London, United Kingdom

Resident Artistic Director - International Touring Shows

Soutien artistique | Artistic Support

Temps plein | Full-Time

Artistic Director – International Touring Shows
Job location: full-time touring show and international travel
 
An Artistic Director at Cirque du Soleil personifies the artistic essence of our touring shows, ensuring their continuous quality, integrity and high-level performance. Reporting functionally to the Senior Artistic Director and operationally to the show’s Company Manager, the Artistic Director will:
 
· Manage the daily general, artistic and acrobatic operations of the performers and the artistic team (Coaches, Performance Medicine, General Stage Manager and their staff);
· Ensure that the show meets and maintains the high-quality standards established during the creation in terms of artistic and acrobatic performance and the initial staging, choreography, cues, musical score, costumes, make-up, lighting and sound design;
· At the request of the Senior Artistic Director, implement and follow up on the artistic, acrobatic and technical adjustments and modifications to various components of the show;
· Make recommendations to the Senior Artistic Director for any artistic and acrobatic changes or adjustments needed for the maintenance of the show and its performers;
· Organize the integration of new performers and new acts into the show, as well as performers returning to duty after medical rehabilitation;
· Communicate with all performers to ensure they are up to date on the show bible and specifics of their role and cues, and provide artistic notes to ensure continuous high-quality artistic performances;
· In the close setting of our touring shows, maintain a good working environment with peers and performers while ensuring a proper professional relationship;
· In collaboration with the artistic team, oversee the trainings, rehearsals and evaluations of all performers, in addition to the artistic budget for the department.
 
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
 
· College diploma in drama, dance, acrobatics, or a related artistic or production field OR relevant work experience;
· A minimum of ten years’ experience in a similar role, in live show entertainment for large-scale productions with automation & aerial cues;
· Past on-stage experience as a performer, preferred;
· Experience in dance or choreography, a strong asset;
· Demonstrated leadership experience of performers and artistic disciplines, including related administrative processes;  
· Excellent observational and communication skills (verbal and written);
· Multicultural experience, an asset;
· Fluency in English written and spoken, essential;
· Knowledge of French or any other language is an asset;
· Knowledge of Microsoft applications in a Windows environment.

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