Job posting for Marketing Associate/Graphic Designer

Persephone Theatre is looking for a new Marketing Associate/Graphic Designer.  A great opportunity for an emerging creative with specific design skills.

Position: Marketing Associate and Graphic Designer

Permanent Full Time

Start Date: Immediate or soonest availability

Are you passionate about the arts? Love live theatre? This is an excellent opportunity to join our team of

theatre professionals and put your strong graphic design, videography/photography, social media, and

communication skills to work in our Marketing Department. Working collaboratively with Persephone’s

Director of Marketing and Development, you will be involved in many key aspects of marketing our Main

Stage, Deep End, Youth and Event programming.

Responsibilities will include:

 Assisting with maintaining and updating website information;

 Assisting with development and branding of all marketing materials, including creation of print

and billboard ads; in-house signage and other visuals; video and photo editing; house programs,

e-newsletters using Constant Contact, and season brochures;

 Compiling and editing information and media that can be used as promotional material

including shooting photos and video for Media Calls, actor interviews and “behind the scenes”


 Creating online outreach and promotion of Persephone Theatre using social media platforms,

including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;

 Developing and implementing a social media communication plan;

 Liaising with Persephone’s show posters design partner in lead up to Season Announcement;

 Attending Persephone events and programs as required, including Opening Nights.


 Post secondary training, or equivalent and relevant experience, in graphic design, photography

and video production;

 Experience working in design layout for print and digital marketing;

 Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) Mac proficient;

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

 Highly organized with a keen ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines;

 Artistry and creativity;

 Detail-oriented.

Additional Assets:

 Knowledge of HTML and CSS;

 Experience working with Adobe Premiere and After Effects;

 Knowledge of online ad creation and targeting;

 Previous experience working in a theatre or arts environment;

 Sense of humour!

Salary Range: $38,000-$43,000 based on experience

About Persephone Theatre:

Persephone Theatre, now in its 43rd season, programs up to 17 professional productions per season.

Operating out of the beautiful Remai Arts Centre on River Landing in Saskatoon, Persephone sits amidst a vibrant cultural centre and attracts a loyal and diverse audience. From its 420 seat main stage theatre,

BackStage studio space, and two rehearsal halls; to its theatre school, and youth programming and the many community and cultural events held in its venue, Persephone Theatre has established itself as a cultural hub in Saskatoon.

Persephone Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome.

Please email applications with cover letter, resume in pdf format and a list of references to:

Lisa Bayliss, Director of Marketing and Development at

We thank all those who apply for the position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will

be contacted and that the search will remain open until filled.

CTA Community Consultation on November 24 from 2:30-4:30 at Persephone Theatre

Eleanor Antoncic, Labour Relations Manager at Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is organizing the CTA Community Consultation on November 24 from 2:30-4:30 at Persephone Theatre.

We want to hear from as many non-PACT or non-CTA signatories as possible at each of the consultations. If there are individuals or organizations you know of in your communities that you feel should attend, please feel free to pass that information along and I can reach out to people directly. As well, just a reminder that PACT is offering travel subsidies to assist any individuals or organizations who otherwise might not be able to attend.


Many many thanks,

Eleanor Antoncic, Labour Relations Manager
Professional Association of Canadian Theatre
416-595-6455 ex. 1514 or email

Career Posting for General Manager of Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon

Career Posting for General Manager

Have you enjoyed years of working with dedicated, talented staff as you made your career in the arts? Have the rewards of working in theatre more than matched the resources and commitment that have been asked of you? Have you celebrated accomplishments, and built strong community relationships? Do you have strong leadership and organizational skills?

Are you thinking about what’s next for you?

Join a team where you can be a leader, and where you can pursue the aspirations of an already substantial career. Come to a city and community full of potential and energy, with a quality of life that is unattainable in many other centres.  Be part of a theatre where you can continue to learn and grow. Enjoy being at the forefront of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cultural communities, in a position where you will make a difference. 

Consider the role of General Manager of Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. 

Persephone Theatre is looking for an individual who can provide strategic leadership and manage the administrative aspects of Persephone Theatre’s operations and programs. 

The successful incumbent will lead a staff of approximately 20 and be responsible to

  • provide team-based, collaborative leadership that delivers on the priorities of the Theatre

  • oversee and execute all financial aspects of a Regional Theatre

  • optimize the effectiveness of Persephone Theatre’s operations

  • advise the Board of Directors on strategic issues and directions

  • maximize Persephone Theatre’s revenue potential

  • engage public interest to ensure the continued support and growth of Persephone Theatre

  • lead the development and implementation of effective people-centered processes

  • work successfully with a wide variety of people to help Persephone Theatre thrive and grow

Persephone Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre. The General Manager is accountable to the Board of Directors and will work in partnership with the Artistic Director to manage the long-term strategic goals of the organization as well as daily activities in manner that moves forward the theatre’s Mission and ensures the company remains a resilient and sustainable organization.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Post-secondary education in arts management and/or equivalent professional experience;

  • A minimum of 5 years of theatre management experience in a not-for-profit environment;

Candidates should possess a strong command of the business and financial side of a multimillion-dollar theatre organization and facility, including theatre and financial management, staff development, communication skills, and government relations. A track record in donor stewardship and the successful solicitation of individual and major gifts is necessary. Candidates must know how to work effectively with board members, staff, volunteers, and other community leaders. 

Key competencies include

  • Leadership and Personal Accountability – The capacity to organize and motivate other people with a sense of purpose and direction while being accountable for personal and professional actions.

  • Teamwork, Diplomacy, and Employee Development/Coaching – The ability to treat others fairly while facilitating and supporting the professional growth of others and achieving extraordinary business results through people and a teamwork approach.

  • Customer Focus – The commitment to patron, board member, staff, and volunteer satisfaction.

  • Planning, Organizing, and Managing Time and Priorities – The ability to ascertain top priorities, anticipate outcomes and risks, and establish appropriate courses of action.

Persephone Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. 

Please send applications with cover letter, resume and a list of references to:

Persephone Theatre Search Committee
100 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3

OR by email:

Apply by Email

We thank all those who apply for the position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted and that the search will remain open until filled. 

Information Session For Administrators Of Theatre Organizations on Harassment

Information Session For Administrators Of Theatre Organizations on Harassment

SATP will be holding an event similar to the Board Information Session held in September for our Board Members but now for our Administrators.

If you are an Administrator, this is an event you don't want to miss!

No tickets available at the door.…/administratorlegalrol…

The information session for SENIOR ARTS MANAGERS, CEO’S ADMINISTRATORS OF THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS and environs is designed to explain what harassment is and what your responsibilities are with respect to harassment in our respective organizations.

The information session will explore:

· What harassment is and how it is defined, in the past and today (context/historical shift)

· Legal responsibilities of boards and board members with respect to harassment

· How boards can help ensure that theatre workplaces are safe for employees, actors and volunteers (e.g. necessary policies and procedures, conduct expectations, etc.)

· The functional and directional responsibilities of boards with respect to harassment (e.g. what role do they have, how are they expected to conduct themselves, etc.)

Format: information presentation followed by a Q & A session

Date and Time: January 28, 2019 at 7 – 9 p.m. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.Location: Persephone Steane Rehearsal Hall B

Presenter: Alma Wiebe, LLB Q.C. & Karen Prisciak, Q.C. at

Fee: $25 per person (Price includes service charges)

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2019

No tickets available at the door.

Please share this information with any senior theatre administrator and register as soon as possible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact: Colleen Ostoforoff, Saskatchewan Association of Theater Professionals, Executive Director OR CALL 306-361-2312

Community Consultations about the Future of the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA)

Community Consultations about the Future of the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA)

October 22, 2018

PACT is conducting a series of community consultations about the future of the most influential labour agreement in Canadian Theatre, the CTA. 

As many of you know, the PACT membership overwhelmingly rejected the proposed agreement at the last AGM. PACT members recognized the need to have a more diverse practice and to broaden the scope of partnerships from within equity seeking communities.

Because the Canadian Theatre Agreement, negotiated between PACT and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, influences practice across professional theatre both inside and outside PACT membership, it is vital for PACT to take into consideration how a newly negotiated CTA will affect the larger theatre community.

PACT is planning community consultation sessions in many of the major city centres across Canada so that each individual theatre community and any surrounding areas have the opportunity to participate in these important conversations.

In a quest to create modernized and more inclusive working conditions in the practice of theatre, we are conducting these consultations across the country and hope to reach the widest possible swath of theatre practitioners, both within and outside the PACT membership.

This is where we need your help. We would love for members to help get the word out and amass enough representation from each community to have a meaningful impact on this process. The consultations are open to PACT members and non-member organizations and producers. 

We are intentionally seeking the participation of producers from equity seeking communities. If producers from the BIPOC, disability arts or other marginalized communities require financial assistance in order to make attendance more feasible, please contact Sara Meurling in the PACT office at

Additionally, travel assistance may be available for organizations or producers from rural or remote communities.

Please inform the PACT office if ASL interpretation is required at any of the sessions.

Due to limited resources, electronic participation in the consultations is not available.

Times, dates and locations for the community consultations

To help us plan these events, please register via the links below. All times listed are in the local time zone.

Toronto – Young People's Theatre

October 30th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Winnipeg – Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

November 5th, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Edmonton – Citadel Theatre

November 6th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calgary – Theatre Calgary

November 12th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm      

Montreal – Centaur Theatre

November 12th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Stratford – Stratford Festival Theatre

November 15th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Vancouver – Performance Works

November 20th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Halifax – Neptune Theatre

November 22nd, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. John’s – Location TBA

November 23rd, time TBA

Saskatoon – Persephone Theatre

November 24th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

If you have any questions, contact Eleanor Antoncic, PACT's Labour Relations Manager, at


PACT Labour Relations Team

Ivan Habel, Luke Reece & Eleanor Antoncic

PACT is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres that serves as the collective voice of its members.

We are a leader in the national performing arts community and a devoted advocate for the value of live performance. Since 1979 we have focused on providing a community where theatre professionals (both artistic and administrative) can come together to discuss important issues and work together to create innovative solutions.

Upcoming #CCPrizes deadline

Calling all communities in the arts, social sciences and humanities: The Canada Council for the Arts can help you recognize excellence in your fields!

The Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes

The Molson Prizes are awarded to two persons – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contribution to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage.

  • Value: $50,000 

  • Nominating process: Submit a nomination package to us by mail. (Note: The Council’s online portal is not open to prize competitions.)

  • Deadline: November 1st, 2018

  • For further information, please refer to the guidelines.

Please share this information through your networks by tagging @CanadaCouncil and using #CCPrizes.
Luiza Pereira
Program Officer

TONIGHT! Oct 15 2018 Saskatoon Networking with your Peers

It is a bright a sunny day here in Saskatoon.

To help catch the last few days of nice weather, join us tonight as we have our Saskatoon Networking with your peers this evening at 

Saskatoon Earls' Factory Tap from 7 - 9pm

We would love to have you come by for a beverage and some delightful appetizers.

Hope to see you there.