Administrative Assistant

Date Posted: Oct 10, 2017
Application Deadline: Oct 20, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Canadian Actors' Equity Association

Canadian Actors' Equity Association is the professional association of performers, directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers in English Canada who are engaged in live performance in theatre, opera and dance. Recognizing that the arts are vital to life and artists make an invaluable contribution to our society, Equity supports the creative efforts of its members by seeking to improve their working conditions and opportunities. The business of Equity is to negotiate and administer collective agreements, provide benefit plans, information and support, and act as an advocate for its membership. Equity strives for fairness, integrity and compassion in all its endeavours.

Job Description

Canadian Actors' Equity Association represents professional artists including performers (actors, singers, dancers), directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers, engaged in theatre, opera and dance in English Canada.. 
This national Association provides support to the 6,000 members across the country.  The national office in Toronto is seeking an
Administrative Assistant (Contract Position)
  • Provide direct administrative services to the staff
  • Distribute and file of correspondence, documents and contracts and maintain such files daily
  • Process outgoing mail and faxes, deliver same to the post office or mail box as required and prepare and dispatch parcels
  • Ttaking and transcribing of meeting minutes, handling board package delivery, Ggenerate the basic membership reports as directed
  • Print and assemble membership and engager support materials and track associated costs, as directed
  • On-site meeting support
  • Track concessions and complaints
  • Monitor and track postage machine activity
  • Provide relief reception as required
  • Other secretarial and/or clerical duties and data collection projects as may be required


  • Post secondary education
  • Administrative Assistant or similar experience (minimum three years)
  • Strong computer skills, with competency in using intermediate/advanced features of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the Internet and work on a data base
  • Flexibility and strong internal member service attitude in a dynamic environment
  • Collegial interpersonal skills, willing to help out when required
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior telephone manner
  • Ability to focus on tasks in sequence and meet tight deadlines
  • Flexibility, ability to adapt to change and shifting priorities
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must be discrete in handling confidential matters
  • Ability to work effectively in sometime contentious interactions and diffuse potentially volatile situations
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision

Additional Info:

You must have a minimum of three years experience in the work place.  Preference will be given to those with background in theatre, dance and/or opera, the arts and/or labour.  
This is a contract position as a maternity leave replacement for twelve months, the first three months of the term being probationary.  The salary is in $50K range.  The starting date will be as soon as possible.
We are committed to having a staff that reflects the diversity of our membership and the community at large.  A diverse staff allows us to effectively draw on different perspectives to enhance the quality of the decision making, deepen the relevance of our policy advice, and enhance our efficiency and effectiveness. Accordingly, we strive to attract, retain, and develop a staff that is diverse along many dimensions.  We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that employees bring, including those based on gender, culture, country of origin,  race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, age differences and religion. In our inclusive workplace everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair, and respectful treatment.

How to Apply:

It is imperative that the details in how to apply are followed closely to be considered for this job.
Application may be made by email only.  Your resume and any other information you wish to provide must be contained in the body of the email.  Attachments will not be opened.  Please quote “Admin Assistant Application 17-004” in the Subject Line of the email.  Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.
Only those resumes received by October 20th, 20017, at 5:00 EST will be considered and only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Email applications to , Mr. D. Green, Canadian Actors' Equity Association.  Please, no calls.

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