Hiring for Summer Positions

The Covid Pandemic may have shuttered our live theatre efforts, but Driftwood Theatre still has summer projects on the go. We’re looking for some creative, outgoing and friendly folk to help us manage, create, communicate and celebrate our plans for Driftwood Digital 2021.

Driftwood Theatre is committed to reflecting Canada’s rich diversity in all aspects of our work We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and will prioritize applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Women, Gender minorities, 2SLGBTQ+, d/Deaf, Disabled/People with Disabilities, and/or Neurodiverse.

The following positions are made possible with the generous support of Canada Summer Jobs. Candidates must be between 19-30 years of age and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Here’s a list of what we’re looking for (full postings below). If you think one of these is you, please reach out!

  • Production Manager, June 21 – August 29, 2021. Apply by June 1.
  • Communications Coordinator, June 7 – August 15, 2021. Apply by June 1.
  • Sales and Partnership Clerk, June 7 – August 15, 2021. Apply by June 1.

To apply, send a covering letter and resume (as a single PDF document) to Artistic Director, Jeremy Smith at jsmith[at]driftwoodtheatre[domt]com.


Production Manager

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Production Manager is directly involved with the preparation and management of overall production elements and scheduling for all Driftwood Digital 2021 projects. 

Duties and Responsibilities include

Management

      • Work with director and production staff in realizing all production elements
      • Supervise and coordinate the construction and installation of all sets, props, and costumes.
      • Manage and maintain expenses within the production budgets, providing accurate and orderly records of all production expenses
      • In consultation with the Artistic Director, develop, communicate production calendar and daily schedules
      • Provide guidance, mentorship and correction to production personnel when necessary
      • Coordinate purchase, rental, maintenance and returns (where applicable) of all production elements
      • Make recommendations on capital equipment expenditures for production areas
      • Attend all design, production and post-mortem meetings

Personnel

      • Train and supervise all crews in the safe use of all equipment requiring use in the show.
      • Ensure that all production personnel are familiar with their job descriptions and abide by all company policies and procedures.
      • Compile and maintain Emergency Information forms from all day crew members, including emergency contacts, allergies, and medical conditions.

Health & Safety

      • Be familiar with the safe and efficient operation of all equipment used in the preparation and production of the show, including lighting and sound instruments and control boards, rigging, deck.
      • Be responsible for teaching general safety procedures and working practice on site.
      • Report any accidents/incidents promptly to the Artistic Director.

On Site

      • Act as Production Driver when required
      • Ensure that any additional equipment or material needed for a site is obtained.
      • Abide by and ensure that all the theatre’s On Site policies are adhered to.
      • Conduct daily systems check
      • Record sound, including live wireless lav mixing, for all filming
      • Supervise and assist in all set ups and strikes
      • Supervise and/or conduct any necessary repairs incurred during the contract.
      • Submit any recommendations regarding repairs and replacement to the Artistic Director.

Other

      • Uphold the professional image and name of the Theatre in good faith during all dealings with staff, guest artists, the public, suppliers and partners
      • At conclusion of contract, provide feedback and suggestions for updating of this position description.

Knowledge and Skills Required

      • High degree of professionalism, motivation and time management skills
      • Experience in technical theatre, production or stage management
      • Class G driver’s license with experience driving 16’ cube trucks
      • Excellent organization and time management skills
      • Experience in sound recording for film an asset
      • Proficiency in all MS Office and Google Suite Applications
      • Ability to communicate and work productively with artists, theatrical staff and
      • Ability to build positive relationships with a variety of industry suppliers
      • First Aid certification an asset

Salary/Job Details

      • This is a full-time (35hrs/wk), contract position with some flexibility in the schedule
      • Contract dates: June 21 – August 29, 2021
      • Salary: $20/hr + 4% vacation for the duration of the contract
      • This position includes scope of work which will be conducted both at home (daily work, Zoom meetings) and in-person (filming) when it is safe to do so. Toronto will be the point of origin for all travel.
      • Driftwood is committed to a five-day work week, however this position may require evening and weekend work, and occasional travel. Time off in lieu of payment will be given for overtime.

Communications Coordinator

Reporting to the Development and Communications Manager, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of online publicity and communications for Driftwood Theatre’s Digital 2021 programming and outreach initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities include

      • Liaising with the Artistic Director, Directors and Creative Teams to develop publicity materials and packaging for all projects
      • Developing and implementing monthly, weekly and daily social media plans (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Driftwood website) with qualifiable and qualitative goals
      • Evaluating and reviewing communications plans on a regular basis
      • Coordinating PR events with company members, community partners and the public

Knowledge and Skills Required

      • Detail oriented, self-motivated and comfortable working in a small, collaborative team environment
      • Experience in and understanding of non-profit performing arts organizations
      • Comfortable picking up the phone or meeting face-to-face (or electronically, until it is safe) to pitch our organization with passion and credibility
      • Excellent public speaker: able to compellingly communicate passion about the organization to a variety of audiences
      • Strong writing and editing skills: ability to communicate clearly, persuasively and effectively
      • Excellent organization and time management skills
      • Proficiency in social media management
      • Proficiency in all MS Office and Google Suite Applications
      • Design skills and facility with Adobe Photoshop, inDesign, WordPress an asset
      • Facility with Customer Relations Management CRM) applications and online e-marketing tools an asset; the ability to learn new computer programs.

Salary/Job Details

      • This is a full-time (35hrs/wk), contract position with some flexibility in the schedule
      • Contract dates: June 7 – August 15, 2021
      • Salary: $14.50/hr + 4% vacation for the duration of the contract
      • This position will work from home, participating in regular meetings online and/or in-person (when it is safe to do so)
      • Driftwood is committed to a five-day work week, however this position may require evening and weekend work, and occasional travel. Time off in lieu of payment will be given for overtime.

Sales and Partnership Clerk

Under the guidance of the Development and Communications Manager, the Sales and Partnership Clerk will work to coordinate all sales and partnerships with customers, both individual and corporate for Driftwood’s Digital 2021 series.

Duties and Responsibilities include

  • Under the direction of the Development and Communications Manager, approach and secure successful partnerships with stakeholders (public, partners, sponsors)
  • Communicate and coordinate sales relationships with all project customers (public, partners, sponsors), acting as a liaison between the theatre and customers
  • Ensure all details of customer relationships (ticket purchases, perks, partner benefits) are met or exceeded
  • Maintain a database of the details of all corporate partnerships and sponsorships
  • Provide weekly sales and partnership reports

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and comfortable working in a small, collaborative team environment
  • Experience in and understanding of non-profit performing arts organizations an asset
  • Experience in sales (ie: retail, corporate sponsorships and partnerships)
  • Comfortable picking up the phone or meeting face-to-face (or electronically, until it is safe) to pitch our organization with passion and credibility
  • Excellent public speaker: able to compellingly communicate passion about the organization to a variety of audiences
  • Strong writing and editing skills: ability to communicate clearly, persuasively and effectively
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Proficiency in all MS Office and Google Suite Applications
  • Facility with Customer Relations Management CRM) applications and online e-marketing tools an asset; the ability to learn new computer programs.

Salary/Job Details

  • This is a full-time (35hrs/wk), contract position with some flexibility in the schedule
  • Contract dates: June 7 – August 15, 2021
  • Salary: $18/hr + 4% vacation for the duration of the contract
  • This position will work from home, participating in regular meetings online and/or in-person (when it is safe to do so)
  • Driftwood is committed to a five-day work week, however this position may require evening and weekend work, and occasional travel. Time off in lieu of payment will be given for overtime.
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