Contract opportunity: Managing Producer

Contract opportunity: Managing Producer

Position Overview

Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association is looking for a Managing Producer to oversee all aspects of Dreaming Roots’s adaptation into a touring artistic production. Dreaming Roots is a spectacular, inspiring performance journey created and performed by Yukon First Nations artists, directed by Alejandro Ronceria and Diyet van Lieshout.

The Managing Producer will lead and implement a plan to tour versions of this acclaimed show in a range of settings from remote Yukon and northern communities to national and world stages over a multi-year period, guiding the project in a collaborative, inclusive and artist-centred team environment where all feel welcome and safe.

YFNCT seeks a person who will:

  • Serve as leader in the planning and production management of the show adaptation, including potential for more than one tour version;
  • Contract and manage artists, designers, technicians, production personnel, and other required contractors;
  • Co-develop and manage production and touring budgets and cashflow; participate in project funding applications, reporting and accountability requirements;
  • Create and oversee clear production schedules and timelines and chair production meetings;
  • Arrange for necessary production equipment, materials and facility rentals;
  • Manage day to day production and touring needs;
  • Coordinate all hospitality and travel for visiting artists;
  • Negotiate presentation and co-presentation agreements with a range of presenters
  • Liaise with venue staff and technicians in various touring locations;
  • Assist in creation and implementation of promotional and marketing plans.

We seek an individual with substantial experience in arts and cultural producing and touring. This person brings deep passion and respect for Indigenous arts, culture and communities. Prior work experience with Indigenous-led teams and smaller performing arts companies is beneficial.

Reporting to the Director of Arts, the Managing Producer is a strong leader and a positive team player. This individual brings excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills. An awareness of the local, national and international arts scenes, and a curiosity and willingness to listen and learn are additional assets.

Contract Term: January/February 2023 to December 2023, with possibility of extension.

Estimated Hours:  80 to 150 hours per month depending on activity level.

Rates: $30 to $40/hour commensurate with experience.

Start Date: A mutually agreed upon date in January/February 2023.


Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepted until January 23, 2023 at midnight Yukon time.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and two current references to

Our Approach

YFNCT is committed to a hiring approach based on respect, trust, and investment in human potential. Our approach includes:

  • Giving hiring priority to persons of First Nations, Inuit or Métis ancestry
  • Identifying and removing barriers for any applicant.
  • Creating opportunities for on-the-job training, professional development, and mentorship in areas identified as growth needs to help the individual thrive in their role.
  • Creating a team of committed passionate people who will prioritize the values of our organization, work well as a team, and create a supportive environment for everyone we work with and serve.

About Us

YFNCT is a non-profit stakeholder-based organization formed in 2013 that is committed to growing and promoting vibrant and sustainable Indigenous arts/culture and tourism sectors.

Read more about the YFNCT vision, mandate, goals and team online.