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Jobs (Calgary): Production Apprentice – Vertigo Theatre

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Jobs (Calgary): Production Apprentice – Vertigo Theatre

About Vertigo Theatre
Vertigo Theatre is a premiere cultural institution in Calgary and has entertained audiences for 47 years with high-quality programming. It is the only theatre in North America programming a season based entirely in the intrigue and mystery genre. Located at the base of the Calgary Tower, the Vertigo Theatre complex is home to our administration, ticket offices and two performance venues. Vertigo Theatre aims to thrill, entertain, and challenge by creating theatre that ignites the curiosity of our
community. We are dedicated to the revitalization of the mystery theatre genre and to inspiring and mentoring the next generation of arts leaders.

About the Position
To further its commitment to education and professional development, Vertigo Theatre is seeking to hire a Production Apprentice for each of its five productions in the 2023-2024 season. This is an entry level position where the Production Apprentice will be exposed to all the aspects it takes to produce a professional production. The experience will be highly varied and can include everything from participating in lighting hangs, sound install, set install, props building/sourcing, rigging, paint, special
effects, projections, and wardrobe.

The successful candidates will be motivated individuals who have a keen interest in developing their skills in theatrical production. This position would be well suited to a recent graduate of theatre school or someone with a technical or production background in community theatre.

The Girl on the Train (March- April 2024) will have a particular focus on the Video/Projections team, where the Production Apprentice will participate in video system set up, programming the show in Isadora or QLab, and running video as running crew for the duration of the production, in addition to supporting other departments as needed.

Suggested Skills

  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Comfortable using power tools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction & work independently


  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • A degree or diploma in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience

40 hours per week. Schedule to be set with the Technical Director based on the needs of the production, which may include evenings and weekends. These positions are subject to an averaging arrangement.

The position for The Girl on the Train will include show calls on evenings and weekends.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: September 5 – October 13, 2023
Sleuth: October 23- December 1, 2023
Heist: January 2 – February 9, 2024
The Girl on the Train: March 4 – April 14, 2024
Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson – #2B: April 15 – May 24, 2024

$760 per week plus 4% Vacation Pay

Deadline to Submit
Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found for all positions. Interviews will commence as applications are received, beginning no later than August 15th, 2023.

Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Jessie Paynter, Production & Facility Manager, at Please make a note of the productions that you are interested in and available for in your email. Please use the subject line Production Apprentice Application.

At Vertigo Theatre we are committed to a respectful work environment and a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including visible minorities and people with disabilities.

Thank you to all applicants. If you need additional assistance to apply for this position, please call 403-221-3716 or email For more information about Vertigo Theatre please visit our website,

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