world premieres. Our work has been
presented in 61 cities, 13 countries, and five continents. Along the way it has won awards,
earned five-star reviews, and appeared in

Desired Impacts
On our audience: that the subtle change that happens in a person’s body when they are moved
by a piece of art stays with audiences after they leave the theatre. We want a world of kinder
parents, more engaged voters, lustier laughers, more honest politicians, more compassionate
strangers, inspired justice seekers, and better lovers.
On our staff and collaborators: that they find 2b’s projects artistically satisfying to work on,
that they grow artistically and professionally, that they feel well cared for, and that they want to
work with 2b again. That their work has a long, healthy life and reaches audiences all over the
On our peers: that our work inspires artists with different perspectives to make dynamic and
rigorous art.
On our city and province: that we contribute to Nova Scotia’s cultural scene in a significant way
and are a reason people want to move here, live here, and stay here.
On the planet: we recognize that almost all human activity has an ecological impact. We value
continued assessment and action to minimize and offset that impact.

This Moment, This Position
The incoming Executive Director will be a vital team member and will play a key role in this
journey. You will participate fully in redesigning organizational structures and the processes
that underlie the operations of the company. You will be part of building something that
contributes to our community becoming more compassionate, equitable, and just.
We are looking for someone who will exhibit trust, integrity, and transparency and will lead
with passion and a vision that inspires others. The Executive Director will value frequent
interaction and collaboration with the internal team and external community and will have an
innate ability to build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders. You possess the adaptability
to various situations and are comfortable with change.
On programming and artistic intentions: Theatre provides a space where we can model our
best selves in pursuit of deeper compassion for all people. We believe that a multitude of
fully embodied diverse voices involved in the process of creating the work makes for richer,
better art; more perspectives lead to more complexity, texture, and nuance. 2b is committed
to developing and programming works from a diverse range of vital voices.

Position Responsibilities
The job responsibilities for this role shift significantly in a pandemic vs non-pandemic
context. We are seeking a candidate with a majority of the key skill sets and the flexibility
to adapt to changing circumstances. 2b is committed to supporting the successful
candidate with professional development in relevant areas. This role reports to the Board
of Directors and works in partnership with the Artistic Director
Operations Management, ensuring the efficient
administration of day-to-day activities,
delegating duties as required
Support to the Board of Directors in their
Governing and Advocacy functions, including
strategic planning and policy development
Human Resource Management for staff and
artistic collaborators, including contract
negotiations, professional development
planning and implementation, and relationship
The successful candidate will lead,
supported by the Artistic Director and
Revenue Generation through
diversified earned, private, and
public funding streams (taking
leadership on operating and
project grants and collaborating
with the Fundraising
Coordinator on private revenue
Marketing and Communications
Financial Management and
Analysis to ensure organizational

The successful candidate will
collaborate with the Artistic Director
The capacity to lead with vision, care, and
Financial acumen
Collaborative spirit
Passion for storytelling, theatre, and
Knowledge of non-profit organizations
Strong communication skills (writing,
speaking, and listening)
Critical and strategic thinking skills
Well-developed interpersonal skills (with
staff, artists, board, funders, audience, and

Other Information
Please merge your cover letter and
resume into one PDF Send to:
Use the subject header: Executive
Director 2b theatre
Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.
Please be sure to include a cover letter
that speaks to your experience, but we
also want to get a glimpse of your
Don’t be generic, be yourself
Your cover letter should be no longer than
two pages and should:
Detail your approach to leadership
Outline your key skills
Explain why you are excited by this

Finalists will be expected to provide
contact information for three professional
references. We would like to begin the
transition as soon as the candidate is able.
A phased approach will be considered in
response to the successful candidate’s
desires and needs.

How To Apply

By email

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