Job (Edmonton): Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts – Voice, Text and Acting

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Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts – Voice, Text and Acting
Department of Theatre
(Full-time, Tenure-Track Position)
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning Services.

The Opportunity

The Theatre Department at MacEwan University is seeking a theatre artist and educator specializing in both Voice/Speech and Text and Actor training, to fill a new full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a diverse skill set that draws primarily from their area of specialization and their ability to teach additional courses involving acting, interdisciplinary collaboration, and directing. Because the successful applicant for this position will play a key role in planned changes to the program curriculum, working effectively in a student-centred, collegial environment is considered very important. A vision towards developing new approaches to undergraduate music theatre education will also be an asset.

The Theatre Department is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. The Department is housed at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for the Arts and Culture, as part of MacEwan University’s main campus in downtown Edmonton. The MacEwan Theatre Arts two-year Diploma has been part of the city’s vibrant arts community since the early 1970’s. In the fall of 2022, MacEwan will launch a new 4-year BFA program in Music Theatre Performance, which will build on its reputation as one of the finest post-secondary music theatre training programs in Canada.

Qualifications

The preferred candidate will hold a minimum of an MFA in theatre, and have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and a strong record of professional work in their area of expertise.
Applicants will submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a portfolio and/or publications, and the names of three professional references. In addition, applicants will submit a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, a record of courses taught, and course evaluations. This position offers a full benefits package and commences on July 1, 2021. The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021, and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting (Competition No. 20.12.126).

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Personal Information Collection Notification

Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Human Resources, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.

Job (Edmonton): Front of House Captain – Citadel Theatre

The Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, is looking for a reliable, customer service oriented individual to provide leadership in our Guest Services Department as a part-time FRONT OF HOUSE CAPTAIN.

Function/Role:

The House Captain is an integral part of the Citadel Front of House team. The successful candidate will work with the Front of House Supervisor to coordinate front of house activities, ensuring the highest level of patron experience. The House Captain must be ready to take a proactive role in maintaining a respectful and positive workplace where all of our stakeholders are excited, connected and invested in the work of the theatre.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

Reporting to the Director of Patron Experience, and working under the direction of Front of House Supervisors, House Captains:

  • Ensure the smooth and efficient seating and departure of the public at performances and events.
  • Provide a high level of customer service.
  • Maintain order and ensure adherence to theatre and safety rules.
  • Establish positive and nurturing relationships with our volunteers; oversee ushers – train, and ensure they are properly located per shift.
  • Other duties as requested.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent availability to work flexible hours on weekends and evenings (some weekday availability would be an asset).
  • Customer service experience.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, very busy environment.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and think on your feet.

This is a casual, part-time paid position. The number and length of shifts vary based upon our show and rental schedules and needs.

Please email your resume and cover letter with availability by November 22, 2020 to: [email protected]

Applications without indicated availability will not be considered.

The Citadel 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. Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

 

Job (Edmonton): Classes Coordinator – Grindstone Theatre

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JOB POSTING
Classes Coordinator – Grindstone Theatre

Do you thrive in order & structure? Do you enjoy planning, ticking off tasks, and working with people? How about an interest in the Arts industry? Then this could be a fit for you!

Our Classes Coordinator is responsible for organizing Grindstone Theatre’s educational programs and ensuring on-site management during class time. We are seeking a self-motivated, adaptable, quick learner who can manage and complete a vast range of administrative responsibilities within a small dynamic office environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Preparing and organizing documents, spreadsheets, payslips, and resources for the Education Department.
  • A blend of on-site management and customer service for students, instructors and guests.
  • Ensuring information on Grindstone’s website, social media channels, and print materials are all accurate and updated frequently.
  • Creating and executing the scheduling, programming, registration, and marketing plan in accordance with Grindstone’s Education Gantt Chart.
  • Managing classes, camps, showcases and performances, including registration, instructor contracts, scheduling, and ticket sales.

Qualifications:

Mandatory:

  • Minimum 2 years of basic office administration experience.
  • Advanced in Google suite, WordPress, and Social Media account management.
  • Personable, friendly, and open communicator.
  • Able to learn new software & programs quickly.
  • Articulate with verbal & written communications.
  • Reliable and detail-oriented.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with the ability to manage competing priorities at work.
  • Self-directed with the ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a team-oriented environment combined with the ability to work independently to complete projects and meet deadlines.

Assets:

  • Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Arts Management or Office Administration.
  • Experience working in Arts Management.
  • Experience using QuickBooks.
  • Project Management/Festival experience.
  • First Aid Training and ProServe.

POSITION DETAILS

Schedule/Wage:

  • 1 full time position available @ $15/h starting wage, $16.50 after 3-months.
  • Health benefits after 6 months.
  • 35-40 hours per week.
  • Must work from the office.
  • Must be available evenings and weekends.
  • Job begins mid-late November 2020

To submit an application please email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter.

Job (Edmonton): Programming Coordinator – Grindstone Theatre

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Grindstone Theatre is a small team where we are looking for someone who can be a reliable self driven team member. If you are organized, have experience in the theatre industry with strong administrative skills – we think you would be a great fit!

The Programming Coordinator is responsible for the administration of Grindstone’s Arts Presenting programming (over 350 performances per year in improv, stand-up, sketch and variety programming) which includes contracting and scheduling performances, box office management and communicating our event happenings to the public in efforts to increase attendance.

For more information please visit grindstonetheatre.ca/jobpostings/
To submit an application please email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter.

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

UPDATED 2020 Thousand Faces Festival: Call for Artists & Staff

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

For the past 10 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 listed under each position below

Position Title: Technician
Deadline: Sept 17
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 setup 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
Deadline: 17th of September
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 create and implement a 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 the 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 Production
Deadline: Oct 1st
Start Date: October 19th
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 before 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 and Script Workshop Actors
Deadline: Oct 1st
Start Date: October 19th
Term: 6 Weeks.

Performer Job Description:

We are seeking to build a diverse ensemble of actors to perform in a dynamic virtual puppet production for schools. The Script is Edmonton Playwright Tololwa Mollel’s Urashima Taro, based on a Japanese Folk tale. Master Puppeteer Maralyn Ryan is Directing, and Master Puppeteer Randall Fraser is designing.

For six weeks the ensemble will participate in:

  • 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
  • A 1 Week Script development workshop on Tololwa Mollel’s new play Anthem of Life Part One, based on South African Poet Laureate Mazisi Kunene’s Anthem of the Decades: A Zulu Epic.

Performer Qualifications:
Submissions are encouraged regardless of your past educational or professional experience. Previous experience working with youth is an asset. BIPOC actors are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Production Designer
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPT 17th
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 Design support for a Fringe Livestream storytelling performance by Tololwa Mollel, and further recording of the same piece. This will be with a simple setup in a streaming studio, with approximately 16 instruments.
  • Venue Designer for the virtual Thousand Faces Festival Broadcast. Will create a Festival floor plan and hang. Will work closely with festival artists to create unique compact designs for their performance.
  • Assistant Designer for a filmed Puppet Production of Urashima Taro, a Japanese myth. The successful candidate will work with designer Randall Fraser.

Throughout this contract, the designer will be working with the same 2 technicians and will have the support of other members of the festival team. Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30. Please send your resume, a brief cover letter, and access to samples of your work to [email protected]. BIPOC creators are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job (Edmonton): Costuming/Wardrobe Assistant – Deadmonton Haunted House

Searching for an energetic assistant to our Costume Manager at a large scale, professional haunted house to start immediately in Edmonton. Each night we are dressing approximately 70 horror actors from head to toe. Wardrobe experience and a positive, adaptable attitude is preferred. Evenings and weekends approximately 4hrs per shift. Hours will vary for start times but dates for our shows are as follows (extra dates will likely be required within this date range outside of show hours) 

  • September 23/24/25/26/27
  • October 1/2/3/4/8/9/10/11/15/16/17/18/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30/31
  • November 1/6/7/8/13

***Potential Candidate must be available for ALL the show dates***

Contract Position: Wardrobe/Costume Assistant
Rate of Pay: $17.00/hour

How to Apply: Please email your resume to [email protected] and tell us why you think you are the best fit for Deadmonton Haunted House.

Show Descriptions:

Show #1: AREA 51 (SITE 2, THE RANCH AT GROOM LAKE)
Since 1955, Area 51 has remained the most classified military test facility in the world. For decades, this mysterious site has remained the eye amid a storm of conspiracy theories and wild speculation. Rumours of crashed alien spacecraft, reverse-engineered extraterrestrial technology and bizarre weather-control experiments have inspired numerous attempts throughout the years to penetrate the defenses of the government installation. One year ago, this curiosity peaked with the advent of the Storm Area 51 Movement. As enthusiasts prepared a “they can’t stop us all” approach, the military presence at Groom Lake test facility geared up for potential use of lethal force. Civilian bloodshed was narrowly averted. Now, a year later, in an unprecedented move aimed at quelling the outlandish tales surrounding the site, military forces have began allowing tours to the general public. Come join this extraordinary event and see for yourself that nothing out of the ordinary exists at Area 51.

Show #2: DUSK – RISE OF THE DEAD (New Orleans inspired graveyard)
Tombs and crypts and mausoleums,
Hide the Dead where we can’t see ‘em,
Behind these stone walls should be no surprise,
That when DUSK falls the dead shall rise!

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.

 

Job (Edmonton): Festival Producer-The Nextfest Arts Company

 

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Application Deadline: August 21, 2020
Start Date: October 1, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta
Term: Annual contract: full-time during the festival, part-time in off season
Salary: $20,000
Report to: The Nextfest Arts Company Board of Directors

The Nextfest Arts Company

Nextfest marks the beginning of a long creative journey for a huge array of artists. Our circle continues to grow and evolve with our artists and staff as they grow and evolve, too. We are a platform for emerging artists, a meeting ground for community, a springboard for creative invention. Mentorship, inclusion, learning, creative risk, and vulnerability are at the core of everything we stand for.

As such, we will be ensuring that mentorship, training, development, and learning opportunities are included in our hiring of the new Festival Producer. We will focus on raising up a future producer, not based on past experience but focussed on their dedication to the artists, connection to the community, and excitement to grow into this role. We encourage those who are interested to apply: we are looking for your enthusiasm to be greater than the length of your resume.

Nextfest is prepared to offer training, support, and mentorship to support the individual to grow into this role. The out-going Festival Producer will act as a mentor for the first full festival cycle and the Festival Director will be available to support the Festival Producer throughout their relationship as the leaders of the organization.

Job Description:
Festival Producer – The Nextfest Arts Company

The Festival Producer is responsible for leading the producing and administrative elements of The Nextfest Arts Company. Working closely with the Festival Director to ensure the festival is accessible and inclusive for all artists. The Festival Producer works collaboratively with the Festival Director, Curators, Production Manager, and Marketing Manager to produce the festival.

Below is a breakdown of the responsibilities of the Festival Producer that currently formulates the position’s role with the organization. We do expect that as the Festival Producer and Festival Director begin working together, the individual roles between the two may shift as a working relationship is formed.

Responsibilities:

  • The Festival Producer is responsible for the overall producing and administration of the festival.
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Budget creation and management, as well as bookkeeping for the organization and festival
  • Fund development including sponsorships, grants, donations, as well as other sources of revenue
  • The cultivation of mutually beneficial partnerships and general relationship building with other organizations, artists, individuals, staff, board, and volunteers from a wide variety of communities
  • Co-management of the Marketing Manager with the Festival Director
  • Development of the festival program with the Festival Director, Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer
  • Creation and updating of festival contracts for a variety of stakeholders
  • Mentorship and support of emerging artists
  • Continually improving safe processes and equitable practices for community engagement

Qualifications:

  • Experience managing artists and staff
  • Festival management or producing experience
  • Interest in the diverse emerging artist communities in Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada as well as have an understanding of its ever-changing landscape
  • Ability and interest in building mutually beneficial and genuine relationships with a wide variety of artistic communities
  • Ability to think and solve problems creatively with care

The Festival Producer is a flexible, work from home position that requires occasional meetings, office time, and attendance at various events and performances. Generally, this is a part-time position with May and June having an increased full-time workload.

How to Apply

Nextfest strongly encourages those who identify as members of communities that are currently underrepresented in our artistic landscape to apply. If any applicants require accommodations during any part of the application process, please reach out as Nextfest is eager to provide this support and provide accessible and inclusive employment.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that addresses their vision for Nextfest’s future as well as their experience and strengths relating to the responsibilities and qualifications included above. Applicants may also choose to address areas that they may need training or mentorship to ensure these areas can be supported.

Please email or mail in your application to be considered no later than August 21, 2020 to:

E-MAIL
[email protected]
Subject Line: Festival Producer Search

MAIL
Festival Producer Search
The Nextfest Arts Company
8529 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6P3

If you have any further questions, please reach out to [email protected].

Job (Edmonton): Now Hiring – Deadmonton Haunted House

 

DEADMONTON HAUNTED HOUSE is hiring creatures for the 2020 haunt season!


This year we are accepting video auditions as well as our normal in-person auditions. In person auditions will be conducted by appointment only and you must book a 15 minutes time slot through EventBrite. In-person auditions will be held on July 26, August 15 & 16.

  • Step 1: Complete the following registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms
  • Step 2: Choose a video or in person audition in the form above
  • Step 3: Follow the instructions in the form above for whichever method you choose.
  • Step 4: Either create a video and send it to our email address on the form or follow the link to book a time slot on EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/deadmonton-auditions)
  • Step 5: Be yourself, have fun and get ready for HALLOWEEN SEASON!!!

Would you like to be part of the Deadmonton family of actors? Now is your chance! Show up as you are and prepare to get crazy! Come as you are! No makeup or costumes please! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! This is a very demanding job yet one of the most fun jobs you’ll ever do. Please be on time – but please do not show up earlier than 5-10 minutes before your time. You must be 18+.

We are looking for dedicated, energetic, hard-working and scare loving individuals with awesome improv skills to work the 2020 Halloween season. We start the last week in September and go all the way through to the first week in November. Training to start in August/September. More details will be provided at the auditions.

If you are interested in a different position other than acting (parking attendant, customer service rep, concession, food sales, etc.) please send your resume to: [email protected]

Job (Edmonton): Azimuth Theatre is Seeking an Artistic Producer or Artistic Producing Team

 

Date Posted: June 30, 2020
Application Deadline: July 31, 2020
Start Date: Aug 31, 2020 (negotiable)
Salary: Artistic Producer starting at 25K
Artistic Producing Team up to 55K
Employee Benefits: N/A
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Organization’s Focus: Socially conscious performing arts
Job’s focus: Creative/administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Upper management

About Azimuth Theatre

Azimuth creates and presents theatre and performance that strives for excellence in: supporting local independent artists, building community and innovative relationships, asking questions and taking risks to diffuse boundaries, and expanding the terrain of what we think we know. We are committed to understanding and investigating the qualities of excellence in professional theatre, and to affect, and be affected by social change in a progressive way through the experience of theatre.

About the Position(s):

To provide artistic and strategic vision, and creative leadership for the Azimuth Theatre Company. The role requires but is not limited to the following: managing and overseeing the annual operational budget; fund development; grant writing; strategic planning; creating and supporting the development of new work; curating work with multiple communities; building relationships with artists; marketing and publicity; working closely with an active volunteer board; and ensuring safe processes and equitable practices for community engagement

The position(s) allow for a flexible work schedule and is open to visionary and directional changes to accommodate current and new programming and may be adjusted based on successful applicant’s experience and skill set.

Additional Requirements:
The successful candidate(s) will also:

  • have experience in a not for profit arts organization
  • understand the diverse and changing community of Alberta and its performance community and will seek to build and respect relationships
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills and an understanding of the power and application of social media
  • be passionate for performance that encourages social change, and a desire to ensure safe processes, equitable practices, and community engagement.
  • be a creative thinker, problem solver, and implementer,
  • be a professional and personable leader who can fuel vision and inspire creativity
  • be a facilitator, a connector, an advocate, a relationship builder, ethical
  • be collaborative, open minded and flexible

We recognize that the list of requirements/skills is sizable for one person to “expertly” embody and deliver. Azimuth is committed to providing transition support from the current leadership team as needed. Adjustments to hiring timelines, responsibilities, and transition time are possible. Please note:

  • if a single person application is selected, Azimuth will work with them to hire a second person who possess the other skill sets needed to run the organization.
  • if a team application is selected, Azimuth will work them the team to adjust timelines and responsibilities to support best transitional practices.

Notes:
Azimuth Theatre is committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. Azimuth Theatre continuously evaluates our practice and policy as we endeavor to be a safe space that welcomes and fosters diversity. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices. If you require accommodations during any stage of the recruitment process, or if you have any questions about the position(s), please let us know.

Application package should include:

  • a resume detailing your relevant work and community related experience
  • a cover letter that outlines your area(s) of artistic practice, administrative experience, why you are interested in the position, and what background/skills/experience you would bring to it.

* We suggest that applicants speak to their own (or their team’s) strengths and experiences with the above identified tasks and skills, and to be candid about where they need assistance and support. Azimuth is committed to a supported and successful transition during this time of pandemic adaptation. Successful candidates will be able to articulate their vision and identify where they would like support.

To Apply:

Please submit your application package by July 31, 2020 in PDF format to [email protected].

If you have questions, please email [email protected]

If applying as a single applicant: please include the Job Title “Azimuth Artistic Producer Single Applicant” in the subject of your message.

If applying as dual applicants: please include the Job Title “Azimuth Artistic Producers Dual Application” in the subject of your message

Azimuth Theatre is a professional, not-for-profit supported by the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage, Edmonton Community Foundation, Charitable Reg. No. 132071036 RR0001.

Azimuth Theatre, (mail address) P.O. Box 2182, Station Main, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2P4 t.780.454.0583, (office address) 11516 103 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Website: azimuththeatre.com, Twitter: @azimuththeatre, Instagram: @azimuth_theatre,
Facebook: @Azimuththeatre

Job (Edmonton): Agent de communications, marketing et projets – L’UniThéâtre

 

Annonce de poste

Agent de – Communication, Marketing et de Projets
Poste à court terme – 1 an – 20 heures / semaine (avec possibilité d’extension).
Le ou la titulaire de ce poste relève de la co-direction générale de L’UniThéâtre.

RESPONSABILITÉS

  • Accueil et réception des clients
  • Réception et coordination des appels
  • Exécuter la campagne de recrutement des abonnés
  • Gestion des abonnements
  • Responsable des communications (réseaux sociaux, infolettres, site Web, création de
    programmes de productions, communiqués de presse/relations avec les médias-en
    collaboration avec notre firme de marketing
  • Conception de la vente de spectacle et de la diffusion des activités
  • Aide à la préparation de tournées
  • Vente de publicité
  • Suivre les ententes de visibilité
  • Soutien à la Conception et réalisation des outils publicitaires
  • Appel aux bénévoles lors des spectacles, activités et Casino pour L’UniThéâtre
  • Réservations et gestion des ventes de billets de spectacle (billetterie)
  • Préparer le présentoir pour chaque production Assister aux évènements de L’UniThéâtre
  • Communication ouverte avec le personnel
  • Aide à l’élaboration et la rédaction de propositions pour campagnes de financement
  • Gestion et suivi du programme Jeunesse
  • Et tout autres tâches connexes requises par la direction artistique et / ou administrative.

PROFIL RECHERCHÉ

  • Bonne communication orale et écrite, en français et en anglais;
  • Excellent sens de l’organisation et capacité de gérer plusieurs dossiers à la fois;
  • Capacité de travailler de façon autonome et en équipe;
  • Sens de l’initiative et capacité à résoudre des problèmes;
  • Rigueur, souci du détail et orientation vers les résultats.

EXIGENCES

  • Formation collégiale ou universitaire complétée en Communication, Marketing, Nouvelles
    technologies d’information et de la communication (NTIC), Administration;
  • Une combinaison d’expérience et d’études pourrait être considérée;
  • Familiarité avec les logiciels et applications Marketing and Communication reconnus serait
    un atout (ex : InDesign, PhotoShop, Instagram, etc);
  • Sensibilité au milieu des arts de la scène ou du théâtre;
  • Connaissance de la suite Microsoft Office.

CONDITIONS D’EMBAUCHE

Poste à temps partiel, 20hrs/semaine ;
Échelle salariale : 18,50$ (taux horaire); marge de négociation celons expérience
Entrée en fonction : fin juin 2020.

Veuillez nous acheminer votre curriculum vitæ et une lettre décrivant vos aptitudes pour l’emploi (en
français) d’ici le 25 Juin 2020 à 17 h, à l’adresse [email protected] à l’attention de
Joelle Kacou, directrice administrative. L’Unithéâtre communiquera uniquement avec les personnes
dont la candidature est retenue pour une entrevue.
Période d’entrevues : jusqu’au 27 Juin 2020

Job (Alberta): Online Theatre Camp Instructors – StoryBook Theatre

 

Like to Act, Improv, Dance, Sing, Play and HAVE FUN!?

If any or all of the above apply to you then its time to get your applications in to take part in StoryBook’s ONLINE Programming. We have an all-new online program that requires instructors in all kinds of theatre and art-related workshops!

We are engaging artists for 1hr to 30hr a week, the choice is up to you and what you can bring to the table. We have a wide variety of 1hr workshops we are looking to fill with a variety of artists from all over Alberta because EVERYTHING IS ONLINE!

Take a look at our program schedule and see if there is a class that you think you might be perfect for. Simply fill out our online application and let us know the classes that interest you the most!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOUND HERE 

We cannot wait to see all the incredible artists looking to work with students from across Canada today!

Please submit your resume for consideration through our website: https://www.storybooktheatre.org/job-postings

Job (Edmonton): Interim Artistic Director and Co-General Manager – L’UniThéâtre

Notre présente Directrice artistique et codirection générale, Joëlle Préfontaine, sera en congé de maternité pour la prochaine saison. L’UniThéâtre est à la recherche d’une personne compétente pour combler se poste temporairement.

L’UniThéâtre a pour mandat d’offrir une programmation théâtrale de qualité afin de partager des histoires qui reflètent la diversité des voix d’expression française en Alberta, de sorte que des publics partout au Canada puissent les découvrir et les célébrer.
 

CONDITIONS D’EMBAUCHE

  • Lieu de travail : Edmonton, Alberta
  • Contractuel d’un an à temps plein (avec une extension possible)
  • Échelle salariale de 45 000 $ à 50 000 $ (contrats artistiques compris)
  • Les conditions salariales seront fixées selon l’expertise de la personne retenue
  • Date d’entrée en fonction : le 16 juillet 2020 jusqu’à mi-août 2021 (entrainement et transition à temps
  • partiel dès confirmation de recrutement jusqu’au 15 juillet 2020)

DESCRIPTION DU POSTE

La direction artistique et codirection générale relève du conseil d’administration de l’Association franco-albertaine de L’UniThéâtre et travaille étroitement avec la direction administrative et codirection générale afin de réaliser le mandat et les objectifs artistiques et financiers de la compagnie. Elle est responsable de la planification, direction, supervision, coordination et l’évaluation de l’ensemble des activités reliées à la programmation, ainsi que du développement de textes, d’artistes de création et de public. La direction artistique est chargée de maintenir et d’établir des collaborations et partenariats et de doter L’UniThéâtre de l’infrastructure dont elle a besoin pour s’épanouir comme compagnie de théâtre en création et diffusion. Elle est la porte-parole officielle de L’UniThéâtre auprès du public et des médias. Conjointement avec la direction administrative, elle est ainsi responsable du bon fonctionnement de la compagnie et la gestion des ressources humaines.
 

CONTEXTE

L’Association franco-albertaine de L’UniThéâtre (L’UniThéâtre) est un organisme à but non lucratif qui sert les vibrantes et diverses communautés francophones d’Edmonton et de l’Alberta et par extension, les francophiles et apprenants du français. L’UniThéâtre a pour but de rassembler les membres de la communauté, ainsi que de leur donner un sentiment d’appartenance à la communauté francophone et la chance de profiter d’activités culturelles en français.
Le ou la candidat(e) sélectionné(e) aura à exécuter la programmation déjà en place pour les saisons 2020-2021 et 2021-2022.
     

PRINCIPALES RESPONSABILITÉS

  • Assure la réalisation de la mission et du mandat de L’UniThéâtre et tient compte des valeurs de la compagnie en articulant la vision artistique et en exécutant l’orientation artistique de la compagnie
  • Cultive et maintient la qualité artistique des productions de L’UniThéâtre
  • Planifie, coordonne et évalue l’ensemble des activités artistiques liées au fonctionnement et la mise en valeur de L’UniThéâtre
  • Responsable de la mise en scène de certains projets et favorise l’émergence de nouveaux textes en appuyant le travail d’auteurs
  • Rédige, prépare, soumet, en collaboration avec la direction administrative, des demandes de subventions pour obtenir l’aide financière nécessaire à l’exécution de la programmation de chaque saison théâtrale.
  • Assure la coordination et la gestion des équipes de production et des contrats artistiques.
  • Appui la direction administrative et le conseil d’administration dans l’élaboration des objectifs de financement de la compagnie et de planification stratégique
  • Collabore avec la direction administrative à la préparation du budget annuel de L’UniThéâtre et participe à la révision mensuelle
  • Assure la gestion des ressources humaines, conjointement avec la direction administrative
  • Appuie la planification de rencontre de CA et assiste à toutes les rencontres
  • Et toutes autres tâches connexes requises par le poste

PROFIL IDÉAL RECHERCHÉ

Le/la candidat(e) idéal(e) est un(e) artiste qui possède à la fois des talents de créateur et de gestionnaire, qui a une bonne compréhension des budgets et qui sait les respecter. Il/Elle connaît le processus des demandes de subventions et démontre une grande capacité à travailler en équipe et avec un conseil d’administration. Il/Elle travaille bien en équipe, mais travaille aussi de manière autonome, est créateur/trice de complicité et sait travailler de façon efficace en direction bicéphale. Il/Elle connaît très bien le contexte théâtral franco-canadien (Franco-Albertain en particulier) et du développement artistique et culturel en milieu minoritaire. Il/Elle est aussi familier/ère avec le milieu théâtral global d’Edmonton. Il/Elle se consacre non seulement à la compagnie, mais s’implique aussi dans la communauté. Le/la candidat(e) idéal(e) a plusieurs années d’expérience (2 à 5 ans) en création et en gestion d’organismes artistiques et est bilingue, ayant une excellente maîtrise du français et de l’anglais ; ces compétences sont essentielles pour le poste.
 

PROCESSUS DE SÉLECTION ET ENTREVUES

  • L’UniThéâtre ne communiquera qu’avec les personnes convoquées à une entrevue
  • Les entrevues auront lieu à Edmonton entre le 15 et 30 juin 2020 et s’effectueront en français
  • Les entrevues préliminaires auront lieu à distance (Zoom) si les candidat(e)s résident à l’extérieur de l’Alberta.

DATE LIMITE

La date limite de réception des candidatures à ce poste est le 20 juin 2020
 

COMMENT POSTULER

Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à faire parvenir un curriculum vitae et une lettre de motivation à l’adresse électronique suivante : [email protected] ou [email protected]

 


L’UniThéâtre is hiring an interim Artistic Director and Co-General Manager to cover Joëlle Préfontaine’s maternity leave for the 2020-2021 season.

Candidates must speak French. Deadline to apply is June 20th, 2020. Interviews will take place in Edmonton from June 15th to 30th in French. Interviews will take place over Zoom for candidates residing outside of Alberta.

The Artistic Director and Co-General Manager reports to the Board of Directors of l’Association franco-albertaine de L’UniThéâtre and works closely with the Administrative Director and Co-General Manager in order to fulfill the mandate as well as the artistic and financial goals of the company. The Artistic Director is responsible for the planning, direction, supervision, coordination and evaluation of the activities related to the programming as well as script, artist and audience development. The Artistic Director is in charge of maintaining and establishing collaborations and partnerships and to endow L’UniThéâtre with the infrastructure it needs in order to flourish as a theatre company. The AD is the official spokesperson of L’UniThéâtre with the public and the media. Together with the Administrative Director, they are also responsible for the company’s operation and management of human resources.

Send applications to [email protected] OR [email protected]

Job (Edmonton): Featured Designer – Tiger’s Hearts Collective

 

Troilus & Cressida workshop, February 2020. Photo by BB collective

DESIGN ONLINE

In an effort to continue creating safely during this pandemic, playwrights, musicians and performers are taking their talents online. However, there seem to be fewer opportunities for set/costume designers in this virtual realm. It takes a team of artists from ALL disciplines to create a great piece of theatre, so as The Tiger’s Hearts Collective takes to the virtual stage, we are connecting with local set/costume designers to help bring those stories to life!

Tiger’s Hearts is all about increasing representation and visibility for women in classical theatre. This means creating opportunities and space for female-identifying artists, but also reinventing visual storytelling in the classical genre to be more inclusive. Imagine a Henry V where female actors wear armour designed and built to fit THEIR bodies? Or a King Lear brought to life with a set designed to tell the story of a matriarchal society?

Until it’s safe for us to make theatre together again, we want to continue exploring these stories in a virtual space where ALL theatre artists can create and connect. We also want to build professional relationships with local designers that will continue growing once the theatres have reopened! To that end, all upcoming Tiger’s Hearts online events will be featuring artwork from local female-identifying set/costume designers and visual artists, starting with Troilus & Cressida LIVE online with #CanadaPerforms on Monday, May 25th at 6pm MST!

With permission, artwork will be shared on our social media platforms and artists featured in online performances will receive an honorarium fee for their work. Get in touch at [email protected] to learn more and make sure you Like/Follow Tiger’s Hearts Collective on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we’ll be posting play quotes to inspire your designs!

We don’t want any artist to fall through the cracks; get in touch to help us maintain interdisciplinary connections within our artistic community. To have your work considered for the #CanadaPerforms performance of Troilus & Cressida on May 25th, please get in touch via email at [email protected] before May 23rd.

Job (Edmonton): General Manager – Rapid Fire Theatre

 

Rapid Fire Theatre

Rapid Fire Theatre seeks an enthusiastic, proven leader in arts administration to join our organization as the next General Manager.

ABOUT RAPID FIRE THEATRE

Rapid Fire Theatre (RFT) is Edmonton’s longest-running improv comedy company; producing a minimum of four weekly shows in Edmonton, as well as corporate and festival touring abroad. We produce a number of annual festivals, including Improvaganza, one of the most sought-after improv festivals in the world, and the Wildfire Teen Improv Festival. Rapid Fire Theatre is a non-profit organization; its mandate is to raise the profile of improvisation as an art form in Edmonton, and beyond.

RFT is currently a tenant in the Citadel Theatre in downtown Edmonton. We are engaged in a project to secure a more permanent home for our programming. This project will be managed by another staff member, who is accountable to the General Manager.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The General Manager (GM) functions with authority from the Board of Directors to be the Chief Executive Officer of Rapid Fire Theatre. The GM is responsible for the business operations of our wonderfully unique business. Responsibilities include day-to-day operations such as Finance, Administration, Human Resources, Patron Services, Fundraising & Sponsorship, Government Liaison, Marketing & Sales, and Contract Negotiations. The GM will either handle these responsibilities directly, or empower team members to do so. The GM has equal authority as the Artistic Director, both of whom are directly accountable to the Board of Directors. The people currently accountable to the GM include the Director of Finance, Front of House Manager, Front of House Volunteers, Marketing Director and Social Media Coordinator.

Work Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (relocation assistance available)
Compensation: $45,000 – $50,000 per annum
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Application Deadline: We will accept applications until we have found a successful candidate. Apply now to ensure your application is considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership
Through positive and empowering leadership, the GM will promote and execute RFT’s vision, mission and strategic plan.

Administration
Develop the administrative procedures, human resources and tools for effective day to day operations.

Financial Management
Manage and monitor all finances, budgets and accounts. Create revenue targets and implement strategies to meet those targets through fundraising, grants, registrations, box office revenue and marketing.

Government Liaison
Identify and apply for government funding opportunities.

Fundraising & Sponsorship
Develop, coordinate and maintain all fundraising and sponsorship strategies and programs.

Box Office
Maintain the systems and human resources for a successful box office and front-of-house

Contract Negotiations
Negotiate and enter into all necessary agreements and contracts on behalf of RFT.

Special Events
Coordinate all administrative support for special events including festivals and out of town visitors.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years relevant management experience in theatre or arts administration
  • 5+ years of experience with managing full cycle accounting and budgeting
  • Experience managing marketing and communications
  • Experience preparing grant applications and all required government correspondence
  • Experience in audience development
  • Experience in sponsor development

DO YOU HAVE?

  • A “Yes, and” leadership style that empowers team members
  • Strong, proven ability to manage, mentor and foster growth in stakeholders
  • An understanding and appreciation of improv as an art-form
  • A sense of humour
  • An appreciation for fostering improv values in the workplace including Collaboration & Consensus Building, Listening, Acceptance, Positivity, Risk-taking and Happy Failure
  • A passion for fostering an equitable work environment and an empathetic attitude to stakeholders from all walks of life.
  • Patience, compassion and objectivity in stressful situations
  • Very strong organizational skills, including balancing multiple responsibilities and effectively meeting deadlines
  • Excellent technical skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Google Suite, Sage, Slack, WordPress and a willingness to learn new approaches and tools
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Very strong customer service orientation
  • Adaptability to a changing work environment
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Adaptability to changing work hours throughout the year

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a letter of interest and resume by email to Amir Reshef, Board President [email protected].

Rapid Fire Theatre is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community on our stages, in our classrooms, and in our leadership. We believe in equity and inclusion and strongly encourage submissions from all qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.