Black Theatre Workshop is seeking a Box Office Coordinator to handle group sales of our spring production play and general office coordination.

The successful, dynamic, bilingual candidate must work well in a fast-paced environment, has excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills, and is willing to work flexible hours. Experience in non-profit arts organizations, public relations, and/or communications an asset. Above average computer skills with word processing, database management and desktop publishing experience in a Windows environment would also be required. Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Coordinator’s tasks and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to:

Mainstage Box Office

  • Plan and execute all aspects of the box office for the spring production (April) in liaison with the MAI.
  • Contact potential groups and target audience markets for group and school sales.
  • Manage box office issues that may arise including representing BTW at the theatre, handling complementary tickets and being available to audience members to answer questions and solve problems.
  • Enter mailing information from new audience members into the theatre mailing database.
  • Collect and process data from Audience Surveys.
  • Assist in the dissemination and distribution of promotional materials.
  • Assist the Marketing Coordinator with Marketing, Media and Event Coordinating tasks.
  • Establish new box office initiatives.

Vision Event Coordination

  • Aid staff with the execution of the Vision Celebration Gala.
  • Take over ticket reservations in January from the Event Coordinator including: in-coming reservations, reservation sheets, confirmation calls, telemarketing campaigns.
  • Contact potential groups and target specific markets for Vision group sales.
  • Take and confirm reservations at the BTW offices during working hours.
  • In conjunction with the General Manager manage the Box Office on the night of the event.
  • Enter mailing information from new attendees into the mailing database.
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions in the overall process.

Other Box Office

  • Ticket reservation and organizational aspects of the spring Discovery Series.
  • Manage box office issues that may arise including representing BTW at the theatre, handling complementary tickets and being available to audience members to answer questions and solve problems.
  • Ensure that administrative needs of the projects are dealt with as required.
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions in the overall processes.


  • Coordinate and expand the Theatre’s on-going membership drive
  • Process and acknowledge all memberships
  • Develop and/or maintain records, and maintain strong relationships with Theatre donors, potential donors and supporters
  • Research, identify and pursue prospective new individual and corporate donor contacts


  • Answer the telephone as a representation of the company
  • Work in collaboration with the General Manager during down time to help accomplish general administrative tasks.
  • Enter all new database information in a timely manner according to the format set out by the General Manager.
  • Keep personal time sheets updated at all times.
  • Be part of the BTW team and be available for all majour BTW events.

Other Information:

Salary for this position is set at $13/hour, based on an expected 35-hour work week with some evening/weekend work required. Contract to begin November 14, 2016 and run for 30 weeks (until June 2017). Applicants must be eligible for Emploi Québec Employment Subsidies (Currently unemployed , on Employment Insurance or on welfare) and hold a letter stating this fact (Lettre d’admissibilité à la mesure Subvention salariale).

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Please submit a letter, resume and your Employ Quebec eligibility letter to the General Manager, Black Theatre Workshop by fax: (514) 932-6311 or by email:

Deadline: October 25th, 2016

All applicants are thanked for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Black Theatre Workshop is holding auditions for its Black History Month school tour of BLUENOSE by Emil Sher, directed by Tamara Brown.

Rehearsals begin on January 16, 2017
The contract ends on February 26, 2017

BLUENOSE, a play for young audiences, is a swashbuckling, comedic tale about culture clashes and cultural assumptions, set on the deck of the Shark de Triomphe, a food-stained, foul-looking pirate ship.  Ratt, Spatt and Knat are three red-nosed pirates who guide their cluttered ship wherever the scent of riches leads them. They pillage and plunder with abandon, fueled by an insatiable appetite to acquire whatever they fancy, wherever they find it. Their lives are predictable on the blustering seas until Ku, a confident blue-nosed pirate, washes up on deck.


Ratt: is the self-proclaimed captain and has a take-charge attitude.
Spatt: is like a cabin-boy who forever aspires to a higher position but doesn’t have the brains to get there.
Knat: is the most thoughtful of the trio.
Ku: masks a stone-hard drive to remain true to her sense of self. Ridiculed by the other pirates because of her blue nose, she does not wilt in the face of a barrage of insults. She has her own prejudices and preconceptions, however is always willing to listen.

For this production, we are seeking performers who are proficient in movement/clown and dance/singing.

Actors are asked to prepare:

  • 1 monologue, up to 3 minutes max.
  • 1 a cappella song, 1-2 minutes max.
  • A self-created movement/gibberish scene, 1-2 minutes max. about “a day in the life of a pirate”

To submit, please email your headshot and resume to

Seeking Equity and Non-Equity Performers.

Deadline to submit: Monday, October 3, 2016.

The full script is available to read at Black Theatre Workshop; 3680 Jeanne Mance, suite 432