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Publications & Programmes Associate

Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada

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  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Salary: 50,000 - 65,000/year

Company Overview

As one of the world’s leading theatre companies and Niagara’s 20 largest employers, The Shaw is dedicated to an ongoing process of increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and in the recruiting of board members. The Shaw is committed to a future when our theatres joyously draw on and include all peoples, fully reflective of the world around us. As such, the Shaw Festival is an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We encourage and invite applications from applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black or as persons of colour (IBPOC), the LGBTQ2+ communities and those identifying as gender female. In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and in keeping with our wish to ensure a fully inclusive environment, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist.

We acknowledge and honour the land upon which we gather as the historic and traditional territory of First Nations peoples. In particular, we recognize and thank the Neutral Nation, the Mississauga and the Haudenosaunee for their stewardship of these lands over millennia.

Job Description

Position: Publications and Programmes Associate
Department: Creative Management
Salary Range: $50 –$65k

The Position
Reporting to the Executive Director and Artistic Director, the Publications and Programmes Associate is responsible for gathering information, organizing, layout and implementation of all programmes (approx 12-15/annum) as well as several public facing publications, including the bi-annual donor magazine.

This position will gather and organize information, solicit content, create templates, contract essayists, organize and oversee layout and content management, while ensuring accurate editing. The position also coordinates with print houses, orders and maintains programme inventory stock for the season and oversees and solicits ad sales to help subsidize the publications.

Related Duties Include

  • Updating annual production records with performance and creative team details.
  • Organize library and archival copies of most past printed material.
  • Prepare and arrange printing and distribution for Educational or other inserts.
  • Design and update office signage for various departments upon request.
  • Update internal digital signage slide content and activation.

Key Attributes for Candidates

Candidates will have:

  • A proven background in layout and editorial work for a magazine, publisher or other related organization.
  • An in-depth knowledge of software for publication purposes and the needs of print houses in layout for print publications. Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) and MS Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) are preferred.
  • A solid portfolio of layout and design work for magazine or other graphicly based publications
    Clear understanding of web and print based editing.Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • A personality suited to a team based environment, with the ability to spearhead projects and ensure timely completion.


  • Professional publications or editing experience.
  • University or College degree/diploma in related field.
  • 5 years experience working in publications or editing.
  • Advertisement sales experience is a plus.
  • A clear eye for design and detail.

A competitive Health & Benefit package, a matching Group RRSP plan, as well as support for professional development are available to the successful candidate.

This position requires working on site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, 2-3 days/week, with home-based work possible the rest of the work week in most weeks. Some weekend and evening work may be required around opening weekends or special events.

Please Note: All new hires must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status plus booster shot prior to start date.

Please submit your cover letter and resume prior to 5pm, February 29, 2024, VIA EMAIL ONLY, to:

Shaw Festival Theatre
Att:  Director Human Resources

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Salary: 50,000 - 65,000/year