Daily Archives: February 1, 2011

Job Posting: Immediate full-time position available for a ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Soulpepper

The Organization
Soulpepper is an artist-founded, classical repertory company with a three-tiered mandate to present vital Canadian interpretations of history’s great stories, to train the next generation of theatre artists and to enrich and inspire youth through mentorship and access. Since its inception in 1998, Soulpepper has built:

  • A 12 month season of more than 600 performances
  • A passionate audience of over 100,000 each year
  • An artistic ensemble of 150 established and emerging theatre artists
  • A paid residency program for Canadian theatre artists
  • A robust portfolio of youth programs, reaching over 8,500 youth annually
  • A 46,000 square foot state-of-the-art performing arts facility – the Young Centre for the Performing Arts – which anchors Toronto’s Distillery District

Soulpepper is proud to be North America’s only year-round classical repertory company, a prominent Canadian producer of original work from existing sources, a leading employer of artists in the City of Toronto and a partner in neighborhood education initiatives.

The organization resides in our own permanent facility, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, and we will continue to grow our programming and education and outreach activities. Soulpepper is also the managing partner of the Young Centre and is responsible for all Young Centre programming activities.

The Position
Reporting to the Administrative Manager, the Administrative Assistant will support the entire staff for both Soulpepper and the Young Centre.  Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepares and inputs daily complimentary ticket requests from staff, artists/company, and media/marketing offers
  • Prepares gift certificates and accompanying documentation, maintains gift certificate log and facilitates ticket requests for certificate redemption
  • Meeting minute-taking and scheduling for Board and various committees
  • Facilitates school group sales for Education Department, and liaises with Young Centre Box Office to ensure successful completion of transactions
  • Provides administrative assistance to the Executive Director
  • Coordinates ordering and distribution of office supplies weekly and is responsible for maintaining the staff kitchen
  • Responsible for processing of daily mail and maintaining postal meter and its supplies
  • Responsible for staff monthly attendance and time management information, including collecting information monthly, maintaining spreadsheets and working with the Director of Finance to distribute quarterly attendance summaries
  • Processes all couriering and shipping requests for the office
  • Monitors supply of Soulpepper stationery and business cards, liaises with all departments to determine the requirements for subsequent orders to maintain supply
  • Responsible for posting new positions for all departments as necessary
  • Other duties as required

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, Tessitura or other box office software)
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills
  • Advanced awareness of priorities and deadlines
  • Detail-oriented individual who is able to multi-task effectively and demonstrates initiative
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proven ability to manage confidential information
  • Exposure to working with senior volunteers
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines
  • An interest and passion for the arts


  • Background/education in arts administration preferred
  • Customer service experience and orientation
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy

The Opportunity
The Administrative Assistant role represents an opportunity to join a creative and dynamic performing arts organization.  The compensation package will include an annual salary commensurate with experience, and comprehensive employment benefits.

How to Apply
Only candidates with legal authorization to work in Canada will be considered. Soulpepper is an equal opportunity employer and invites all applicants with proper credentials to apply for the position. Soulpepper thanks all candidates for their interest however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please send résumé and cover letter (including salary expectations) detailing how you can contribute to this dynamic not-for-profit arts organization by no later than
February 9, 2011

Please quote AA11 on the subject line when applying by email.
To:  Search Committee – Position Title
c/o Nick Tracey, Administrative Manager
Soulpepper Theatre Company
55 Mill St, Building 49
Toronto ON  M5A 3C4
Email: nick@soulpepper.ca


Job Posting: Director of Finance, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts houses two theatres, the 876 seat Bluma Appel Theatre and the 497 seat Jane Mallett Theatre.  Our mandate is to serve as a rental facility to Toronto’s not-for-profit Theatre, Music, Opera and Dance companies.  Our key tenants are Canadian Stage, Music Toronto, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert, Hannaford Street Silver Band and The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.  We are a proud part of Toronto’s vibrant Arts Community.  The Centre receives funding from the City of Toronto.  For more information:  www.stlc.com or http://www.toronto.ca/abcc/sp-st-lawrence-centre.htm

We are seeking an experienced Accountant to fill the position of:  Director of Finance.

Reporting to the General Manager, the summary for this position is as follows;

  • General Accounting and Budgeting
  • Month End Process; including Journal Entry preparation and posting
  • Tax Reporting
  • Account Analysis
  • Year End Process
  • All other tasks as assigned by the General Manager

This position is further broken down, but not limited to the following tasks:

Overall Financial Management:

  1. Develops an overall operating budget and manages the budget preparations
  2. Liaise with Department Heads to analyze budget to stay within city guidelines
  3. Projects major expenditures and improvements
  4. Recommends and implements accounting policies and procedures
  5. Attend Financial Committee meetings to summarize the budget, explain variances and submit any recommendations for approval of funds requests.
  6. Analyze financial statements and monthly department budgets.
  7. Direct the year end process
  8. Review audit findings: prepare a detailed report on recommendations for improvements.
  9. Works closely with City of Toronto Finance Staff on yearly budget and operating grant

Accounting Control:

  1. Oversee the processing of accounting information.
  2. Reviews and signs purchase orders to control and monitor cash flow.
  3. Set up and monitor cash handling and inventory procedures for the Box Office and Front of House departments.
  4. Review lessee invoices and billing information to ensure accuracy.
  5. Review time sheets and payroll procedures to ensure accurate payment to employees.
  6. Review daily deposits and ensures appropriate funding in each account.
  7. Approves accruals
  8. Holds weekly department meetings and attends monthly manager’s meetings

Minimum Education and Experience:

College diploma in Accounting or related discipline OR accreditation in a professional accounting program.

At least 5 years experience in a Senior Accounting position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge and interest in the Toronto performing arts industry
  2. Knowledge of standard accounting principles, methods and applications.
  3. Knowledge of computerized information systems such as Word, Excel, and EBMS.
  4. Account balancing and reconciling skills.
  5. Knowledge of finance, accounting budgeting and cost control procedures.
  6. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively.
  8. Knowledge of provincial and federal tax laws.
  9. Ability to set up and maintain financial accounts and ledgers.
  10. Attention to detail.
  11. Ability to train, direct and supervise others in order to ensure proper and established procedures are followed.
  12. Understanding of City of Toronto Financial systems and procedures an asset

This is a full time position; working mainly days but must maintain a flexible schedule to work the occasional evening, weekend or holiday.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, Feb.15, 2011

Please forward resumes, with salary expectations, and cover letter to Ingrid Jones, Human Resources Coordinator; email ijones@stlc.com, fax (416) 947-1387, or mail to 27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4, no later than 5:00PM Tuesday, Feb.15, 2011.

Announcement: Ready to Open the Fourth Floor of the Annex, CSI

CSI is ready to open the fourth floor of the Annex. And this time, we’re doing things a bit differently…

The second and third floors of the CSI Annex are almost complete and we’re now turning our attention to the fourth floor.  We have in mind two experiments: support for larger tenants and a Health & Well-Being Cluster.

Is Bigger Better?

We usually focus on small organizations with a maximum of 4 staff. Now, we’re expanding our spaces and our vision to include offices good for 5-10 staff. We’re looking for some slightly larger tenants to add variety to our already amazing tenant mix.

Working Together for Better Health

We’re also toying with the idea of creating a Health and Well-Being cluster – a space for bodywork, therapy, nutrition, and other disciplines and modalities connected to our overall health. We love the idea of a centre with direct service providers addressing different aspects of personal well-being. After all, social innovation begins within!

Let us know!

Is your organization of 5-10 staff looking for new office space?

Are you a healthcare practitioner looking for a collaborative home base?

Let us know!  New members of the CSI Annex 4th floor have access to all of the facilities and people that make the Centre for Social Innovation the best place to work in Toronto. If you’re curious for more details, email fourthfloor@socialinnovation.ca.

Announcement: Call for All Artists, The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance

Project: The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance is looking for 6 artists of various disciplines to participate in its next Toronto Summit, February 10 and 11, 2011. Every four years, this major regional gathering of leaders from business, labour, academics, non-profit, volunteer and government sectors, come together to consider current challenges and opportunities facing the Toronto region and inspire ground-breaking thinking about how to respond to them. Past outcomes of these summits have led to:

  • Affordable Housing Coalition
  • The Luminato Festival
  • DiverseCity
  • Greening Greater Toronto,

Items on the 2011 agenda are listed below. These are areas artists excel at providing a new perspective and where the creative sector can play a role in helping others to understand our city and envision a better Toronto.

  • Towards a New Model of Economic Cooperation
  • Keeping on Track: Moving The Big Move Forward
  • Housing for Everyone: An Affordable Housing Agenda
  • Labour Markets & Labour Force Readiness
  • Return on Investment: The Value of Diversity in Leadership
  • Youth Engagement: The Pan/ParaPan Am Opportunity
  • Arts & Culture: Vision and Value through New Collaborations
  • Every Place Matters: Investing in Complete Neighbourhoods and Communities
  • Income Security: Collective Responses for a Prosperous Toronto
  • Making Immigration Policy, Economic Growth and Social Development work for the Toronto Region
  • Flourish through Environmental Action and Innovation
  • Economic Cluster Strategy: Matching Capital to Innovation

Availability: Artists must be available 8am – 5pm, February 10 and 11, 2011. Some flexibility may be negotiated.

Event: Organizers are looking for 6 “Artistic Interpreters” to participate in the two-day Summit. Selected artists would take in panel discussions and sit-in on round tables, absorbing the themes, ideas, and discussions, and contributing to the discussion as appropriate. Each artist will be given a small area in the lobby in which to activate and interpret the discussion and inspire new approaches. At various points throughout the day artists will be invited to activate their space. Any artistic discipline that can be created on site and publicly shared is welcomed: visual artists, spoken-word performers, dancers, musicians, photographers,
videographers, etc. Artists are expected to provide all materials they require. On February 10, artists might help us gain a new perspective on the challenges being discussed. On February 11, artists might provide their own unique vision of what Toronto could be.

Benefits: Selected artists will receive a full access pass to participate in the two-day Summit, where attendance is by invitation only. Participants will be able to build networks and share their talents with many of the Toronto region’s leaders in business, labour, academic, government, cultural and not-for-profit sectors. Lunch will be provided on each day. A small honorarium will be discussed.

How to Apply: Please provide the following information electronically by 5:00pm – February 4, 2011, to: artistsatthesummit@yahoo.ca

For more information please visit: Civicaction.ca

Please share this posting with other friends and colleagues who may be interested.
Email address:
Phone number:
Artistic discipline/describe what you do:
Briefly outline your training / artistic experience (200 words):
In your opinion, the biggest challenge facing the GTA:
One idea to make the city a better place:
Optional – please feel free to send web links or attachments of samples of your work:

Announcement: Grant Writing Early Bird Discount, STAF

Have you submitted your TAC & OAC Project Grants and just can’t handle the thought of tackling the upcoming TAC, OAC & CC deadlines? Did you know that STAF (Small Theatre Administrative Facility) offers specialized grant writing services?

STAF will write your grant applications in partnership with you, leaving you more time to concentrate on what matters most – your art.  If all you require is a professional grant review before you submit, we can do that too.  In fact, if you contact us before Monday, February 7th, we’ll give you a 15% early-bird discount on project and / or operating grant writing services.  As grant applications can take anywhere from 12-25 hours, this discount can save you up to $100 per grant application!

STAF is a not-for-profit organization funded by the arts councils, allowing us to provide our administration services to the theatre community at significantly reduced rates.  In fact, we tailor all of our services to fit your budget, so book a free, one-hour consultation to see how we can help you reach your goals.

Our grant writing spaces fill up fast – should you wish to take advantage of this special offer, please contact kate@theatreadmin.com by February 7th, 2011.

Audition: BULLET FOR ADOLF, Woody Harrelson & Children At Play Productions

Woody Harrelson & Children At Play Productions Presents the world premiere of

Almost A Comedy

In association with Marcello Cabezas, Derrick Chua, Corey Ross/Starvox Entertainment & Hart House Theatre

Non Union/ Non Equity Production

Producers Woody Harrelson, Marcello Cabezas, Derrick Chua, Corey Ross/Starvox Entertainment
Director Woody Harrelson
Writers Woody Harrelson & Frankie Hyman
Casting Consultant Millie Tom
Theatre Hart House Theatre – Toronto, Ontario
Audition Dates Prescreens – February 11, 12, 13

Callbacks – February 18, 19, 20

Rehearsal Date Rehearsals between Feb 28 – April 9
Performance Dates April 19 to May 7, 6 shows per week, 8pm Tues to Sat. + Sat 2pm matinee
Key Dates April 11    begin tech week

April 19 & 20  preview nights

April 21    opening night

Rate $500 flat for the duration of the contract
Suggestions Please submit Photo & Resume to casting@bulletforadolf.com .

ONLY shortlisted Candidates will be contacted with audition details.

Actors will be asked to prepare two contemporary contrasting (dramatic & comedic) monologues not to exceed two minutes inclusive for both.

DEADLINE for submissions no later than 5pm EST – Feb. 7, 2011


Synopsis Eight characters come together in the hot Houston summer of 1983 in this comedy about opinions, ideas and friendships.




This is a NON EQUITY/NON-ACTRA/NON UNION production.

“Equity Apprentice” Performers are welcome to submit.


Performers living out of town will be expected to work as local Toronto hire.



Dialect note: No Canadian Accents please.

ZACH – Male

Caucasian.  Early 20’s.  Tall (5’10” to 6’), handsome and charismatic.  Raised in Ohio.  Texas dialect

African-Canadian/African-American/Caribbean.  Late 20’s-Early 30’s Tall (5’10” to 6’), dark & handsome.  A former Hustler.  From NYC (Harlem) for reference.
JACKIE – Female

African-Canadian/African-American/Caribbean.  Early 20’s.  Professional, attractive, straight shooter.  Standard American dialect.
SHAREETA – Female African-Canadian/African-American/Caribbean.  Early 20’s.  Professional but streetwise and analytical. Standard American dialect.
BATINA – Female Caucasian.  18 – 22 years.  Earthy Yoga Beauty.  Standard American dialect
CLINT – Male Caucasian.  Early 20’s.  Average height & build.  Academic type.  Standard US Midwestern dialect.
DAGO-CZECH – Male Caucasian. Mid 20’s – Early 30’s.  Tall (between 6’0 “– 6’2”), lanky, roughish, disheveled, always in a suit.  Dialect: “A white guy who talks back”.  “Longish hair “would be a bonus here.
JURGEN – Male Caucasian.  Mid 50’s.  Blonde/Grey Haired & Blue Eyed.  *Performers of German descent/ true German speakers would be an asset here.  Speaks English with a German accent.


Announcement: 26th Annual GROUNDSWELL FESTIVAL of NEW WORKS by WOMEN, Nightwood Theatre

February 17 – 26, 2011
Admission: Pay-What-You-Can (suggested amount is $10)

At the Tapestry/Nightwood New Work Studio in the Distillery District

This ten-day festival of new works by women features 4 current and exciting plays from our Playwrights Unit and Residencies and 4 scripts fresh from our Write from the Hip* young writers program. This year also features a two-day masterclass in playwriting led by Judith Thompson.

The Groundswell Festival is a nationally recognized forum for the creation and development of theatre by women. The festival boasts impressive alumnae including Morwyn Brebner, Marjorie Chan, Claudia Dey, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Monique Mojica, Sonja Mills and Djanet Sears. This year’s playwrights were selected from over 50 submissions from across the country. Over the season the playwrights received dramaturgical support from Artistic Director Kelly Thornton, Associate Artistic Director, Kelly Straughan and Literary Manager/ Dramaturg Erica Kopyto. The process culminates in a workshop rehearsal and a festival staged reading.

Nightwood’s Write from the Hip program is run by Anna Chatterton, Director of Youth Initiatives (Director of Write-From-The-Hip, Emerging Actor Program and Busting Out) and Audrey Dwyer, Associate Director of Write-From-The-Hip & Emerging Actor Program Coordinator.

The strength of these voices reflects Nightwood Theatre’s ongoing commitment to the development of artistic excellence among Canadian women theatre artists. We are proud to invite you to join us for the 2011 Groundswell Festival of New Works by Women:

  • Thursday February 17, 7:30 pm – The Peace Maker* Natasha Greenblatt
  • Friday February 18, 7:30 pm – The Washing Machine by Radha S Menon
  • Saturday February 19, 7:30 pm – Little Sara aka The Clicking Venus * Meghan Swaby
  • Tuesday February 22, 7:30 pm – Kissy Kissy* Aisha Sasha John
  • Wednesday February 23, 7:30 pm – The Pact by Jayne Collins
  • Thursday February 24, 7:30 pm – Between the Sheets* Jordi Mand
  • Friday February 25, 7:30 pm – The Aftermath by Lisa Codrington
  • Saturday February 26, 7:30 pm – The Happy Woman by Rose Cullis
  • Judith Thompson’s Masterclass in Playwriting runs Sunday February 20 & Monday February 21 from 10-5pm.