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Employment Opportunity with Atlantic Presenters Association



Atlantic Presenters Association (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 and the annual three-day ShiftChange conference, Atlantic Canada's only festival and event presenter and producer conference.


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 Manager of Operations and Programs.

Full-time Position starting: March 1, 2020

Based in Atlantic Canada


•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 social media- posting, monitoring, promotions, responding (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 a relationship with members and stakeholders;

• Demonstrates attention to detail and willingness to show initiative;

• Solid organizational skills including multitasking and time-management;

• Computer and internet proficiency: cloud-based software, graphics, multimedia, spreadsheets and databases (eg. google docs, dropbox);

• Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends;

• Ability to travel (if required);

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

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

• Experience in grant writing and reporting is an asset


• Manages collection and tracking of participant data and testimonials

•Liaises with suppliers (hotels, tech suppliers, caterers) on setups, menus, schedules, rooming lists, etc.

•Manages Member Services including new member applications, member mailing list maintenance, supervising member communications, etc.

•Collaborates with staff to create and distribute monthly eNews and member memos

•Oversees conference registration for events like Contact East and ShiftChange

•Manages expense claims and final reports submitted by program participants

The Program Coordinator is a full-time position that begins March 1, 2020. 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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