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  • Friday, May 25, 2018 2:28 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Theatre Terrific seeks the services of an experienced, open-minded, self-motivated Stage Manager for it’s production of Roy & Janetfor the Vancouver Fringe Festival. 

    What is Roy & Janet About?
    This is a large inclusive cast production that will be presented in the Woodwards Atrium using the winding staircase, the pond, a large puppet, live music and choreography. The story is about love, person to person, tribe to tribe and human to nature. Shakespeare, Ovid, The Twin Sisters (The Lions of Vancouver).... it’s all connected!


    The tasks expected from the Stage Manager as per contract are:

    • Organizing and supervising all rehearsals
    • Creating and maintaining the prompt book, including recording blocking notations
    • Creating schedules
    • Coordinating all communication with designers, management, and all other departments
    •  Maintaining the artistic and technical intentions of the show
    • Creating and distributing rehearsal and show reports daily
    • Tracking Health and Safety of performers
    • Wardrobe maintenance, including laundry
    • Minimal props repair & running props purchasing after opening
    • Tracking any changes to the production script

    Start Date: 

    Expression of Interest/Auditions:
    Green Thumb Theatre Studios – July 9, 10 – 6 to 9 pm

    Green Thumb Theatre Studios – July 23 to August 24th-Monday/Wednesday/Fridays – 5:30 to 8:30 

    Green Thumb Studios – August 27 to 31 (Monday to Friday) 5:30 to 8:30 Woodwards Atrium – September 5, 6 – Time TBA

    Shows (5):
    Sept 7, 14 – 6 pm, Sept 8, 9, 16 – 2pm

    1st payment of $500.00 on signing of contract

    2nd payment of $750.00 August 31, 2018

    3rd payment of $750.00 on Sept 16 , 2018

    How to Submit Application:

    Please send resume to susanna@theatreterrific.caby the deadline June 15, 2018.

    If selected you will be asked for to attend an interview at the Theatre Terrific office at #430 – 111 West Hastings Ave. (The Heritage Woodwards Building).

    Posting Expires: The deadline for applications is June 15, 2018. 

    About Theatre Terrific:

    Theatre Terrific works with emerging and experienced artists of all abilities, genders and cultures, who may or may not live with physical, cognitive, and/or mental health differences. The company practices the three R’s; respect, rigour and risk, in all it’s productions. This production will be built in a collaborative compositional process with cast input that will be knitted into a final script structure. 


  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:41 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    First Impressions Theatre Company is producing CYRANO which opens September 6th and runs for three weeks in the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. This is an intimate 9-person version of the classic swashbuckling adventure of Cyrano DeBergerac and his lifelong love affair with Roxanne!

    Actors will all be required to fight on stage with and without weapons and each actor will play a number of parts in addition to a principal role.


    Christian: Roxanne’s younger love interest this actor should play younger than 30 and doubles as 5 other parts

    DeGuiche: Plays 40’s or older and is an aristocratic fop and also plays for Roxanne’s affections. This actor will also double 5 other parts 

    Ragueneau:  A  big personality with a huge appetite and adoration of food and drink he is a comedic presence and also doubles 5 other roles.

    DeValvert: Cyrano’s biggest adversary with a sword this actor needs to be physically nimble and capable of sustaining speech whilst handling a sword:) This actor also plays 5 other parts.

    The entire company is on stage at all times and all character and costume changes will be made most often a-vista. This is a rapid fire don’t stop til you drop approach to the immortal play by Edmund Ronstand.


    Auditions will take place Saturday June 9th beginning at 1pm and Sunday June 10th beginning at 10am.

    How to Submit Application: Those interested in auditioning should contact Eileen Smith at TheatreCat@gmail.com to arrange a time and receive information.

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:26 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Reporting to the General Manager, the Office and Community Engagement Assistant will research ways the Firehall Theatre Society can increase year round arts and cultural engagement with local Indigenous, immigrant service, organizations working with people at risk and our community at large.  This position will assist with developing a youth strategy. They will also work with our marketing person to create workable material that could accompany outreach to schools and communities based on our upcoming season.  The students will also assist in the office and with summer theatre upkeep and organization. 


    • Research ways of accomplishing an increased year round arts and cultural engagement with local Indigenous, immigrant service, organizations working with people at risk and our community at large and create a plan to go forward. 
    • Researching and drafting written, online, and on-site educational engagement resources and activities for students and communities   
    • Provide administrative assistance to the office. 
    • Provide production assistance as needed.  
    • Providing assistance with the sales of season passes. 
    • Other duties as required                                                  


    • Strong interest in theatre, communications, marketing and /or education
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Detail-oriented
    • Strong research skills
    • Computer literate

    This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program which requires candidates to:

    • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada
    • Be between 15-30 years of age at the start of employment
    • Be a full-time student who is returning to full-time studies in the fall
    • Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
    • Not have another full-time job
    • Be able to work a minimum of 35 hours per week
    • Not be attending full-time classes while carrying out this job

    Start Date:
    Contract dates are anticipated to be July 3 until August 24th.  This position is contingent upon funding by Canada Summer Jobs and the successful candidate must meet the criteria listed below.  

    This is a full time position for 8 weeks at $12.65 per hour. 

    How to Submit Application:

    To apply for the position, please send resume and cover letter to The Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L3, or email to gm@firehallartscentre.ca. 

    No phone calls please. We thank all who express interest in this position, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted. The Firehall Arts Centre is committed to employment equity.

    Posting Expires: The deadline for applications is June 11, 2018. 

    About Firehall Arts Centre:

    Now in its 35th season, the Firehall Arts Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization whose mandate is to produce and present theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary works that engage the soul, stimulate the mind, entertain the spirit and reflect the cultural pluralism of Canada. The Firehall Arts Centre is a conscientious, respected community leader and an artistic hub in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and houses a 136 to 175 seat flexible theatre which produces and presents its own season, as well as functioning as an active rental venue for many local artists and arts organizations.      

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 8:55 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    About the Performance:
    Taylor Mac is a critically acclaimed genderqueer playwright, and one of the boldest and most uncompromising creators working in theatre today. From A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, which included a 24-hour marathon performance at St. Anne’s Warehouse in NY last October, to many solo shows and concerts, Mac is widely acknowledged as a seminal artist in the alternative theatre scene.

    Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father Arnold, only to find a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage and with Max, her newly transgender son, as her ally, Paige is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always mean you escape from it.

    Isaac Connors, 24. Cisgender son of Paige and Arnold. Brother to Max. Former soldier, dishonourably discharged. The action is, for Isaac, one long attempt at squashing down a major PTSD explosion while struggling to survive on the home front.


    Rehearsal dates: October 22nd – November 20th, 2018

    Performance dates: November 21st – December 9th, 2018

    Production location: The Annex Theatre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

    All actors will be compensated at rates commensurate with the Canadian Theatre Agreement. This position is open to Equity and non-Equity performers.

    Requirements for Submission:
    At this point we’re looking for expressions of interest only. After we review all submissions we’ll be in touch if we need anything further.

    How to Submit Application:
    Please submit your resume and headshot to Shayna Goldberg by May 29th, 2018, at gm@pitheatre.com.

    Deadline to Submit: 05/29/2018

    About the Company:
    Pi Theatre strives to reflect the diversity of our city in our work. We encourage submissions from performers of all ethnicities and racial backgrounds.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:10 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Director of Education and working closely with the Education Assistant, the Education Intern will support operation of Bard Education programs and events as well as general administrative duties. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well with others.


    • Work closely with the Education and Operations Team on Bard on the Beach’s onsite Education events
    • Help ensure a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all participants and families
    • Assist in logistical and administration tasks
    • Provide on-the-ground assistance and support during programs and provide exceptional customer service to participants, families, and Teaching Artists
    • Help ensure clear, accurate and thorough communication with participants, families, teaching artists and staff
    • Provide support for Teaching Artists and staff
    • Liaise with colleagues in marketing, sales, box office, production and operations
    • Additional duties throughout the season supporting the Education Team as required


    • Strong communication and organizational skills.
    • Exceptional attention to details, deadlines and timelines, with the ability to multitask in a
    • dynamic environment.
    • Comfortable with lifting boxes, chairs, tables, etc.
    • Interest in theatre and Shakespeare.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, MS Word and mail merges

    Start Date: 30 hrs per week. Hours will include early mornings and some weekends.

    Compensation:This is a temporary, seasonal position beginning late June and lasting 8-10 weeks. Pay is $14 per hour.

    How to Submit Application:

    Please upload your resume and a cover letter together in one PDF, summarizing your qualifications and experience, to bardonthebeach.org/current-opportunities/apply-now/ 

    Applicants must be eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs grant and be returning to studies in the fall.

    Posting Expires: 5pm on Monday, June 4, 2018.

    About the company:

    Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festival. Its annual budget is almost $7 million and it employs a year-round team of professional artists and administrators. The Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas and special events from June to September, in two modern theatre tents in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vanier Park. Beyond the Festival, Bard Education offers year-round educational programming for youth, adults, and schools throughout the Lower Mainland.

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:19 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Electric Company is looking for two extras to join the cast of The Full Light of Day, written and co-created by Daniel Brooks, directed and co-created by Kim Collier.

    Electric Company is seeking actors or dancers in strong physical condition with excellent spacial awareness and the ability to move set pieces on stage.

    This production will incorporate two contracts:

    • Workshop in Vancouver from September 25-30 and Banff Centre for the Arts from October 1-19
    • Rehearsal and Premiere at the Vancouver Playhouse from December 27-January 12

    Requirements for Submission: Resume and headshot.
    Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. Please bring your membership card to the audition.

    How to Submit Application:
    Please submit your resume and headshot to Managing Producer Shantini Klaasen at shantini@electriccompanytheatre.com .

    Deadline to Submit: 05/21/2018

    Electric Company Theatre enthusiastically welcomes applicants from all ethno-cultural backgrounds.

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:05 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Audience Services Manager, Volunteer Team Leaders assist in recruitment, scheduling, training, and supervision of over 500 festival volunteers- an amazing group of Fringe lovers with a wide variety of ages, cultures, and occupations. This volunteer position provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning skills in Volunteer Management, Human Resources, Arts Administration, and Event Planning.


    • Scheduling and communicating with a designated team of up to 150 volunteers
    • Assisting in the organization and execution of volunteer training
    • Maintaining volunteer records and schedules in volunteer database (Better Impact)
    • Assisting in the organization and physical setup and strike of the Volunteer Centre
    • Maintaining a presence in the Volunteer Centre during the Festival
    • Assisting in the planning and execution of the Volunteer Appreciation Party
    • Other duties as required, including general Festival assistance and writing a final report


    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong written and spoken English ability
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills
    • Experience with events and working with volunteers an asset
    • An interest in the arts and an awareness of the not-for-profit environment

    Additional Information:

    • Volunteer management and event planning experience
    • Experience in the not-for-profit, arts administration, and special events sectors
    • Development of leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
    • Mentoring and support from the Volunteer Department staff and Fringe management
    • An all access pass for the 2018 Fringe Festival
    • A pass for the 2019 Fringe Festival

    Volunteer Dates: Minimum 25 hours per week required with some flexibility. July 9 – September 21, 2018. Festival-time hours are flexible, but evening and weekend availability is required.

    How to Submit Application:
    Email your resume and cover letter by Friday, June 29th to Angie Descalzi at angie@vancouverfringe.com with the volunteer position title in the subject line of your email.

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted, but we thank all applicants in advanced for your interest in the Vancouver Fringe Festival!

    Posting Expires: Friday, June 29th, 2018

    About the company:
    The Vancouver Fringe Festival, produced by the Fringe Theatre Society, is BC’s largest theatre festival. Pursuing the vision of "Theatre for Everyone", the Fringe features unjuried, uncensored theatre of all kinds and for all audiences. With over 600 performances by 90 artists, the Fringe runs September 6-16, 2018 on Granville Island and across the city.

  • Monday, May 07, 2018 9:47 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Artists Submission Info

    Full Circle: First Nations Performance is accepting artist submissions for the 2019 Talking Stick Festival. Both established and emerging artist submissions from all areas of the performing arts are welcomed to apply.

    Project in Development

    The Talking Stick Festival also offers opportunities for artists whose work is in development and are seeking artistic support or guidance. Follow the instructions below and apply now to present your work in the “Development Series”!

    1. Write a cover letter
    2. Obtain two (2) Reference Letters
    3. Submit a twenty (20) minute video of your Project in Development


    NOTE: Out-of-town artists are encouraged to pursue travel funding opportunities and include details of this in their applications.

    Click here to apply.

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018 9:01 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Touchstone is looking to hire a General Manager, reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the Artistic Director and support staff. The General Manager plays a key role in the administrative and managerial direction of the company.


    • Developing and managing the budget and cash flow of the organization
    • Together with Artistic Director, applying for Municipal, Provincial and Federal grants
    • Fundraising, including creating and executing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of
    • individuals, corporations, foundations
    • Marketing Touchstone’s training program
    • Supervising show-related departments including Box Office, Production and Volunteer Co-ordination
    • Hiring all part-time, full-time and seasonal employees in consultation with the Artistic Director
    • Supervising support staff
    • Negotiating and contracting with self-employed personnel
    • Together with the Artistic Director, ensuring compliance with applicable collective agreements
    • Working collaboratively with the leaders of other organizations in the running of the 110 Arts Cooperative, the company’s shared administration and rehearsal space.
    • Reporting to the Board on operational matters


    • The ideal candidate will be independent, resourceful, and passionate about theatre, with the following skills/experience:
    • University degree in arts administration or comparable experience
    • Strong management experience in office systems, budgeting, finance and marketing
    • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
    • Familiarity with the Vancouver and Canadian performing arts community and the Canadian Theatre Agreement
    • Ability to multi-task and work independently, without direct supervision
    • Enthusiasm for a collaborative work environment and partnership-building

    Start Date: July 3rd 2018

    Compensation: $35,000 – $45,000, plus benefits, commensurate with experience and negotiated hours of work. Flexibility of hours can be considered. Some evening work can be expected

    How to Submit Application:

    Please submit a letter of application and a resume (In one file), to: searchcommittee@touchstonetheatre.com .

    Touchstone Theatre strongly supports and values diversity and fosters an equitable and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from women, persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of other marginalized or under-represented groups.

    Touchstone Theatre thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Posting Expires: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

    About the company:
    Touchstone Theatre is an acclaimed, mid-sized theatre company based in Vancouver BC, with a mandate to develop, produce, and present Canadian work.

  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:43 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The successful candidate will work backstage during all mainstage performances, as part of a running crew team. Duties will include dressing, quick changes, laundry, costume maintenance and repairs, as well as some care of wigs and facials. 


    • The care and maintenance of all costumes and accessories, including daily laundry, daily maintenance checks, and all routine repairs. 
    • The preparation of costumes and accessories for each performance. 
    • Dresser duties, before and throughout each performance, including the execution of quick changes. 
    • The application and removal of wigs, hair pieces and facials, including quick changes, when required. 
    • The development, in conjunction with the Head of Wardrobe, of a personal costume running track. 
    • Participation in the upkeep and cleanliness of the dressing rooms, change booths and green room. 
    • Other duties as assigned. 


    • Professional experience as a theatre running crew member. 
    • A demonstrated expertise in costuming and costume maintenance in a professional theatre or film environment. 
    • Strong sewing and fabrication skills are required, with a background in stitching/costume building being strongly preferred. 
    • Must possess a strong work ethic and an ability to self-direct. 
    • A capacity for positive working relationships with colleagues is necessary as a member of a large company and crew. 
    • A familiarity with repertory performance and outdoor theatre is an asset. 

    Start Date: Approximately 16 weeks, full time, starting the week of May 28th 

    Compensation: $18-$22/hour, based on experience 

    How to Submit Your Application:
    Please upload your resume and a cover letter together in one PDF, summarizing your qualifications and experience, to bardonthebeach.org/current-opportunities/apply-now/. 

    We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

    Posting Expires: When the position is filled 

    About the Company:
    Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festival. Its annual budget is almost $7 million and it employs a year-round team of professional artists and administrators. The Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas and special events from June to September, in two modern theatre tents in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vanier Park. The Festival also offers year-round educational programming at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village, and throughout the Lower Mainland. 

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