Managing Director (ext 102)
Jason Dubois is an arts manager with more than two decades experience working in performing arts creation, dissemination and presentation. Career highlights include working as Festival Manager for the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene, a 39-day festival in the summer of 2017 involving more than 1000 artists in performing, visual and media arts. Jason has previously served as Producing Director for the Canada Dance Festival, as Executive Director of Dance Victoria, and with Eponymous as Producer for Kidd Pivot and Company 605, Associate Producer for Wen Wei Dance, Production Manager for Vancouver New Music, and Director of Patron Relations for DanceHouse. He is Associate Producer for the Dance Centre’s Dance In Vancouver – a biennial showcase for Vancouver dance artists and a networking event for Canadian and international dance presenters. Jason has served as a director on the boards of The Greater Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture, The Professional Arts Alliance of Greater Victoria, the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists BC Chapter (CADA/West), and as president of the Canadian Dance Assembly’s National Council.
Accessible PuSh Coordinator (ext 204)
At PuSh I am on a mission to ensure everyone can enjoy and feels welcome at PuSh. I want everyone to be as blown away as I was when I saw my first PuSh show. It all sounds very philanthropic but it involves a lot more spreadsheets then you would expect.
Before PuSh I volunteered for PuSh. I did and still combine my PuSh duties with my work as a surtitler (opera, theatre and open captioning) and as a live audio describer for the visually impaired at VocalEve. And I work with a variety of other organizations to improve their accessibility.
Outside of PuSh I attempt to kindle a passion for performing arts in my 6-year-old and the 30-year old Deaf man with special needs without further inspiring their natural sense of drama too much. And with my new electric car I want to go and explore BC, I have vowed to take at least one road trip a month.
Language(s) Flemish/Dutch (native), French (fluent), Spanish (fluent), German (conversational), Italian (conversational), ASL (conversational)
Communications Manager (ext 201)
Ben first fell in love with the performing arts after moving from Germany to Canada at the age of 13. He has since worked diligently behind the scenes in every element of the arts. His passions for marketing and the arts, and his dedication are the recipe for success.
After graduating from the Arts & Entertainment Management Program at Capilano University, Ben interned at a marketing agency, working on accounts such as BC Place Stadium, Spartan Race Canada, and Music BC. He has worked on the logistics and operations teams at Bard on the Beach, Theatre Under the Stars, and Vancouver Christmas Market.
Ben strategically partners with local organizations to build new fanbases, engage audiences, extend reach beyond traditional marketing, and foster community. During his last role at Murray Paterson Marketing Group, he worked on campaigns in Vancouver and Toronto, such as Vancouver Christmas Market, Theatre Under the Stars, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Electric Company Theatre, The SpongeBob Musical and more.
Having been the voice behind Vancouver Christmas Market, Theatre Under the Stars, and various other social media channels, he builds communities that are eager to spread the word, are loyal and trust the social media accounts he manages. Ben’s mission is to connect audiences with the on-stage magic they crave.
Production Manager (ext 111)
At PuSh I’ve been with PuSh since almost the beginning and what I do there is open for debate. Some might say I make everything work from a technical perspective, some say I’m the party barometer and others that I’m the calm at the eye of the storm. Me, I say I’m smart enough to put a team together that makes me look good.
Outside of PuSh The same is true at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. And did I mention I like live music and burlesque?
Operations Manager (ext 104)
At PuSh I get to feed my passion for spreadsheets and systems, with one foot in admin and another in financials, and my whole heart in supporting the team any way I can.
Before PuSh I was a contractor for all the best festivals in Vancouver and even a few outside the city. I was also a long-time, avid fan of PuSh – all the way back to its earliest days when I was a volunteer!
Outside PuSh When I’m not self-isolating, I’m probably attending a festival, or perched on a high stool, raising a glass with the other barstool prophets.
Language(s) French (fluent)
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