If you’re interested in volunteering be sure to give us a shout! Please contact our Production Manager, Sandra Mannila, at email@example.com.
We are currently looking to fill positions for Summer Job Students, plus a one-year contract as an Office Manager Trainee. Please see below for more details on these two separate job postings.
SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (PERFORMERS)
Contract: May 18th, 2016 – August 21st, 2016 (full-time, 35 hours/week)
Wage: 11.25$ / hour (at minimum)
Currently in its 22nd season, Clay & Paper Theatre creates, develops and performs multi-disciplinary, community-driven theatrical works using narrative theatre and large-scale puppetry in public spaces for large and diverse audiences. Clay & Paper Theatre produces plays, pageants and parades with the community, grounded in the idea that performance in public space is an act of cultural transformation. Our practice of building, rehearsing, and performing in full public view is an attempt on our part to “bring back the commons,” reunite art with the daily life of the community, and to make art accessible to all. This season Clay & Paper Theatre launched, The Centre for Insurgent Puppetry, a workshop series of training opportunities in the fundamentals of puppetry, playful provocation and theatre interventions in public space. Based on Artistic Director David Anderson’s forty-six years of artistic practice, The Centre is an educational forum and a lab for those serious about becoming architects of performance in public space and animators of cultural transformation.
We are seeking 6 to 8 post-secondary student performers for our summer season. Activities will include rehearsal and performance of one original outdoor play, plus training and application of other public space animation techniques in parade or pageant settings. Performances will employ Clay & Paper Theatre’s trademark satire and wit, large puppets, mask, song, and dance. Since Clay & Paper Theatre also designs and constructs all of its own puppets, summer student employees will have the opportunity learn and participate in the art of puppet construction. Students will also learn about puppeteering (with puppets large and small), and enhance outdoor performance skills. They will also engage in outreach, workshops, and additional performances in the community of Dufferin Grove Park.
The positions are funded by HRSDC’s Canada Summer Jobs program and Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training. For all positions you MUST be a post-secondary student returning to school in the fall, and be under 30 years of age. Scheduling is variable and includes performances in the evenings and on weekends.
Please read the “Eligible Participants” section on the web page linked below.
Clay & Paper Theatre is a small but mighty OUTDOOR theatre company, so applicants must be prepared to…
- Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at a wide range of tasks (tenacity)
- Be comfortable working in the park (Dufferin Grove) in public view (confidence)
- Punctuality, strong work ethic, and individual organization (dependable)
- Flexibility and a willingness to learn and contribute (adaptability)
- Good communication and team working skills
- The ability to lift 50lbs (stage set-up)
- Musical ability (vocal and instrumental), as well as construction and design skills are strong assets
Clay & Paper Theatre seeks and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and levels of experience. Aboriginal performers (including First Nations, Metis and Inuit) are especially encouraged to apply.
Please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter explaining why you would like to join our motley crew to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 15th, 2016.
Auditions will take place April 18th – May 6th, 2016.
THEATRE ADMINISTRATOR ASSISTANT
NOTE: This position is only open to those of Aboriginal, Métis, or Inuit ancestry as per position funding requirements. Successful candidates must be eligible for Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training funding (Aboriginal, Métis, Inuit, or Non-Status). The position is subject to government funding.
Currently in its 22nd season, Clay & Paper Theatre creates, develops and performs multi-disciplinary, community-driven theatrical works using narrative theatre and large-scale puppetry in public spaces for large and diverse audiences. Clay & Paper Theatre produces plays, pageants and parades with the community, grounded in the idea that performance in public space is an act of cultural transformation. Our practice of building, rehearsing, and performing in full public view is an attempt on our part to “bring back the commons,” reunite art with the daily life of the community, and to make art accessible to all. In the last year Clay & Paper Theatre has also launched The Centre of Insurgent Puppetry, a workshop based series of training opportunities in theatre interventions in public space.
Clay & Paper Theatre is currently accepting applications for an Theatre Administrator Assistant. S/he will support the Artistic Director in the day-to-day operations of the company, assist in the development and execution of Clay & Paper Theatre’s long-term strategic goals, as well as provide marketing and communications support. The ideal candidate will have excellent administrative, communication, organizational and people skills, and a passion for community-engagement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Theatre Administrator Assistant is responsible for managing daily administrative tasks, assisting with the overall management of the company’s funding and strategic vision and developing/maintaining marketing and communications initiatives.
The successful candidate will perform a broad range of activities including, but not limited to:
- Supporting and coordinating administrative and production elements of Clay & Paper Theatre’s activities, which include two annual one-day community festivals, a summer show with a 6-week run, community workshops, additional community workshops, performances and events, plus workshop activities of The Centre of Insurgent Puppetry.
- Managing day-to-day operational and administrative tasks such as answering inquiries, invoicing, payments, payroll and cash flow, office purchasing and maintenance, data base maintenance.
- Assist with grant writing and reporting, fundraising (events, individual giving, researching new funding opportunities).
- Creating and coordinating, in consultation with the Artistic Director: outreach and community engagement, media releases, publicity and promotional materials and distribution, calls for auditions/ artist proposals, scheduling and logistics, contracting technical staff and artists/musicians, volunteers, and assisting where necessary with box office/ Front-of-House
- Updating and maintaining Clay & Paper Theatre’s website, social media accounts, newsletter, and information systems, including data entry and filing of documents
- Assisting with booking studio rentals and coordinating logistics for groups and organizations renting space
- Developing and working with the Board of Directors, taking and maintaining Board minutes
- Other duties as required to support Clay & Paper Theatre in its activities and operations
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills with keen attention to detail
- Ability to process and manage large amounts of information
- Strong computer skills, experienced with Microsoft Office suite
- Highly motivated and responsible
- Self-directed worker able to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of staff, volunteers, and community members to meet or exceed their expectations
- Positive and helpful outlook, flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions and situations; ability to work in a creative and sometimes hectic work environment
- Openness and willingness to learn and contribute
- Experience working in the arts and/or not-for-profit sector an asset
Degree, diploma or certificate in liberal arts program preferred, including arts administration, or equivalent work and/ or educational experience
- Experience with bookkeeping and Quick Books software is highly desirable
- Experience with volunteer coordination an asset
- IT competency, including website maintenance
- Marketing and publicity/ promotions experience an asset
- Experience with communications and social media an asset
This position is only open to those of Aboriginal, Métis, or Inuit ancestry as per position funding requirements. Successful candidates must be eligible for Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training funding (Aboriginal, Métis, Inuit, or Non-Status). The position is subject to government funding.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 11th to email@example.com