Indigenous Theatre Library Collection Manager – Theatre Alberta (Contract)

Location – Edmonton

Company Description

Theatre Alberta is a provincial arts service organization and registered charity that represents theatre artists, enthusiasts, students, educators, and community and professional theatre companies from across the province. We are dedicated to encouraging the growth of theatre in Alberta by providing the highest quality programs and services:

  • Canada’s largest independent fully-circulating theatre library
  • workshops and camps for teens and adults, urban and rural
  • online resource sharing services for auditions, employment, and productions
  • theatre news, publications, and advocacy

Job Description

We require an Indigenous Theatre Library Collection Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the creation of a new collection management policy for Indigenous theatre and performance materials in the Theatre Alberta Library including, but not limited to:

  • the creation of an inventory of the current Indigenous theatre materials within the Theatre Alberta Library collection and the subject headings for those materials
  • research subject headings, controlled vocabulary, and emerging practices for cataloguing Indigenous performance art used in other libraries
  • coordinate the engagement of an Indigenous Theatre Advisory Council to guide and consult on policy development, including the preparation of knowledge, data, and research for the Council’s consideration
  • schedule and attend meetings and implement recommendations of the Indigenous Theatre Advisory Council
  • draft the Indigenous Theatre Collection Management Policy, identifying potential future work, strategies, and research
  • participation in Theatre Alberta’s overall strategic mission and direction


Applicants should be Indigenous information professionals passionate about Indigenous knowledge stewardship and protection, theatre, and libraries. Applications should enjoy working independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication, research, and project management skills are required. Previous involvement in the theatre and/or not-for-profit industries will be considered assets.

This is a full-time ~12-month term position, with benefits after three months. Due to the nature of Theatre Alberta’s work and programs, some evening/weekend hours and travel may be required. The Theatre Alberta team is currently working remotely but may transition back to the office if/when safe to do so. Employee safety and comfort will be prioritized. While the Theatre Alberta Library and the majority of the staff team are based in Edmonton, we welcome applicants for this position from other locations in Canada. Position term is expected to be April 2022 through March 2023. Annual salary range $45,000 – $47,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please forward a detailed letter highlighting your interest and qualifications, as well as a resume, to Keri Mitchell, Executive Director.

Theatre Alberta is grateful for the support of the Edmonton Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and Alberta Culture for the Indigenous Theatre Library Collection project, as well as to our Indigenous colleagues across Alberta and Canada who have supported and consulted on the project to date.

Learn more on the Theatre Alberta website.

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