JOB NOTICE – Box Office and Public Relations Officer

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Join Odyssey Theatre’s team this summer as we return to live performance and celebrate our 37th season as Ottawa’s premier professional open-air theatre. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people from diverse backgrounds with a passion for the arts who want to contribute to the success of our 2023 season. Work with a dynamic and collaborative team, gain experience with a professional arts organization, and spend the summer with Ottawa’s leading mask and movement Theatre!

Our annual Theatre Under the Stars in Ottawa’s beautiful Strathcona Park features our exciting summer production. Rehearsals begin June 26, the production opens July 27 and runs until August 20.

We are now hiring a Box Office and Public Relations Officer. The successful candidate is up to 30 years of age and will be responsible for box office ticket operations, providing excellent customer service, taking reservations, helping community groups attend our show, and assist with projects in the office. Reporting to the General Manager, they will work at Odyssey’s office at Arts Court, at 2 Daly Avenue in downtown Ottawa.

Dates: July 4th – August 28th 2023      Duration: 35 hours/week
Salary: $550/week Location: Arts Court (2 Daly Ave.)

* Officer will be required to work weekends during the run of the show.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Manage advanced ticket reservations and sales (by telephone or at the Office);
  • Provide excellent customer service, answer questions and help people purchase tickets;
  • Process ticketing and payments and accurately tracking and reporting results;
  • Complete daily box office reports to be submitted to the General Manager;
  • Assist in promoting our Community Outreach program;
  • Promote and help manage Odyssey’s Silent Auction;
  • Contact previous audience members;
  • Update information about the performance with online event sites;
  • Issue tax receipts and acknowledgements for donations;
  • Maintain databases and update our mailing and donor lists; and
  • Assist with administrative and promotional duties as required.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Interest and a passion in Theatre;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Professional and comfortable telephone manners;
  • Careful attention to detail;
  • Very strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal);
  • Intermediate computer skills using a MAC computer (Microsoft Word and Excel);
  • Knowledge of online ticketing websites such as Eventbrite;
  • Ability to show initiative;
  • Ability to work independently.

 Driver’s license and experience with customer service, and credit card transactions is an asset.

Odyssey Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to reflecting our city and country’s diversity. We welcome and encourage persons of all cultural backgrounds, disabilities, gender identities or expressions, religions and sexual orientations to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

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