King Lear
Benedict Campbell, Scott Bellis in King Lear Trudie Lee
Employment Opportunities updated as of October 5th, 2017.

Director of Development

Theatre Calgary is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful team player who thrives in a fast-paced, hands-on, creative environment to be its new Director of Development.

Reporting to the Executive Director and supported by a dynamic department of five, primary responsibilities of this role include: advancement of fund development strategies, building the company’s contributed revenue base, and, in partnership with the Executive Director, the cultivating and stewarding of relationships with key stakeholders, including community, foundation, business leaders, our Board of Directors and our general patron base.

The ideal candidate would be an optimistic and generous individual skilled in connecting people to their passion. The right person feels comfortable working in a creative environment and has experience with: strategic planning, corporate acquisition and renewal, individual major gifts, legacy giving, and fund-raising communications, in addition to managing teams, campaigns and executive oversight of special events.

Key Activities and Responsibilities
Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
•    Developing and implementing an annual fund development and sponsorship plan, with related strategies for Theatre Calgary that involves corporate and individual giving, sponsorships, gala fundraisers and foundation grants;
•    Researching, planning, implementing and directing the activities of the development department towards the goal of maximizing overall net contributed revenues;
•    Enhancing the profile of the Theatre Calgary as a premier local and national institution for sponsors and donors through business-to-business sales coordination and research, liaising with existing and potential sponsors, managing and prioritizing communications, and processing information for dissemination to the Executive Director and Board committees while working with internal departments to ensure sponsor requirements are met;
•    Together with the Executive Director and Artistic Director, identifying and strengthening current and prospective individual stakeholder relationships towards building a robust major gifts program and bequest program;
•    Working across the organization to identify, conceptualize, develop and leverage the Theatre Calgary offerings and assets, embracing new, innovative sponsorship models as well as best practices;
•    Overseeing the management of a robust fund-raising database (Tessitura) including establishing policies for recording, maintaining and updating current donor and prospective donor information;
•    Setting achievable annual development revenue and budget goals in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Executive Director;
•    Overseeing the creation and management of stewardship packages and proposals with a thorough knowledge of the theatre’s ability to deliver client benefits;
•    Together with the Executive Director, servicing, cultivating and building relationships with current and prospective sponsors;
•    Leading the creation of sponsor agreements on behalf of the theatre; and
•    Other duties as required.

For more information, including requirements, please download the job posting.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and list of references by Friday, November 3, 2017 in confidence to:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, ON M5B 2J7
(416) 340-2762

Head Dresser

Theatre Calgary is looking for an enthusiastic, collaboratively-focused individual to join our team as our Head Dresser.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Head Dresser is responsible for the wardrobe running requirement of Theatre Calgary’s productions and being a key part of creating a safe and positive environment for all our artists and crew.

Responsibilities of the Head Dresser include, but are not limited to:
•    Participating in all performance and technical rehearsals where costumes are required.
•    Maintenance, laundering and repairing all costumes.
•    Maintenance of all relevant departmental equipment.
•    Management of all additional wardrobe running crew, as required by production.
•    Creating and maintaining a safe, clean work environment
•    Working closely, collaboratively and effectively with the wardrobe construction department, other backstage
departments, and creative teams.

The successful candidate will possess:
 •    At least 5 years experience working in a wardrobe running position, or similar position with transferable skillsets
•     Experience managing and running a crew and/or department.
•     Ability to work in a fast, quick-paced environment.
•     Positive, enthusiastic attitude toward their role and desire for continued professional development
•     Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

Additional Details
•     This is a seasonal position with guarantee of a minimum of 40hrs/week for 40 weeks per theatre season.
•     This position operates under a collective agreement with IATSE, local 212

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a minimum of 2 references, no later than Thursday, October 12 to:
Amelia Marie Newbert, Production and Operations Manager via email

For more information, please download the job posting.

Learning & Engagement Associate

Theatre Calgary is looking for a new Learning and Engagement Associate to develop outreach activities, represent Theatre Calgary at various events, manage community partnerships and liaise with schools.

Your day to day responsibilities will include:
•    Using charm, charisma and your passion of Theatre Calgary to share the magic of Theatre Calgary with our community
•    Developing a fluency with the Tessitura ticket system in order to process and track purchases, ticket exchanges and ticket reprints associated with school matinees, community groups and special guests for the Learning and Engagement department
•    Being the point person for first contact from schools, educators and members of our Young Artists Workshop
•    Maintaining accurate records (tracking of events, financial tracking and statistical data)
•    Actively participate in the planning and execution of Learning and Engagement initiatives
•    Sharing updates with colleagues and team members in an open and transparent way
•    Representing Theatre Calgary at outward facing events such as tradeshows, cultural festivities and Learning and Engagement activations
•    Being responsible for our Calgary Public Library collaborations along with tcReads
•    Taking the lead on some Talkbacks, Pre-show chats and other interACTive initiatives
•    Being responsible for creating Learning and Engagement documents such as ePlay articles, Playguides, registration forms etc.
•    And of course…getting your hands dirty when it comes to show time! After all, all of us are responsible for ensuring a great show no matter how small or large the task

Our perfect candidate is:
•    Outgoing and charismatic
•    A natural on the phone and in person
•    Passionate about connecting communities through the arts
•    Not afraid to get creative in approach when it comes representing our shows in engaging and creative ways
•    Well organized, decisive and demonstrates follow through on commitments
•    A “self-starter” who is able to work autonomously but also as a part of a team
•    Experienced working in a customer service, educational or promotional environment
Strong public speaking skills

For more information on this position:
Download the employment posting

To apply with your resume and cover letter, click here.

While we thank all candidates who apply only those slected for an interview will be contacted. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness.