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Burlington Performing Arts Centre

 

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Position: Development Manager

 

Situated in the heart of Southern Ontario, between the waterfront of Lake Ontario and the serene beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, the City of Burlington’s 175,000 residents make up one of Ontario’s fastest growing communities.  The Burlington Performing Arts Centre provides an excellent venue to showcase the world’s top talent and provides a gathering place for the community of Burlington and surrounding areas.  The Centre also hosts conferences and community events. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located at the corner of Elgin and Locust streets in downtown Burlington.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the overall fundraising strategic plan, cultivating prosperous relationships and soliciting major gifts.  Develop and implement strategies to achieve outcomes in sponsorship, individual donations and memberships, seat dedication, endowment campaigns, fund raising events, and granting opportunities. Achieve annual development targets and exercise fiscal responsibility with fundraising budget.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Deliverables)

·         Develop fund development strategies in consultation with the Executive Director to support The Centre’s overall business strategies and direction. 

·         Increase revenue streams and implement a long-term development strategy that will maximize operational revenue, enhance sponsorship opportunities and secure new grant revenue sources

·         Maintain and nurture the long term relationship of the Capital Campaign donors

·         Develop, implement and manage fundraising strategies to expand, and retain individual memberships and donations, special events, and stewardship.

·         Research new and manage current grant opportunities, including submissions and reporting.

·        Collaborate with the Board of Directors on fund development activities.

·        Develop and implement grass root fund development strategic relationships and initiatives to engage the community to secure and maintain clients.

·         Generate and monitor sponsorships according to financial objectives.  Develop new partnership/sponsorship opportunities with businesses, retailers and restaurants.  Prepare proposals and work with the Marketing team to ensure sponsor/donor/member recognition

·         Manage development databases and maintain communication with stakeholders. 

·         Achieve the annual revenue budget targets and exercise fiscal responsibility with development budget

·       Contribute to the Management Team to promote and implement the strategic objectives of the organization

·        Manage the planning and coordination of special events including the annual season launch and special events.

·        Promote The Centre’s profile and offerings and contribute to the Centre’s outstanding reputation

 

PROFILE:

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is looking for a dynamic professional with an extensive fundraising background in the performing arts, who demonstrates a high level of experience and understanding of all facets of audience development and donor relations.  The Incumbent will possess enthusiasm, efficiency and an entrepreneurial spirit and be a creative thinker and a strong team player.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in arts fundraising, marketing or completion of Arts and Cultural Management program. Minimum five (5) years experience in fundraising in an arts discipline. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.  Strong relationship building and confident solicitation skills are important.

HOURS OF WORK:

Standard hours of work will be 35 hours per week.  There will be requirements to work flex time with evening and weekend work, or as required by the Executive Director.

 

SALARY RANGE:

Commensurate with experience. In addition there is a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT covering letter and curriculum vitae as follows:

Electronically:       bpacjobs@burlington.ca         Reference Development Manager in the subject line.    

Fax:                         905-681-6002

Mail:                       440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7

No phone calls please

 

 

CLOSING DATE:   

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15th, 2017. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

Position: Director of Operations

 

Situated in the heart of Southern Ontario, between the waterfront of Lake Ontario and the serene beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, the City of Burlington’s 175,000 residents make up one of Ontario’s fastest growing communities.  The Burlington Performing Arts Centre provides an excellent venue to showcase the world’s top talent and provides a gathering place for the community of Burlington and surrounding areas.  The Centre also hosts conferences and community events, and aims to be the cultural hub of Burlington and surrounding communities.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting directly to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Operations is a member of the Centre’s senior management team and is responsible for rentals, building and production management of The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s facilities and all of its activities.  The position supports the Executive Director with overall management of the general operations of the Centre, including planning, budgeting, monitoring and scheduling of all rental business, facility operations and maintenance activities as well as leadership and oversight of the production and front of house teams, ensuring the delivery of smooth operations. 

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Deliverables)

·         Manages all aspects of facility operations, including capital upgrades and purchases, renovation, maintenance and repairs, custodial scheduling and building security.

·         Responsible for the leadership of the Front of House and Technical Services departments

·        Responsible for the development, negotiation and management of all rental contracts

·         Working closely with the Technical Supervisor, plan and implement the technical operations of the Centre, including facility rentals, Season programming, production operations and equipment maintenance

·         Creates, oversees and implements budgets for rental activity, facility maintenance, capital purchases and technical production, ensuring annual targets are met and overall fiscal responsibility

·         Develop and maintain policy and procedure manuals related to all health and safety, technical and production matters related to the Centre

·        Supervise staff, including employee selection, scheduling, development, coaching, discipline and termination

·         Ensure adherence to policies and procedures as well as compliance with all regulations, other relevant legislation, and internal controls

·         Negotiate with external service providers and suppliers as required

·         Develop and maintain effective relationships with rental clients, artists, managers and the Centre’s staff to deliver smooth and superior venue operations

·         In collaboration with the Executive Director, manage and develop operational and capital budgets and forecasts to support strategic needs and operational requirements

·         Responsible for workplace health and safety including performing inspections, conducting safety information sessions and ensuring safe practices by all staff, investigating incidents

·         Prepare written reports and financial statements, as well as rental contracts and estimates

·         Liaise with City of Burlington staff, public officials, granting bodies and community organizations

·         Acts as the Executive Director’s ‘second-in-command’, exercising loyalty and excellent judgment at all times, assuming temporary responsibility of entire operations during Executive Director’s absence

 

PROFILE:

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is looking for a dynamic professional with event and facility management experience, as well as extensive experience in the operations of a performing arts centre.  Must have strong financial skills, including budgeting and forecasting; good working knowledge of facility equipment, maintenance and technical production and strong supervisory and leadership skills.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in theatre, production or events management. Minimum seven (7) years experience in the operation of a professional performing arts centre.  Technical theatre and production experience is preferred.  Motivated individual with proven initiative and excellent time and project management skills. A strong team-player with well-developed coaching, supervisory and senior leadership skills.  Sound knowledge of facility equipment and maintenance as well as health and safety best practices.  Working knowledge of sound, lighting and rigging practices would be considered an asset.  Loyalty, integrity and a commitment to client satisfaction required.

HOURS OF WORK:

Standard hours of work will be 40 hours per week.  There will be requirements to work flex time with evening and weekend work, or as required by the Executive Director.

 

SALARY RANGE:

Commensurate with experience. In addition there is a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT covering letter and curriculum vitae as follows:

Electronically:       bpacjobs@burlington.ca         Reference Director of Operations in the subject line.    

Fax:                         905-681-6002

Mail:                       440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7

No phone calls please

 

CLOSING DATE:   

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15th, 2017. Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

Position: Dance Outreach Coordinator 
                 (1 Year Contract)

 

Ontario Dances seeks to have more live dance performances in Ontario communities and more people engaged, interested and invested in dance at a local level in our province.  This program aims to increase the range and diversity of dance available to communities in Ontario outside of Toronto.  From dance classes and workshops to the presentation of dance work from leading Ontario-based professional choreographers, Ontario Dances will offer the public and professionals alike the opportunity to participate in dance at all levels.  Ontario Dances aims to support excellence, regional activity, linguistic and cultural diversity and Aboriginal and Franco-Ontarian identity.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Reporting directly to the Education Outreach Coordinator, the Dance Outreach Coordinator is responsible for increasing the public’s awareness, appreciation and participation in dance through The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s Ontario Dances arts education / learning programs.  This position will develop relationships and work with the dance community, schools / educational community as well as the general community at large to promote the Centre’s dance programming and community outreach events.  This position also develops workshops,  gathers statistics, writes reports and makes dance presentations to schools and organizations.

PROFILE:

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in dance, the performing arts and arts administration.  Ideally, she/he will have experience working in a performing arts environment and will have knowledge of the Ontario dance landscape and arts education.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication and administration skills, along with computer skills including database management.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will have, or be working towards, a certification or degree in dance.  Experience in outreach programs for young audiences would be an asset. The candidate must have relationships within the local dance community and should have experience working in arts administration.  Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.  Must be able to work independently and without supervision, as this position works off-site for the majority of the time.

 

HOURS OF WORK:

This position is a one year contract position.  Hours of work are flexible and dependant upon dance activity at the Centre, averaging approximately 25-30 hours per month over 8 months (May through August is typically quiet).

 

SALARY: 

$5K for a one-year contract to be paid in 8 installments of $625, Jan-Apr and Sept-Dec.

This position is funded by the Ontario Arts Council’s Ontario Dances program.

 

 

PLEASE SUBMIT covering letter and curriculum vitae as follows:

Electronically:       bpac@burlington.ca

Fax:                         905-681-6002

Mail:                       440 Locust Street

                                Burlington, ON  L7S 1T7

 

CLOSING DATE:    Applications must be received by Friday, December 28th, 2017

 

                                Only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted

 

 

Part Time - Theatre Technician

This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment and/or testing.

Job Designation: Part-Time Theatre Technician

Deptartment: Technical Services

Compensation: $19.60 / hour

Duration: Part-time with a minium guarantee of 96 hours averaged over four weeks

Start Date: On or about Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (To Be Determined)

End Date: Friday, June 30, 2017 

Job Responsibilities: To provide technical support for live events and equipment preventative maintenance at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Specific Duties may include:

  • Setting up and operating lighting, audio, video systems for events at the BPAC
  • Loading and unloading of trucks
  • Assembly and setup of staging systems
  • General cleaning and maintenance on technical equipment and facilities.
  • Hanging, cabling, and focusing theatrical lighting
  • Operation of follow spotlights
  • Operation of Strand Light Palette lighting consoles
  • Operation of Digico (SD8, SD9, SD11), Yamaha LS9 digital audio consoles and small assortment of small analogue audio consoles.
  • Operation of a single purchase counterweight fly system
  • Painting of the stage floor and other equipment
  • Some basic building maintenance as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Qualifications/Skills:

The successful candidate shall have completed a Diploma or Degree program at a  College or University in Technical Theatre.  Experience working in a roadhouse environment is an asset.

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • A demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • The ability to work under pressure to strict time lines
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Basic experience with stage carpentry.
  • Working knowledge of Computerized Lighting Consoles. (Strand Light Palette)
  • Working Knowledge of Digital Audio Consoles.  (Digico)
  • Fall Protection and Lift Certification (vertical mast lift and electric scissor Lift) are an asset.
  • Standard First Aid certification is an asset.
  • G-class Driver’s License is an asset.

 

Please send resumes to bpacjobs@burlington.ca

***Applications due 5pm Tuesday August 9, 2016***

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.