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Arts jobs for theatre actors designers managers and producers

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ARTS JOBS

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AVAILABLE ARTS JOBS

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Jobs For Stage Managers

Summer Ensemble

Manage schedules, provide practical and organizational support during rehearsals, prep the space, make sure Zoom meetings are scheduled properly. Stay on top of contact lists, blocking notes, prop lists and make sure to remind everyone to take a break and to stay hydrated.

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Jobs for Actors

Summer Ensemble

Attend all rehearsals (virtually or in person, as required), participate in discussions, arrive on time, prepare required research, respect other team members and staff at Crane Creations, get off book by the set dates, take initiative, respect the rules of the rehearsal space. 

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Jobs For Artistic Producers

Summer Ensemble

Bring a project from an idea to fruition. Use strategic thinking and skills such as budgeting, scheduling, human resources, marketing, promotion and sales. Master spreadsheets, multitasking, resource allocation and decision making. Evaluate the project’s viability before it starts and its success when it concludes.

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Stage Manager

Manage schedules, provide practical and organizational support during rehearsals, prep the space, make sure Zoom meetings are scheduled properly. Stay on top of contact lists, blocking notes, prop lists and make sure to remind everyone to take a break and to stay hydrated.

Deadline: May 13, 2021

Actors

Dates:
June 7th - July 31st

Attend all rehearsals (virtually or in person, as required), participate in discussions, arrive on time, prepare required research, respect other team members and staff at Crane Creations, get off book by the set dates, take initiative, respect the rules of the rehearsal space. 

Deadline: May 15, 2021

Artistic Producers

Dates:
June 21st - August 14th

Bring a project from an idea to fruition. Use strategic thinking and skills such as budgeting, scheduling, human resources, marketing, promotion and sales. Master spreadsheets, multitasking, resource allocation and decision making. Evaluate the project’s viability before it starts and its success when it concludes.

Deadline: May 17, 2021

What will you gain in this Arts Job?

Much more than a just a line on your resume

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Artistic Skills

Explore classical and contemporary text, improvisation, theatre around the world and their relevance and impact on arts jobs and society today.

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Orientation in Arts Jobs

Honest insight into professional organizations, structures and systems in place and how to navigate them successfully

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Financial Skills

Budgeting and financial literacy delivered in a comprehensible and easy to understand way, tailored for theatre artists’ needs.

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Leadership

Debate complex questions and develop ideas and strategies how to build not only your career but theatre ecosystem in Canada and Internationally.

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Touring in Arts

Discover how artists around the world use international touring as a source of income, and learn how to create shows that can allow you to participate in that market.

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Digital Skills

Discover how blog/content writing can earn you additional income, promote your work, while mastering WordPress, one of the most desired skills in todays job market.

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ARTS JOBS

For actors

know the steps

Step 1

Application: Easy to use online application form

Step 2

Questionnaire: Complete our skills and knowledge form

Step 3

Availability: Schedule your audition online

Step 4

Audition: 1 contemporary, 1 classical monologue

Step 5

Callback: 60 minutes long, in the form of a workshop

Step 6

Interview: A Human Resources regular job style interview

Step 7

Receive Results

ARTS JOBS

For Producers and Stage Managers

know the steps

Step 1

Application: Easy to use online application form

Step 2

Questionnaire: Complete our skills and knowledge form

Step 3

Availability: Schedule your interview online

Step 4

Interview 1: Meet the team and answer some questions

Step 5

Interview 2: A 60 minutes long group interview

Step 6

HR Interview: A Human Resources regular job style interview

Step 7

Receive Results

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How Much Do You Really Know About Theatre?

ARTS JOBS

Get paid to understand how your industry works.

ARTS JOBS

PROGRAM DATES : MAY 10TH - JULY 2ND 2022

Get paid to understand how your industry works.

Deadline to Apply: April 17 2022 11:59PM

FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers

Our team really values creating jobs for artists. Although it takes time and resources to make this project happen we are not burdening artists with any fees at the moment. If you would like to show appreciation for our time and this project please consider donating to our organization and keeping this program alive for other artists.

Yes, a year is a long time to gain new skills!
We are very happy to see the progress returning candidates make.

No, you can audition as many times as you want, we love creating arts jobs and want you to work in culture!

Generally do choose a monologue from a play, not from a film or a television series. Do memorize word for word, and stray away form paraphrasing. Take punctuation into account, as well as who your character is and what relationships they have with the people and the topics in your monologue.

We believe that classical monologues, which frequently contain verse, metre, alliteration, assonance, ambiguity and other tactics show off your technical capabilities as an actor.

We are thrilled to welcome everyone, but we should mention that our studio is unfortunately located on the second floor, and is currently only accessible by a staircase. We are hoping to persuade our landlord to improve the access in the future, but for now this is the only way to the studio.

Our studio is well connected by public transit. We are located within walking distance (8 min) from Clarkson GO Transit station in Mississauga, and there is a bus stop right across the street from our building.

We want to see you succeed. Don’t fret too much about what monologue to choose. Focus on how you perform it, rather than what is the monologue choice.

If you want to practice reading, join our Play Date, a monthly play reading club taking place online, on the third Thursday of each month.

Of course! Please feel free to share, and tell anyone looking for a paid arts job about this opportunity. We are also happy to provide you with flyers and posters to post in your school, community, library or local theatre. E-mail us or call us to discuss what format of materials would you like. 

Please feel free to come back with the same monologues or, if you would like to show us a new one, we are happy for you to do so. The choice of a monologue is not a decisive factor, the interpretation is. 

You are welcome to bring lunch. There is a small fridge available to keep the food cool, we also have a microwave and a kettle available to heat up the food and boil water.

Most of the participants attend the program only once. On rare occasions, we do have returning participants, usually candidates who show exceptional potential for a different field and would benefit from additional training.

Many of our participants stay in touch and continue working with us. Two of the past participants are now our full time employees, and several others work in culture in various capacities.

The purpose of this program is to offer an intensive and immersive experience into all different areas of being an artist, not to produce a show. There might be a public performance involved. If you are simply looking for a gig to put on your resume this program is not a good fit.

 Several companies in Canada offer opportunities to create new work. You can see a list of programs for new work creation here. This opportunity is tailored to artists who would like to spend time learning about various aspects of building a career in the arts rather than create new work. Although some of our past participants have gone on to create new work, we will not be asking you to create during this program. 

Depending on the state of the pandemic it may be possible to participate remotely in 2021.

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