Support the Ship!

Support the Ship!

Your participation plays an important role in the work at The Ship’s Company Theatre.

In fact, donations and membership make up the difference between ticket sales and our total operating costs. Membership, fundraising and donations make up approximately 30% of the funds necessary to bring the work of the professional artists and arts workers here to Parrsboro.

The Ship’s Company Theatre is committed to the Parrsboro, Cumberland and Nova Scotia communities.  With your support, we encourage and develop Atlantic artists in creating their art and developing their skills.  We bring programming for youth and schools in areas that would otherwise have none.  And we provide affordable, accessable entertaining for everyone to experience the live performing arts of theatre, music and dance.

To ensure The Ship’s company Theatre is able to continue providing the high-quality professional theatre it is known for, we invite you to lead your support to our 2019 Fundraising Campaign.

Any donation over $25 will be gratefully acknowledged in our play programs unless you would prefer to remain anonymous. You are also welcome to donate in the name of a loved one.

The Ship is a registered charity and you will receive a charitable tax receipt for all donations over $10.00.

It is you who make the work at your theatre possible!

Membership & Donations can be made easily:

  • By phone at 902-254-2003
  • By post to PO. Box 275, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0M 1S0
  • Online by clicking the links below


Canada is a secure website for credit card donations.

Employment Opportunity: MARKETING MANAGER

Employment Opportunity: MARKETING MANAGER

The Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia is seeking a dynamic individual to join our small team as Marketing Manager. Ship’s Company Theatre has been developing and producing new Canadian work for over 30 years offering a season that runs from May through September. With an annual operating budget of close to $400,000, Ship’s Company Theatre has produced two Main Stage shows annually, various presenting activities including a Concert Series, Second Stage, Kid’s Stage, and Reading Series, as well as hosting drama and music camps. Reporting to the Artistic Producer, the Marketing Manager leads the Theatre’s marketing, communications and sponsorship initiatives while overseeing Front of House, media and publicity. As part of the management team, the Marketing Manager strives to deliver a balance between marketing expertise and engaging sponsors, patrons and volunteers to ensure community investment, revenue growth, excellent patron services and promotion of the Theatre. Experience and skills are required in marketing, publicity, and fundraising, as well as effective communication skills, and experience working with volunteers. Experience working with theatre would be considered an asset.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Champions the Theatre’s marketing and promotion initiatives.
  • Builds positive relationships with local businesses, members, volunteers, and sponsors.
  • Oversees media and publicity, Front of House, sponsorship and fundraising activities.
  • Contributes to achieving a safe, fair, encouraging and dynamic workplace.
  • Seeks opportunities to reach new sponsors, increase membership and engage volunteers.
  • Manages the Theatre’s brand, social media and online presence, ensuring consistent messaging.

 Compensation for this position will be dependent on experience. This position is a year-round position including full-time hours May — October and part-time hours with considerable flexibility November — April.

 Ship’s Company Theatre welcomes applications from qualified individuals of all cultural backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation, and abilities.

 Interested individuals should forward a resume and cover letter by email to with the subject line: Marketing Manager.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 6, 2019 by 6:00pm AST.


Job details
Parrsboro, NS

$600.00 to $675.00 weekly (to be negotiated) for 37.5 to 45 hours per week

Terms of employment:
Permanent Part Time leading to full time

Start date:
As soon as possible

Employment conditions:
Day, Evening, Weekend, Flexible Hours,


Trade certificate, diploma or degree

Experience an asset

Specific Skills:
Hire and train or arrange for training of staff; Plan, administer and control budgets for client projects, contracts, equipment and supplies; Interview, hire and provide training for staff; Prepare reports and briefs for management committees evaluating administrative services; Direct and control corporate governance and regulatory compliance procedures within establish

Budgetary Responsibility:
$100,001 – $500,000

Business Equipment and Computer Applications:
MS Excel; MS Word; MS Office; MS Outlook

Work Setting:
Associations and non profit organizations

 Transportation/Travel Information:
Own vehicle; Valid driver’s licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Attention to detail; Large caseload; Large workload; Tight deadlines

Ability to Supervise Committees; Staff in various areas of responsibility; 5-10 people

Personal Suitability Flexibility; Accurate; Team player; Excellent oral communication; Judgement; Values and ethics; Organized

General Audition Notice: 2019 Summer Season

General Audition Notice: 2019 Summer Season

In preparation for the 2019 summer season the Ship’s Company Theatre will be holding general auditions in Halifax on March 25, 2019.

The season has not yet been announced, but the full season line up will be available as of March 24, 2019. Please check our website at that time for more information regarding all our shows.

  • Please note that only those artists who are invited to audition will be contacted to set up an audition time.
  • Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues with one being by a local or Atlantic playwright, totaling no more than four minutes total.
  • If you have a special skill, we’d love to hear about it / see it!
  • For the General Auditions, we please ask that no agent packages be sent, as we value the artist’s individual voice in a letter.

Please include a resume, headshot, and a letter stating your interest and submit by email for consideration to Artistic Producer Jack Paterson at

The deadline for submissions to be received is 6pm, March 15, 2019.

Priority will be given to Equity artists, and they will be seen first at all auditions.

Agreement or Policy expected at the time of posting: CTA

Seeking Production Team Applicants

Seeking Production Team Applicants

Every year Ship’s needs a crew for its Summer Season. We are currently looking for Production Management, Stage Management, Technicians and Crew.

Contracts vary, running June – August, Equity & PACT house, looking to cast the net wide to be more equitable and inclusive.

Interested in spending your summer months by the Sea? Please send your CV!