Job (Edmonton): Thousand Faces- Call for Artists & Staff

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Job (Edmonton): Thousand Faces- Call for Artists & Staff

 

The Thousand Faces Festival is seeking emerging artists to join our team this season.

For the past 12 years, The Thousand Faces Festival has celebrated the myths and stories at the roots of Edmonton’s many cultures through theatre, music, dance, and other artistic disciplines. We are committed to ensuring that our staff, crew, and artistic teams also reflect the diversity we see on our stages. We strongly encourage submissions from all artists and look forward to continuing our tradition of discovering what connects us all through art.

These positions are funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30.

Please send a brief cover letter and your resume to [email protected] with the subject line indicating which position you are applying for. The Deadline to submit your application is OCTOBER 1st

Position Title: Technician
Start Date: September 28th, 2020
Term: 6 Weeks.

Technician Job Description:

We are looking for two experienced Technicians to assist in the dissemination of the Thousand Faces Festival’s virtual programming. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Will plan and execute all technical aspects of the Festival, both online and off
  • Will run lighting and sound elements during performances as needed
  • The set up and strike of all technical equipment for filmed performances
  • Provide assistance during Virtual Classroom Visits
  • Creatively troubleshoot technical issues as they arise in a flexible and enthusiastic manner
  • Gear Maintenance and Repair as necessary
  • Experience with projections is an asset

Technician Qualifications:

Must have a comprehensive understanding of and competence with lighting, sound, and video elements. Previous experience working with online theatrical content is an asset. The ideal candidate will have a flexible working style that can be easily adapted to contribute to a variety of scenarios and projects.

Job Title: Festival Co-Producer
Start Date: To be Negotiated
Term: 6-8 Weeks

Co-Producer Job Description:

The Festival Co-Producer will work in collaboration with the Artistic Director, and Production Staff to come up with a strategic plan for the execution of the Thousand Faces Festival’s virtual content. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Artist liaisoning & contracting
  • Planning and overseeing live broadcasted events with the support of our technical staff.
  • Scheduling of events and personnel
  • Creating the 2020 Festival program in collaboration with the Artistic Director
  • Fund Development & Research
  • Maintain and monitor the season’s budget through effective bookkeeping.
  • Reporting to external agencies on grants
  • Input into hiring of other personnel
  • Input into and monitoring of budgets and schedules
  • Keeping track of all expenses and revenues and the necessary paperwork associated therewith.

Co-Producer Qualifications:

Previous Artistic Management or Producing experience is not required. We are looking for a self-motivated individual that has a keen interest and enthusiasm for celebrating stories at the roots of Edmonton’s many cultures through theatre, music, dance, and other arts. Facility with spreadsheets, good writing and numerical skills, good communication skills and out of the box thinking are all assets.

Job Title: Stage Manager – Urashima Taro Virtual Puppet Production
Start Date: October 9th
Term: 6 Weeks

Stage Manager Job Description:

The Stage Manager will work closely with the Project Director in the creation of a puppet play to be presented to schools across Edmonton through virtual classroom visits. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • The creation and distribution of Daily & Weekly Schedules
  • Will serve as a point of contact for teachers prior to each virtual classroom visit
  • Effectively manage virtual rehearsals
  • Will troubleshoot when necessary the broadcast connection between each classroom and the performers
  • Will run and maintain all artistic and technical aspects of the performance during each virtual classroom visit
  • Provide daily show reports to the Artistic Director and Project Director

Stage Manager Qualifications:

Previous Stage Management experience at any level is required. We are looking for an individual who can effectively transfer the skill set of a Stage Manager into an online environment. Excellent communication skills and previous experience working with youth are assets. As this is a Tanzanian artist take on a Japanese legend BIPOC actors are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Performer – Virtual Puppet Production (3)
Start Date: October 9th
Term: 6 Weeks.

Performer Job Description:

We are seeking to build a diverse ensemble of actors to perform in a dynamic puppet production for schools. Over the course of six weeks you will participate in:

  • A 1 Week Script Workshop to familiarize yourself with the Mythos of Urashima Taro, the Japanese legend that the puppet show is based on with the script creator and director.
  • 3 Weeks of Rehearsals
  • The filming of the Urashima Taro Puppet Production
  • 2 Weeks of Virtual Classroom Visits to schools across Edmonton providing workshops, talkbacks and various other forms of live interaction with students

Performer Qualifications:

Submissions are encouraged regardless of your past educational or professional experience. Previous experience working with youth is an asset. As this is a Tanzanian artist take on a Japanese legend BIPOC actors are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Production Designer
Start Date: September 28th, 2020
Term: 6 Weeks.

Production Designer Job Description:

The Thousand Faces Festival is seeking a Production Designer to work on 3 Projects over the course of 6 weeks. These projects will include:

  • Lighting, Set and Costume Designer for a filmed production
  • Lighting and Set Designer for the virtual Thousand Faces Festival Broadcast. You will work closely with each festival artist to create unique compact designs for their performance.
  • Assistant Designer for a filmed Puppet Production of Urashima Taro, a Japanese myth.

Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30. Please send your resume, a brief cover letter and a small portfolio of your work to [email protected]. Due to current events BIPOC creators are particularly encouraged to apply, we will be foraying into various different cultural backgrounds and want to make sure we have an informed stance on what we produce.

 

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