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Emma Hendrie

Emma Hendrie,
Associate, Student Recruiting
416-483-4325, ext. 1220
studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca

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Careers at The Bishop Strachan School

Everything we do at BSS is in support of girls’ learning. We empower our students to become confident and compassionate women, tomorrow’s transformational leaders. This happens because our faculty and staff are the very best at what they do, and are inspired to contribute in meaningful ways to our Culture of Powerful Learning.

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At BSS you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources. If you enjoy a diverse and dynamic workplace, and share our commitment to high standards, we invite you to explore a career with BSS.

We thank all candidates in advance and will contact only those selected for an interview.

We believe that diversity in our school fosters an inclusive and creative environment, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

The Bishop Strachan School is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact Elisabeth Gsoels, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources and Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 1163 or by email at EGsoels@bss.on.ca.

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Internationally acclaimed for its unique environment and expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has built a reputation over its long history as an undisputed leader in education. Offering a challenging, lively and creative atmosphere and a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, BSS inspires each student to find her passion, pursue her dreams and reach her potential through a rigorous academic program.

Helping students become smart, independent, compassionate young women, BSS provides the tools, technology and innovation required to thrive in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. Our unique whole girl approach, commitment to excellence and embodiment of strong values create a profound and powerful learning environment within a supportive, engaged community.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

Communications Co-ordinator

Summary of Position:

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic communications professional to create strong relationships within the school’s community as you seek out and share the fascinating stories that make BSS a centre of innovation. You have a high level of energy and professionalism, good journalistic instincts and a proven talent in leveraging today’s print and digital channels for specific audiences. As an integral member of a small communications team, you will find creative, effective ways to promote the school’s vision, mission and values drawing upon your strong communications and digital media experience.

Reports to: Director of Communications

Summary of Position:

The Communications Co-ordinator is responsible for generating engaging and timely community communications on digital and print platforms in pursuit of the strategic objectives of the department and the school.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Acts as ‘roving reporter’ throughout the school community to generate relevant stories
  • Generates on-campus photography and video, and oversees work of professional photographers and producers
  • Executes and enhances the department’s digital media strategy, including managing websites, social media and internal digital outreach, and maintaining a robust editorial calendar
  • Liaises with departments within the school to write, edit and produce collateral publications and content for print and digital platforms, incorporating BSS brand and communications standards
  • Organizes and maintains a multi-media library and upholds the efficiency of the department’s processes
  • Generates and leverages data for analysis and course corrections
  • Supports inbound marketing strategies
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Minimum 3 years communications experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency and/or educational setting
  • Communications degree or diploma and/or a combination of related experience
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills
  • Proven photography, video editing and production skills
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS), social media management and analytics tools, including web-based applications, CRM, and Google Analytics
  • Expertise in the use of graphic editing tools, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Experience in leveraging social media to enhance community relations and marketing outreach
  • Proven expertise with live streaming applications – YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook Live
  • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines with humour and flexibility
  • Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating the Communications Co-ordinator position in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is a truly unique organization that stands apart as a leader in education, and particularly in education for girls. BSS is a year round, day and boarding school located in mid-town Toronto. A beautiful setting and an extraordinary staff and faculty, round out the many opportunities for growth in this environment. As the Facilities Staff Member, you will work with highly experienced colleagues in a professional and creative team environment. Excellence is the defining attribute of BSS.

Facilities Staff Member

Reports to: Facilities Supervisor

Indirectly Report to: Facilities Manager

Summary of Position:

As a member of a team, the Facilities Staff Member is required to perform preventative and regular maintenance tasks, ensure the safe operations of equipment and maintain interior/exterior areas of the school building. The Facilities Staff Member works in a collegial manner with all constituents of The Bishop Strachan School.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Performs general maintenance operations throughout the school, including: painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, pool and boiler maintenance functions
  • Completes facility repairs and minor renovations based on the needs developed by the automated maintenance program
  • Acts as the point person with general and maintenance contractors (e.g. elevators, roofing, windows) ensuring appropriate service and pricing
  • Performs preventative maintenance checks on a regular basis
  • Inspects the overall buildings and facilities for needed services and repairs
  • Investigates and responds to any breakdowns to office/school equipment/furniture or physical spaces and follows-up with the Facilities Coordinator or Facilities Supervisor to report status
  • Responds to work orders and preventative maintenance using iPad technology
  • Works with the Facilities Team to respond to emergencies (i.e. floods, fire alarms, power failures, etc.)
  • Assists with traffic flow during school arrival and dismissal throughout the school year
  • Provides general grounds-keeping support
  • Follows effective and appropriate Health and Safety practices
  • Delivers supplies and equipment to the appropriate departments or storage areas
  • Organizes garbage and recycling bins for pick up on scheduled days
  • Assists Housekeeping staff with the set up/disassembly of various rooms including furniture, AV equipment and storage for major events
  • Covers weekends once a month during the school year
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Ability to push, lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Solid knowledge of construction and renovations, basic tools and equipment, specifications, quality control, and safety practices
  • Strong understanding of and ability to perform daily building maintenance routines
  • Mechanical/electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting and pool experience
  • Ability to use computer software and computer technology at an intermediate level
  • Effective team-player who also has the ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative
  • Enrollment in the Building Environmental Systems Operators certificate program, or a similar program at a community college is an asset
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humour

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating the Facilities Staff Member in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Middle School and Senior School Volleyball Coaches

November 6, 2017 until March 3, 2018

Renowned for its expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, BSS offers a single-gender environment that helps girls achieve their best. Continually reaching forward, renewing itself and keeping time with the fast-paced changes and increasing demands of the complicated world its graduates will face, BSS believes girls can do anything and strives to give them the tools to achieve whatever dreams they conceive.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment. We are seeking two experienced and committed Volleyball Coaches with current coaching qualifications for our Middle School and Senior School volleyball teams.

The Volleyball Coaches will run tryouts, select the teams and coach two or three practices per week, plus games. The practice times will vary before or after school, pending gym availability. The teams will participate in approximately six to eight games and will need to qualify for playoffs.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating the Volleyball Coach in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Founded in 1867, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is Canada’s oldest day and boarding school for girls, offering rigorous academic programs and a full co-curricular program to challenge and inspire every student. With an expert faculty, skilled staff, state-of-the-art resources including a spectacular new arts and science wing, and a dynamic and supportive environment, BSS is a leading school for girls in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, and an exceptional workplace for those committed to excellence, innovation and continuous learning. We are seeking exemplary candidates to fill the position of:

Theatre Manager

Reports to: Assistant Head Innovation Development and Technology

Summary of Position:

The Theatre Manager is responsible for the technical support for all lighting and audio needs of a dynamic performing arts program as well as a myriad of school-related events and rentals held in the theatres, gyms and other school spaces. The Theatre Manager is also is responsible for the supervision, training and scheduling of students and volunteers operating the equipment and the development and implementation of training programs specific to the operation of the equipment.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Overseas the technical aspect of all lighting and audio visual systems in the school
  • Operates the audio and lighting system of the theatres and other public spaces
  • Supports rentals’ technical requirements
  • Maintains all audio visual equipment
  • Handles the budgeting process for all AV equipment
  • Recruits and trains volunteers/students
  • Supports front and back of the house activity
  • Other related responsibilities as required.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • University or college degree, or equivalent experience, specializing in technical theatre training
  • Minimum two years related experience in an audio visual environment (theatre/consulting group) operating and overseeing the audio visual requirements
  • Knowledge of complex lighting and audio systems, production administration and stage management
  • Experience working in theatre production – both main stage and back of the house experience is desirable
  • Experience working with and training adults and students
  • Familiarity with the following technologies
    • ETC Lighting control Systems including Element and ION consoles
    • Conventional dimmers, LED and motorized Luminaires from various manufacturers (ETC, Elation, ADJ)
    • QSC DSP Audio/Video equipment, Yamaha Digital Mixing consoles, Dante Audio transport, Audio Routing and level control, Shure Wireless Microphones, Panasonic Projectors, Digital Video Transport (HDBaseT).
    • Basic TCP/IP Networking
  • Ability to work with and manage the needs of a diverse group of users
  • Excellent project development, research, technological, time management, and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as group facilitation skills
  • Flexibility, energy and a positive attitude together with the ability to remain calm
  • Understanding of all health and safety-related requirements
  • Ability to work at various times of the day and of the week
  • Passion for theatre, performance and production and for instilling that love in the students and integrating across disciplines
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines with humour, flexibility and a sense of outward calm
  • Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school.

Terms:

Full-time, salaried position with flexible hours.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating the Theatre Manager position in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

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