JOB TITLE: International Exchange Producer (133KB PDF)
EMPLOYER: adelheid dance projects
Start date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Duration: 8 weeks
30 hours per week
adelheid creates contemporary dance and performance work that reflects on elements of co-existence - with others and the environment(s) we inhabit. Our work welcomes a hybridity of forms, evolving collaborations, and meeting audiences in ways that suit an exploration. We don’t ignore what is uncertain; we listen to it, learn from it, and each other. We value a multiplicity of perspectives in the creation process and consider perspective in how we situate work. We believe practicing art is a commitment to ongoing learning, a recurrent examination of who we are in this time. 
adelheid formed in 2008 and aims to devise performance situations inside and outside of traditional frameworks where experience can be shared, and important questions asked. Residencies at Dance Victoria, the Factory Theatre (2008-2012), the Theatre Centre (2013-2016), Harbourfront Centre (2019) and the Citadel (2020- ) have allowed for in-depth process and have been instrumental in forging a way for a non-venue company to be creating and producing on a semi-regular basis. The inter-relationship between content and format in our work takes different forms: immersive, installation, site-specific, digital (AR and film) work, as well as within more traditional presentation frameworks. Our award-winning work has toured internationally, and we are currently participating in international cultural exchanges that are moving beyond the transactional.
ABOUT THE PROJECTInternational Choreographic Interlink – Toronto/Taipei
After a first encounter in Japan at the Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting in February of 2020, a group of Toronto and Taiwanese-based artists and producers began meeting virtually over the pandemic. The regular exchange enabled relationships that manifested a series of activities including: 
1)  Road-trip, a conversation - an online sharing (supported by CanAsian Dance Festival, May 2022)
2)  A creative residency exchange for 2+ weeks each, where the Taiwanese artists visited and shared their practices in Ontario, and vice versa with the Canadians visiting Taiwan (August and Oct/Nov 2023 respectively)
3)  Documentary film creations of visits, gatherings, presentations, resulting conversations, and reflections and co-creation of website (ongoing)
This position will support International Choreographic Interlink – Toronto/Taipei, through the presentation of three works by visiting Taiwanese artists and producer, as well as outreach in the form of a workshop series offered in conjunction with the presentations. The candidate will:
●  Offer administrative, producing, and hosting support for the collaborative international exchange project with visiting Taiwanese artists to Toronto
●  Coordinate scheduling of events and travel itineraries
●  Conduct project management of various events that could range from formal showing and informal sharings, meet and greets, open workshops, touring and visiting spaces, etc.
●  Assist in producing and coordinating public presentations and outreach in collaboration with SummerWorks, Dreamwalker Dance and adelheid
●  Assist with communications between all artists and ensure that plans, details, and locations are clearly communicated and understood
●  Attend meetings to check in and provide updates, including virtual meetings with Taiwanese artists and producer
●  Act as first point of contact between all collaborators, including Toronto host organizations and Taiwanese producer; directly reporting to adelheid
●  May involve travelling within Toronto and within 450km in Ontario
The employee will work with adelheid’s Artistic Producer Jasmine Au and receive mentorship support from the Artistic Producer and/or adelheid’s Artistic Director Heidi Strauss, with additional support from Michael Caldwell/SummerWorks and Andrea Nann/Dreamwalker. This job provides an opportunity to work with Toronto and Taiwanese dance artists and companies, and to engage with local arts organizations.
This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible for this job, you must:
●    be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
●    be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
●    have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
●    Strong administrative capacity; previous administration experience is an asset
●    Superb attention to detail
●    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
●    Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
●    An interest in contemporary dance/performance and international cultural relationships/exchange
●    An understanding of local performing arts sector is an asset
●    Proficiency and/or familiarity with project management software, including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Airtable, and Slack
●    A valid G license is an asset
●    Fluency in Mandarin is an asset
Please submit a cover letter and resume (maximum one page each) to
We will also accept short audio or video submissions which provide the same information that you might include in a cover letter and CV. Please keep any audio or video submissions to a maximum of 10 minutes. 
adelheid is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from qualified candidates who are: gender non-binary; women; Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Colour; LGBTQ2S; people with disabilities; people from other equity-seeking groups; and people living at the intersections of multiple of the above. We are committed to providing accommodations for applicants who need them. 
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 24 at 11:59 PM EST. Interviews will take place in the afternoons of Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31.​​​​​​​
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