CAREERS AT THE CENTRE



Founded in 1964 as Canada's National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, Confederation Centre of the Arts is the result of a dream shared by all Canadians - to create a place where our country's history and multicultural character is celebrated, and where the talents of its people are nurtured and showcased. As an employer, Confederation Centre of the Arts brings together people of diverse skill sets and qualifications in equally diverse operations from artists, and front-of-house staff, to culinary professionals, and the behind-the-scenes technicians and administrators. Confederation Centre is a unique and inviting work environment in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, offering competitive wages, and employee benefits, complemented by a culture that inspires creativity and collaboration that allows the Centre to attract and retain the best people.

Individuals interested in a career with an organization that inspires Canadians through heritage and the arts, and celebrates the origins and evolution of Canada as a nation should contact our Human Resource Department. Confederation Centre of the Arts is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and will, upon request, provide accommodation for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.



 
  • Join the Guest Services Team - FOH positions


    The Guest Services team, comprised of both Box Office and Front of House staff, ensures all our patrons' experiences at Confederation Centre of the Arts are memorable. Front of House Staff are generally responsible for all interactions with guests during performances and events in our theatres, including taking tickets, and directing or assisting guests to their seats.

    Candidates interested in applying for a position in Front of House:
    • must be 19 years of age or older;
    • must have or be able to obtain the Responsible Server certification;
    • should have an interest in arts and culture; and
    • be comfortable dealing with and engaging with customers.
    • Bilingualism is considered an asset for this position.

    In addition to the experience requirements listed above, the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics that are required in this role include:
    • Excellent verbal communication, customer-service, and interpersonal skills;
    • Self-motivation, and a positive, team-player attitude;
    • Excellent listening skills and problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
    • High level of personal and professional integrity and accountability;
    • Engaging level of enthusiasm and humour;
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with customers; and
    • Ability to adjust actions and/or plans in relation to external and influencing factors.

    Front of House Staff are employed in accordance with the IATSE Local 906B Collective Agreement on full-time or part-time basis. Typical shifts include Evenings Monday - Saturday and Afternoon Matinees on Wednesdays & Saturdays.

    Candidates interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity should submit their résumé and covering letter (including dates of availability) to the attention of Stephanie Gallant, Human Resources Manager, by email to careers@confederationcentre.com or in hard copy during regular business hours at the Security Desk of the Administration Offices located at 145 Richmond Street in Charlottetown.

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants for this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Confederation Centre of the Arts is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and upon request will accommodate candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.



    Deadline for application is March 14, 2018

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  • Box Office Representatives


    The Guest Services team, comprised of both Box Office and Front of House staff, ensures all our patrons’ experiences at Confederation Centre of the Arts are memorable.  Box Office Staff are generally responsible for the first interactions with all guests, on the phone and in person, related to ticket sales & reservations, and responding to inquiries about programming at the Centre. 

    Candidates interested in applying for a position in the Box Office must: 
    be available to work flexible hours between 9am and 9pm, Monday – Saturday; 
    have experience handling cash and using a computer; and
    have outstanding customer service skills.
    Bilingualism and experience working in history, arts and/or culture are all considered as assets for this position.  

    In addition to the experience requirements listed above, the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics that are required in this role include: 
    Excellent verbal communication, customer-service, and interpersonal skills;
    Self-motivation, and a positive, team-player attitude;
    Excellent listening skills and problem-solving skills;
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
    High level of personal and professional integrity and accountability;
    Engaging level of enthusiasm and humour; • Ability to build and maintain relationships with customers; and
    Ability to adjust actions and/or plans in relation to external and influencing factors. Box Office Operators are employed in accordance with the IATSE Local 906B

    Collective Agreement on full-time or part-time basis. Candidates interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity should submit their résumé and covering letter to the attention of Stephanie Gallant, Human Resources Manager, by email to careers@confederationcentre.com or in hard copy during regular business hours at the Security Desk of the Administration Offices located at 145 Richmond Street in Charlottetown.  

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants for this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Confederation Centre of the Arts is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and upon request will accommodate candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

    Deadline for application is March 14, 2018

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  • The Story of Confederation Guides


    Confederation Centre of the Arts is the result of a dream shared by all Canadians - to create a place where our country's history and multicultural character is celebrated, and where the talents of its people are nurtured and showcased. As an employer, Confederation Centre of the Arts brings together people of diverse skill sets and qualifications in equally diverse operations. The Story of Confederation offers visitors the opportunity to experience Province House Historic Site and the 1864 Charlottetown Conference while Province House is closed for conservation work. Set in a replica of the original Confederation Chamber, the program's focus is on promoting and sharing Canadian and Island history through informative and entertaining engagements with the public. The program includes a historic film, guided tour, and appearances from the Confederation Players.

    Guides are an integral part of the Story of Confederation program, reporting to the Director of Guest Services. They are responsible for welcoming visitors and providing first-person interpretation of the artifacts and themes of Confederation Chamber, and general Canadian and Island history. Guides accommodate tours and large groups, provide headsets for experiencing the historic film, and answer general visitor queries from tourists.

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    Deadline for application is March 14, 2018

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  • Confederation Players


    The Confederation Players Troupe are an integral part of the Centre's heritage program. The Troupe offers visitors a glimpse into the cultural and historical context of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and Confederation 1867 through historic vignettes, improvised interactions with tourists, and guided walking tours of Old Charlottetown. Players are trained to assume the roles of the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation and to PEI's important role as the Birthplace of Confederation. The program's focus is on promoting and sharing Canadian and Island history through informative and entertaining engagements with the public and the Story of Confederation program.

    Candidates interested in applying for a role as a Confederation Player should have:
    • completed a high school diploma or equivalent education;
    • previous theatrical and improvisation experience;
    • a willingness to wear period costumes and hold theatrical character;
    • an interest in Canadian and Island history and culture; and
    • comfort leading large groups and dealing with the public.
    • Bilingualism and experience studying or working in history, arts and/or culture are all considered as assets for this position.

    In addition to the experience requirements listed above, the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics that are required in this role include:
    • excellent communication, customer-service, and interpersonal skills;
    • high level of maturity, self-awareness, attention to detail, and professional integrity;
    • strong time management skills and punctuality; and
    • ability to take direction and work within a team environment.

    Confederation Players are employed on a seasonal basis in both full- and part-time positions.

    Candidates interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity should submit their résumé, covering letter, and colour headshots to the attention of Stephanie Gallant, Human Resources Manager, by email to careers@confederationcentre.com or in hard copy during regular business hours at the Security Desk of the Administration Offices located at 145 Richmond Street in Charlottetown.

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants for this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Confederation Centre of the Arts is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and upon request will accommodate candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.



    Deadline for application is March 9, 2018

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  • Registrar


    Reporting to the Director of Confederation Centre Art Gallery, the Registrar is responsible for collections management duties with regard to the Centre's Fine Art collection, acquisitions, loans, and traveling exhibitions. The Registrar works in close collaboration with the Curator, Conservator, and Preparator, as well as with the entire Gallery team as needed.

    The Registrar is responsible for a wide range of duties including but not limited to:

    • creating, editing, and updating both textual and photographic hard copy and digital records on the works of art in the Gallery's care and control, as well as the collections database with over 17,800 object records;
    • coordinating the condition reports, fine art transportation, packing, and crating;
    • researching, inventory, and cataloguing collection objects;
    • obtaining appraisals, and coordinating applications for Cultural Property Certification;
    • preparing periodic reports on insurance, acquisitions, and loans;
    • responding to routine research requests and copyright matters;
    • coordinating storage locations and tracking movements of works of art;
    • lifting and moving artworks, record boxes, and crates as necessary (with assistance);
    • supervising interns and volunteer staff; and
    • other duties as assigned by the Director of Confederation Centre Art Gallery.

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    Deadline for application is March 4, 2018

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