Production Assistant (CSJ) – Port Hope

Job title: Production Assistant (CSJ) – Port Hope
Posted on: October 8, 2021
Job Description:

Reporting to the Production Coordinator or Artistic Director, the primary responsibility of the Production Assistant is to support the production aspects involved in the preparation, creation and implementation of a play/performance/event. This position will allow a young person with artistic talent and strong communication skills the opportunity to gain work experience and mentorship in a theatre setting. Primary Mentor will be the Production Stage Manager providing hands-on training along with constant job shadowing. Additionally, this candidate will receive mentoring by theatre professionals that include: Props builder, Scenic artist/painter, Wardrobe Designer and Coordinator. The successful candidate will be an invaluable member of the Production and Stage Management team.

Assist in the hands-on creation and purchasing of props
Hands on painting of sets & scenic elements
Assist in creation and alteration of costumes
Assist with setup, running and strike of performances, shows & events
Working with the Production Coordinator to support rehearsals, performances and events
Maintenance and organization of costumes and properties
Interact, assist and coordinate with staff, volunteers and artists
Share resources to plan and complete activities that involve teamwork
Written and verbal communication via email to staff and management
Maintenance of theatre equipment
Other various theatre production duties as required

Employment Type: Part-time
30hrs/week 9 week contract Canada Summer Jobs
Field of Work: Trades
Required skills:

Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), GSuite (Cloud Computing,Google Docs) and other software applications are required. Also, QLAB, ETC programming language and Digital Sound Consoles.
Hands on and demonstrated experience in the areas of lighting, sound, projection and set/prop construction
Ability to speak, read and write English
Experience or training: Post secondary degree from a recognized technical training institution or near completion of studies in a recognized technical training institution or a combination of education and theatre experience.

A positive attitude and a strong work ethic
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize assignments and tasks
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with people in a diverse environment
An adaptable self-starter able to work in a changing environment, and who can anticipate, identify and solve problems
Sewing / Alteration
Set Creation and Painting
Working at Heights Training/Certificate
Occasional physical effort may be required

Company information

Company Name: Cameco Capitol Arts Centre ~ Capitol Theatre
Contact Name: Susan Ferley ~ Artistic Director
Address: 20 Queen Street
City: Port Hope
Postal Code:L1A 2Y7
Telephone: (905) 885-9060
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