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Arts Club Theatre is Looking for Volunteer Reception Relief

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.

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.

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