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Current Available Jobs Postings

  • Performance in Public Space Apprenticeship (FUNDER: Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training) Summer Part-Time Employment (see below)
  • Administrative/Production Assistant Internship (FUNDER: Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training) Full-Time Employment (see below)
Sara Ahmadieh and Darla Contois in a scene from Animal Nature, 2014

Performance in Public Space Apprenticeship (FUNDER: Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training) Summer Part-Time Employment

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). This position is subject to government funding.

Job Description:

Contract: May 27th, 2019 – August 25th, 2019 (full-time, 35 hours/week @13weeks); Wage: $16.00 / hour

We are seeking 3 post-secondary Indigenous students for our 2019 summer Apprenticeship program.

This summer’s activities will include rehearsal and performance of one short original outdoor piece, and a longer play that we will perform in Dufferin Grove Park and also tour to two other parks in the city. You will also train in the  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, Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn and participate in the art of puppet construction. Apprentices 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.

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:

  • Become familiar with the company’s anti-harassment/discrimination policies, reporting procedures, and health and safety practices for the studio and park
  • Learn about the essentials of working as an artist in public space, creating an accessible arts experience and how to be a park host and an ambassador for Clay and Paper Theatre
  • 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 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: handing out leaflets, participating in photo and video shoots, and after show Q&As

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 Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019. Auditions will take place last week of April / first week of May 2019. PLEASE NOTE: these dates may be subject to some adjustments. But we’ll try and keep people as up to date as possible.

Who is Clay and Paper Theatre

Clay and Paper Theatre creates highly original, multi-disciplinary, image-based plays, pageants and parades with and for the community, using narrative theatre and large-scale puppetry to tell today’s urgent stories. C&P has been the resident theatre company of Dufferin Grove Park since 1994, making art accessible-to-all, building/rehearsing/performing productions in public space and in full public view, always offering Pay-What-You-Can performances and free Open Studio workshops. The three annual signature events that anchor our work in Dufferin Grove are: Day of Delight (a juried multi-arts festival); our annual Summer Play (twenty-five original plays produced to date); and Night of Dread (a community parade and pageant).

Clay and Paper Theatre continuously engages new audiences: our Puppets Without Barriers provided touch tours and integrated descriptive dialogue for hearing and visually impaired audiences; CYCLOPS (Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad) was a completely mobile-theatre-troupe that pushed the bounds of audience development; the Centre for Insurgent Puppetry has offered theatre practitioners and community members alike a curriculum in puppetry, material arts building, performance techniques, spectacle, pageantry and processional arts; and ArtPods (a storage container workshop/Open Studio) has allowed C&P to take its programming on the road to new parks and communities across the city of Toronto. Additionally, over twenty-five years Clay and Paper Theatre has trained 252 new generation artists during our summer Performance in Public Space Apprenticeship program. In 2019 Clay and Paper Theatre celebrates its 25th Anniversary season.

Administrative/Production Assistant Internship (FUNDER: Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training) Full-Time Employment

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). This position is subject to government funding.

Job Description:

Contract: Immediate – March 31, 2020 (full-time, 35 hours/week); Wage: $18.00 / hour

Clay & Paper Theatre is currently accepting applications for an Administrative/ Production Assistant. S/he will assist and support the Artistic and Managing Directors in the day-to-day operations of the company. The ideal candidate will have excellent administrative, organizational and people skills, and a passion for community-engaged public arts and theatre.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Production/Administrative Intern is responsible for supporting, assisting with and managing daily organization of the production aspects of the physical space and production needs, as well as production related tasks for our annual and one-off events and performances. In addition, s/he will provide office administrative assistance.

  • The successful candidate will perform a broad range of activities including, but not limited to:
  • Supporting and coordinating production elements of Clay & Paper Theatre’s activities, which include two annual one-day community festivals, a summer show with a 6-week run, additional community workshops, performances and events, plus workshop activities of The Centre for Insurgent Puppetry.
  • Coordinating, in consultation with Artistic Director and co-Artistic Directors, production and workshop needs including: scheduling and logistics, sourcing and purchasing, volunteers, and assisting where necessary with workshops, rehearsals, stage management and box office/Front-of-House.
  • Assisting with publicity and promotional materials and distribution, outreach and community engagement, media releases, calls for auditions/ artists
  • Assisting with updating and maintaining the Clay & Paper Theatre website, social media accounts, newsletter, and information systems, including data entry and filing of documents
  • Providing administrative support to Office Administrator and Artistic Director
  • Other duties as required to support Clay & Paper Theatre in its activities and operations

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills with keen attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • 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, theatre and/ or not-for-profit sector an asset

Qualifications:

  • Degree, diploma or certificate in Theatre Production, Arts Administration or equivalent work and/ or educational experience
  • Experience with bookkeeping and Simply Accounting software an asset
  • IT competency, including practical, working knowledge of design software and website maintenance an asset
  • Experience with communications and social media an asset
  • Marketing and publicity/ promotions experience an asset
  • Experience with volunteer coordination an asset
  • Driver’s License an asset

Please submit a cover letter and resume to clayandpaper@gmail.com by April 20th, 2019. Please write PRODUCTION/ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN APPLICATION in the email subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.

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