Job Posting: Community Engagement Manager, Burlington Performing Arts Centre


Beautifully situated in the heart of Southern Ontario, between the waterfront of Lake Ontario and the serene beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, the City of Burlington’s 160,000+ residents make up one of Ontario’s fastest growing and prosperous communities. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located at the corner of Elgin and Locust streets in downtown Burlington.

The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for working with the Burlington artistic community to develop and enhance community based programming at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre as well as manage all rental clients and contracts. Under the leadership and guidance of the Executive Director, the Community Engagement Manager is responsible for developing community relationships in order to facilitate future partnerships with the local arts community, to build audiences for various arts forms, and help build operational capacity for local arts organizations. The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for developing performance series of local artists in music, theatre and dance for performances in the theatres, lobby and Plaza. The Community Engagement Manager is also responsible for the solicitation, contracting and customer service of all rental clients.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in the performing arts and arts administration. Ideally, she/he will have experience working in a performing arts environment and will have knowledge of contract management. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and administration skills, along with computer skills including database development.

This work requires knowledge of the performing arts and preferably knowledge of the local Burlington/Hamilton performing arts communities. Experience organizing and contracting performers, as well as community engagement strategies. A comprehensive knowledge of theatre operations, with a demonstrated strength in event management and sales. Some technical knowledge of the theatre and industry standards. Incumbent must have good working knowledge of budgeting and revenue expenditure management and a thorough understanding of sales as it relates to the operation of a performing arts centre. This position requires some proficiency with software, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and facility scheduling software.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in Arts Administration or commensurate arts experience. The candidate must have a minimum of three years of experience working in arts administration. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.

80 Hours over a two week time period. This position requires evening and weekend hours.

SALARY RANGE $45,000 – $55,000 plus generous benefits

PLEASE SUBMIT covering letter and curriculum vitae as follows:

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by Friday, September 19, 2014.

Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.