Job (Edmonton): Paid Internship with Theatre Yes

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Job (Edmonton): Paid Internship with Theatre Yes

 

Theatre Yes

Paid Internship Opportunity:

Production Assistants wanted for Theatre Yes’ Slight of Mind

 
Theatre Yes is recruiting Production Assistants for their upcoming production of Slight of Mind, written by Beth Graham and premiering at the Citadel Theatre in March 2019. Slight of Mind is a site-specific, immersive production that takes the audience on a roving journey from opulent lobbies to hidden underground caverns. Using non-theatre spaces at the Citadel Theatre, drawing inspiration from Greek myth and the marvel of human flight, Slight of Mind will shine a light on the nature of truth. 
 
Working under and reporting to professional Equity Stage Manager Tessa Stamp, the student will assist with pre-set, re-set, and supervision of one of eight performance installations, which will be part of the project. It’s a fantastic opportunity to work in one of Western Canada’s largest professional theatres. 
 
Dates: 
March 23 to April 7, 2019, with a possible extension to April 14, 2019
 
  • March 23 & 24, 2019: Prep (must be available during the day)
  • March 25 – 29, 2019: Tech and preview (must be available 5 pm to midnight)
  • March 27 to April 7, 2019: Performance dates (no performance on Monday, April 1)

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Stage Management
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Studies
  • Performer Created Theatre
  • Directing
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Arts

Specialized skills required:

  • Knowledge and understanding values and work ethic of theatre
  • Knowledge of basic Stage Management skills
  • Ability to work independently within a hierarchy
  • Ability to assess information and solve problems quickly and appropriately
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • Leadership skills
  • A positive attitude and ability to be flexible, collaborative, ask questions and accept feedback

Responsibilities include:

  • Pre-set, reset, maintain and supervise their designated performance area
  • Appropriately supervise audience members and performers in their designated performance area
  • Provide communication between their performance area and the supervising professional Equity stage manager
  • Provide stage management oversight to their designated performance area

About Theatre Yes:

Theatre Yes is an award-winning theatre company that tours across the country, responding to local, national, and international cultural conversations with programming that invites audiences to become a vital part of each performance experience. We produce and present works that surprise and empower, honouring the art and the artist as forces that challenge and focus us toward exploring complexities of modern life. Best known for The National Elevator Project, Theatre Yes responds to cultural conversations with events that invite audiences to be a part of adventures they won’t forget. 
 

How to apply:

Interested individuals should apply through the SCIP website at the link below. Please review the eligibility criteria to ensure that you qualify for SCIP.
 
 

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