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Clay and Paper Theatre currently has openings for the following 2018 summer employment positions:

Clay and Paper Theatre will also have one full-time Assistant Producer position available beginning this summer (Funded by Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Training and Employment.).  Please check back for the posting in late March 2018. Thank you.

About Clay and Paper Theatre:

Currently in its 24th 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 reunite art with the daily life of the community and to make art accessible to all. In recent years Clay & Paper Theatre has also 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-seven 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.

Puppeteer/Animateur

Contract: May 28th, 2018 – August 12th, 2018 (full-time, 35 hours/week @11weeks)

Wage: $14.00 / hour

Job Description:

We are seeking 5 post-secondary student Puppteers/Animateurs for our 2018 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. Scheduling is variable and includes performances in the evenings and on weekends.

The positions are funded by HRSDC’s Canada Summer Jobs program. For all positions you MUST be a post-secondary student returning to school in the fall, and be under 30 years of age.

Please read the “Eligible Participants” section on the web page linked below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs/eligibility.html

Job Skills:

Clay & Paper Theatre is a small but mighty OUTDOOR theatre company, so applicants must be comfortable and open to working in a non-traditional theatre setting. You must also be comfortable to…

  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at a wide range of tasks (tenacity)
  • Be comfortable working in parks (Dufferin Grove Park and another TBA park) 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 work skills
  • Musical ability (vocal and instrumental), as well as construction and design skills are strong assets

Job Requirements:

  • Assist with construction & maintenance of props, costumes, set pieces, masks & puppets under guidance & supervision of a Clay & Paper Theatre Associate Artist/Builder and Artistic Director
  • Receive instruction & training in voice, movement, puppetry & mask
  • Assist in setup and strike of community workshops & facilitation of puppet building with participants
  • Attend rehearsals, learn lines, songs & stage blocking, develop techniques specific to outdoor performance in a public space
  • Set-up & strike set & props, get into costume & make-up, complete vocal & physical warm-up, welcome attendees, perform show
  • Assist with outreach & promotion of the show, including hands-on promotional activities: putting up posters, attending local events at Dufferin Grove Park, handing out leaflets and advertising directly to the public about Clay & Paper Theatre shows and workshops


Clay & Paper Theatre seeks and encourages applications from students 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 auditions.clayandpaper@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. Auditions will take place in early April, 2018.

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Assistant Director

Contract: May 28th, 2018 – August 12th, 2018 (full-time, 35 hours/week @11weeks)

Wage: $18.00 / hour

Job Description:

We are seeking one post-secondary student Assistant Director for our 2018 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 how to enhance outdoor performance skills. They will also engage in outreach, workshops, and additional performances in the community of Dufferin Grove Park. Scheduling is variable and includes performances in the evenings and on weekends.

The positions are funded by HRSDC’s Canada Summer Jobs program. For all positions you MUST be a post-secondary student returning to school in the fall, and be under 30 years of age.

Please read the “Eligible Participants” section on the web page linked below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs/eligibility.html

Job Skills:

Clay & Paper Theatre is a small but mighty OUTDOOR theatre company, so applicants must be comfortable and open to working in a non-traditional theatre setting. You must also be comfortable to…

  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at a wide range of tasks (tenacity)
  • Be comfortable working in parks (Dufferin Grove Park and another TBA park) 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 work skills
  • Musical ability (vocal and instrumental), as well as construction and design skills are strong assets

Job Requirements:

  • Guide & coach actors in physical & vocal warm-ups before rehearsals & performances
  • Assist AD with training actors in puppetry techniques & other specific outdoor performance practices
  • Assist in facilitation of all stages of puppet building with community participants
  • Assist AD with parade, pageant & performance staging
  • Oversee application of AD’s rehearsal notes with respect to movement and stage directions, and all interpretive aspects that will ensure the actors’ performance readiness
  • Ensure performers are “off-book” in preparation for show
  • Act as community greeter before each play performance
  • Participate in the decision making to not perform when the weather is inclement
  • Attend all creative team meetings


Clay & Paper Theatre seeks and encourages applications from students 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 auditions.clayandpaper@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. Auditions will take place in early April, 2018.

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Performers

Contract: May 22nd, 2018 – August 17th, 2018 (full-time, 35 hours/week @13weeks)

Wage: $16.00 / hour

NOTE: Please 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 and registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training (Aboriginal, Métis or Inuit, or Non-Status). The position is subject to Federal government funding.

Job Description:

We are seeking 3 post-secondary student Performers for our 2018 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. Scheduling is variable and includes performances in the evenings and on weekends.

The positions are funded by Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Training and Employment. For all positions you MUST be a post-secondary student returning to school in the fall, and be under 30 years of age.

Job Skills:

Clay & Paper Theatre is a small but mighty OUTDOOR theatre company, so applicants must be comfortable and open to working in a non-traditional theatre setting. You must also be comfortable to…

  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at a wide range of tasks (tenacity)
  • Be comfortable working in parks (Dufferin Grove Park and another TBA park) 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 work skills
  • Musical ability (vocal and instrumental), as well as construction and design skills are strong assets

Job Requirements:

  • Assist with construction & maintenance of props, costumes, set pieces, masks & puppets under guidance & supervision of a Clay & Paper Theatre Associate Artist/Builder and Artistic Director
  • Receive instruction & training in voice, movement, puppetry & mask
  • Assist in setup and strike of community workshops & facilitation of puppet building with participants
  • Attend rehearsals, learn lines, songs & stage blocking, develop techniques specific to outdoor performance in a public space
  • Set-up & strike set & props, get into costume & make-up, complete vocal & physical warm-up, welcome attendees, perform show
  • Assist with outreach & promotion of the show, including hands-on promotional activities: putting up posters, attending local events at Dufferin Grove Park, handing out leaflets and advertising directly to the public about Clay & Paper Theatre shows and workshops

Please submit your RESUME along with a brief COVER LETTER explaining why you would like to join our motley crew to auditions.clayandpaper@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. Auditions will take place in early April, 2018.

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