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Updated: February 17, 2021



Hello Friends - this is Debi Wong, Founding Artistic Director of re:Naissance Opera. I am really excited to be posting this new position at re:Naissance. I am including this personal note because as a female-identifying person of colour, I have skimmed job applications at companies I would have loved to work for but have edited myself out because I didn’t feel like I fit the job description well enough. 


I wanted to tell you this because I don’t want you to edit yourself out. If working for re:Naissance and supporting our mission and present stage of growth excites you, then we want to hear from you regardless of whether or not you fit the job description. 


I take a humans-first approach to everything we do and I know that if it feels like the right fit then we will find the best ways to collaborate even if that means changing the job description.


I love connecting with artists and administrators and I would be honoured to get to know your work. 






Job Posting: Associate Director of Development & Production

Dates: Immediately - June 15, 2021

Remuneration: $19.50/hr - $25/hr depending on experience.


re:Naissance Opera is hiring an Associate Director of Development and Production. This is a temporary position starting immediately and running through June 15th, 2021 with the possibility of extension. Pay is $19.50 / hr - $25 / hour depending on experience. 


The Associate Director of Development and Production will report to the Artistic Director and support with:


  • Managing annual fundraising plans & funding deadlines

  • Support the AD with grant-writing & grant reporting

  • Compile/update sponsorship materials and customize proposals from pre-existing team materials to generate institutional funding for re:Naissance Operas annual campaign, including support for unrestricted general operating, special projects, and event sponsorships.

  • General project & production management, including writing production collateral (artist bios, opera descriptions, etc.) in collaboration with other team members.

  • Write production specific post- performance stewardship letters.

  • Manage the re:Naissance Opera Updates mailing list

  • Coordinate networking events and prospecting performances in collaboration with other team members, including invitation mailing and response tracking, special event logistics, and event attendee follow up as assigned.

  • Complete special projects, assist with department-wide special events throughout the season, and perform other duties, as assigned.


This candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and proofreading skills. Experience in creative writing, fundraising and marketing are beneficial but not required. They will be comfortable working in or learning Google Suite, Trello, Slack & Asana.

Candidates must be BC-Based, Canadian citizens or permanent residents.