Employment

Artistic Administrator

Building Operations Manager (Part-Time)

 

Artistic Administrator

DESCRIPTION:

For over 70 years, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony has brought joy, inspiration and a sense of belonging to the Waterloo Region through our various concert series, education programs and outreach initiatives. We are looking for an exceptional Artistic Administrator capable of providing creative and collaborative leadership to all areas of artistic planning.

Are you interested in being the point person for all day-to-day programming of the orchestra?  Will you foster KWS’s reputation as a first point of call for new ideas and fresh artistic collaborations?  Can you be alert to funding opportunities and partnerships to realize ambitious programming within limited resources?  Do you have the determination to see a project through, sometimes working over a number of years?

The Artistic Administrator reports to the Director of Operations and is a key member of the Operations team.  The successful candidate will work together with the KWS Music Director and a range of staff and musicians to shape each KWS season.  A collaborative approach will be needed alongside meticulous attention to detail and timely communication: this is a creative position that is fully grounded in the day to day administrative structures of the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the artistic planning process for upcoming seasons together with the Music Director and staff
    • Identify emerging talent from Canada and further afield
    • Cultivate productive relationships with artists and their managers
    • Develop innovative programs and projects across KWS’s multiple series
    • Identify and secure creative Pops programming
  • Prepare and manage the annual artistic budget within organizational parameters
  • Negotiate fees and manage contracts for all guest artists, guest conductors and commissioned composers
  • Work together with Operations staff to ensure a smooth transfer of information required to produce all programs
  • Attend concerts regularly to appreciate and evaluate programming
  • Participate in the Concert Duty schedule; greet and entertains artists as needed
  • Provide leadership to the Artistic Advisory Committee
  • Provide information for grant writing and season brochures as required

EXPERIENCE/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • University degree and at least 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Demonstrated artistic planning skills and experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of orchestral repertoire across musical genres
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills
  • Professional presence and manner
  • Capable of exercising independent judgement
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks; flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to think creatively to solve problems
  • Excellent organizational, research and project management skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Resourceful and creative with the ability to conceptualize new ideas
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); knowledge of OPAS is an asset
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should apply by March 13, 2020 with a resume and cover letter to:

Laurie Castello
Director of Operations, Education and Community Programs
lcastello@kwsymphony.on.ca

The KWS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.
Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under
KWS’s Recruitment Policy. Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance, at the time of application.

 

Building Operations Manager (Part-Time)

DESCRIPTION:

The Building Operations Manager is responsible for the overall management of building systems together with the day-to-day cleaning and routine maintenance of the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts.

This part-time position is 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday and will report to the Director of Operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages building systems (HVAC, plumbing, electric, roof, security, fire safety, elevator, health and safety, computer network, parking and parking lot) to include annual contracts with service providers, documentation of systems and procedures, annual maintenance schedule, and overall building systems budget.
  • Cleans the building on a regular schedule and on an as-needed basis, maintaining professional work spaces and public spaces.  Monitors and cleans the entranceways and signage outside of the building.
  • Removes garbage and recycling materials on a regular and as-needed basis from offices and public areas.  Ensures that recycling bins go to the street weekly.
  • Orders and stocks cleaning and paper supplies.
  • Assists staff with the set-up and take down of furniture and equipment for events.
  • Assists technical staff with theatre seating moves, as necessary.
  • Troubleshoots and makes small repairs in the building.  Interfaces with professional service persons as necessary.
  • Performs and documents monthly fire safety inspections.

EXPERIENCE/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Professional presence and manner
  • Capable of working alone and with others
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks; flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail and cleanliness
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule from time to time
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by March 13, 2020 to:

Laurie Castello
Director of Operations, Education and Community Programs
lcastello@kwsymphony.on.ca

The KWS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.
Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under
KWS’s Recruitment Policy. Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance, at the time of application.