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Job (Calgary): Two Canada Summer Jobs Positions Available – Calgary Animated Objects Society

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Job (Calgary): Two Canada Summer Jobs Positions Available – Calgary Animated Objects Society


What is CAOS?

CAOS (Calgary Animated Objects Society) is dedicated to the art of puppetry, mask, and animated objects. We create and present performances, films, events, and educational experiences via inclusive, community-building experiences. We are looking to hire two Community Program Artists to work with the Artistic Director to develop and deliver programming this summer.

Community Program Artist

You are: an artist who wants to build community through artistic experiences, you love masks and puppets, you are comfortable with technology, you are under 30 year of age, you are eligible for this program (see below) and we want to hear from you.
To be eligible, you must:
•be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*; 
•be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident

Basic Description

  • Artist and artist’s assistant. 
  • Main function is to assist the Artistic Director in creating and delivering virtual and socially distanced artistic and community-minded programming during Covid19. 
  • Candidate will be working remotely. 
  • Interviews will be held over Zoom.
  • Includes program development and delivery, artistic, administrative and creative projects, organizational projects, community and volunteer events, writing and creation of program materials.

Selection of Programs and Projects

  • Slamalicious: marketing, social media promotion, admin and technical support, coordination of online live puppet cabaret.
  • Covid19 Puppet Theatre: creation and performance of short socially-distanced puppet play.
  • Spirit of White Buffalo: development of digital materials for public display.
  • CAOS in the School: virtual and online program material development.
  • Who’s the Puppet Now?: Distribution and marketing of book of artist portraits.
  • Lilly in the Lab: testing and deployment of Lilly in the Lab augmented reality AP. 
  • Storytelling Project: Assistance with communication, research and delivery of film screenings and community education events, (virtual and possibly drive-in), creation of support materials and educational components.
  • Responsive programming: Coordination and delivery of fun, creative events and happenings that arise in response to opportunities from the community.
  • Note that activities will be tailored depending on the candidates’ interests and abilities.


  • Need reliable transportation. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable car is a strong positive.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Security and Safety:
  • Bondable. 

Ideal Skills (not required to have all of these varied skill sets):

  • Self-motivated.
  • Goal setting.
  • Time management.
  • Able to work remotely.
  • Learns easily.
  • Able to work alone and in groups.
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Great with people.
  • Event management.
  • Photography.
  • Videography.
  • Social Media.
  • Program development.
  • Puppet making, sculpting, sewing.
  • Entrepreneurial experience.
Due to the restrictions of the funder, please only apply if you are under 30 years of age.
(Apologies to interested artists over the age of 30. We know this policy is discriminatory, but our hands are tied by our funding agreement).

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to
Earliest Start Date: July 3, 2020
End Date: End of August 2020
Rate of Pay: $18 Hourly, 30 to 40 hours per week.
Temporary, full-time days, some weekends, nights, evenings

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