Quest Theatre is looking for up to 3 consultants to conduct a feasibility study for the creation of
an exciting new Sweet Pea Series (working title) for preschoolers and their caregivers in Calgary.
There are three areas of expertise required: Project Management, Marketing and Fundraising.
This could be one, two or three people with relevant experience and contacts.
Our vision for the Sweet Pea Series is to partner with venues, other arts organizations and
individual artists to create a regular arts experience for ages 3-7 and their caregivers in
neighbourhood venues in the city. For example, a Quest Theatre pre-school show would
perform in four community spaces across the city in the span of one week. The next month a
dance show would tour the same route, the next month an interactive music activity would tour
and so on. We would create a collective marketing strategy, and Quest Theatre would perhaps
administer and curate the series. The feasibility study would explore different
subscription/ticketing models for patrons (families as well as daycares/preschools/schools), and
how the revenue and costs would be divided between partners, as well as the logistics and
requirements of running the series.
Sweet Pea Feasibility Study Job description
Project Manager – 80 hours
To produce a Sweet Pea Project Management Document that envisions and outlines the process
of the nuts and bolts of the series and allows for implementation of the series over two years.
This will be done in collaboration with Quest Theatre’s Artistic Director.
The job includes but is not limited to:
o Research regarding venues and booking deadlines of venues
o Drafts or collection of contracts from venues
o Drafts or collection of samples of contracts for artists or arts organizations.
o Creation of documents suggesting front of house needs
o Creation of documents suggesting travel and performance schedule for artists’ purposes.
o Creation of a suggested yearly performance schedule for marketing purposes
o Creation of a suggested yearly plan for execution of the series for admin, ticketing/box
office and financial purposes, including a timeline, key activities and deadlines
o Meeting with potential partner organisations and individuals
o Sharing of Information and research with other Sweet Pea personnel for budgeting
o Identifying pitfalls and challenges associated with the Sweet Pea Series
o Drafts of any other discovered or imagined document that outlines possible procedure or
policy of the series.
o Creating a budget for the expenses and revenue of the series in collaboration with the
Artistic Director and the Director of Business Operations.
o Preparing a report and presentation for the Quest Theatre Board of Directors outlining
the project, overall budget and key recommendations
- Part-time fixed term contact(s)
- Flexible schedule between July-September 2019 (into October for Fundraiser)
- Mixture of working from home and at the Quest Theatre office at cSPACE King Edward,
1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, as needed
- Must be available during October 4-13, 2019 to attend Flibbertigibbet’s Story Exhibit
performance(s) as a guest of Quest Theatre
- Compensation for is $25 to $30/hr, dependant on experience
Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email
title Sweet Pea Feasibility Study Application and stating in your cover letter which position
or positions you are interested in and compensation expectations.
Deadline for applications: 5pm MST on May 31, 2019
We thank all applicants for their submissions but will only be contacting those selected