This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Other
As a member of the Arts Programming Team the Performing Arts & Community Coordinator acts as the primary liaison between theatre rental clients and the Living Arts Centre. This person is responsible for the overall coordination, contracting and outcome of each event. This person must work closely and communicate effectively with the Centre’s Technical Manager, Technical Coordinator, Box Office Supervisor and Front of House Management before, during, and after performances to ensure successful outcomes and positive relationships are built and maintained with rental clients.
Reporting to the Director of Arts Programs the successful candidate will:
* Coordinate all aspects of each rental event with the client from initial inquiry to post-show follow-up, including collecting information pertaining to ticketing, marketing, front of house, set-up as well as following up with invoicing and billing.
* Respond to arts rental inquiries in a timely manner.
* Negotiate, issue, and implement theatre rental contracts.
* Effectively communicate information regarding the Centre’s contracting policies and procedures.
* Develop and communicate specific show budgets.
* Schedule events within the EBMS booking system and act as the theatre booking contact between internal departments within the Centre.
* Monitor budgets while compiling monthly statistical information relating to theatre rentals.
* Maintain and develop relationships with community arts organizations.
Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience working in the Performance Arts field, a post-secondary degree in Arts/Cultural Management, knowledge of performance production and planning of performing arts events. Key skills that are required are solid customer service experience, strong organization skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), extensive knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and work effectively in a team environment. Experience in Filemaker Pro or equivalent data base program is an asset. Knowledge of Mississauga’s artistic community and cultural organizations is also an asset.
This is a maternity leave contract position. Reporting to the Director of Arts Programs, the successful candidate will be required to work up to 44 hours weekly, with some evenings and weekends required. Start date for the position is mid-February 2010.
Qualified candidates should submit a detailed resume via www.mycitycareer.ca no later than December 30th, 2009. Only those applications which are submitted on-line at www.mycitycareer.ca will be considered for review.
Please note, that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary: To Be Negotiated
Serving as an important resource for the arts, education and business, the Living Arts Centre features over 225,000 square feet of multiple performance venues, studio spaces and exhibition display areas. The two main performing arts venues – Hammerson Hall and The RBC Theatre - are the site for a range of arts, cultural and entertainment events presented by both the Living Arts Centre and community partners.
The Living Arts Centre proudly serves as the performance outlet for dozens of Mississauga arts organizations and community cultural groups, including the Mississauga Choral Society, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and 30 other Community Organizations.