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MT Space
Kitchener, ON

Festival Producer's Assistant

The Assistant to the Festival Producer will work one-on-one with the IMPACT 17 Festival Producer to assist with all logistics, marketing, and production planning for the festival.

Responsibilities will include:
• Assisting in all logistics planning for the festival including special events, hospitality coordination, production planning and coordinating travel and accommodation for guests
• Representing the Producer and Festival at pre-Festival meetings and events
• Assisting with volunteer recruitment and coordination
• Liaising with artists and guests participating in the Festival and conference
• Taking on duties associated with logistics and festival production as determined by the Festival Producer
• Helping to implement various sales strategies and fundraising initiatives, including promotion at local events and festivals
• Assisting with Front of House and box office coordination including updating ticketscene listings, reserving tickets, and communicating with patrons
• Attending weekly staff meetings
• Working with the Marketing Manager to assist in creating and implementing a marketing and public relations plan and editorial calendar for the IMPACT 17 festival and 2017/2018 season
• Researching, recommending, and implementing audience engagement and development strategies
• Updating and developing internal marketing resources (contact lists, press kits, distribution lists, etc.)
• Updating and maintaining website and festival app
• Creating content for e-newsletters, website updates, blog posts, etc.
• Updating free listings
• Assisting in the creation of marketing and promotional materials
• Communicating with printing companies to obtain competitive quotes
• Helping to build and maintain relations with media partners
• Overseeing the distribution of promotional materials
• Managing all social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram
• Generating engaging written content as well as photos and other images, scheduling, and posting social media updates
• Working to increase social media followers and overall engagement
• Engaging with social media audiences through replies, retweets, etc.
• Using Hootsuite and other tools to manage online communications and collect data on growth and engagement
• Developing an optimal posting schedule based on web traffic and audience engagement, and following the editorial calendar
• Live-tweeting, live-streaming, and other forms of online engagement during events
• Oversee social media accounts’ layouts

• Proficiency in English (other languages an asset)
• Excellent verbal & written communication
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google docs
• Leadership and the ability to be self-motivated and directed while working in a team environment
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong work ethic and sense of initiative
• A familiarity with theatre and the contemporary performing arts generally is an asset, as is previous experience or education in related fields
• An understanding of cultural pluralism and intercultural relationships is an asset

Desired level of education: 

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program. In order to be eligible for this position, applicants MUST:

• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and,
• be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Amanda Lowry, General Manager


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Additional Details

Category: Performing Arts
MT Space
141 Whitney Place
Kitchener, ON, CA
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Posted: May 11, 2017
Closing: May 25, 2017
Type: Contract
Experience: Entry Level
Compensation: $11.40/hr x 30 hrs/week

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