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Development Department

Full-time Contract Position: November, 2021 to January 31, 2022 (3 months)

The Administrative Assistant reports to the Associate Director, Development and works closely with all Development department staff.

The position is responsible for providing a wide range of service support for the Department.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

·       Strong organizational skills and time management;

·       Attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality when dealing with patron’s information;

·       Ability to work with others on the Development Team as well as self-directed;

·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written);

·       A professional demeanor and experience/ability in dealing with discerning patrons;

·       Experience in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Adobe and Tessitura ideally;

·       An appreciation for the arts and for theatre.

Primary duties will be:

·       Assisting with seating maps for patrons who have purchased tickets but require seating;

·       Assisting with the provision of service and hospitality to donors during intermission – Members Terrace and/or the Governors Council Lounge;

·       Assisting with Seat Notes and associated tracking reports;

·       Maintaining and updating donor records in Tessitura;

·       Assist with tax receipts and membership cards.

Secondary duties include:

·       Assisting with preparation for special events, including Openings, as required;

·       Assist with gift processing;

·       Providing administrative support to the Associate Director of Development, including assisting with general department correspondence;

·       Other duties as required.

Hours of Work:

·       The basic work week will total 35 hours, on site at Shaw Festival

·       Sunday – Thursday

Salary range:  $33,000 – $36,000

Please submit your cover letter and resume prior to October 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm to:

Shaw Festival Theatre

Attention: Director Human Resources


We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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