Job (Calgary): Administrative Intern – Downstage

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Job (Calgary): Administrative Intern – Downstage

Downstage is seeking an individual who is passionate about independent theatre to join our team as an administrative intern from the beginning of July to the end of October, 2012.

We are a small Calgary-based company that produces Canadian theatre that creates conversations around social issues. Now in our ninth season, we are a resident company of the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, operate two small rehearsal & performance venues, and produce a professional mainstage season including original work by our resident Downstage Creation Ensemble.

We are looking for occasional administrative support, including production support for our October show, Bashir Lazhar.

We can offer mentorship and hands-on learning opportunities to an emerging theatre artist who is interested in learning more about producing independent theatre or running a small company. We can also offer the opportunity to sit in on rehearsals for Bashir Lazhar, directed by Simon Mallett and featuring Haysam Kadri, and a modest honourarium, negotiable depending on the tasks and hours taken on.

You can apply by sending a resume and a cover letter outlining why you’re interested in this opportunity and what you would hope to learn or experience to Ellen Close, Associate Artistic Producer at [email protected]. Note that due to the short-term nature of this opportunity, some familiarity with our company and work is an asset, as are some previous administrative experience and computer skills. Expressions of interest will be accepted until Friday, June 15, 2012.

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