Western Canada Theatre (WCT) is hiring a Development & Administrative Assistant to work with our dynamic fund development, venue services and administrative teams.
The successful candidate will collaborate on fundraising communications, donor stewardship, and fundraising events in support of WCT’s fund development objectives; coordinate external bookings for our rental venues; and support the effective operation of our administrative office.
Skills & Experience:
· An interest & enthusiasm for Western Canada Theatre, for theatre & the live performing arts
· Excellent Communication skills – verbal and written – being a “people person”
· Organizational skills – well-organized, good attention to detail
· Prior administrative experience – may include drafting correspondence & contracts, meeting minutes, supply ordering, generating invoices & managing receipts
· Adaptable, flexible, and able to think on your feet
· Customer service – enjoy building relationships with clients & customers
· Problem solving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
· Computer skills – use of Microsoft Word, Excel, databases, data entry & processing orders
· Class 5 Driver’s License (required) – with access to a personal vehicle (an asset)
· Fundraising experience – working with clients, or in a fundraising environment (an asset)
· Office 365 – prior administrator, or Sharepoint management experience (an asset)
· This role is full-time, term position, at 40-hours per week, largely based during office hours, but with some evening or weekend work expected.
· The position starts on September 20, 2021 (with flexibility) and continues through to June 24, 2022, with a strong possibility of renewal to an ongoing position following a performance review.
· This role based in Kamloops, BC, and a residency within the Kamloops community is required. The role is based in our Pavilion Theatre admin office in an in-person work environment.
· The salary range is between $37,440 and $41,600 (annually).
· WCT has a generous benefits package that includes extended health, paid vacation, time off during the holiday season, and a flexible work schedule.
· New hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment and may be required to provide WCT with proof of vaccination upon request.
· Employment is conditional on the successful completion of a police information check.
· Due to the volume of submissions, we thank all who express interest in this position; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and references. Please clearly identify how you meet the skills & experience outlined above, how this role fits with your career arc, and your salary expectations. Please send, as one attachment, by Monday, September 6, 2021, to:
Evan Klassen, Managing Director
Western Canada Theatre tells our stories on the traditional & unceded territory of Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, whose people are the traditional stewards of this land.
Since 1975, Western Canada Theatre has been producing innovative, entertaining, and educational theatre for audiences in Kamloops, throughout BC’s Southern Interior, and across Canada. We have grown into one of the largest producing theatres in BC and have had a remarkable impact on the national theatre landscape: producing premieres of important new Canadian and Indigenous work, training some of Canada’s finest theatre professionals, and showcasing our work and our artists across the country through touring and co-productions. We manage & operate the 700-seat Sagebrush Theatre, the 150-seat flexible configuration Pavilion Theatre, as well as our producing shops, storage & touring operations. For more information, please visit us at wctlive.ca
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Western Canada Theatre is committed to diversity in the workplace and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply, and to self-identify if they so choose. We hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability (though our office is currently on a second floor, and as such not wheelchair accessible). We are a parent-friendly workplace, with several parents on staff. We invite anyone with access needs or requiring accommodation in the application process to contact the Managing Director.
Safe & Respectful Workplace Statement
Western Canada Theatre is committed to the creation of a respectful work environment and supports those who have experienced or witnessed toxic behaviours. We stand up against behaviour that undermines the dignity or self- esteem of any individual, or which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. We invite all our Artists and Staff to partner with us in speaking up against harassment and standing together in addressing problems when they arise.
Kamloops is our home and is a great place to live and work. We offer you the opportunity to thrive in a city that boasts a reasonable cost of living, gorgeous terrain, active lifestyle, and, of course, the sunny weather of BC’s Southern Interior. For more information, visit Kamloops.ca