Job (Canmore): Stage Manager – The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival

The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is seeking a stage manager for our production of Twelfth Night as part of our upcoming 2021 festival. The stage manager will work with the director and artistic team to ensure that CSTF rehearsals and performances run smoothly.

This year, the CSTF team are proud to present William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Minotaur by Kevin Dyer. Covid rules permitting performances will take place outdoors at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore from August 11 to 22, 2021. If in-person performances are not possible our backup plan is to film the productions outdoors in small groups.

The CSTF pairs working theatre artists with local volunteers and provides mentorship opportunities. Travelling to Canmore will be required throughout the term of the contract. This is a paid position and we have a budget of $2000 to compensate the successful candidate.

We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • schedule and run rehearsals
  • communicate the director’s wishes to designers
  • mark out the dimensions of the set on the floor of the rehearsal hall
  • make sure rehearsal props and furnishings are available for the actors
  • attend all rehearsals
  • notify the designers of changes made in rehearsal
  • complete and circulate rehearsal reports
  • complete and circulate show reports
  • coordinate the work of the stage crew
  • call cues and possibly actors’ entrances during performance
  • oversee the entire show each time it is performed

Requirements

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and delegation skills
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver

Key Dates

  • First Read and design presentation – May 9
  • Rehearsals – Sundays 10-6pm and Thursdays 6-9pm
  • Twelfth Night performances – August 11-21 (no performances on August 16 and 17)

Please submit applications to [email protected]ers.com. Please submit a resume, a references document, and a cover letter outlining your theatre experience and how you would be an asset to the festival. The application deadline is midnight Mountain Time on April 30, 2021.

For more information on the CSTF please visit our YouTube channel https://youtu.be/HL6SVRE5Uw8

Job (Canmore): Costume Designer – The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival

The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is seeking a Costume Designer for our upcoming 2021 festival. The Costume Designer will be responsible for working with the festival directors on the design of costumes for both shows in the festival. This year, the CSTF team are proud to present William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Minotaur by Kevin Dyer. Performances will take place outdoors at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore from August 11 to 22, 2021.

The CSTF pairs working theatre artists with local volunteers and provides mentorship opportunities. Travelling to Canmore will be required throughout the term of the contract.

This is a paid position and we have budgeted $1850 to compensate the successful candidate.

We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examine script in detail in order to understand costume requirements
  • Work with directors on their visions for both shows
  • Work alongside, manage and delegate to local volunteers on the sourcing/creation of costumes
  • Design sketches of costumes
  • Present sketches for approval
  • Execute expenditures and keep budget in check
  • Submit all wardrobe related receipts to producer
  • Plan and supervise costume fittings and dress rehearsals
  • Make arrangements to clean, return, store, and/or dispose of used costumes after production run

Requirements

  • Previous working experience as costume designer
  • In-depth knowledge of design, materials and textiles
  • Ability to work creatively within restrictive budgets
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to task manage efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver

Key Dates

  • 1st Read and design presentation – May 9
  • Rehearsals – Sundays 10-6pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm
  • Festival performances – August 11-22

Please submit applications to [email protected]. You are required to submit a resume, portfolio or sample of previous work, a references document, and a cover letter outlining your theatre experience and how you would be an asset to the festival. The application deadline is midnight Mountain Time on April 30, 2021.

For more information on the CSTF please visit our YouTube channel https://youtu.be/HL6SVRE5Uw8

 

Job (National): Program Director – Playwrights Guild of Canada

The Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization serving playwrights across the country. PGC’s services are run by a 6-person administrative team, with an office located at 450 Broadview Ave, Toronto. The organization offers professional development programming, connections with producers, contract leadership, awards program, conferences, script sales and advocacy.

The Program Director will work closely with the PGC team and report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of the Tom Hendry Awards:
    • Intake of submissions
    • Jury facilitation
    • Arranging and overseeing meetings
    • Timeline management
    • Event planning
  • Fundraising:
    • Sponsorship Stewardship for the Tom Hendry Awards
    • Annual Auction
  • Coordination of the PlayConnect program:
    • Liaison with playwrights
    • Liaison with host organizations
    • Intake and approval of requests based on allocation of annual resources
    • Expense reporting
  • Contribution to PGC programming:
    • Conference(s) as appropriate
    • Webinars
    • Playwright & theatre events
  • Administration:
    • Participation in ArtsVest program
    • Data tracking and reporting
    • Report preparation
    • Organizational effectiveness

The Program Officer will be required to work with database systems, spreadsheets, word processing, email, cloud files, financial documentation. There is a great deal of correspondence and representation of Playwrights Guild of Canada with internal and external stakeholders.

Skills:

The ideal candidate will have a combination of training and experience in administration, project management, logistics, customer service, organizational stewardship and teamwork.

Details:

  • 1 year term, start date approx. May 10, 2021
  • Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Salary range $35,000-40,000
  • Remote work at present due to Covid-19
  • Hybrid working arrangement (remote/office)
  • It is important that applicants have access to reliable internet

Submissions:

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume no later than April 30, 2021 by email to: [email protected] with the subject “Program Director Term Position”

Hiring Values:

PGC values pluralism, safety, openness and integrity. We encourages applications from all qualified candidates, and values diverse backgrounds, experience and viewpoints. Applicants wishing to self-identify may do so in their application. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, candidates will be welcomed. Please contact the PGC Executive Director for assistance, by email: [email protected] or by leaving a message at 416-703-0201.

*Note: This position is open to both members and non-members of PGC.

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 (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 (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 (National): Theatre Nova Scotia is Searching for an Executive Director

The Executive Director is the senior staff member of Theatre Nova Scotia and provides leadership and direction in ensuring the organization’s programming and services. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for organizational effectiveness, working collaboratively with staff, contractors, and the Board of Directors to serve TNS membership and further the organizational vision.

The ED will be an active participant in the Nova Scotian theatre and arts community, and will be engaged in the national conversation, acting as an advocate for the theatre sector within NS and representing NS theatre’s interests on a regional and national level.

This will be a full-time, 40 hour/week position, with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000.

The Executive Director will lead the organization in:

  • Operations Management – ensuring the efficient administration of day-to-day activities, delegating duties as required
  • Membership Services and Support – development and delivery of services, programming, and
    support for our members and the community, and maintain relationships with current and potential members, providing meaningful support for the community and professional theatre sector in NS.
  • Communications and Advocacy: working with and for its membership, ensuring a strong and united voice on behalf of theatre in Nova Scotia to the public, government, funders, and private sectors and effective communications with and for members.
  • Human Resource Management: Management of staff, contractors and volunteers, creating an effective and collaborative working environment;
  • Financial Management and Revenue Generation – ensuring a financially sustainable organization
    through budget management, as well as diversified earned, private, and public funding streams, including grant writing, donations, and applications to foundations, and sponsors
  • Board Relations and Strategic Direction – working with the Board on strategic planning and policy
    development, recommending appropriate policy issues for the Board’s attention.

The following skills will be considered an asset:

  • Capacity to lead collaboratively, with care, integrity, and vision
  • Passion for theatre and the performing arts
  • Financial acumen and budgeting experience
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizational structures
  • Strong communication skills (speaking, writing, and listening)
  • Ability to think strategically, and set priorities
  • Capable of creating respectful, nurturing, and empowering relationships
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team, fostering a climate of shared respect

Hiring Values: Theatre Nova Scotia encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including (but not limited to) IBPOC folks, persons with disabilities and LGTBQ2+. Applicants from these or other communities wishing to self-identify may do so in their application. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, candidates will be welcomed and encouraged to contact the TNS office for assistance.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (or any other documents that expresses your interest in applying and outlines your skills and abilities) to [email protected] before April 15, 2021. We are also happy to accept applications via phone, video, or audio file if email or text-based format is not accessible to the applicant. Please get in touch via email or leave a message at 902-425-3876.

CLICK HERE for more details

 

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 (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 (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 (Camrose): Events Coordinator/Bookkeeper – Lougheed Centre

Events Coordinator and Bookkeeper
(Full-Time, 18 Months Maternity Leave Position)
Location: Camrose, Alberta

Organization Description:
The Camrose Performing Arts Centre Management Council is a not-for-profit arts organization that operates the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, located in Camrose, Alberta on the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, approximately 80 km south of Edmonton.

The Lougheed Centre is a state of the art facility that opened in the fall of 2014. It is home to 2 venues – the 584 seat Cargill Theatre and the Mayer Family Community Hall – a 124 seat cabaret space.

The Lougheed Centre is a major arts presenter in the Central Alberta region, presenting between 30-35 events, including major concerts, theatre, dance, comedy, and contemporary circus. The facility also operates as a roadhouse for touring productions/concerts and local rentals. The facility is home to approximately 300 event days a year. www.camroselive.ca

Job Description:
The ideal candidate will be a highly detail orientated, organized person who enjoys working on events in a fast paced, dynamic setting. They will be a great spoken and written communicator and have a strong passion for the arts and seeing events succeed. The Events Coordinator and Bookkeeper reports directly to the General Manager and works in conjunction with the administration staff. They will be the primary contact for general event booking information at the facility. This will include tracking and completing all the administrative work for rentals, including the completion of booking request forms, confirmation of hold dates, arranging production meetings, creating and updating basic event information, contracting, estimates and settlements.

The Event Coordinator and Bookkeeper’s role will also encompass all aspects of bookkeeping. With guidance from the General Manager and Treasurer, they will execute bill paying, invoicing, settlements, bank reconciliations, GST remittance, payroll, employee benefit remittances and generating financial reports.

Qualifications:

  • 2 Year diploma in Business administration, bookkeeping or theatre production or equivalent professional experience.
  • 1 year of experience in any live event field.
  • Experience with event management software or specifically Arts Management Systems –Theatre Manager an asset
  • Bookkeeping experience, specifically with Sage 50 (Simply Accounting) an asset
    Terms of Employment
  • Full Time – 18 Months Maternity Leave Position
  • Salaried position – $1,550- $1,700 bi-weekly, commensurate with experience
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Pension – RRSP matching program
  • Desired start date – May 27, 2021

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Closing Date: 18-April-2021

We thank all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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

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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 (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].