Vocalist and Apprentice Musical Director Job Posting

Driftwood Theatre’s 2019 Bard’s Bus Tour is looking for a vocalist and apprentice musical director for its production of William Shakespeare’s A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Bard’s Bus Tour is an annual summer Ontario tradition, touring to outdoor venues in communities across the province for 25 years.

The vocalist and apprentice musical director will join their voice to a company of eight actors and one musical director in Driftwood’s A Capella musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s most magical comedy. As a learning work-opportunity, the apprentice musical director will be provided with additional training in musical direction, composition and arrangement under supervision of the musical director.

The successful candidate will: have at least two years of professional experience or training in choral singing; demonstrated vocal percussion skills; and have an ability to communicate effectively and work productively with artists and theatrical staff.

Driftwood Theatre is dedicated to reflecting Canada’s rich diversity on and off stage in all of its work. Diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, ethno-cultural identity or gender are encouraged to apply.

Contract dates: June 24 – August 18, 2019.

Salary: $650/week + per diems during overnight touring

A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream is an original rocking, rolling, funktastic, jazz-infused a cappella musical, adapted from William Shakespeare’s text by composers Kevin Fox (Swingle Singers, Cadence) and Tom Lillington (Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Hampton Avenue) and director Jeremy Smith.

Vocalists/Apprentice Musical Directors are invited to make application by sending a brief cover letter and resume (as one pdf file) by email to Artistic Director, Jeremy Smith (jsmith@driftwoodtheatre.com).

Application deadline: April 23, 2019

Technical Director Job Posting

Driftwood Theatre’s 2019 Bard’s Bus Tour is looking for a Technical Director for its production of William Shakespeare’s A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Bard’s Bus Tour is an annual summer Ontario tradition, touring to outdoor venues in communities across the province for 25 years.

The Technical Director is responsible for coordinating all production resources in an efficient, safe and effective manner within budgetary and schedule parameters, and will travel with the tour to set up and run live sound while providing hands-on support and supervision for the technical aspects of the production. The Technical Director reports to the General Manager and supervises 2-4 daytime crew members.

The successful candidate will: have at least two years of professional experience or training in technical theatre and production; possess a high degree of professionalism and time management skills; a full class G driver’s license with experience driving 16’ cube trucks (or equivalent); and have an ability to communicate effectively and work productively with artists and theatrical staff. Experience in LED lighting mixing/control, live wireless microphone mixing an asset.

Driftwood Theatre is dedicated to reflecting Canada’s rich diversity on and off stage in all of its work. Diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, ethno-cultural identity or gender are encouraged to apply.

Contract dates: June 24 – August 25, 2019.

Salary: $700/week + per diems during overnight touring

Technical Directors are invited to make application by sending a brief cover letter and resume (as one pdf file) by email to General Manager, Lee Bolton (lbolton@driftwoodtheatre.com).

Application deadline: March 25, 2019

Job Posting: Front of House & Customer Service Manager

Driftwood Theatre’s is looking for a front of house/customer service manager for its 2019 Bard’s Bus Tour season

The Bard’s Bus Tour is an annual summer Ontario tradition, this year celebrating 25 years of touring to outdoor venues.

The Front of House/Customer Service Manager is responsible for delivering safe, orderly, timely and enjoyable theatre experiences for Driftwood’s audiences, community partners, volunteers, donors and company members.

The Front of House/Customer Service Manager is responsible for managing onsite relationships with partners in each community; preparing, setting up and running box office, seating and concessions at each performance; supervising  summer student and volunteer assistants; maintaining financial and attendance records for performances and outreach activities; handling online and in-person banking while on tour and participating in the daily set-up and strike of the performance site.

The successful candidate will have: at least two years of related work experience including client/customer service and some degree of management; a high degree of professionalism and time management skills; cash-handling experience; a full class G driver’s license with clean driving abstract and experience driving large vehicles (Ford E350 chassis or equivalent); the ability to communicate effectively and work productively with artists, theatrical staff and volunteers; capacity for lifting and carrying supplies and equipment; and most importantly will demonstrate grace under pressure.

Driftwood Theatre is dedicated to reflecting Canada’s rich diversity on and off stage in all of its work. Equity-seeking individuals of all backgrounds regardless of age, ethno-cultural identity or gender are encouraged to apply.

Contract dates: June 24 – August 25, 2019. (First and last weeks part-time.)

Salary: $700/week + per diems during overnight touring

Candidates are invited to make application by sending a brief cover letter and resume (as one pdf file) by email to General Manager, Lee Bolton (lbolton@driftwoodtheatre.com).

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Driftwood’s looking for board members!

Hop aboard the Bard’s Bus and help make theatre for everyone in Ontario as a member of Driftwood Theatre’s Board of Directors

Driftwood Theatre believes in accessible, professional live theatre for everyone in Ontario: no matter where you live or how much money you have in your pocket. On the road since 1995 visiting communities across the province, Driftwood is Ontario’s leading outdoor summer touring theatre company, performing for over 100,000 people in city parks, campus fields, schools, heritage museums and public squares.

As a prospective director of this registered charity, you’re a tireless ambassador for accessible culture, ready to engage in governance, fundraising, visioning and hands-on assistance in your area of expertise and at events.

In 2019 Driftwood celebrates its 25th anniversary and we are particularly looking for board members with expertise in fundraising and accounting/financial management who will help us shepherd some exciting opportunities to build a financial base for the company’s future.

The board currently meets six times per year in the GTA, but we welcome interest from anywhere in the province. Though in-person attendance at meetings is preferred, attendance by Skype or conference call is possible when necessary.

Dedicated to reflecting Canada’s rich diversity on and off stage, Driftwood encourages applicants of all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, ethno-cultural identity or gender.

Term begins January 2019.

To express interest or for more details, please contact Lee Bolton, General Manager: lbolton@driftwoodtheatre.com , 416-605-5132.