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Job (Edmonton): Festival Assistant – Theatre Network

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Job (Edmonton): Festival Assistant – Theatre Network

Temporary full-time position, June – August 2017 w/ possibility of extension.

Theatre Network is seeking a dedicated and energetic individual to join our team in the position of Festival Assistant for the summer of 2017. As this position is made possible by funding through the Alberta STEP program, applicants must be students who fit the criteria noted here: www.AlbertaCanada.com/STEP.

About: Theatre Network offers a three-show mainstage season focusing on the finest in contemporary theatre, including original commissioned works by Alberta Playwrights. The company hosts Nextfest, a multi-disciplinary festival of emerging professional artists, and presents the Roxy Performance Series, featuring a wide range of professional theatre and other performances at its venue, the Roxy on Gateway. Theatre Network also operates as a Bring Your Own Venue during the Edmonton International Fringe Festival.

The Position: The Festival Assistant will work with Operations Manager to assist with the efficient running of venues and events during and leading up to Theatre Network’s presentation of Nextfest 2017 (June 1-11), as well as the venue’s operation as a Bring Your Own Venue during the 2017 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival (August 17-27).

Deadline to apply: Friday, May 19, 2017.

Duties will include: Box office supervision, including processing ticket orders, database management, customer service, donation processing; front of house supervision, including ordering supplies, overseeing concession operation, patron services; festival volunteer coordination, including recruitment, scheduling, and appreciation; and database management and maintenance.

  • Experience with box office systems, databases and spreadsheets, as well as a valid driver’s licence and access to use of a vehicle are considered assets.
  • This position requires strong communication and team leadership skills as well as the ability to work with both the public and within a small staff environment.
  • Competent computer skills and organizational skills are a must, and a love for the arts is very important.

ProServe certification is required.

This is a temporary, full-time position during the period of May 29 – August 27, 2017 averaging 35 hr/week, with increased hours during festival dates and the opportunity to take time in lieu. This position has the possibility of being extended into a permanent, part-time position with Theatre Network.

Please submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, May 19, 2017 by e-mail to:

Harley Morison, Operations Manager
Theatre Network
[email protected]

Photo by DB Photographics, featuring Theatre Network staff member Ashley Balisky.

Theatre Network

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