Fort Edmonton Park Seasonal Drama Troupe
Come work at one of the most unique places in Edmonton! Do you love making a scene? Would you enjoy using your performance skills to help bring Edmonton’s vibrant history to life? Fort Edmonton Park is looking for energetic and talented people to join the team as a member of the Entertainment Unit Seasonal Drama Troupe. Working with our Artistic Director Dana Andersen, you’ll be responsible for creating fun and exciting street performances, musical acts and entertainment at one of Edmonton’s most popular attractions! This is a unique role for someone who loves working with, and performing for, the public; and who has the creativity to conceive amazing visitor experiences and the commitment to see them through from start to finish.
This is a Seasonal Part Time Position.
Reporting to the Artistic Director and under the supervision of the Team Leader, in this role you will:
- Work collaboratively with the Artistic Director (AD) of the Entertainment Unit to create, design, and implement entertainment and programming throughout Fort Edmonton Park, while acknowledging that it must fit within the parameters set by the Fort Edmonton Management Company in regards to the overall brand of the Park and the interpretive messaging which is centred on Canadian History or Fort Edmonton Park’s historical eras, and Fort Edmonton Park mandates
- Perform – primarily outdoors – in costume, in a variety of entertainment activities on site including, but not limited to: theatre for young audiences, variety shows, roving character and/or musical acts, and other programming and projects outlined by the AD
- Hosting programs and events at the Capitol Theatre
- Develop and perform new programs and/or activities for regular weekdays, enhanced weekends, after hours rental events, Signature Events, and evening Capitol Theatre programming.
- Assist with Midway attractions operations and site animation when necessary
- Assist in outlining and sourcing appropriate props, costumes, and program supplies
- Ensure that insurance, health and safety rules, copyright laws and union agreements are followed
- Actively contribute to and support section, branch and department OR Site Animation initiatives
- Work with other units to enhance and support programming and events, including Public Interpretation, Volunteer Services, Food Services, Retail, and Operations
- Represent Entertainment Unit on various committees as assigned
- Respond to customer concerns and requests for information ensuring excellence in customer service and quality delivery
- Assist with overseeing Drama Troupe volunteers, working in collaboration with Volunteer Services
- Preparation and set-up duties as required
- Completion of Gr. 12
- Enrolment in, or completion of, a post secondary program in Performing Arts. A combination of education and experience will be considered
- Highly developed and demonstrable verbal and written communication, interpersonal, public performance, and customer service skills
- Strong ensemble skills are necessary
- Knowledge of Western Canadian History an asset
- Experience working in a living history or museum environment is an asset.
- Experience working with volunteers is an asset.
- Ability to play a musical instrument is an asset
- Second language is an asset
- Computer proficiency (Google Suite of applications, Word, Excel, Internet)
- Must be willing to sign a photographic consent form and to participate in video, photographic or audio Fort Edmonton Park promotion initiatives
- Possession of current Standard First Aid and CPR/ AED certifications prior to commencement of employment is required
- Applicants will be required to arrange their own transportation including on holidays, evenings and weekends
- An original Police Information Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check issued within the past 6 months that is satisfactory to the employer will be required before starting in the position. The new hire will be required to obtain this check from Edmonton Police Service. Please note, this may take up to 3 weeks to process
- This position is Non-Equity
All those selected for an interview will be required to audition for the position. Please come prepared to sing a verse of a song of your choice acapella and to do a short presentation. More information will be provided if you are selected for an audition.
Hours of Work: Up to 16 hours/week in April and September and up to 32 hours a week from May through August. Weekend, evening, and holiday work is required during high volume work periods. Hours of work may be subject to the terms and conditions of a variable hours of work program.
To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and headshot or recent photo to: Dana.Andersen@edmonton.ca by April 4th, 2014