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Atlantic Presenters Hiring Block Booking Coordinator

October 18, 2019 | The Atlantic Presenters Association is seeking an energetic and responsible candidate to fill the position of Block Booking Coordinator.


Position Type: Contract (60%)

Compensation: $27,000

Start date: November 4, 2019

The Organization

A member-based, regional arts service organization, APA delivers programs and services that build capacity, develop leaders and create opportunities for its members in Atlantic Canada’s performing arts presenting field. Our members are the venues, festivals, and performance series that bring live, professional performing arts experiences to Atlantic Canadians.

The Role

The Block Booking Coordinator is an integral member of the APA team responsible for managing the Association’s block booking process, supervising the Member Block Booking meeting as well as overseeing the Contact East artist submission process. This highly motivated and detail-oriented position handles communications and negotiations with the membership, artists, agents and other artist representatives. The Block Booking Coordinator manages a variety of relationships and has excellent communications and organization skills to ensure the success of 20+ block booked tours each year. This position reports to the Executive Director and is part time (60%), with the busy times following the block booking season (November – April).

Responsibilities associated with the position include, but are not limited to:

Implement and manage Block Booking Service process;

Activate Block Booking Committee (if necessary) to update Block Booking Guidelines;

Work with Block Booking Committee (if necessary) to address any issues or situations that may arise;

Provide Communications Coordinator details for each tour (in advance) to allow for integration into APA’s communications plan;

Train new (or existing) members on the block booking process including software;

Liaison with agents, managers and artists;

Develop and negotiate contracts for block tours;

Send weekly (or as needed) tour updates to APA membership;

Provide APA members with copy of signed contracts;

Provide bookkeeper with invoicing details of each offer;

Keep detailed records of artist fees and revenue generated for APA;

Attend Contact East Jury session and Contact East;

Plan, execute and attend APA’s annual Block Booking Meeting

Our Hiring Process and Timeline

We will review applications the week of October 28.

We will schedule phone interviews to take place October 30 & 31.

We would like to have the selected candidate start in early November.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to laurie@atlanticpresenters.ca no later than Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm Atlantic Time.

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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