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Posted by The Kick & Push Festival (Kingston Theatre Alliance)

Job Description / Duties

$20-$25 per hour, dependent on final job details and experience.

Hours & Dates:
Starting late May. Part-time in late May and June, ability to work remotely. Increasing to full-time July & August, requires being on-site in Kingston. Part-time early September for wrap-up, ability to work remotely. Evenings and weekends are required during the festival dates.

Position Summary:
The Associate Producer will report to the Artistic Producer, and work alongside senior staff to ensure the successful execution of The Kick & Push Festival. This role can be done in a remote or hybrid work environment until the festival start in July, at which point the role requires being on-site in Kingston, ON until the completion of the Festival in late August.

Key Relationships:

  • Contact with artists, venues, sponsors, and other partners.
  • Reports to the Artistic Producer.
  • Constant contact with other staff positions.


  • Managing relationships with sponsors, partners, and visiting artists.
  • Collaborates on the writing of the final grant reports required for the 2024 season in conjunction with the Artistic Producer and Festival Administrator.
  • Assists with development of donor & sponsorship opportunities.
  • Assists the Artistic Producer with the processing of artist contracts and facility rentals.
  • Works with the Marketing Director, Festival Production Manager(s) and – Board Members to ensure a master list of sponsors, volunteers and participants is kept up to date.
  • Assisting the Artistic Producer with the sourcing and managing accommodations as needed for the festival as well as meeting the needs of all contracted artists.
  • Assists the Artistic Producer with Liaison with the major partners of the K&P / KTA after the partnership agreements have been signed, ensuring completion of deliverables and strengthening of relationships on both ends.
  • Assisting in grant writing and seeking new funding opportunities.
  • Attending biweekly in-person meetings with festival stakeholders.
  • Participating in regular online team meetings in advance of and during the festival.
  • Contributing to the overall success of the festival by accomplishing related tasks as needed.


The ideal candidate will possess experience in producing, particularly in regards to arts festivals, strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, a willingness to take on diverse tasks, proficiency in GSuite systems, ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs, and availability to work evenings and weekends when required. A valid Ontario G Driver’s License, a vehicle, boating license, and fluency in French are considered advantageous.

Application Information

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line format “2024 Job Title – Applicant Name” e.g. “2024 Associate Producer – Jane Doe”

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The Kingston Theatre Alliance is an umbrella organization that serves to support artist organizations and individual artists within the Southeastern Ontario region. 

Equity and supporting LGBTQIA2S+ and IBPOC art, and art by persons with disabilities and/or who are neurodivergent is very important to the KTA. We encourage applications from IBPOC individuals, people with disabilities, and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender expressions/identities.

The KTA is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible application process. If we can assist you in your application and answer questions about the position or the Festival, please reach out to

Festival Description

The Kick & Push Festival is an annual innovative performance festival run by the Kingston Theatre Alliance that takes place in Kingston, Ontario. It is a professionally run 28-day festival featuring award-winning Canadian performers and original, internationally award-winning work across alternative and traditional venues in Kingston. Entering its 10th season, this year’s happenings include puppets, live music, performer-led walking tours, as well as the Cedar Island Indigenous Artists Residency and the return of the TK Fringe Festival.

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