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