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

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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.

 

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The census paints a portrait of Canada’s population and the places where we live. Information from the census will ensure that your community has the data it needs for planning schools, daycare, housing, hospitals, emergency services, roads, public transportation, and employment skills training.

Statistics Canada is currently hiring approximately 32,000 people for census enumerator and crew leader positions across Canada. Be part of a great undertaking and join the 2021 Census team!

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

Job (Calgary): Voice Instructor – Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio

Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio seeks an experienced Instructor for “Voice for the Actor.”

We are seeking resumé submissions for an experienced voice instructor, preferably with Zoom teaching experience. We are looking to implement a voice class to be styled on the instructor’s experience and strengths – curriculum to be discussed and created in conjunction with the successful applicant. The class will begin by being offered over the Zoom platform on Saturdays from 11 AM – 1 PM, for a 6-week session; with the possibility of further classes.

The rate of pay is based on 12 hours of instruction and commensurate with the applicants experience and current Studio rates.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resumé by 12:00pm (Noon) January 8th via email to: [email protected] with the subject: Voice Instructor.

We look forward to hearing from all applicants!

The Team at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio

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Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio is proud to be an equal opportunity business. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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

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

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

The Opportunity

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

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

Qualifications

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

How to Apply:

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

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

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

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

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Personal Information Collection Notification

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

Job (National) Business Manager – Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

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The PACT Business Manager is an important part of a small team working closely together in service of professional theatre across Canada. This role is responsible for ensuring the effective, timely, efficient and cost-effective administration of our organization’s financial and administrative functions in support of our strategic and operational goals. As our Business Manager, you will maintain professionalism in all communications with internal and external stakeholders and ensure confidentiality in all of your interactions with staff, Directors, and members. This is a pro-rated temporary full-time position (30 hours per week/0.8FTE) for one year.

If you are passionate about working with an organization which is committed to the growth of Canada’s diverse theatre community then we want to hear from you. We are based in Toronto but in these extraordinary times we are working remotely and maintaining our relationship as a team via online platforms. For this reason, applicants from across Canada are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING

  • Works with the Executive Director to establish annual budget projections and to conduct monthly assessments of those projections.
  • Works with Executive Director to prepare all necessary statistics and budgets for grant applications and maintains all funding files (re. CADAC).
  • Preparing of, and responsibility for the accuracy of, the financial records and reports, including all internal statements and government reporting (e.g. Source Deductions, HST, T3010 etc).
  • Payroll administration for all employees and contractors (including annual T4/T4A filing and ROE preparation), including administration of PACT’s employee benefit program
  • All day to day bookkeeping functions including: accounts receivable, payable, general journal entries, bank deposits, monthly reconciliation etc.
  • Pre-audit preparation and work with the company auditors for the year-end statements
  • Administration of accounts with banks, insurance companies, and other outside professionals as required, including the investment of funds.
  • Liaises with PACT’s Finance Committee.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Liaises with building management in relation to PACT office decisions (repairs, maintenance and health and safety) and IT consultants re. network systems.
  • Acts as primary administrator of board meetings, including coordinating meeting logistics, board package preparations, completing minute-taking and distribution, and processing expense claims.
  • Ensures compliance with ESA, MLTSD, and other federal and provincial legislative bodies.
  • Works in partnership with PACT staff to meet commitments to our membership.
  • Maintains PACT staff vacation, lieu and sick time records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in office administration at a mid-senior level, ideally in a non-profit environment. Experience with a performing arts organization or at a professional theatre company is an asset.
  • Completion of University/College/CEGEP/vocational or technical training in business administration or accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Understanding of employment standards legislation and employer requirements including but not limited to ESA, MLTSD, and other compliance matters.
  • Experience in a bookkeeping or equivalent financial administrative role and use of computerized bookkeeping systems (QuickBooks and/or Sage).
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Dependable and reliable with an ability to work well with a variety of people.
  • Commitment to ensuring the success of the Professional Association of Canadian theatres through careful and accountable financial management, and timely customer service for our members.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should email a résumé with a cover letter in a single pdf to Tabitha Keast, HR Specialist, at [email protected] with ‘Business Manager’ in the subject line.

TIMELINE
The deadline for applications is the end of day (11:59PM EST) on Monday January 18th, 2021.

COMPENSATION: This is a pro-rated temporary full-time position (30 hours per week/0.8FTE) for one year with an annual pro-rated salary range of $34,400 to $40,000, depending on experience. Benefits include enrollment in our group health and dental plan, paid vacation time, and paid sick days.

ABOUT PACT

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work. For more information visit www.pact.ca

PACT has prioritized creating and maintaining an environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. We value diversity in our workforce and we invite applications from all qualified candidates. If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process then please do not hesitate to make a request.

Job (Calgary): General Manager – The GRAND

 

Employment Opportunity

GENERAL MANAGER

Why work at The GRAND?

The GRAND is a non-profit organization committed to supporting our local arts community and our mandate to be Calgary’s Contemporary Culture House.

In addition to its theatre productions and support of the arts, The GRAND property is also well positioned for rentals, hosting and curating events such as corporate functions, corporate parties, fund raisers, weddings, music, comedy, fashion shows and similar events related to the community.

Through challenging economic times and the COVID-19 pandemic, The Board of The GRAND has been working diligently on preparing a sustainable path forward for The GRAND to ensure we are a sustainable foundation for curating the arts in Calgary.

To make this happen, we are building a talented team of people who are passionate about our local arts community and possessing key skills needed to lead us forward. We’re incredibly proud of our team and their commitment to the arts community in Calgary. Learn more about The GRAND at our website.

How do you fit in?

Reporting to The Board of Directors, the General Manager oversees the business operations of The GRAND and executes on the business model. The General Manager is the most senior level role in the organization and responsible for general oversight and accountability of all aspects of the organization.

The right candidate faces each day with optimism. They are accountable, flexible, adaptable to change, a proactive multi-tasker, and are adept at forging relationships within the community and with all internal and external stakeholders of The GRAND. This candidate takes initiative and always goes the extra mile, supporting the team with needed tasks no matter how small, with a positive attitude and image at all times.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Build strategic and tactical plans to execute on the business model, vision and mandate of The GRAND as set by The Board
  • Carries out various tasks independently and with the assistance of a small team to ensure strategic and tactical plans are achieved
  • Manages and accountable for The GRAND’s finances
  • Ensures accurate and timely financial reporting
  • Forecasts booking revenues and cancellations; accurately tracks consumption on all bookings; ensures prompt and accurate billing
  • Responsible for human resources
  • Preparing grant applications and all required government correspondence
  • Represents the theatre within the community, including attendance at conferences, community events, and performances
  • Actively promotes the theatre, rental opportunities, events and functions
  • Acquires clients through prospecting, relationships and community awareness
  • Coordinates and leads site tours for potential clients
  • Assists clients in planning room set-up, decorations and other services as requested by the client
  • Assists clients in handover to food and beverage supplier
  • Provides personal welcome for major events and functions
  • Ensures all requirements are communicated and completed to clients’ specifications
  • Follows up to ensure client satisfaction
  • General office and building management
  • Ensures all collateral materials for advertising, promoting and securing business for The GRAND are up to date and ready for distribution
  • Manages production and presentation budgets
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to The Board
  • Supervises, directs, engages and develops team
  • Sets policies and standards for the operation of the theatre
  • Work with the Resident Company of Artists to develop new creation work and contributes to curating and building seasons and programming
  • Maintains a clean, safe and secure working environment
  • Manages personnel matters and follows all employment standards and occupational health and safety guidelines
  • Ensure that internal communications are as efficient as possible and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the team
  • Lead and participate in relevant internal meetings, team meetings, and production meetings.
  • Be the primary onsite contact/liaison/representative of The GRAND
  • Ensures the building is up kept to The GRAND’s standards
  • Maintains a professional image at all times
  • Other responsibilities as needed

What you must have:

  • Industry experience; Experience in the hospitality industry will also be considered
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in the arts, is considered a strong asset
  • Certificate or training in management of non-profit organizations and strategic planning is considered a strong asset
  • Previous experience reporting to a board of directors, or a member of a board is a strong asset
  • Proven decision-making capabilities, resourcefulness to conduct independent research and gather information
  • Exceptional communication and strong interpersonal skills; innovative, resourceful and results oriented.
  • Proactive sales approach, assertive, fast-paced, and driven to succeed, with confidence in negotiation skills
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required

Employment Opportunity

  • High degree of professionalism and dedication
  • Confident, detail orientated and enthusiastic team player with superior leadership, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Desire to roll up sleeves to execute on tasks in addition to leading
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple priorities, regularly taking on new responsibilities.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to interact effectively with different personality types

Where you’ll be working:

This position is in The GRAND building located at 608 1 St SW in Calgary

Ready to join our team?

If you’d like to be part of a non-profit organization that is committed to being Calgary’s Contemporary Culture House and fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected, The GRAND is the place for you!

To apply, submit your resume in confidence to Brandy Eichhorn, Director by emailing [email protected]

The GRAND hires personnel on the basis of job-related qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to a Person’s ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Job (Camrose): Operations Coordinator – Bailey Theatre

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BAILEY THEATRE OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

The Bailey Theatre is seeking a can-do individual to join the team of volunteers, operational board and staff at the Bailey Theatre in Camrose Alberta. The historical theatre was built in 1911.The Bailey is entering into our 10th year as a thriving venue for outstanding entertainment and place for special community events.

COVID has given us time at the Bailey Theatre Society to rethink how we operate. We are looking for a dynamic individual to help implement our new strategic plan and move the theatre forward. This new position would be ideal for an apprentice, a new graduate, or someone changing careers. The position will start in the new year. We can’t guarantee what the future will be but NOW is the right time for a new person to join us and add legs to our operational team.

Desired personal attributes

  • Willing to learn
  • Eager to be a team member
  • Interested in performing arts
  • Has a positive attitude, and handles change well
  • Customer focused
  • Works independently

Required skills/tasks required to support the operation

  • Basic book keeping skills- Quick Books
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Records management skills
  • Process daily revenues and expenditures
  • Manage the phone, messages and mail
  • Event booking and coordination
  • Assist with preparing for events
  • Oversee hospitality scheduling, inventory and purchases
  • Assist with advertising and promotion, has social media savvy
  • Assist with fundraising and raffles
  • Answer rental and other venue inquiries
  • Do what needs to be done to operate a community theatre
  • Support for the Operations Coordinator

Reporting to the Bailey Theatre Society Executive the operations coordinator will work closely with a designate from the Bailey Executive. The operations coordinator will oversee the day to day operations of the theatre and will be the “go-to” person for the public and staff, including part time production coordinator and part time technical and hospitality staff, the venue janitor, and the volunteers. The Bailey is committed to providing the required orientation and training to support the successful candidate.

This will be a full-time position with flex hours depending upon the Bailey opening and schedule. Please include your wage expectations in the letter. We appreciate all applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Resumes should be submitted by 4 pm November 30, 2020 to Bailey Executive at the Bailey Theatre 5041- 50 street Camrose, Alberta T4V 1R3 or by email to [email protected].

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

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

Function/Role:

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

Responsibilities and Expectations:

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

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

Applications without indicated availability will not be considered.

The Citadel Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers and internal / external parties. Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

 

Job (Calgary): Drama Class Instructors – Pumphouse Theatre

Call for Applications: Drama Class Instructors

The Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for contract based instructor for our winter 2021 drama education programs.

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration, while serving all Calgarians. For the past 48 years, The Pumphouse Theatre has provided a wide range of drama education opportunities for youth that strives to develop a sense of imagination, freedom to explore creativity, and a healthy sense of play while encouraging a life-long appreciation for the arts.

Our drama classes cover a large variety of drama 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. All class options are listed below:

Creation in Motion | Ages 9-12
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm; January 10 – March 21, 2021 (No class February 14)
Max: 12
This course explores storytelling through physicality. Participants will have a chance to learn skills in choreography, mime, mask, and more all while harnesses imagination and creativity. No previous experience is required!

Theatre Arts Exploration | Ages 9 – 12
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm; January 9 – March 20, 2021 (No class February 13)
Max: 12
This course is an all-inclusive exploration of the art of theatre. Participants will be encouraged to discover new skills in a variety of techniques such as character, improvisation, scene study, and more! No previous experience required!

Improv for Teens II | Ages 13-17
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm; January 11 – March 22, 2021 (No class February 15)
Max: 12
This course is a gateway into the world of improvisation. Building off of the basics, participants will be encouraged to build skills by exploring theatresports, character, story, and improv games. Previous experience is encouraged!

The Instructors will work under the guidance of the Programming Director to create, plan, and execute the course-based curriculum over the progression of the given semester. The successful applicants will:

  • Possess the ability to supervise young people between the ages of 5 – 17 and have had previous experience in this area.
  • Have an understanding of or be willing to learn the creative theatre process
  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of the participants
  • Some experience with the creative use and construction of props, costumes and sets is an asset.
  • Certified in Basic First Aid
  • Know how to have fun!

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 adhering to all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for the duration of its programming. Instructors will be required to follow these protocols which include hand-washing, social distancing, and mask coverings while in classes.

The time commitment is approximately 3 hours per contracted class, for ten weeks. Compensation will range from $18-$20 based on experience. For class descriptions, please visit the Drama Class section of our website at www.pumphousetheatre.ca.

Please respond via email with a cover letter and resume to Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director, at [email protected] by November 20th, 2020 to be considered for the upcoming winter semester. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you in advance for all who apply. We look forward to meeting with you.

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Job (Canmore): Acting Coach – Pine Tree Players

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Pine Tree Players is seeking an acting coach to join the production team for A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon, directed by Candise McMullin. The performances will take place in Canmore April 14-24, 2021 and rehearsals start January 5, 2021. Coaching sessions will be scheduled separately from regular rehearsal time (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm, adding Sunday afternoons in late March).

The acting coach will provide individual support to selected members of the cast with a particular focus on the actor playing the lead role of Christopher, a gifted genius who struggles for social acceptance and understanding. It is implied that Christopher may be on the autism spectrum.

The duties are as follows:

  • Meet with the director to understand her vision for the production and determine key areas of focus;
  • Collaborate with the production’s autism spectrum disorder consultant;
  • Attend the first read through and selected rehearsals (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm);
  • Lead one intro session with the entire cast focused on tools and techniques relevant to the production and director’s vision;
  • Lead six coaching sessions with a focus on the actor playing the lead role of Christopher and other relevant selected cast members (one in January, two in February, two in March and one in April).

Pine Tree Players is offering an honorarium of $500 to qualified applicants.

All applicants should send their resume and cover letter to [email protected] no later than Nov 22, 2020.

 

Job (Edmonton): Classes Coordinator – Grindstone Theatre

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JOB POSTING
Classes Coordinator – Grindstone Theatre

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

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

Qualifications:

Mandatory:

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

Assets:

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

POSITION DETAILS

Schedule/Wage:

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

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

Job (Calgary): Admin & Marketing Coordinator – Quest Theatre

 

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Admin & Marketing Coordinator (Full-time) 

 
Quest Theatre is searching for a full-time arts administrator & marketer to join our small team in 2021. The successful candidate will support many aspects of the organization, particularly in the areas of: 
  • Customer Service 
  • Administration, documentation & research 
  • Sales & Marketing 
  • Event Planning and Execution 
  • Fundraising 
  • Intern & Volunteer Management

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Customer Service
    • Managing incoming and outgoing communications for the organisation
    • Maintaining relationships with key patrons & stakeholders
  • Administrative tasks as required to support Director of Business Operations, Artistic Director, Program Coordinators, Board and other team members.
    Tasks may include:
    • Maintain and create lists/documents/spreadsheets to help in the everyday operation of Quest Theatre, including being the primary user of our customer relationship management system and maintaining confidential and statistical records for all activities.
    • Maintain an orderly archive and filing system
    • Support statistical and financial reporting requirements of the organisation
    • Provide administrative support for programming as required
    • Coordinate team meetings and training activities as required
    • Manage Quest Theatre’s fleet of vehicles
    • Problem solve, research solutions and make recommendations on areas of need for the organisation
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Manage Quest Theatre’s various marketing messages and channels such as phone and direct mail campaigns, advertising, networking, conferences and events.
    • Manage Quest Theatre’s online strategy including website, email marketing, social media, online event postings/listings, SEO and traffic analysis.
    • Grow Quest Theatre’s database, increase sales and registrations and brand awareness Contribute to PR activities such as news releases, press conferences, media interviews and broadcasts
  • Event Participation & Planning for various events through the season
    • Attend events and meetings on behalf of Quest Theatre
    • Assist in the planning and execution of Quest Theatre events
  • Fundraising assistance
    • Find and gather in-kind donations
    • Research potential grants, donors, funders and sponsors
    • Assist in the creation of sponsorship and donor packages and reports
    • Individual donor campaign planning and execution
    • Ensure that supporters are recognised in accordance with agreements and thanked when appropriate
  • Manage Interns & Volunteers
    • Identify tasks and projects for Quest Theatre interns and volunteers
    • Train, delegate, mentor and supervise interns
    • Keep the website and Propellus/Volunteer Connect up to date with current volunteer opportunities.
    • Maintain volunteer database to have ready access to volunteers as needed
    • Interview new volunteers
    • Volunteer communications
      • Sending information about upcoming volunteer opportunities
      • Scheduling volunteers
      • Providing information and training to volunteers
      • Thanking volunteers

The ideal candidate… 

You are an extremely organised, well connected, theatre loving, tech savvy gogetter who isn’t afraid to jump in and move our organisation forward. Your attitude in this time of uncertainty is to embrace the chaos and look for possibilities and opportunities, all with an eye to advancing Quest’s mission and being strategic. You can problem solve like nobody’s business, whip up a whimsical and intelligent Instagram story and know all the hashtags to drive engagement and reach. An arts administration nerd at heart with a head for numbers, you have the training and/or experience to show it. You have a post secondary education or equivalent experience (which may include volunteering) in administration/business, marketing, fundraising, event planning, volunteer and/or stage management. Experience with Microsoft Office is a must and familiarity with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Classroom, Canva & Theatre Manager would be advantageous. You are a team player, a clear communicator and a people person who loves to network. You are committed to ensuring that our organisation embraces its value statements, is sustainable and grounded in ongoing work in the areas of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Experience of working in a charitable arts organisation and/or theatre would be a considerable asset. 
 
Security check (paid by Quest Theatre) is a requirement. A valid driver’s license and comfort driving our small fleet of touring vans would be preferred.
 

Contract Details

Anticipated start date January 4, 2021 for a 1 year term. Full-time hours based on 40 hours a week, at $18-20/hour (based on experience and pending funding support). This employment role is largely Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, but may require some weekend and evening hours (equivalent time off would be given during the week). There is room for flexible working hours to accommodate other commitments such as caregiving and/or artistic pursuits. We have an office at cSPACE King Edward, and remote homeworking is also an option. A laptop and IT support will be provided regardless of location. Benefits include a health allowance, bring your own device allowance, vacation time, and additional paid time off between Christmas and New Year.
 

Apply Now 

Please email a resume and cover letter by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4pm to Peita Luti at [email protected] to be considered for an interview. Please use Admin & Marketing Coordinator Application in the email subject line. We respectfully invite and encourage (but do not require) candidates to let us know in their cover letter if they belong to one or more equity-seeking groups such as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and/or Inuit), Black, People of Color, LGBTQ2SIA+, newcomers to Canada, those living with disabilities and/or caregivers. We would be happy to discuss accommodating your specific access and other needs. We thank all those who apply, and regret that we will only be able to contact those shortlisted for the role. 
 
We anticipate online interviews to be scheduled the week of Dec 14, 2020.
 

About Quest Theatre

Quest Theatre is located at cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29 Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta in Suite #325. Please visit www.questtheatre.org for more information on the organisation. For over 35 years Quest Theatre has nurtured young people through exceptional adventures in theatre, creating intelligent and whimsical work that encourages young people to explore who they are, discover what is important, and build the kind of world they want to live in. We do theatre WITH young people and FOR young people with the knowledge that exposure to the arts is vital for their personal growth, character development, and sense of belonging in society.
 
This position is made possible thanks to funding from Quest Theatre’s operational funders, Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canada Council for the Arts.
 

Job (Saskatoon): Co-Artistic Director – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

As part of an overall leadership restructure, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (SOTS) is looking to add one Co-Artistic Director to its leadership team. SOTS will be implementing a new, collaborative leadership model that includes two Artistic Directors and one General Manager. The Artistic Director positions will be part time positions on a job share basis.
 
The Co-Artistic Director will hold a challenging and rewarding leadership position that reports to the SOTS Board of Directors. Responsible for the artistic and community success of SOTS, this position will be an integral part of how the company operates. We are looking for a dynamic individual who brings a wide range of skills to the table as per the Job Profile below. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of professional, inclusive theatre processes and practices, will be excited about the changes happening in Canadian Theatre, and passionate about creating the next era of theatre practice. In addition, the ideal candidate will be an excellent collaborator who is not afraid to improve upon the status quo in terms of artistic practice, administrative structure, community building, open access, and diversity.
 
We are interested in new and diverse approaches, perspectives, and models and welcome all applicants. Preference will be given to qualified applicants from marginalized communities in accordance with the Employment Equity Act and will be valued and strongly considered. Women, Indigenous persons, d/Deaf or disabled persons, and visible minorities are included in the act. These groups, and other marginalized groups not included in the act, are of significant interest in SOTS leadership restructuring.
 
As the hired individual will be an equal partner to the current Artistic Producer, Will Brooks, we are interested in a candidate who offers an exciting and diverse perspective and understands intimate accessibility.
 

Compensation

This is a salaried position with a range of $28,000-$29,000 per year dependent on experience and education with an hours averaging approach. The position will have 4 weeks paid vacation (20 hr wks.) The Co-Artistic Director position will be a part time position at 20 hours/week, averaged over the course of the year. Artistic positions such as directing, designing, or performing during the festival season will be contracted separately over and above the Co-Artistic Director contract in terms of hours and recompense.
 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a unique set of perspectives to bring to the Co-Artistic Director table as a collaborator and challenger
  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in theatre leadership
  • Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in theatre
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience in a range of artistic or technical positions SOTS values a broad range of lived and professional experience and understands that barriers to participation remain present in our theatre and educational institutes.
We encourage those whose lived experiences is equivalent to the above qualifications, to share how their experience makes them an ideal candidate in their letter of interest.
 
SOTS is open to applicants from all theatre arts backgrounds including, but not limited to, direction, design, performance, and technical theatre.
 
Start Dates and Term Start Date: January 14, 2021 (preferred)
 
As part of our restructuring and new leadership model, one half of the Co-Artistic Director job share team will complete their tenure approximately four years. As such, this contract will be offered as a four-year term with the potential for a four-year extension, to a fixed maximum of eight years.
 

Contact and Applications

To apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest, in PDF format, to: [email protected]. Note that all applications will be viewed by our hiring committee (which includes board, staff, and community members) as well as our search advisory group.
 
Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm local time November 18, 2020.
 

Job (Calgary): Call for Instructors – Calgary Young People’s Theatre

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Call for Drama Instructors

Calgary Young People’s Theatre is looking to expand our roster of instructors and substitute instructors. If you are interested in joining our team as an instructor, please apply! Calgary Young People’s Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers, and internal/external parties.

About CYPT

Since 1992 Calgary Young People’s Theatre has prided itself on providing numerous development opportunities to young people to explore the performing arts and develop their creativity and teamwork skills through camps, classes, workshops and production opportunities. CYPT works with youth ages 4 to 18.

About Our Classes

Each of our classes is broken down into age. Act 1 (PreK), Act 2 (Grades 1&2), Act 3 (Grades 3&4) and Act 4 (Grades 5&6). We also offer a Teen Specialty class each session that is for youth from Grade 7 to 12.

Our classes build on basic drama skills, but also offer more advanced training for older students. Through each of our classes instructors will explore various techniques with the class such as improvisation, voice and movement, characterization, scene development and much more.

Over the 13 weeks of class, instructors will also work with their class to create a play using everyone’s ideas that will be performed on the last day of class to their family and friends (COVID pending of course!)

Class Locations

We offer classes at our main locations in the North and South of Calgary. New this year we have started offering a class in the West of Calgary as well.
North: Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1 St NW
South: Riverbend Community Association, 19 Rivervalley Dr SE
West: SCA Community Association, 277 Strathcona Dr SW

Instructor Responsibilities

Leading a group of youth in a two hour class for 13 classes (Fall Session: September to December, Winter Sessions: January to April), to learn a variety of dramatic skills and create a final performance.

CYPT is also open to receiving proposals for new classes that fit within your expertise. Are you a puppet builder? Propose a puppet class! Are you a designer? Propose a design class!

*We are also seeking artists/instructors who specialize in Improvisation for our Winter 2021 session. Classes occur February 2nd to May 11th 2021. This group of teens will have their final performance in the 2021 Cannonball! Festival in May, showcasing their newfound/honed improvisational skills.

Instructor Responsibilities within COVID

During the pandemic CYPT is operating at limited capacity and implementing and adhering to a number of precautions to keep our community safe.

Instructors will be responsible to help with the safety of our community by checking in with parents and participants each class to ensure they’ve done the daily health assessment, conduct temperature checks, sanitize the space both before and after class, ensure participants are handwashing for at least 20 seconds, wear masks, and ensure social distancing practices are considered for all activities.

For more information on our COVID preventative measures, please look here: https://cypt.ca/covid-19-update/

Fees

All instructor work is contracted for the full session.
Instructor Rates are as follows:

• Act 1 – $75/Class (1.5 hours)
• Act 2 – $100/Class (2 hours)
• Act 3 – $100/Class (2 hours)
• Act 4 – $100/Class (2 hours)
• Teen – $100/Class (2 hours)
Additional Instructor Rate: COVID Cleaning:
• Flat Rate – $20/Class

Qualifications

We are seeking people with advance experience in the realm of theatre and/or education. This could be in the form of a university degree, a certificate, or hands on experience in either a classroom or a theatre.

CYPT also requires that all instructors pass a Police Information Check that includes a vulnerable sector check. This check is paid for by Calgary Young People’s Theatre.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest along with a copy of your resume to [email protected] with the subject “Instructor Application”.
*If you are applying specifically to be an improv instructor please use the subject line “Improv Instructor Application”.

Deadline to Apply is November 30th 2020.

Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please. Please direct any questions to Zoë at [email protected]