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Work with StoryBook!

Apply to work with one of Canada's largest Theatre for Young Audiences. 

StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage and want an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We encourage people of all ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity to apply.

 

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Summer Teaching Assistants >

Front of House Manager >

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Production Team Members

StoryBook is proud to engage emerging and professional artists as part of our productions.   This important dynamic provides an "on-the-job" learning experience for those looking to make a theatre career to those who already are.  Within the production environment, there are many different roles that require different levels of experience. There are a variety of roles included on productions from volunteer to paid positions.   

No matter your skillset there are plenty of different options to consider.

VOLUNTEERING

For those who are just starting out whether you are 16 or 60 and you want to try your hand at theatre arts, we are happy to take you on in a volunteer capacity and support you in your growth and learning.  Our volunteers will find themselves working alongside emerging and professional artists as we work towards the successful execution of our productions.  Roles in this capacity would include:

Assistant Stage Managers

Crew

Lighting/Sound Operator

Spot Operator

Departments Assistants (Wardrobe, Makeup, Hair, Set, Lighting, Tech, etc)

ARTIST CONTRACTS

We offer a variety of production-related contracts depending on personal experience, education and the role one may take on within any given production.  All artists are paid under contract for the work.  The following are the current contracts available for the 2021 Season with an estimated contract fee.  Fees are continually assessed based on granting support, artists' skillset and production demands.

Choreographers - est. $3000.00

Musical Directors - est. $3000.00

Theatre Technician - est. $1800.00

Asst. Stage Managers - est. $1800.00

Sound Tech - est $1250.00

Stage Managers - est. $4500.00
Lighting Designers - est. $2500.00
Set Designers - est. $2500.00

Costume Designers - est. $2500.00

If you have inquiries or questions relating to roles and compensation, please email them to jp@storybooktheatre.org.

Production Roles
Summer Theatre School Teachers

THE OPPORTUNITY
StoryBook Theatre is currently seeking teachers for our Summer Theatre School Programming. We are looking for teachers to instruct children ages 6-16 in our one-week summer camp classes and our three-week musical theatre camp classes.

StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage and seek to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We encourage
people of all ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity to apply for this position.

This position is being made possible through a Canada Summer Jobs Grant and therefore we are seeking students aged 18 to 30 for this role.  We are not limited by this, but stronger consideration will be made for those candidates that meet this age criteria for this grant.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Instructors will be accountable to the Theatre School Coordinator and will work closely with Teaching Assistants. Duties include:

  • Teach children appropriate lesson content for their age and skill level

  • Create lesson plans incorporating a given curriculum. Depending on the course, curriculum may include improvisation, audition techniques, storytelling, voice, choreography, or other areas of skill. Instructors will direct the actors in a final presentation at the end of each session after leading them through the creation process.

  • Classroom management including working with the teaching assistant(s) to maintain classroom focus and manners

  • Other duties as required

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidates would possess many, if not all, of the qualifications listed below.  StoryBook is a learning environment and is looking for a candidate willing to grow into the role with a base understanding of its demands and skills required.​

  • Minimum of two years of relevant university education, or equivalent professional experience

  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills

  • High level of personal organization and planning

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Must work well in a team setting

  • Basic First Aid is an asset


Ultimately StoryBook is seeking a person who fits in with the organizational mandate and is keen and passionate about the work we do. 

DURATION

This is a seasonal contract position. Instructors must be available Mondays to Fridays, 8:30am to 4:30pm from July 4 to August 11, 2023.

COMPENSATION

Minimum contract is six weeks at an hourly rate of $20/hr.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2023 

Any questions about this posting can be directed to the Theatre School Coordinator at cristina@storybooktheatre.org

Instructors
Summer Teaching Assistants

THE OPPORTUNITY

StoryBook Theatre is currently seeking Teaching Assistants for our Summer Theatre School Programming. Assistants will support teachers during workshops, stagecraft, drama activities and act as stage manager throughout the rehearsal process and final performances.

StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage and seek to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We encourage people of all ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity to apply for this position.

This position is being made possible through a Canada Summer Jobs Grant and therefore we are seeking students aged 18 to 30 for this role.  We are not limited by this, but stronger consideration will be made for those candidates that meet this age criteria for this grant.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching Assistants will be accountable to the Theatre School Coordinator and will work closely with class instructors. Duties include:

  • Supervising students during breaks

  • Classroom management including working with the class instructor(s) to maintain classroom focus and manners

  • Leading warm-up activities where required

  • Other duties as required

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidates would possess many, if not all, of the qualifications listed below.  StoryBook is a learning environment and is looking for a candidate willing to grow into the role with a base understanding of its demands and skills required.​

  • Interest in Arts Education

  • Experience working with children

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Knowledge of technical theatre is an asset

  • Must work well in a team setting

  • Basic First Aid is an asset


Ultimately StoryBook is seeking a person who fits in with the organizational mandate and is keen and passionate about the work we do. 

DURATION

This is a seasonal contract position. Teaching Assistants must be available Mondays to Fridays, 8:30am to 4:30pm from July 4 to August 11, 2023.

COMPENSATION

Minimum contract is six weeks at an hourly rate of $16/hr.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2023

Questions relating to this job posting may be directed to the Theatre School Coordinator at cristina@storybooktheatre.org

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Front of House Manager

THE OPPORTUNITY

StoryBook is currently seeking a Front of House Manager. Successful candidates will be responsible for managing volunteers as well as ensuring the smooth operation of the house during the run of shows. 

StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage and seek to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We encourage people of all ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity to apply for this position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Front of House Manager will be accountable to the Artistic Producer and will support in the following areas:

  • Greet and assist patrons with a cheerful and welcoming attitude

  • Train and coordinate volunteers in duties such as ushering and concession

  • Ensure cleanliness and presentability of the theatre, pre and post show

  • Work with Stage Management to co-ordinate opening and closing of the theatre

  • Direct the autograph line after each show, if applicable

  • Other duties as required


QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidates would possess many, if not all, of the qualifications listed below.  StoryBook is a learning environment and is looking for a candidate willing to grow into the role with a base understanding of its demands and skills required.​

  • Customer service experience, preferably with an arts organization

  • Prior leadership experience in team management

  • Strong Communications skills

  • Strong Organizational skills

  • Strong customer-focused approach to all interactions

  • Comfortable with technology and computers


Ultimately StoryBook is seeking a person who fits in with the organizational mandate and is keen and passionate about the work we do.  A candidate who possesses the following attributes would be seen as a huge asset beyond their list of qualifications.

YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO

  • Loves live performance and has an appreciation of the importance of theatre in society/for families

  • Reflects an optimistic and positive attitude with organizational loyalty

  • Has the ability to work autonomously and in a team with attention to discretion and sensitivity to work involving confidential information.

  • Has a self-motivational work style that can be resilient under the changing conditions of COVID

  • Has a genuine commitment to contributing to an internal culture that values people and provides an opportunity for everyone to flourish.

  • Has the personal stature to inspire the organization, the Board, and the stakeholders by representing the Theatre with integrity.

  • Is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity, cultural diversity, and broadening access to the arts.

  • Is a pragmatic and effective problem-solver.

DURATION

We are currently seeking both full-time and part-time staff members. Shifts are primarily in the evenings and weekends in accordance with the show schedules. 

COMPENSATION

This is an hourly position at $18/hr. 

Submission Deadline - Friday, January 13, 2023

 

Questions relating to this job posting may be directed to info@storybooktheatre.org

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