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Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Show

Under the artistic direction of Ballet Master, Mykola Kanevets, the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company maintains a strong reputation as a successful and accomplished leader in Ukrainian dance the world over. Rich in intensity, energy and spirit, Cheremosh takes audiences on a colourful and exhilarating journey, thrilling them with intricate choreography, spectacular costumes and dynamic music. Men leap to amazing heights with their breathtaking acrobatics while women spin across the stage with incredible beauty and grace. From beginning to end this two-act dance spectacular with 44 amazing dancers is sure to entertain. Cheremosh is without a doubt a sight to behold.

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Cheesecake Burlesque – Ages 18+ (adult content)

Armed with a sassy-silliness and a g-force of glitter, the Cheesecake Burlesque girls pack a sparkly punch that will make your heart happy and leave you loving the skin you’re in! The group incorporates much of the old satirical and extravaganza elements of the old-style burlesque with their own modern twist. The Cheesecakes are multi award-winners who have dazzled and delighted audiences across North America and Europe sending one message: “Everyone is beautiful and should be proud of their bodies.”

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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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Canada@Edinburgh 2018 – Pitch Your Piece

The High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, is organizing a Pitch Your Piece session on Monday, August 20 at the Canada Hub during the Edinburgh Festivals.

This session will provide opportunities for selected Canadian theatre, dance and multidisciplinary projects to pitch their work to international presenters with the view of developing new global partnerships, securing international project support, international representation, touring opportunities, performance engagements, international exposure and premieres.

Application criteria is listed below. 12 applicants will be selected to provide 8-minute pitches (followed by 2 minutes of Q&A) on their new and upcoming projects to an audience of producers, artistic directors, festival curators, presenters and programmers from around the globe.

The High Commission of Canada and Ontario Arts Council will work with partners to ensure that there is a broad professional audience at your pitch. A leaflet will also be produced and include information about your project and organization.

Following the pitch sessions, there will be time slots available for more in-depth meetings should a contact wish to delve deeper into your project, or should you wish to pre-arrange a meeting on the margins of the pitch session. The daytime pitch sessions will be followed by an evening networking reception which will bring together Canadian cultural and creative industry, artists and arts organisations with local and international presenters, funders, producers and the media.

About the Edinburgh Festivals

The month of August sees Edinburgh come alive with five festivals and performances by thousands of theatre companies and artists. Audiences, promoters, producers and media travel to Edinburgh to seek out new work and it is the ideal environment for Canadian projects to receive international exposure and support. In 2017, across the Edinburgh festivals, over 70 Canadian artists and companies performed. The vibrant Canada Hub presented six Canadian theatre and dance companies and played host to two networking events.

For more information on application requirements and how to apply:

http://www.capacoa.ca/en/news/field/1642-canada-edinburgh-2018-pitch-your-piece