This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
This is a unique opportunity for a motivated, innovative but precise individual who is passionate and knowledgeable about the performing arts to be part of the production team in this fantastic venue.
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Programming and Production Assistant will provide administrative, logistical and production support to the Programming Team (Artistic Director and Community Programming Director), will work closely with the Technical Director; and, will support the Marketing and Development Coordinator in maximizing attendance at YAC events
This position offers flexible hours, group insurance plan and RRSP contributions. In addition you will be located in one of the most beautiful place in Canada with ready access to hiking and biking trails, hundreds of kilometers of cross country ski trails, downhill skiing, canoeing and kayaking. This is a full time, one year, term, Public Service Alliance of Canada position with a starting wage of $18.84 per hour.
The key responsibilities of the Programming and Production Assistant are:
• Assisting the Artistic Director in the engagement and contracting of artists
• Assisting the Technical Director and the Artistic Director in coordinating YAC presentations and, occasionally, those of other presenters.
• Providing clear and timely communications between programming/production and the Marketing Coordinator, Box Office, Front of House, and crew.
• Assisting the Artistic Director and Community Programming Director in maximizing the impact of visiting artists on the community.
• Ensuring timely and effective internal communications
• Preparing grant applications and reports and other documents.
• Assisting with marketing YAC presentations
The Programming and Production Assistant acts as liaison between the Programming team and the rest of the organization. Regular communication with staff, and accurate, up-to-date record keeping and report generation are essential functions of this position.
Applicants should have a minimum of a college diploma or university degree in theatre production or management (or other performing arts-related experience); accomplished written and spoken English is essential and knowledge of French would be useful.
The work is challenging and requires excellent time management and the ability to maximize the impact of the available resources Considerable computer literacy and the ability to use Microsoft Office under both the Windows OS and the Mac OS are required. And, a familiarity with social media and a working knowledge of FileMaker Pro will also be beneficial.
This is a full time position and requires a willingness to work flexible hours as dictated by the needs of the job. Evening and weekend work will be necessary. A valid driver’s licence is required.
Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to prepare a short written document on an assigned topic and present an oral presentation based on that document.
A detailed position description is available upon request.
Salary: $18.84 per hour starting
To apply, please forward your resume in confidence to: (Electronic submissions are preferred, please ensure that your name is included in the file name of any attached documents)
Yukon Arts Centre
or by mail to
Deadline for application: 17:00 on 12 August 2016
We thank all interested applicants in advance, but will only be contacting those selected for an interview.
The Yukon Arts Centre is a not for profit charitable organization that is dedicated to the development of the arts as an important cultural, social and economic force in the Yukon. The Yukon Arts Centre consists of: a 428 seat proscenium arch theatre, a 50 seat studio theatre, Public Art Gallery, a Youth Gallery and a Community Gallery. In addition, YAC operates the Old Fire Hall, a flexible downtown venue and in the summer programmes a Wharf. The Yukon Arts Centre is located on a bluff overlooking the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. (www.yukonartscentre.com)