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The Badlands Amphitheatre is a non-profit arts and culture society located in the Canadian Badlands
Creativity. Community. Celebration.

The Venue:

The Badlands Amphitheatre is a non-profit arts and culture venue located on 400 acres in the Canadian Badlands .  Home to Canada’s largest outdoor stage, our 2,500-seat outdoor amphitheatre and indoor Badlands Arts Centre hosts the renowned Badlands Passion Play; the Summer Concert Series including Great Big Weekend; Go Badlands: Outdoor Adventure & Music Festival, Roots, Blues, & Barbecue; Lightfest: Winter in the Badlands; outdoor opera and much more. 

With our spectacular natural setting, unique in the world, we create sustainable community through performance events (with economic, cultural, social, and environmental outcomes), increase awareness and skill in the arts, and encourage tourism by creating significant cultural attractions. The Badlands Amphitheatre has a mandate to produce, create, and host events; enable arts education, and promote tourism – all based on our values of community, creation and celebration.

Currently Available:

Full time:  Office Administrator
Full time:
Guest Services/Front of House Co-ordinator
Full time:
Sales Marketing Administrator
Part Time: Donor Development

Roster Crew Call: Concerts and other events

Canada Summer Job Positions: Facilities and Arts Admin

Theatre Professionals: 2024 Badlands Passion Play – Head of Wardrobe

See details below. 

CURRENTLY HIRING:

  • General Construction Labourer
  • Canada Summer Job Positions:
    Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides wage subsidies to employers to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

Facilities: If you are looking for an interesting venue, you’ve found the place. You will help to set up events and work on facilities that are carved into the bentonite hills. There’s lot of outdoor work and you will be contributing to a nonprofit arts and culture team that wants to put on great events in the Canadian Badlands. Physical ability to carry out duties. 

Arts Admin: If you want to gain event management and arts administration experience, join us this summer. You will learn about guest relations, box office sales, and all the details involved in putting on large scale events in an outdoor setting.

Office Administrator

POSITION: Office Administrator
Position will remained open until filled

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director / Project Manager
WORKS WITH: Strategic Development Team

EMPLOYMENT PARAMETERS: Work is done predominantly on site in a multi person office environment. A degree of flexibility to work from home depending on the season as approved in advance. Requires occasional weekends for events.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Office Administrator is responsible for the efficient and effective day-to-day front and box office operations of the Badlands Amphitheatre, including event ticket sales and setup, and guest inquiries. The position requires a blend of customer service, project management, and administrative skills.

Job Requirements:

  • Team Focus:  Ensure that schedules are met, resources are allocated appropriately, and communication between various teams is effective.
  • Leadership: Onboarding and training new employees, delegating tasks, and assisting with scheduling and team oversight.
  • Box Office Sales and Guest Support: hands-on and detailed involvement in the day-to-day implementation of plans including box office sales, donor support, and inquiries and operation of Theatre Manager Ticket System Software.
  • Office Oversight:  Maintaining office supplies, ensuring equipment like printers and copiers are functional, and other office duties include handling invoices, mail pickup and distribution, and coordinating receipts and invoices to support other teams.
  • Project Managing: Focus on the details of the tasks and projects related to the box office and general administration including project management software with attention to updating and organizing project tasks.
  • Communication: Liaison with our team of teams as a point of contact between employees, management, and external stakeholders. Responsibilities include phone operations including messages, responding to emails, handling routine correspondence, and assisting marketing with sales campaigns.
  • Financial & Accounting: Reporting for grants, allocating invoices and receipts, filing, Box Office and revenue support.

Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years of experience preferably in the arts, culture, and tourism sector.
  • University Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills, with a strong focus on customer service.
  • Demonstrated time management skills in a detailed deadline-oriented environment.
  • Collaborative mindset with a track record of working effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with Google Suite and project management software (Teamwork) is an asset.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks, maintain organized records, and meet reporting deadlines. 
  • Experience with Theatre Manager ticketing software is an asset.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite or similar is an asset along with project management software. 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record keeping.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Guest Services Administrator

POSITION: Guest Services Administrator
Position will remained open until filled

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director / Project Manager
WORKS WITH: Strategic Development Team  / Production Team

EMPLOYMENT PARAMETERS: Work is done predominantly on site in a multi person office environment. A degree of flexibility to work from home as approved in advance. May require occasional  weekends for events

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Guest Services Administrator plays a pivotal role in managing the Front-of-House operations and coordinating the volunteer program to ensure the seamless execution of events at Badlands Amphitheatre. This position requires a dynamic individual with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience in event coordination, volunteer management, or related fields.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
    Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and foster a positive work culture.
  • Proficiency in Google suite, volunteer, and database management software.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required during events and campaigns.
  • Physical ability to stand, walk, and lift moderate loads.

PRIORITIES:

Volunteer Recruitment and Management

  • Develop and execute effective volunteer recruitment strategies to attract diverse and skilled volunteers.
  • Conduct interviews, screenings, and orientation sessions to onboard new volunteers.
  • Maintain a database of volunteers, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records of their skills, interests, and availability.
  • Foster a positive volunteer experience by providing ongoing support, recognition, and feedback.
  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to volunteers based on event requirements.
  • Communicate event details, expectations, and any changes to volunteers in a timely manner.

 

Front of House Operations

  • Oversee Front-of-House event staff and operations during events.
  • Collaborate with security, concessions, and production teams to optimize guest experience.
  • Oversight of revenue including food & beverage, preshows, merchandise and onsite fundraising.

Guest Services

  • Supervise event day contract staff, create contracts.
  • Address guest inquiries, concerns, and issues with professionalism and efficiency.
  • Monitor and improve front-of-house processes for enhanced guest satisfaction.
  • Manage work agreements and contracts for event staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Sales Marketing Administrator

POSITION: Sales Marketing Administrator
Position will remained open until filled

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director / Communications Director
WORKS WITH: Strategic Development Team

EMPLOYMENT PARAMETERS: Full time. A degree of flexible work options including work-from-home, part time, and contract depending on experience. Requires occasional weekends on site for events.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Sales Marketing Administrator will be responsible for driving ticket sales, increasing attendance, and enhancing the overall guest experience through effective marketing strategies. You will collaborate closely with the Strategic Development team to deliver marketing campaigns that capture the attention of our audiences and drive revenue growth through ticket sales, sponsorship, and other revenue sources. An understanding of sales particularly for theatre productions, passion for the arts and tourism, and understanding of marketing principles will be essential in this role.

PRIORITIES:

  • Sales Marketing: Develop and implement comprehensive sales marketing plans, considering target demographics, market trends, and budget constraints.
  • Guest Experience/Sales Support: Assist the Box Office and Strategic Communications in cultivating and maintaining relationships with guests and sponsors to encourage loyalty and repeat attendance.
  • Market Research: Stay informed about industry trends, competitor activities, and audience preferences to inform marketing strategies.
  • Marketing Campaigns: Assist with the planning and delivery of experience specific marketing campaigns
  • Analytics and Reporting: Track, analyze, and report the effectiveness of marketing campaigns using data and metrics, making adjustments as necessary to improve performance.
  • Partnerships and Promotions: Assist with identifying and establishing partnerships with businesses, hotels, and organizations to promote special offers, packages, and cross-promotions.
  • Budget Management: Assist in managing the marketing budget, ensuring cost-effective strategies while maximizing ROI.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in the arts, culture, and tourism sector is an advantage
  • Experience in marketing sales, lead generation, and all aspects of the customer journey
  • University Degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills, as well as consensus-building and communication skills for working with mixed teams of contractors, employees, sponsors, and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills with a keen sense of attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal communication with an emphasis on clear communication
  • Demonstrated time and project management skills in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Comfortable in online environments and online meetings
  • Experience with Google Suite and project management software (Teamwork) is an asset along with any relevant email, social, and online sales platforms
Donor Development & Fundraising

POSITION: Donor Development & Fundraising
Position will remained open until filled

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director 
WORKS WITH: Strategic Development Team / Front Office Team

EMPLOYMENT PARAMETERS:  Part time. A degree of flexible work options including work-from-home, part time, and contract depending on experience. Requires occasional weekends on site for events.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Donor Development and Fundraising Administrator will play a critical role in supporting the fundraising efforts of out charity – the Badlands Amphitheatre. This part-time position (0.5 FTE) will be responsible for assisting the Strategic Development Team in donor engagement, donor database management, event coordination, and administrative tasks related to fundraising initiatives. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and a passion for contributing to the financial sustainability of our community. 

PRIORITIES:

Donor Database Management:

  • Maintain and update donor records in the organization’s CRM database.
  • Generate donor reports, profiles, and mailing lists for fundraising campaigns.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of donor information.

Donor Communications:

  • Assist in drafting thank-you letters, acknowledgments, and other donor correspondence.
  • Help create and distribute regular donor newsletters, communication and updates.
  • Support donor stewardship efforts to ensure donors feel valued and engaged.

Event Coordination:

  • Collaborate with the events team to organize and coordinate fundraising events, including logistics, invitations, and attendee tracking.
  • Assist in promoting events and seasonal fundraising efforts

Fundraising Research:

  • Conduct research on potential donors, grant opportunities, and fundraising best practices.
  • Assist in identifying new fundraising prospects and opportunities for donor relationships.

Administrative Support:

  • Provide administrative support  including scheduling meetings, preparing materials, and managing calendars.
  • Assist in preparing fundraising materials, grant applications, and donor presentations.

Donor Engagement and Cultivation:

  • Collaborate with the fundraising team to create donor engagement strategies.
  • Assist in planning and executing donor cultivation activities, such as donor meetings and appreciation events.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • University degree in a related field preferred.
    • Previous experience in nonprofit fundraising or administration is a plus.
    • Proficiency in Google Suite and CRM databases.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and time management abilities.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record-keeping.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Passion for the mission and goals of  the Badlands Amphitheatre
    Roster Crew Call

    POSITION: Roster Crews various
    Position will remained open until filled

    REPORTS TO:  Artistic Director / Production Co-ordinator
    WORKS WITH: Production Team

    EMPLOYMENT PARAMETERS: Contract

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Full-time – some flex options available – Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to support theatre events.

    Event: Badlands Passion Play - Head of Wardrobe

    Head of Wardrobe

    The Badlands Amphitheatre is looking for a Head of Wardrobe for their 2024 production of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, AB. The Canadian Badlands Passion Play tells an epic story of faith, hope & love based on the life of Christ. It is performed on Canada’s largest outdoor stage, with a company formed of professional and semi-professional actors (supplemented by volunteer actors), working with a professional crew.

    Job Description:
    The Head of Wardrobe manages the day to day workings of the costume shop and stitchers. They coordinate with the Costume Designer, Production Team, and Stage Management Team to ensure a smooth production process from setting up the department, managing fittings, running quick changes, preparing presets, assisting with costume repairs/alterations, to cleaning and striking costume stock for the off season.

    Duties:

    • Supervising Wardrobe Staff in the efficient set-up, operation, and maintenance of the Wardrobe Department Workshop, its costume stock, and equipment.
    • Maintaining the organization of the shop to industry standards throughout the contract.
    • Working within the seasonal budget assigned to the Wardrobe Department in collaboration with the Production Coordinator and Costume Designer, including tracking and documenting spending.
    • Overseeing the construction, alteration, and repair of costume stock and working with Wardrobe Assistants to ensure that the work is completed in a timely manner.
    • Coordinating with Stage Management to schedule and practice quick change rehearsals as required.
    • Assisting the designer with tasks including (but not limited to): costume coordination, pulling or storing costumes, assisting in fittings, and general decision making.
    • Booking fittings with the ASM according to designer needs and when the piece is expected to be needed in rehearsal.
    • Catalogue and Sync On Set all costume pieces that are given to the actor, including when and how they wear each piece.
    • Document (with industry standard) the ongoing progress of the building of a specific costume piece for a character, eg, “headgear is not in breakdown” or “gloves are being stitched”
    • Ensure that all actors have a full and complete costume – everything is done from alterations to breakdown, before performance night.
    • Tracking any “real” costume pieces being used in rehearsals and/or assigning rehearsal pieces.
    • Assisting with construction, alteration, and repair of costume stock (including gluing, sewing, and repairing shoes), under the direction of the Costume Designer.
    • Helping to input actor and costume data (with photographs) during costume fittings, and instructing actors on the proper wearing and laundering of the costume, including the removal of modern accessories (watches, sunglasses etc).
    • Liaising with the stage management team and performers to resolve any difficulties or issues that arise once costumes are distributed.
    • Managing and assisting with costume pre-sets and quick-changes during Dress Rehearsals and Performances backstage (in collaboration with Stage Management).
    • Coordinating and assisting Wardrobe Staff with the laundering of show laundry during Dress Rehearsals and Performances.
    • Working with the Stage Management Team to coordinate costume returns after the final performance.
    • Overseeing and assisting in the laundering, packing up, and winter storage of wardrobe stock and equipment during strike.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • Previous Head of Wardrobe experience is a huge asset, previous theatre (or film) wardrobe experience is required.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills. Can confidently think ahead to manage projects and meet deadlines.
    • Needs to be able to delegate according to skill set, speed, and accuracy.
    • Proficient in cutting and drafting patterns.
    • Confident using sewing machines and sergers, with knowledge on how to fix/troubleshoot them.
    • Needs to be proficient/have experience in costume construction, quick changes, fittings, alterations, and following a costume track.
    • Able to multitask as well as remain flexible and adaptable to a dynamic work environment.
    • Able to remain calm and level headed under pressure.
    • Previous experience managing and keeping a budget is an asset.
    • Comfortable with using a computer for documenting processes, fittings, costume pieces etc.

    Important Information:

    • This is a contract position from May 28 – July 27.
    • The amphitheatre is an outdoor venue. We rehearse and perform in all kinds of weather, and on all kinds of terrain. While the wardrobe team does most of their work indoors, they will be working outside during the performances as well as a few rehearsals as required.
    • The work week is six (6) days long with Tuesdays off, hours vary from day to day. During performances the work week shifts to three (3) days on and four (4) days off.
    • Compensation is a contract amount starting at $7,500
    • Accommodations available
    • Meals are provided every Saturday (lunch) and Sunday (brunch)
    • During the performances our crew backstage is required to be in costume.

    To Apply:
    Applicants can email their resume and cover letter to the Production Coordinator at production at badlandsamp.com

    2024 BADLANDS PASSION PLAY – THEATRE PROFESSIONALS

    Positions available for theatre professionals. Help us to produce the 2024 Badlands Passion Play – and epic theatre production on Canada’s largest outdoor stage. >> See photos. 

    The Event:

    The Canadian Badlands Passion Play tells an epic story of faith, hope & love based on the life of Christ. It is performed on Canada’s largest outdoor stage. The company is formed up of around 30 professional and semi-professional actors supplemented by volunteer actors, working with a professional crew.

    Current Positions Available (descriptions below):

    • Scenic carpenter (spring dates available)
    • Head of Wardrobe (see details below)

    Contract Dates:

    May 23 – Production Team Start Date
    May 27 – Full Cast Read Through and Workshop Date
    May 28- June 25 – Rehearsals (Wednesday to Sunday) & Production Meetings/Prep (Mondays)
    June 28 – Tech Rehearsal
    June 29 – Dress Rehearsal
    June 30 – Preview Rehearsal
    July 1-16 – Shows (Friday & Saturday Evenings, Sunday Afternoons)
    July 17-21 – Strike

    Compensation:
    Compensation starts at $6,000 for the contracted dates (dependent on position and experience). 

    Apply by clicking the button below. 

     

    Badlands Passion Play - Head of Wardrobe

    Head of Wardrobe

    The Badlands Amphitheatre is looking for a Head of Wardrobe for their 2024 production of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, AB. The Canadian Badlands Passion Play tells an epic story of faith, hope & love based on the life of Christ. It is performed on Canada’s largest outdoor stage, with a company formed of professional and semi-professional actors (supplemented by volunteer actors), working with a professional crew.

    Job Description:
    The Head of Wardrobe manages the day to day workings of the costume shop and stitchers. They coordinate with the Costume Designer, Production Team, and Stage Management Team to ensure a smooth production process from setting up the department, managing fittings, running quick changes, preparing presets, assisting with costume repairs/alterations, to cleaning and striking costume stock for the off season.

    Duties:

    • Supervising Wardrobe Staff in the efficient set-up, operation, and maintenance of the Wardrobe Department Workshop, its costume stock, and equipment.
    • Maintaining the organization of the shop to industry standards throughout the contract.
    • Working within the seasonal budget assigned to the Wardrobe Department in collaboration with the Production Coordinator and Costume Designer, including tracking and documenting spending.
    • Overseeing the construction, alteration, and repair of costume stock and working with Wardrobe Assistants to ensure that the work is completed in a timely manner.
    • Coordinating with Stage Management to schedule and practice quick change rehearsals as required.
    • Assisting the designer with tasks including (but not limited to): costume coordination, pulling or storing costumes, assisting in fittings, and general decision making.
    • Booking fittings with the ASM according to designer needs and when the piece is expected to be needed in rehearsal.
    • Catalogue and Sync On Set all costume pieces that are given to the actor, including when and how they wear each piece.
    • Document (with industry standard) the ongoing progress of the building of a specific costume piece for a character, eg, “headgear is not in breakdown” or “gloves are being stitched”
    • Ensure that all actors have a full and complete costume – everything is done from alterations to breakdown, before performance night.
    • Tracking any “real” costume pieces being used in rehearsals and/or assigning rehearsal pieces.
    • Assisting with construction, alteration, and repair of costume stock (including gluing, sewing, and repairing shoes), under the direction of the Costume Designer.
    • Helping to input actor and costume data (with photographs) during costume fittings, and instructing actors on the proper wearing and laundering of the costume, including the removal of modern accessories (watches, sunglasses etc).
    • Liaising with the stage management team and performers to resolve any difficulties or issues that arise once costumes are distributed.
    • Managing and assisting with costume pre-sets and quick-changes during Dress Rehearsals and Performances backstage (in collaboration with Stage Management).
    • Coordinating and assisting Wardrobe Staff with the laundering of show laundry during Dress Rehearsals and Performances.
    • Working with the Stage Management Team to coordinate costume returns after the final performance.
    • Overseeing and assisting in the laundering, packing up, and winter storage of wardrobe stock and equipment during strike.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • Previous Head of Wardrobe experience is a huge asset, previous theatre (or film) wardrobe experience is required.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills. Can confidently think ahead to manage projects and meet deadlines.
    • Needs to be able to delegate according to skill set, speed, and accuracy.
    • Proficient in cutting and drafting patterns.
    • Confident using sewing machines and sergers, with knowledge on how to fix/troubleshoot them.
    • Needs to be proficient/have experience in costume construction, quick changes, fittings, alterations, and following a costume track.
    • Able to multitask as well as remain flexible and adaptable to a dynamic work environment.
    • Able to remain calm and level headed under pressure.
    • Previous experience managing and keeping a budget is an asset.
    • Comfortable with using a computer for documenting processes, fittings, costume pieces etc.

    Important Information:

    • This is a contract position from May 28 – July 27.
    • The amphitheatre is an outdoor venue. We rehearse and perform in all kinds of weather, and on all kinds of terrain. While the wardrobe team does most of their work indoors, they will be working outside during the performances as well as a few rehearsals as required.
    • The work week is six (6) days long with Tuesdays off, hours vary from day to day. During performances the work week shifts to three (3) days on and four (4) days off.
    • Compensation is a contract amount starting at $7,500
    • Accommodations available
    • Meals are provided every Saturday (lunch) and Sunday (brunch)
    • During the performances our crew backstage is required to be in costume.

    To Apply:
    Applicants can email their resume and cover letter to the Production Coordinator at production at badlandsamp.com


    The Badlands Amphitheatre is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing an environment free from any kind of harassment and discrimination where all employees, members, contractors, vendors, volunteers, guests, and participants are treated with respect and dignity. 

    We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or workplace regulations of the province of Alberta and the country of Canada including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, and/or the Alberta Human Rights Act. We are also governed by the federal Employment Equity Act created to eliminate workplace barriers faced by women, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.