Call for New Board Members 2020

Help bring theatre to audiences across Ontario as a member of Driftwood Theatre’s Volunteer Board of Directors

Ontario’s longest-running outdoor, touring summer theatre company is looking for new board members to help realize Driftwood’s vision of theatre for everyone in Ontario.

We welcome interest from anywhere in the province. 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.

New board members will be expected to attend Driftwood’s Annual General Meeting on January 25, 2020.

Prospective board members are asked to fill out an online application. Submissions are due by December 6, 2019.

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For more details please contact Driftwood’s board of directors at boardofdirectors@driftwoodtheatre.com

About Driftwood’s Volunteer Board

Driftwood’s volunteer board is comprised of 5-8 members who are ambassadors for accessible culture, engaging in governance, fundraising, event planning, visioning and hands-on assistance. A director’s involvement focuses primarily on their area of expertise.

The board meets five-six times per year. Four regular meetings take place via video conference (March, May, September, November). The Annual General Meeting and board retreat take place annually in January/February in a location mutually agreed upon by the board.

Board members are expected to serve on at least one committee (standing committees include Finance, Fundraising, Events, Strategic Planning, Board Nominating) which meet by video conference on varied schedules.

As visionaries and leaders, board members are involved in developing and setting Driftwood’s strategic vision, ensuring growth and stability while holding true to Driftwood’s vision of accessible theatre for everyone.

As ambassadors, Driftwood board members volunteer at events including Play in a Pub, Trafalgar 24 and our annual Bard’s Bus Tour.

Anticipated amount of volunteer time (including meetings, events and tasks) is approximately 40-50 hours annually.

Terms are three years and board members are expected to serve one full term (beginning January 2020).

The nomination committee is particularly interested in candidates who: live in regional Ontario communities, with experience or expertise in marketing, fundraising, event management, networking, board governance, finance, legal and/or community engagement.

About Driftwood

Driftwood Theatre believes in accessible, professional live theatre for everyone in Ontario. On the road for over 25 years 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.

Driftwood Theatre is a registered charitable organization. Charitable Business Number: 88636 4363 RR0001.

Summer Jobs Posting with Driftwood

Driftwood Theatre’s 2019 Bard’s Bus Tour is looking to fill three summer jobs as part of its upcoming 25th Anniversary production of A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Applications are being welcomed for Outreach Coordinator, Apprentice Tour Producer and Technical Director/Sound Technician

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

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Reporting to the General Manager, the Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of Driftwood Theatre’s summer outreach initiatives including the Shakespearience Festival, Community Picnics, Beyond the Bard readings and educational displays/activities related to the summer performance. Tasks and responsibilities include: scheduling special events, classes and workshops; publicizing outreach activities; outreach to presenting partners; participant recruitment and liaison; coordinating artists, guest speakers and instructors; preparing reports for presenting partners and funders.

Based in Peterborough, the Outreach Coordinator will also be required to assist at some events in the GTA and at Driftwood’s touring locations.

The successful candidate will have experience in event management and educational projects and possess a professional, hardworking, outgoing and personable disposition with excellent communication and management skills, and a passion for the theatre. Access to a vehicle required.

Employment Details: Full Time x 8 weeks @ $14.25/hr (evening and weekend work required)

Location: Peterborough with some travel required

Please send a brief cover letter, resume and two references (as one pdf attachment) to: Lee Bolton, General Manager (lbolton@driftwoodtheatre.com)

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019


APPRENTICE TOUR PRODUCER

Reporting to the General Manager, the Apprentice Tour Producer will assist in all aspects of managing Driftwood’s summer tour, including: liaison with presenting partners and funders, social media management, production management, scheduling, publicity, sales and patron management.

Based in Peterborough, the Apprentice Tour Producer will also be required to assist at some events in the GTA and travel to some of our tour locations.

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and sales skills, comfort in Office and G-suite as well as experience in project management and possess a professional, hardworking, outgoing and personable disposition with excellent communication and management skills, and a passion for the theatre. Access to a vehicle required.

Employment Details: Full Time x 8 weeks @ $14/hr (some evening and weekend work required)

Location: Peterborough with some travel required

Please send a brief cover letter, resume and two references (as one pdf attachment) to: Lee Bolton, General Manager (lbolton@driftwoodtheatre.com)

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019


TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/SOUND TECHNICIAN 

The Technical Director is responsible for coordinating 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 crew members.

The successful candidate will have: at least two years of training in technical theatre and production; 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 an ability to communicate effectively and work productively with artists and theatrical staff. Experience in LED lighting mixing/control an asset, live wireless microphone mixing required.

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. Funding may require candidates within certain parameters.

Contract dates: July 2 – August 23, 2018.

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: May 20, 2019

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 EXTENDED: April 30, 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 EXTENDED: April 30, 2019