Job Posting 91244

Youth Actors
Place des Arts
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
1120 Brunette Ave. Coquitlam, BC
closes in 25 days (Fri, 3 Mar)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $15.65 (subject to Canada Summer Jobs Funding)

Youth Actors, Summer Theatre Troupe

Auditions: Friday, April 21, 12:30-4:00 PM

Call backs: Sunday, April 23, 12:00-5:00 PM

 

Contract Position, 6-week contract (subject to Canada Summer Jobs funding)

Start date: June 27, 2023

Rate: $15.65/hr (35.0-hour work week, Tue-Sat)

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: 

Founded in 1972, Place des Arts is a not-for-profit arts education centre with a mission to inspire the artist in everyone. Located in the historic Maillardville neighbourhood of Coquitlam, we offer quality instruction for all ages and skill levels in the visual, literary and performing arts.

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The 2023 Summer Theatre Troupe (STT) production will centre around a family-friendly published script. The program will provide enriched learning for youth allowing them to engage with their community and learn new concepts and techniques which they can take forward into this production and beyond. 

 

Place des Arts’ Summer Theatre Troupe (STT) provides local youth, between ages 15-18, meaningful mentorship and performance opportunities, while also serving the community free, family-friendly, live theatre. 2023 will mark the 10th season of the Summer Theatre Troupe, which has grown into an established platform for aspiring young performers and artists to connect with their peers, learn from professionals in the field and gain valuable performance experience in a supported, professional environment.

 

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Reporting to the Program and Events Coordinator and working with the Director and Stage Manager, the Summer Theatre Troupe Youth Actor will attend rehearsals, learn roles as assigned and assist with technical/production elements of the production. The Actor will perform in at least 6 outdoor shows from July 25 – July 30 on the Place des Arts site and will help to strike the show each night.

 

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Learn lines as assigned
  • Attend all rehearsals and production dates
  • Be on-time for all rehearsals and show call times
  • Assist with the production and technical needs of the production

 

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous experience and/or training in theatre
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage time well Competency in public speaking
  • Ability to work in a team and to exercise initiative
  • Approachable and flexible, with an eagerness to learn
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities
  • Must have a flexible work schedule to accommodate rehearsal and performance schedule
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at start of employment
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee protection had been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Must be legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • Must not hold another full-time (30 or more hours) summer job or full-time study during their employment

 

ASSETS

  • Previous technical experience
  • Previous acting experience

 

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