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  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)


    The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve. Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

    Main Purpose and Function

    This position combines cultural planning, administration, and production work as part of a team to develop and deliver programs of support in the areas of grants, awards and other support programs. Guided by strategic directions evolving from the City’s Creative City Strategy, the work involves research and planning; development of information resources and distribution via traditional and web based media; responding to inquiries and requests for information; support, coordination and delivery of special workshops and information sessions; implementing cultural grants processes (review of applications, coordination of assessment committees); event coordination and production; and working with and supporting the City’s cultural non-profit grantees and partners, along with outreach to potential applicants.

    All aspects of the work require liaison with elected officials, a range of civic departments, representatives of various non-profit arts and cultural groups, other government and private sector organizations, program organizational partners and other citizen groups as applicable. The position shares responsibility with other staff for making grant recommendations to City Council and requires expertise in more than one arts discipline. The incumbent will play a role in preparing Council reports, information and policy documents and other written materials. The position may make presentations to City Council and the cultural community and would be expected to attend local arts and cultural events.

    Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

    This position is supervised by a more senior Cultural Planner.

    Specific Duties/Responsibilities

    This position is supervised by a senior Cultural Planner and is responsible for the following:

    • Assists in researching, planning, developing and coordinating operating, projects, community, and theatre rental grants.
    • Reviews applications and coordinates assessment committee processes.
    • Assists with the preparation of Council reports and may deliver presentations to Council and/or be available to respond to Council inquiries.
    • Provides support to existing and new grantees through one-on-one meetings and group presentations and workshops.
    • Assists with the coordination of civic arts awards programs (Mayor’s Arts Awards, the Vancouver Book Award, the Vancouver Poet Laureate).
    • Assists with the coordination of contract administration to meet the technical and production requirements of annual civic cultural events in Vancouver as required.
    • Oversees the agreement for the Independent Arts and Culture Fund in partnership with ArtStarts in Schools.
    • Liaises with other City staff in in Cultural Services and related departments such as Social Policy, Planning, Facilities Design and Management, Real Estate and Facilities Management, Parks and Recreation, Engineering and Permits and Licenses.
    • Liaises with other community stakeholders in support of common cultural grantees.
    • Performs other work and duties as needed.

    Minimum Position Requirements

    Education and Experience:

    • Art institution or university graduation in a related field, preferably with a Masters Degree, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
    • Professional experience with non-profit cultural organizations.
    • Experience with cultural grant program development and delivery.
    • Experience with special event coordination and production.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Extensive knowledge of Vancouver’s arts and culture sector.
    • Extensive knowledge of other public and private sector support programs for the arts and culture sector.
    • Knowledge of cultural policy.
    • Knowledge of local Indigenous, Urban Indigenous and Indigenous arts and culture.
    • Considerable knowledge of administrative methods and practices including communications technologies.
    • Considerable knowledge of grant adjudication processes.
    • Ability to read financial statements and financial information for non-profit organizations.
    • Ability to analyse extensive amounts of financial and statistical data gathered from the cultural non-profit sector.
    • Ability to work diplomatically and persuasively with community groups, professional personnel and elected officials.
    • Ability to analyze complex problems to recommend appropriate solutions.
    • Experience producing multi-faceted projects, in varying artistic disciplines, involving a variety of event suppliers, staff, contractors and volunteers
    • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and work in a complex fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate ideas effectively.
    • Has a high degree of versatility, sound judgement and can work independently and within a team environment.
    • Proficient using required software including Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Power Point, file records management and grant databases.

    Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200)

    Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks

    Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

    Position Start Date: August 20, 2018

    Position End Date: August 20, 2019

    Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-029: $43.95 to $51.97 per hour

    Application Close: July 20, 2018

    How to Apply: Visit https://jobs.vancouver.ca/job/Vancouver-Social-Planner-I-Brit/489727500/ and click Apply Now

    We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:51 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    PTC is convening its twelfth annual 10-day residency program, WrightSpace, in Vancouver, BC, December 5-14, 2018.

    Each year, PTC welcomes a small group of professional Canadian playwrights to join us for a short-term residency to work on one of their projects. WrightSpace is led by PTC’s seasoned dramaturgs Heidi Taylor and Kathleen Flaherty and a guest dramaturg. PTC works with each participant to create a process tailored to their play, which may include workshops with actors, dramaturgical sessions, studio work, or design consults.

    This year, we are interested in focusing on documenting the emergent process of each writer that may include dramaturgy, actors, studio work, and interdisciplinary collaboration, as required by the playwright. We encourage playwrights to apply who are interested in developing a process together as well as working on their play. To facilitate that, for this year only, we wish to focus on playwrights who live in the Vancouver area. Playwright participants receive a stipend and should be available to dedicate significant periods of studio and writing time to the work during the residency.

    Playwrights Theatre Centre is continuously working to make all our programs accessible. We encourage writers with a lived experience of disability to apply for all of our programs. Flexible timing and location, virtual sessions, attention to time of day and duration of work, and flexible stipend plans can all be designed with the artist to maximize creative satisfaction.

    If you prefer an alternative means of applying, please contact kathleen@playwrightstheatre.com.

    Applications should include:

    • a completed online application form;
    • a copy of the current draft of the play or project you propose to work on a letter outlining what work has been done to date and what specific elements or processes you want to explore through WrightSpace; and
    • your resume

    A playwright membership is required to submit to a PTC program. PTC membership is $25. Please let us know if the membership fee is a barrier. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Give us a call if you want assistance with accessing funding sources.

    For complete details on how to become a member and apply, please visit: playwrightstheatre.com/programs/wrightspace

    How to apply: Visit https://www.playwrightstheatre.com/call-for-submissions-the-ptc-residency-program-wrightspace/

    Submission deadline: August 3, 2018. Results will be announced mid-September.

    About PTC: PTC is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance. Learn more about PTC at playwrightstheatre.com

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:42 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    PTC is calling for submissions for their most popular program for emerging artists: Block A. Block A is for artists who write for all kinds of performance. There will be two cohorts, in fall 2018 and winter 2019. 

    Block A is for artists who write for all kinds of performance, including script-driven theatre, from spoken word to performance art to songs – we’ve even had a few screenwriters. We’re looking for writers who see craft as a tool for expressing their imaginations. The content and flow of Block A depends on the varied interests of the writers and the senior playwright mentor, who integrates their own practices and inspirations into the sessions. The writers discuss the fundamentals of writing for performance in a variety of styles, and explore imagination-stimulating writing exercises to expand their craft. They learn from each other and get a sense of the collaborative nature of theatre making.

    There will be two sections of Block A in 2018/19 (more will be added depending on demand).

    The Fall cohort of six writers meets for ten weeks beginning in mid-October.

    The Winter cohort meets for ten weeks beginning mid-January. The playwright mentors will be announced by the end of June.

    If you have no preference of cohort, please let us know that. To be in Block A, you must be able to attend the majority of 10 evening sessions, usually on Mondays beginning at 6 pm.

    Your submission should include:

    • a short sample or samples of your work (can be spoken word, a monologue, short play – we encourage writers in all forms to apply)
    • a letter telling us how you expect Block A to assist you with your writing/theatre making
    • a resume with your creative experience

    You must be a member of PTC to submit. There is a fee of $250 plus GST for Block A, payable on acceptance. If the fee is an obstacle, or if you have other questions, please get in touch with kathleen@playwrightstheatre.com.

    How to apply: Visit playwrightstheatre.com/programs/block-a/

    Submission deadline: July 30, 2018. You will be advised by the end of August whether you can be included in one of these two cohorts.

    About PTC: PTC is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance. Learn more about PTC at playwrightstheatre.com

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:28 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Atomic Cartoons is looking to cast a young actor between the ages of 12 and 20 to play a lead role in an original CG animated series for Netflix (26 x 22-minute shows). 

    Role: The role of Wesley must be of Japanese heritage but does not need to read with a Japanese accent and can sound as Canadian as they come! The role does not necessarily require previous voice acting experience and any type acting experience will be reviewed. Actors must however be of Japanese heritage.

    Timeline: Record dates TBC

    Compensation: This is a paid role and a union production.

    Deadline to submit: Friday, July 20

    How to submit application: Please reply with any further inquiries and/or mp3 submissions to aschimpl@atomiccartoons.com

    Learn more about Atomic Cartoons at www.atomiccartoons.com.

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:57 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Urban Ink creates, produces, and disseminates original live performance works by Indigenous and Intercultural artists. Based in Vancouver, we work locally and nationally and are recognized for our impactful, large scale productions.

    We are hiring a Producer. The Producer will lead the delivery of the artistic program, administer the creation of new works, plan and assess future projects, and manage touring. The successful candidate is a great project manager with at least three years of theatrical producing experience.

    Urban Ink is invested in making artistic work that reflects Indigenous and Intercultural diversity; We are committed to attracting and retaining diverse teams who reflect the communities in which we live and work.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Producing theatre and events
    • Developing partnerships
    • Coordinating and facilitating the work of the design and production teams
    • Hiring and contracting of artists and production teams
    • Developing, managing, and reconciling production budgets
    • Grant writing
    • Providing administrative support to the Managing Director and Artistic Director
    • Writing and submitting final reports
    • Developing, managing, and reconciling budgets

    Our ideal candidate is organized, efficient and fun to work with. Has a producing track record and experience writing grants and reports. Has great communication and people management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects on time and on budget.


    This is a full time, 15-month employment position beginning September 2018 with the possibility of an extended contract. The annual salary is $43,000 and includes extended health and dental benefits.

    To apply:

    Please email dawn@urbanink.ca with your resume and a letter explaining why you would be a great fit for this position and our organization. 

    Deadline: August 6, 2018

    We thank all candidates for applying, but we only have capacity to contact those selected for an interview.

    Learn More: More details about Urban Ink at http://urbanink.ca/

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:16 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    United Players is looking for a Reservations Manager.

    About the Position:

    The reservations manager receives all reservations via voice mail and the online site for each show, records them and ensures the box office has the reservations list prior to each show. They are the main front line of the company with the public before a show and so need to be able to deal with the public in a friendly, open and polite way.


    United Players has five shows per year running for four weeks each with four performances per week. The reservations manager must be available to record reservations beginning two weeks before each show and continuing for the four weeks that the show runs. They must have access to the internet to deal with online reservations (all of which receive a reply), and to check that online payments were successfully completed.

    The position can be done mainly from home and requires someone who is methodical and detail oriented.

    Start Date: August, 2018

    Compensation: An honorarium will be paid.

    Applications & Inquiries: Please contact Joan Bryans at j.bryans@telus.net. If applying please include your resume.

    More Information: For season information see www.unitedplayers.com/Pages/Current.html.

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:01 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    This call for submissions is for theatre directors whose primary task will be assistant directing one of the plays in the Stratford Festival’s 2019 season. 

    About the Workshop:

    In February of 2017, Martha Henry became the Director of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction. Overseen by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, this program offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain critical insight into mastering the art of directing classical theatre. The Workshop welcomes directors in the mid-stages of their careers and who have some experience in directing the classics. The Workshop is open to Canadian citizens or residents only.

    The Festival’s 2019 season begins in February with the final openings in August. Assistant directors are usually required for 8 to 16 weeks within that timeframe. Participants may be given the opportunity to choose a piece of classical text for the Directors’ Workshop Presentation slated for the fall of 2019. 

    Workshop participants receive a fee, travel costs and a housing subsidy.

    How To Apply:

    Applications must include a completed application form, a résumé, a letter of recommendation, a personal letter and a photo and can be submitted by mail or email. The application form and more information are available at stratfordfestival.ca/langhamworkshop.

    Application Deadline:

    Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by August 7, 2018. Decisions for 2019 will be made no later than November of 2018. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

    About the Stratford Festival:

    Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, we are North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, we present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. We produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. Learn more at stratfordfestival.ca.

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:22 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Rumble's new Artistic Director will be responsible for:

    • Curating and communicating a compelling artistic vision for Rumble, providing the company and its stakeholders with artistic leadership;
    • Coordinating and overseeing all of Rumble’s artistic activities, including the creation of commissioned adaptations and the development of new projects;
    • Overseeing Rumble’s mentorship programs for emerging artists;
    • Working in conjunction with the Managing Producer to:
      • Convey Rumble’s artistic vision to public and private funders;
      • Review allocation of resources to implement artistic choices;
      • Represent Rumble to donors and local/national theatre communities.

    The Artistic Director works in partnership with the Managing Producer and Director of Operations, reporting directly to the Board. Rumble can accommodate the Artistic Director’s occasional non-Rumble artistic work.

    Start Date:

    Ideally, the position will start in August 2018. 


    The role is full-time with a salary of $42,000, plus extended benefits. To accommodate existing commitments of potential candidates, Rumble is flexible for the position to be part-time for the first year.


    Rumble’s ideal candidate for Artistic Director has:

    • At least five years of theatre experience;
    • Knowledge of national and Vancouver-based theatre communities and practices;
    • A passion for relationship building, mentorship of emerging artists, dramaturgy, curation, facilitation, and process;
    • A demonstrated ability to engage communities.

    Rumble is committed to meaningful inclusivity and to building equitability within and amongst Vancouver’s communities. We strongly encourage submissions from individuals who self-identify as being from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Unfortunately, our current office space is on the second floor with no elevator access.

    How to Apply:

    Please email your resume and one-page Expression of Interest to Christie Watson (cwatson@rumble.org). We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates advancing in the process will be contacted. All applications will be treated confidentially.

    Application Deadline: 

    July 2, 2018; 11:59PM PST

    About Rumble:

    At Rumble Theatre we believe in creating a more compassionate world through the communal sharing of stories. We explore our history through commissioning and producing new adaptations of outstanding narratives, we investigate the present moment through producing contemporary plays from the Canadian and world repertoire, and we act as champions of Vancouver’s emerging artists to ensure a vital future. We believe that the theatre can be a place where community is built: a place where we can gather together to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, and greater empathy for our neighbours.

    Learn more at http://rumble.org/

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 11:41 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Performance:

    Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is a one-of-a-kind night theatrical experience like no other! It’s a comedy staged as a festive celebration in which the audience doesn’t just watch the show, but participates directly in the fun as members of the family or friends of the bride and groom. From the wedding ceremony to the reception, join Tony and Tina’s colourful and madcap Italian-American families in a show people are never soon to forget.

    By blurring the line between fantasy and reality, the show works its magic and draws the audience into eating, drinking, dancing and conversing, just as you would at a real wedding. They will experience (and be part of!) the surprises and drama of a real wedding as they get caught up in the celebration, partying along with the rest of Tony and Tina’s family and friends as if they’ve known them for years.

    That’s how Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding has won over the hearts of thousands of people since the show first opened in New York City in 1988. The longest running Off-Broadway show has since enjoyed extended runs and worldwide success, with performances in over 100 cities across the US, Europe and Asia.

    From the first toast to the last slice of cake, critics agree! Everyone will want to RSVP for Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.

    An Emerald Pig Theatre Production. Directed by Aaron Davis. Produced by Sharon Malone

    Cast Requirements:

    (15 males, 11 females)

    TONY - groom, mid 20s, handsome, rowdy, charming

    TINA - bride, mid 20s, pretty, party girl, headstrong, tough

    BARRY - best man, late 20s, everybody's pal, drug dealer

    CONNIE - maid of honor, late 20s, pregnant, jaded

    DOMINIC - usher, mid 20s, party animal with a heart of gold

    DONNA - bridesmaid, mid 20s, cute white trash, good singer

    JOHNNY - usher, 20s, Tony's little brother, a cute flirt

    MARINA - bridesmaid, mid 20s, insecure tag-along, the gang's doormat

    JOSEPHINA - Tina's mom, 45, strong willed, overweight, a martyr

    LUIGI - Tina's great uncle, late 70s, old world gentleman, speaks Italian

    JOEY - Tina's brother, 30, gay, loves "show biz," not flamboyant

    SISTER ALBERT MARIA - Tina's cousin, mid 20's, family oddball

    TONY NUNZIO, SR. - Tony's dad, 50, charismatic in a sleazy way, sees himself as king

    MADELINE MONROE - Tony's Sr.'s girlfriend, 20s, stripper, good looking and hard living

    GRANDMA NUNZIO - Tony's grandma, 70s, spry, a litte crazy

    MICHAEL JUST - late 20s, Tina's ex-boyfriend, just got out of reheab, a burnout

    FATHER MARK - priest, 30s, thinks he’s hip and one of the gang

    SAL ANTONUCCI - photographer, 40, pushy, eccentric, used car salesman type (PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS REQUIRED)

    VINNIE BLACK - caterer, late 40s, amateur comedian, used car salesman type

    LORETTA BLACK - Vinnie's wife, late 40s, brown beaten by Vinnie, a little worn

    DONNY DULCE - late 20s, sexy leader of the wedding band, excellent pop singer

    CELESTE ROMANAO - keyboard player and vocalist for the wedding band, trampy but attractive

    RICK DeMARCO - 20s, hired to videotape wedding, Joey's boyfriend (VIDEO CAMERA OPERATION REQUIRED)


    Auditions: June 30, July 7, July 14 (location TBA - Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows)

    COMMITMENT: Actors must be available for the majority of THREE rehearsals weekly. Rehearsals will be every Sunday afternoon and two weeknights each week. This show will rehearse from August 1, 2018 to October 24, 2018. 

    Production Dates: October 25, 26, 27, and 28, November 1, 2, 3, and 4

    All rehearsals and show dates will be in Pitt Meadows and/or Maple Ridge.

    Requirements for Submission:

    All participants in this non-profit community theatre production must be members of the Emerald Pig Theatrical Society. Memberships are $10. The producer will be on hand at the first read rehearsal and through out the process to collect dues and membership forms.

    Improv and/or Interactive theatre experience is an asset but by no means required.

    This is a non-Equity, non-profit theatre production.

    How to Apply:

    Complete the online audition registration form found here.

    Once registered, actors will be contacted via email to confirm specific location and time slot.



    About Emerald Pig:

    Founded by John Stuart and Sharon Malone in the spring of 2001, EMERALD PIG is an anagram of our community's name, MAPLE RIDGE. It's a little bit rural, a little bit whimsical and a lot of fun!

    Learn more at www.emeraldpig.ca.

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:02 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Join a theatre team creating an epic tale of love, warring tribes and redemption told with dance, chorus, live music and the biggest puppet ever!

    Theatre Terrific welcomes actors of all abilities, experience, genders and cultures.

    Come on in and take part in an audition/workshop like no other! It’s actually fun. You get to play!

    Date: Monday July 9th or Tuesday July 10th

    Time: 6 to 8 pm both days

    Location: Green Thumb Studios at 5560 McKinnon St, Vancouver

    Contact: info@theatreterrific.ca or call: 604-771-8243

    About Theatre Terrific:

    Theatre Terrific pioneers inclusive opportunities for artists of all abilities to develop performance skills and collaborate in the production of theatrical works.

    Through its work, Theatre Terrific challenges audiences to be open to the impact of thought provoking art.

    Learn more at www.theatreterrific.ca or visit their Facebook page

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