POSITION TITLE: Producing Intern
Position Type: Limited Term (Oct 2021 – March 2022)
Salary Range: $22 per hour for 35 hours per week for 18 weeks;
Total Contract: $13,860
ABOUT CANADIAN STAGE
Canadian Stage is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary performing arts organizations. An anchor organization in Toronto’s vibrant cultural scene, Canadian Stage is a home for new and dynamic art forms, as well as an incubator and exporter of leading-edge contemporary and multidisciplinary performance.
Sharing innovative work from Canada and across the world, the company stages an annual season across three Toronto venues, including its beautiful heritage building on Berkeley and Front Street located in the vibrant St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.
In its long and storied history, Canadian Stage has employed thousands of artists and produced hundreds of new productions to over 5,000,000+ audience members, including the premieres of over 350+ new Canadian theatre and dance works. Many of the plays developed by Canadian Stage have been awarded and nominated for Canada's most prestigious literary and performing arts honours, including Governor General's, Chalmers, and Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
Reporting to Canadian Stage’s Producer, this position offers an excellent opportunity to be exposed to the operations of a large non-profit theatre organization, including programming, contracting, company management, and administration. The successful candidate will gain knowledge and experience in season planning and project development.
- Assist with management of schedules and communications for Producer
- Assist with oversight of the needs of artistic productions, co-productions or commissions
- Assist with maintaining database of National and International contacts
- Assist with materials for professional development and industry related events
- Assist with disseminating materials to increase profile of Canadian Stage productions and events through arts markets, conferences, and international festivals
COMPANY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assisting with company management including opening and closing night activities, and artist accommodation
- Assisting in casting for upcoming shows and workshops
- Documenting activities, compiling feedback, and contributing to the reporting, evaluation, and communications regarding programs and projects
- Assisting in contracting, maintaining crediting lists, proof reading and research as requested
- Full training is provided, but the successful candidate will at times work independently on assigned tasks. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize multiple projects with moving deadlines
- Strong written and organizational skills with an acute attention to detail
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and internet research experience preferred)
- Passion for the performing arts
- Working knowledge of Toronto’s professional theatre community and previous office administration experience are considered assets
- Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment (*where permissible under provincial/territorial labour laws).
- Meet the specific eligibility criteria of the program to which you apply.
- Be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory as a graduate.
- Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (minimum 30 hours a week).
- Not have another full-time job while employed in a YCW job.
Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
Further, participants in a Career Focus program (such as CHRC’s YCW at Building Careers in Heritage) must:
- Be a graduate who has graduated from college or university within 24 months of the start of employment;
- Be unemployed or underemployed, i.e. not employed full-time;
- Not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed in a YCW job;
- Not have previously participated in or been paid under a YCW internship or any other Career Focus internships funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy
STATEMENT OF INTENTION
Canadian Stage is committed to building an anti-racist, equitable and inclusive cultural institution. We work to reflect the stories, ideas, concerns, and priorities of the communities we have been entrusted to serve authentically and meaningfully.
To address the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous administrators at our organization, and to affirm the importance of diverse lived experiences and perspectives, we encourage and welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Applications should include:
- A Letter of Intent stating the candidate’s interest in the position and relevant experience. The letter should be no longer than two pages.
- A Resume
Please merge your cover letter and resume into one PDF. Please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org and use the email subject header, “Producing Intern”
Please submit your application no later than September 3, 2021.
Canadian Stage is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to applicants with accessibility or other needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we sincerely thank all candidates for their interest and efforts, only those short-listed for interviews will be contacted.