One year term position at Cultural Services Department!
As Alberta’s ‘Botanical Arts City’, St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 63,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.
A city rich in arts and heritage, St. Albert has superior cultural opportunities for the enjoyment and learning of many. The Cultural Services Department strives to provide positive experiences in several areas, including visual and performing arts, as well as the Arden Theatre, International Children’s Festival and St. Albert Children’s Theatre.
We are recruiting for a Professional Programming Presenter to cover a term assignment in Cultural Services. As the Professional Programming Presenter you will be responsible for professional arts presenting of events and programs. These include the Arden Theatre Professional Series, Family Series, Heritage Series, Speaker Series, Cinema Series, the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival and select performances for Servus Place, as well as performing arts presenting components of special projects.
This position will manage all artist logistics and budgets related to all presentations. The incumbent will build relationships within the local and regional arts community and build a strategic artistic and business plan to utilize City performing arts spaces/venues. This position is responsible for collaborating with the fund development team to research and acquire grant funding, donations and sponsorship opportunities, and actively collaborate with the marketing and technical and production teams on the promotional and technical requirements of presenting activities.
The work requires a detailed knowledge and understanding of all performing art genres. Previous work experience in programming for soft seat venues and large scale festivals is considered an asset. Comfort with public speaking and media relations is required.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree, or college diploma in Arts Administration or a related field. The incumbent will possess strong communication skills and will also demonstrate experience in theatre management, contractual negotiations, budgeting and financial management. Applicants will be well versed in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and have basic theatrical lighting and sound knowledge. Past experience working with presenting associations such as CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association), ATAA (Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta) would be considered an asset. A valid drivers’ licence will be required.
HOURS OF WORK:
- Compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly with a regular day off every two weeks.
- Evening and weekend work, including travel are required for this position.
TERM: September 2016 – September 2017.
COMPENSATION: $72,071 – $87,686 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive flexible benefit package.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain a clear vulnerable sector police information check.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment.
CLOSING DATE: July 8, 2016.
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.