Do you have an interest in marketing and communications? Are you a fan of the performing arts? Why not combine the two into one exciting volunteer opportunity by joining Odyssey Theatre’s Marketing Group!

Odyssey Theatre is Ottawa’s professional, premier open-air theatre. For 32 years, we have attracted thousands each summer to our award-winning Theatre Under the Stars along the Rideau River in beautiful Strathcona Park.

As a non-profit charity, Odyssey is looking for talented and enthusiastic people with a background in marketing and communications to help us grow audiences and increase community awareness of the Theatre’s award-winning work.  

Working as part of a creative and collaborative Marketing Group you will work with the Chair of our Marketing Group, other volunteers and a staff person to develop and implement exciting new marketing and communications strategies for the Theatre.

We are looking for volunteers with an interest or experience in marketing, communications, social media, writing, public relations, general promotion or advertising that can help us to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans and strategies for Odyssey and our upcoming 33rd season of outdoor theatre;
  • Develop innovative new digital marketing initiatives to grow Odyssey’s on-line presence;
  • Improve our web site;
  • Develop strategies and create press materials to attract both traditional and new media coverage of the Theatre;
  • Develop creative advertising and promotional materials for this summer’s production;
  • Secure co-promotional partnerships with other organizations to build and reach new audiences;
  • Help write and edit marketing content, including promotional materials, web and social media content and media pitches;
  • Develop strategies to use data analytics to better target and improve the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives; and,
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives and develop future marketing plans.

If you are passionate about the arts, and have an interest or expertise in marketing, we’d love to hear from you!

Odyssey is renowned for its unique and award-winning performances rooted in masked theatre and physical movement. We also run an innovative program to help writers develop new plays, workshops to train artists, apprenticeships for young performers and theatre readings and workshops for the public. Odyssey … a theatre like no other!



As a member of our Marketing Group, you will join a dynamic and diverse team of volunteers from the community with a passion for marketing and to help the arts in Ottawa thrive.  You will be able to learn and refine your skills in marketing and communications from other volunteers and staff.

You will expand your knowledge of theatre and your interest in the performing arts. You will have the opportunity to attend performances, rehearsals, workshops of new plays and other events and to interact with professional theatre artists. You will meet new people as part of a committed team working in a positive environment to assist local artists. Most of all, you will be helping grow the arts in our city and make Ottawa a more vibrant and dynamic city.



Volunteers are critical to Odyssey’s success. As a non-profit, charitable organization, we depend on help from the community to produce top quality theatre. Our volunteers augment our capacity and provide valuable skills and expertise to the Artistic Director, General Manager and Board of Directors. Volunteers help the Theatre undertake projects and activities that we would be unable to complete on our own. Volunteers help build community support and public awareness of our work and raise the resources needed to create and perform excellent theatre for the residents of Ottawa.


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