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Audition (Edmonton): Drama Troupe Member – Fort Edmonton Park

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Audition (Edmonton): Drama Troupe Member – Fort Edmonton Park

Drama Troupe cutting a rug with the Charleston at Churchill Square

Drama Troupe cutting a rug with the Charleston at Churchill Square

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.

DRAMA TROUPE MEMBERS WILL:

 Perform in costume, primarily outdoors, in a variety of entertainment activities including but not limited to: variety shows, musical numbers, puppet shows, and theatre for young audiences.
 Provide a dramatic interpretive presence on 1920s street and the Midway at Fort Edmonton Park using various methods of audience engagement.
 Work collaboratively with the Artistic Director (AD) of the Entertainment Unit to create, design, and implement entertainment and programming throughout Fort Edmonton Park for weekdays, enhanced weekends, Signature Events, and after hours programming.
 Host programs and events at the Capitol Theatre
 Assist with Midway attractions operations and site animation when necessary
 Assist in outlining and sourcing appropriate props, costumes, and program supplies
 Attend meetings, collect statistical information and provide reports
 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
 Be willing to sign a photographic consent form

QUALIFICATIONS

• Completion of the 12th grade
• Enrollment in, or completion of, a post secondary program in Performing Arts. A combination of education and experience will be considered
• Experience in theatrical script writing, character development, and public performance
• 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
• 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

NOTES

• A security clearance is a condition of employment. The successful candidate must obtain a Police Check including a vulnerable sector check from the Edmonton Police Service prior to employment.
• This position is non-equity.

HOURS OF WORK/WAGE

• This is a seasonal position.
• Up to 32 hours a week from May 4th -through August 30th and weekends in Sept.
• Weekends, evening, and holiday work is required during high volume work periods.
• $14/hour

GENERAL

We thank all applicants for their interest in this employment opportunity; however, only those candidates considered for the position will be contacted for an audition. If contacted, please come prepared to sing a verse of a song of your choice, a cappella or with an instrument. There will also be a group portion of the audition where ensemble skills will be assessed. More information will be provided if you are selected for an audition.

Please apply to mark.vetsch@edmonton.ca by April 29th at 5:00pm. Audition dates will be May 2nd and 3rd. Position is scheduled to begin May 4th.

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