Administrative Assistant - Canada Summer Jobs Program

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia - Windsor, NS (30 days ago)

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Administrative Assistant - Canada Summer Jobs Program

Pay | Work Hours | Contract Length

This position is part of the Canada Summer Jobs Program. This contract is for 8 weeks, 35 hours per week, $15.00 per hour. Anticipated contract start date: July 6, 2020.


- As part of the Canada Summer Jobs Program, you must youth, aged 15 to 30 years to be eligible for this position.

- Have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to Mermaid's headquarters in Windsor, NS.

- Experience in marketing and social media management;

- Digital Media knowledge (premiere, final cut, logic, videography, editing) a plus (not required);

- Competent communication skills (writing & public speaking);

- Proficient in Adobe software (illustrator, photoshop) and MS Office suite;

- Team player, highly detailed oriented;

- Flexible & Adaptable;

- Capable of interviewing remotely;

About the Position

The Administrative Assistant is a position that is both rewarding and challenging. Responsibilities are Welcome members of the public, particularly visitors to the region and to the Province; Give guided tours of the organization’s unique puppet collection, sharing Mermaid’s 48-year history with the public as required; Assist with promotional activities related to performances at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC); Assist office personnel with website updates and social media account management; Assist in organizing archival and current company information; Assist with production-related activities, such as set up or repair of props and set pieces; Assist with virtual recreational workshops in puppetry for families and children; Participate in aspects of administration related to tour management, planning, office administration, site visits, facility tours; Use computers to create tour administration materials (spreadsheets, documents, posters, etc.); Other general office duties as required.

Please submit a cover letter and resume which details why you would be the best candidate for the position as this is a highly competitive role at our company.

About Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty people.

Mermaid Theatre is best known for its unique stage adaptations of children’s beloved literary classics. Our innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, evocative original music, and gentle storytelling have been applauded by over six million spectators in fifteen countries.

The Theatre’s focus is twofold. On the one hand, Mermaid’s energetic professional touring theatre for family audiences has won international claim for original productions with a strong emphasis on puppetry and the incorporation of original music. At the other end of the spectrum, Mermaid has a strong local and regional presence as the result of teaching and presenting activities. These include the Mermaid Theatre Loft’s artists’ residencies, the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Entertainment series also known as MIPAC, and the Institute of Puppetry Arts’ innovative education and outreach programs.

The promotion of indigenous talent is of prime importance to the company. Mermaid Theatre’s touring productions at home and abroad serve as a continuous showcase for the Atlantic Region’s performing artists, writers, directors, designers, and technicians. The company ranks among Atlantic Canada’s foremost cultural employers and is currently Canada’s major exporter of theatre for family audiences.

The company’s choice of material is based on the belief that young people can benefit substantially both in their emotional and aesthetic development, from early exposure to literature, the arts, and the power of imagination. The company’s objective is to produce work which is good theatre – entertaining, informative and stimulating to all the senses. As important is the goal of encouraging literacy and generating enthusiasm for the art of reading.

Job Types: Temporary, Contract


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • administrative assistant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)

Administrative Duties:

  • Scheduling
  • Running errands
  • Stocking supplies
  • Sorting and sending mail
  • Answering and routing phone calls
  • Managing social media
  • Greeting visitors

Work remotely:

  • No