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British Columbia

Metro Vancouver, BC
Senior Planner, Facility Design


The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.



Provides senior transportation planning expertise and leadership to projects of medium/higher scope in support of a designated program related to transportation policy, forecasting, or infrastructure / service development in an integrated, multi-modal environment.



  • Contributes senior transportation planning expertise to development of program/project strategies, plans and tactics.
  • Provides senior technical guidance, sharing the benefit of an advanced level of expertise with other planning professionals, while also providing leadership to designated projects.
  • Develops advanced transportation planning, methods, techniques and models in support of designated project deliverables, ensuring compliance with department standards, policies and procedures.
  • Contributes as a member of a program team, providing a senior level of transportation planning expertise, identifying and recommending action on planning and project risks and opportunities, based on analysis of transport data, trends, and issues.  Alerts Manager to critical issues.
  • Collaborates with leaders and professionals across the organization, with a view to optimizing planning services and project outcomes.
  • Develops and manages relationships with stakeholders to understand needs, keeping them informed and resolving issues.  Provides senior technical support and advice to municipal/provincial working teams and advisory committees.
  • Oversees contractors and consultants, providing work direction and monitoring contract compliance.
  • Provides technical guidance to other planning professionals, including involvement in development and performance management.


Education and Experience:

The competencies for this position are acquired through a Master’s degree in Planning, Engineering or a related discipline, plus four (4) years’ experience providing an advanced level of expertise and leading projects in an agency specializing in planning or transportation,

Other Requirements:
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of transportation planning
  • Sound knowledge of plans, products, roles and responsibilities of government agencies, NGOs and associations.
  • Sound Leadership skills to provide a senior level of technical guidance and expertise to other transportation planning professionals and to lead projects.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to identify and assess impact of transportation planning and project-related risks and opportunities in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to develop and deliver reports and presentations.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills to build trust by consulting with others and applying a team approach and negotiation skills as they pertain to contracts.
  • Sound decision making skills to make recommendations/resolve transportation planning and project-related issues, and conflict resolution skills to mitigate and minimize project risks and issues.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week


Grade: 05

Salary starting at $74,416 per annum

Other Information

This position is specifically related to Translink’s Public Art Program, within the Facility Design Group, and the successful candidate will be involved all aspects of planning, delivering and project close out of various public art initiatives on our transit system.

The ideal candidate for this position would have experience in project/program coordinator and be knowledgeable about contemporary art, familiar with the theory, principles, practices and procedures of art programs and is passionate about improving the customer experience on our transit network.

A background in public art, fine arts, arts project management / coordination or art conservation, through previous work experience, formal education or a combination of both, is an asset but not mandatory for the role.

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

How to Apply

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

Please go to to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

Application Deadline: Until filled

TransLink is committed to employment equity.



Coquitlam, BC
Dance Instructors
Place des arts
August 31, 2019
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Place des Arts is seeking enthusiastic, qualified Dance Instructors who are passionate about teaching and interact well with children and teens.

Place des Arts provides quality arts education in visual arts, music, dance and drama for all ages and skill levels. We offer a friendly, non-competitive environment where students are encouraged to learn and to develop an appreciation of the arts.

We are seeking committed, qualified candidate(s) to teach jazz and lyrical dance classes to children and teens for our 2019-2020 season. Candidates must be available to teach on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays between 3-9pm from September 2019 to June 2020.



  • Completion of a post-secondary education in dance and/or equivalent training and experience
  • Previous experience choreographing pieces for competition and/or dance recitals
  • Minimum of 2-years teaching experience working with students of various ages and abilities
  • Must have experience teaching children and youth


  • Ability to communicate and interact positively with students
  • Highly responsible and punctual
  • Thoughtful, energetic and passionate about teaching
  • Eager to participate in, and contribute to, our vibrant centre

All submissions should include the following information

  1. Name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
  2. Cover letter and résumé including previous teaching experience and personal teaching philosophy
  3. Appropriate supporting materials: i.e., pictures, portfolio, videos, etc.
  4. Schedule of availability between September 2019 to June 2020

Starting at $40 per hour

Instructors are contracted to a self-employment agreement. Place des Arts coordinates studio space, scheduling, registration and program promotions. All Place des Arts instructors are required to obtain and provide a Police Information Check prior to teaching at Place des Arts.

Please visit our website for general information regarding the centre.

Send your application c/o Jessie Au, Sr. Fine and Performing Arts Programmer. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Fax: 604.664.1658
Mail: 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1G2



Stratford, ON
Senior Director
Stratford Festival
July 31, 2019
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ROLE: Senior Director, Marketing & Audience Development
LOCATION: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
DIRECT REPORTS: Director of Marketing, Director of Audience Development, Literary & Editorial Director, Associate Director of Sponsorship
TYPE: Permanent, Full Time


The Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, we present more than a dozen productions in four distinctive venues (one of which is currently being rebuilt).
We produce acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s plays, other works from the classical repertoire, and contemporary dramas and musicals, while actively fostering and supporting the development of Canadian theatre.
Embracing our 66-year heritage of tradition and innovation, we seek to bring theatre alive for increasingly diverse audiences, pursue new artistic avenues, and expand the scope and reach of our work beyond the stage itself. Thus we also present the Stratford Festival Forum, conduct our artistic R&D program, the Laboratory, and are midway through a ten-year project – unique in North America – to film all of Shakespeare’s plays.
With an annual budget of $61 million, the Festival earns 95% of its revenue through ticket sales as well as ancillary and fundraising activities, making it one of the most self-sufficient cultural organizations on the continent.
We have built an $80-million endowment fund to support our operating activities, including training, education outreach, play development and capital projects.
Our new $70-million Tom Patterson Theatre Centre will open in time for our 2020 season. This 600-seat state-of-the-art facility will both affirm and vastly enhance the Festival’s position as a world leader in live theatre.
By attracting the finest talent from Canada and the world, and by providing the conditions and training that enable artists to achieve their most courageous work, we immerse our audiences in a theatregoing experience that is innovative, entertaining, and unsurpassed anywhere in the world: one that is deeply relevant to, and reflective of, their lives and communities.


With your passion for the performing arts and your desire to become part of the Stratford Festival’s vibrant senior leadership team, you will have a positive impact on the organization as its new Senior Director, Marketing & Audience Development. You will provide sound leadership, strong and creative management, and coordination of all marketing and audience development strategies to achieve or exceed agreed goals.
This unique opportunity will leverage your past achievements and extensive knowledge of marketing and audience development while providing a working environment that is personally and professionally rewarding. The Senior Director, Marketing & Audience Development is a key representative of the organization and a keen advocate of theatre with stakeholders, the community at large and other arts organizations.
Our patrons are our lifeblood – they purchase tickets, make donations, and contribute to the communal experience of live theatre by reacting to the work of our artists. The role of the Senior Director, Marketing & Audience Development is to increase the public profile of the Festival, to introduce new patrons to our work, and to improve patron retention rates.
The Senior Director, Marketing & Audience Development will have a strong understanding of our various patron segments in order to drive attendance and increase brand awareness.


Marketing & Audience Development

  • Direct and coordinate marketing functions designed to meet annual ticket sales targets and sponsorship revenue.
  • In collaboration with the position’s key direct reports, develop and oversee the implementation of integrated marketing plans designed to meet ambitious revenue targets.
  • Formulate the profile of the Festival’s target markets.
  • Identify and develop new customers, build loyalty among existing customers, and win back lapsed customers.
  • Develop and drive the evolution of a brand strategy that supports the Stratford Festival’s strategic goals and objectives. That strategy has three layers: the overarching brand, the annual season, and the individual productions and events, including the Forum, the Lab, our Stratford Festival On Film series and our touring and outreach activities.
  • Articulate a clear value proposition associated with the brand and ensure the proposition is integrated into the work of the marketing, audience development, publicity, sponsorship, and communications teams. Ensure compelling copy for marketing, communications, and sales materials. Review all marketing materials to ensure integrity and consistency with brand and value proposition.
  • Oversee and direct the evolution of the Festival’s web and digital presence with the goal of optimizing revenue.
  • Create an online experience that reinforces the Festival’s brand, builds relationships with existing patrons, and connects with new and diverse patrons.
  • Develop plans to curate and shape a patron experience from beginning to end that will optimize revenue and encourage loyalty. The patron experience includes all marketing touch points and the on-site visit. Develop plans to capitalize on the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre to elevate the patron experience.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of marketing initiatives and costs, continually improve bottom-line results, and create benchmarks and success measurements for marketing programs.
  • Develop and oversee marketing budgets.


  • Consult with the Artistic and Executive Directors and others in the Director’s Office through the season planning process. Provide feedback on programming choices based on knowledge of target markets, competitive offerings, emerging social issues, and internal competencies.
  • Lead the development of the “key art” to promote each season and the individual productions, events, and experiences. Liaise with the Artistic Director and the Executive Director on the creation of that key art.
  • Oversee corporate sponsorship activities and liaise with the marketing team on sponsor recognition and identification of new sponsorship opportunities.
  • Maintain regular contact with internal and external stakeholders; work to ensure consistent communication towards developing a common brand and reputation.
  • Forge and nurture connections with local, provincial and national tourism agencies, and with other cultural organizations within Canada and beyond.
  • Prepare and administer marketing plans in relation to government funding opportunities.
  • Promote, develop, and maintain positive relations with partners, vendors, and distributors.
  • Report on marketing campaign and sales/revenue achievement at Board and Finance Committee meetings. Serve as staff lead to the Marketing Committee by both reporting to the Committee and soliciting its feedback and advice.
  • Regularly analyze sales data and competitive activity and share with the Festival senior team, together with observations and recommendations.
  • Liaise with the advancement department on the development of the annual communication/solicitation plan and review materials to ensure they are consistent with brand standards.
  • Establish, implement, and evaluate short- and long-range departmental objectives, policies, and operating procedures to ensure goals are met or exceeded.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement; develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach.
  • Be responsible for staff performance and development goals, establishing priorities and conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Adhere to, implement, and enforce the Stratford Festival Health & Safety Commitment and Procedures, and ensure that safe work practices and policies are enforced and supported.


  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant and progressive senior-level experience in general management in a relevant B2C business, preferably in the arts, entertainment, or tourism industries.
  • Experience in building an organization’s brand identity through strategic planning and execution.
  • Exceptional track record in planning marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, and e-marketing programs.
  • Strong understanding of integrated marketing programs that strengthen the brand, connect with key stakeholders, and inspire ticket sales and affiliation.
  • Deeply versed in and extremely comfortable with digital and experiential marketing.
  • Experience in corporate sponsorship sales and cultivation.
  • Established senior contacts with relevant local, national, and international communities considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Significant and exceptional project management skills and experience.
  • Experience in building, mentoring, and coaching a team of functional experts.
  • Alignment with the Stratford Festival’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Knowledge of audience development best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting and financial forecasting.
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • University degree or equivalent education and experience in a field related to business or marketing. Master’s degree preferred.


  • Highly articulate, with exceptional team-building skills.
  • A passion for theatre.
  • Strong organizational management skills: detail-oriented, strategic, creative, entrepreneurial, and disciplined.
  • High professional standards, with an acute attention to detail.
  • A practical, calm, and creative problem solver and strategic thinker, with the flexibility to react nimbly to the unexpected.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently or as part of a team.
  • Results-oriented personality with a collegial management approach and high level of integrity.
  • Disciplined; accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.

A competitive, experienced-based compensation package with benefits will be provided.


Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé to:

The Stratford Festival is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to reflecting our city’s and country’s diversity. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.