JOB POSTING | Sales & Tour Coordinator
Seasonal Position (September 7 – December 10, 2021 | 14-week engagement)
Application Deadline August 7, 2021
Posted: July 8, 2021
As a touring company, Green Thumb Theatre’s work often takes place throughout the traditional homelands of most of the Indigenous Nations and cultures across British Columbia and beyond. Green Thumb's offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Green Thumb Theatre is seeking an enthusiastic and results driven Sales & Tour Coordinator to join the Green Thumb team to work alongside the Tour & Education Manager in targeted sales and marketing for our Elementary and Secondary school tours. This is a full time seasonal position (September to December 2021. For the right candidate and pending funding, position may resume in January 2022). Standard office hours: 8:00am-4:00pm. Please note, these hours may vary through the mutual agreement of the Sales & Tour Coordinator and Green Thumb’s General Manager.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Green Thumb has strict protocols in place to protect its employees and community at large. All Green Thumb COVID-19 protocols are reviewed and updated regularly to reflect the current Public Health Orders.
About the Role:
Reporting to the General Manager and in conjunction with the Tour & Education Manager, the Sales & Tour Coordinator is responsible for all direct sales of Green Thumb productions, along with marketing strategies, individual school and school district direct sales, national and international sales and venue bookings, as well as offering additional supports to the Tour & Education Manager, as needed. The Sales & Tour Coordinator must be comfortable making sales phone calls to both new and existing school and venue contacts, with a strong focus on building relationships with educators, administrators and venue managers.
Additional duties include creating and maintaining ongoing targeted sales strategies, being an ambassador of Green Thumb Theatre and other administrative duties, as required.
The Sales & Tour Coordinator works collaboratively with other Green Thumb staff members: with the General Manager on sales strategy and tactics, the Tour & Education Manager on sales and other tour-related sales initiatives, and the Development & Outreach Manager on outreach and community engagement initiatives along with other Green Thumb staff on administrative duties, as required.
The Sales & Tour Coordinator provides professional support to the General Manager, Artistic Director and Board of Directors and acts as an advocate of Green Thumb Theatre to arts professionals, various stakeholders and the community at large.
The Sales & Tour Coordinator is a full time (35 hours per week) seasonal position. The contract will be 14 weeks, from September 7 – December 10, 2021. Pending funding, the position may resume in January 2022.
- Post secondary training or equivalent experience with a focus on theatre and/or arts administration and/or relevant professional experience in sales or sales coordination
- Strong communicator, written and orally
- Must be comfortable with sales and calling schools and venues
- Enthusiastic sales person who works well under pressure
- Positive attitude and professional demeanor
- Strong work ethic and passion for live theatre for youth which focuses on social justice
- Advance knowledge of MS office and SUMAC an asset, but not a requirement
$20.00 - $22.00/hour, to commensurate with experience
To apply please submit your resume or CV and a one-page cover letter (both as PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Sales and Tour Coordinator – Your Name”, with files saved as YOURNAME_CV and YOURNAME_STC.
Please include in your cover letter any relevant experiences you may have, work or lived, that would benefit your work as Sales and Tour Coordinator.
Applications close August 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview August 9, 2021
In-person interviews will take place August 11 - 13, 2021. All Candidates will be asked to wear a 3-layer mask.*
*People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt. Some people cannot wear a mask for psychological, behavioural or health conditions.
Position start date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Position end date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and to furthering principles of access, inclusion, and equity in our work. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other communities facing systemic marginalization, and welcome members of those communities to self-identify as they feel comfortable. Green Thumb also recognizes that artists and contractors are informed by all facets of their identities. We welcome applicants to inform us of their pronouns if they wish, and to include details about how their identity informs their practice and needs as they see fit. All Green Thumb staff, contractors and volunteers will be asked to sign off on Green Thumb’s Anti-Oppression and Anti-Harassment Policy. This policy can be found at https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/resources/anti-oppression-anti-harrassment-policy
About Green Thumb Theatre:
Green Thumb Theatre is a force within the field of theatre for young audiences, not only in British Columbia, but across the country and throughout the world. Green Thumb Theatre creates, produces, and tours plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. We provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today’s generation and culture to stimulate empathy, debate and critical thinking. www.greenthumb.bc.ca
July 8, 2021