The Chester Playhouse is an artistic hub, specializing in the presentation of exceptional live performances, which serves the Municipality of Chester, including the village of Chester and surrounding communities. Operating since 1939, we have been a home for music, theatre, films, comedy, speakers and emerging community performances, and continue to present world-class artists from “around the corner” and around the world. Following a fire which damaged our existing Playhouse building, we are quickly pivoting to a “satellite” context, presenting live shows in various venues across our community, in a program we’re calling the “Playhouse Without Walls”.

The Chester Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages submissions from candidates of all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. When hiring, we seek a team that (1) reflects the rich diversity of our community in Nova Scotia, Canada, and (2) advocates for inclusion and representation in all aspects of our operations. We are particularly eager to consider applications from individuals who identify as members of IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, Disability, and/or Immigrant communities, and encourage interested candidates from these communities to apply, even if they lack particular qualifications listed below.

We are committed to welcoming applicants with disabilities at any stage of the hiring process, and eager to support these individuals in any way that helps them.


Summer Job openings listed below.



The following four summer positions are funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, and share the following parameters:

Term: 8 weeks (or equivalent), within the following date range: June 1 – August 27th (these dates may be flexible) 

You will be working a flexible 35-hour work week for 8 weeks, or the equivalent hours over a longer term.  This will include some evenings and weekends (to be negotiated). Normal working hours will be specified in advance by the Box Office Manager. Any extra hours are to be agreed with the Box Office and Executive Director This Job Description outlines the duties required in this role to indicate the level of responsibility. The list of duties may vary from time to time.

Salary: $15/hour 

Candidate: This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, and is thus open to candidates aged 15 – 30.

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Box Office Assistant

Job Summary: The Box Office Assistant carries the responsibility for the day to day operations of ticket reservations. They will be part of a customer-oriented team that provides a friendly and welcoming environment on behalf of the Chester Playhouse. 


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Marketing and Administrative Assistant

Job Summary: 

The Marketing Assistant is responsible for assisting in the marketing efforts of the organization. They will be an integral part of the development and execution of marketing plans to reach targets from brand awareness to promotion.


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Youth Program Coordinator & Admin Assistant

Job Summary: 

The purpose of this job is to facilitate the management and delivery of the Summer Youth programs at the Chester Playhouse.  The coordinator will aid in marketing and promoting the programs, facilitating registration, and work as an assistant during youth classes, helping program leaders to deliver their class content.  The youth programming coordinator will work in collaboration with individuals and groups in the community to determine the needs of children and youth, and help develop strategies to address the identified needs.

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Bookkeeping Assistant

Job Summary: 

The Bookkeeping Assistant is responsible for helping to maintain accurate financial records of the organization.  They will assist in all areas of accounting and payroll, with training and guidance from the Senior Bookkeeper, and be responsible for day-to-day accounting, entry, and reporting. 

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