Are you our next venue manager?

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Venue Manager, The Spire.

This is a permanent part-time position.

Start date: June 15, 2022

Salary: $39,000 – $47,000 year plus benefits

Application deadline: 4 p.m., May 15, 2022.

Inquiries and applications may be sent to: Kenn Doerksen at:

The Spire is hiring a Venue Manager

Do you have successful experience in event development and facility operations management? Are you knowledgeable of arts organizations and other non-profit groups in Kingston and area? Do you work well with committed staff, colleagues, volunteers, and building users? Are you looking for a challenging position for 30 hours per week with employee benefits?

We are looking for the right person to play a key part in the growth and success of The Spire, as it continues to expand its role as a community hub. The Spire is: home to community-based social and arts organizations, as well as the Congregation; a community meeting and event space; and a performance centre for concerts. Our chosen candidate will become the ‘face’ of The Spire, developing and nurturing relationships with present and future users.

We expect our Venue Manager will:

  • be familiar with: building maintenance; contract management (negotiations, finances, implementation); space planning; audio-visual equipment; and social media;
  • have demonstrated positive experience in managing staff and working cooperatively with building users, colleagues, and volunteer governance;
  • oversee the management of the building and ensure its compliance with all safety regulations;
  • manage the conversions of the venue between events, often on nights and weekends;
  • have enthusiasm for the role of this historic building in our community.


  • Certificate/degree in Arts Organization Management, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with the performing arts community
  • Minimum three years relevant experience

A complete job description is available at:

The Spire has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We value the insights and innovation that diverse team members bring to our workplace. Everyone who applies for this role will be given consideration; however, only those who are short-listed will be invited for an interview.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m., May 15, 2022.

Questions and applications may be sent to: Kenn Doerksen at: