Employment Opportunity with APA

July 8, 2013 | The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) has an exciting opportunity for someone to join us in the position of Touring Coordinator (full time, permanent).

A member-based, regional arts service organization, the APA delivers programs and services that build capacity, develop leaders and create opportunities for its members in Atlantic Canada’s performing arts presenting field including Contact East our premiere showcasing event. Our members are the venues, festivals, and series that bring live professional performing arts experiences to Atlantic Canadians.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Touring Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing the Block Booking program, one of the APA’s core programs and services. The main focus of the position is the artist selection process for Contact East and tour development, planning and implementation. This includes, acting as a liaison between presenters and agents/managers; contract development and negotiation and working closely with artists on showcasing and touring logistics.

The successful candidate will possess:

* a combination of relevant education and experience;

* excellent skills in organization and planning in order to work in a dynamic and changing environment;

* the ability to communicate and work with members, agent/managers and artists to meet the membership needs is essential;

* experience specific to planning and implementing programs in performing arts;

* an ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment;

* a high functioning use of technology; and

* an appreciation of the public value of the performing arts in communities.

Note: The APA currently maintains an office in Charlottetown, PEI. However, we are open to creative, contemporary workplace situations that attract the best talent, encourage collaboration, and promote efficient and effective ways of doing business.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply by electronic correspondence in confidence to:

laurie@atlanticpresenters.ca

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 17:00H WEDNESDAY, 24 JULY, 2013.

No phone calls please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.