Employment Opportunities at Neptune Theatre

 

Manager of Marketing & Sales

Department: Marketing

Reports to: General Manager

 

Job Summary:

The Manager of Marketing & Sales is responsible for managing marketing, brand positioning and sales activities at Neptune Theatre.  This position also oversees public relations, community engagement and outreach.  The Manager of Marketing & Sales ensures sponsorship commitments are catalogued and carried out in accordance with agreements.  This position supports achievement of subscription and single ticket sales targets by developing and delegating marketing and sales initiatives appropriately.  The Manager of Marketing & Sales works collaboratively with the General Manger, Artistic Director, Director of Development and Partnerships and the senior management team to establish marketing and sales targets in accordance with Neptune Theatre’s annual business plan and long-term strategic plan.  The Manager of Marketing & Sales is also responsible for assessing and measuring the impact of marketing initiatives.

The Manager of Marketing & Sales leads a team of marketing associates and collaborates with Neptune Theatre Box Office to communicate marketing, sales and communications initiatives, assess data and recommend sales and marketing targets.

 

Specific Job Functions:

  • Support achievement of subscription and single ticket sales targets
  • Manage and supervise marketing associates
  • Develop, execute and evaluate marketing and sales plans
  • Connect with retailers, developers and property managers to position Neptune as an exciting amenity in the downtown core
  • Collaborate with the Box Office to devise sales strategies to achieve organizational objectives
  • Develop, manage and control marketing budgets and expenditures
  • Develop and present progress reports to senior management
  • Coordinate media buying, communications and social media initiatives
  • Coordinate communication and collaboration with Neptune Box Office
  • Manage marketing and sales support to Neptune Theatre School
  • General coordination of associated collateral production, market research, partnership and promotions work
  • Manage special initiatives in support of overall organizational goals

 

Job Specific Competencies

  1. Planning and Organization
  2. Communication
  3. Team Player
  4. Trust
  5. Energy and Drive
  6. Adaptability

 

Performance Characteristics:

The Manager of Marketing & Sales is commercially minded with a solid background in marketing, branding, sales and communications.  As a proactive and organized professional, the Manager of Marketing & Sales has excellent communication skills, customer relations experience, a passion for the arts and cultural community, as well as the ability to quickly adapt and think outside of the box.  He/she understands the goals of the theatre and the ability to develop and execute marketing plans that support the achievement of sales and related targets.  An effective communicator, the Manager of Marketing & Sales establishes relationships with a broad spectrum of partners, sponsors, and like-minded community allies with the objective of raising Neptune’s profile within the community.  He/she understands the Neptune brand and the quality standards it encompasses.  

 

Neptune Employment Goals

Our goal is to create a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve.  Neptune welcomes applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, and persons with disabilities. 

 

Neptune Theatre supports the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) in pursuit of creating a respectful workplace and is committed to the tenants of the Not in Our Space anti-harassment campaign.

 

 

This posting will be active until September 11, 2018.

Please email your cover letter and resume to   work@neptunetheatre.com

 


 

 

Social Media, Communications & Content Creator

                     

Department: Marketing

Reports to: Manager of Marketing & Sales

 

Job Summary:

The Social Media, Communications & Content Creator (the SCCC) at Neptune Theatre is responsible for developing, sharing and engaging audiences with compelling communications and social media content.  As part of the marketing team, the individual is responsible for developing social media and communications strategies to reinforce the brand and positioning of the theatre and to promote and support productions, programs and initiatives at Neptune.  The SCCC is responsible for media relations at Neptune and is required to write content for a variety of audiences and distribution channels including Neptune’s website.  As the primary content creator on staff, this person leads the development of the House Program for every show and is instrumental in creating content for materials such as Neptune’s Annual Report.  This individual has strong marketing/communications skills as well as editing and video editing capabilities.  Cultivating relationships with local media, entertainment reporters, bloggers and influencers is another component of the job.

Specific Job Functions:

  • Grow Neptune’s brand and social media presence to support sales, promote productions and programs by creating content that is informative and engaging
  • Create social media strategies and initiatives to increase followers, engagement, and conversion rates for sales and subscriptions
  • Prepare news release and related materials plus schedule media calls and interviews
  • Plan and prepare social media posts, ad copies, website updates and email blasts
  • Use social media to support organizational objectives
  • Use SEO and Google analytics to improve the theatre’s online presence and performance
  • Plan and produce the House Program for every production at Neptune Theatre
  • Work with other departments within the theatre to identify, create and disseminate social media and digital content
  • Manage social media channels, conducting market research to leverage social media trends for the benefit of the theatre
  • Engage potential patrons, partners and donors across all social media platforms to promote the theatre, its productions, Neptune’s Theatre School and its programs
  • Schedule social media posts on Hootsuite and Email blasts on Constant Contact

 

Job Specific Competencies

  1. Planning and Organization
  2. Communication
  3. Team Player
  4. Trust
  5. Energy and Drive
  6. Adaptability

 

Performance Characteristics and Required Qualifications

The Social Media, Communications & Content Creator (the SCCC) has excellent written communication skills.  The individual has solid experience using social media platforms to support and achieve organizational objectives.  With attention to details, excellent time management skills and creative problem-solving skills, the SCCC is a valued member of Neptune’s marketing team.  He/she combines three-plus years of experience in content creation with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications or a related field.  Experience with Hootsuite, Constant Connection, SEO, Google Analytics, WordPress, and Adobe Acrobat is necessary for this position.  A passion for the arts and cultural community is considered an asset in this environment.

 

Neptune Employment Goals

Our goal is to create a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve.  Neptune welcomes applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, and persons with disabilities. 

 

Neptune Theatre supports the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) in pursuit of creating a respectful workplace and is committed to the tenants of the Not in Our Space anti-harassment campaign.

 

This posting will be active until September 11, 2018.

Please email your cover letter and resume to   work@neptunetheatre.com

 

 


 

We inspire our audiences with great stories

 

Join the Neptune Theatre Team!

We are seeking Part-time Ushers/Bartenders for our 56th  Season

Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre is one of Canada's premiere regional theatres and has provided Atlantic Canada with high-quality, professional theatre for over 50 years.  Neptune Theatre is an integral part of the arts community in Nova Scotia with the 458-seat Fountain Hall Theatre, 192-seat Scotiabank Stage, a Theatre School with over 1,400 students, and a Young Neptune Company touring program that performs to over 20,000 students each year.

Our Ushers and Bartenders are at the front of the line for customer service and serve as Neptune Theatre’s performance and event hosts.  Under the direct supervision of a Duty Front of House Manager, Ushers and Bartenders are responsible for the following:

  • Preparing the theatre and lobbies for the reception of patrons
  • Scanning tickets and directing guests to their seats
  • Providing information to customers on Neptune Theatre programs and services
  • Setting up the bars and selling beverages and snacks to patrons in a fast paced environment
  • Operating POS equipment, making accurate change and reconciling cash at the bars
  • Working special events at Neptune Theatre
  • Addressing customers’ requests for assistance or complaints
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates for these positions must be 19 years & older, have very good oral and written communication skills, an excellent work and attendance record, work well with a team and have superior customer service skills. We expect dedication, reliability and a strong sense of responsibility from our staff.  Hours vary, but are mostly evenings and weekends with some daytime events. Weekend availability is a must, and candidates who are able to continue to work throughout the holiday season will be given preference.  Prior experience in a similar role would be desirable.

If you are seeking flexible hours, enjoy interacting with people in a pleasant, friendly environment and want to share in the excitement of live professional theatre, please forward your resume and cover letter by August 20th 2108:

Usher/Bartender Search
fohmgr@neptunetheatre.com
Neptune Theatre
1593 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS 
B3J 2B2

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 


 

Job Posting

Head of Lighting

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About the Position

Reporting to the Technical Director and working as an integral member of the production team of Neptune Theatre, the Head Electrician provides efficient and reliable procurement, preparation, setup, construction, operation, and maintenance of all production lighting, projection, special effects equipment, and supervision of casual IATSE crew labour resources within the established budgets and schedules.

This position requires working at heights, climbing ladders, lifting of heavy equipment, and use of hand and power tools.

Per the collective agreement, hours of work for this position will regularly be Tuesday – Sunday, 45 hours per week. During production tech weeks, hours will be long and irregular.

This position can start as early as November 27th. However, the start date is flexible. 

 

The Ideal Candidate

The Head Electrician has a combination of skills acquired through formal and on-the-job training, and a demonstrated ability to supervise casual crew labour in a unionized environment. 

A strong Head Electrician is a well-organized, reliable, safety-conscious individual with great communication skills and well-rounded knowledge of the technical aspects of theatre. Specific and deep knowledge of modern theatrical lighting equipment and control, especially ETC, is essential. 

Knowledge of safe practices for working with electrical equipment, and basic wiring techniques is integral to the work. 

The ability to work both independently, and collaboratively is key to the Head Electrician contributing to the success of our productions.

Submission Details

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email by 5PM September 7th, 2018, to the attention of Michael Erwin, Production Manager at:

work@neptunetheatre.com

Include Head Electrician in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

As per the flexible start date, please indicate your availability in your submission details. 

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further. 

 


 

About Neptune Theatre

Since first opening its doors in the early 1960’s, Neptune has produced hundreds of outstanding and remarkable productions, telling stories of our region and beyond. Celebrating 55 years of operations in 2017-2018, Neptune Theatre is the largest professional theatre in Atlantic Canada. Neptune stages more than 300 performances annually, appealing to a wide variety of audiences and diverse communities, and attracting approximately 80,000 people to its productions and educational programs. The current season is Neptune’s most expansive season to date, with six main stage productions in Fountain Hall, five studio productions on the Scotiabank Stage, plus four bonus features. With an enduring mission to inspire its audiences with great stories, Neptune has a vision as a cultural organization that enriches the community across the Atlantic Region, earning a national reputation through artistic and creative excellence in programming and in practice of its craft.