Job (Edmonton): Stage Manager for Digital Tour – Alberta Musical Theatre Company

Alberta Musical Theatre Company is inviting non-equity Stage Managers to submit for the upcoming season. AMTC is currently hiring for a one-person musical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel that will live-stream to elementary schools this spring.

How to submit:

To submit, please send an email containing your contact information, and a description of your experience and training to (resume is not necessary) to [email protected]

About the project:

Rehearsals will take place digitally beginning on May 10th. Digital previews will take place on May 27th and 28th, with a digital run until mid-June (final end date dependent on school bookings).

All streaming will take place at The Playhouse (10033 80 Avenue NW, Edmonton). Stage Manager will be required to be present (either distanced or in separate space from actor) for all performances.

Before the pandemic, AMTC would perform for more than 90,000 Albertan students each season. We are devoted to proudly representing the enormous diversity of our magnificent audiences in the creation of our work. We strongly encourage and enthusiastically welcome stage managers of all cultures and ethnicities, LGBTQIA2S+ stage managers, and stage managers with disabilities to express interest in our auditions. So please feel comfortable in applying to audition, and please feel free to be exactly you are! We cannot wait to meet you!

 

Job (Edmonton): Voice Actor for Narration – Juniper Media

We are seeking voice actors for an audiobook project. The project is set to commence within the next couple of weeks, and features titles that explore a wide variety of subject matter with a focus on Canadian Heritage. Narration experience is an asset.

Please send a resume with any related experience & a demo digital file in mp3 format to [email protected].

Remuneration will be commensurate on the qualifications of the applicant.

Job (Edmonton): Digital Content & Marketing Coordinator – Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta Digital Content & Marketing Coordinator

Application Deadline: April 9, 2021
Start Date: April 19, 2021
Part Time Permanent Position at The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta – Edmonton
Salary Range: $18,000 – 25,000 annual salaried position with Blue Cross and Health and Wellness benefits.

Submit your cover letter and resume in PDF format to: [email protected]

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all interested applicants; however, we will only be contacting those selected for an interview.

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is looking for a new Digital Content & Marketing Coordinator to join the staff and board in advocating, promoting, and supporting the touring arts sector in Alberta. This position is for someone creative, team-spirited, technologically savvy, with strong communication and marketing skills, and an appreciation for the performing arts industry in Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate communications through monthly e-newsletters, and social platforms.
  • Using Adobe Creative Suite, compile and design Conference program, professional development brochures, signage, and reports.
  • Maintain membership database, field membership inquiries.
  • Assist Executive Director in the execution of professional development initiatives Update and maintain website and monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of communications campaigns and strategies.
  • Stay up to date on arts and culture sector trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices.
  • Act as ATAA’s liaison for artist application website.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years relevant employment experience in marketing, communications, preferably within arts administration.
  • Strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are mandatory
  • Knowledge of email marketing software such as MailChimp.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. At this time, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is a Provincial Arts Service Organization works to connect artists and artist’s agencies with presenting organizations; and offer mentorship, education, and advocacy to facilitate a strong performing arts touring industry in Alberta. We do this by producing an annual 3-day conference showcasing artists in front of talent buyers/presenters and to providing professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Job (Edmonton): Director of Theatre Arts for Children and Youth – Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts

The director of VCPA’s Theatre Arts Department will oversee all aspects of our musical theatre production and acting programs for children and youth. The organized and creative person we are looking for would enjoy teaching private and group musical theatre, voice and acting classes for ages 5- teens and feel qualified to direct and oversee a team responsible for producing two musical theatre productions each year as well as oversee the development and execution of year round programs. VCPA has locations in St. Albert as well as South Edmonton so the director of TAD will be working at both studios.

Duties to include:

  • Oversee Theatre Arts Department at VCPA
  • Provide private and group instruction in musical theatre, voice and acting
  • Direct and organize all aspects of 2 Junior musicals to be presented in May 2022 (in a theatre or live streamed)
  • Communicate and provide leadership to instructors in the department
  • Communicate with families in Theatre Arts Department
  • Contribute to the development of programs
  • Provide online lessons if required by AHS

Successful candidate must be available to work evenings and possibly weekends.

This is a full time contract position involving a 40 hour work week.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Music (Voice), Theatre or Musical Theatre
  • Experience teaching children and youth
  • Voice teaching experience
  • Directing experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience teaching and/or directing children
  • Strong organizational skills

Piano or dance/choreography skills is an asset

At Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts, we are committed to creating a positive environment that builds confidence and inspires our students to excel in the performing arts.

Our team members are passionate about performing arts education and collaboration. We are constantly striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our students. If you have growth mindset and you thrive under pressure, you are probably a great fit for our team!

Renumeration:
$47,000-$50,000 Annually

Start Date:
September 2021

Submit applications to Martha Livingstone at [email protected].

 

Job (Edmonton): Devising Performers – Puppet Pub Crawl

Brick wall with Found Festival sign on it. Website: commongroundarts.ca

PUPPET PUB CRAWL
CALL FOR DEVISING PERFORMERS

WHAT IS PUPPET PUB CRAWL?

Puppet Pub Crawl is a project from Even Gilchrist in Edmonton, the 2021 Fresh AiR Artist in Residence with Found Festival, supported by Common Ground Arts Society. This performance is an ambulatory puppet show investigating the desire we feel to form connections with strangers, and the longing experienced when these connections change. Adventurous audience members are invited to a puppet pub crawl around Whyte Ave, where they will be taken on a path to witness strange and wonderful interactions with puppets in found spaces.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

We are looking for individuals who approach new work with a collaborative spirit and eagerness to adapt and learn on the go. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. As this is a devised show that moves to locations within walking distance of each other, individuals will need to feel comfortable moving with the audience, improvising with their puppets during the performance as necessary and working with outside distractions. No previous performing experience with puppets is required.

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Have a background in theatre as a performer (formal training not required);
  • Are enthusiastic about puppets (regardless of experience performing with them);
  • Can commit to a part-time weekly rehearsal process from April to July based on collective availability;
  • Are available July 8 – 11, 2021 for public performance during Found Festival.

All team members will be expected to understand and follow the Found Festival Safer Spaces Program. We strive to welcome you as you are, honour creative risks, and prioritize applicants who come from underrepresented and underserved communities.

HOW SHOULD I APPLY?

We are looking for online submissions to be sent to [email protected]. When submitting your application, please include the following:

  • A CV and/or attachment or link your portfolio;
  • General availability between April – July;
  • A short paragraph that tells us about who you are, why you’re interested in Puppet Pub Crawl, what you hope to gain from this experience, and anything else you want us to know!
  • If you prefer, you can instead submit a 2-3 minute video, answering these prompts. (Please make sure that the link is not broken before submitting!)

ARTIST FEE:

Performers will be paid in line with Canadian Actor’s Equity Association Indie 2.2 minimum fees or better. Please identify if you are a member of CAEA at time of submission.

Deadline for applications is April 7, 2021 by midnight. Every applicant will be contacted about the results no later than April 10, 2021. If you have any questions about the project and specifics about the process that will help determine your ability to participate, please feel free to send an email to the address listed above before the deadline. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during the duration of this project.

Rory Turner (he/him) (director) and Even Gilchrist (he/him) (producer/artist in residence) will be overlooking the application process.

 

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

Logo Design by K.Rose

TIGER’S HEARTS COLLECTIVE- Request for Costume Designer Submissions, The Amazonomachy

WHO WE ARE

The Tiger’s Hearts Collective is a group of women artists who work to reclaim space in “the classics” and reinvent the genre to be more inclusive, equitable, and accessible. We recognize women of all experiences including but not limited to cisgender, transgender, queer, womb-bearing and not. We also want to hold a positive space for non-binary and non-gender-conforming folks who want to create in a space that centres female experiences.

We acknowledge the many generations of Indigenous peoples who have cared for the lands on Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 territories, where we are grateful to be creating this project together.

You can learn more about us at www.tigershearts.com.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Tiger’s Hearts Collective are currently in the writing and development stages of a new classically-inspired epic play, working title The Amazonomachy. Inspired by both mythological tales and historical facts, this piece will explore the potential of a diverse intersectional matriarchal society that centres women’s solidarity, self-governance, and strength through community.

As the content surrounding these warrior women is inherently physical, we are investing in exploration of combat styles, attire, and weapons early on in the process.

COSTUME DESIGNER ROLE

The Tiger’s Hearts seek to engage a costume designer to join our team. This is a paid opportunity for an artist with expertise or interest in designing theatrical armour for women’s bodies, who feels passionate about diversity and representation for women in classical theatre traditions, and is eager to work with other such artists as we build this inclusive creation space together.

This development phase of the project will run through April/May 2021, culminating in a workshop with actors at the end of May. Most design work will be self-regulated and may include some of the following work:

  • Zoom meetings with the team
  • Collaboration via email/phone/Zoom with our Combat Dramaturg Sam Jeffery
  • Independent research on diverse historical warrior women (some materials may be provided)
  • Artistic Renderings that explore possible Costume, Armour and/or Weapons designs for a large cast of characters

Thanks to funding from the Edmonton Arts Council, we are able to offer this role based on projected 20 hours of work paid at $20/hour.

It is our hope that this initial exploration stage will build a strong foundation for the future of the project and we are highly invested in carrying artists from the development phase forward into future phases of The Amazonomachy, including a full scale production when it is safe to do so.

SUBMISSION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

This role is open to both emerging and established artists who identify as women, non-gender-conforming, and non-binary folks. All work will be done online, so applicants can be from anywhere in Alberta as long as they have access to the internet! As we are creating a diverse intersectional matriarchal society, we are keen to celebrate and honour that diversity in the aesthetic of the story-world as well as on the team, and we highly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities including but not limited to Indigenous artists, Black artists, and artists of Colour. We encourage applicants who might be inspired by their own ancestral warrior women to presence them in their work if they so choose (ie, don’t feel tied to making the Amazons look like they belong only in Ancient Greece!)

Please email your submission to [email protected] before NOON on Friday March 26th with subject title YOUR NAME- AMAZONOMACHY DESIGNER SUBMISSION, and include the following:

  • Brief Expression of Interest: This could be in the form of a letter (1-2 pages), video, audio file, or any creative means through which you’d like us to encounter you and your work. This could include sharing your past work, where you hope to take your work in future, experience in or desire to learn about theatrical armour for female bodies, what you hope to get out of the experience, etc;
  • Artist Resumé if Available;
  • Portfolio Selection if Available (may include work from past productions or personal projects);
  • Ten-Minute Mock-Up based on the prompts below.

We acknowledge that creating submissions packages constitutes work, so please know how much we appreciate getting to know you and your work in this way. Please let us know if you require any support in making your application by emailing Danielle at [email protected].

TEN-MINUTE MOCK-UP PROMPT

Choose ONE of the following characters and create a QUICK rendering in whatever style and medium you choose (sketch, model, collage, etc):

1- OTRERA, Daughter of the East Wind (she/her) is the ultra-matriarch; she founded the race of Amazons when she apparently mated with Ares, God of War, but she also founded the inclusive adoption rules that govern their sisterhood; we meet her in spirit form, but she is also a trickster who can play many parts; absolutely immense spirit.

2- PENTHESILEA, Grief of the People (she/her) is a fierce warrior; inventor of the war axe; extremely noble and passionate, but also vengeful and quick to anger; her sense of duty is sometimes overwhelming; she’s hard on herself and others.

3- MELANIPPE, Black Mare (she/her) is an expert infiltrator and a bit of a risk junky; she is sexually bold and revels in any new experiences that deepen her spiritual connection with Creation; she is proud to carry the stories of her people on her skin as her deeds have been honoured with many tattoos.

4- PHOEBE, Bright One (she/her) is the youngest Amazon; she has just completed her novice training and is now accompanying her sisters on raids and rescue missions, but she still only serves in battle as a scout; ambitious, at times petulant (but not disrespectful), loves a challenge and is not afraid to fail; she is slowly learning her place.

5- ATALANTA, Equal Balance (she/her) is a great hunter and provider; she teaches all her sisters how best to find, hunt, and process food as they travel; she has a unique parental bond with each of her sisters; loves drinking and telling stories.

6- HIPPOLYTUS, Freer of Horses (they/them) is ANTIOPE’ s child. While it is understood that the character was assigned a male body at birth, HIPPOLYTUS should be recognizable as non-binary and non-gender-conforming; they are quiet and wide-eyed at first, but quick and intelligent like their mother, to the point of being argumentative; independent, capable, eager to learn; but a cloud hangs over their head- the expectation of patriarchal Athens which they might inherit as Theseus’ “son”.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any questions or if you need support in making your application in any way, please get in touch. We would be happy to provide you with more details about this phase of The Amazonomachy, the design role, or answer any other queries you might have. We look forward to experiencing your work and getting to know you!

 

Job (Edmonton): Director, Indigenous Strategic Planning – Edmonton Fringe Theatre

Director, Indigenous Strategic Planning
Edmonton Fringe Theatre
Full time 1-year contract position
Compensation: $50,000 – 55,000

The Director, Indigenous Strategic Planning is a full-time one year contract with Edmonton Fringe Theatre.

Overview:

Working closely with the Executive Director and Artistic Director, and in collaboration with the Fringe administrative team, this key role involves:

  • identifying barriers for the community and gaps in organizational knowledge;
  • building a clear, Indigenous-led strategy for organizational transformation in our sector, including
  • developing a Strategic Plan for Indigenizing in Performing Arts Organizations; and
  • observing, participating in, and informing all areas of Fringe Theatre operations, outreach, and relationship building.

We understand we cannot engage in work for or about Indigenous peoples without clear leadership directly from Indigenous voices and in consultation with the wider Indigenous community. Fringe Theatre is a predominantly white institution (PWI) created by settlers using colonial structures. While we seek to uphold the freedom that the unjuried, uncensored Fringe model offers to artists and audiences alike, Fringe Theatre is deeply committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to upholding the spirit and intent of our treaties. We acknowledge that to do so we must re-examine our organizational structure and producing practices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director, Indigenous Strategic Planning will become familiar with all aspects of Fringe Theatre’s current activities with emphasis on the organization’s administrative, Festival, cultural, programming, governance, and community operations.

The Director, Indigenous Strategic Planning will:

  • Investigate and gather information on current artistic, cultural, and organizational practices in collaboration with Fringe Theatre’s administrative team;
  • Develop an Indigenous Innovation Program Strategic Plan including:
    • A report (delivered in whatever medium is most appropriate: written, spoken, captured on audio or video recording, or some combination thereof) summarizing the information gathered through these areas of investigation that articulates and prioritizes growth opportunities in terms of greatest impact; and
    • Recommendations for changes that Fringe Theatre and all our indie-producing partners can implement in the short term (1 year), mid-term (3-5 years), and long term (5-10+ years).
  • Consult with Indigenous artists and community leaders in Treaty 6 territory to assess barriers to access and identify potential opportunities for engagement with creative partners and community stakeholders;
  • Help identify and support further training that acknowledges Truth and Reconciliation within the organization, the board and volunteers;
    Guide financial practices for paying Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other cultural engagements;
    Consult across the performing arts industry with other theatres and organizations around the world who are also doing decolonizing and Indigenous work to gather knowledge, build allies, and share resources;
  • Host a series of community and industry conversations throughout the year where all stakeholders can share knowledge and ask questions in a respectful spirit of curiosity and exchange;
  • Help recruit Indigenous board members, staff, and volunteers;
    Develop mentorship training opportunities within the organization;
  • Grow Fringe’s community engagement;
    Evaluate and offer governance structures that can be informed across the organization;
  • Create space for Elders and Knowledge Keepers to guide processes as needed or offered;
  • Support staff to understand and create their own personal self-location (or land acknowledgement) statements;
  • Support and lead partnerships with partner organizations that align with the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival in relation to Indigenous values;
    Identify financial opportunities to broaden and deepen Indigenous engagement throughout the Festival and organization; and
    Create opportunities for Indigenous-led spaces to be included in the Festival.

Culturally, we invite the Director, Indigenous Strategic Planning to:

  • Create safe spaces for Indigenous spiritual practices within our organization and building;
  • Develop and guide cultural protocols within all aspects of the organization, including awareness in how to work with and communicate with Elders and Knowledge Keepers;
  • Influence best practices;
  • Identify areas where Indigenous language can be included in spaces, documents, programming, etc.; and
  • Implement cultural safety measures that are held on all organizational levels.

Artistically, we invite the Director, Indigenous Strategic Planning to:

  • Participate in Chinook Series planning meetings and work directly with the three partner companies to better integrate methodology for collaborative festival curation and producing;
  • Develop workshops and events that support multidisciplinary artistic practices that include Indigenous artistry;
  • Offer Indigenous values, insights, and practices within all programming to improve accessibility;
    Invite Elders and Knowledge Keepers to engage in programming, events, workshops; and
  • Curate shows and Indigenous-focused events.

Fringe Theatre mentors and incubates artists and supports the development of new theatrical work all year long. We promote artistic exploration and creative risk, while actively removing barriers to access in an effort to allow artists at all stages of their career to thrive and learn. We continue to curate a focused audience of arts enthusiasts, while creating an open and welcoming laboratory where new work can be explored and elevated.

Fringe Theatre cultivates safer spaces for brave ideas and big artistic risk. Employees are expected to uphold and champion Fringe’s Safer Spaces and Anti-Racism programs, and abide by our Code of Conduct.

Primary place of employment is located at the ATB Arts Barn in the heart of the Old Strathcona Theatre Office, located at 10330 84th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Currently, all Fringe Theatre staff are working remotely in accordance with current COVID-19 Health Restrictions. Under current guidelines, this position will primarily work remotely until Health Restrictions allow for a safe return to shared workspaces.

This position and job posting were mindfully created in collaboration with Indigenous leaders in and connected to the Treaty 6 territory in relationship with Fringe Theatre.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email no later than Midnight (MST), on Thursday, March 18 2021 to: Murray Utas, Artistic Director at [email protected]

We thank all applicants but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job (Edmonton): Artistic Director Fellowship for Women, Female Identifying, and Non- Binary Edmonton Theatre Artists – Shadow Theatre

Artistic Director Fellowship for Women, Female Identifying and Non- Binary Edmonton Theatre Artists

One year term starting September 2021
Application closing date March 26th, 2021
Please send a resume and a letter of intent to [email protected]
Additional information www.shadowtheatre.org

The Position: This is a paid, one year Artistic Director Fellowship for women, female identifying and non-binary Edmonton theatre artists. The Fellowship will provide insight into all aspects of an artistic director’s management and artistic responsibilities in a mid-sized, subscription and venue-based theatre company, over a one year cycle. The Fellow will commit an average of 25 to 30 hours a week to the program, for a twelve month period, with a salary of $30,000.

The Company: Founded in 1992, Shadow Theatre is an established, stable presence in Edmonton’s theatre community. The company produces four mainstage productions per season and champions the work of Canadian playwrights, while simultaneously presenting for Edmonton audiences the finest contemporary theatre from Canada and around the world. Over the past twenty years the company has built a 650-person subscriber base and continues to focus on innovative ways to continue increasing subscriptions. The company is a federally registered charity, operating with a full time Artistic Director and a full time General Manager, under a governance board of directors. Shadow Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and hires artists under Canadian Actors’ Equity Association agreements and is a signatory to the 35//50 Initiative (Edmonton). The company is a resident company of The Varscona Theatre. (10329-83 Ave.) and gratefully creates, produces and presents in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a passion to lead a subscription based company, have directing credits, and a strong knowledge of the Canadian Theatre community.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will report directly to Artistic Director John Hudson and will be mentored in the areas of artistic programming, marketing and communications, partnerships, board relations, fundraising and funder relations. The Fellow will direct one show in the main stage season and assist on the others. Additional information: www.shadowtheatre.org

If this opportunity is exciting, timely and relevant for you we encourage you to apply. Send your C.V. or resume to [email protected] along with cover letter explaining how this fellowship fits into your leadership development arc. The application deadline is March 26, 2021. We encourage applications from all races, colours, ancestry, religions, and sexual orientation.

We thank all applicants in advance and will acknowledge receipt of all applications.

Jobs (Edmonton): Technical Theatre & Production Work Study Positions – Opera NUOVA

Photo by Nanc Price Featuring Sarah Klapman, Dominie Boutin, Micaela Chiste, Jean van der Merwe

Expand your skillset and hone your craft with Technical Theatre & Production Work Study Positions through the 2021 NUOVA Festival of Opera and Music Theatre! Opera NUOVA produces Canada’s largest festival of opera and music theatre including 3 mainstage productions. This year’s productions include The Music Man (Wilson), The Crucible (Wade), Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) & Aeneas and Dido (Rolfe). The following positions are now open:

Festival Assistant (1)

Run the Box Office for the festival: manage online and phone purchases and the
front of house at performances. Help with general operations in the office during the festival including marketing and social media management.
Position dates: May 10 – July 4, 2021
$17 an hour for 8 weeks

Stage Manager (4)

Stage-manage one opera or musical and assist on others. Must be able to read music.
2 positions available: May 17 – July 4, 2021 (manage Dido and Aeneas or Aeneas
and Dido, assist on The Crucible or The Music Man)
2 positions available: May 24 – July 4, 2021 (manage The Crucible or The Music
Man, assist on Dido and Aeneas or Aeneas and Dido)
$17 an hour for 6 or 7 weeks

Head of Properties (1)

Build, rent, borrow and amass the props for the three fully-staged operatic and
musical productions working under the guidance of an ADC Designer and
professional shop staff.
Position dates: May 17 – July 4, 2021
$18 an hour for 7 weeks

Stage Carpenter/Crew (3)

Assist the build of 2 fully staged orchestrated productions. Learn proper techniques & approaches in a professional scene shop.
Position dates: May 10 – July 4, 2021
$18 an hour for 8 weeks

Technical Director (1)

Oversee the building, management and maintenance of production budgets, staff
and materials. Develop leadership skills as a TD overseeing and helping to produce, install and
strike 4 operatic and musical productions.
Position dates: May 10 – July 4, 2021
$20 an hour for 8 weeks

Assistant Scenic & Lighting Designer (1)

Develop practical set & lighting designer skills working alongside ADC
designer. Apply your scenic painting skills to paint 2 productions sets.
Position dates: May 17 – July 4, 2021
$20 an hour for 7 weeks

To apply email your cover letter & resume to Kim Mattice Wanat at [email protected] with the subject line of the position you are looking to apply for by March 12, 2021.

 

Job (Edmonton): Technical Operations Manager – Fort Edmonton Park

fortedmontonpark.ca

Fort Edmonton Park offers visitors authentic and immersive experiences, as well as access to special events, live performances, private event rentals, and culinary delights. The Park is currently undertaking a $165 million enhancement project and a new strategic direction aimed at making the Park the premier cultural tourism attraction in Western Canada.

The role of the Technical Operations Manager is to manage operations within the park specific to technical entertainment needs. Reporting to the Director of Experience Development, this is an integral role to support our quest toward world class regional tourism.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Fort Edmonton Management Company (FEMCo) departments to provide support as we adapt and grow our business.

Responsibilities include:

Maintenance and operations of technical and exhibit AV, effects, and themed entertainment technical elements within Fort Edmonton Park (FEP) including but not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting and possible repairs on small electronics and low voltage systems
  • Facility Equipment Management (theatrical infrastructure and equipment renewal)
  • Facility Equipment Management (media maintenance and equipment renewal)
  • Coordination of warranty or operational adjustments required with original vendor
  • Liaise with the original vendor to customize or augment exhibit capabilities

Provide technical credibility as the leading expert within FEP to:

  • Facilitate private events and FEP internal set up needs such as audio and visual requirements
  • Facilitate and manage equipment rentals with external clients
  • Liaise with internal departments and external stakeholders
  • Install all power drops for FEMCo Signature events
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and monitoring of contractors and technical operations staff
  • Lend expertise and work collaboratively with the Experience Development department in furthering the development and implementation of immersive experiences
  • Maintain a high standard of service experience at FEP while creatively evolving aspects of it according to cultural attraction best practices
  • Maintain and demonstrate an understanding of Health, Safety, and Regulatory standards and a commitment to a safety culture
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a recognized degree or diploma in Technical Theatre Production or equivalent experience required
  • Experience in the field including minimum 5 years experience in a supervisory role employing management functions that involve facility, safety, operations management required
  • Diverse knowledge of of technical operations including IT and theatre operations
  • Direct experience working on large scale projects such as outdoor festivals
  • A practical knowledge about audiovisual technology, systems integration, visual media fundamentals
  • Exceptional communication skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with, and lead others
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy and to establish and meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • High professional standards with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and organize effectively
  • Team player with a great attitude, a willingness to find solutions, an interest in learning
  • First aid and AED training and current WHIMIS certification required
  • Knowledge of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act required, preference to formal certifications in this area
  • Knowledge of Google suite tools

Other Details:

  • Time will be split between an office environment and on site (including both outdoor spaces and various buildings), the amount of time spent on site will increase significantly before, during, and after major events.
  • Full time position, typically shifts are on a five day per week schedule with non standard shifts to support event needs, will require frequent weekend, stat and/or evening work and moderate extended hours of work during events
  • Role can be physically demanding including but not limited too: moderate to high amounts of walking, standing and crouching; regularly lifting up to 50 lbs., regularly carrying up to 30 lbs, climbing ladders with stability in doing so, climb and perform duties on scaffolding, ability to crawl into small spaces in elevated areas, manual dexterity, working at heights
  • May be exposed to chemicals, smells, elements, noise, temperature etc.
  • Exposure to or in contact with common allergens such as but not limited too hay, straw, fur, pollen, dust, peanuts/nuts, bee/wasp stings while on site
  • Must arrange own transportation as the Park often operates outside of regular public transit hours
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and a driver’s abstract which is acceptable to the company may be required
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada for any employer
  • Media consent form required in accordance with FEMCo policy as this role may participate in media events as required
  • Original Police Information Check issued within the past 90 days that is satisfactory to the employer before starting in the position may be required

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this role. It is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Only applications received electronically will be considered.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however, only those candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting will remain open until Monday, February 22, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Job (Edmonton): Director of Marketing – Citadel Theatre

The Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, has an opening for a Director of Marketing. We are looking for a creative, organized, self-motivated leader who understands the live experience economy, is passionate about the arts and can confidently build a team and strategy for our recovery and continued growth.

Function/Role:

Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Director of Marketing will oversee the company’s marketing, digital, traditional and in home channel management, advertising, brand, communications, and public relations campaigns. They will build both traditional and digital marketing strategy, including the management and growth of our social media outreach and marketing. As a member of the Leadership Team, the successful candidate will actively participate in developing and growing a culture that supports a positive and productive work environment and an engaged team, while meeting our commitments to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access. The Director of Marketing is expected to participate in fostering team building, team development and to support the Associate Executive Director and the Executive Director in achieving the Citadel Theatre’s strategic plan objectives.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Planning and implementing marketing strategies to strengthen ticket sales and increase customer retention to achieve a combined subscription and single ticket sales target of approximately $6 million annually.
  • Building and managing a team of marketing experts to deliver on the strategy and achieve our marketing and financial goals.
  • Designing and executing on a digital marketing strategy including supporting development of web, ecommerce/ticketing platforms, user experience and integrations between web, social and our ticketing platforms to achieve marketing and financial goals.
  • Developing, implementing and managing public and media relations strategies to increase public awareness and a positive view of the Citadel Theatre and its programming.
  • Planning and implementing communication and marketing strategies for the Foote Theatre School.
  • Planning and implementing communication and marketing strategies to promote the success of Sponsorship and Fund Development goals.
  • Analyzing sales and market trends and working opportunities into plans in a responsive and proactive manner.
  • Working with third party vendors in the execution of marketing and advertising campaigns.
  • Developing and managing the department budget.
  • Contributing to season and strategic planning.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years marketing, public and media relations experience, including a strong understanding of web-based and social media marketing techniques.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a continually changing, fast-paced environment and work with a diverse group of people, productions, events and situations.
  • Knowledge and experience with up-to-date technology to increase patron awareness, drive ticket sales, etc.
  • Experience in one or more of the following industries is an asset: arts, entertainment, hospitality, tourism.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage budgets.
  • Passionate about inclusive and diverse workplaces.
  • Highly visible leader with a proven track record to successfully lead a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven history of effective relationship building, and the ability to manage through public facing issues and stressors while maintaining a calm and professional approach.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task, problem solve, and prioritize responsibility in a timely and efficient manner.
  • An enthusiastic attitude of “yes” – dedicated to being a problem solver.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma is an asset.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter including their salary expectations to Human Resources at [email protected]

Posting will remain open until Monday, February 22, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.

The Citadel Theatre is committed to having our team reflect the community it serves and actively welcome applicants from diverse and equity-seeking backgrounds. The Citadel also endeavors to create and guard 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): 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.