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APA is Hiring!

January 9, 2018 | APA is currently seeking a Program Coordinator. This is a full-time contract position from February 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019 with possible option for renewal and is based in Atlantic Canada


APA is the regional arts presenter’s organization for Atlantic Canada. With a membership of 100+ series and community presenters, theatres and festivals, it is a leader in the presentation of performing arts sector in Atlantic Canada. APA promotes growth and development through its mission to enable our members to enhance, promote, and facilitate diverse, quality live performances, and to provide an exchange of best practices and ideas. This is achieved through year-round professional development workshops, networking opportunities, webinars plus APA’s annual flagship event, Contact East, a four day multidisciplinary showcase and conference which attracts over 200 delegates each year.


The Program Coordinator is an integral member of the team, has a passion for the arts and is responsible for supporting all APA programs and coordinating logistics. This highly motivated and detail-oriented position assists with the organization and coordination of APA’s programs and events including (but not limited to) workshops and conferences, member services, block booking, as well as assisting and monitoring communications and social media. This position reports to the Executive Director.


- Minimum two (2) years’ experience in performing arts administration, event planning, or with a member services organization;

- Experience in event planning including schedules, budgets, logistics etc.;

- Experience with posting, monitoring, and evaluating various social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.);

- Ability to follow directions with minimum supervision;

- Ability to juggle multiple programs and communications;

- Strong interpersonal skills plus the ability to develop and maintain relationship with members and stakeholders;

- Demonstrates attention to detail and willingness to show initiative;

- Hard-working, self-starter with a passion for the arts;

- Solid organizational skills including multitasking and time-management;

- Computer and internet proficiency: cloud based software, graphics, multimedia, spreadsheets and databases;

- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends;

- Ability to travel (if required);

- Ability to work remotely from a home office (or equivalent);

- Experience in grant writing and reporting is an asset

The Program Coordinator is a full-time contract position from February 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019 (with a possible option to renew). The position is based in Atlantic Canada and the successful candidate must have the ability to work remotely from a home office (or equivalent) The salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates passionate about a career in the arts, and with relevant experience, should submit their résumé and cover letter to APA’s Executive Director, Laurie Gillis at laurie@atlanticpresenters.ca.

APA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities. APA will work with applicants selected for the interview and assessment process to accommodate all accessibility needs.

APA appreciates the interest of all applicants for this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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