Strathcona County
Sherwood Park, AB

Performing Arts Assistant – Festival Place

The Performing Arts Assistant provides support for performers and the Artistic Director/Facility Supervisor at Festival Place. This position is responsible for gathering background information about performers, creating website and promotional information and ensuring artists’ hospitality.


  • Prepare artists contracts for the purpose of ensuring contract is complete, accurate and meets expectations of the Artistic Director/Facility Supervisor and Festival Place
  • Maintain the venue database including customer preferences and Festival Place Rewards Program; provides periodic email distributions; manages Excel spreadsheets to monitor monthly Presenters Series performances
  • Maintain contact with, and documents the booked of artists, including all accommodation, transportation, hospitality and local arrangements
  • Collaboratively develops content and first drafts for posters, website, print materials and secures photographs
  • Research upcoming performing artists; writes and uploads website content for promotional purposes
  • Prepare documentation to support artist appearances including contracts for all artists and the activities associated with their appearance
  • Maintain excellent public relations when responding to telephone and in person inquiries and information for Festival Place and other Recreation Parks and Culture programs
  • Perform general office activities and other duties as assigned to support the success of Festival Place
  • Ensure positive working relationships with contacts to facilitate ongoing business
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director and Festival Place public relations, graphics and marketing counsel to develop print, radio, T.V. and social networking opportunities

Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as well as outstanding interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritize, complete multiple tasks concurrently and handle a high volume of work while ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and deadlines are met
  • A self-starter with a high level of creativity and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, manage a variety of interests and balance stress and pressure
  • Attentive listener with skills to accurately implement specific instructions


  • High school diploma and a minimum of two years’ experience in a performing arts or related environment
  • Completion of an arts administration program or bachelor’s degree in an applicable field is an asset
  • Strong interest and/or practical experience in performing arts
  • Knowledge of CLASS registration/booking software as well as Word and Excel and ticketing software system would be an asset
  • Ability to lift, handle and transport equipment
  • Some physical activity required including lifting, handling/transporting equipment etc.
  • Flexible schedule required to meet job objectives

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits

In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #201-2019-EXT-RPC closes July 07, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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Additional Details

Category: Performing Arts
Strathcona County
T8A 3W7
Sherwood Park, AB, CA
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Posted: Jun 24, 2019
Deadline: OPEN
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