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Work with StoryBook!

Apply to join of Canada's largest volunteer-driven theatre for families!

SEE CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES >

Are you an individual who...

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

  • Reflects an optimistic and positive attitude with organizational loyalty

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

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

  • A genuine commitment to contribute to an internal culture that values people and provides an opportunity for everyone to flourish.

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

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

  • A pragmatic and effective problem-solver.

 

If so, we want to hear from YOU!  See our current opportunities below, and then, APPLY TODAY using our online application form!

ABOUT STORYBOOK THEATRE

StoryBook Theatre (SBT) is Canada's largest volunteer-driven Theatre for Young Audiences and Families, proudly serving Calgary for nearly 50 years. With a mission to foster a love for theatre arts, we have touched the lives of over one million individuals. Each season, we unite some of the industry's brightest emerging talents on and off the stage, crafting highly accessible theatre experiences for the entire family. Our productions breathe life into stories, encouraging children and their families to dream, explore different perspectives, engage in critical thinking, and forge connections with others and diverse ideas. StoryBook Theatre celebrates the transformative power of theatre, inspiring children and families alike to dream, explore, think, and connect through exceptional, inclusive, and diverse family theatre programming.

 

ROLES

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Production Team Members (volunteers and paid roles) >

 

 

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

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

Production Team Members

StoryBook Theatre proudly engages emerging and professional artists, providing invaluable on-the-job learning experiences. Whether you're aspiring to a theatre career or already established, our productions offer diverse roles suited to various levels of experience, ranging from volunteer opportunities to paid positions.

We believe in inclusivity and diversity, integral to the stories we tell on and off our stage. We foster an environment where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive and contribute their best work. We encourage applications from people of all ages, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, physical or mental abilities, and ethnicities.

Volunteering:

For those new to theatre arts, whether you're 16 or 60, StoryBook welcomes you to join us as a volunteer. You'll collaborate with emerging and professional artists, gaining hands-on experience and support in your growth and learning. Volunteer roles include:

- Assistant Stage Managers
- Crew
- Lighting/Sound Operators
- Spot Operators
- Department Assistants (Wardrobe, Makeup, Hair, Set, Lighting, Tech, etc.)

Artist Contracts:

We offer a range of production-related contracts based on personal experience, education, and the role within each production. All artists are compensated under contract for their work.  The following is a list of wage expectations when working with StoryBook Theatre.

- Director - engaged under Equity Guest Artist

- Choreographers - est. $3500.00 or Equity Guest Artist
- Musical Directors - est. $3000.00
- Theatre Technicians - $20/hr
- Stage Managers - est. $4500.00

- Assistant Stage Managers - est. $200.00
- Sound Technicians - est. $1500.00
- Lighting Designers - est. $3500.00
- Set Designers - est. $3500.00
- Costume Designers - est. $3500.00

For inquiries regarding roles and compensation, please email jp@storybooktheatre.org.

 

StoryBook Theatre believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell. We encourage people of all gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity to apply. These positions are supported by Canada Jobs Grants, which applies to individuals aged 18 to 30. While we are open to all applicants, priority will be given to those who meet these criteria.

Production Roles
Crew

Load-In/Strike Crew - Production Support

We are currently seeking skilled and reliable individuals to join our Load-In Crew for an upcoming production. The ideal candidates will be proficient in construction, painting, and various set-related tasks associated with the load-in phase of a show. Candidates should have their own steel-toe shoes and appropriate work attire suitable for working with wood, paint, and power tools.

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Execute construction and set-related tasks during the load-in phase of the production.

  • Collaborate effectively with the set builder and set designer & assistant

  • Ensure a high standard of workmanship and attention to detail.

  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines.

  • Complete assigned tasks within established timelines.

  • Maintain and organise tools and equipment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience in construction, painting, or set-related tasks.

  • Ability to work efficiently with various power tools.

  • Ownership of steel toe shoes and appropriate work attire.

  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality work.

  • Good communication and teamwork skills.

Ultimately, StoryBook is seeking people who fit in with the organizational mandate and are keen and passionate about the work we do.  Candidates who possess these and the attributes listed at the top of this page would be seen as a considerable asset beyond their list of qualifications.

COMPENSATION:

$18/hr starting rate. 

Please make your submission through our online portal.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted

If you have questions or inquiries in regards to the role please email them to nickolas@storybooktheatre.org

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