Marketing & Communications Assistant – Torchlight Shakespeare 2017

a Company of Fools is currently seeking a paid Marketing and Communications Assistant  to join the Torchlight Shakespeare team during the run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Candidates must be between the ages of 15-30 and returning to full-time post studies in the fall.

Contract date:  June 5th-August 19th, 2017 (11WKS)

Pay Rate:  $13.00/HR 35HRS/WK

Marketing & Communications Assistant:

Reporting to the General Manager, the Marketing & Communications Assistant will aid in implementing a marketing and communications strategy for A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the 15th anniversary season of Torchlight Shakespeare.  In addition to being a key liaison between the company and the public, the Assistant will be responsible to aid with social media, website maintenance, program development, media relations, sponsor and donor relations, audience relations, survey management and other tasks as required.  Duties also include postering, flyering, social media and light administration.

Successful candidates must be available for the entire run, be physically capable of repeated heavy lifting and be able to maintain a professional, positive attitude at all times and in all sorts of summer weather (rain, shine, heat, humidity, cold).

Familiarization with Ottawa media and social media outlets
Familiarization with Ottawa theatre companies and practices
Strong written skills, including proper spelling, grammar and punctuation (you must know the difference between you’re and your, they’re, there and their, etc.)
Familiar with WordPress, Adobe In Design, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
Well organized and detail oriented
Clear communication skills – written and oral
Solution oriented
Positive, professional and respectful attitude
Reliability and punctuality
Sense of humour

Considered Assets (not required)
Familiarity with a Company of Fools
Currently enrolled in a Marketing & Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, or similar program
G class driver’s license / Access to a vehicle

For more information about a Company of Fools or Torchlight Shakespeare, please visit

To apply please send a cover letter and cv to Ms. Alexandra Isenor at  [email protected] no later than 5pm on Monday April 24th, 2017 with the subject line “Marketing & Communications Assistant.”

** Please title your documents using your first initial and last name,  following this example: ‘A. Isenor – Cover Letter – Marketing and Communications Assistant’ and ‘A. Isenor – CV – Marketing and Communications Assistant’’

Thank you for your submission.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

a Company of Fools encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
This position has been made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs Program through Service Canada.