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Alberta Society of Artists – Open Call for Exhibitions

The Alberta Society of Artists invites artists residing in Alberta to submit work of any medium to our in-house and partnered gallery spaces for the 2022-2023 season.  Please not that all exhibitions are contingent on COVID related changes and challenges.

Please read the details as follows:

1. The ASA Gallery will host two Solo Exhibitions per year in the Mezzanine Space, and invites submissions from ASA Juried Members and ASA Associate Members only for these exhibitions. Each exhibition will run 6-8 weeks in length.

2. The ASA Gallery will host two Small Group Exhibitions (approx. 3 – 6 artists) per year in the Main Space. Submissions for these exhibitions are open to both members and non-membersYou must apply as a group of at least 3 artists (maximum 6). Each exhibition will run 6-8 weeks in length.

 A third Small Group Exhibition will be hosted by the ASA at  the Calgary Public Library for one month. Submissions for this space will be open to both members and non-members.

All Small Group Exhibition submissions should include a cohesive body of work and concept expressed in the group’s artist statement.

Deadline for Submission: May 24, 2022

Results to be announced: June 30, 2022

 3.  Juried Members, Student and Associate Members will also have an opportunity to submit applications for a Solo Exhibition Show-and-Sale at the Walterdale Theatre in Edmonton. Each exhibition will run for one month. *please note artists will not receive honorariums for show and sale exhibits.

All submissions will be adjudicated by a panel of visual art professionals in a blind jury process.

All accepted artists (except for show and sale exhibits) will receive an honorarium from the ASA.

For more information visit the Alberta Society of Artists website.

Deadline: 24-05-2022

Patron Services Coordinator

Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma from an accredited institution (i.e. Volunteer Management, Office Administration or Arts Administration).
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service experience including patron interaction, and knowledge of alcohol, beverage and food services 
  • A good understanding and knowledge of theatre, box office and hospitality operations, plus the safety procedures essential to a well-managed theatre.
  • Experience with staff supervision and training is required.
  • Customer service experience with a high degree of communication with the public.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient with Word Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to work with specialized software. (ticket sales and data management).
  • Proven knowledge of the coordination and engagement of volunteers. 
  • Experience and comfort with money handling, POS systems, policies and procedures.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong multi-tasking skills are essential.
  • Basic bookkeeping and accounting experience as well as office management experience.

A combination of education, experience, and training acceptable to the college will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following: 

  • Experience in retail and the service industry
  • Standard First Aid, ProServe and WHMIS certification
  • Experience in event display and banquet settings
  • Valid Class 5 drivers’ license

Job Description

Department: Theatre & Arts

Keyano College Theatre & Arts Centre is currently seeking a Patron Services Coordinator. This position is the front line person responsible for all of the “Front of House” and Guest Service activities including, but not limited to, ticketing set up and sales, gate control, merchandise, bar, and any other sales inventory controlled through the Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre.

Reporting to the Director Theatre & Arts Centre, this position provides work direction to staff and supervision duties for volunteers. This position will require an excellent sense of humour and the ability to work with a variety of clients in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

Additional duties include:

  • Coordination of volunteers and workflow for part-time box office and front of house staffing for coverage of all events located in Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre.  This includes scheduling, directing workflow and training as required. 
  • Database management of patrons, volunteers and theatre staff for the purpose of communication, rewards programs and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) updating and leading to an efficiently operated organization.
  • Provides administrative support and reception duties as necessary. 
  • Related bookkeeping and money handling duties.

This position will be required to work the occasional evening and/or weekend.

Please note: This position is currently under Classification Review.

Advised Salary: CUPE AS6 – $57,489.61 per annum plus a comprehensive health and benefits package.

Deadline: 29-10-2021

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Pride YMM — Call for Stage Manager

2021 Pride YMM Festival


Pride YMM is a group of community members committed to raising awareness and promoting inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ people in Wood Buffalo. Pride YMM coordinates LGBTQ2S+ affirming events, support programs, advocates for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion, and provides training and resources. Their goal is to unite and empower gender diverse people and people of diverse sexual orientations. Pride YMM aims to foster belonging and create safer spaces and communities for all.


Pride YMM Festival is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ2S+ community in the Wood Buffalo region. The Festival builds awareness and promotes inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ in Wood Buffalo. Celebrations for 2021 will be held on September 5th at Shell Place Stadium in Fort McMurray, and this marks the 5th year of the festival. Festivities will include performances, market vendors, food and drinks, awards, competitions, and more. 


Following the success of previous festivals, Pride YMM is looking for a Stage Manager for their upcoming 2021 Pride YMM Festival to ensure that event performances run smoothly. Performances will take place outdoors at Shell Place Stadium in Fort McMurray on September 5, 2021 from 12 – 4 p.m.


  • Stage Manager must be a Wood Buffalo resident for the duration of the project 
  • Stage Manager must be available to complete duties leading up to and including the event date
  • Stage Manager must be available for the entire day of the event (including setup and tear down)
  • Transportation is an asset
  • Preference will be given to those that self-identify as LGBTQ2S+


  • Coordinate performers and performance logistics leading up to the event 
  • Ensure performance contracts are signed before event date
  • Schedule performers chosen by Pride YMM Selection Committee
  • Coordinate and communicate with Pride YMM delegates to ensure festival requirements are fulfilled
  • Coordinate and communicate with Shell Place staff as required
  • Track potential additional expenses as required for event logistics
  • Field questions and inquiries from performers
  • Oversee show and technical aspects (i.e., light, sound, etc.) during performances
  • Participate in Selections Committee to select performers for 2021 Pride YMM Festival


  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and delegation skills
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver


  • All submissions must be emailed to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Communications Manager, Will Collins, at [email protected].
  • Use the subject heading “Pride YMM Stage Manager Application — [You or Your Company’s Name].”
  • All submissions must be emailed as one (1) compiled PDF, including the following information:
    • Your name, contact phone number and home/company address.
    • Cover letter
    • Resume


Submissions must be received by 12 p.m. (noon) on July 12, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.


This is a paid position for $1,500 to compensate the successful candidate.


The Stage Manager will be selected based on the strength of their application, including experience, demonstrated abilities, and creativity.

Priority will be given to applications that are communicated clearly, and to those who self-identify as LGBTQ2S+.

Please note that only the successful applicant will be notified.


For questions or more information about this artist call or application process, please contact Communications Manager, Will Collins, at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.104.

For questions or more information about Pride YMM Festival, please contact Pride YMM at [email protected].

Deadline: 12-07-2021

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