The College is currently seeking to fill the following temporary Canada Summer Jobs position:

Administrative Assistant

To apply for this position the applicant must be:

  • between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

Please do not apply if you do not meet the above qualifications: your application cannot be considered.

Situated in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is a dynamic educational center dedicated to excellence in the performing arts. CCPA offers the highest level of quality training in a broad spectrum of performance areas, preparing students for careers locally, nationally and internationally. The College offers a stimulating, positive and constructive environment where students are encouraged to develop high performance, work ethic and conduct standards. The Canadian Heritage Arts Society operates the CCPA.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.  Consistent with those values, the College is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all.  We know that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.  In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.  

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. 

Administrative Assistant

The Position
Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the operations, finance and development departments. The position will provide the candidate with hands-on experience in all three of the listed departments, focused towards fundraising or general administrative support, with the opportunity for adjustments through the process based on the applicant’s personal interests.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Administrative Assistant will be involved in the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the cataloguing of digital and physical materials, including the College library and financial records
  • Data entry, archival, and reorganization of historic records
  • Additional day-to-day administrative support as needed, including answering phones, photocopying, sorting mail, and ordering office supplies
  • Box Office coordination on an as-needed basis for summer rentals, productions, and programs (as COVID-19 regulations permit)
  • Write letters and emails on behalf of office staff
  • Assist in pre-planning the season for audience activities with Community Engagement, including drafting communications and updating the database with patrons, subscribers, and volunteers
  • Support with sponsorship communications for the coming season, including liaising with community partners, and writing proposals, agreements, and email correspondence
  • Support in identifying and coordinating grant resources and opportunities
  • Additional tasks as required by the Operations Manager, Audience Services Officer, Finance Officer and Development Officer.

For further information, including qualification requirements, contract dates, and rates of compensation, please see the full job description.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references with contact information.

For priority consideration, complete applications must be submitted by June 4, 2021 to, attention: Michelle Buck, Operations Manager.

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West Side Story, 2019 | director Matthew Howe | photo credit Peter Pokorny