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Employment Opportunity: Sponsorship Development Coordinator, St. Albert

Sponsorship Development Coordinator

City of St. Albert

Organization: City of St. Albert
Website: www.stalbert.ca
Department: Community Services
Location: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert
Salary: $68,390 – $83,207 per annum
Closing Date: August 25, 2019
Competition #: 19/150

OPPORTUNITY

The Community Services Department is currently recruiting for a Sponsorship Development Coordinator. St. Albert has a strong grassroots cultural community with a history of celebrating arts and culture. The City has a well established cultural department focused on nurturing and developing the arts and cultural sector through direct delivery of programs and services, partnerships and collaborations throughout the community. We are looking for a creative, collaborative individual to develop and implement sponsorship and donation strategies to support programs and initiatives offered by department including: the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts, Arden Theatre, St. Albert Children’s Theatre, Amplify program, Building Assets & Memories, Public Art, and other special projects/events.

Reporting to the Manager, Cultural Programming, the Coordinator is responsible for developing relationships with business and organizations to obtain sponsorships and advertising sales for these programs and initiatives as well as building and maintaining relationships with corporate and private donors to support growth in revenues. This position will be responsible for executing prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, which have as an objective, the development of short and long-term funding support of events within Community Services.

The person we seek has a strong understanding of the selling process combined with sponsorship, advertising, and group sales experience. We are looking for an excellent communicator who excels at customer service. This role will allow you to utilize your research and negotiation skills and apply your knowledge of Alberta Gaming and Liquor Control Regulations, non-profit and board governance and Federal Charitable (CRA) regulations.

In relation to event funding and development work, the Sponsorship Development Coordinator requires comprehensive knowledge of all business areas in the department, fund development, research and analytical skills, and the ability to write and prepare comprehensive proposals and final reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

• At minimum, a 2-year Diploma in a related field (Public Relations, Business, Marketing, Arts/Culture) and 5 years of direct experience. Or, a Degree in a related field combined with 3 years experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Direct experience negotiating, securing and executing annual and multi-year sponsorships.
• Knowledge of professional and children’s theatre programming, cultural festivals, and general knowledge of community and social development programs and services.
• A valid Class 5 driver’s licence is required.
• Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) an asset, but not required.
• Membership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an asset.

HOURS OF WORK

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks). There will be the occasional requirement for extra and evening hours, which could include attendance at meetings and events.

COMPENSATION

$68,390 – $83,207 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

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

CLOSING DATE

August 25, 2019

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.

 

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Employment Opportunity: The Royal And McPherson Theatres Society – Victoria, BC

Employment Opportunity

The Royal And McPherson Theatres Society

Victoria, BC

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Position:

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society (RMTS) seeks an Executive Director to succeed current Executive Director Lloyd Fitzsimonds who retires in December of 2019.

The mission of RMTS is to enrich the quality of life in the region, through a sustainable and relevant performing arts centre and to be the integral hub for performing arts of the region, recognized for diverse and valued performances, professional standards, and historic spaces. In the past the RMTS has focused essentially on the preservation of its two historic assets and is primarily a rental-only facility. The RMTS, however, provides a full complement of support services to its presenter-clients.

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society is the steward of two landmark theatres in Greater Victoria and, as such, promotes the growth and development of the arts. The Society manages on behalf of the buildings’ owners and provides up-to-date facilities and services; encourages community arts, promotes quality programming; and maximizes the use of the facilities.

Reporting to the Board of Directors of the Society, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the Society’s mandate.

The new Executive Director must be a performing arts venue professional. The RMTS’s annual operating budget is approximately $4.5 million, with a staff complement of 20 full-time and approximately 75 part-time.

Background:

The RMTS manages two key historic assets in Victoria which together form the region’s performing arts centre; it was created in 1998 as a not for profit charitable organization. The Royal Theatre (1416 seats) is owned by the Capital Regional District (CRD) and receives funding from the municipalities of Saanich, Victoria, and Oak Bay. The McPherson Playhouse (774 seats) is owned by the City of Victoria and receives funding from that City. Both facilities are made available by the RMTS for artistic, community, and corporate uses. The RMTS does not engage in any significant presentation activity of its own at this time.

Over the past eighteen years, the RMTS has operated one of the most active and successful government-owned performing arts centres in Canada. It has consistently provided excellent professional facility licensing, box office, and advisory services to performing arts organizations throughout the Greater Victoria Area and across North America.

Reliable operating support from the building owners (the City of Victoria and the CRD) has been instrumental to its success, although rates of support have been frozen since 1998. The operating subsidies now represent 12% of the RMTS’s expense budget, one of the smallest subsidies of any government-owned theatre centres in Canada. Despite this, the RMTS has been managed in a fiscally conservative manner and has achieved modest surpluses while steadily undertaking capital improvements.

The RMTS Board of Directors is made up of one municipal Councilor from each of the municipalities of Saanich, Victoria, and Oak Bay, plus five directors appointed by the CRD Board of Directors, and seven elected Directors. The Board endeavours to provide support and strategic advice, as well as governance and oversight, to the management team.

The RMTS is home many key user groups including Pacific Opera Victoria, the Victoria Symphony, Ballet Victoria, Victoria Operatic Society, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Dance Victoria, Victoria Jazz Festival, National Geographic Live, and the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. Commercial presenters include Victoria Broadway Series, Live Nation, AEG, Atomique Productions and a wide array of touring shows.

The RMTS is committed to engaging the community in the arts, and is dedicated to providing extraordinary experiences for everyone who shares in this remarkable community asset. Every member of the RMTS team tries to maintain the highest standards of quality and customer service in every action, performing in an environment of proactive team effort, outstanding customer service, active brand advancement, and passion for mission fulfillment.

Required Professional Skills and Abilities:

We seek an individual with 7 to 10 years of experience in cultural management (with at least 4 years of senior management) in a performing arts facility or major performing arts organization; a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; a background in government relations, union negotiations, advocacy, corporate sponsorship, and the building of community partnerships; knowledge of a sophisticated ticketing system (Tessitura), grantsmanship, and event coordination.

The senior staff includes the Finance Manager, the Manager of External Affairs, the Manager of Client Services, the Technical Director, the Front of House Manager, and the Box Office Manager.

The position requires strong interpersonal, managerial, analytical, and organizational skills.

To be successful in this role one must be highly self-motivated with a strong knowledge of production and technical areas and also highly collaborative. Experience with historic theatres would be an asset.

Application Process:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.

Deadline for Applications: Friday, August 9, 2019.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with a list of references, and salary expectations to:

Margaret Genovese
gvasearch@gmail.com

Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5B 2J7

Preference given to qualified Canadian applicants.

For additional information: www.rmts.bc.ca, www.genovesevanderhoof.com.

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Employment Opportunity: Professional Programming Presenter, St. Albert

Professional Programming Presenter (Permanent Part-time)

Apply: https://careers.stalbert.ca/…

Requisition #: 19/116
Job #: J0619-0688
Job Title: Professional Programming Presenter (Permanent Part-time)
Job Type: Permanent Part Time
City, Province, Country: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Job Category: Cultural Services
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: June 20, 2019
Posting Closing Date: July 2, 2019
Salary/Wage: 40.36 – 49.10/Year
Department: Community Services
Location: 5 St. Anne Street

Cultivate your Career:

A city rich in arts and heritage, St. Albert has superior cultural opportunities for the enjoyment and learning of our residents and visitors. The City of St. Albert’s Community Services Cultural branches promote the development of arts and cultural services throughout the community and the team connects to the community through programming and operation of The Arden Theatre, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts, St. Albert Children’s Theatre, and other community cultural events

The Opportunity:

We are currently seeking to fill a permanent part-time role within the Cultural Programming team. The Professional Programming Presenters are responsible for managing the day to day business and advancing of presenting activities for the City of St. Albert.

This position, in tandem with another full-time Presenter, will project manage a wide variety of presentations including the negotiation of artist contracts, management of artist logistics including accommodation, transportation, hospitality, and the management of budgets directly related to presentations. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, the International Children’s Festival, family-focused programming at various city venues, and other community cultural events. The successful candidate will build relationships within the local and regional arts community. They will also develop and recommend a strategic artistic and business plan to utilize City performing arts spaces/venues to their highest potential in the area of professional performing arts presentations. In addition, the Professional Programming Presenter is required to collaborate and research co-presentational opportunities with other Albertan and Canadian professional presenters, artist management companies and potential community partnerships within the City and Capital Region. This position will work closely with the other Professional Programming Presenter, marketing, sponsorship, front of house and venue operations teams as well as with a wide variety of artists, agents and managers.

The work requires a detailed knowledge and understanding of all performing arts genres, the professional presentation genre, technical theatre operations and front of house operations.
The individual we seek has comfort with public speaking and media relations. The role requires an incumbent who is skilled at organization and time management.

Qualifications:

• Diploma in Arts Administration, Theatre Management or a related field and 7 years of related experience, or a related Degree and 5 years experience. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
• Previous work experience in programming for young audiences and for soft seat venues and large-scale festivals is considered an asset.
• Strong negotiation, conflict resolution, financial management, budget planning, monitoring and reporting skills and experience.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to research, write and prepare comprehensive grant applications and final reports.
• Prior experience working with presenting associations such as CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association), ATAA (Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta) would be considered an asset.
• A valid Class 5 Drivers License and a personal vehicle for work use is required.

Hours of Work:

This is a 0.50 permanent part-time position that will work approximately 18 hours per week. This position may be offered the opportunity to work additional hours. The nature of this position includes evening and weekend work, as well as the necessity to travel.

Compensation:

$40.36 – $49.10 per hour. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package.

TO APPLY: 
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website https://careers.stalbert.ca/…

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

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. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

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Employment Opportunity: Cultural Programming Manager, St. Albert

Cultural Programming Manager, City of St. Albert

Organization             City of St. Albert

Website                   www.stalbert.ca

Department              Cultural Services

Location                  5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert  

Salary                     $98,876 – $120,298 per annum

Closing Date             September 6, 2018

Competition #           18/172


OPPORTUNITY

The Cultural Services Department is currently recruiting for a Cultural Programming Manager. The City has a well-established cultural department focused on nurturing and developing the arts and cultural sector through direct delivery of programs and services, partnerships and collaborations throughout the community. We are looking for an individual with strong leadership experience and background in cultural planning and programming to join our team.

Serving as part of the Cultural Services Management team and reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the Cultural Programming Manager is responsible for the management and development of visual arts, public art, performing arts and performance programming as well as volunteer management for the International Children’s Festival. The manager is responsible to liaise with community cultural groups to provide guidance and support, and also help guide our own cultural programming, including special events, initiatives and cultural celebrations to ensure we are meeting the current and future needs of the community.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:
• Visual Arts programming and exhibitions in the public realm, including public art;
• Long term performing arts development plans;
• Maintaining local, regional & national connections in the cultural industry;
• Strategic planning, community development programming, financial management;
• Organizational and community development, including not for profit governance;
• Developing connections to francophone, indigenous and other ethno-cultural communities;
• Staff supervision and development including coaching and mentorship experience;
• Grant and report writing, and analytics.

As part of the Cultural Services management team the manager will assist in the development of agenda reports, departmental budgets, monthly and quarterly reports as well as responding to information requests generated by Council, Senior Management and the public. They will also provide leadership for the programming team.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Degree in a related field such as Arts Administration, Business Administration, Recreation, and 7 years experience. Or, a diploma in a related field combined with 10 years experience.
• The ideal candidate will have progressively responsible experience across a breadth of areas in the area of arts and cultural management including staff and volunteer management, program and organizational development, project management and event planning.
• Experience in cultural planning and development.
• Previous experience in a municipal environment is an asset.
• An experienced leader who appreciates and is passionate for arts and culture; and can motivate and inspire others.
• Membership in Arts/Culture related organizations is beneficial.

COMPETENCIES

• Excellent staff supervision and leadership skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to form collaborative relationships.
• Creative and innovative thinking.
• Political sensitivity, conflict resolution abilities, and negotiation skills.

HOURS OF WORK

Compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks). There will be the occasional requirement for extra and evening hours, which could include attendance at meetings and events.

COMPENSATION

$98,876 – $120,298 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory police information check.

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

CLOSING DATE: September 6, 2018

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

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Employment Opportunity: Professional Programming Assistant, St. Albert

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT, CASUAL POSITION – 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


OPPORTUNITY

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

HOURS OF WORK

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

COMPENSATION

$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.

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Employment Opportunity: Cultural Business and Events Manager, City of St. Albert

CULTURAL BUSINESS AND EVENTS MANAGER

OPPORTUNITY

The Cultural Services Department is currently recruiting for a Cultural Business and Events Manager. St. Albert has a strong grassroots cultural community with a history of celebrating arts and culture. The City has a well established cultural department focused on nurturing and developing the arts and cultural sector through direct delivery of programs and services, partnerships and collaborations throughout the community. We are looking for a creative, innovative, strategic individual with strong leadership and supervisory experience, marketing, communications and fund development. Experience in large event management, and capital project management, are important aspects of this position.

Reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the Business and Events Manager is responsible for several key areas that impact the entire Cultural Services Department including; coordinating departmental reporting, contributing to long term strategic planning and support and implementation of corporate initiatives, monitoring of departmental operating and capital budgets, leading the fund development, and marketing teams, and capital project management of key cultural projects. This position is also responsible for producing the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the following areas:

• Strategic business planning
• Financial management including developing business cases
• Leading teams of employees including performance management, coaching and development
• Professional fund development and sponsorship campaigns in excess of $1M
• Marketing, public relations and advertising of events and performances in a large, soft-seat theatre
• Experience in planning and managing large, outdoor events or festivals (over 30,000 attendees)
• Organizational development, including board development
• Experience developing capital project plans including project management

As part of the Cultural Services management team, the Manager will assist in the development of agenda reports, departmental budgets, monthly and quarterly reports as well as responding to information requests generated by Council, Senior Leadership and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Degree in Business Administration, Recreation, Arts and Culture Management or a related field and 10 years experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Extensive experience required in arts and cultural management or related field.
• Exceptional written, interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Creative and innovative thinking and proven ability to transfer vision into strategy.
• Political acumen, conflict resolution and negotiation experience.
• Experience in building relationships with community agencies, government and funding bodies.
• Previous experience in a municipal environment is an asset.
• Membership in Arts/Culture related organizations is beneficial.

HOURS OF WORK

Compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks). There will be the occasional requirement for extra and evening hours, which could include attendance at meetings and events.

COMPENSATION

$98,876 – $120,298 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive flexible benefit package.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

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

CLOSING DATE
July 13, 2018

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.

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Employment Opportunity: Company Coordinator, Ballet Kelowna

Company Coordinator, Ballet Kelowna

Application Deadline: July 6, 2018

Job Description:

Ballet Kelowna welcomes applications for the position of a full-time permanent Company Coordinator to begin as soon as possible, or by July 23, 2018.

While embracing Ballet Kelowna’s commitment to excellence, the Company Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of all programs, assist in the development of future tours and outreach activities, and will provide executive assistant support to the Artistic Director and CEO. Major responsibilities include financial processing, reconciliation and reporting, responding to public inquiries, coordinating and providing administrative support for programs and events, organizing the efficient operation of the office and studio, as well as managing all aspects of the Company’s seasonal tours. Reporting directly to the Artistic Director/CEO, the Company Coordinator will be involved in all aspects of operations for Ballet Kelowna and will act as a representative for the organization, building relationships with program participants and external partners. As an employee of Ballet Kelowna, we would ask you for your commitment in delivering outstanding service to our supporters, including our patrons, donors, sponsors and
members. The successful candidate will be required to perform a variety of duties, as detailed further below.

Responsibilities: Administrative Duties:

Provides wide-ranging executive assistant support to the Artistic Director and CEO, including:

  • Process and track donations and memberships;
  • Manage the Company’s programs by coordinating and preparing schedules, processing and tracking registrations and payments, and coordinating instructors and preparing instructor contracts;
  • Maintain complete files of all documents in the office;
  • Assist in gathering information for grants;
  • Process and prepare invoices and expense claims;
  • Code receivables and payables including credit card statements and allocate to appropriate projects;
  • Respond to all public inquiries;
  • Organize guest artist travel and accommodation;
  • Coordinate volunteers for events or programs and tracking of all volunteer activities and hours;
  • Ensure insurance policies and memberships are renewed annually;
  • Maintain a calendar of deadlines, programs, productions and development activities;
  • Maintain meticulous statistics of audience and program attendance, ticket sales, etc.;
  • Coordinate facility maintenance and replenishment of supplies.

Tour Coordination Duties:

  • Contact Presenters to seek interest in Company’s productions and youth performances;
  • Represent the Company at showcases and conferences;
  • Research appropriate venues and festivals for the Company’s productions;
  • Prepare and distribute contracts to Presenters;
  • Plan logistics, routes, hotels, transportation, etc. for tours;
  • Prepare tour itineraries including full list of venues and contacts;
  • Assist with local outreach activities;
  • Work with AD/CEO on vision for future tours.

The Company Coordinator must at all times:

  • Be committed to familiarizing themselves with Company rules and regulations;
  • Maintain and communicate a positive image of the Company in all dealings both internally and externally;
  • Regardless of time constraints and demands on time, remain professional and convey an attitude of helpfulness and concern;
  • Demonstrate initiative and autonomy;
  • Recognize overlap between positions and understand when flexibility is required.

The Company Coordinator will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position. All members of staff are required to be professional, co-operative and flexible in line with the needs of the Company.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A related college or university degree and recent administrative experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • The ability to think creatively, work independently, and take initiative;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle competing priorities in a small,
    fast-paced work environment;
  • Proven ability in building and maintaining long-term relationships;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and database programs such as Salesforce;
  • The availability to work 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, however the hours of work involved will occasionally vary in order to attend conferences;
  • An optimistic personality and enjoys finding solutions to everyday challenges;
  • Assets: experience working in non-profit environments.

About Ballet Kelowna:

Founded in 2003, and under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando since September 2014, Ballet Kelowna brings excellent, inspiring and memorable dance to British Columbia and beyond. Ballet Kelowna, through its touring, school performances and outreach activities has visited more than 60 communities in Western Canada and fulfills its mandate to commission new work from emerging and established Canadian choreographers, while also offering unique training programs for adults and youth.

http://www.balletkelowna.ca/

Remuneration: $38,000 – $40,000 annually based on experience

How to Apply:

The priority application deadline is July 6, 2018, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in this job opportunity.
Please e-mail Simone Orlando, Artistic Director and CEO at ad.ceo@balletkelowna.ca by July 6, 2018.
All submissions will be kept confidential and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Employment Opportunity: Tour Booking Agent

[Click here for the full original posting via Theatre Alberta’s Website:
http://www.theatrealberta.com/2018/06/15/job-calgary-tour-booking-agent/]

Overview of Position:
This is a unique opportunity to start a theatre touring agency based in Calgary, with a secure salary and dedicated mentorship for 2 years.

Ghost River Theatre has formed a partnership with the Old Trout Puppet WorkshopDownstage and Inside Out Theatre to address the vital gap of touring support for Calgary-based creation companies. We are seeking an individual who is a self-starter with an in-depth knowledge of the national and international performing arts ecologies. We will collectively assist, train and support the right individual, and have secured a two-year grant to kickstart this project.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who is naturally sociable and whose enthusiasm for and knowledge of the performance arts can inspire our diversity of clients. This individual is a master of following up and is highly organized with tracking leads, artists, and bookings in order to meet their goals. They are able to think outside of the box and be nimble to the changing dynamics of the industry.  They can gracefully manage all artistic personalities and cultures, acting as an advisor and advocate to bring quality Arts to audiences globally. This is a full-time position that reports to the GM of Ghost River Theatre company, and collaborates with all of the companies.

[Click here for the full details via Theatre Alberta’s Website…]

COMPENSATION & CONTRACT DETAILS
This is a full-time position with a salary of $40,000.00 plus the opportunity for commission. The successful candidate will be able to work a flexible full time schedule from a home office, including periods of extensive travel. The contract will start in mid-August to early September depending on candidate availability, but requires attendance at the Western Arts Alliance Conference in Las Vegas from August 27-30, 2018 (with funding provided).

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume by 5:00 pm on July 20, 2018 to Kate Stadel, General Manager, Ghost River Theatre, at gm@ghostrivertheatre.com.

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Employment Opportunity: Executive Director, Rotary Centre for the Arts

Applications are Invited for the Position of Executive Director

The Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multi-use visual and performing arts centre located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District.  Home to eight resident artist studios, the 325 seat Mary Irwin Theatre, Potters Addict, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, New Vintage Theatre, ArtsCo, Theatre Kelowna Society, and the RCA Bistro, the RCA provides a unique service and centre for the Central Okanagan community.  The public Atrium attracts visitors to the Bistro and ticket outlet; as well as; providing a venue for informal performances and gala events. The board room, dance studios and art studio are available for rental to the community.

The Executive Director of the Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society (KVPACS) will provide leadership within the Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) while building recognition and support for the RCA in the larger community.    Reporting to the Board through the President of KVPACS, the Executive Director is responsible for achieving the goals and objectives of KVPACS.  Managing an annual budget of $1.3 million, a staff of 17 and liaising with the community, the Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management and operation of the RCA.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Business Administration, Arts Administration, or Fine Arts with relevant experience or equivalent management experience, preferably in a non-for-profit organization, with significant experience in the arts or a related area

Experience and Skills preferred

  • Arts Administration experience, including both visual and performing arts
  • Understanding and knowledge of the Arts and Cultural scene, locally, provincially, and nationally
  • Knowledge and experience working within the not-for-profit sector
  • A record of successful leadership including marketing, budgeting, fundraising, facility operation, and staff management
  • A track record demonstrating personal qualities including: strategic thinker, collaborator, team player, problem solver, effective communicator (listening, speaking, writing) and forward thinker
  • Restaurant experience is an asset

Compensation

Based on experience and aligned with the “2017 National Compensation Study for Managerial and Administrative Positions in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations” by Cultural Human Resources Canada.  Includes an excellent benefit plan with dental and extended health.

Start Date: This position will be filled a soon as practical following the closing date.  This is a full-time position.

Please apply electronically to hiring@RotaryCentrefortheArts.com. Applications must be received by July 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Please include cover letter detailing your arts and not-for-profit experience; along with a resume.