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  • Friday, March 24, 2017 2:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Angels in America: The Next Millennium – A Panel Discussion

    You’re invite to a special free panel discussion on Angels in America and how Tony Kushner's masterpiece still resonates within the LGBTQ community and beyond. Panelists will include Dave Deveau, Spencer Chandra Herbert, Veena Sood, Colin Thomas, and more. There will be moderated-curated questions directed to the panelists as well as an opportunity to ask questions from the audience.

    Saturday, April 1, 10:30 AM – Noon
    Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (Granville at 12th, 2750 Granville Street)
    Bonus: Performance by the Marcus Mosely Chorale

    More information and RSVP at artsclub.com/education/stage-talks


  • Friday, March 24, 2017 12:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Gateway Theatre is looking for three youth (ages 15-30) to fill summer positions that are funded through Canada’s Summer Works program. 

    The successful applicants must:

    ·         be legally entitled to work in Canada

    ·         be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada

    ·         be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

    ·         be a full-time student with the intention of returning to full-time studies in the fall

    ·         be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment for a period of 16 weeks

    ·         not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week)

    ·         not be attending full-time classes while carrying out this job

    Hours of work: 35 hrs/week. Office hours are 9am – 5pm (with one hour unpaid lunch break).

    The hours will vary – some evening and weekend work may be required.  Salary: $10.85/hour

    Application deadline: April 7, 2017

     

    1. Summer Intern position – Education

    Reporting directly to the Education Manager and working closely with the Education Coordinator, Academy Summer Faculty and students, the Intern will assist in administration, production and summer camp support. Expectations and goals will be set out by the Education Manager, who will train the Intern in communicating the Academy’s programs and requirements to families and students. The Education Intern will also learn to address the needs of the instructors and students within both class and production/presentation contexts. 

    Duties may include:

    ·                  Processing student registrations for summer and year-long classes

    ·                  Coordination of Academy auditions and summer volunteers

    ·                  Summer Camp student supervision

    ·                  Assisting with Academy presentations or productions

    ·                  Event planning

    ·                  Maintenance of Academy’s library and inventory

    ·                  Data entry and record keeping (utilizing database software)

    ·                  Communications projects and Academy promotion

    ·                  Other duties as required by supervisor               

    Necessary qualifications:

    ·                  Interest and experience in arts education for youth

    ·                  Experience in and understanding of theatre and  theatre production

    ·                  Superior detail orientation and organizational skills

    ·                  Superior interpersonal communication skills

    ·                  Computer skills in Microsoft Office suite

    ·                  Ability to work independently and in a team

    ·                  Must have or be willing to obtain an RCMP Vulnerable Sector Check (to work with children) 

    Assets:

    ·                  Post-secondary study in Education, Arts Administration or Theatre (performance and production)

    ·                  Knowledge of a second language, ideally, Cantonese or Mandarin

    Please apply by email to: RMcintosh2@gatewaytheatre.com by April 7, 2017.


    2. Summer Intern position – Marketing and Development

    Reporting directly to the Marketing and Sales Manager and the Development Manager, the Intern will assist with the execution of Gateway’s subscription and Academy registration campaigns, and the planning of our single ticket campaign.  The Intern will research individual, in-kind, and corporate partners for Gateway Theatre and learn how to create fundraising campaigns for individual donors and corporate sponsorships.

    Duties may include:

    ·                  Researching and writing copy for proposals, letters to donors, and membership newsletters

    ·                  Assisting in organizing corporate sponsorship events and various Board fundraising activities

    ·                  Work with designers to help create fundraising collateral materials

    ·                  Audience segmentation and Cultural industries market research

    ·                  Distribution of marketing collateral throughout the Lower Mainland

    ·                  Other duties as required by supervisor 

    Necessary qualifications:

    ·                  Superior written and oral communication skills

    ·                  Superior detail orientation and organizational skills

    ·                  Sales or customer service experience

    ·                  Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Excel

    ·                  Ability to work independently

    Assets:

    ·                  Post-secondary training in Marketing or Communications, Arts Administration, Fundraising and Non-Profit Management, Business and/or the cultural industries

    ·                  Prior volunteer or work experience in fundraising

    ·                  Prior volunteer or work experience in a not-for-profit environment

    ·                  Event planning and/or community outreach experience

    ·                  Familiarity with Theatre Manager or other database software

    ·                  Knowledge of a second language, ideally, Cantonese or Mandarin

    Please respond with a cover letter and resume to: mpenner@gatewaytheatre.com by April 7, 2017. 


    3. Summer Intern position – Artistic/Production

    Reporting to the Artistic Associate, the Artistic Intern will assist with season preparations for the professional productions in the Main Stage, Studio, and Pacific Festival for 2017 as well as supporting production maintenance and rental clients.  

    Duties may include:

    ·         Organizing and facilitating auditions

    ·         Creating and writing content for programs and events

    ·         Liaising with artists, contractors, and/or rental clients for the 2017‐2018 season

    ·         Archival of production materials

    ·         Script library upkeep

    ·         Coordinating translation materials

    ·         Outreach at community special events

    ·         Data entry and record keeping

    ·         Supporting the Rentals Manager

    ·         Assisting with stage equipment maintenance

    ·         Other duties as required by supervisor

    Necessary qualifications:

    ·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

    ·         A keen interest in and understanding of theatre production

    ·         Excellent organizational and multi‐tasking skills

    ·         Computer skills in Microsoft Office suite

    ·         Proven ability to balance individual initiative with working as part of a dynamic team

    ·         Superior organization skills and attention to detail 

    Assets:

    ·         Strong writing skills

    ·         Experience with copy-writing

    Please respond with a cover letter, resume, and sample of your writing to: SCooper1@gatewaytheatre.com by April 7, 2017.



    NOTES FOR ALL POSITIONS:

    We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The positions are subject to receipt of funding. 

     

    ABOUT GATEWAY THEATRE

    Gateway Theatre’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Incorporated in 1982, Gateway has grown into one of the largest professional theatre companies in the Lower Mainland and is lead today by Artistic Director Jovanni Sy. We serve the community through professional live theatre productions, theatre education for youth, and community venue rentals.


  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    rEvolver Theatre Festival 2017 runs May 24 – June 4

    With a line-up that is as innovative as it is diverse, the fifth annual rEvolver Theatre Festival will present fresh and vibrant works created by emerging and early mid-career artists. Featuring nine mainstage shows at the Cultch, and three offsite shows from Wednesday, May 24 to Sunday, June 4, 2017, with companion events to be announced shortly.

    Three shows from across the country—Halifax, Toronto and Whitehorse—will represent what is happening at the forefront of interdisciplinary live theatre arts in Canada. A co-production by Heist and Theatre Outré, The Princess Show which won the Best in Fest award at the Atlantic Fringe Festival last year. Haley McGee, who has toured extensively in Europe and UK garnering multiple awards, will bring her one-woman show, I’m Doing This for You. Ramshackle Theatre’s Tombstone is a visually stunning all-ages cardboard puppet show and live movie, the company was part of the festival debut programming in 2013 with audience favourite, Sci-Fi Double Feature.
    The strong Vancouver-based contingent at the festival will include productions by Luciterra Dance Company, Ode. Movements Society, rice & beans theatre, Skinny Walrus Project, and Wild Women Theatre.

    MAINSTAGE PROGRAM                            * World Premiere
    • I’m Doing This for You  |  Haley McGee, Toronto
    • The Princess Show  |  Theatre Outré/Heist, Halifax
    • Tombstone: A Cardboard Western* |  Ramshackle Theatre, Whitehorse
    • Last Train In*  |  rice & beans theatre, Vancouver
    • (i·m)position  |  Luciterra Dance Company, Vancouver
    • NeOn-ね音-  |  Ode. Movements Society, Vancouver
    • shiny  |  Kelly McInnes, Vancouver
    • SPAWN*  |  Cheyenne Scott, Vancouver
    • Vampires in Barcelona*  |  Skinny Walrus Projects, Vancouver

    OFFSITE PROGRAM
    • All the Way*  |  O,o,o,o., Vancouver
    • Habitats  |  Isabelle Kirouac and Nayana Fielkov, Vancouver
    • Soliloquy in English  |  Patrick Blenkarn, Vancouver
     
    BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
    Early Bird 6-Show Flex pass: $72 All in - a savings of $48
    Available at www.upintheairtheatre.com/buy-tickets
    Single tickets available April 15, at www.thecultch.com
    For full schedule visit www.upintheairtheatre.com/schedule
    Early Bird passes available now, single tickets on sale April 15

    SUPPORTED BY
    rEvolver Festival is supported by the Canadian Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, and The Georgia Straight.


    ABOUT UPINTHEAIR THEATRE
    Under the leadership of Daniel Martin and David Mott, Upintheair Theatre has been producing original and provocative theatre in Vancouver since 2000. The company’s last production with The Only Animal, The City and The City was presented in the 2017 PuSh Festival. Past productions include The North Plan (2016), which won three Jessie Awards in the Small Theatre category, and Inside The Seed (2013), which won Jessie Awards for Outstanding Direction (Small Theatre) and Best New Script. Each spring, the company presents the rEvolver Theatre Festival showcasing contemporary performance work by emerging and early mid-career artists.


    More information: www.upintheairtheatre.com/revolver-festival   | 
    www.revolverfestival.ca
     
    MAINSTAGE SHOW SYNOPSES
    Tombstone: A Cardboard Western* |  Ramshackle Theatre, Whitehorse  |  www.ramshackletheatre.ca
    Visually gorgeous, full of wit and humour, anarchy and magic, Tombstone is an all ages cardboard puppet show filmed and projected live on to the big screen, and is Ramshackle Theatre’s follow up to the 2013 rEvolver hit, Sci-Fi Double Feature. Part spaghetti western, part Westworld, and all cardboard, Tombstone will be loved by children, hipsters, parents, b-movie buffs, and anyone looking for a rollicking good time.

    I’m Doing This for You  |  Haley McGee, Toronto  |  www.haleymcgee.ca
    A woman travels halfway around the world to give the man she loves the thing she thinks he wants the most. He’s an aspiring stand-up comedian and today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him and it’s a surprise! Blending storytelling, live-art and improvisation, Haley McGee delivers a spellbinding performance in I’m Doing This for You. Filled with startling turns from the hilarious to the humiliating, this show delves deep into just how far a person will go to not be alone.

    (i·m)position  |  Luciterra Dance Company, Vancouver  |  www.luciterradance.com
    Simultaneously “I am position” and “imposition”, Luciterra’s newest production is a theatrical story of love, conflict, aggression, and sensuality. Identities are lost and found, relationships formed and rejected, and group power structures are re-defined and re-imagined. This narrative is told through Luciterra’s innovative dance hybrid, drawing inspiration from each company members’ various training in bellydance, contemporary, and theatre. A unique aesthetic of mechanical robotic movement juxtaposed with sweeping lyrical lines creates a dynamic and elusive style, as unexpected as it is exciting.

    Last Train In*  |  rice & beans theatre, Vancouver  |  www.riceandbeanstheatre.com
    Written and performed by award-winning theatre and film maker Adam Grant Warren, who was born with cerebral palsy, Last Train In is drawn from his lived experience. It is not, however, a typical story of disability and triumph over adversity. It is not about finding a way despite overwhelming odds. Instead, it’s about travel, romance, career expectations, and the all-too-human tendency to... embellish.

    NeOn-ね音-  |  ODE. Movements, Vancouver  |  www.odemovements.com
    Framed around the revelation of a deep secret within playwright Mayumi Yoshida’s beloved late grandmother’s arranged marriage, NeOn is a look at Love. True Love. Does it exist? Has anyone ever got it right? Why have we all been conditioned to yearn for it? Told through multiple intertwining stories, NeOn transcends generations and continents and language. An “international citizen’s” charming look at what it means to negotiate love on either end of the world. The SHOULDs, WOULDs and COULDs about choice…  and the grace of accepting when there isn’t one. Performed in English and Japanese (with English subtitles).

    The Princess Show  |  Theatre Outré / Heist, Halifax   |  www.theatreoutre.ca
    Follow the world’s most revered performance artist, Princess Edward, as this bearded, sequined wonder journeys into a world where anime heroes, bass guitarist rock stars and pop epics meld into a music-filled lip-synched thriller where Princess puts it all on the line to save her beloved from the mysterious Beast. Join Princess Edward and her family in this musical lip-synched mash-up of Dungeons & Dragons, Attack on Titan, Legend of Zelda, and Rupaul’s Drag Race, where Princess puts it all on the line to save her beloved.

    shiny  |  Kelly McInnes, Vancouver 
    Challenging the women’s beauty industry and standard, shiny combines dance, visual art, sound, and “women’s work” to examine the mass objectification, sexualization and censorship of women’s bodies. It is masking of the individual through the bizarre sameness of the beauty standard and magnifies the surreal, grotesque and violence involved in the quest for “perfection”.

    SPAWN*  |  Cheyenne Scott, Vancouver                                            
    Woven through traditional Coast Salish stories, dance and media, SPAWN transports the audience from deep in the city to the depths of the ocean. Theresa is haunted by the traditional story of the salmon spirit, and the death of her mother who drowned in the Pacific. An unexpected pregnancy causes her disconnected family to reconsider their own choices in preparation of the next generation. SPAWN dives into the struggle to reconnect to culture, community, and land. There is no going back. We can only move forward through the cycle and only the toughest and luckiest complete it.

    Vampires in Barcelona*  |  Skinny Walrus Projects, Vancouver  |  www.skinnywalrusprojects.com      
    The year is 2006. Brian Cochrane is 22 years old, backpacking around Europe, and freshly in love. He arrives in Barcelona first thing in the morning after partying all night on a train from Paris. After struggling to find his hostel, sleeping off part of his hangover, and realizing his one-year of studying Spanish in university isn’t going to cut it in the Catalan capital, his hopes for a quiet and introspective evening are side-tracked when he meets a heartbroken, quadrilingual magician. The magician’s girlfriend has just left him for his best friend. And she’s also a vampire, apparently… But there’s no such thing, right? Maybe if Brian follows the magician’s recommendation and goes to the vampire bar he’ll get some answers…

    OFFSITE SHOW SYNOPSIS
    All the Way*  |  O,o,o,o., Vancouver  |  www.whatisoooo.com  |  Russian Hall
    A hypnagogic game show straddling the worlds of a haunted house and The Price is Right. This partially-immersive, pop-cult, horror-flick-obsessed puzzle invites audience members to dive into a hero’s journey… and emerge thrilled and victorious. All the Way rewards the competitor, soothes the dreamer, and delights in the deliciously unconventional.

    Habitats  |  Isabelle Kirouac and Nayana Fielkov, Vancouver 
    Habitats is an interdisciplinary performance for all ages, incorporating elements of contemporary dance, theatre and circus. A woman accompanied by a mysterious white hare travels through dream-like roads in search of her identity. Transforming fear into curiosity and investigating a newfound sense of possibility, Habitats is a poetic work exploring the relationship between a clown and a four-legged stilt dancer.

    Soliloquy in English |  Patrick Blenkarn, Vancouver
    Soliloquy in English is a book for multiple voices about the language that connects them. In this part reading group, part documentary, and part handmade art object created from the ruins of an Oxford Dictionary, a small group of readers are invited to participate in reading the book out loud, passing it from hand to hand and voice to voice. In doing so, they bring to life a collage of stories about what it means to share and live in the English language today.

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 3:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Update March 20, 2017: Still searching for new members. Will accept applications until all positions are filled.

    Fugue Theatre is seeking to fill new membership positions on its Board of Directors. We are looking for a dynamic and engaged individual who has a passion for the arts and a commitment to their community. We welcome diverse candidates with a range of experience and skills. Students and emerging artists are welcome to apply, as are professionals and established leaders connected to the arts community. Applicants must be 19 or older to apply.

    Members of the Board of Directors take part in:

    ·         Annual General Meeting

    ·         Meetings every 6 weeks to focus on strategic planning & oversight; fundraising; and building the profile and capacity of the organization

    ·         Fundraising & promotional events related to current productions

    ·         Volunteering at events & volunteer recruitment

    To express your interest in this position, please send a resume and a short statement introducing yourself to us as soon as possible: mma[at]fugue[dot]biz

    Priority will be given to Vancouver residents.

    ABOUT FUGUE

    We are a growing professional theatre company, founded and incorporated in 2004. Since then, Fugue has produced six new works of Canadian theatre, on a biennial production cycle. We are currently developing Les Filles Du Roi, a new trilingual musical that uses cross-cultural collaboration to explore how difference can create both challenge and opportunity. Co-created by Julie McIsaac & Corey Payette, Les Filles du Roi addresses the historical roots of current debates on migration, cultural diversity, gender equality and Indigenous sovereignty.

    Fugue Theatre’s mission is to generate innovation across the theatre and music communities by producing original, imaginative and boldly experimental Canadian musicals, operettas and plays with music. By supporting the development of original shows and encouraging experimentation we strive to create a necessary countercurrent to the mainstream. We seek out provocative, Canadian stories that both entertain and drive discourse by linking challenging art experiences to contemporary issues. 

    Fugue Theatre is covered by Directors & Officers Liability Insurance.


    More information: fuguetheatre.org


  • Monday, March 13, 2017 5:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Pacific Contact is the BC Touring Council’s annual showcase and booking conference for performing arts touring. The 2017 conference is happening in Burnaby, BC, and includes showcases, a contact room (trade show), workshops, industry meetings, networking opportunities and other events.

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
    As part of the professional development intensive at Pacific Contact, BCTC is offering three workshops. You do not have to be registered for the conference to participate in these workshops. 

    WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017


    WORKSHOP 1

    What Can I Do? ‘Doing Reconciliation’ for non-Indigenous Arts Organizations 

    8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    WORKSHOP 2

    Future-Ready: Digital Strategies to Know Now 

    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    WORKSHOP 3

    Emerging Best Practices in Trans Inclusion

    1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

    WHERE: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel

     

    COST:

    Full Day – All three workshops: $150 +GST

    Workshop 1: $90 + GST

    Workshop 2: $45 +GST

    Workshop 3: $45 + GST

    TO REGISTER (by March 20)
    Onlinebctouring.org/register/professional-development-intensive/
    By chequebctouring.org/register/professional-development-intensive-cheque/

     

     

    Who should attend?

    These professional development workshops are suitable for both volunteer and professional based performing arts companies, presenters, facility managers, artists and agents/managers and government funding partners and industry representatives.

     

    MORE INFORMATION:
    bctouring.org/pacific-contact/professional-development-intensive-pacific-contact-2017


  • Monday, March 13, 2017 3:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for two positions for a new educational program to be offered in the summer of 2017. We are looking for an instructor, and someone to assist/accompany the instructor, to teach 14 theatre students, entering grades 5 – 7 this fall. The program will run 9 am – 3 pm on weekdays for two weeks from July 10 to 21, 2017. This program, entitled Kids Theatre Lab at the Arts Club, is in partnership with the Vancouver School Board and will be held at an East Vancouver High School.

     

    THE TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

     

    1. Summer Musical Theatre Program Instructor

     

    Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Developing a course outline to demonstrate a versatile and adaptive program with an emphasis on student engagement and collaboration.
    • Setting up and striking rehearsal halls/classrooms.
    • Ability to teach a range of musical theatre skills to youth.
    • Ability to provide a flexible program model that is able to follow student engagement and set up a classroom environment where the students are able to participate in course goals and output.
    • Provide feedback and debrief with the Education & Outreach Manager.
    • Ability to attend planning meetings.
    • Coordinate final showcase details.
    • Ability to work with an assistant instructor/accompanist.
    • Final Report writing. 

    The successful applicant will have teaching experience in acting, singing and movement. The applicant should have at least 3 years of group teaching experience and be able to provide a criminal record check for working with children.

     

    2. Summer Musical Theatre Program Assistant Instructor/Accompanist

     

    Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Assisting the primary instructor with class-room activities, sectional/break-out instruction and supervising.
    • Setting up and striking rehearsal halls/classrooms.
    • Ability to provide musical accompaniment and arrangements on the piano.
    • Provide feedback and debrief with the Education & Outreach Manager.
    • Ability to attend planning meetings.
    • Assist in coordination of final showcase details. 

    The successful applicant will have experience both in accompanying and teaching children in a musical theatre setting. The applicant should be able to provide a criminal record check for working with children. 

     

     

    TO APPLY TO EITHER POSITION:

    Human Resources, Arts Club Theatre Company

    MAIL: BMO Theatre Centre, 203 - 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC  V5Y 0H6

    EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com

    Please indicate in your subject line which position you’re applying for.

     

    Deadline for applications: May 1, 2017

     

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

     

    MORE INFORMATION: artsclub.com

     

      

    ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies and the largest in Western Canada. This non-profit, charitable organization presents plays year-round in three theatres: the Granville Island Stage on Granville Island, the Goldcorp Stage, and the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. The Arts Club also has an extensive provincial touring program.


  • Monday, March 13, 2017 1:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Gateway Theatre is seeking an outgoing, detail-oriented individual to fill the position of FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER and CONCESSION SERVER, working with the Audience Services team to provide patron service and volunteer supervision. Depending on your shift, you will fulfill one of the roles at any given time. The position is part-time, starting as soon as possible. Pay rate is $15/hr as FOH Manager, $12.50/hr as Concession Server.

     

    As FOH Manager you will:

    ·         Efficiently coordinate the front of house during events, liaising with box office attendants and backstage crew to ensure the prompt and smooth operation of show start times and intermissions.

    ·         Supervise volunteers and concession staff.

    ·         Trouble-shoot any challenges that may arise during an event or performance and document them

     

    As Concession Server you will:

    ·         Serve snacks and beverages to theatre patrons in a fun, fast-paced environment under the direction of the Front of House Manager.

    ·         Ensure proper accounting and controls of concession products; reconciling cash sales at the beginning and end of shifts. 

     

    In both positions you will:

    ·         Uphold Gateway policies and procedures; including health & safety procedures and food & beverage policies.

    ·         Represent Gateway in a professional, inclusive, and welcoming manner at all times.

     

    Qualifications:

    ·         Prior FOH Management or other service experience in the arts and cultural sector

    ·         Experience leading volunteers

    ·         Outstanding customer service and communication skills

    ·         Friendly, flexible, and enthusiastic about sharing live performance

    ·         Bondable

    ·         Comfortable working alone and are able to lift heavy supplies on occasion

    ·         Over 19 years of age with a valid “Serving It Right” certificate plus first aid training

    ·         Fluent in English (Cantonese or Mandarin language skills are an asset but not required)

     

    To apply:

    Email Lucy Pratt-Johnson, Audience Services Supervisor, lpratt-johnson@gatewaytheatre.com with a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position.

     

    Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Gateway Theatre is committed to employment equity and request that any required accommodations be noted in your application

         

    Closing Date:  Until Filled

     

    More information: gatewaytheatre.com


  • Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)


    The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for full-time Ticket Sales Agents. As a member of the box office team, the Ticket Sales Agents will be part of a dynamic sales team in a unionized position attending to incoming calls and sales at our call centre.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Maintaining an exceptional level of customer service
    • Upselling and cross-selling single tickets and subscriptions
    • Booking subscriptions and making ticket exchanges
    • Communicating the need for donations
    • Answering phone calls and giving information on all our productions and packages
    • Being familiar with all our productions and their content
    • Handling cash and reconciling daily sales reports
    • Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Familiarity with ticketing systems and databases.  Knowledge of Tessitura is an asset
    • The successful candidate will have a strong background in customer service and sales
    • Experience in an office environment 
    • Previous phone experience is an asset
    • Accuracy with handling cash
    • Appreciation of theatre and performing arts
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Sense of humour

    WAGES:

    • $14.74 per hour
    TO APPLY:

    Human Resources, Arts Club Theatre Company

    #203-162 W 1st Ave, Vancouver BC, V5Y 0H6

    EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com

    Please provide a cover letter and a resume (when e-mailing put in the subject line that you are applying for the Full Time Ticket Sales Position) 


    Application Deadline: Sunday, March 24, 2017

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


    More information: artclub.com


    ABOUT ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies and the largest in Western Canada. This non-profit, charitable organization presents plays year-round in three theatres: the Granville Island Stage on Granville Island, the Goldcorp Stage, and the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. The Arts Club also has an extensive provincial touring program.



  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is now accepting applications to join the Front of House guest service team to work part-time. This is a great part-time job for someone with exceptional customer service skills. This position is part of the Unifor union.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Greeting and assisting guests with seating
    • Scanning and tearing tickets
    • Attending to coat check and handling cash
    • Handling guest complaints and concerns in a courteous and professional manner
    • Stuffing and distributing programs
    • Providing excellent Guest Service and contributing to a friendly and positive environment for our guests and other employees 

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • The ideal candidate is experienced in public relations and is comfortable with large groups.
    • The preferred applicant will have excellent communication skills and the ability to handle various tasks simultaneously.
    • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
    • This person has a good sense of humour and pleasant attitude in stressful situations.
    • An appreciation and understanding of live theatre is a plus. 
    • Some physical duties may be required including the ability to climb stairs and carry boxes weighing up to 20 lbs.

     

    HOURS:  Work hours available on the weekdays and weekends; must be available to work on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday matinees from 12:45pm as well we are looking for applicants who like to work evenings on the weekend. Please note that under the collective agreement vacation time in the first is limited. Management requests that applicants be available for a minimum of 3 shifts (4 hours per shift) a week. Due to the show schedule an average work week will fluctuate.

     

    SALARY: $12.79 per hour

     

    TO APPLY:

    Arts Club Theatre Company, Human Resources

    EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com

    (when sending an e-mail application, please include a resume and cover letter ideally in one attachment in Word or PDF format put in the subject line that you are applying for a Front of House Attendant position)


    Deadline for applications: March 20, 2017


    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


    More information: artsclub.com


    ABOUT ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY

    The Arts Club leads in developing and producing live theatre in British Columbia. We inspire and nurture artists and audiences through diverse culture experiences that are engaging, thought-provoking and artistically innovative.  Now in its 53rd season, this non-profit charitable organization produces and presents year-round at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.


  • Saturday, March 04, 2017 4:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    BC Culture Days invites all BC artists to apply to be a 2016 Culture Days Ambassador in their community. Winners will receive $1,000 towards community activation and production of a Culture Days activity!

    The Culture Days Ambassador acts as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days and as a community mobilizer throughout the summer leading up to the Culture Days weekend (September 29-October 1, 2017). 

    Eligibility Requirements - The applicant must be:

    • An individual artist (amateur or professional) residing in BC;
    • (Applications from organizations, businesses or groups are not eligible);
    • Active in their arts, culture or heritage community; 
    • Present and available to act as a spokesperson in their community during the months of August and September 2017; and
    • Registered at BC.CultureDays.ca to present an activity in BC during the 2017 Culture Days weekend (September 29-October 1, 2017)

    Ambassador Responsibilities

    • Networking and mobilizing — Reaching out to community members such as individual artists, arts organizations, cultural organizations, heritage organizations, and businesses encouraging them to offer activities during the Culture Days weekend.
    • Promoting — Encouraging public participation and discussion about Culture Days through in-person interviews with community members, blog posts, and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
    • Organizing — Registering, coordinating and presenting a free Culture Days activity for the public.
    • Representing — Acting as a spokesperson and media contact during the Culture Days publicity campaign. The ambassador may be called upon for TV, Radio, and Newspaper interviews to speak on behalf of BC Culture Days and their local arts and cultural community.

    How to apply

    Check out bc.culturedays.ca

    Submissions will be juried by members of the BC Culture Days Steering Committee and finalists will be called for an interview. Winners will be awarded $1,000 (includes ambassador honorarium + activity budget). Winners will be required to submit a final report in October. 

    For more information, please contact Nazanin Shoja at nazanin.shoja@culturedays.ca or 604-681-3535 ext. 214.


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