Seeking New Members for the 2019 Youth Advisory Committee

What is the YAC?

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A place for Ontario's Emerging Artists to engage with one another and with Theatre Ontario to develop themselves as they enter the theatre industry and become the next generation of thinkers and doers.

Theatre Ontario's Youth Advisory Committee is a platform for emerging artists across the province to gain professional development in theatre and arts administration by accessing mentorship and training opportunities with our full-time staff, our Board, and our network.

Who we’re looking for

Applicants should have a passionate interest and involvement in Ontario’s Emerging Theatre Community. Committee members who live outside of the GTA can participate via electronic means. Practical theatre experience is encouraged and welcomed, but not mandatory.

This is a volunteer position and the committee is active for one year.

What you'll get from us:

  • A chance to engage directly with emerging artists across the province, and to learn from theatre professionals. 
  • Networking opportunities to build and develop relationships with established theatre companies and artists across the province. 
  • Free professional development on topics that include: grant writing, leadership, finances and event facilitation
  • Hands on experience in arts administration
  • A chance to meet and work with other amazing and hardworking, visionary emerging artists


  • Attend regular Committee meetings, prepared to discuss goals and areas of improvement for the YAC
  • Participate in the planning, execution and attendance of YAC events
  • Performing outreach to theatre companies, emerging artists and arts organizations, government bodies, and other companies for organizational support
  • Commit to approximately two to five hours of work per week (contingent on current projects)
  • Must be able to commit to at least one meeting per month

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Between the ages of 16-25
  • Familiarity with theatre in Ontario and/or your specific region, with regular attendance at live performances
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strongly self-motivated and the ability to work independently and to take on/prioritize many different tasks
  • A keen interest in arts administration
  • A desire to create more accessible and engaging theatre spaces for emerging artists in Ontario

Please send your resumé and cover letter to Deadline: December 14, 2018. Theatre Ontario is a safe space for individuals who self-identify as LGBTQ, persons of colour, disabled, as well as all genders, nationalities, and forms of religious expression.

Interviews will take place on December 19 and 20, 2018. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The first committee meeting will be an orientation event followed by a YAC Alumni gathering on January 7, 2019.


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