- Posted by JulietB on September 12th, 2011
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
If you are a dynamic, highly creative and technically accomplished graphic designer with proficient project management skills who is passionate about the arts, we would like to discuss the opportunity of becoming the Graphic Designer/Special Projects Coordinator for Alberta Ballet.
Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Sales and working collaboratively with the senior management team you will focus on supporting visual services for all facets of the organization including marketing and communications, and fund development.
You are an enthusiastic and creative thinker with strong design and conceptual layout skills that are able to take a project from vision to execution with minimal guidance raising the quality and consistency of the organization’s brand. You have a University or College Degree (or equivalent professional experience), 3+ years working in the field and strong technical knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
For more information regarding this position visit albertaballet.com, or click the attachement to this posting.
To apply please email your resume Attn: Shelley Bellchamber to:
Expressions of interest for this Calgary-based position will be held in the strictest of confidence. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Posted by newuser on September 12th, 2011
FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER required:
The Calgary International Children's Festival is a performing arts festival for young audiences; a spirited community celebration of creativity designed to inspire, delight and surprise. The Festival connects us all through story; stories that engage us, spur discussion and invite interactions. It's about sharing FUN, in the heart of Calgary. Won't you join us?
In its 26th year, the Calgary International Children's Festival is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual for the newly created Festival Programmer position.
The successful applicant will have
A passion and respect for Theatre for Young Audiences and the performing arts
A strong network in their community; someone who loves to create new connections and to strengthen existing community partnerships
Experience in programming a festival or similar type of compressed, multi-day, multi-disciplinary event
Desire to work and engage with Festival Staff, Board, Volunteers and other key stakeholders in a team environment
A terrific sense of humour; the successful candidate is known for their positive, resourceful "yes, let's" attitude toward life in our community
Specifically, the Festival Programmer will keenly strive for the continued success of the Festival and should have experience with:
Successful preparation of grant applications and final reports to funding bodies; including the investigation of new revenue streams
Administering contracts with artists (local, national and international) and their representatives from negotiation through payment
Tour coordination for artists; creating and sustaining partnerships with other Festivals and artists locally, nationally and internationally
Promoting and advocating for the arts and artistic industries and their missions to all levels of government
The successful applicant should be highly organized, self-motivated, with a strong ability to meet deadlines; have strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills and be able to multi-task, as well as be:
Able to build and adhere to strategic budgets that enhance the Festival's mission and values
Keen to travel as required
Eager to prepare and present an Annual Report and other reports for the Board of Directors, Festival Staff, and various stakeholders as required.
Prepared to participate in strategic planning and overall Festival planning.
Able to attend all Board and general meetings.
Able participate in ad hoc and planned committees of the board
Eager to lead the necessary activities required to host and liaise with visiting artists, delegates and other special guests of the Festival
Applications will be accepted until Friday October 14, 2011 or until the position is filled. Early submissions of applications are encouraged. All are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted by email only. Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject heading: FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER APPLICATION 2011. Salary is commensurate with experience. No phone calls please. This position is being offered as an initial six-month contract starting in early 2012. The Calgary International Children's Festival thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information about the Festival please visit
- Posted by summitdance on September 9th, 2011
Dance & music teaching school with locations in NW and SE Calgary has part-time and substitute dance teaching positions available. Styles of dance taught include preschool dance, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern, tap, & RAD ballet. You must have some teaching experience and be willing to work in both of our locations. We are also looking for people who can teach many different styles not just one discipline.
Teaching hours are Mon-Thurs 3:00-9:00, and Sat 9:00-3:00. For more information please see http://www.musicanddance.org/jobs www.summitschoolofdance.com. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume.
- Posted by three_left_feet... on September 8th, 2011
Three Left Feet specializes in high energy dance workshops for teachers and students. Our innovative approach in schools has won over the hearts and minds of students and teachers across Alberta. Last year we visited 19 schools and were greeted with over 4000 happy kids. Imagine the possibilities!
Three Left Feet offers an inspiring and positive work environment. We need a thoughtful individual that is willing to work with us in a team atmosphere yet who also has the ability think and act independently. The right person will be self-motivated, adaptive, thorough and can work within a deadline. This demanding position requires excellent written and oral communication skills.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Public Relations and Awareness - Liaison between company and Alberta
schools; school boards; arts foundations; Calgary Parks and Recreation; the
media; MLAs & MPs; and other organizations as necessary.
• Graphics Design - In cooperation with the other members of the admin
team and our designer the successful candidate will design, layout and
be responsible for printing of yearly school/performance media as well as
manage information on the web.
• Reception - Answering the telephone and responding to e-mails.
Your background should contain the following qualifications:
• Enthusiastic supporter of dance and arts in Alberta
• Post-secondary education
• 1-2 years work experience in a related ﬁeld
• Must have a car and a valid drivers’ license
This is a temporary contract position for 8 months. There is a possibility of extension. We will keep searching until we have the right person. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Allara Gooliaff-Artistic Director at the following address: email@example.com with your name in the subject line.
- Posted by epcor on September 8th, 2011
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that welcomes over 600,000 Calgarians annually into our facility. The mission of EPCOR CENTRE is to ignite imagination, provide the public with cultural experiences that exceed expectations, assist artists in realizing their visions and to enable the artistic expression of all citizens. We are interested in like-minded individuals who will help us achieve our goals.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and inclusive team player to fill the part-time casual position of Beverage and Supply Coordinator.
Reporting to the Client and Patron Services Manager, the Beverage and Supply Coordinator provides support to both staff and management teams. General duties include (but are not limited to):
- Ordering beverages, supplies and linens
- Providing beverage service for daytime meetings and internal day time events
- Inventory maintenance and record keeping
- Performing venue checks to ensure that all bars, venues, liquor storage areas and hallways, including transfer routes and equipment are clean, operating properly and in accordance with fire and building code
- Receiving inventory and storage
- Coordinating recycling pick-up for bottles and cans
The Beverage and Supply Coordinator’s main focus in the Client & Patron Services department is to ensure accurate record keeping and appropriate levels of beverage and supply inventory to ensure an exceptional customer-focused experience at all events.
The Beverage and Supply Coordinator should have experience in a customer focused industry dealing with vendors, ordering and inventory maintenance. The successful candidate will be certified with Alberta ProServe, have an interest in the arts, with highly developed organizational skills and an ability to pay attention to detail.
This position will be based on 20 hours/week scheduled around order days and events. This position will also allow for an additional part-time bar server position on the Client and Patron Services Team during events. Scheduling for both will be completed one month in advance.
If you would like to be a part of this engaging environment of public places and performance spaces, please forward your resume in confidence to:
Client & Patron Services
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
205 - 8th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9
Deadline for all applications: September 30, 2011
Please state the position you are applying for. No phone calls please. We thank all interested applicants in advance, but will only be contacting those selected for an interview.
- Posted by pumphouse on September 2nd, 2011
Drama Instructor Position
The Pumphouse Theatre is currently accepting applications for a Drama Class Instructor for our Fall Session.
Drama class activities include the exploration of acting, improvisation, creative movement, voice, storytelling, Shakespeare and playwriting. The goal of the classes is to develop the social interaction skills and life skills of the participants through the utilization of theatrical techniques culminating in a final, group-developed production.
Potential candidates must be available to teach during at least two of the following times:
Monday evenings (6 – 8 pm)
Tuesday afternoons (1 – 3:00 pm)
Wednesday evenings (6 – 8 pm)
Thursday evenings (6 – 8 pm)
- Possess the ability to supervise and instruct young people between the ages of 8-16 and have previous experience in this area.
- Have a solid understanding of the creative theatre process
- Display strong communicative and interpersonal skills
- Be committed to the creative development and theatrical education of participants
- Know how to have fun!
Please respond with a cover letter and resume, to Meaghan Farhall by email by September 12, 2011. For class descriptions please visit the Drama Class section of our website at www.pumphousetheatre.ca.
No phone calls please. Suitable candidates will be contacted by phone.
2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW T3C 3P5
- Posted by pdornian on September 1st, 2011
Administrative Assistant to the Director
Administrative Support VI
Reporting to the Director, Mount Royal Conservatory, this position is accountable for providing a high level of administrative support directly to the Director.
• Provide high level administrative assistance to the Director including; preparing background information for meetings, produce and distribute a variety of written correspondence and special reports, coordinate Director’s Advisory Group agendas, take minutes for DAG meetings and others as required, oversee internal communications for the Conservatory, assist with research and development of fundraising materials, and arranging travel, transportation and accommodations for the Director, some oversight of special events.
• Act as liaison and resource to Conservatory Managers, administrative assistants, program coordinators, faculty, students and the public.
• Assist the Director with the preparation of the capital and operating budgets, budget projections and budget reconciliation.
• Coordinate effective day-to-day operation of the Director’s Area and ensure that activities effectively support and facilitate the business of the Conservatory.
• Ability to manage time and workload while coordinating assignments and ensuring all deadlines are met.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Three to five years experience
• High level of proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and web navigation
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent customer service/public relations skills
• Strong budgetary and accounting skills
• Ability to prioritize, problem solve, and make effective decisions
• Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
• Project management skills
CLOSING DATE: September 15, 2011
SALARY: $1,796.67 – $1,943.25 semi-monthly
REPLY TO: MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
4825 MOUNT ROYAL GATE S.W.
CALGARY, AB T3E 6K6
- Posted by Tod Petersen on August 26th, 2011
Ever wanted to be a vital part of a passionately-ambitious arts organization?
We need your help to achieve our goal of developing, understanding and diversifying our audience.
Theatre Junction GRAND is Calgary’s Culturehouse for contemporary live arts. We are recognized as one of the most important theatres in Canada dedicated to contemporary creation.
This position manages the company’s Marketing plan, which includes advertising, sales, audience services, media relations, and public relations, in order to achieve a superior patron experience.
If you enjoy making a difference, have a proven track record in delivering results, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, we want to hear from you.
- A passion for the arts and familiarity with international, national, and local contemporary theatre and dance.
- Completion of post-secondary education with an emphasis in Marketing, Sales, or Communications.
- 3-5 years’ experience in marketing, sales or public relations, preferably in the arts sector.
- Experience working with budgets and realizing sales targets.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of layout and design principles and some proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite of products, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
- Creative mindset and an exceptional ability to create unique and interactive ways to engage the public.
- Bilingualism will be considered an asset.
- Develop an integrated marketing/sales/communications strategy in collaboration with the Managing Director.
- Ensure that our target market is clearly identified and actions to reach the market with appropriate communications and promotional plans are completed.
- Develop and coordinate the subscription sales campaign and marketing initiatives for all season shows, to meet subscription and individual show sales targets.
- Maintain strong and effective media relations and secure coverage in various media channels to promote Theatre Junction GRAND, its New Creation works and national/international presentations.
- Conduct formal and informal audience development research projects that can be incorporated into future marketing strategy.
- Assist in the formation of meaningful community partnerships to build strong relationships in the artistic community.
- Contribute to constructive and positive inter-departmental communications and interpersonal relations with other staff.
Interested applicants please forward your resume and cover letter to Tod Petersen, Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by human_resources... on August 24th, 2011
•Are you passionate about visual effects and computer animation? Do you like to share your knowledge with others? Film & Media is looking for an experienced Animator to provide leadership, mentoring, and support to Banff Centre staff, Workstudies, artists, and co-producers in the areas of animation for new media, video, and web design.
•Providing technical and creative support for Film & Media projects including planning, designing and developing animation for video and web-based projects.
•Developing the video and animation elements for new media projects.
•Providing daily direction, mentorship, and motivation to visual effects and interactive design Workstudies.
•Develop 3D interactive applications and support 3D projects pre-production, production, and post-production
•Keeping current on developments, trends, and popular tools in the ever-changing world of visual effects and interactive design.
•Maintaining a solid working understanding of the operational aspects of the television and video systems and related digital and animation technologies.
•Providing training to other technical staff, as requested.
The Ideal Candidate
•Has completed a degree from a recognized visual arts, design training program.
•Brings three-to-five years' professional experience in a related capacity.
•Possesses thorough knowledge of 3D animation for TV and video, the Internet and multimedia including modeling, composting, effects, lighting, concept development, and storyboard design.
•Has experience working with multimedia software including: Alias|wavefront's Maya, Adobe After Effects, Apple's Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign.
•Demonstrates audio and video editing skills.
•Works with both Mac & PC hardware and operating systems.
•Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the local R.C.M.P. detachment, verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be made.
Employment Terms & Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6 month probationary period.
This position pays $3395.60 per month and increases to $3773.47 per month after probation, working 40 hours per week.
The Banff Centre offers a comprehensive benefits package to all of its full time salaried employees and to hourly employees who have accrued 2000 hours of employment. For more information please visit our benefits page.
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please submit your application online via The Banff Centre careers website at www.banffcentre.ca/careers/.
We are accepting applications for this position from August 23, 2011 until a suitable candidate is found.
- Posted by email@example.com on August 23rd, 2011
filling Station Publications Society is a 100% volunteer-run, registered non-profit supporting emerging writers by publishing filling Station Magazine and through outreach activities. filling Station Magazine has been publishing for 16 years in 2011 and recently published its 50th issue. It publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, book reviews, and interviews, and features one visual artist per issue. filling Station is distributed nationally through Magazines Canada.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Managing Editor to lead filling Station's Collective in publishing and outreach activities.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be a fair manager who will seek input whenever possible from his or her Collective regarding publishing and other decisions. He or she will accept guidance from the Board, ensuring designated process and policies are followed which make filling Station a truly Collective-run organization. The candidate is a genuinely social person capable of building inroads between communities, of running monthly volunteer meetings and annual AGMs with confidence, and of effectively recruiting and managing volunteers. He or she will have proven administrative skills in order to keep filling Station organized, and is very familiar with Word and Excel; knowledge of Quickbooks is an asset. Editing experience is a definite asset as the candidate will be responsible for assembling content for, editing, and proofreading three issues of filling Station per year. Grant writing is also an asset as the candidate will cooperate in preparation of operating grants and may seek additional funding for projects through available project grants. Events management experience is desirable. Ability to use Photoshop is also an asset. The candidate will be a creative writer and a great communicator able to rally support via email and social media from volunteers. As ombudsman for filling Station and for the spirit of encouraging emerging writers, your outlook is one of contagious positivity and belief in the cause.
A post secondary degree in a related field is an asset but not a necessity. However, proof of personal investment and interest in fiction and/or poetry is required.
This is an unpaid volunteer position, although compensation is possible if additional funding is successfully sought and obtained by the candidate. Education in the field of magazine publishing through attendance at workshops and conferences, mentorship opportunities, and by hands-on work with the magazine can help the right candidate grow into the role, and also add considerably to their resume, making them employable with larger magazines in future. It is an excellent opportunity for a writer who wants to contribute actively to both the Calgary literary community and to the development of Canadian literature. The candidate will have opportunity to mentor with the current Managing Editor before assuming the role, and will continue to receive guidance when needed for a period of one year.
To apply, please send your employment resume, your artistic CV, 3 references, and writing samples to:
Job competition closes October 1st. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Candidates must reside in Calgary.