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Employment Opportunity: Cultural Programming Manager, St. Albert

Cultural Programming Manager, City of St. Albert

Organization             City of St. Albert


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


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.


• 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.


• 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.


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.


$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

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: 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.

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 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:]

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…]

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).

Please submit a cover letter and resume by 5:00 pm on July 20, 2018 to Kate Stadel, General Manager, Ghost River Theatre, at