Morpheus Theatre is seeking a Theatre Administrator to join our office team. This is a part-time employee position beginning in August 2017 (approximately 15 to 18 hours per week).
Morpheus Theatre is a proud member of Calgary’s community theatre scene and is about to embark on its 23rd season of shows worth seeing. Morpheus Theatre performs out of the Pumphouse Theatre with offices and rehearsal space in the Parkdale Community Centre. Our typical season of shows includes a farce or comedy, a family pantomime, a more intimate comedy or drama and a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. We also run an adult chorus, a junior theatre school, and one-day educational workshops. With the exception of some part-time office staff, Morpheus Theatre is run exclusively by volunteer members.
Morpheus is Seeking a Part-Time Theatre Administrator
This position entails sharing general administrative duties relating to box office operation and marketing. This includes; but is not limited to sharing tasks including, handling individual, group and subscriber ticket sales, updating the volunteer and patron databases, organizing and maintaining Morpheus’ rehearsal space, properties and costumes, handling some production-related duties and handling marketing and social media activities.
This is not a computer-only based job, but includes customer service, volunteer management, information distribution, facility management and creative problem solving. It will require an open-minded, multi-faceted individual. The Theatre Administrator will work closely with both the Operations Manager and Artistic Director.
As Theatre Administrator you will share responsibility for the day to day operations of the theatre. This will include receiving phone calls and emails, processing ticket sales and responding to questions or forwarding the information on to the applicable party.
The Theatre Administrator will regularly update the website information about shows and post any relevant articles or notices. The Theatre Administrator will also be responsible for sending any requested information to the membership via email or mail.
The Theatre Administrator will be seen as one of the public faces of the theatre and will facilitate good relations with the community at large. In addition the Theatre Administrator ensures harmonious working relationships among the various groups that use the building. In that regard, the Theatre Administrator may be asked to help monitor the calendar of events and the rental/booking of various rooms.
The Theatre Administrator will be expected to work approximately 15 to 18 hours/week. The times are flexible and negotiable; however, core hours would include three regular days a week from 11am to 4pm. Ideally the candidate can work Tuesday, Thursday, and one other weekday. Morpheus Theatre will offer an hourly wage based on experience.
The successful candidate will have:
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- People-focused attitude, pleasant phone persona
- Comfortable with email, Microsoft Office and social media
- Experience with Theatre Manager and WordPress would be a bonus
- Strong self-discipline, initiative, ability to self-manage, and follow complex instructions
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work to tight deadlines and sudden changes without getting flustered
- A desire to work with creative and collaborative teams
- Passion and Knowledge of Arts organizations or not-for profit groups
If you have any questions or are interested in applying please email the Artistic Director at the address below. Applications should include your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and your wage expectations. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline for Applications: August 18, 2017