Job Posting: Community Engagement and Outreach Manager
Closing Date: July 11, 2024
Job Start: August 8, 2024

Organization Description:
Since opening its doors 37 years ago, the Capitol Theatre has grown into a cultural cornerstone for the residents of the City of Nelson and the region. The organization’s mission is community enrichment through the arts. We achieve that through operating and maintaining a facility for the performing arts and programming that inspires, offers youth and community engagement opportunities, is a home for great arts experiences and a gathering place for community. We operate in an inclusive environment, providing access to diverse cultural expression in its many forms.

The Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC is dedicated to presenting artistic excellence in a range of events including community and professional theatre, dance, music, film, and youth programming. We produce, present and offer a wide variety of diverse live performing arts experiences and opportunities for the community and beyond. In addition to producing and presenting a season of touring artists’ events, the Capitol Theatre also supports community organizations, artists and agents as a rental venue.

Job Description:
The Capitol Theatre Restoration Society is currently accepting applications for the position of a part-time Community Engagement and Outreach Manager. Under the direction of the Capitol Theatre Executive Director, the Community Engagement and Outreach Manager is responsible for creating strategic and meaningful engagement, outreach, and programming suggestions for the Capitol Theatre. This person contributes to the overall success of the theatre as well as a positive and professional image of the Capitol Theatre in the community. This job has flexible hours and is hands-on.


  • Develop strategic engagement and outreach initiatives.
  • Cultivate connections with schools, community organizations, and diverse cultural groups including the disabled community, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and other marginalized groups, guided by and in collaboration with advisors with lived experience.
  • Build on relationships with Indigenous organizations, in consultation and collaboration with cultural advisors and those with lived experience.
  • Coordinate with artists, schools, and local institutions for collaborative programming.
  • Enhance cultural awareness and ensure alignment with anti-racism and diversity policies.
  • Manage administrative tasks including strategic planning, document creation, and grant-writing assistance.
  • Represent the Capitol Theatre at events, ensuring professionalism and adherence to theatre standards.
  • Maintain open communication within the Capitol Theatre team and stay updated on relevant tools and platforms.
  • Bring creativity, professionalism, and enthusiasm to the role.


  • Knowledgeable about Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action, and local Indigenous cultural contexts.
  • Familiarity with conversations and perspectives around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in social media, survey tools, Excel, and design programs.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively and adapt to evolving community needs.
  • Ability to work flexible and irregular hours, including nights and weekends is required.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment with a small staff.
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Mature personal judgment, communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, multitask and prioritize.

How to Apply: 

Please submit:
a cover letter and a résumé as a PDF or Word document by July 11, 2024 to:

capitolexecutivedirector at gmail dot com 

*Please note the position title “Community Engagement and Outreach Manager ” in the subject line.

Starting salary $12,960.

Employment contract is for 12 hours/week. Employment hours are based on a flexible time schedule. A three-month probation period is in effect. Includes four weeks paid vacation, health benefit bonus after three months of employment, and two complimentary tickets to every Capitol Season Series event. 

The Capitol Theatre Restoration Society is an equal opportunity employer. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.