Call for Summer Drama Instructors (Calgary)
Calgary Young People’s Theatre is seeking summer drama camp instructors for July and August. If you are an enthusiastic, collaborative team-player interested in joining our team as an instructor, please apply! Calgary Young People’s Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers, and internal/external parties. Our Full Summer Positions are made possible through Canada Summer Jobs, applicants must be thirty years old or younger. Applicants of any age are encouraged to apply for a Weekly Contract Summer Position (hired on a weekly basis as opposed to an eight-week contract through Canada Summer Jobs).
Since 1992 Calgary Young People’s Theatre has specialized in providing performance and creation opportunities for youth age 4-18, through our summer drama camps, year-round drama classes, mainstage productions, and new play development programs.
About Our Camps
Our camps for ages 4- 18 are high-energy, fun and playful opportunities for youth interested in theatrical performance to build on basic drama skills, to specialize in advanced training, and to just have fun! Young people enrolled in our camps will work with a multitude of instructors to explore various aspects of performance, including improvisation, voice, movement, characterization, scene development, audition technique, stage combat and much more. Instructors teach morning workshops based on their individual strengths, so we also welcome our team to propose new workshops that they are excited to explore.
Instructors will also work with a group of youth in the afternoons to create, write, and rehearse an original play that will be performed on the last day of camp to their family and friends.
CYPT offers a variety of different one-week camps including Half-Day Camp (ages 4 to 6), Full Day Camp (ages 6 to 12), and Teen Specialty Camps (ages 12 to 18), as well as Two Week Camps (ages 10 to 18).
For more information about our camps, you can check out our website at cypt.ca/camps
We offer camps at locations in the North, South and West of Calgary in four different venues.
North: Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1 St NW
South Riverbend: Riverbend Community Association, 19 Rivervalley Dr SE
South CKE: CKE Community Association, 1015 73 Ave SW
West: SCA Community Association, 277 Strathcona Dr SW
Leading group warmups, leading a fun and engaging workshop that focuses on a specific dramatic skill, write and direct a short play in collaboration with the camp participants, be a team player and have a rockin’ summer!
Hours and Fees
Hours: Approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Duration: Eight Weeks; Monday to Friday from July 3rd to August 25th, 2023.
*Note that these are the dates that summer camp is running. There will be additional training dates added that will be treated as additional contract work.
Compensation: $20/hr (less taxes, plus vacation pay).
*Note that for every year an instructor works with us over the summer, the following year there will be a pay increase.
We are seeking people with advanced experience in theatre creation. This could be in the form of a university degree, a certificate, or hands on experience in a theatre. Previous experience working with youth is an asset.
CYPT also requires that all instructors pass a Police Information Check that includes a vulnerable sector check. This check is paid for by Calgary Young People’s Theatre.
How to Apply
Please send a letter of interest along with a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Summer Instructor Application”.
Deadline to Apply is March 20th 2023.
Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please. Please direct any questions to Zoë at email@example.com