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Deadline: 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

ABOUT PACT

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation, and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work. For more information visit www.pact.ca.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Programs Assistant is an important part of a small team working closely together in service of professional theatres across Canada. This role is responsible for coordinating PACT’s Region & Caucus network (groups that meet regularly based on their shared location or theatre practices), as wells as providing administrative and practical support for PACT’s other learning and networking programs (such as professional development webinars, town hall events, and peer support meetings).

As our Programs Assistant, you will be working with and reporting to the Learning, Networking, & Conference Manager. This a new position and can be shaped with the successful candidate based on their unique skill set.

This is a part-time position (15 hours per week / 0.4 FTE). While PACT’s headquarters are in Toronto, our staff continues to work from home and most of our programs took place online even before the pandemic – so candidates for this position can be based anywhere in Canada where reliable high-speed internet is available. The schedule is flexible, but does require some consistent availability during peak hours for programming (weekdays from 1pm to 4pm ET). Extra hours may be available during certain major events, such as PACT’s annual conference.

PACT strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment where each staff member can have a voice and be heard. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, and beliefs. We encourage applications from candidates of Indigenous and diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals who identify as having a disability. Please contact us if you require any accommodations or supports for the application process.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Liaising with PACT’s Region & Caucus Representatives to schedule and arrange their meetings
  • Connecting with the Region & Caucus Directors on the PACT Board to ensure their vision is implemented in line with our strategic plan
  • Maintaining and updating Region & Caucus contact lists to ensure all members receive notice of meetings
  • Attending online Region & Caucus meetings, conveying information to members, and reporting back to PACT staff
  • Working with the Learning, Networking, & Conference Manager to develop, curate, and execute PACT’s learning & networking programs
  • Providing technical and logistic support for online events as needed, including occasional hosting duties
  • Building and updating event pages on PACT’s website and other platforms
  • Coordinating with PACT’s communications team to promote learning & networking events in emails and on social media
  • Performing occasional research and other duties as needed by the Executive Director, Learning, Networking, & Conference Manager, or Labour Relations Manager
  • Supporting PACT’s annual conference and other major events as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least one (1) year experience working in a programming, education, outreach, or similar role, ideally in a non-profit environment. Experience with a professional theatre company, arts service organization, or membership organization is an asset.
  • Proficiency and confidence with Zoom or other online videoconference platforms, including set-up and hosting of meetings. Familiarity with platforms such as WordPress, Sumac, Constant Contact, and Eventbrite is an asset.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills such as attention to detail, ability to create a safe and welcoming space, and tact when dealing with confidential information and challenging conversations.
  • Training or experience with equity, diversity, accessibility, and anti-oppression principles or practices is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the work and practices of professional theatre companies in Canada (particularly outside of Toronto) is an asset.
  • Experience with facilitating public events (either in person or online) is an asset.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should email a résumé and cover letter in a single pdf to Zachary Moull, Learning, Networking, & Conference Manager, at zacharym@pact.ca. Please include “Programs Assistant” in the subject line.

TIMELINE
The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021.

COMPENSATION
This is a part-time position at 15 hours per week, with a salary range of $17,000 to $18,500 ($21.80 to $23.70 per hour). If the program assistant takes on extra hours to support major events, they will receive additional compensation based on the hourly rate.

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