Admin Positions

NEW POSITIONS

A number of administrative positions are available each season to both students and professionals, including marketing, graphic design, box office, front of house, and office assistants.

To be considered for a seasonal administrative position, submit a C.V., a minimum of three references, and a covering letter to General Manager John Forster, indicating your area of expertise.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:


COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

Join Odyssey Theatre for its 36thth (online) season as Ottawa’s premier professional summer theatre as a Communications and Social Media Assistant.  

We are looking for a dedicated, creative and enthusiastic person with a passion for the arts who wants to help promote our 2021 online theatre season. You will join a creative and collaborative team and gain experience with an award-winning professional theatre.

Join Ottawa’s award-winning mask and movement-based theatre. We blend classic and contemporary art forms and incorporate diverse cultures and traditions from around the world. Due to the pandemic, we are producing A Virtual Odyssey, a rich online theatre series of workshops, readings, podcasts and community arts events.

We are now hiring a Communications and Social Media Assistant. The successful candidate is between the ages of 18-30 and will be responsible for developing and launching an innovative and exciting digital marketing and social media campaigns to promote our virtual programming,  expand our online presence across multiple platforms, an increase awareness of Odyssey Theatre. The successful candidate will be able to work remotely online for the present time.

Dates:  Immediately – to be negotiated
Duration: 8 weeks
Salary: $525/week (35 hours/wk)

(part-time also possible)

Location:  Ottawa (working remotely)

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following tasks:

  • Planning, creating and implementing marketing campaigns to promote our online productions;
  • Developing written and visual creative materials (including video) for social media;
  • Preparing and monitoring online ads;
  • Creating blogs, interviews, and taking photos and videos to promote our programs;
  • Conducting marketing research and analytics;
  • Contacting community groups to create marketing partnerships;
  • Other related duties as needed.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience or courses in Theatre, Marketing, Communications, or similar;
  • Experience with video and video editing;
  • Graphic design experience;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal);
  • Excellent computer skills (Mac, Microsoft Office, Photoshop);
  • Excellent knowledge of Word Press, social media and other digital platforms;
  • Ability to show initiative and to work independently; and
  • Ability to work collaboratively.

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 three references (applications will be considered as they are submitted) to:

John Forster, General Manager

By e-mail:   info@odysseytheatre.ca

For more information, visit our website at www.odysseytheatre.ca

Please click here for the 2021-2022 job position details.


THEATRE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Join Odyssey Theatre for its 36thth (online) season as Ottawa’s premier professional summer theatre as a Production Assistant.

We are looking for a dedicated, creative and enthusiastic person with a passion for theatre and the arts who wants to be a part of producing our 2021 online theatre season. You will join a creative and collaborative team and gain experience with an award-winning professional theatre.

We are Ottawa’s award-winning mask and movement-based theatre. We blend classic and contemporary art forms and incorporate diverse cultures and traditions from around the world. Due to the pandemic, we are producing two online theatre series: a fantasy podcast and a web series on Commedia dell’Arte.

The Production Assistant will work with the Artistic Director and Stage Manager to assist with technical and production requirements of running online theatre programs, running rehearsals and script workshops online, revising scripts to incorporate sound cues and directions, and helping coordinate, schedule and manage the online requirements of our readings, events, podcasts and webinars.

Dates:  Immediately – to be negotiated Duration: 8 weeks (may be extended).
Salary: $525/week (35 hours/wk) Location: Remote

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist the Artistic Director and Stage Manager as required with virtual rehearsals and technical set-up of online events;
  • Manage the digital backstage during rehearsals, workshops and live programming;
  • Set up production elements;
  • Revise, format and distribute scripts to actors;
  • Source and organize props for sound effects;
  • Other related duties as required.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Training or experience in theatre or other performing arts (essential);
  • Knowledge of various social media and live streaming platforms;
  • Careful attention to detail;
  • Very strong organizational skills;
  • Positive, professional attitude to work with professional artists;
  • Ability to show initiative and extremely dependable;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Collaborative team player.

Odyssey Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming and respectful working environment. We welcome and encourage persons of all cultural backgrounds, disability, gender identity or expression, religion and sexual orientation to apply.  An ability to work online and remotely is an asset.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to (applications will be considered as they are received):

John Forster, General Manager

By e-mail:   info@odysseytheatre.ca

For more information, visit our website at www.odysseytheatre.ca

Please click here for the 2021-2022 job position details.


ARTS MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s premier professional summer theatre company, is seeking a dynamic person to join our team as an Arts Management Intern.  This position is an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about theatre who wants to gain training and experience in the arts.

Currently in its 36th season, Odyssey is an award-winning company renowned for its innovative style of theatre, incorporating masks, Commedia dell’Arte, clown and puppetry. Our programs include our annual Theatre Under the Stars, a New Play Creation program, and training workshops for artists and youth.  We are currently producing two online series – a fantasy podcast and a webinar on Commedia.

Working with the General Manager and Artistic Director, you will receive training and experience in diverse areas of managing a professional arts company. You will assist with marketing, grant writing, fund raising, communications and outreach, web and social media, special events and general office duties.  The position could be extended through the summer as Front of House Manager for our outdoor theatre.

We are looking for a well-organized, positive and energetic person who wants to contribute to the growth of theatre in Ottawa. Candidates should be passionate about the arts and have:

  • A university or college degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Good organizational skills, an attention to detail and an ability to manage priorities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work independently and as part of a professional team and with volunteers; and,
  • Experience in working with social media, websites and digital platforms.

The Intern receives training and experience in writing, project management, planning,  fundraising, volunteers, social media and special events, along with networking opportunities. This position will prepare you for exciting positions in the arts or not-for-profit sectors.

Position:

  • From October 15, 2021 to March 31, 2022 (possible extension to end of August 2022).
  • $600.00/week (40 hours/week, flexibility to work some evening and weekends required)

In accordance with the grant that makes this position possible, candidates must be under 30 years of age, be a recent graduate, register with Young Canada Works and be approved by CHRC prior to hiring. Odyssey is committed to providing a welcoming workplace free from harassment and discrimination.  We value diversity and welcome applicants regardless of gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability status.

Please send a resume and cover letter, the names of three references, and a two-page sample of sole-authored writing by September 15, 2021 to:

John Forster, General Manager, Odyssey Theatre by email to: info@odysseytheatre.ca.

Applications will be considered as submitted. While, we thank all those who apply, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.  For more information about Odyssey Theatre please visit our website at www.odysseytheatre.ca 

Please click here for the 2021-2022 job position details.

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