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Odyssey Theatre Special Events Group


Organization: Odyssey Theatre

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 4

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018


Odyssey Theatre is looking for people who want to support the arts and help us organize creative and exciting special events. If you enjoy the performing arts, have an interest in planning, organizing and promoting special events, why not join Odyssey Theatre’s Special Events Group!

Odyssey Theatre is Ottawa’s professional, premier open-air theatre. For 32 years, we have attracted thousands each summer to our award-winning Theatre Under the Stars along the Rideau River in beautiful Strathcona Park.

As a non-profit charity, Odyssey stages an active program of events each year to increase awareness of the Theatre and its award-winning work, raise funds for our programs (such as new play development and youth training), and recognize and thank donors to the Theatre.

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic people to work as part of a collaborative Special Events Group of other volunteers and staff to plan and stage a program of creative and successful special events, such as a Craft Beer Tasting Night, an annual event to recognize Friends and Donors of the Theatre, and an Opening Night Reception for the Theatre's season and others.

We are looking for volunteers that are creative and enthusiastic; have an interest or experience in planning and organizing events; have marketing and communications skills; or have an interest or experience in special events or fund raising for non-profit organizations. You also have an interest in, or a desire to learn about the performing arts, enjoy meeting and working with a great team of dedicated people in a supportive environment and are dependable in fulfilling commitments.

If you are passionate about the arts, and have an interest in special events, we’d love to hear from you!

Odyssey is renowned for its unique and award-winning performances rooted in masked theatre and physical movement. We also run an innovative program to help writers develop new plays, workshops to train artists, apprenticeships for young performers and theatre readings and workshops for the public. Odyssey … a theatre like no other!


John Forster



Volunteer Opportunity Address
2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON. K1N 6E2


Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Communications and Marketing; Event planning and participation; Social Media

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
As a member of our Special Events Group, you will join a dynamic and diverse team of volunteers from the community with a passion to help the arts in Ottawa thrive. You will be able to learn and refine your skills in planning and hosting special events, social media, fund raising and marketing and communications from other volunteers and staff.

You will expand your knowledge of theatre and your interest in the performing arts. You will have the opportunity to attend performances, rehearsals, workshops of new plays and other events and to interact with professional theatre artists. You will meet new people as part of a committed team working in a positive environment to assist local artists. Most of all, you will be helping grow the arts in our city and make Ottawa a more vibrant and dynamic city.

How will the organization benefit?
Volunteers are critical to Odyssey’s success. As a non-profit, charitable organization, we depend on help from the community to produce top quality theatre. Our volunteers augment our capacity and provide valuable skills and expertise to the Artistic Director, General Manager and Board of Directors. Volunteers help the Theatre undertake projects and activities that we would be unable to complete on our own. Volunteers help build community support and public awareness of our work and raise the resources needed to create and perform excellent theatre for the residents of Ottawa.

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Groups