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Job (Calgary): Counselor, Summer Drama Day Camp – Pumphouse Theatre

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Job (Calgary): Counselor, Summer Drama Day Camp – Pumphouse Theatre

Pumphouse TheatreThe Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for four (4) full time counselor positions for the twenty-ninth annual Summer Drama Day Camp.

Drama camp activities include the exploration of acting, improvisation, creative movement, voice, sound, storytelling, and playwriting. The goal of the program is to develop the social interaction and life skills of the participants through creative utilization of theatrical techniques. The instructors also facilitate their students in developing a production, which is performed for friends and family on the final day of camp. Pumphouse Theatre believes in drama education that encourages creativity, freedom, and a healthy sense of play in our youth.

The Counselors will work under the guidance of the Camp Coordinator and Drama Instructors to assist in the overall execution of the curriculum.

Potential candidates must be available from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, and are required to work during final performances.

The successful applicants will:
-Possess the ability to supervise and instruct young people between the ages of 8 – 14 and will have had previous experience in this area.
-Have a solid understanding of the creative theatre process
-Display strong communicative and interpersonal skills
-Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of the participants
-Experience with ESL
-Know how to have fun!

Some experience with the creative use and construction of props, costumes and sets is an asset.

Due to the structure of the employment grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, applicants who are currently enrolled as students (High School or Post-Secondary) and are continuing their education in the fall of 2013 will have an advantage.

Time commitment is approximately 40 hours per week for 10 weeks, beginning the week of June 24th and continuing through to August 31, 2013 (Monday to Friday). The wage is $12.00 an hour.
Final wage rate is pending upon federal funding approval.

Please respond with a cover letter and resume to Scott McTavish by mail, fax or e-mail by May 17, 2013. For camp descriptions please visit the Drama Class section of our website at

No phone calls please. Suitable candidates will be contacted by phone.

Scott McTavish
Executive Director
2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW T3C 3P5
Fax: 403.237.5357

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