Summer 2023 Production Assistant
10 week contract
Start Date: June 19, 2023
The position of Production Assistant supports the company’s mission and values with general knowledge and work experience in the areas of production, technical and stage management. The Production Assistant supports and assists with the execution of the company’s production activities for Summer 2023, including productions and staged readings.
Goal: To assist with tasks in the areas of pre, production and postproduction and management supporting the design, technical and stage management teams during the day to day preparation and operations of festival events and productions.
General responsibilities: This position is responsible for assisting with a variety of production support tasks (eg. communications, schedules, script assist, set and stage equipment change overs) as assigned by the Production Manager in consultation with appropriate designers and stage managers. The Production Assistant will report to and work under the direct supervision of the Production Manager and will work mostly on site (subject to Covid 19 protocols) and remotely with the appropriate production & artistic team members, dependent on the production or program.
This is a government funded position and the successful candidate is between the ages of 15 and 30, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigrant and Refugee Protection Act 2, be legally entitled to work under relevant provincial legislation and regulations, and possesses the following skillsets:
Previous theatre production & stage management training and/or experience ideal
Previous theatre technical and set construction/decoration training and/or experience ideal.
Previous theatre experience and knowledge in any area a major asset
Ability to work well in a high energy, multi-task environment
Ability to work independently or with little supervision as required
Strong organizational skills
Able to work well with multiple team players and Theatre 3×60 personnel
General computer skills (working knowledge of Word, Excel)