Job Posting: Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal seeks Artistic and Administrative Assistant

Submission deadline: Friday, March 2nd

Reporting to the Artistic & Executive Director and the General Manager, the Artistic and Administrative Assistant will support the PWM team on a variety of artistic and administrative tasks and projects. Over the next six months, the individual will support the coordination of two Artistic Residencies, as well as several development workshops with artists across Canada. The individual will also gain knowledge in fundraising for arts organizations by assisting with PWM’s spring fundraising campaign and providing support to the General Manager on a variety of fundraising proposals.

Work Schedule: This position will begin in March 2018 and end in September 2018 (specific beginning and end dates T.B.C). Working hours are 9-5pm, with some evening and weekends.

Wage: $12.50/hour
Must be eligible for Emploi Quebec’s Subvention Salariale program:
Interview priority will be given  to those who have already obtained their EQ eligibility letter.

Duties and Responsibilities:

General Artistic Support

  • Assisting the Artistic and Executive Director with PWM’s artistic calendar, coordinating artist availabilities and confirming dates with artists
  • Coordinating development workshop needs and materials including space set up, scripts, lighting, sound and projection requirements
  • Event planning and support for public readings
  • Coordinating studio rentals including key and alarm code issuance, and rental documentation
  • Updating PWM’s Access database with the outcomes of all artistic projects and events, and filing paperwork with the appropriate artistic associations or funding body
  • Collecting artist feedback for granting purposes
  • Update and maintain PWM’s script library, and implement an effective PWM archival system of production programs
  • Event support for the Young Creators Unit showcase, March 14-16
  • Support the artistic and general coordination for the Glassco Translation Residency in Tadoussac
  • Support the artistic and general coordination for the Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency

General Administrative Support

  • Studio, office and inventory maintenance – including ordering of supplies and maintaining a clean studio and office space
  • Taking staff meeting minutes, and storing them in the Google drive
  • Answering the PWM telephone, responding to public inquiries and the daily checking of voicemail
  • Assist in maintaining accurate newsletter lists of artists, donors and members
  • Administrative processing of monthly donations in PWM’s Access database
  • Assist in maintaining clean filing systems
  • Assisting the General Manager with fundraising and development tasks such as: assisting with PWM’s spring fundraiser, writing grant and sponsorship proposals and assisting with the coordination of the PWM Fundraising Committee.

Education, experience:

  • Post-secondary education in a discipline relating to nonprofit or arts management, business administration or theatre
  • And/or 1-2 years’ experience working for a non-profit, arts organization or equivalent

Desired Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong email writing skills, with the ability to manage a high volume of emails
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and French (Advanced level in English written and verbal, Intermediate in French written and verbal)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask, while also helping others to stay organized
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and communicate in a team setting with staff, the board of directors and volunteers
  • Ability to communicate with the general public, donors and funders in a professional and friendly manner
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Knowledge of MS Office programs (i.e. Excel, Word, Access), Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and Mailchimp, knowledge and experience using databases is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience working in a non-profit organizations a plus

How to apply:

  • Send your resume and cover letter to Lesley Bramhill at by Friday March 2, 2018. In your cover letter, mention the status of your EQ eligibility letter.

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