Job (Alberta): 2021 IGNITE Festival of Emerging Artists – Festival Producer

Every year in June, Sage Theatre presents the IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists – a multi-disciplinary, 4-day festival of emerging art and artists. It’s big, it’s bold, it’s beautiful! With about 100 artists programmed each year, IGNITE! is a fantastic development, networking, and presentation opportunity for Calgary’s artists. The 2021 festival runs June 16 – 19, 2021.

IGNITE! is a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring and presenting early career artists of all disciplines. IGNITE! allows artists to embrace risks in a supportive environment while providing resources, a bridge to the professional arts community, and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and community building with their peers.

As we are still anticipating COVID-19 to be impacting public gathering and arts presentations this spring, we are planning an adaptive festival format that allows us to weather a changing pandemic landscape.

Specifically, the festival will be presented digitally, and each project will be shown in a 10 minute segment scheduled across the four days of the festival.

We are also open to presenting a physically distanced project, but we recognize that a changing pandemic landscape may affect our ability to support and present this work.

Festival Producer Role

Sage Theatre is hiring a Festival Producer to facilitate the production and management of the IGNITE! Festival! This is a project-based contract position, running from the hiring confirmation to June 30, 2021.

The role would manage both the digital and distanced sections of the festival. (We are also open to splitting the role between for separate digital and distanced producer roles.)

We are looking for an energetic, highly organized and motivated problem-solver. Because the festival supports and manages emerging artists from a wide range of arts practices, experience levels, and personal backgrounds, this role also requires interpersonal skills and patience in managing flow of communication between artists, staff, and production contacts.

The Distanced section of the festival should include some in-person but distanced events during the festival week, at the ContainR outdoor venue. They have experience in managing distanced events. It would also be a smaller percentage of our overall festival output of artists.

Experience in our digital tools is an asset. We use the Google Suite of collaborative office tools, Slack for group communication, and Zoom.

This role reports to the Festival Director. Contracting is managed by the board of Directors.

The role is supported by:

  • The Festival Director, who has extra administrative capacities to support production requirements, as well as historical knowledge of the festival and previous contacts.
  • The Board of Directors, who have individual skills to apply based on necessary tasks
  • Sage Theatre Volunteers / linked work capacity interns, either on individual tasks or assisting in administrative efforts
  • The Sage Theatre Artistic Associates, applying individual skills and extra support

Compensation

The range for this role is between $2500 and $3500, based on the experience and skills of the producer, and if the role is being split between digital and distanced production management.

Suggested Experience

The successful candidate will have previous experience and training in general festival production, performing arts production, or both!

Post Secondary education is welcome but not required. Experience will be evaluated in relation to the festival project itself.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to [email protected]

We are looking for the position ASAP. This posting will remain open until we hire a candidate. Upon hiring, we will delete or edit this posting to indicate the position has been filled.

Only those applicants that we are interested in will be contacted for an interview, though we will endeavour to let all applicants know that their application has been received. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we will not be able to offer extended feedback to those candidates we were unable to interview.

Sage Theatre is an equal opportunity employer who hires without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical, and/or mental abilities.

Festival Producer Overall Duties

  • Manage festival production schedule
  • Schedule includes pre-production, rehearsal, load-in, recording of performances, changeovers & COVID-cleaning, strike, load out, wrap-up / returns
    • Detailed schedule tasks for each section will be sent to each applicant.
  • oversight of the festival logistics
  • oversee festival budget spending with Festival Director
  • liaise with and supervise
    • festival artists
    • staff
    • curators
    • festival partners
    • Arrange festival meetings
  • Manage flow of production information to Sage Board
  • Liaise with:
    • Sage board members for contracts, payables, receipts, and other authorizations
    • Digital Streaming Producer: deliver all recorded content, managing flow of information for relevant updates affecting the streaming event.

Job (Calgary): Executive & Artistic Director – Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Theatre Projects is preparing for our 50th Anniversary of producing live, professional, contemporary theatre in Calgary.

We create world-class contemporary theatre that blurs the line between the audience and the artist, by telling the most provocative and engaging stories of our time. By embracing the intimacy and unique audience configuration opportunities of the Martha Cohen Theatre, we offer an exciting new experience for our audience with each production.

Alberta Theatre Projects is a Calgary-based, not-for-profit, professional theatre company that celebrates the art of live theatre. The company produces world-calibre shows with a focus on idea-driven new works, plays by Canadian playwrights, and contemporary theatre from around the world. We are also a national leader in new play development and dramaturgy.

ABOUT THE POSITION

As Alberta Theatre Projects’ sole CEO, the Executive & Artistic Director, will be responsible for both the business and artistic leadership of the company, including defining its artistic vision and mission. The role is accountable for creating and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan and involves working with the Senior Management Team to provide programming, financial and business planning, marketing and communications, fund development, and facility management oversight for the whole company. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive & Artistic Director will be an experienced leader who understands both the artistic and operational requirements of a not-for-profit arts organization and has experience in brand development, organizational process and structure best practices, and collaborative planning. The ideal candidate will continue to define and raise Alberta Theatre Projects’ profile locally and nationally, sustaining and improving strategies to secure the company’s long-term financial stability, increase organizational resiliency, and ensure its artistic legacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead Alberta Theatre Projects as Calgary’s pre-eminent producer of new work by articulating and advancing the artistic vision for the organization that reflects its commitment to excellence for both audiences and artists.
  • Develop operational priorities and processes that enable the company to operate at its highest efficiency. Mobilize the team to achieve organizational excellence by ensuring financial stability, strong stakeholder relationships, and organizational resilience.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors to lead and implement a strategic planning cycle for the organization that identifies short and long term artistic and organizational goals.
  • Lead and act as ambassador for the organization, developing a strategic corporate culture and effectively communicating it to align with the brand, vision, mission, and values.
  • Oversee Alberta Theatre Projects’ producing model (process) and program seasons (product) of new Canadian work in collaboration with the Senior Management Team to ensure balance between Alberta Theatre Projects’ artistic direction and financial stability.
  • Serve as primary liaison to the Board of Directors, accountable for timely, accurate and transparent communication and reporting to the Board.
  • Act as the lead spokesperson for the company with members of government, public funders, unions, other trade and professional organizations, corporate sponsors, major private supporters, and the media.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Team’s advice, approve and select producing partnerships and creative teams for the development and production of projects.
  • Accountable for overseeing the development and execution of productions to meet the artistic standards of the organization.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships through effective influence with industry partners, stakeholders (public and private funders) and producing partners (venue partners, co-producers and presenters).
  • Lead the process of timely grant application preparation and reporting in collaboration with the Senior Management Team.
  • Represent Alberta Theatre Projects’ vision, mission, values and brand locally, nationally, and internationally to inspire support for Alberta Theatre Projects’ work. Review and modify as needed.
  • Support outreach to artistic networks to bring the perspectives, talents and visions of new artists to Alberta Theatre Projects to enhance the company’s creation, programming and production of new work.
  • Other duties, as required.

CONTACTS

This position will liaise with members and officers of the following groups:

  • Alberta Theatre Projects’ Board of Directors
  • Legal Counsel
  • Financial Auditors
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • Calgary Arts Development
  • Calgary Foundation
  • Members of Local, Provincial and National Government
  • Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 212 (IATSE)
  • Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC)
  • Associated Designers of Canada (ADC)
  • Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity)
  • Arts Commons
  • Theatre Calgary (joint venture resources)
  • Executive leadership of local theatre companies
  • Local and national peers
  • Local and national artists and playwrights
  • Members of the Senior Management team

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This position operates in an office environment, as well as overseeing work taking place in theatres, scene shops, studios, and other external locations, dependent on the nature of the artistic work being presented or considered.
  • Hours of work: in excess of 40 hours per week during the season.
  • Periods of higher than normal work volume should be expected during the season.
  • Evening and weekend work required, particularly when during the runs of plays.
  • The position requires some travel, typically no more than 3 weeks per year.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a senior leadership position in the arts, not-for-profit or entertainment industry or a related sector.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading the operations of an organization to financial health and artistic success.
  • Post-secondary education in an artistic discipline and in Arts Management, Business Administration, or Marketing. Education in other specializations or equivalent work experience will be considered.
  • Visionary artistic leadership with significant experience as a theatre or performing arts professional.
  • Outstanding leadership skills.
  • Superior strategic planning skills.
  • Experience in the field of arts management and knowledge of the issues facing the sector.
  • Strong collaborative decision making abilities.
  • Exceptional and inspiring communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Effective delegation skills and ability to hold staff accountable to high standards of professionalism.
  • Enthusiasm for empowering staff to realize operational priorities, lead a team and inspire leadership in others.
  • Strong skills as a mediator and negotiator.
  • Demonstrated skills in mentorship / coaching.
  • A passion and commitment to the performing arts and their value to society.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

All staff report directly or indirectly to the Executive & Artistic Director, including direct reports on the Senior Management Team. This position reports to the Board of Directors and includes oversight on six staff groups: Administration, Box Office, Casual Creative, Crew, Front of House, and Stage Management.

REMUNERATION

The salary range for this role is $100,000 to $110,000. As part of the Administration Staff Group, this role is entitled to all benefits as set out by staff policies.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

In your cover letter, kindly include:
• Where you saw this position advertised
• If you were referred to this position, the name of the person who referred you.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. 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. For more information about Alberta Theatre Projects please visit our website, albertatheatreprojects.com.

Only applicants eligible to work in Canada will be considered. The successful candidate will undergo a Criminal Record check, including a Vulnerable Sector check.

Job (Calgary): Technical Director – Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Theatre Projects is preparing for our 50th Anniversary Season of producing live, professional, contemporary theatre in Calgary.

We create world-class contemporary theatre that blurs the line between the audience and the artist, by telling the most provocative and engaging stories of our time. By embracing the intimacy and unique audience configuration opportunities of the Martha Cohen Theatre, we offer an exciting new experience for our audience with each production.

Building on the legacy of Executive & Artistic Director Darcy Evans, Alberta Theatre Projects is in a high growth phase and we are excited to keep the momentum going as one of our country’s leaders in professional theatre.

ABOUT THE POSITION

As our company plans to produce virtual presentations for the remainder of the 2020-21 season and facilitate rental activities in the Martha Cohen Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects seeks a passionate Technical Director for a contract opportunity to start at the end of March or early April through to the beginning of August, with the possibility of extension into a full time role depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Reporting to the Production Manager, this role is the lead on executing technical elements and working with our crew in the theatre for season productions and rental engagements.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and oversee all technical elements for theatrical productions (including planned recorded productions) and any rental productions
  • Perform all costing, ordering of materials, and crew scheduling for productions and theatre rentals
  • Act as a liaison with production coordinators and stage management for all technical requirements
  • Manage expenditures for all scenic areas in consultation with the Production Manager
  • Report to the Production Manager weekly on the status of budget
  • Attend all production meetings, technical rehearsals, note sessions, and staff meetings as scheduled
  • Attend occupational health and safety meetings as one of the production staff members
  • Work with third parties on technical production elements, including video agency partners for theatrical recordings
  • Act as site lead for COVID-19 Protocols
  • Maintain the technical and artistic integrity of all productions
  • Oversee the set-up and strike of all technical elements for all productions
  • Coordinate the shared shop spaces and its equipment
  • Other duties as required by the Production Manager

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Thorough knowledge of structural and mechanical construction for the stage, including welding, rigging and painting
  • An extensive background in technical theatre
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Strategic, action orientated and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD or Vectorworks essential
  • The ability to interpret technical drawings
  • Experience working with unionized professionals considered an asset, specifically with IATSE Local 212, ACTRA, and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including split shifts, extended work days, and weekends, due to the nature of events taking place in the Martha Cohen Theatre

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this position (as with all roles at Alberta Theatre Projects) is subject to potential reduction in FTE status or layoff should outside factors dictate, such as the closure of the Martha Cohen Theatre due to government restrictions on activities in theatrical venues.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply please email a letter of interest and resume by email to Kyle Russell, Interim Executive Director, [email protected]. Due to production schedules and the need for an incumbent to join our staff as soon as possible, applications will be considered as they are received and this job will remain open until filled.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. 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. For more information about Alberta Theatre Projects please visit our website, albertatheatreprojects.com.

Job (Calgary): Dance Instructor – StageCoach Theatre Arts Calgary

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, the world’s longest running and most successful performing arts program for children, is looking for a Dance Teacher to join our Calgary Team.

Our aim at StageCoach is to nurture and develop young potential and confidence through singing, acting and dance classes, stretching young imaginations and building confidence.

All potential applicants must commit to a 10 week term running on Saturdays.

Our classes run on Saturday mornings and afternoons and we are looking to hire a few good teachers for our upcoming SPRING Term running from Apr-Jun, 2021.

We have proper protocols in place to adhere to all Government Guidelines regarding the pandemic.

START DATE: April 10th, 2021

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

DANCE TEACHER
We are looking for an outgoing person who has experience in dance, and working with children aged 6-15yrs. This person should possess strong dance fundamentals, and a passion for sharing your craft with the next generation of performers. The successful applicant must be comfortable creating choreography for performance; teach control, balance, and proper body alignment; have a vast knowledge of dance style; comfortable teaching proper technique with the students. Familiarity with Musical Theatre is an asset but not necessary.

All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by email to [email protected].

 

Job (Calgary): Summer Drama Camp Instructor – Pumphouse Theatre

Pumphouse Theatre - We are hiring Summer Drama Camp Instructors - Deadline to apply is May 1

S U M M E R D R A M A D A Y C A M P 2 0 21
Call for Instructors

The Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for two (2) full-time drama instructor positions for our annual Summer Drama Day Camp.

Drama camp activities include the exploration of acting, improvisation, creative movement, voice, sound, storytelling, and playwriting. The goal of the program is to develop the social interaction and life skills of the young participants through the creative utilization of theatrical techniques. Students are facilitated in developing a production, which is performed on the final day of camp. Pumphouse Theatre believes in drama education that encourages creativity, freedom, and a healthy sense of play in our youth.

The Instructors will work under the guidance of the Programming Director and be responsible for the overall execution and creation of the curriculum. They will also work closely with and lead the Drama Counselors.

Potential candidates must be available from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, approximately 40 hours per week, for ten weeks, beginning June 21 and continuing through August 27, 2021.

The successful applicants will:

  • Possess the ability to supervise and instruct young people between the ages of 7 – 15 and have had previous experience in this area.
  • Have a solid understanding of the creative theatre process through experience and/or education
  • Have had at least one term or semester of a Drama/Theatre class and/or Education class
  • Display strong communicative and interpersonal skills
  • Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of the participants
  • Experience with working with people with ESL and people with Disabilities is an asset
  • Some experience with the creative use/construction of props, costumes and sets is an asset.
  • Know how to have fun!

Due to the structure of the Canadian Summer Jobs grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, applicants must be currently enrolled as post-secondary students and are continuing their education in the Fall of 2021. Pumphouse Theatre is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and abilities to apply.

The Pumphouse Theatre will be following all recommended health and safety guidelines in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. All hired summer staff will be required to adhered to these guidelines and will be provided access to related information, training, and supplies, and may need to adapt to potential changing circumstances during their contracted period.

Compensation will range from $18-$20 based on experience. For camp descriptions, please visit the Class and Camp section of our website at www.pumphousetheatre.ca.

Please respond with a cover letter and resume to Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director, by mail, fax or e-mail by May 1, 2021. Contact information can be found within our attached information document and our website www.pumphousetheatre.ca. No phone calls, please. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you in advance to all applicants. We look forward to meeting with you!

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Job (Calgary): Managing Director Mentorship/Internship – Alberta Playwrights’ Network

Alberta Playwrights’ Network, with the support of Calgary Arts Development, is creating a Managing Director mentorship/ internship position. Working in Calgary with Executive Director, Trevor Rueger, the scope of the position will be developed to meet the goals and desired outcomes of the participant. This will be a part-time paid position with a minimum term of 6 months.
 
Duties will be mostly administrative in nature in the areas of membership communication, programming administration, grant writing, financial management, and community outreach. 

APN is committed to the 35/50 Initiative and is engaged as an organization in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility work. As such, we are seeking applicants who identify as IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, or as members of an underrepresented community.
 
If you are interested, we would love to meet you for an informal conversation.

Please email [email protected] with the subject line: Managing Director Internship.
 We will be accepting submissions until Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm MST.


We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Job (Calgary): Senior Director of Marketing and Communications – Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary is looking for an enthusiastic and strategic Senior Director of Marketing & Communications with a passion for the Arts. You will be an integral part of the success of the Theatre Calgary team, growing our customer base and brand in Calgary and beyond.

About Theatre Calgary

At Theatre Calgary, our purpose is to crush monotony through creative and engaging experiences.

We are first and foremost story tellers with the desire to create raving fans who become loyal subscribers. Our vision is to stand amongst the best theatres globally as a leader in innovative, impactful, and diverse programming. Our mission is to stimulate, provoke and delight through ambitious programming created to ignite, local, national, and international engagement.

Theatre Calgary is recognized as Calgary’s preeminent theatre company as well as a leader in the Canadian and international theatre communities. For over 50 years, Theatre Calgary has presented work that delights audiences and inspires generations of emerging artists. We are proud to be a vital contributor to Calgary’s creative energy.

The Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications guides Theatre Calgary’s marketing and communications programs and direction while also being an active partner with the senior leadership team in planning the organization’s future strategy and implementing ongoing operations. You will lead a team to produce powerful marketing programs that drive greater brand awareness, global recognition among audiences and position Theatre Calgary as an industry leader.

Responsibilities:

Marketing

  • Develop a rolling 2-year marketing and communications plan aligned to annual strategic plan;
  • Supervise departmental staff (Marketing Manager or Communications Director)
  • Manage, guide and grow the Theatre Calgary brand and identity.
  • Develop and manage the annual marketing and communications budget.
  • Manage all production requirements, including creative advertising, video content, brochures, signage, information pieces, flat sheets, stakeholder presentations, videos, AGM presentations and other.
  • Manage all agency/third party vendor work in support of annual plan and conduct yearly evaluations.
  • Negotiate vendor/supplier contracts for printing and production, media placement, research, event fulfillment and more.
  • Develop key media relationships to support sponsorship strategy.
  • Conduct necessary market research; being mindful of market trends and their impact Theatre Calgary.
  • Prepare regular audits or summary reports of marketing programs, making recommendations for improvement or refinement.

Communications

  • Oversee the integrated communication strategy – ensure alignment with marketing and Theatre Calgary’s strategy.
  • Oversee the preparation of media releases, key messages, speeches and other.
  • Oversee the media pitching strategy and track all media coverage and report weekly/mos to senior leadership.
  • Manage working relationships with Calgary’s broadcast, print and social media personnel and key influencers; actively participate in delivery of key messages to the media; (Sponsorship opportunities)
  • Oversee communication tools: website upkeep, e-newsletters, video storytelling, social media channels, (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Acting with the senior leadership team, develop and maintain a corporate emergency response plan.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • BSC or BA in marketing or communications or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following industries, the arts, tourism industry or live events experience.
  • Proven experience as a director of marketing (or similar role) 7+ years.
  • Proven marketing campaign experience delivering or exceeding results.
  • Proven experience successfully inspiring and leading teams.
  • Thorough understanding of marketing, content development, SEO/SEM.
  • Demonstratable experience in data analytics and tools.
  • Solid computer skills MS office, adobe, PPT, CRM and web analytics and google.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and web development.
  • Proven ability to work with cross functional teams and ability to maintain strong network of industry partners and suppliers.

Candidate Attributes:

Management Skills

  • Minimum 7-10 years management experience, directing, coaching, and advising teams and managing budgets in excess off $500K annually.
  • Serve as the key strategist and thought leader for Marketing and Communications, attending management meetings, stakeholder meetings and other key senior responsibilities and initiatives.
  • Be an astute observer of current events, trends, and issues as they relate to the arts, entertainment and the Tourism industry and the promotion of one of Calgary key experiences as a global destination.
  • Develop excellent business networks with partners and share insights, opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
  • A critical eye; courage to lead and positively challenge self and others.
  • Strong time management, ability to multi-task and organizational skills.

Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communications Core Competencies

  • Contribute to a team environment to the strategic direction of Theatre Calgary.
  • Lead a passionate team of marketing and communication specialists, overseeing all marketing initiatives to ensure consistency, effectiveness, and relevancy with respect to customer research, advertising, creative, content development and distribution to targeted audiences.
  • Experience with building brands and impactful marketing and communications programs.
  • Ability to integrate Marketing and Communications within corporate strategy -working collaboratively with multiple divisions.
  • A working knowledge of graphic design and brand standards.
  • Superior communication skills including familiarity with mobile, online, social media tools and techniques.
  • Attention to detail with strong oversight and copywriting skills.

Compensation:

Theatre Calgary offers a unique and exciting work environment, a robust total compensation package and the opportunity for advancement and employee training. Salary commensurate with experience.

Commitment to Diversity:

Theatre Calgary is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and operates within the jurisdiction of the Canadian Theatre Agreement.

Theatre Calgary is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We recognize that a diverse staff enriches the environment and culture of our entire organization and our larger community. As such, we are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society.

We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our organization’s diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified persons and encourage all those who may contribute to the further diversification of our ideas and perspectives to apply.

How To Apply:

We thank all applicants for your time and interest in applying for this role at Theatre Calgary.
Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé to: [email protected].

Application deadline: March 12, 2021.

Job (Calgary): Dance Instructor – StageCoach Theatre Arts Calgary

Stagecoach Theatre Arts, the world’s longest running and most successful performing arts program for children, is looking for a Dance Teacher to join our Calgary Team.

Our aim at StageCoach is to nurture and develop young potential and confidence through singing, acting and dance classes, stretching young imaginations and building confidence.

All potential applicants must commit to a 10 week term running on Saturdays.

We are excited to return for the WINTER/SPRING 2021 Term. As per the AB Government Business Relaunch Strategy, Stagecoach would be able to resume in-person classes during STEP 2 of the relaunch.

Our classes run on Saturday mornings and afternoons and we are looking to hire a few good teachers for our upcoming WINTER/SPRING Term running from Mar-Jun, 2021.

We have proper protocols in place to adhere to all Government Guidelines regarding the pandemic.

START DATE: March 13th, 2021

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

DANCE TEACHER
We are looking for an outgoing person who has experience in dance, and working with children aged 6-15yrs. This person should possess strong dance fundamentals, and a passion for sharing your craft with the next generation of performers. The successful applicant must be comfortable creating choreography for performance; teach control, balance, and proper body alignment; have a vast knowledge of dance style; comfortable teaching proper technique with the students. Familiarity with Musical Theatre is an asset but not necessary.

All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by email to [email protected].

Job (Calgary): Donor & Sponsor Funding Coordinator – Trickster Theatre

Donor & Sponsor Funding Coordinator
(fundraising/marcom professional)

Position deadline: March 1, 2021

Trickster Theatre is one of Canada’s largest children’s theatre companies. It produces 40 to 60 week-long artist-in-school residencies per year, creating original stories each week with hundreds of students. The company also provides on-line programming related to storytelling, science and global issues. Trickster Theatre operates throughout Alberta and was founded in 1980.

Company Websites: trickstertheatre.com, kidsgoglobal.net, act2learn.net.

Trickster’s fund development framework, a plan to develop and grow Trickster’s fundraising and sponsorship over the next three years, has been developed in partnership with ViTreo. Hiring to support and implement this framework is a key success metric to ensuring that this plan is not only implemented but that it also results in raising more funds and diversifying Trickster’s funding overall. Currently the company is on operating funding from 2 levels of government, as well as having consistent project and capital funding from a number of sources.

Specific Accountabilities

Implementing Trickster’s fund development framework:

  • Developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies to raise Trickster’s profile and awareness outside of its traditional stakeholders, especially with stakeholders who have capacity to donate or sponsor Trickster’s vision, mission, products and plans.
  • Working with existing prospective donor and sponsor research to develop donor and sponsor cultivation strategies.
  • Developing and researching emerging prospective donors and sponsors.
  • Asking for gifts, writing proposals, writing foundation grants, and securing sponsorships from
    prospective donors and sponsors.
  • Developing Trickster’s case for support and its sponsorship prospectus.
  • Working closely with the Producing Director to validate and implement strategy and to jointly participate in key relationship-building activities with prospective donors and sponsors.
  • Maintaining a pace of regular activity with prospective donors and sponsors.
  • Stewarding and growing relationships with Trickster’s donors and sponsors

Who should apply? Career professionals with:

  • Fundraising Experience
  • Sales experience or desire
  • Marketing experience or desire
  • An interest in the importance of the arts to life
  • An interest in the importance of performance art to education

This is a part-time position, Mar 2021 – Aug 2021: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week) $30K – $36K p.a. plus fixed bonus. Contract extension is possible.

The company office is in NW Calgary; North of the Tuscany area (not accessible by transit). Most work can be done remotely.

Please send resume to [email protected].

No phone calls please. Only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.

The position is available immediately; start date to be negotiated.

Job (Calgary): Assistant Stage Manager and Student Animators for Upcoming Projects – SideNote Theatre

Artwork by Mitch Tukkimaki (SCATTERED) and Jeff Eisen (SUPERHEROES)

JOIN THE TEAM

SideNote Theatre is looking to fill the following contracts within our live and virtual production teams for the rest of our 20/21 season-

SCATTERED Book by Marisa Roggeveen, Music and Lyrics by Stefanie Barnfather
Assistant Stage Manager
Part time
March 1-June 1, 2021
$250 honorarium

Student* Animator/Film Editor
Part time
March 1-June 1, 2021
$250 honorarium

SUPERHEROES Directed by Josh McKinnon and Janos Zeller
Assistant Stage Manager
Part time
April 1-July 1, 2021
Profit share

Submissions close February 14. Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange a virtual interview between February 22 and March 5. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email prior to the interview dates.

Visit our website to learn about the production requirements and to submit your resume.
sidenotetheatre.com
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SideNote Theatre welcomes and encourages applicants from every race, heritage, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, ability, experience and learning level, socio-economic status, and religion. We are excited to see how everyone’s diverse qualities can strengthen our teams.
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SCATTERED’s collective team is proudly supported by Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary.

*applicants must be between the age of 16-30 years and will receive role mentorship from our virtual team

 

Job (Calgary): Technical Director & Assistant Sound Designer – Chromatic Theatre

 

Chromatic Theatre - Now Hiring for Technical Director/Assistant Sound Designer for filmed remount of Gimme Chance Leh by Kris Vanessa Teo
Chromatic Theatre

Job Title: Technical Director & Assistant Sound Designer
Compensation: $1,400 contract
Hours: Contract, part time, flexible. (Must be available April 18 – May 1, 2021)
Start Date: Onboarding in March 2021

This is a dual role within Calgary’s independent theatre community, for a filmed remount of
我的名是张欣恩 (Gimme Chance Leh) by Kris Vanessa Teo.

We are looking for an individual interested in a Technical Director position who would also be comfortable filing the role of Assistant Sound Designer (with mentorship from the Sound Designer). A successful candidate will be brought on in March of 2021 for preliminary planning, with the production dates occurring between April 18th and May 1st, 2021. All details will be adjusted according to up-to-date public health recommendations.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, Racialized, LGBTQA2S+, and/or Disabled. We also encourage folx with varying experience to apply, recognizing this as a learning opportunity to develop one’s sound design skills and build more experience as a technical director.

Technical Director
Job Description / Duties

  • Managing budgets for all scenic areas in consultation with Production Manager
  • Attend production meetings, design meetings, discussions with theatre venue contact, and other meetings deemed fit for attendance
  • Oversees the set-up and strike of all technical elements while maintaining technical and artistic integrity of the production
  • Coordinate transportation of materials and rentals (set, props, costumes, etc) with Production
  • Manager for show needs
  • Alongside Production Manager, maintain a strict health and code of conduct for all members of production
  • Coordinate the needs of the production team alongside the videographer in executing a filmed version of production

Experience / Skills / Assets

  • A background in technical theatre. Comfortable working or learning in a variety of technical departments (lights, sound, video, set, costumes)
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Is sensitive to the needs of production and the artists involved
  • Strategic and proactive in approaching challenges and problems alongside a team
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle will be an asset

Assistant Sound Designer

Job Description / Duties

  • Would work closely with the Sound Designer in assisting in the execution of technical and artistic elements for show
  • Develop a sound plot from Sound Designers needs
  • Arrange and price out sound rental needs (speakers, microphones, etc)
  • Be present for rehearsals, sound installation, calibration, and setting of sound level in tech rehearsals

Experience / Skills / Assets

  • A basic understanding of speaker plots, signal flow and microphones
  • Experience in sound creation, editing, sourcing and implementation an asset
  • A working understanding of QLab 3 and a Digital Audio Workstation software (Protools, Logic, Audition e.g)) is strongly encouraged
  • Collaboratively oriented
  • Likes listening to sounds and other languages
  • Fluency or familiarity with Mandarin or other Chinese dialect is an asset but not required

Applications must include:

  • A one-page (maximum) letter of interest, describing what you are looking for from this opportunity, and why you’d like to work with Chromatic Theatre.
  • An up-to-date CV

Deadline: February 10, 2021

Please send applications to Jordan Baylon, General Director: [email protected]

About the Organization

Chromatic Theatre is an indie-theatre company based in Calgary. As an organization, we are committed to developing and supporting diverse voices that contribute to an artistic landscape reflective of the spectrum of diversity we see across our country. We create opportunities for diverse artists and marginalized community groups through the arts, build bridges that span the societal issues and mechanisms that divide us based on cultural identity, and engage in non-traditional theatre going communities through cultural representation in the arts. We promote broader appreciation of diversity and do so by employing diverse artists and pay them professionally and equitably whenever possible.

 

Job (Calgary): Director of Development – Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Theatre Projects is preparing for our 50th Anniversary Season of producing live, professional, contemporary theatre in Calgary.

We create world-class contemporary theatre that blurs the line between the audience and the artist, by telling the most provocative and engaging stories of our time. By embracing the intimacy and unique audience configuration opportunities of the Martha Cohen Theatre, we offer an exciting new experience for our audience with each production.

Building on the legacy of Executive & Artistic Director Darcy Evans, Alberta Theatre Projects is in a high growth phase and we are excited to keep the momentum going as one of our country’s leaders in professional theatre.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Alberta Theatre Projects seeks a passionate Director of Development to lead the team responsible for building the future of our organization. This is a unique time for Alberta Theatre Projects and this role provides a great opportunity for someone looking to create a set of systems and plans for a robust contributed revenue strategy.

Armed with a new CRM software system and an existing baseline of development initiatives, you’ll join a culture that values innovation in new fundraising product and program administration, while maintaining relationships with a community of ardent supporters. This role is responsible for building on our longstanding corporate sponsorships, driving individual fundraising efforts, and leading fundraising events and special projects. Reporting to the Interim Executive Director, the Director of Development will create and execute both short-term and long-term strategic fundraising plans and oversee planning for corporate stewardship and individual giving events.

This is a unique time to join us as you will be responsible for all fundraising operations – from building yearly development strategies to managing tax receipt distribution – allowing you to take total ownership of this key department at Alberta Theatre Projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Interim Executive Director to enable the creation and implementation of multi-year fundraising strategy and campaigns, including working collaboratively with the organization as a whole, and the Board of Directors
  • Develop annual fundraising targets and department budgets, as well as multi-year projections
  • Identify, prospect and cultivate new individual and corporate donor relationships to achieve revenue goals
  • Strengthen and renew current sponsor relationships
  • Steward relationships with existing donors
  • Lead the creation of messaging and materials to promote development initiatives
  • Work with cross-functional partners in Artistic, Front of House, Marketing & Communications, Production, and the Ticket Office to execute development initiatives
  • Identify grant opportunities and prepare applications in conjunction with the Interim Executive Director
  • Act as power user for donor CRM system (Spektrix)
  • Oversee administration of donor data and recognition, including processing of donations and tax receipting
  • Lead all fundraising events
  • Mentor development staff
  • Assist in other Organizational Initiatives as requested by the Interim Executive Director
  • Act as a member of senior management team

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 7+ years of experience in development with a proven track record in cultivation and successful solicitation of corporate sponsorship and individual gifts, including 2+ years leading a fundraising department
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Innovative & self-motivated, with the ability to manage a variety of projects and experiment with cutting-edge ideas
  • Track record of success in guiding, preparing and supporting board members and executive staff in cultivating and asking for contributions from individuals
  • Knowledge of legal parameters for development ecosystem, including CRA and AGLC requirements
  • Confidence in approaching new sponsors and donors
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products & CRM software, preferably Spektrix
  • Strong, proven ability to manage, coach and mentor direct reports
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Experience working on the administrative team for a non-profit arts organization, preferably in performing arts
  • Ability to travel within the city and within Canada on occasion

This position requires a flexible work schedule due to operational needs of Alberta Theatre Projects and events taking place in the Martha Cohen Theatre, including evening, weekend, and holiday work.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply please email a letter of interest and resume by email to Kyle Russell, Interim Executive Director, [email protected] before February 5, 2021.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. 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. For more information about Alberta Theatre Projects please visit our website, albertatheatreprojects.com.

 

Job (Calgary): Interim Artistic Director – Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Theatre Projects is preparing for our 50th Anniversary Season of producing live, professional, contemporary theatre in Calgary.

We create world-class contemporary theatre that blurs the line between the audience and the artist, by telling the most provocative and engaging stories of our time. By embracing the intimacy and unique audience configuration opportunities of the Martha Cohen Theatre, we offer an exciting new experience for our audience with each production.

Building on the legacy of Executive & Artistic Director Darcy Evans, Alberta Theatre Projects is in a high growth phase and we are excited to keep the momentum going as one of our country’s leaders in professional theatre.

As the Board of Directors prepares for the permanent recruitment of new leadership at the CEO-level, the organization is recruiting an Interim Artistic Director to oversee creative operations. This role is ideally suited for a seasoned artistic leader who can build upon a season of existing programming and maintain the company’s vision during this period of transition.

ABOUT THE POSITION

As Alberta Theatre Project’s artistic leader, the Interim Artistic Director will head the artistic direction of the company as the organization undergoes a search for permanent executive artistic leadership. This role acts as the most senior artistic staff member to fulfill current programming needs, allowing Alberta Theatre Projects to deliver upon its mission and continue to produce and incubate world-class contemporary theatre in Calgary.

This role oversees the artistic team and will make decisions to facilitate the programming vision set for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, as well as the planned 50th anniversary season in 2021-22. Reporting to and working in partnership with the Interim Executive Director, the Interim Artistic Director will be an experienced leader who understands both the artistic and operational requirements of a not-for-profit theatre company and has experience in all aspects of leading artistic operations.

As an interim role, this position will begin as a 0.6 full-time equivalency (FTE) position, meaning the incumbent could maintain other commitments as they join the Alberta Theatre Projects family in this temporary role. There is an immediate need for this role to be filled and the start date of this position will be as soon as possible.

This is a term employment contract with the company and is anticipated to be required until at least October 2021, with the possibility of extension and expansion should operational needs dictate.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead Alberta Theatre Projects as Calgary’s pre-eminent producer of new work by implementing the artistic vision set for the organization’s 49th and 50th seasons
  • In conjunction with the Producer and Interim Executive Director, execute an artistic vision consistent with Alberta Theatre Projects’ mission, vision, and core values, especially with respect to the diversity of the local, national, and international community
  • Mobilize artistic and administrative team members to achieve organizational excellence in an innovative manner by ensuring financial stability, strong stakeholder relationships and organizational resilience
  • Represent Alberta Theatre Projects’ vision, mission, values and brand locally, nationally, and internationally to inspire support for our work
  • Oversee the producing of the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons, making creative decisions for existing and, if needed, new programming
  • Work in collaboration with the Interim Executive Director to ensure balance between artistic direction and financial stability
  • Act as one of the lead spokespeople for the company with members of government, public funders, unions, other trade and professional organizations, corporate sponsors, major private supporters, and the media
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships through effective influence with industry partners, stakeholders, and producing partners (venue partners, co-producers, and presenters)
  • In collaboration with Senior Management, advise, approve and select producing partnerships and creative teams for the development and production of projects
  • Accountable for overseeing the development and execution of productions to meet the artistic standards of the organization
  • Support marketing, development, and production department initiatives as requested for events, campaigns, and other initiatives to further the company
  • Mentor staff at all levels, acting as a champion for a positive workplace culture, including direct supervision of Producer
  • Lead play development activities, including liaising with members of the Playwrights Unit and playwrights of newly commissioned works
  • Other duties as required

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 10+ years’ experience in a senior artistic leadership position in a theatrical organization, with an experience in developing new work
  • Experience within the Calgary professional theatre ecosystem, including strong familiarity and working experience within Alberta Theatre Projects
  • Strong financial management skills and experience in creating, managing, presenting, and interpreting budgets
  • Ability to make financially prudent decisions while maintaining strong artistic output
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Outstanding leadership skills, including as a mentor and coach to artists and creative staff
  • Enthusiasm for empowering staff to achieve priorities; lead a team and inspire leadership in others
  • Strong, collaborative decision-making abilities
  • Exceptionally inspiring and influential communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective delegation skills and ability to hold staff accountable to high standards of professionalism
  • Strong skills as a mediator and negotiator
  • A passion and commitment to the performing arts and their value to society
  • Strong familiarity with all aspects of the production process
  • Experience working with playwrights in the development of new works
  • Strong skills in interpreting and leading staff on contracting decisions, with experience working with professionals represented by the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Associated Designers of Canada, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, and IATSE

This position requires a flexible work schedule due to operational needs of Alberta Theatre Projects and events taking place in the Martha Cohen Theatre, including evening, weekend, and holiday work.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply please email a letter of interest and resume by email to Kyle Russell, Interim Executive Director, [email protected] as soon as possible.

A potential candidate has been identified for this role, but we encourage any interested and qualified applicants to apply. This role will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is confirmed. This position is located in Calgary, Alberta.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. 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. For more information about Alberta Theatre Projects please visit our website, albertatheatreprojects.com.

 

Job (Calgary): Musical director/ Composer – Blue Jeans Theatre

[Image shows the words “Blue Jeans Theatre” in yellow text on a denim pocket over a rainbow painted background. Underneath are the words “Queer Theatre Collective”

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Blue Jeans Theatre is seeking a musical director/ composer for a residency opportunity in Calgary in May 2021. The show being developed is a collaboratively created musical by Shannon Murphy called Ella the Elk. This queer theatre-for-young-audiences project looks at the complications of puberty and gender identity through the eyes of an Albertan elk.

The musical director/ composer will lead the composition of the musical score of the show during a two-week period in May. We are seeking a confident team player to work closely with the actor/musicians and the Blue Jeans team for the creation of songs and musical components. Notation of the score will be required.

Payment will be by honourarium.

ABOUT US:

Blue Jeans Theatre is a queer theatre collective founded by Shannon Murphy and Kristy Benz. Our aim is to make theatre accessible to the public, to unite Calgarians through art, and to spread joy and acceptance.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Submit to [email protected] with your resume and a sample of past work. Submissions are due by end of day on February 7th.

Blue Jean Theatre seeks to meet the 35//50 Initiative. Priority will be given to self-identifying LGBTQ2SIA+ and/or BIPOC applicants.

 

Job (Calgary): Head of Sound – Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Theatre Projects is preparing for our 50th Anniversary Season of producing live, professional, contemporary theatre in Calgary.

At Alberta Theatre Projects, we create world-class contemporary theatre that blurs the line between the audience and the artist, by telling the most provocative and engaging stories of our time. By embracing the intimacy and unique audience configuration opportunities of the Martha Cohen Theatre, we offer an exciting new experience for our audience with each production.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Alberta Theatre Projects is looking for a team-oriented individual to fill the role of Head of Sound. This is a seasonal full-time position, however, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic’s impact on activities in the theatre, this role has limited hours until operations return to normal in our theatre.

Working conditions, wages, and benefits for this role are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between IATSE Local 212 and Alberta Theatre Projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Coordination of all sound department activities
• Set-up and operation of all sound equipment
• Running audio during shows and rehearsals
• Mixing audio for live musicals and concerts
• Recording preshow chats and effects as required
• Occasionally running of projection for productions
• Maintenance of sound and projection equipment
• Other duties as required

JOB REQUIREMENTS

• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in professional theatre
• Experience running playback for live theatre
• Experience mixing live musicals and concerts
• Experience with Q-Lab digital editing software
• Experience trouble-shooting audio systems
• Experience with video projections
• Experience with Digico SD Audio Consoles & Dolby Lake Processors
• Experience with wireless microphones, specifically for theatre.
• Team player with a good general knowledge of all aspects of theatre and live performance

This position requires a flexible work schedule due to operational needs of Alberta Theatre Projects and events taking place in the Martha Cohen Theatre, including frequent evening, weekend, and holiday work.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references in confidence to Sean Gamble at [email protected] by January 20, 2021. Resumes will be reviewed in the order they are received and interviews will begin as soon as possible.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in quality 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. No phone calls, please. For more information about Alberta Theatre Projects please visit our website www.albertatheatreprojects.com