Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities2018-12-21T18:01:47+00:00

Carousel Player is hiring a Community Outreach & Tour Development Coordinator to spend ten months overseeing Community Tour performances, managing Outreach events, and creating strategies for Carousel Players to use going forward.

The Community Outreach & Tour Development Coordinator will establish a network of community outreach events, volunteers, and communication channels to promote and present Carousel Players’ work. They will develop best practices and a network of relationships venues and presenters to support Carousel Players’ new Community Touring programs in Niagara and beyond.

The ideal candidate will have experience and/or training in public relations and event or project management. They will be outgoing and comfortable with public speaking, with strong written and verbal communication skills, and social media management experience.

Between January 21, 2019 and October 25, 2019, the Coordinator will

  • Use outreach events and new communication channels to grow Carousel Players’ public tours audience and community event attendance
  • Build connections with influencers, parenting networks, and other organizations that will partner with Carousel Players to promote its work in its touring radius.
  • Increase Carousel Players’ social media presence, as well as boosting traffic to our website.
  • Coordinate the Community Tour elements of the productions in the 2018/19 Season and prepare tour elements for the tours in the 2019/20 Season.
  • Establish a series of outreach activities to send to community events and train a volunteer base in the delivery of these activities so that Carousel Players will always be ready to participate in the community
  • Create a community outreach calendar of activities, application deadlines, and requirements so that the outreach programming can be managed by staff going forward.
  • Other duties as required.

The Coordinator will work out of Carousel Players’ administrative offices at 366 St Paul Street. These fully accessible offices are located in a United Church with its own parking lot. The main St Catharines bus terminal is three blocks from the office. The position requires some travel which will be provided by, or the costs covered by, the company. The successful candidate must complete a vulnerable sector check, which the company will pay for.

This position is has been created through an Ontario Job Creation Partnership. This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. To be eligible for this position, a candidate must live in Ontario, be legally authorized to work in Canada, and meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • actively receiving Employment Insurance (EI)
  • made a claim for EI or had an EI period end within the past three years
  • received EI maternity or parental benefits in the past five years and now re-entering the workforce

To apply for this position, email your resume and a letter outlining your interest in the position to info@carouselplayers.com

Carousel Players is developing a new initiative offering an arts education program for primary school children in four Niagara municipalities. This after-school drama program will be delivered to students in four elementary schools at their schools.

Carousel Players is seeking Arts Education Assistants to work with the instructors in the classroom to deliver this program. The Arts Education Assistants will be responsible for assisting the After School Arts instructors in program delivery. They will report to the Arts Education Coordinator. Assistants will be expected to

  • Review curriculum materials
  • Attend the instructor training session review program delivery
  • Attend classes in schools to assist instructors
  • Provide useful evaluation feedback to curriculum team to inform revisions

There will be two sessions in this program, Fall/Winter and Spring, with two classes of early primary (grades 1-4) and two classes of late primary (grades 5-8) each session. Each class will meet from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm once per week for ten weeks.

  • The Fall/Winter session runs from the week of November 12 to the week of February 4, with no classes the weeks of December 17, 24, and 31.
  • The Spring session runs from March 19 to May 21 with out interruption.

The classes will take place at schools in St Catharines, Niagara Falls, Grimsby, and Port Colborne. Transportation will be provided or travel costs reimbursed.

Assistants will be paid a stipend of $150 per session and may assist with up to two class groups per session.

All Assistants will be required to complete a vulnerable sector check (paid for by Carousel Players) or provide a copy of a completed check.

If interested in this position, please submit a resume and a cover letter indicating which session(s) and class(es) you would prefer. Direct all applications to Kate Leathers, General Manager at info@carouselplayers.com