Summer Job in Communications and Philanthropy

As part of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) would like to offer a work opportunity to an individual currently studying at the post-secondary level, ideally in communications, management, philanthropy or any other field closely connected with the proposed job.

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Job description

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment and learn about the many aspects of communications work and philanthropic management in a major theatre arts institution.

The 8-week position involves 35 hours a week at $17/hour.


  • Provide support for development of the Donor Perfect database, through data entry, archive management and drafting of processes that are essential to the philanthropy strategy.
  • Take part in the work for segmenting our various mailing lists, for newsletters, recruitment and retention of our various donors.
  • Participate in the annual fundraising campaign (through research, planning and communications).
  • Support the implementation of the new donor recognition program.
  • Play an active role in the implementation of innovative processes.
  • Participate in the team’s efforts to create an inclusive and caring professional space.
  • Training related to communication, management or philanthropy
  • Strong interest in cultural or charity organization management and culture
  • Bilingualism, spoken
  • Leadership and creativity
  • Self-sufficiency, excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Talent for collaboration and teamwork
  • Open-mindedness and global vision

To be eligible for a subsidized position under this initiative, you must: 

  • Be 17 to 30 years old (inclusive) at the beginning of employment.
  • Have been registered as a full-time student during the previous academic year.
  • Be planning to return to your full-time studies for the coming academic year.
  • Be studying in a secondary, post-secondary, CÉGEP (Québec only), professional or technical academic program.
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have designated refugee status, and be authorized to work in the employer’s province or territory.
  • Have the legal right to work according to provincial/territorial laws and regulations.
  • Be eligible for a Canada Summer Jobs grant.

The 8-week position involves 35 hours a week at $17/hour.


Please send your CV and motivation letter to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all and believe in the right to employability. That’s why we support accessibility and employment equality; we encourage people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicity, as well as Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and people of colour, to apply.


The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) believes in employment equity and is committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. For NTS, it is imperative that the diversity of our community be reflected in our staff, who must likewise be comfortable working with and for people of all walks of life. We strongly support the right to employability and greatly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour, and those of all other ethnic and cultural affiliations, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

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