Administrative Assistant (Casual Part-Time) 

Closing date: Friday, April 5 at 4pm ADT or until filled 

Term of Employment: 16 week, with potential option of ongoing

Compensation: $20.00/hr at 20 hours per month

HEIST is a live art company committed to creating, producing and presenting innovative, genre-bending and queerly playful performances in Kjipuktuk/Halifax and beyond. An important element to the organization is having a clear and strong commitment to diversity within culture, abilities and gender. HEIST is the brainchild and creative platform for Artistic Director Richie Wilcox, Artistic Associate Aaron Collier and Managing Director Sylvia Bell. They are responsible for the creation of recent popular shows including Frequencies, New Waterford Boy, The Princess Show and more. Also, HEIST has produced four editions of the Creative Nova Scotia Awards and regularly produces and promotes HEIST Takeover Parties. 

HEIST is a collaborative arts organization looking for a casual part-time administrative assistant. A portion of this position will assist the managing director within the financial management. Tasks such as, but not limited to, budget tracking, organization and synchronization as well as helping with invoicing and billing will be part of the job responsibilities. The position will also include assistance in building and delivering sponsorship and patron development packages along with researching opportunities within this realm. Familiarity and previous experience with QuickBooks, Excel, Google Drive and Social Media apps (Instagram/Facebook) are integral and necessary to the job responsibilities. Previous experience with patron and sponsorship development is considered an asset. 

HEIST believes the key to success is open communication and discussion. As a team, the organization uses Google Docs and Slack for creative and administrative communication and development, and the applicant will be included in this collaborative environment. We prioritize getting it right over being right, and pride ourselves in building open, engaging, safe and enjoyable teams.  

Please note: This casual part-time job requires the position, or at least a large portion of it, to be done remotely. It is required they have access to stable communication devices (phone and internet) and have their own laptop/computer.

This position is a casual part-time position running sixteen weeks with a hopeful start date of April 19th at a rate of $20/hr for 5 hrs/week (20hrs/month), with a potential option of renewal. Please note: This is a subcontract position which does not include employee benefits. 

Priority will be given to applicants based within the Halifax Regional Municipality. HEIST seeks to continue to diversify and strengthen its organization and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all cultural backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities. Priority will be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as a visible minority, a new immigrant, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ and/or youth. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. 

Interested individuals should forward a resume and an email of interest to liveheist.info@gmail.com with the subject line: Administrative Assistant 

Please forward any questions or accommodation needs regarding this opportunity by email to the address above.

Applications will start to be reviewed by Friday, April 5, 2024 at 4:00pm ADT.

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