LEARNING AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
This is a new position created to support Theatre Calgary’s vision to enrich the experience of live theatre and create a gathering place for learning and exploration within the arts. The Learning and Community Programs Coordinator will be responsible for the administration and execution of education and outreach activities at Theatre Calgary, including programs that interact with teachers, youth, theatre artists and our regular audience. This position reports to the Artistic Director and works in collaboration with various departments at Theatre Calgary. This is a part-time position with potential to become full-time.
Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Working with Artistic staff to coordinate production-related content and ideas for education/outreach programming and materials.
• Coordinating production artists and Theatre Calgary artistic staff to participate in programs (post-show talkbacks, pre-show chats and production-related events etc.)
• Hiring additional teaching artists or guest speakers as needed
• Coordinating venue arrangements for education and outreach activities
• Acting as event host or facilitator as required
• Making occasional off-site visits to promote programs at community events
• Supporting program awareness and engagement through social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.)
• Working with Marketing and Communications staff to target, create and distribute promotional materials
• Development of ongoing contacts with schools, community agencies, arts organizations and other social networks.
• Weekend, evening and occasional holiday hours will be required
o Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
o Excellent computer skills and social media proficiency
o A background in the performing arts and/or arts education
o A passion for live theatre and the performing arts in Calgary and an understanding of current theatre practices and trends
o Strong organization and time management skills with the ability to balance multiple priorities
o The ability to work independently while also coordinating with various departments
o An energetic attitude and ability to be part of creating solutions (rather than dwelling on problems).
o A passion for sharing the theatre experience and creating dialogue with new audiences
o Experience with Calgary Public and Private schools and curriculum is an asset
o First Aid and CPR training is also an asset
Theatre Calgary offers a competitive wage and a positive, high-energy work environment.
If you would like to join our team, please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to:
220 – 9th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5C4
Applications are welcome by email, regular mail or in person by FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Theatre Calgary is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and operates within the jurisdiction of the Canadian Theatre Agreement.