Job Posting 99576

Youth Actors, Summer Theatre Troupe
Place des Arts
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
1120 Brunette Avenue
closes in 10 days (Mon, 4 Mar)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $16.75/hr (35.0-hour work week, Wed-Sun, starting week two)

Youth Actors, Summer Theatre Troupe

Group Auditions: Sat April 6, 2024
Actors will be booked in 1-hour time slots between 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

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

Start date: July 2, 2024

End date: August 9, 2024

Rate: $16.75/hr (35.0-hour work week, Wed-Sun, starting week two)

 

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 2024 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. 2024 will mark the 11th 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 Production Stage Manager, Summer Theatre Troupe Youth Actors will attend rehearsals, learn roles as assigned and assist with technical/production elements of the production. Actors will perform in approximately 12 outdoor shows (tentatively set between July 24 and August 2 on the Place des Arts site and/or other offsite locations) and will help to strike the show each night.

 

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Learn lines and stage blockings as assigned.
  • Actively participate in 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.
  • Complete an evaluation/final report of the Summer Theatre Troupe actor experience.

 

 

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 schedules.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be between 15 and 18 years of age at the 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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