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Job (Canmore): Stage Management Mentor – Canmore Summer Theatre Festival

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Job (Canmore): Stage Management Mentor – Canmore Summer Theatre Festival


The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is seeking a Stage Management Mentor for our upcoming 2020 festival. The Stage Management Mentor will be responsible for working with and providing mentorship to local volunteers chosen to stage manage each show in the festival. This year, the CSTF team are proud to present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and The Hobbit by Kim Selody based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkein. Performances will take place outdoors at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore.

The CSTF is a co-production between Canmore’s Pine Tree Players and Calgary-based Artists’ Collective Theatre and DIY Theatre. The festival pairs working theatre artists with local volunteers and provides mentorship opportunities. We do not require our Stage Management Mentor to be available for the run of the festival.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with/training volunteers who will be stage managing the festival’s shows. This may include, but is not limited to: advising on the creation of a Stage Manager’s Book; advising on rehearsal etiquette; advising on the specific tasks of a stage manager including recording blocking, calling a show, rehearsal paperwork, etc.
  • Facilitate/be aware of communications between Stage Managers and Production Team
  • Advise Stage Managers on industry best practices
  • Attend Production Meetings (either in person or remotely)
  • Be available to assist on questions/concerns that arise during rehearsals


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to task manage efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and delegation skills
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver
  • Bachelor degree in Stage Management or equivalent experience

Key Dates

Auditions – February 29, March 1, call backs March 7, 8
1st Read – April 5
Rehearsals – Sundays 10-6pm and Mondays 6-9pm
Festival – July 8-19th

Honorarium: $500
Travel: $220 if traveling from outside the Bow Valley

We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

For more information, please contact the Festival Producers at

Please submit applications to You are required to submit a resume, headshot, a references document, and a cover letter outlining your theatre experience and how you might be an asset to the festival. The application deadline is midnight Mountain Time on February 7, 2020.

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