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Drama School Coordinator

Drama School Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Toronto
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: $34,000 - $37,000

Website YPTToronto Young People's Theatre

Learning is at the centre of everything we do.

Young People’s Theatre (YPT), in its 56th Season in 2021.22, is Canada’s largest professional theatre for young audiences. When running at capacity, in a non-pandemic year, we typically produce and present an eight-play season with an audience of approximately 85,000+. Housed in a renovated historical venue in downtown Toronto, YPT works on a 458-seat Mainstage and a 115-seat Studio, as well as operating a year-round Drama School in four locations. Its operating budget is approximately $5 million. The family-friendly employee culture at YPT (given that hours are primarily day time) encourages ingenuity, team-work and an atmosphere of learning. YPT’s artistic policy focuses on arts and education – in fact, learning is at the centre of everything we do.

YPT is currently searching for a candidate to fill the position of Drama School Coordinator, reporting to the Drama School Director. This is a full-time position. A typical work week for this position is Wednesday to Sunday. Please note that during the current public health crisis, most staff are working from home, with some in-person work as needed. As soon as the Toronto Public Health and appropriate government agencies deem it safe to do so, the position will resume its regular location at the theatre offices. Please note that proof of vaccination is required for this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting with the administration of all Drama School programs, both online and in-person.
  • Assessing marketing needs and timelines, coordinating marketing materials.
  • Supporting the planning, development and execution of all Drama School programming.
  • Acting as an onsite representative at all Drama School locations across the GTA as well as online.
  • Communicating with Drama School students and their families.
  • Liaising with Drama School faculty and YPT staff.
  • Facilitating or assisting in classes as required.
  • Working to further develop our programs for children four years and under.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Minimum three years related experience in an arts setting.
  • Experience teaching and working with children.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent people skills; comfort with and experience in meeting people from all walks of life.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with design software such as PhotoShop, InDesign and/or Adobe Pro an asset.
  • Administrative experience in a school environment an asset.
  • Resource, project and budget management experience an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license an asset.
  • Weekend work required.

In accordance with YPT’s policy, as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to pass a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Screening Check. Young People’s Theatre is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that strongly supports and values diversity and fosters an equitable and inclusive work environment which includes accommodation. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome, and people with disabilities and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email resumes and cover letters in one file to:

search@youngpeoplestheatre.org

Applications for consideration must be received by December 9, 2021, 10am.
Please quote “DS Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

YPT thanks all who apply but will respond only to those selected for an interview.

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