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  • Monday, December 04, 2017 2:50 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    In our 35th season, the Firehall Arts Centre houses a 136-175 seat flexible studio theatre which produces and presents a full season of theatre and contemporary dance, and also rents the performance space to local theatre and dance companies.  The Firehall Arts Centre is seeking an enthusiastic Office Manager to join our team.  Reporting to the Artistic Producer and General Manager, this position is the perfect opportunity for the individual selected for the position to gain a broad knowledge of the operations of a producing and presenting performing and visual arts centre.    This is a full time position working Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm salaried at $28,000 to $30,000 depending on experience plus medical.   Responsibilities will include:

    Office Management/Reception:

    ·       Handling incoming calls, directing phone calls, greeting visitors and guests and managing  general inquiries

    ·       Assist in sorting mail and responding to correspondence as requested

    ·       Oversees monitoring office supplies and ordering office and building supplies  

    ·       Facilitate deliveries and general building enquiries (ie. BC Hydro, etc)

    ·       Communicate pick up with Recycling Alternative

    ·       Organize office update binders and systems used in the office

    ·       Coordinates studio and facility rentals in conjunction with venue staff and GM

    ·       Creates invoices for rentals

    ·       Prepares deposits and undertakes banking ensuring bar and box office have change as required. 

    ·       Inputs daily deposits into Sage Accounting program with supervision and guidance from Firehall Bookkeeper

    ·       Attends and takes notes at weekly staff meetings and distributes afterwards.

    Box Office

    ·       When box office staff is not scheduled, processes  telephone and in person ticket reservations with Theatre Manager

    ·       Assists Box Office as a Firehall liaison with season pass holders, group bookings and Firehall members.

    ·       When box office staff is not scheduled, undertakes the end of day reports for Theatre Manager

    ·       Managing invitation lists, RSVP’s and media reserves

    General Administrative Duties

    ·       Assist Artistic Producer and general manager as requested in general administrative duties including production support, marketing and outreach.

    Qualifications:

    ·       Computer literate including Microsoft Office/ Excel and Photoshop

    ·       Experience with Theatre Manager is an asset
    ·       Knowledge of Simply Accounting is an asset
    ·       Must have great communication skills, be friendly and confident, have a love of the performing arts and have a great sense of humor


    To apply for the position, please send resume and cover letter to The Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L3, or email to firehall@firehallartscentre.ca.
    The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017

    No phone calls please. We thank all who express interest in this position, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted. The Firehall Arts Centre is committed to employment equity. 

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 8:54 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 54th season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout BC.

    Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Data & Marketing Coordinator is accountable for data segmentation and extraction for single ticket and subscription marketing campaigns to maximize ticket sales and increase loyalty. This person is also responsible for the execution of partner programs and patron retention events. The ideal candidate enjoys working with data and is analytical and results-oriented. We are seeking an individual with good interpersonal skills who wants to pursue a career in marketing and enjoys working in a close-knit work environment.

    The successful candidate is a confident, creative, detail-oriented individual with considerable communication skills who thrives on the exchange of ideas.

    The Data & Marketing Coordinator is a permanent, full-time position with the following hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM– 5 PM.

    ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Performs data extractions through the CRM software called Tessitura to support direct mail campaigns
    • Monitors data integrity, segmentation, and targeting
    • Analyzes and reports on the performance of direct response marketing initiatives; specifically for single ticket and subscription campaigns
    • Proposes data-driven recommendations based on analyses and A/B testing
    • Plans and executes loyalty-based marketing events
    • Manages the Partner Restaurants Program and owns the relationships with the partners
    • Other duties as required

    Skills to be gained:

    Data Analytics, Applications of CRM Software, Storytelling through data, Reporting on the success of marketing campaigns, Business Development, Partner Relationship Management, Event Management

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Degree in marketing, communications, or related field
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
    • Analytical and results-oriented mind-set with strong attention to detail
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
    • A love of theatre and the performing arts

    DEADLINE

    Email a cover letter and résumé to humanresources@artsclub.com by December 22, 2017

    Salary: $38,000–$40,000

    We thank all who express interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:32 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)
    • Superior written and oral communication skills
    • Superior detail orientation and organizational skills
    • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
    • Ability to work independently
    • An enthusiasm for the performing arts
    • Aged under 30 as of 30 Jun 2018 (funding requirement)
    • Verbal or written fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese (an asset)
    • Post-secondary training in Marketing or Communications (an asset)

    To Apply

    Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to marketing@gatewaytheatre.com.  Deadline December 14th.

    Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Gateway Theatre is committed to employment equity and request that any required accommodations be noted in cover letters.

    We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:51 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    RCMT Stage Management Volunteer Training Opportunity

     

    RCMT is looking for Assistant Stage Managers for its 2018 production of Cabaret

    Director Valerie Easton and Musical Director James Bryson

    This is an opportunity that will provide the volunteer with the following:

    • Experience working on a large scale musical theatre production with a full orchestra
    • Training and mentorship with a professional Stage Manager
    • Experience working with a professional director and creative team

    RCMT is seeking Volunteer Assistant Stage Managers. Rehearsals will begin part-time mid-January until April (Wednesday and Thursday evening and Sunday daytime)

    Show runs April 12-29 at Massey Theatre.

    Experience with live performing arts an asset. Contact rcmtoffice@telus.net for more information or to send your resume. 

    Qualifications:

                Qualified applicants should be willing to work in a challenging team atmosphere, with varying levels of supervision. A good work ethic and interpersonal skills are vital to a successful volunteer experience.

    • Basic Theatre terminology
    • Leadership Skills
    • Strong interpersonal Skills
    • Good organizational skills

     

    Dates:

    • January 14 – April 30 2018
    • Rehearsals are on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and daytime on Sundays. There is some flexibility during the rehearsal period. Full commitment is required during the production period and technical rehearsals.

     

    Responsibilities:

    The Assistant Stage Manager will be working under the supervision of the Technical Director and Stage Manager.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

     

    • Assist in creating and maintaining props and costumes track sheets
    • Assist in creating and maintaining scene set up track sheets
    • Set props and furniture during rehearsals
    • Will be backstage during technical rehearsals and performances overseeing props, set, and costumes duties

     

    Please email a resume to:

     

    Royal City Musical Theatre

    rcmtoffice@telus.net


  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:03 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 54th season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout the province.

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-time Regular Goldcorp Stage Technician. The Goldcorp Stage Technician will work under the supervision of the Granville Island and Goldcorp Technical Director and will be responsible to the Technical Director or Stage Manager in the specific requirements of each production.

    This is a Part-Time Regular position under the I.A.T.S.E. 118 collective agreement; employment will be as required, depending on the specific demands of respective productions.  This position will start on or about January 1, 2018.

    Specific skills will include, but are not be limited to:

    • Proficient in programming and operation of computer lighting boards (ETC ION, Grand MA) and all components of the lighting system
    • Experienced in programming and running sound control for both live mix and pre-recorded sound (Q-Lab, Isadora)
    • Experience with both conventional, LED fixtures and sACN networks
    • Experience with Dante and Crestron network infrastructure
    • Able to read, understand and implement Designer plots for Lights, Sounds and Video and associated paperwork
    • Able to supervise load in & load out crews
    • Basic Stage Carpentry Skills
    • Able to work at heights

    Duties will include, but are not limited to:

    • Operate lighting and/or sound control (live and pre-recorded)
    • Be part of running crew for Goldcorp Stage Arts Club productions and assist on theatre rentals  and special events when required
    • Supervise install of lighting/sound/video and assist with carpentry when required
    • Assist with all aspects of pre-production as it relates to lighting/sound/video
    • Assist with build of practicals and special effects
    • Document and track show-related configuration in cooperation with the designers
    • Ensure proper use and maintenance of facilities, tools and equipment
    • Assist with ongoing maintenance, organization and purchasing of consumables
    • Assist with occupational safety and health of workers

    Preference will be given for the following:

    • F.E. certificate, OFA Level 1 certificate, Pyrotechnic certificate, Firearms License

    Mandatory requirement:

    • At least three years’ experience as an venue technician for a professional theatre company
    • Valid LPEC certificate
    • Able to work at heights & climb ladders , repeatedly lift, push or maneuver heavy loads, either alone or with assistance from others

    The Goldcorp Stage Technician will be self-motivated, possess good organizational and time management skills, plus have excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. The ideal candidate will have a calm and flexible outlook and be diplomatic in dealing with crews, cast, stage managers and all other staff.

    Salary: $26.59 as per the collective agreement

    TO APPLY: Human Resources, Arts Club Theatre Company

    MAIL: #203 – 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H6

    FAX: (604) 688-3273

    EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com

    Deadline for applications: December 10th 2017. 

    www.artsclub.com

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Sunday, November 26, 2017 7:20 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies and the largest in Western Canada. This non-profit, charitable organization presents plays year-round in three theatres: the Granville Island Stage on Granville Island, Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village and the restored Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage on Granville at West 12th. The Arts Club also has an extensive provincial touring programme.

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for the position of a Part-time/ Regular Theatre Rental Technician.  This position will work under the I.A.T.S.E collective agreement and will report to the Rentals Manager and will be responsible to the Technical Director or Stage Manager in the specific requirements of each production/rental. This is a part time union position. Position to commence immediately after the hiring process is completed.

    Duties will include, but not limited to:

    ·       Lighting, sound, video and stage carpentry setup and operation

    ·       Lighting and sound maintenance

    ·       Supervision on strikes, hangs and focus sessions

    ·       Assist in the maintenance of Arts Club Theatre buildings

    ·       Liaise with rental clients as requested to assess technical requirements

    ·       Assist in the preset and tear down of Arts Club productions

    ·       Running crew of rentals and occasionally Arts Club productions

    Specific skills will include, but not be limited to:

    ·       Proficiency in programming and operation of computer and manual lighting boards

    ·       Operation of sound equipment for both recorded and live purposes

    ·       Experience with sound recording and  video projection

    ·       Proficiency in programming and operating QLab

    ·       Heavy lifting will be required

    Preference will be given for the following;

    ·       LE (Limited Entertainment) Certificate

    ·       Experience with Windows and Apple computer operating system and computer networking

    ·       Proficiency with an ION lighting board

    ·       Class 5 driver’s license

    Mandatory requirement:

    ·       At least two years’ experience working in professional technical theatre

    ·       LPEC certificate

    The Rental Technician will be self-motivated, possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team atmosphere.  The ideal candidate will be a good communicator and able to think on their feet and meet the needs of “one-off” rentals under tight time constraints. 

    Hours of Work:  The hours of work will vary. Applicants need to have a flexible schedule and need to be available for the occasional last minute call. Hours will be scheduled as needed with no minimum hours assured.

    Salary: $23.95 an hour, as per the collective agreement.

    Deadline for applications: Dec. 11th, 2017

    Applicants are invited to submit their resumes with a cover letter to:

    Human Resources Manager

    Email: humanresources@artsclub.com 

    Arts Club Theatre Company

    BMO Theatre Centre, #203-162 West 1st Ave.

    Vancouver, BC, V5Y 0H6

    www.artsclub.com

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 7:48 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 54th season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout the province.

    Accepting Applications: Volunteer Reception Relief

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is seeking volunteers for a reception relief pool to provide 3 hours of reception relief at mid-day in a lively, high-traffic office, on an ongoing basis.

    HOURS: 12:00-3:00PM; Wednesdays and/or Thursdays and/or Fridays

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The volunteer receptionist will provide a professional and inviting presence at the front desk, will assist with various office duties and relieve the Administrative Assistant on her lunch break. Receptionist will answer phone calls, distribute mail, courier packages, edit and update the weekly calendar, and direct people to the appropriate person(s) or department(s). Additionally, the receptionist will assist the Administrative Assistant with various administrative duties.

    Training will be provided.

    We offer an incentive program rewarding banked volunteer hours with theatre tickets.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Overall, the successful candidates must possess an excellent telephone manner and exceptional people skills. Candidates must be capable of remaining calm and gracious, and be able to keep track of a myriad of details while dealing with constant inquiries and interruptions. To achieve this, flexibility, dependability, adaptability and a good sense of humour are essential. The successful candidates will be independent, have excellent organizational skills and a high level of professionalism. Keyboarding skills and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite would be an asset. Our ideal candidates will also have a love of theatre and the arts.

    TO APPLY: Send a letter outlining why you would like this opportunity, and any relevant skills and experience you would bring to the position. If you have a resume you may include that as well.

    Send applications to Heather Kemski, Administrative Assistant, Arts Club Theatre Company at hkemski@artsclub.com 

    Deadline: December 8, 2017

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 5:01 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for part-time permanent Ticket Sales Agents available to work day and evening shifts during the week and on the weekend. As a member of the box office team the Ticket Sales Agents will be part of a dynamic sales team in a unionized position attending to incoming calls and sales at our box office locations. 

         DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    ·     Maintaining an exceptional level of customer service

    • Upselling and cross selling single tickets
    • Booking subscriptions and making ticket exchanges
    • Communicating to patrons the need for support (includes asking and taking donations)
    • Answering phone calls and giving information on all our productions and packages
    • Being familiar with all our productions and their content

    ·      Handling cash and reconciling daily sales reports

    ·      Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    ·                Familiarity with ticketing systems and databases.  Knowledge of Tessitura is an asset

    • The successful candidate will have a strong background in customer service and sales
    • Experience in an office environment 
    • Previous phone experience is considered an asset
    • A flexible schedule
    • Accuracy with cash handling
    • Ability to get along with co-workers
    • Appreciation of theatre
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Sense of humour
    • Patience and an open mind

    HOURS:

    We are a 7 day a week operation and shift work varies, must be available to work evenings Saturdays and Sundays.  Flexibility is an asset. The ideal candidate will be available for 4-5 shifts a week (a typical shift is 4 hours). Candidates must have availability for a minimum of three shifts a week, one during the week and two shifts during the weekend.

    WAGES:

    • $15.03 per hour.

    TO APPLY:

    Human Resources, Arts Club Theatre Company

    #203-162 W 1st Ave, Vancouver BC, V5Y 0H6

    EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com

    Please provide a cover letter and a resume (when e-mailing put in the subject line that you are applying for the Ticket Sales Agent) Application Deadline: November 27, 2017


  • Monday, November 20, 2017 4:59 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is Western Canada’s largest professional theatre company. Now in its 53rd season, this non-profit charitable organization produces and presents year-round at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for the position of 2nd Electrician for our venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage and Goldcorp Stage. The 2nd Electrician will work under the supervision of the venue Technical Director and will be assisting the Head Electricians and Venue Techs. The 2nd Electrician may be asked to step in and lead the crew through the hang, focus, level sessions and show runs as well as acting in the same capacity for the Sound department on smaller shows.

    This is a Part-Time Regular position under the I.A.T.S.E. 118 collective agreement; employment will be as required, depending on the specific demands of respective productions.

    Specific skills will include, but are not be limited to:

    • Proficient in programming and operation of computer lighting boards (ETC ION, Grand MA) and all components of the lighting system
    • Experienced in programming and running sound control for both live mix and pre-recorded sound (Q-Lab)
    • Experience with both conventional and LED fixtures
    • Able to read, understand and implement Lighting Designer plots and associated paperwork
    • Able to supervise load in & load out crews
    • Able to work at heights

    Duties will include, but are not limited to:

    • Assist with all aspects of pre-production as it relates to electrics/sound/video
    • Assist with build of practicals and special effects
    • Supervise lighting/sound/video installations when required
    • Operate lighting and/or sound control (live and pre-recorded)
    • Document and track show-related configuration in cooperation with the designers
    • Be part of running crew and assist on theatre rentals when required
    • Ensure proper use and maintenance of facilities, tools and equipment
    • Assist with ongoing maintenance, organization and purchasing of consumables
    • Assist with occupational safety and health of workers

    Preference will be given for the following:

    • F.E. certificate, OFA Level 1 certificate, Pyrotechnic certificate
    • Operation and maintenance of motorized stage equipment control systems

    Mandatory requirement:

    • At least three years’ experience as an electrician for a professional theatre company < Reword this
    • Experience in a fly house, able to work at heights & climb ladders
    • Able to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver heavy loads, either alone or with assistance from others

    The 2nd Electrician will be self-motivated, possess good organizational and time management skills, plus have excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. The ideal candidate will have a calm and flexible outlook and be diplomatic in dealing with crews, cast, stage managers and all other staff.

    Salary: as per the collective agreement

    TO APPLY: Human Resources, Arts Club Theatre Company

    MAIL: #203 – 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H6

    FAX: (604) 688-3273

    EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com

    Deadline for applications: November 26th 2017. 

    www.artsclub.com

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Monday, November 20, 2017 4:51 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company, founded in 1964, is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Led by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and Executive Director Peter Cathie White, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

    The Arts Club Theatre Company seeks a Manager of Individual Giving. Reporting to the Director of Development the incumbent will work closely with the Board of Directors and is responsible for fundraising gifts up to $4,999. Essential tasks include working closely with the Director of Development to create long range strategic and annual plans, and to coordinate all fundraising activities related to individual giving.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Plan, execute, and monitor the annual Artistic Director’s Circle and oversee the Friends campaigns including, campaign planning, prospect identification, campaign planning, reporting, recognition/stewardship
    * Personally manage relationships and solicitations of donors

    * Supervise and provide support to members of the Individual Giving team
    * Contribute to the maintenance of donor data and track all interactions with donors in Tessitura
    * Help develop solicitation materials, including gift request letters, acknowledgement letters, and stewardship materials, and work with a designer to create collateral such as brochures and rack cards
    * Attend and assist in the planning and execution of donor cultivation events and appreciation receptions for donors; monitor the Events Associate in the planning and execution of these events
    * Assist in the coordination of direct mail program; in conjunction with the Individual Giving team, work to coordinate these appeals to maximize leadership and major gifts opportunities
    * Write thank you letters and acknowledgement for direct mail
    * Establish positive working relationships with other departments within the company, particular the box office, to maximize development opportunities
    * Perform other related duties in support of the Director of Development, including departmental administration tasks
    * Serve as an advocate within the company for the interests and engagement of all individual donors.

    Work Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years of nonprofit experience with increasing levels of responsibility and a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in personal solicitation of donors
    • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals

    • Experience supervising a team
    • Experience with donor database management and gift processing systems, preferably Tessitura
    • Experience overseeing donor fulfillment, including recognition and cultivation events

    Skills and Abilities:
    • The ideal candidate is a results-driven University graduate with superior organizational skills (focused, thorough, detail oriented) and solid project management experience

    • Strong organizational and communication skills, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy

    • Ability to organize time, work independently, and take initiative

    • Ability to ask for money and working with volunteers at the board and committee levels

    • A passion for theatre and a desire to work for a growing and dynamic arts organization

    Annual Salary

    $55,000 per annum.

    This is a permanent full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday–Friday, 9 AM– 5:30 PM.

    Some evenings/weekends required.

    Please submit cover letter and resume by December 9, 2017.

             Arts Club Theatre Company, Human Resources

            Contact Name: Ms. Teddy Forsyth | Contact Email: humanresources@artsclub.com

        

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

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