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May 20, 2022

Communications Manager

Hosted by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature cultural events. Taking place over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts: theatre, dance, music, and various forms of multimedia and hybrid performance. The next edition of the PuSh Festival takes place January 17 to February 5, 2023, at venues across Greater Vancouver.

ABOUT THE ROLE The Push International Performing Arts Festival is seeking a keen and passionate individual to join the Festival in the role of Communications Manager. PuSh values the sharing of insight and responsibility in key areas that benefit from collective input and contribution, and this is a unique opportunity to meaningfully participate as part of a collaborative, diverse, and highly engaged team.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, and working closely with the Collaborative Leadership Team, the Communications Manager leads a team of contractors to ensure that the Festival’s values and programming are communicated with quality, creativity, and care. The position is responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of marketing strategies for PuSh, including offline and online communications solutions with measurable results. This position utilizes new media and online tools to raise the profile, increase ticket sales, and achieve organizational goals while ensuring smooth operations, efficiency, and growth of the marketing and communications efforts. 

ABOUT YOU You are professional, creative, unflappable, and adaptive. You have previous experience managing in a fast-paced environment and top-notch communication skills. You are seeking a flexible, fun, fulfilling work experience that challenges you to perform at your very best, and you thrive working collaboratively. You are looking to apply your talents to an organization that animates culture and accelerates social change through the performing arts. You are passionate about engaging diverse audiences, high professional standards, and getting the details right. 

Deadline: 5pm on Friday, May 20th, 2022


We strongly encourage applications from members of communities that are marginalized or that experience structural discrimination including those identifying as Indigenous, people of colour, members of non-dominant ethnic, religious, linguistic, and/or cultural groups, women, (im)migrants/newcomers, people with (dis)abilities, and LGBTQ2S+ people, and we strongly encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they feel comfortable in doing so. In order to achieve a representative team, preference may be given to applicants self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the groups identified above. PuSh believes that a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission.

PuSh is committed to full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process and/or to perform essential job functions, please contact hr@pushfestival.ca.


PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

110–750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2R5, Canada

Phone number: 604.605.8284

Email: info@pushfestival.ca

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe. More than just shows, the Festival is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work.