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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 College is currently hiring for the following Canada Summer Jobs positions:

Development Assistant | Audiovisual Technician | Production Assistant

Conditions of Employment through Canada Summer Jobs Program

To apply for this position the applicant must be:

  • between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • be 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.

Development Assistant

The Position
The Development Assistant is career-related to the fields of academic study in Development/Fundraising, Arts Administration, Communication and Marketing. The position will provide the candidate with hands-on experience in all four of the listed disciplines. The Development Assistant will be supervised directly (digitally) by the Development Officer, with some supervision provided by the Managing Artistic Director. 

The candidate will be mentored directly (digitally) by the Development Officer and indirectly by the Managing Artistic Director, the Director of Education & Programming, and the Operations Manager. Based on their personal interests, and with the opportunity for adjustments through the process, their mentorship will lean more towards fundraising or general administrative support, though all will be explored under the scope of this position. 

Job Description
The Development Assistant will be involved in the following tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Maintain and enhance functionality of the organization’s internal database 
  • Assist in pre-planning the season of donor cycle and audience activities, including updating database with patron, subscribers and volunteer information, and drafting stewardship communication 
  • Support in sponsorship communications for the coming season, including sponsorship reports, proposals and email correspondence, and building a social media plan for stewarding corporate partners, government funders, & foundations 
  • Support in identifying, coordinating and preparing funding (grants) resources and opportunities, such as grant proposals 
  • Assisting in the cataloguing of digital and physical materials 
  • Support with tracking donations and donor information 
  • To assist with the archiving and reorganization of historic student records from paper files to database with some manual data entry into the current student database 
  • Box Office coordination on an as-needed basis 
  • Assist staff with the planning and preparation of development strategic plan, including all donor interactions in the donor life cycle preparing 
  • Additional day-to-day administrative support as needed (might require presence in person at the College) 

For further information, please see the full job description.

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to development@ccpacanada.com, attention: Emma Kirkland, Development Officer

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 10th, 2020.

Audiovisual Technician

Job Description
The Audiovisual Technician will be involved in the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist with ongoing maintenance of the Performance Hall and studio / classroom spaces       
  • Develop an inventory of props, sets, costumes and technical gear
  • Identify props, sets, costumes and technical gear requiring maintenance and assist in maintenance and upgrades materials     
  • Assist clients, professional and community performing arts groups, and other College staff to provide technical services including, but not limited to: load in, strikes, lighting hang and restore, theatre maintenance, stage painting, etc. 
  • Assist in the preparation of and monitoring of program budgets and related facility and service needs around the summer alumni project, including coordination of production and community engagement activities, and delivery of special programs, workshops, activities and events that promote the College and our alumni at a local and national level
  • Attend meetings with internal staff and community arts and cultural groups as required
  • Update internal databases and directories as they related to community partners and outreach activities
  • Assist with advance coordination elements for upcoming events and partnership activities
  • As needed, represent the College at external community events, productions, and partnerships during the summer, including supervising and leading event volunteers
  • Assist with planning and implementing stakeholder appreciation events 

For further information, please see the full job description.

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to production@ccpacanada.com, attention: R.J. Peters, Production Manager

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 14th, 2020.

Production Assistant

The Position
The Production Assistant is career-related to the fields of academic study in Production Management, Technical Direction, and Arts Administration. The position will provide the candidate with hands-on experience in all three of the listed studies and the experience of looking at tasks and projects from multiple angles.
The Production Assistant will be supervised directly and in-person by the Production Manager, and mentored directly and in-person by the Production Manager, as well as indirectly by the Managing Artistic Director and the Director of Education & Programming.
Based on their personal interests, and with the opportunity for adjustments through the process, the mentorship will lean more towards the technical production or administrative side of the role, though both will be explored under the scope of this position.

Job Description
The Production Assistant will be involved in the following tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Function as an Assistant Stage Manager for community partners in residence in the College’s Performance Hall
  • Assist community partners in all production aspects of delivering their project.
  • Identify props, sets, costumes and technical gear requiring maintenance and assist in maintenance and upgrading of materials     
  • Assisting clients, professional and community performing arts groups, and other College staff to provide production admin support including, but not limited to: scheduling, managing of performers, coordinating production calls, running breakout rehearsals
  • Assist in the preparation of and monitoring of program budgets and related facility and service needs around the summer alumni project, including coordination of production and community engagement activities, and delivery of special programs, workshops, activities and events that promote the College and our alumni at a local and national level
  • Attend meetings with internal staff and community arts and cultural groups as required
  • Update internal databases and directories as they related to community partners and outreach activities
  • Assist with advance coordination elements for upcoming events and partnership activities
  • As needed, represent the College at external community events, productions, and partnerships during the summer, including supervising and leading event volunteers
  • Assist with planning and implementing stakeholder appreciation events

For further information, please see the full job description.

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to production@ccpacanada.com, attention: R.J. Peters, Production Manager

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Deadline for submissions is Monday, December 14th, 2020.

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