Welcome to SUMMER ENSEMBLE...
Arts jobs for theatre actors, designers, managers, and producers.
AVAILABLE ARTS JOBS
WORK IN CULTURE
May 31st - July 24th
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
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
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 Job?
Much more than a just a line on your resume
Explore classical and contemporary text, improvisation, theatre around the world and their relevance and impact on arts jobs and society today.
Orientation in Arts Jobs
Honest insight into professional organizations, structures and systems in place and how to navigate them successfully
Budgeting and financial literacy delivered in a comprehensible and easy to understand way, tailored for theatre artists’ needs.
Debate complex questions and develop ideas and strategies how to build not only your career but theatre ecosystem in Canada and Internationally.
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.
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.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
know the steps
Application: Easy to use online application form
Questionnaire: Complete our skills and knowledge form
Availability: Schedule your audition online
Audition: 1 contemporary, 1 classical monologue
Callback: 60 minutes long, in the form of a workshop
Interview: A Human Resources regular job style interview
we want you to succeed in arts jobs
Passionate and committed to reflect the population of Canada as much as possible we want to see its reflection in arts jobs. We don’t type cast. Submitting your headshot is not mandatory, we do not want to judge you by your looks. We want to solely look at your education and experience.
Actors are invited to sit in on auditions. It’s the best way to learn how to improve by seeing the audition process from the other side. If you would like to sit on our audition panel, pease apply here.
We are happy to share statistics like: how many applications we received, people auditioned and got hired. All candidates have transparent insight into our selection process, in order to prepare well and understand the odds of getting hired.
Your privacy is respected at all times by never sharing your name or personal information; all information shared is for statistical purposes only to help us improve inclusivity and representation.
We try to provide as much information about how we work and how to succeed in getting hired. Check out our professional development opportunities, read 10 tips for getting hired, and for fun, take our quiz about the theatre world!
After the program is done we do our best to stay in touch with you, and help you build your career. Do invite us to shows and tag us on social media when you have good news to share.
LEARN ABOUT ARTS JOBS
Get paid to understand how your industry works.
Prepare for your audition
JOIN US FOR OUR PLAY READING SESSIONS EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
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.
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.