Application Deadline: October 15th, 2023 or until the position is filled
Targeted Start Date: October 23rd, 2023 (could be flexible)
Term: Part-time through December 22nd, 2023, with possibility of extension through May, 2024.
For over the past 20 years, Theatre Prospero has celebrated the myths and stories at the roots of Edmonton’s many cultures through our various theatre productions. Our artists and audiences come together to share these stories that reflect our diverse society. The venues where they meet include theatres in Edmonton, our home venue on Alberta Avenue, found spaces, classrooms, seniors’ centres, and school gyms across Alberta and virtually across Canada. We are committed to ensuring that our staff, crew, and artistic teams also reflect the diversity we see on our stages and strongly encourage submissions from people of all backgrounds so that we may continue our tradition of discovering what connects us all through art.
We are seeking two part-time Outreach Assistants to conduct outreach to schools for our yearly holiday production, Enchanted Antlers. There is a possibility for extension through May 2024, conducting outreach for our school residencies and Mythic Quest Adventures.
Each Outreach Assistant will work up to but no more than 95 hours between October 23rd – December 22nd, 2023.
The majority of work is expected to be completed between October 23rd – December 8th, 2023 (10-15 hours per week), with minimal hours to be worked through December 22nd.
Discussion around extension of the position into 2024 will be discussed with successful candidates.
Outreach Assistant Job Description:
The Outreach Assistant reports to the Associate Producer and/or Artistic Director of Theatre Prospero. The Outreach Assistant will work closely with the Associate Producer of Theatre Prospero to ensure that material is in line with the company’s artistic vision.
The duties of the Outreach Assistant are diverse and are targeted towards the marketing and outreach of the company’s productions and residencies to schools.
-conducting outreach to schools and community groups via phone, email, and print for Enchanted Antlers
-acting as the primary point of contact for schools with inquiries about productions
-adding information about schools/school divisions to internal databases
-liaising between school contacts and production / artistic teams as needed
-upholding Theatre Prospero’s mandate in the manner the outreach is conducted
-other tasks as assigned by the Associate Producer and Artistic Director
Please note that the work for this position will be a mix of in-person and remote.
Outreach Assistant Qualifications:
We are looking for a self-motivated individual that has a keen interest and enthusiasm for celebrating stories at the roots of Edmonton’s many cultures through theatre, music, dance, and other arts. Facility with good writing and numerical skills, good communication skills, an audience focused attitude, out of the box thinking, and a strong willingness to learn are all a must. This position may be ideal for anyone with an interest in working with schools / the education sector, or those looking to increase their communications experience.
The successful candidates are expected to be available during daytime working hours, as this position requires calling/emailing schools. Since this is a part time position, hours can be flexible.
Please email your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “Outreach Assistant Application.” We are accepting applications until October 15th, 2023, or until the position is filled.