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Job (Calgary) – Counselor – Pumphouse Theatre

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Job (Calgary) – Counselor – Pumphouse Theatre

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The Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for four (4) full time counselor positions for our 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 young participants through creative utilization of theatrical techniques. Students are facilitated 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 Program 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 young people between the ages of 8 – 14 and have had previous experience in this area.
  • Have an understanding of or be willing to learn the creative theatre process
  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of the participants
  • Some experience with the creative use and construction of props, costumes and sets is an asset.
  • Know how to have fun!

Due to the structure of the Canadian Summer Jobs 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 2018 will have an advantage. Pumphouse Theatre is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and abilities to apply

Time commitment is approximately 40 hours per week for 9 weeks, beginning the week of July 2 and continuing through to August 31, 2018 (Monday to Friday). For camp descriptions please visit the Drama Class section of our website at

Please respond with a cover letter and resume to Kelly Malcolm, Programming Coordinator, by mail, fax or e-mail by May 4th, 2018. No phone calls please. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview, which will be held between May 14th-18th 2018.

Kelly Malcolm
Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW T3C 3P5
Fax: 403.237.5357

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