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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:01 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is Western Canada’s largest professional theatre company. In its 54 th season, this not-for- profit charitable organization produces and presents year-round in three venues: the 250-seat Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre; 450-seat Granville Island Stage; 630-seat Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage; and tours throughout the province.

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Sound Technician. 

     The Head Sound Technician Reports to and works under the supervision of the Technical Directors and, when applicable Sound Designers. This position is responsible for all aspects of sound and the sound systems at our three venues and on tour. This is a Part-Time Regular position and employment will be as required, depending on the specific demands of respective productions. This is a unionized position under the I.A.T.S.E. Collective agreement.

    Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Monitor and assist with all aspects of pre-production as it relates to sound or video
    • Supervision of sound/video installation at our three venues when required
    • Operating and mixing sound and video during productions, when required (live and pre-recorded)
    • Assist Sound and Video Designers with respective designs and requirements
    • Advise and assist with maintenance of sound/video equipment
    • Documenting and tracking of all show-related configuration in cooperation with designers
    • Source, build and edit show sound playback when required including live recording, SFX, Q-lab and other digital sound/video programs
    • Oversees the inventory and is responsible for organizing equipment and order of supplies as necessary
    • Assists with set up and tear downs of sound equipment on productions
    • Prepares inventory reports
    • Advises and assists on theatre rentals when required
    • Assists with occupational safety and health of workers


    • Proficient in mixing live sound, vocals and sound for large scale musicals.
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of digital and analog sound boards including but not limited to; Yamaha CL/QL series, Yamaha LS9, and Allen & Heath.
    • Broad understanding of Mac operating systems; Qlab Show control software; and Windows XP computer operating system and computer networking
    • Use and maintenance of wireless microphone systems
    • Preference will be given to persons holding an LPEC certificate, OFA Level 1, and a valid class 5 drivers license
    • A good general knowledge of all technical aspects of live theatre

    Mandatory requirement

    • Five (5) years’ experience in sound for professional theatre.
    • Proficient skills in Q-Lab (software) programming and operation
    • Able to work at heights / climb ladders
    • Able to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver heavy loads, either alone or with assistance from others

    The Head Sound Technician will be self motivated, possess good organizational and time management skills.

    This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Must be flexible in outlook and approach to the position and be diplomatic in dealing with crews, cast, stage managers and all other staff.

    Start date: On or around November 13th, 2017. Salary: as per the collective agreement.

    TO APPLY: Human Resources, Arts Club Theatre Company

    FAX: (604) 688-3273

    EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 30, 2017.


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

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 7:30 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

     Reports To/With: 

    • The finance committee and the Executive Director 
    • Consult with Finance Committee and Board President 

    Purpose of the Job: 

    To manage the finances of the company and assist in the daily operational needs of the company. 

    Job Summary: 

    Act as accounts payable and accounts receivable, bookkeeper, cash flow manager, payroll officer and budget maintenance. Assist in the daily operational tasks of the company as required. As time and skill allows, operational tasks may include assisting with donor development, or supporting artistic practices through producing duties. If you have skills and interests in the areas of donor development or producing, please address this in your cover letter. 

    This is a 30 hours/week maternity leave coverage position and pays $15/hour. 


    • Petty cash reconciliation 
    • Payroll for staff and all production activities 
    • Accounts payables including creating, signing and delivering all cheques 
    • Managing Quickbooks, including reconciling bank and Visa accounts, entering deposits, etc. 
    • Remitting sales tax to the CRA 
    • Remitting benefits 
    • WCB remittance 
    • Monitoring bank balance and managing cash flow 
    • Managing banking including deposits and transfers 
    • Assist in ticket projections and calculating ticket and subscription prices 
    • Process donations, including pledges and monthly giving 
    • Potential additional duties: donor research and management, coordinating auditions, contracting artists, etc. 

    Staff Supervisory/Management Responsibilities: 

    • Monitoring petty cash 
    • Monitoring Credit card usage 
    • Approving new purchases 

    Interaction with Patrons and Public: 

    • Liaising with our suppliers and customers regarding invoices and bill payments 
    • Assist with customer refunds through the box office 
    • Weekly Bank Deposits 

    Physical Demands: 

    • Can accommodate most physical restrictions. Just let us know. 

    Working Conditions and Environment: 

    • Must have access to a computer with internet access 
    • Can work from home on occasion if needed 

    Knowledge and Skills Required: 

    • Knowledge of bookkeeping principles 
    • Knowledge of Quickbooks or similar accounting technology 
    • Great data entry skills 
    • Good communication 
    • Proficient in Excel 
    • A basic understanding of CRA practices 
    • Analytical mind 
    • Capable of working autonomously 

    Additional Notes 

    The duty of Finance Manager/Operations Coordinator is an integral part of the operations of Pacific Theatre. This employee must have a good understanding of all that is required of them and be in constant communication with the finance committee and the Executive Director. 

    To Apply 

    Email you resume and cover letter to Andrea Loewen at andrea@pacifictheatre.org. Please be sure to include specific notes about why you would like to work at Pacific Theatre (refer to our About Us page on the website), as well as any skills or interest in donor development or producing. 

    Deadline for applications: October 27 

    Interviews: Oct 30-Nov 2 

    Training Begins: Nov 13 (part-time) 

    Maternity Leave Coverage Begins: Dec 8 

    Contract Ends: Dec 31, 2018 

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:46 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Organization: Gateway Theatre

    Position: Box Office Attendant   

    Status:  Part-time / Casual

    Hours of Work: Weekday afternoons, evenings and weekends


    DEADLINE: Applications accepted until position is filled. 


    REMUNERATION: $14.50/hr



    Gateway Theatre enriches the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Incorporated in 1982, Gateway has grown into one of the largest professional theatre companies in the Lower Mainland and is under the artistic leadership of Jovanni Sy. We serve the community through professional live theatre productions, theatre education for youth, and community venue rentals. 


    WEBSITE: www.gatewaytheatre.com



    Reporting to the Patron Services Manager the BOX OFFICE ATTENDANT is an outgoing, detail-oriented individual responsible for day-to-day box office duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:


    • Selling tickets & subscriptions, processing course registrations and soliciting donations in person at the box office, by email and by phone
    • Answering patron inquiries at the box office by email and over the phone
    • Preparing box office reports as required for the Patron Services Manager
    • Outbound sales calling
    • Reconciling cash and credit sales at the beginning and end of shifts
    • Discretion and professional behaviour handling confidential information
    • Upholding Gateway policies and procedures and represent Gateway in a professional and welcoming manner at all times.


    NOTE: Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends, dependent on operational needs.



    • Fluency ( oral and written) in English, (additionally, Cantonese and/or Mandarin language skills an asset)
    • Outstanding customer service / sales experience
    • Superior written and oral communication skills, and a positive attitude
    • Superior detail orientation and organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • The ability to listen to concerns and resolve problems creatively
    • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook)
    • Prior experience handling cash and balancing a till




    To apply, email Tim Oberholzer, Patron Services Manager (toberholzer@gatewaytheatre.com) with a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position. 


    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No faxes or phone calls please.


    Gateway Theatre is committed to employment equity and requests that any required accommodations be noted in your application.


  • Monday, September 18, 2017 10:47 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The City of Surrey Arts Services Division is seeking qualified Theatre Technicians to work in the Surrey Civic Theatres. Providing the focal point for the performing arts in Surrey, the Civic Theatres are comprised of three performance spaces: 

     The Surrey Arts Centre’s 405-seat Main Stage is a traditional proscenium stage and fly gallery located at Surrey Arts Centre. The theatre is the principle rental space for performing arts groups from Surrey and its surrounding communities. 

     The 129-seat Studio Theatre was completed in 2002, as part of a larger renovation project at the Surrey Arts Centre. Characterized as a black box theatre, the seating is fully retractable, which allows for a wide range of configurations and uses, from traditional theatre settings to cabaret style performances and meetings. 

     Centre Stage, which opened its doors in April 2014, is located in the Council Chambers at Surrey’s new City Hall. The space can be converted from the Council meeting space into a 200-seat performance theatre complete with state of the art sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment and raised stage area. 

    The CSA 3 Theatre Technician position provides an opportunity to work with a skilled team of theatre professionals in the facilitation of all aspects of technical production work for Surrey’s Civic Theatres. Successful candidates will have a Grade 12 diploma and post-secondary education from a recognized institution, supplemented by at least 2 years related experience in performing arts production or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience. Please indicate on your resume specific models of lighting/sound consoles on which you have operating experience/training. Festival and special event experience would be an asset. 

    This is an auxiliary on-call union position with competitive compensation. 

    Applicants must have a valid BC driver’s license, Emergency First Aid certificate with CPR, and be able to successfully pass a Criminal Record Check. 

    The City of Surrey is a place of innovative transformation and accelerated growth—where the future is limitless and possibilities are endless. If you are excited about helping to build the city of tomorrow—and you share our values of integrity, service, teamwork, innovation and community—join us, today. 

    Applications can be submitted online at www.surreycareers.ca. 

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 10:47 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    United Players is looking for a stage manager for its upcoming production of Taken at Midnight , director Michael Fera, which will play at the Jericho Arts Centre from November 3-26. Anyone interested or wanting more info please contact Linda by e-mail at lindashearer52@yahoo.co.uk giving her your phone number, and she will give you a call. 

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 10:46 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Status: Permanent fulltime 

    Hours of Work: Office hours

    Start Date: Approx. MidNovember 2017

    Gateway Theatre enriches the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Incorporated in 1982, Gateway has grown into one of the largest professional theatre companies in the Lower Mainland and is under the artistic leadership of Jovanni Sy. We serve the community through professional live theatre productions, theatre education for youth, and community venue rentals.

    Position Summary

    Reporting to the Executive Director the Finance & Office Manager is responsible for the financial operations of Gateway Theatre and many of the administrative functions, including:

    Daytoday financial oversight including:

    • Payroll and benefits (statutory deductions, union contributions and employee benefits package) 
    • Banking and Deposits 
    • Financial Controls 
    • Financial Planning and Investments 
    • Supervision of the Finance Assistant 
    • Financial report preparation and presentation for internal and external stakeholders 
    • Financial analysis 
    • Sourcing, facilitating and processing all insurance policies 
    • Contract management including drafting agreements for all administrative staff and contractors 
    • Identify potential liabilities, particularly in human resources 
    • Policy development in collaboration with the Executive Director 
    • Overseeing the activities of the Building Services team to ensure that day to day cleanliness and maintenance is ongoing. 
    • Liaising with the City of Richmond re: IT, building security and parking matters 
    • Active member of the Management Team 

    Professional Experience & Qualifications

    • Knowledge of notforprofit and/or charitable organization accounting 
    • Graduate of a recognized professional accounting program with a CPA accounting designation or near completion of the program  
    • 35 years’ experience maintaining a full set of books including payroll 
    • Experience working with an external auditor 
    • Excellent computer skills, particularly SAGE 50 and Excel (incl. pivot tables) in a Microsoft environment 
    • Other Skills & Attributes 
    • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail 
    • Strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills 
    • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines 
    • Proven ability to supervise, develop and evaluate staff and delegate work 
    • A collaborative, innovative and flexible approach to leadership 
    • Experience working in a not‐for‐profit theatre/arts organization a significant asset 

    Any offers of employment will be subject to a satisfactory criminal record check and documentation demonstrating that the candidate is legally permitted to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship, Permanent Residency or current open work permit).


    $46,000 to $52,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package and pension plan.

    To Apply

    Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to Camilla Tibbs ctibbs@gatewaytheatre.com. Deadline 5pm October 6th, 2017.

    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.

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 10:48 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Upintheair Theatre fosters possible futures: supporting the next generation of theatre makers, and exploring new ideas through a unique focus on speculative fiction and formal innovation. Upintheair is the producer of the annual rEvolver Theatre Festival, which takes place each May in and around The Cultch. Now entering its sixth year, rEvolver presents innovative new works by emerging and early mid-career theatre artists in a supported, collaborative environment. Upintheair also produces stand-alone work, most recently the Jessie Award winning The North Plan and Inside the Seed, and our co-production with The Only Animal, The City and The City, a mainstage production at the PuSh Festival in 2017.

    For more information on Upintheair Theatre and our programming, go to www.upintheairtheatre.com.

    The Associate Producer works with the Artistic Producers to realise all areas of the companies’ activities including event production, marketing and social media implementation, fundraising and sponsor development, audience outreach, administration, front of house & volunteer coordination, artist relations, grant writing, and organizational development.

    This position will average 20hrs/week, however it demands a high degree of flexibility over the course of the year to respond to the production cycle of the company, including some evenings and weekends. Work will be based out of Upintheair’s new office space in the Greenhouse next door to The Cultch, with flexibility to work from home.


    • Collaborates with the Artistic Producers in realising the annual rEvolver Theatre Festival and our stand-alone productions
    • rEvolver Festival:
    • Co-ordinates Presenting Partner and Sponsor relations
    • Produces rEvolver Festival Launch Party
    • Produces professional development workshops for rEvolver Festival participants
      • Co-ordinate box office and comp booking in partnership with Cultch box office staff
      • Collaborates and shares duties as Producer in Charge at rEvolver festival
      • Co-ordinate and assist in all artist events and functions
    • Creation and production of one-off and stand-alone events such as artist salons, fundraisers, and our Annual General meeting
    • Development of and implementation of marketing, social media, fundraising, and sales campaigns including ticket sales, print and electronic media, web site, and e-communications
    • Collaborates on grant writing and final reports
    • Maintenance and development of UITA contact list
    • Implementation of fundraising initiatives such as annual campaigns and fundraising events in collaboration with the board of directors
    • The Associate Producer will have the opportunity to travel to festivals/conferences to establish themselves as part of a national network of theatre professionals
    • Attend all necessary Upintheair meetings and events
    • Other duties as they arise during the course of the production cycle


    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Detail-oriented with superior written and oral communication skills including excellent grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills
    • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, while handling multiple tasks and interruptions with poise and patience
    • Ability and willingness to learn and incorporate new skills
    • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills
    • The ability to work independently and as part of the team
    • Proficiency in graphic design, video editing, and/or web design, Quickbooks, MailChimp, and major social media sites an asset
    • Experience in fundraising an asset
    • College or University level courses an asset
    • The ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature

    START DATE October 2nd, 2017 (flexible depending on availability)

    REMUNERATION $16,000 - 18,000 annually, dependent on experience

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday September 20th, 2017

    TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to info@upintheairtheatre.com

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place in late September.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


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.