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. 

Career opportunities will be listed on this page as they become available. 


The Canadian College of Performing Arts is currently accepting applications for part-time faculty position in Singing as part of the Music Department. This position will include weekly one-to-one singing lessons (weekday mornings), lesson contribution to group singing technique classes, and assessment panelist for singing juries. All faculty report directly to the Director of Education under the Managing Artistic Director. They work in collaboration with a Department Chair and faculty colleagues to deliver the curriculum and program content for students enrolled in the Performing Arts Certificate and Performing Arts Diploma programs. Each faculty works to deliver the learning objectives of a course outline in supporting the overall curriculum of the programs. This is an open posting to anyone interested in teaching in a post-secondary performing arts training Institution


All Faculty will be involved in the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Providing students with instruction (based upon existing curriculum and adhering to the course outline).
  • Creating their course Syllabus based on the course outline
  • Reporting class attendance and grading.
  • Conducting midterm and final evaluations and feedback for students taught.
  • Individual guidance of students where appropriate.
  • Punctual and conscientious management of classes.
  • Collaboration with Department Chair and faculty on progression of courses.
  • Collaboration with administration staff on resources and equipment issues.
  • Attendance at departmental meetings (monthly)
  • Attendance at full faculty meetings (approximately 6 meetings per year).

Key Competencies:

  • · Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • · Ability to teach in the specific discipline of singing technique and repertoire coaching applying both fundamental classical techniques and CCM/Musical Theatre techniques, in-person in Victoria, BC.
  • · Piano skills required at a fundamental level to accompany technique exercises in lessons. Basic accompaniment skills desired.
  • · Ability to engage & demonstrate physically in the learning environment, as well as deliver lecture/seminar content.
  • · Demonstrates an understanding of the current learning profiles of young adults.
  • · A working understanding of the current trends and practices in the professional performing arts industry, as well as current trends in CCM and Musical theatre style and technique.
  • · Flexibility to work weekdays or evening depending on the educational schedule.
  • · Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • · Critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • · Able to function in a dynamic working environment.
  • · Excellent communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • · Willingness to innovate, and explore professional development on an on-going basis.
  • · Computer skills, including experience with video conferencing software (i.e. Zoom), and the ability to learn and work in the AmpEducator database software.
  • Portfolio demonstrating high caliber of professional work in their discipline/craft: AND
  • A post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree relevant to the subject matter. Candidates will need to demonstrate teaching experience for a minimum of 5 years, experience teaching students 18+yrs (post-secondary), as well as professional development in pedagogic approaches specific to CCM and Musical Theatre. Teacher certification or mentorship in recognized singing methodologies is a benefit (eg Estill Method, LoVetri ‘Somatic Voicework’, Seth Riggs ‘Speech Level Singing’, Lisa Popeil ‘Voiceworks’); OR
  • 10 years of full time work experience in a career occupation relevant to the subject matter of the field of study with supporting CPD and teaching experience.
Working Conditions
  • Remuneration is built on a tier system, based on the experience and education level of the faculty member. Teaching wage range is $52.02-68.44 per hour.
  • All faculty must provide proof of a Criminal Record Check performed within 2 years of hire date, and every subsequent 2 years.
  • Schedules are built by the Director of Education & Programming with classes Monday – Friday 8:30am-8:30pm.
  • The Canadian Heritage Arts Society operating as CCPA is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should email their CV and cover letter to, attention: Danielle Meunier, Director of Education.

In your cover letter, please identify:

  • Courses and/or workshops you have taught in the past, and where.
  • What you would be interested in teaching or offering to CCPA at this time. Course or workshop descriptions should be included.
  • Please identify and describe your teaching philosophy and/or methodology, including any specific singing pedagogy certifications.

Please identify the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email, i.e., “Submission for Singing Faculty Position”.

Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview at this time, but all applications, documents, & expressions of interest will be held on file for 5 years. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 17th 2023. (Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.)


Reporting to Administrative Manager and the Managing Artistic Director, the Communications Officer supports the team in the areas of communications, information technology, and development.

CCPA’s ideal candidate will be passionate about the performing arts and education and can build momentum with our current stakeholders and prospective students, as well as inspire new supporters.


Communications Responsibilities

  • Work with management to create and execute Communications Strategies including social media campaigns, bus and radio advertisements, postering campaigns, recruitment advertisements, etc.
  • Support Administrative Manager with Grant applications, including but not limited to research, writing, and proofing
  • Work with the Artist and Patron Services Officer on recruitment collateral material creation and delivery to high schools, training centres, performance halls, studios, arts organizations etc. across Canada
  • Support direct and general communications with stakeholders including prospective students, donors, patrons
  • Draft and/or proof written content as required
  • Generating General and targeted newsletters through Constant Contact
  • Post and monitor on social media platforms as needed.
  • Track social media and box office data to inform strategies.
  • Capture photo and video content from events, classes, and productions as required
  • May edit videos for social media and YouTube.
  • Update letterhead, email signatures, and e-newsletter templates as required.
  • Gather and compare pricing quotes for printed collateral, and submit orders to suppliers.
  • Ensure proper lobby signage, website and program content for audience advisories
  • Tracking and sharing alumni success stories
  • Additional day-to-day administrative support as needed

I.T. Responsibilities

  • Provide basic internal I.T. troubleshooting for staff
  • Liaise with external I.T. support, and escalate issues as required
  • Manage and update College’s website
  • Work with Box Office to provide HTML / CSS editing support for the Box Office software.

The Communications Officer will demonstrate competence in the following areas:

  • Relationships: Maintain positive working relationships with others, internally and externally.
  • Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance CCPA’s effectiveness.
  • Work ethic: Excellent time management skills; attention to detail; the capacity to prioritize by assessing situations to determine urgency; ability to develop a work schedule, set goals, create / implement action plans and monitor progress towards goals; and ability to make clear, timely decisions.
  • Graphic design and editing skills an asset
  • Computer skills including experience with Microsoft platform and Google Suites
  • Experience with Constant Contact, Wordpress, and Adobe Suite
  • Excellent planning, organizational, time-management and team building skills
  • Self-starter, detail oriented and flexible
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Public speaking and engagement skills an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the pursuit or educational development of the Performing Arts
  • Operates from and understands the ethical framework required in post-secondary institutions
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends at events and performances as required throughout the year.

Post-secondary degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 1-2 years of relevant experience, preferably in Education, performing arts and/or Theatre.

Working Conditions
  • 30 – 37.5 hours / week (4-5 days) schedule to be mutually agreed to.
  • Employees work from The Canadian College of Performing Arts located at 1701 Elgin Road, Victoria, BC, V8R 5L7. Candidates should be prepared to work in a fast paced facility bursting with energy, music, dance and theatrical expression.
  • Semi-regular remote work is made available to staff.
  • The College requires staff at select evening and weekend events and work schedules will need to adjust accordingly. Accrued overtime hours are taken as time in lieu.
  • The College is committed to supporting work life balance offering flex-time, 10 sick days and 8 personal days in addition to 2 weeks of paid vacation in the summer with an additional 1 week off over the winter holiday school closure.
  • After 3 months employees are entitled to a comprehensive Medical Benefits package including, dental, EQ Virtual Health Care, and an employee assistance program.
  • Parking Space and complimentary theatre tickets available
  • Full-time Salary of $40,000 – $45,000 per annum pro-rated hourly if a shorter work week is mutually agreed to.
  • Position start date: late May/early June

Interested applicants should email their CV and cover letter to, attention: Sam Workman, Administrative Manager.

Deadline for submissions is May 23 2023. (Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.)

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