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We're hiring a Program Manager!

Jesters Theatre Program Manager
(note: this is a Missions position )
Reports to
Jesters Artistic Director
Application Deadline Open Ended
Start Date Flexible
Classification Full-time, (30-40 hours/week)

Salary Based on Experience and Skills of Applicant (partner development required and training provided as needed)
Location Local Churches & Schools, current office @ Cedar Valley Church in Mission

Youth Unlimited (YU) in Greater Vancouver is a faith-based, grass-roots, pioneering organization that offers connection and transformation, fostering mental, physical, social, spiritual and emotional well- being among young people in our community. Jesters Theatre ( is a youth and children’s theatre company located in Mission BC.

Job Description: As Program Manager, you are responsible for the practical implementation of our programming and coordinating our seasonal staff and volunteers in associated tasks.  You are also responsible for personal partner development, participating in fundraisers, training students, participating in the implementation of strategic plans and guiding principles, and maintaining clear relationships and communications with families involved in our programming. The Program Manager understands the vision of Jesters Theatre being a safe place to love theatre and will carry out their tasks with this in mind.  Training is provided as needed.

This job might be for you if you:

  • Love to see youth develop leadership skills
  • Are passionate about evangelism and discipleship
  • Enjoy taking leadership of people and projects
  • Are comfortable with raising funds and financial stewardship
  • Are able to take initiative and work in a team environment
  • Are trust-worthy, savvy and professional
  • Have an understanding of, and appreciation for theatre

You’ve got:

  • Good communication skills, particularly in writing and in partner/donor presentations
  • Project design experience
  • Good planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills, and can coordinate multiple programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, integrity, and reliability
  • Budgeting experience

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Dean Klassen via email, snail mail or drop them off in person:; #115-12975 84th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 1B3.

Summer Staff positions available:

 Our summer positions and exact duties therein are tailored to the unique giftings of our applicants. Below are the categories we hire for and how to apply.

Sr. Staff – 30 hrs/wk, $19/hr, mid-May to early August

Ideal for a university aged person with a heart for youth and a knack for planning. Our Sr. Summer Staff take charge of planning the main elements of the camps and how each day will flow together, including scheduling, resource procurement, creation of activity content, team management, and program fundraising. They create lesson plans with appropriate learning objectives and teach classes for youth. Under the Artistic Director’s guidance, the participants will assist with the marketing of the program.  Additionally, the participants will be involved in the skill development of Staff-In-Training. Sr Staff will work alongside Jr. Staff and camp participants ensuring that physical and mental health safety protocols are followed.

Jr. Staff – 30 hrs/wk, $17.40/hr, late June to early August

Ideal for a high school aged person with a heart for youth and the willingness to learn in a team environment. Jr. Staff assist with the final planning of the main camp elements, as well as plan their own specific classes or activities, how they will be implemented, and participate in program fundraising. Under the direction of the Sr. Staff, they will make the main camp themes into reality and learn skills for mentoring our campers and building transformative relationships with them. Jr. Staff will assist the broader staff team in ensuring that physical and mental health safety protocols are followed.

Staff-In-Training – Approx. 20 hrs/wk, volunteer with honouraium at end, late June to early August

Ideal for a high school aged person with a heart for youth and a willingness to learn how to engage youth in performing art related lesson plans. Staff-In-Training assists Summer Program, Leadership Development and Program Assistant staff with various tasks such as devos, research, theme decor, music, art and crafts for youth, help with costumes, end of week performances, and program fundraising.

To apply

Email a resume and cover letter to Ryan Scramstad at with the subject line of “Summer Staff Application” and indicate in the body of the email which position you are applying for. Interviews will be scheduled for April.


Jesters Theatre teen youth

You can volunteer with us!

From our amazing volunteers and parent helpers to staff and financial supporters, there are so many ways to support local youth and our programs for them.

Running our programs takes a team of people in many different roles, using a variety of passions and skills. We would love to chat with you about where you might best fit in.


You can also donate!

We love what we do and we believe that it makes a huge difference in the lives of the children and teens who are able to attend our programs. The reality is that programs like ours need funds to run. From props and sets, to makeup, costumes, and paying staff, we can’t operate without the generous support of donors like you! Thank you for taking the time to give.