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Employment Opportunity: Professional Programming Presenter, St. Albert

Professional Programming Presenter (Permanent Part-time)


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.


• 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.


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

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

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: Communications and Events Coordinator, AMPA

Communications and Events Coordinator
Alberta Magazine Publishers Association


The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association is a non-profit cultural services industry association supporting Alberta magazine publishers, staff and contributors through professional development, programming, promotion and advocacy to foster industry growth. We are seeking a full-time Communications and Events Coordinator to join our small but mighty team.

Job description

The Communications and Events Coordinator is a Jack or Jill or all trades and is responsible for association communications including membership, social media, web publishing, community relations, grant reporting, and events communications.

This role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Frequently updating the website (WordPress CMS) with postings sharing the latest association, member and industry news, events, jobs and resources. This includes writing blogs and compiling website postings for the monthly e-newsletter.
  • Engaging with the membership and community via social media (primarily Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), promoting the association, membership and industry in keeping with best practices and trends.
  • Coordinating professional development and networking events in collaboration with the Executive Director, including the annual Alberta Magazines Conference and Awards. This includes the creation, tracking and troubleshooting of online registration and awards submissions; email and social media event promotion; bookings for venue, catering, speakers and audiovisual needs; coordinating and supervising the duties of any event volunteers; and running the events on-site
  • Managing the association’s internship program, which includes soliciting applications, maintaining all paperwork and reporting files, and administering funds within the program budget.
  • Assisting the Executive Director with annual grant applications and reports to federal and provincial government funders. This includes planning and strategizing future activities and new opportunities for funding, tracking program and event data, and editing funding reports and applications.
  • General office administration duties as needed


The ideal candidate will have

  • A degree or diploma in communications, public relations or journalism
  • 1-3 years of relevant communications experience
  • Demonstrated abilities in executing communications, meeting deadlines, and managing multiple priorities; as well as event planning and implementation
  • Exceptional publication-quality writing for diverse audiences (including online) and keen editing skills
  • Experience using a variety of social media channels
  • Experience using a web content management system
  • Customer service attitude
  • Comfortable working independently and in a small team environment
  • Ability to be flexible and take on new tasks, projects and responsibilities as assigned

How to apply

Submit your cover letter and resume by Feb. 15, along with a writing sample, to:

Suzanne Trudel Peters
AMPA Executive Director

Thank you for your interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.