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Bard on the Beach is hiring a Education Coordinator

Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:46 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

 Bard on the Beach Theatre Society is Western Canada’s largest Shakespeare Festival with an annual budget of more than $6 million and over 100,000 patrons per year. Now entering our 29th Season, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events from June through September in two large theatre tents in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vanier Park and arts education programming year-round. Bard has recently moved into the BMO Theatre Centre. This new space allows Bard to expand its administrative, production and outreach activities, and marks an exciting new phase in the history of the company. 


The Coordinator will be a highly-motivated, detail-oriented individual who is dedicated to helping support Bard Education’s mission of inspiring our community through Shakespeare. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Coordinator will be responsible for organizing communications with participants and families for programs such as Young Shakespeareans, Riotous Youth and Bard for Life and with teachers and school personnel for programs such as Bard in the Classroom, Bard Unbound and the Bard Youth Festival. The Coordinator will support the smooth running of all programs, including hospitality and safety for participants, logistical support for teaching artists and integration with marketing, sales and operations. 

Areas of Responsibility and Oversight: 

• Support general planning and scheduling of all Bard Education programming 

• Provide point of contact and outstanding customer service to all patrons of Bard Education programming, including participants, families and educators 

• Help ensure clear, accurate and thorough communication with participants, families, teaching artists and staff 

• Help ensure a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all participants and families 

• Provide logistical support for Teaching Artists and staff 

• Liaise with colleagues in marketing, sales, production and operations, to facilitate integration of Bard Education into the Festival and other Bard programming 


• Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field and/or experience in arts or education administration 

• First Aid training, or willingness and ability to complete training at employer’s expense and provide First Aid as needed 

• Excellent organization and communication skills 

• Exceptional attention to details, deadlines and timelines, with the ability to work in a dynamic environment 

• Ability to work independently with limited supervision, and as part of a team 

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn other programs 

• Demonstrated interest in the performing arts; knowledge of Shakespeare a plus 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. 

Compensation: Salary based on experience and qualifications. Eligible for comprehensive employee benefits package. 

Apply: Please upload your resume and cover letter together as one PDF with wage expectations. http://bardonthebeach.org/opportunities 

Application Deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017 

Thank you for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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


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