Employment Opportunity: Professional Programming Assistant, St. Albert


Organization          City of St. Albert
Website                    www.stalbert.ca
Department           Cultural Services
Location                  5 St. Anne Street
Wage                        $22.73 – $27.67 per hour
Closing Date          August 30, 2018
Competition #      18/159


Are you looking for a part-time opportunity to work in a fast paced, creative, dynamic and energetic environment? St. Albert is a city rich in arts and heritage, with superior cultural opportunities for the enjoyment and learning of many. The Cultural Services Department strives to provide positive experiences in several areas, including visual and performing arts, as well as the Arden Theatre, International Children’s Festival and St. Albert Children’s Theatre.

Reporting to the Professional Programming Presenter, this position is responsible for supporting the professional performing arts presenting of events and program at the City of St. Albert. These include: the Arden Theatre, International Children’s Festival, as well as performing arts presenting components of special projects (Amplify Youth Festival, Servus Place, etc.).

As the Professional Programming Assistant, you will:

  • liaise with artists, agents, artist managers, promoters and record companies to support the coordination of tours and performances to take place in specified venues;
  • support the Professional Programming Presenter in the execution of contracts, processing of artist fees and per diems for events;
  • develop and maintain strong connections with internal staff involved in special events/festivals, small or lower profile arts organizations as well as local and regional event planners that help to increase St. Albert’s profile;
  • research similar programming and audience demographics in other markets to support the professional programming goals of the department;
  • assist with logistics such as catering, accommodation, transportation, work authorization permits, visas, cargo and specials requests for artists; and
  • act as artist liaison and assist with patron services in support of Front-of-House staff during Professional shows.


  • A diploma or undergraduate degree in a related field of study.
  • Prior experience with arts administration, front of house, reading artist contracts, and work related to performing arts.
  • Some programming knowledge in music (roots, world, blues jazz, pop, folk, and classical), theatre, film and dance.
  • Some understanding of family programming in all genres to meet the unique programming needs of the International Children’s Festival and the Family Series would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of technical theatre operations and previous work experience in a festival setting is an asset.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.


Approximately 16 – 24 hours per week based on operational need. This position will require a mix of daytime, evening and weekend work.


$22.73 – $27.67 per hour

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a clear vulnerable sector police information check.

Qualified applicants are invited submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.