Job Opportunity: Festival Volunteer Coordinator

 

Date Posted: Mar 22, 2017

Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2017

Start Date: Apr 10, 2017

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: Contract

Organization Description

Dance Umbrella of Ontario
The Dance Umbrella of Ontario/DUO, is one of Canada’s leading arts management organizations for professional dance creators and small-scale dance companies.

Job Description

Festival Volunteer Coordinator, Subtle Technologies (Toronto)

For 20 years, Subtle Technologies has served as a platform for sharing new ideas at the intersection of art, science and technology. Through our annual festival and year-round programming, we incubate the next generation of artists and thinkers who are passionate about the overlap of art and science, showcase Canadian creativity and promote projects generated by those encounters. The 20th edition of the festival will take place from May 10th to June 25th, 2017 (more info on subtletechnologies.com)
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Festival Volunteer Coordinator. Under contract with Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO), the Festival Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and coordinating all festival volunteers and provides additional production coordination support. The Festival Volunteer Coordinator reports directly to DUO and to Subtle Technologies’ Artistic Director.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of arts festivals. S/he will possess firsthand experience in managing volunteers and production coordination.

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• 2+ years experience in project management and volunteer coordination
• Proficiency in a Mac environment
• Cordial and effective communication skills
• Experience working with the public
• Strong problem solving skills
• Self starter and able to work in a team environment
• Proven ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks
• Strong written and verbal communication
• Prior experience in production coordination is a plus.

 

DUTIES

Volunteer Coordination
• Coordinate and disseminate call for volunteers to multiple organizations across multiple platforms/channels
• Recruit a minimum of 25 volunteers for various roles for the duration of the festival
• Confirm volunteers and communicate their times and expectations at regular intervals
• Prepare and disseminate a volunteer package (short description of festival programming; tasks and responsibilities for each position)
• On-site at various locations for the duration of the festival to manage volunteers and event
• Maintain and update shift volunteer schedules throughout the event
• Other duties as required

Other festival coordination
• Installation of the opening reception (May 10)
• Attend all meetings as required
• In close collaboration with the Festival Director, purchase necessary supplies for workshops
• Compile and print guest lists and disseminate as required
• Assemble festival and press passes
• Other duties as required

 

HOURS
➢ Start date: April 10th, 2017
➢ End date: June 27th, 2017
➢ Prep time prior to the festival is estimated at 8 hours per week until festival opening event May 10th
➢ Must attend all festival events and workshops. Working hours during the Festival, require flexibility. A detailed schedule will be provided to the successful applicant.

 

REMUNERATION
➢ Flat fee commensurate with experience
➢ A desk will be provided at DUO for the preparation periods in April and May and during the festival.
➢ The contractor is required to have a fully functioning personal laptop and cell phone.

 

How to Apply:

Please send an up-to-date CV and letter of interest in MS Word or PDF format to caroline@danceumbrella.net. Include “Volunteer Coordinator 2017” in the subject line. No phone calls will be accepted when applying for this position.

Application deadline: March 31st, 2017

While we appreciate all interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. DUO is an equal-opportunities employer.

 

Contact Info:

Name: Caroline Caire
Telephone:
Telephone Ext.:
Fax:
Email: caroline@danceumbrella.net
Website: www.danceumbrella.net

Job Opportunity: The Dance Current is seeking an Editor

Job Posting: Editor (One-year maternity leave)

Date Posted: March 1, 2017

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Start Date: May 1, 2017

Compensation: $32,000 annually

Location: Toronto Term: One-year Maternity Leave Contract

 

Organization Description:

The Dance Current is a niche consumer title published by the not-for-profit multi-platform education and media company Dance Media Group/Groupe Danse Média. We produce print, online and live content and programming that serves to educate the dance sector and the general public, cultivating literacy and critical discourse about the art, culture and practice of dance in Canada. We envision a Canadian public and a broad-reaching dance sector that are: critically engaged with dance art and practice as a part of the Canadian cultural experience, better able to appreciate dance/movement as cultural and aesthetic expression, literate in the current and historical context that shapes the field, alive with robust conversation, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. We aim to be the authoritative magazine leading and developing critical discourse and engaged conversation about the art, practice and culture of dance in Canada. We do this by commissioning, curating and publishing original Canadian content by dance artists, educators, scholars, writers and photographers, as well as arts and culture journalists and writers from beyond dance. The Dance Current is the only publication of its kind for dance in Canada, publishing a bimonthly print magazine and content-based website: thedancecurrent.com

 

Job Description:

The Dance Current is seeking an Editor to cover a one-year maternity leave. This is a contract position, commencing May 1, 2017 and is the senior editorial position at the organization, reporting to the Director. The Dance Current maintains a small, shared office space at 401 Richmond St. in Toronto and operates with an annual budget of approximately $190,000.

The Dance Current publishes six regular print issues per year, and produces online content streams including listings; videos; news; reviews, features, columns and galleries. This is an exciting time for The Dance Current as we prepare to celebrate our 20th Anniversary in May 2018.

Working collaboratively with the small team, the Editor curates, develops and edits all print and online content, working within the overall organizational vision and strategic objectives and ensuring effective representative coverage of the field. The Editor undertakes substantive, style, fact-checking and proofing responsibilities in all content areas and manages editorial processes and production workflows, including communication among the editorial/production team. The Editor reports and consults at regular intervals with the Director to discuss editorial strategy and objectives and meets editorial goals within the financial resources available. Reporting to the Editor are the Editorial and Production Coordinator, the Circulation and Production Coordinator, a Translator, Copy Editor and Designer.

This is a full-time one-year maternity leave contract position requiring an average of 40 hours per week contingent on the production cycle. Workflow fluctuates around bimonthly print production periods, intensifying over a three- to four-week period each cycle. The Editor works primarily in the office but may complete some work off-site so long as communication during regular office hours is maintained with the office staff.

Responsibilities: As The Dance Current is a small, not-for-profit organization, the position involves a wide variety of responsibilities and the ideal candidate will enjoy working within a closely collaborative and responsive context. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining innovative and efficient multi-media editorial strategy in line with organizational objectives. Using organizational reports and measurements to focus and adapt long-term planning to promote organizational sustainability.
  • Curating, planning and integrating multi-media content for existing readers and new target markets in collaboration with staff team, editorial advisors and contributing writers.
  • Editing and preparing all content including substantive and style editing, fact checking, directing photo sourcing, and proofing, working with designer on layouts and approving final copy and print/digital files for publication
  • Developing requisite un-credited writing and other supporting copy including an editorial for each print issue and for some email newsletters.
  • Implementing editorial and production processes and workflows: setting schedules; maintaining operations manuals and data entry/tracking records; collating monthly digital engagement statistics; managing communications and deadlines for the team; ensures timely production, publication and posting.
  • Managing the editorial budget; hiring, commissioning and contracting contributors. Acting as HR Liaison to all contributors, ensuring communication of contractual terms and conditions. Preparing and collecting relevant documents with respect to contributor payment.
  • Supervising, developing and mentoring editorial staff, emerging writers and interns by providing guidance and offering feedback
  • Contributing ideas and hands-on support to the organizational strategy in sales, circulation, marketing, sponsorship and fundraising
  • Collaborating on organizational vision, grant writing, implementing strategic plans and playing a role in the stewardship of the organization

 

Requirements:

The successful applicant will be a visionary individual, capable of supporting the current programs of the organization, and contributing to the organization’s growth. The Editor’s priority will be to maintain and develop the editorial excellence of the magazine, in print and online. They will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field (required)
  • Significant editorial experience in periodical publishing, both print and online. Alternatively, significant editorial experience in digital, book or e-book publishing may be considered. Curatorial/dramaturgical experience in dance, theatre or performance with the requisite exceptional language and editing skills may also be considered.
  • Hands-on experience working collaboratively with writers, photographers and art directors to realize an editorial vision
  • Applied knowledge and hands-on experience with digital media and online editorial models, with the proven ability to realize innovative cross-platform editorial solutions for a small-scale, niche publication
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small, dedicated staff team, providing leadership, communicating a vision and motivating staff to achieve it
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to multi-task and meet deadlines without fail in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat and high comfort level with digital technologies, including drupal based or comparable website platforms, apps, social media and cloud-based workflows, with the capacity to regularly and easily adapt to and integrate new digital tools
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about dance, art, culture and community practice • Experience with not-for-profit resource management and culture
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends during production periods or events
  • Bilingual English-French highly desirable

 

How to Apply: Individuals interested in applying should forward their résumé and cover letter, combined in one PDF document to:

 

The Dance Current

401 Richmond St. W, Suite 358

Toronto ON M5V 3A8

By e-mail: hiringcommittee@thedancecurrent.com

(please make the subject heading Job Posting – Editor)

 

The Dance Current is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principles of equity and diversity in employment. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

 

Deadline for applications – Friday March 31, 2017 by 6pm EST

 

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Propeller Dance seeks a Digital Engagement Coordinator

Propeller Dance is looking for a Digital Engagement Coordinator to join their highly creative and collaborative team. The Coordinator will enable and increase engagement in Propeller’s exciting creation and performance projects for 2017.

Contract Details:

Term: Six months – 20 hours/week for up to 25 weeks (to mid-Sept, 2017)
Rate: $24.00/hour ($12,000)
Application Deadline: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

The overall goal for Propeller’s digital engagement initiatives is to propel the field of inclusive and accessible performance, and dance-theatre in general, into a new sphere by developing and using digital resources to reach, teach and engage a wider community.

Digital engagement is one component of a much larger, innovative year-long project that will include a variety of activities/digital tools to enable fuller accessible and inclusive engagement for both audiences and performers, in theatre as well as site-specific public settings.

The project is created and directed by Renata Soutter, Co-Artistic Director/Choreographer of Propeller in collaboration with the Propeller Company dancers, and is being presented by GCTC in association with the NAC Canada Scene.

For more details on what Propeller is looking for see the detailed job posting.

Kaeja d’Dance is seeking a General Manager

ABOUT KAEJA
One of Canada’s longest standing contemporary dance companies, Toronto’s Kaeja d’Dance’s husband and wife founders are at the heart of the Company. Since 1991, Kaeja d’Dance has created award-winning contemporary dance performances, community and audience engagement events, site-specific works, acclaimed dance films and educational programs. With over 160 original works including commissions here and abroad, the company develops innovative performance platforms for professional and community dance artists provoking collaborative relationships between the body and the everyday. Karen and Allen’s signature aesthetic is known for its athletic intensity, sensual articulation and theatrical imagery.

 

POSITION
Kaeja d’Dance is seeking a General Manager to partner with the Co-Artistic Directors to fulfill the artistic vision of the company. This is an exciting opportunity for an arts professional to work with one of Canada’s established and vibrant contemporary dance companies. This position (25 hours per week with potential to move to full time) will provide opportunities for a talented, ambitious individual to take on a leading role in stewarding the development of the Company’s continuity and new initiatives. The ideal candidate is a highly organized, self-directed problem solver, who exhibits exceptional good judgement and a commitment to the audience and donor experience. If you have a passion for arts management, developing audiences, forging connections, community engagement and contributing directly to the success of an innovative arts organization, this job is for you!

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

  • Public and private sector funding research, proposal writing, evaluation and reporting
  • Project management of multi-year community engagement projects, festivals, tours, film shoots, special events and creation projects
  • Marketing, outreach and communication strategy development for events and productions
  • Budget management, accounting/bookkeeping, payroll, banking, contracting
  • Stakeholder relations including those with community partner organizations, presenters, funders, donors and perhaps most importantly, our audiences
  • Supervising full and part-time employees and contract staff and volunteers
  • Knowledge of the non-profit arts and Canadian dance scenes will be considered an asset

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Incredibly detail oriented. You love the details – managing critical paths, creating timelines, maintaining schedules, tracking/documenting materials, proofreading copy, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks, schedules, personalities and competing interests simultaneously
  • Advanced problem solving skills. You are a resourceful and creative thinker when faced with a challenge, and you understand that every problem has a solution. You think ahead, anticipate potential problems/outcomes and plan accordingly
  • Highly developed research and writing skills and a track record of successful funding submissions. You love reading strategic plans from funders and finding ways to connect your organizations existing programming and people to their goals and priorities. You are comfortable and adept at writing everything from snappy marketing copy and press releases, to donor appreciation letters and corporate sponsorship asks
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Comfortable working with a variety of stakeholders such as volunteers, local politicians, small business owners and community groups with a commitment to quality customer service. You feel comfortable talking to strangers and building connections for our work and the company
  • Comfortable working in non-profit setting with a strong interest in the performing arts, community engagement, public space activation and city building
  • Advanced computer competency in word processing, spreadsheets, data management and social media platforms
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks or another accounting software (Freshbooks or Simply Accounting) OR a strong affinity to, and ease in, learning new programs
  • Can-do attitude, positive outlook with a desire to work collaboratively to make magical things happen!

THE STATS

  • Submission deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017
  • The GM position is 25 hours/week (with potential to move to full time)
  • Salary for this position is based on a full time (37.5 hours per week) salary of $50,000 annually but will be prorated to 25 hours a week
  • Position commences on March 6, 2017
  •  Please email your cover letter, resume and 2 references as one single pdf document to: “GM Search Committee” kaeja@kaeja.org
  • The committee will review applications as they arrive
  • Our outgoing GM will remain available to facilitate an excellent transition
  • Kaeja d’Dance is open to shared management solutions
  • Kaeja d’Dance is an equal opportunity employer.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by Wednesday February 15, 2017

Sinha Dance in Montreal Seek a Billingual General Manager

 

Sinha Dance Montreal currently has an opening for a full-time, bilingual General Manager/Director  of Development.

Sinha Dance celebrates 25 years of creation this year.  Artistic director and founder Roger Sinha was the recipient of Montreal’s Prix De La Danse de Montreal and the Cultural Diversity Prize in Dance in 2016.

The position begins in March.  The deadline has been extended to March 26, 2017. A link to the full job posting may be found here

 

For the 2017-2018 Season, Ballet BC is looking for the following:

 

Full-Time Artists: Ballet BC is seeking experienced female and male dancers interested in a diverse collaborative environment that focuses on the innovation and creation of contemporary dance. The artist should display strong classical training, have experience in contemporary dance and a passion for the creative process.

Apprentice Positions: Ballet BC is looking for talented, young male and female graduates who have completed a professional training program to join the Ballet BC Apprentice Program. The program will take place between July 2017 and June 2018 and will provide apprentices with a weekly honorarium.

Summer Dance Intensive: Looking for young, aspiring graduate students who have completed a professional training program to attend our International Summer Dance Intensive in collaboration with Arts Umbrella, August 7-25, 2017.

Audition Requirements: The audition will consist of ballet class and learning of company repertoire. Please bring CV and two photos (one headshot; one full-body dance). Women, please bring pointe shoes. Please check the Careers page at balletbc.com for the most up-to-date schedule and information. Online registration encouraged, drop-ins also welcome.

 

2017 Open Auditions: Eastern US/Canada

New York, NY: January 22, 2017

Registration: 9:00 am

Audition: 10:30 am

Location: Marymount Manhattan College

221 East 71st Street between Second and Third Avenue

Fee: $20 USD – Cash only and exact change.

 

Montréal, QC: April 9, 2017

Registration:  9:30 am 

Audition: 10:30 am

Location: L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec

4816, rue Rivard

Fee: $20 CAD – Cash only and exact change.

Auditions in Vancouver are by appointment only. For more information, please contact artisticadmin (at) balletbc.com.

DUO is Hiring a Communications Manager

After over four years with DUO, Nicole Rosove is stepping down as DUO’s Communications Director as of October 21, 2016. DUO is extremely proud to have worked with Ms. Rosove, who has brought so much to the organization.

Ms. Rosove began her tenure at DUO as an intern, and in a few short years advanced to Manager, and then Director of Communications. Ms. Rosove brought passion and drive to the work she did for both clients and DUO staff. Many DUO clients have seen their profiles grow due to the work Ms. Rosove did on their behalf.

DUO wishes Ms. Rosove all the best in her future endeavours.

If you, or someone you know is  a communications specialist looking for an exciting and challenging role with our organization, please see the posting below:

Communications Manager
Application Deadline: Oct 19, 2016
Start Date: Oct 24, 2016

Salary: $33,000 – $43,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: Full-time

Organization Description
Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) is a not-for-profit provider of management services to Ontario’s dance enterprises. DUO was founded in 1988 by the Arts Councils to support dance enterprises with their administrative and business activities. In addition to providing a suite of tailored and flexible services, DUO strengthens the dance sector by undertaking new strategic and progressive initiatives.

DUO supports dance artists and enterprises in the creation, production and dissemination of their art. Our typical clientele includes: independent artists, small- and mid-scale organizations based in Ontario. DUO supports dance artists by providing the best and most appropriate administrative and infrastructure allowing them to grow as they focus more fully on their art. We do not guide the artistic product of clients. DUO is committed to diversity in all of its activities and the enterprises it serves. We envision DUO to be the place where new growth in the sector is fostered. Dance Umbrella of Ontario is the employer for this contract.

Job Description
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the position will:
• Work closely with DUO clients execute and implement deadline driven social media, marketing and communications activities for current and new clients.
• Write online content, including social media, blog and web posts on behalf of clients writing in their specific voice.
• Write and proof read deadline driven publicity content in consultation with clients. This includes: e-newsletters, programs, press releases, etc.
• Manage, coordinate and update DUO’s and clients’ websites.
• Strategically grow client’s profiles online to achieve their revenue goals.
• Provide research for client specific events and activities that further project goals.
• Work collaboratively with DUO team and provide assistance when needed, such as during critical or peak workload periods.
• Meet regularly with dance companies to solicit new clients.
• Other administrative duties as assigned
Duties and Responsibilities
Your duties and responsibilities shall include such duties and responsibilities as DUO may from time to time request you to perform. You shall report to DUO’s Executive Director.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, your duties may be described as follows:
• Execute and implement deadline-driven social media, marketing, and communications activities for current and new clients
• Develop and executive long term creative marketing and outreach strategies for the organization
• Act as lead to initiate consultations with potential clients to discuss and pitch DUO’s marketing, publicity and social media services
• Write online content, including social media, blog and web posts on behalf of clients, writing in their specific voice
• Manage and oversee the writing, production and distribution of communications including newsletters, print and electronic material for DUO and its clients
• Write and proof read deadline driven publicity content for approval by clients’ designated contact. This includes, but is not limited to:  e-newsletters, programs, press releases and social media posts.
• Coordinate and update DUO and clients’ websites
• Maintain paper and electronic files for client and DUO activities
• Seek out and execute cross promotional partnerships
• Plan and implement social media campaigns and schedule according to client and DUO deadlines
• Write press releases and create press kits for clients and DUO
• Hire and oversee freelancers (interns, videographers, photographers etc.) to capture footage and edit media for client productions, according to annual budgets
• Provide research for client specific events and activities that further project goals.
• Work collaboratively with DUO team and provide assistance when needed, such as during critical or peak workload periods
• Other administrative duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Experience working in an Apple environment
• Strong experience in creating critical and strategic marketing and social media plans
• Experience in gathering data to support critical and strategic paths and create reports for clients to update their statistics
• Experience in maintaining and growing online databases of contacts
• Experience of analysis from SEOs, Google Analytics, analytics and Hootsuite
• Demonstrated experience working with and skillfully managing multiple clients and multiple deadlines
• Working knowledge of Google Mail, Calendar and Google docs
• A minimum of three years of social media marketing experience, which could be gained through internships or similar employment
• Strong writing, research, and proof reading skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and oral
• Ability to multitask, problem solve and prioritize
• Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
• Working knowledge of customer service principles and practices
• Professional personal presentation

Qualifications
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual, with an experience in the non-profit sector. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, or equivalent business experience and 2+ years of progressively responsible experience.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to; duo@danceumbrella.net

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Those selected will be contacted within one week of the submission deadline. No phone calls, please.

Deadline to submit applications is 5pm on October 19, 2016

Contact Info:
Email: duo@danceumbrella.net
Website: Dance Umbrella of Ontario

Toronto Arts Foundation Announces Search For A Director Of Operations, East End Arts

 

Toronto Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for the new position of Director of Operations of East End Arts. East End Arts, currently being incubated by the Foundation, is an arts service organization serving the four wards of the city between the Don River and Scarborough. The new director will join Cindy Rozeboom, previously Managing Director, who will be focusing on the artistic leadership of the organization in the new role of Director of Programs.

“Toronto’s east end is incredibly rich with artists, ideas and talent” says Rozeboom. “I am delighted that the Foundation is supporting our growth and look forward to working with the incoming Director of Operations to expand our work with the artists and organizations of the east end.”

“This announcement marks a new and exciting trajectory for East End Arts and all its stakeholders. I am so excited that the Foundation has given us the opportunity to build on the great work of Cindy and her team and to take East End Arts to new heights of cultural service.” says Julie Frost, Chair of the East End Arts advisory committee and Executive Director & Artistic Director of VIBE Arts.

“East End Arts is an integral part of Toronto Arts Foundation’s vision Creative City: Block by Block. It supports our commitment to connect every Toronto neighbourhood to the social and economic benefits of the arts.” says Claire Hopkinson, Director & CEO of Toronto Arts Foundation.

About East End Arts
East End Arts’ mandate is to unite, inspire and enhance the communities of east Toronto with the transformative power of the arts. East End Arts provides support to artists and arts events, creates networks of community and artistic interests and creates new arts programming for people of all ages and backgrounds. East End Arts began as a volunteer working group in 2011 under the leadership of advisory chair, Julie Frost.

See here for the job posting.  Deadline for receipt of applications is October 21, 2016.

 

Come Work With Us! DUO is Hiring a Senior Bookkeeper

Senior Bookkeeper

Start Date: October 27, 2016

Salary Range: $40,000 to 50,000 commensurate with experience
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: Full time

Deadline: October 19, 2016

Organization Description:

Dance Umbrella of Ontario (“DUO”) is a not-for-profit provider of management services to Ontario’s dance enterprises. DUO was founded in 1988 by the Arts Councils to support dance enterprises with their administrative and business activities.

DUO’s typical clientele includes: independent artists, small- and mid-scale organizations based in Ontario. DUO supports dance artists by providing the best and most appropriate administrative and infrastructure allowing them to grow as they focus more fully on their art. DUO is committed to diversity in all of its activities and the enterprises it serves. We envision DUO to be the place where new growth in the sector is fostered.
Job Description

The Senior Bookkeeper manages, prepares and executes monthly client billing, invoicing, bank reconciliations, investment funds, banking and client relationships. The position reports to the Executive Director and provides support for organizational budgets and financial reporting. The Senior Bookkeeper manages DUO’s accounts and payroll. The candidate works out of the DUO office for the full workweek. The position actively seeks out and solicits new clients for DUO.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your duties and responsibilities shall include such duties and responsibilities as DUO may from time to time request you to perform. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, your duties may be described as follows:

  • Works directly with the Executive Director to execute all plans of action, based on the goals and objectives laid out in DUO’s strategic business plan.
  • Records all Accounts Payable and Receivable, Disbursements, Revenue, payroll and other financial transactions and/or the monitoring and reconciliation of those transactions made by DUO’s staff and those DUO clients who purchase our accounting services.
  • Administers the DUO payroll and benefits programs
  • Provides monthly financial statements of bookkeeping records for DUO and DUO clients who purchase our accounting services.
  • Executes the delivery of bank deposits regularly and of DUO’s financial clients.
  • Monthly invoicing to DUO’s clients, contact with those clients by letter, email, or telephone regarding status of their accounts and collection of overdue accounts, in accordance with DUO’s policies and instructions.
  • Monitoring of DUO’s and DUO clients’ cash flow and investments to facilitate the best and most secure return of interest revenue, in accordance with DUO’s policies and instructions.
  • Ad hoc investigation, calculations, analyses or reports on financially related subjects on behalf of DUO.
  • Preparations of audit working papers and assistance to DUO’s auditor in locating and summarizing financial documentation.
  • Preparations of audit working papers and assistance to those clients’ auditor in locating and summarizing financial documentation.
  • Assisting the preparation of DUO’s and DUO’s financial clients’ financial reporting documents to any /all funding agencies/government bodies.
  • Sales and petty cash reconciliation and prepares HST/GST rebate claims
  • Filing of Government reports and documents for DUO and clients as needed

Requirements:

  • Experience with Sage accounting program and other accounting software
  • Five years experience managing multiple clients
  • A strong understanding of accounting principles, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to mange dance artists and dance companies
  • An ability to set and balance priorities, manage time wisely, and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and deadline orientation
  • An understanding of the principles of not-for-profit and charitable organizations
  • Computer literacy, particularly in a PC environment
  • Working knowledge of dance and the performing arts is an asset

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual, with experience in the non-profit sector. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent business experience and 5+ years of progressively responsible experience.

  • Mature, and experienced in accounting processes, including, budgets, bank and general ledger account reconciliations, consolidations, payroll and preparation of timely financial reports
  • Excellent computer and typing skills and knowledge of software programs a must – Word, Excel, and Sage Accounting, Toggl.
  • Post-secondary education (college or university).

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:  duo@danceumbrella.net

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Those selected will be contacted within one week of the submission deadline. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Toronto Dance Theatre Seeks Event Coordinator

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Event Coordinator

Date Posted: Sep 09, 2016
Application Deadline: Sep 23, 2016
Start Date: Oct 24, 2016

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: Contract

Organization Description
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT)
TDT is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for the intelligent, provocative vision of its choreography and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. The company performs annually at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre and at the company’s own Winchester Street Theatre in Cabbagetown, where it shares its home with the affiliated School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Under the direction of Christopher House since 1994, the company maintains a regular presence from coast to coast in Canada, and has toured extensively in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Job Description
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is seeking an Event Coordinator to join its small and dynamic administrative team. This is the perfect contract for a young professional eager to implement new ideas in support of one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Event Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:
Responsibilities -Events

Coordinate the company’s signature spring fundraiser, Tour de Danse
Organize donor events (1-2/year)
Assist with the implementation of TDT’s cultivation and stewardship programming, including producing thank you letters and tax receipts, and ensuring all donors are appropriately acknowledged, recognized and thanked on TDT print and e-communications
Coordinate all hospitality for company events, including TDT productions at the Winchester Street Theatre; this involves applying for Special Occasions Permits and organizing bar/concessions
Volunteer coordination for all TDT events, including TDT productions at the Winchester Street Theatre
Coordinate online fundraising auction, including collecting prizes and liaising with Board
Assist with the preparation of fundraising proposals for corporations and foundations, and in-kind requests
Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records in the company’s database (Sumac)
Assist with grant applications as required, particularly the collection and tracking of statistical information
Responsibilities – Administrative/General

Maintain office supplies and ensure equipment is in good repair and fully functional
With other staff, answer phones and respond to general inquiries
When required, process payments for guests attending daily company class
Assist with Board-related events and meeting coordination as required
Assist with TDT education and outreach events, such as Studio Series, as required
Requirements:
A related college or university degree and/or at least two years of experience in an arts organization
The ability to think creatively, work independently, and take initiative
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle competing priorities in a small, fast-paced work environment
Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, and/or Adobe Photoshop, in addition to Microsoft Office suite of software programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Experience with database management
The availability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends
A knowledge of contemporary dance and passion for the performing arts, the ability to stay calm under pressure, and a good sense of humour are definite assets!

Additional Info:
We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Send a cover letter (separate from email, please) and resumé by email with the subject line “Event Coordinator Search” by 5:00 p.m. on September 23, 2016 to:

Andrea Vagianos, Managing Director
Toronto Dance Theatre
80 Winchester Street
Toronto, On M4X 1B2
andrea@tdt.org

Contact Info:
Name: Andrea
Telephone: 4169671365
Telephone Ext.: 25
Fax:
Email: andrea@tdt.org
Website:  http://www.tdt.org/