Job Posting: Summer Event Coordinator

By May 13, 2022 Uncategorized

2b is seeking applications for a new Canada Summer Job position: Summer Event Coordinator

Deadline to Apply: Midnight (AST) on Thursday, May 19th, 2022
Interviews Held: May 25th – 27th, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: Monday, May 30th, 2022
Anticipated Contract Term: May 30th – July 29th, 2022 (9 weeks)

2b theatre company seeks candidates for a Canada Summer Jobs contract position: Summer Event Coordinator. The successful candidate will work alongside 2b’s staff for a 9-week contract to design, coordinate and execute a new July fundraiser planned by 2b. This position offers experience in event planning and management, with opportunities to gain connections and experience in the arts community of Kjipuktuk/Halifax and beyond.

HOURS: 30 hours/week, 9 weeks
PAY: $20/hour

2b believes that the theatre is a place where people seek to better understand relationships with one another, in pursuit of a better, more compassionate co-existence. In order to achieve our vision, we must first acknowledge the historic exclusion and appropriation of many voices and experiences in contemporary theatre. We are committed to the work of creating spaces that support and sustain all creative voices. Centering Black, Indigenous, and racialized artists, artists from 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and artists with disabilities is essential to the work we are doing. We welcome applications from all candidates. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the job posting qualifications, and who identify as Black, Indigenous, or otherwise racialized community, artists from 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and artists with disabilities.

In collaboration with and support from all staff (Executive Director, Artistic Director, Managing Director, Director of Development and Communications, and the Administration and Outreach Manager), the Event Coordinator will manage a wide range of tasks related to planning and executing 2b’s new summer fundraising event (taking place on either July 7th or 14th). Including:
-Creating and managing scheduling of the event
-Being the central person for communication, oversight and organization of all event information and tasks
-Coordinating all logistics related to the event, including venue management, event equipment, food and beverage, and tech equipment
-Managing the event budget and receipt reconciliation
-Supporting and communicating with artists and performers for the event
-Creating and managing event ticketing and box office
-Coordinating local volunteers and hired staff for the event
-Supporting the Fundraising Committee in their sponsorship goals and needs
-Supporting the creation of press releases, social media posts, and other promotional materials
-Working with 2b’s database system (Keela) to track donations at the event
-Potentially, coordinating a Silent Auction alongside staff to run at the event

Qualifications / Required Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate will:
-Have detail oriented skills and and a passion for organization
-Work well under pressure and within the event’s deadlines
-Have proficiency with organizational tools in G-Suite; Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets
-Have proficiency with maintaining and organizing information in a database (Keela)
-Be self-motivated and have confidence to work independently
-Be able to coordinate and lead a team of volunteers; be a strong team player
-Have good time management skills, and the ability to multitask and to prioritize tasks
-Have the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
-Have clean record-keeping and reporting skills
-Have some knowledge of non-profit organizations and/or the performing arts world in Kjipuktuk/Halifax

-Applicant needs to have a Class 5 Drivers License

As this position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
-Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at time of hiring
-Be a Canadian citizen
-Be legally entitled to work in Canada (you must have a valid Social Insurance Number)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (AST), on Thursday May 19, 2022

Interviews for successful applicants will be conducted in the week following, from May 25th – 27th
The anticipated start date of the position is Monday, May 30th

To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to with the subject line “Summer Event Coordinator”. Please also feel free to email our Administration and Outreach Manager Chelsea Dickie with any questions at

For more information about 2b, visit