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JOB: b current Performing Arts – Summer Programming Assistant

In Jobs on June 28, 2011 by danceumbrella

This is a 6-week contract, 30 hours per week

Compensation: $307.50 per week

Start date: Monday, July 18   End Date: Friday, August 26

Must be available weekdays and for some evening and weekend activities

This position seeks to: Support the activities related to our Summer aRts Program.  Applicants must have High School diploma or some College/University studies. Must be returning to school in September 2011.

Essential Skills:
Experience with Performing Arts work and interest in developing administrative skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications as well as social media
Relating easily to people of diverse backgrounds
A capacity to work independently with minimum supervision
Can take initiative while working collaboratively
Highly organized and flexible
Ability to represent b current appropriately to a wide variety of audiences
Must be cordial, helpful, open, and able to offer feedback with a view to positively furthering the work.

Send a short cover letter and resume as your application to:

b current Performing Arts

Studio 251, 601 Christie Street

Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

or  Fax: 416-533-1560

or  Email: submissions@bcurrent.ca

Deadline:             Wednesday, July 6 @ 5:00 p.m.

Thank you for your interest. Only potential candidates will be contacted.

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Qualifications:

High school diploma or College/University studies. Must be returning to school in September 2011. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications as well as social media is required.

Relate easily to people of diverse backgrounds. Have a capacity to work independently with minimum supervision and to take initiative while working collaboratively. Good presentation skills; highly organized and flexible. An ability to represent b current appropriately to a wide variety of community people and audiences; cordial, helpful, open with an ability to offer feedback with a view to positively furthering company work.

This position seeks to: Support the activities related to the company’s Summer aRts Program

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assist the Artistic Director or Programming Coordinator with implementing and carrying out the objectives of the Summer aRts Program thru:

• Consultation, orientation, and planning of work for the program with the Artistic

Director and Staff/Team;

• Outreaching to potential youth participants for the program; using outlets in schools, libraries, community centres, online communities, etc., by generating copy for outreach materials; distributing, logging/updating materials and contacts and registering participants for the Program;

• Arrange logistics for workshops, trips, performances as per schedule including attendance, ticket distribution, hospitality and transportation, venues and other resources for participants and facilitators;

• Be an on-site liaise for facilitators and participants at program venues (school,

neighbourhood, trip and performance venues including generating and posting necessary signage;

• Work with the program facilitators to track feedback, participant attendance, and maintain participants’ files with information on work progress, special needs, allergies and other concerns.

• Assume any additional tasks related to the program as needed and or assigned

by the Programming Coordinator or other Staff/Team.

2. Assist with food coordination for all Summer aRts program activities and any other b current summer events.

3. Assist in building and maintaining company relationship with potential and existing community partners [such as Nia Centre, Earlscourt Community Centre, Rexdale Boys & Girls Club, ArtStarts, & Toronto Community Housing in different neighbourhoods]

4. Assist with company’s outreach by being a representative & ‘face’ at all events related to b current work, including distributing promotional material/posters and flyers.

5. Development of social media campaigns primarily with face book and twitter

6. Provide planning, logistics and implementation support for b current summer events

7. Assist in set up/run/strike for various events

8. Assist with volunteer recruitment and coordination for the various events

9. Maintain a volunteer tracking system, to record hours and participation

10. Perform Front of House duties (ushering & box office), as needed

11. Ensure all events are documented [photographed and videotaped as required]

12. Provide administrative support in office (telephone, filing, office/studio clean up)

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