- Posted by fringetheatread... on January 26th, 2012
Edmonton's Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) is seeking applicants to fill the role of Executive Director.
Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) is a community recognised for theatre evolution. Fringe Theatre Adventures is dedicated to the creation of theatre that challenges and celebrates the cultural fabric of our communities, and provides a home for developing new and emerging artists, audiences and forums.
From its grassroots beginnings as Chinook Touring theatre in 1980, Fringe Theatre Adventures is a community recognized for theatre evolution. FTA produces North America's largest Fringe Theatre festival, the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, and showcases theatre year round in our south side performance arts facility, the TransAlta Arts Barns.
The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective business and program leadership of Fringe Theatre Adventures and for implementation of policies and plans approved by the Board with specific focus on delivering on the vision regarding revenue generation, public image and programming excellence. Keys to success will be successful, ongoing stewardship of FTA while maximizing the revenue generating capabilities of the festival, the facility and overall fundraising initiatives.
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline.
- Clearly identifiable, and hopefully formal, credentials in non-profit arts and cultural management and business matters such as marketing, fund development, planning and finance.
- A demonstrated interest in further his/her education through their career.
- A minimum of 10 years experience in increasingly responsible management positions to include demonstrated ability in large scale event management, fund raising, marketing, public relations and strategic leadership.
- Theatre experience is desirable.
- Knowledge of running a business with clear passion for, and comfort with, the focus on fund development.
A complete overview of the position and its responsibilities can be found on our website, at www.fringetheatre.ca.
- Posted by hrassistant on January 26th, 2012
This position is dependent on Grant approval.
Working for the Okotoks Arts Council, this position is well suited to the student enrolled in post-secondary Museum, History or Education studies, or related areas. This position will assist the staff at the Okotoks Museum and Archives, as well as the Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station. The incumbent will assist with collections records management, education programming and museum/gallery exhibit development, as well as the day to day office routine at both the Museum and the Art Gallery. The position is needed from May 22nd to August 26th, 2012 (14 weeks, 37.5 hours/ week). Applicants must be prepared to work weekends.
The Museum Assistant requires an outgoing individual, with a minimum of one-year post secondary education in a related field, who will be returning to full time studies in the fall. Skills required include excellent organizational abilities, the ability to work independently, public relations and computer skills. Good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with volunteers and staff are essential.
Rate of Pay: $14/Hr plus 4% vacation pay.
We hope to interview the week of February 21st to 24th, so please submit resumes by February 17th, 2012 to Town of Okotoks, Human Resources, PO Box 20, 5 Elizabeth Street, Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1K1. Fax: 403-938-7387. email email@example.com. For more information on this position visit the Town of Okotoks Website at www.okotoks.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those receiving an interview will be contacted
- Posted by nicolad@alberta... on January 25th, 2012
ALBERTA BALLET: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Reports To: Executive Director
Classification: The Director of Development is a full-time, salaried position.
Alberta Ballet is one of the largest arts organizations in Alberta and is a cultural ambassador for our province around the world. Alberta Ballet is currently expanding its operations and is seeking a dynamic leader in the area of Fund Development.
As a key member of the Alberta Ballet team, the Director of Development is responsible for leading a team to achieve all fund and stakeholder development activities of the organization ensuring that they meet or exceed their goals in Calgary, Edmonton and nationally.
The Director of Development and Advancement will provide the leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination for all Alberta Ballet, School of Alberta Ballet and Alberta Ballet Foundation fund development, event and volunteer efforts. The Director will create strategies that maximize the organization's support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and all other sources. The Director will play a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors for all gifts. The Director will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director and other senior staff and key volunteer leadership to ensure the development and advancement goals of the organization are achieved.
• Plan, administer, and implement all fund, capital campaign, event and volunteer activities of Alberta Ballet, School of Alberta Ballet and the Alberta Ballet Foundation to achieve the organization’s goals;
• Develop annual event, volunteer and fund development plans; cultivate and directly solicit key donors, in collaboration with the Executive Director, other Senior Staff and other key volunteers, as appropriate;
• Direct and oversee the activities of all department team members and manage the department in a fiscally sound manner ensuring that appropriate systems, staffing and procedures are in place to support goals;
• Oversee donor database management systems to ensure all contributions are recorded and that donation and donor data is accessible for analysis and reporting efficiently;
• Develop and manage the annual operating budget for the development department, monitoring expenses, and analyzing the benefits versus cost of each component of the annual fund development plan;
• Review fund development progress, at a minimum, monthly and adjust strategies if necessary to ensure that goals are met;
• Provide detailed reports about progress to the Executive Director on a regular basis;
• Maintain a proactive, creative leadership role in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation contributions;
• Prepare and/or oversee all direct mail letters, case statements, brochures, and sponsorship proposals required to support fund development efforts;
• Direct and coordinate donor patron receptions, events, and galas in collaboration with other departments as necessary;
• Direct the coordination of, and develop strategies and implementation plans for, Alberta Ballet special events including projections for revenues, expenses, attendance, and best markets for hosting the events;
• Refine and monitor donor acknowledgement and appreciation processes to ensure that all donors receive prompt and gracious thanks for their gifts to Alberta Ballet and the Alberta Ballet Foundation. Call upon the Executive Director or Board members as appropriate to convey thanks to major donors and other special contributors;
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with all Alberta Ballet stakeholders;
• Ensure that donors receive accurate receipts as appropriate for tax purposes;
• Provide feedback and direction to department staff on a routine basis to affirm performance and to solve problems as needs or issues arise;
• Conduct team meetings regularly with development staff and participate in Alberta Ballet senior staff team meetings, staff meetings and retreats;
• Maintain effective working relationships with Board members by attending meetings as requested by the Executive Director, participating in Development and Strategic Planning discussions, and providing professional assistance as needed;
• Ensure that the Development department’s culture is in keeping with the organization’s vision and mission;
• Conduct annual objective setting and performance reviews with team members and identify and leverage opportunities for professional development and growth; and
• Represent Alberta Ballet at performances, receptions and other functions as required.
• University degree plus a minimum of ten years of proven experience managing a complex development program and/or development staff for non-profit organizations, including solicitation experience, grant writing, overseeing or producing special events, developing and implementing direct mail and on-line campaigns, nurturing and managing donor relationships, and working with volunteers and a board of directors;
• Excellent verbal and written communications, management, leadership, budgeting, teamwork, networking, and problem solving skills;
• Demonstrated success in managing people and budgets; ability to work in a hands-on environment; computer literacy and knowledge of fundraising software is essential;
• Ability to effectively gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including board and staff members, donors and foundation and civic leaders;
• A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors, corporations and foundations; and
• A successful record of organizing and implementing activities including: major & annual gifts, grant writing, corporate & foundation giving, direct mail & special events; and
• Past arts organization experience.
• Committed to the arts and Alberta Ballet’s mission and programs;
• Highly entrepreneurial, resourceful and flexible;
• A strategist who is adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking, organizing and following through while remaining highly involved, energetic and focused;
• A team builder with strong skills in management and leadership;
• A catalyst with vision who can create excitement and energy around Alberta Ballet’s programs and encourage others to support the organization -- persuasive, persistent, and determined to advance the organization's goals;
• Energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of fundraising activities; and
• Able to travel domestically and internationally.
To apply for this position please email your resume to:
Nicola Dawes, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director:
Applications close on Wednesday, February 8, 2012
- Posted by Heather Lawton on January 19th, 2012
Quintaro is a Calgary-based production facility for fine graphics. We specialize in graphic reproduction and commercial art for the hospitality and healthcare industries, architects, designers and corporate professionals, as well as residential projects.
We take great pride in the craftsmanship of our work, and in providing leading edge products that are of the highest quality. We are constantly redeveloping our product line to provide relevant, well-crafted and exceptional graphics to a discerning clientele.
We specialize in:
Unique Site-Specific and Wall Decor Graphics on materials including acrylic, glass metal and tile / Large Format and Giclee Art Reproductions / Backlit Products / Interior and Exterior Signage / Retail & Permanent Exhibits / Tradeshow Exhibits
Servicing industries including:
Architects / Graphic + Interior Designers / Advertising Agencies / Museums / Real Estate Developers / Corporate + Retail Environments / Hospitality Industry
Digital Production Technician
We are looking for a self-motivated, hardworking person, with a commitment to developing a career as a digital printing technician. Please Note: This is NOT a design position.
The digital production technician will work closely with and report to the Director of Operations. This position requires a high level of computer skills, the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software issues, the ability to operate digital printers and scanners, and to provide maintenance on computers, software and printers.
WHAT YOU OFFER
As a Quintaro team member, you will offer an enthusiastic desire to learn the industry, thrive in a team environment and have outstanding interpersonal skills.
· Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & QuarkXpress
· Experience with both MAC and PC platforms
· Good problem solving skills required
· Photographic knowledge, printing skills and color management an asset
If you have the skills mentioned above and are interested in launching your career as a digital production technician, we want to hear from you.
Salary to commensurate with qualifications.
Please send your resume to Heather Lawton
by email firstname.lastname@example.org
by mail or in person 4611 Manhattan Road SE, Calgary
- Posted by epcor on January 10th, 2012
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, co-create meaningful experiences of excellence with our internal and external communities, support artists and celebrate the artistic expression of everybody. 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 position of Arts Learning Programmer for a fourteen (14) month maternity leave contract. The Arts Learning Programmer is part of a team that values creativity, engagement, quality programming and supports art and artists while ensuring program sustainability. The position plans and supports current arts education opportunities for students, teachers, school systems and the public with efficient and effective administration to ensure success and growth of programs in support of our mandate.
Reporting to the Director of Programming, the Arts Learning Programmer provides support to schools, staff and management teams. Working directly with the Programming team, consultants and teachers the Arts Learning Programmer’s duties include:
• Successful planning and implementation of Arts Learning programs and related events offered by EPCOR CENTRE
• Working with Marketing & Communications to advance program promotion and sales
• Working with Fund Development to assist with sponsor and grant fulfillment and reporting
• Working with Finance to ensure timely invoicing of programs
• Ensuring adherence to budgeted revenue and expense targets including monthly reviews of budget reports
• Communicating internally with all departments regarding Arts Learning events and requirements
• Coordinating and completing all registrations, paperwork, class supplies, invoicing and post event information
• Identifying, coordinating and acting as primary contact for class instructors/artists to lead programs, coordinating all aspects of their contracts
• Acting as an ambassador of EPCOR CENTRE Arts Learning initiatives, including public programs
• Tracking and reporting department targets and statistics while ensuring deliverables are achieved
• Developing and executing existing programs and assisting in the development of new programs and department opportunities
• Creating internship, practicum and volunteer opportunities within the department
• Working with Director of Programming to prepare annual department planning and budgeting
The successful candidate will have 3-5 years experience in arts education and/or arts administration and a university degree or college diploma, preferably in a related field. He or she will have highly developed organizational, administrative and communication skills, be outgoing and flexible in nature and the ability to pay attention to detail. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel) is required. Established contacts in educational systems and related Arts Learning community resources are preferred.
This position has a 40-hour work week; some evening and weekend work may be required. A competitive compensation package, including extended health benefits, is offered.
To apply, please forward your resume in confidence to:
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
205 - 8th Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9
Deadline for all applications: January 27, 2012
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 WordFest12 on January 9th, 2012
WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival is a small, but dynamic organization that triples its staff leading up to October. The 17th Annual WordFest will take place October 9-14, 2011 and will bring over 70 writers from around the world in contact with over 14,000 readers. WordFest is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Title — Resource Development Associate
The Resource Development Associate develops and administers annual fundraising campaigns with an emphasis on sponsor and donor care, as well as community partnerships. This position works closely with the Festival Director and Marketing Manager and is a full-time, permanent position.
The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates:
• Superior negotiating, problem solving, planning, priority setting and organizational skills;
• Excellent written and oral communication, proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel, basic knowledge of Filemaker and Tessitura an asset;
• Strong attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
• Appreciation of the literary arts; knowledge of the nonprofit arts and culture sector an asset;
• Ability to motivate others, work independently and as part of a team, an appreciation of an open office environment.
• Support the Festival Director and Fund Development Committee in building and implementing an annual Fund Development Plan; cultivate and solicit donors to support the fundraising plan;
• Maintain the annual giving campaign, manage fundraising and development initiatives;
• Research and develop growth strategies for the annual campaigns with a focus on major giving activities around the fall Festival;
• Administer sponsor and donor care initiatives with particular emphasis on recognition and stewardship;
• Research, collect and maintain fundraising data; identify prospective funders and community partners;
• Fulfill all resource development strategies, including donation and sponsorships from individuals, corporations, foundations, sponsors, and government supporters;
• Development and maintenance of fundraising and project budgets; record keeping;
• Support Fundraising Development committee in planning annual gala;
• Supervise Resource Development Intern and volunteer staff as needed;
• Provide support to the Festival Director as required, including scheduling, calendar management, correspondence;
• Represent WordFest in the community where appropriate (events are often outside-of-office hours).
Board of Directors Administrative Support
• Provide administrative support as needed to Chair and other Board members as required; maintain correspondence and prepare agenda and materials for all Board Meetings and Strategic Retreat; participate on the Fund Development Committee of the Board, provide regular reporting.
Compensation aligns with the candidate’s experience and local not-for-profit sector expectations
If you enjoy working in a supportive work environment and you have a passion for contributing directly to the success of an innovative arts and education organization, please send your resume to: email@example.com -- subject line: Resource Development Associate – Application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Posted by CalawayParkEnte... on January 6th, 2012
Calaway Park contracts a variety of professional STAGE ACTS (Magicians, jugglers, stilt-walkers, puppeteers, clowns, etc) and ROAMING PERFORMERS (clowns, jugglers, stilt-walkers, ventriloquists, characters, etc). We offer fair rates, an opportunity for multiple-date bookings, and a fun, safe and clean work environment.
Please note: Calaway Park contracts family-friendly entertainment appropriate for all ages (Target market is young families with kids aged 3 to 12).
We like to book variety, so even if we don't contract you right away it will be nice to have your information on file for possibilities in the future. We also have a very busy corporate and group sales department who often have specific requests for entertainment as well.
To submit information about your act and rates, please contact:
Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director.
RE: Contract Entertainment
- Posted by human_resources... on January 3rd, 2012
•Are you a Digital Media expert with successes in collaborative research and scholarship? The Film & Media department is looking for a Director of Digital Media Research (DDMR) to build sustainable partnerships and applied research programming at The Banff Centre.
•Working with the Executive Director of Film & Media, the Director of Research, and key Banff Centre research stakeholders, this position manages the implementation of media research and the integration of research initiatives into the operations, planning, and systems of The Banff Centre.
•The DDMR develops and maintains an effective program of applied research, including securing external research funding, develops and nurtures external partnerships, while contributing to the programming needs of Film & Media and overseeing the research infrastructure in the area of digital media research.
•Identifies and collaborates with colleagues in the other programming divisions of The Banff Centre in the interest of developing and delivering innovative cross disciplinary and/or cross sectorial research programming.
•Ensures the artistic concerns, professional development and research priority needs of artists, designers, media producers and technologists are considered and incorporated into digital media research activities.
•Manages media based research grant applications, including writing grant applications, scheduling, and building budgets, financial and operational tracking of research grants, narrative reporting and analysis.
•Manages existing labs and ensures on-going lab activities (CFI-funded collaboration and visualization labs).
•Supervises research staff and workstudies including recruitment, training, mentorship and performance management.
The Ideal Candidate
•Post-graduate degree in media/communications or a related research field, or equivalent work experience in a related discipline.
•Is a leader in innovative and cooperative research and scholarship.
•Will bring skills and networks that leverage and promote The Banff Centre’s reputation and brand as a specialist in Digital Media.
•A proven track record in securing external funding and building sustainable partnerships.
•A strong team player, with experience working collaboratively and independently in a complex, multi-stakeholder post secondary artistic environment.
•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 the terms of employment governing Management/PSP employees, this is a salaried contract position, subject to a 12 month probationary period.
The annual salary for this position ranges between $69,106 and $80,000 depending on experience.
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package (offered to all of our full time salaried employees and to hourly employees who have accrued 2000 hours of employment) the Centre offers on-the-job training, a supportive work environment, quality staff housing, a staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness memberships, staff events such as our annual Long Service Awards dinner and our yearly Christmas Party, and free or reduced admission to many Banff Centre concerts, films, lectures, and exhibitions.
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please submit your application online via The Banff Centre careers website: www.banffcentre.ca/careers
We are accepting applications for this position from December 19, 2011 to January 29, 2012
- Posted by Alberta Theatre... on December 29th, 2011
Alberta Theatre Projects is seeking a Production Manager. This is a full time position that reports directly to Artistic Director Vanessa Porteous and works closely with Managing Director David Shefsiek. The production manager supervises ATP’s Technical Director and a seasonal shop and stage crew of 10+, and is an active member of the company’s leadership team. The position is open starting March 2012. However, start date can be negotiable. Salary and benefits will also be negotiated.
Please express your interest by Jan 31, 2012.
For more information, please view attachment or visit http://www.atplive.com/AboutUs/work_at_ATP.html
- Posted by Calgary Spoken ... on December 26th, 2011
The Calgary Spoken Word Society
Is seeking an Administration Assistant
For Full-time employment
Please send resume to:
The 2012 Calgary Spoken Word Festival
Word Travels - Educational Program
Spoken Word Workbook + Interactive Site