CREW CALL – Assistant & Volunteer Positions

Bygone Theatre is currently looking to fill several paid and volunteer positions for our upcoming productions. We have roles available for both experienced arts workers and for those interested in getting their feet wet; high school students may apply for some of these. Check out the details below, and contact Executive Director Emily Dix at emily@bygonetheatre.com with any questions.

Want to get involved but don’t see something that quite fits? Give us a shout, we are always happy to meet with new people and find ways to involve those who are interested.

The following positions are open for those looking to gain experience working in theatre, or for those who just like to be involved. Potential roles include;

  • Assistant stage manager
  • Assistant set designer
  • Production assistant
  • Marketing & social media assistant

These roles are open to those with little to no previous experience, including high school students. Students may fulfill their requisite 40 volunteer hours with these positions. Children under 18 will need to provide a signed parent permission form.

How to Apply:
Send a one-page cover letter to Emily Dix at emily@bygonetheatre.com, outlining any relevant skills or experience and describing how you would like to be involved, and what you would like to gain from the position.

 

Deadline for crew calls is February 1, 2016 at 5:00pm. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and an appropriate candidate may be accepted before the deadline; early applications are encouraged.

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Volunteer Position: Student Promotions and Social Media Intern

Bygone Theatre is looking for our next intern as part of our Youth Outreach initiative! Janice Li was our most recent volunteer, working as a Production Assistant; she worked on “Dial M For Murder” as an Assistant Stage Manager and helped build the set, creating our fabulous brick wall all by herself!

Right now we’re in-between shows, so we’re looking for someone to help with more general company stuff, especially with promotions and expanding our social media presence. The ideal candidate will be:

  1. A Toronto high school student
  2. Interested in and passionate about theatre and the arts
  3. knowledgable of social media platforms (ie. facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, wordpress, pinterest etc)
  4. Reliable and responsible
  5. Full of energy with a positive attitude and willingness to learn

What is key here is not so much experience as attitude; we are happy to share anything we know and hopefully you can teach us some things too!

While hours are extremely flexible, we do require a time commitment of a minimum of 3 months, as responsibilities will include maintaining (and possibly creating) social media accounts leading up until at least our November fundraiser.

We are open to adjusting the position to suit the students interests and needs; production based positions will be available closer to our next show, and students who assist out in other areas before then will be given preference.

This is a non-paying position, and a great way to earn your volunteer hours! Students who complete their tasks competently are welcome to use us as references or ask for a formal reference letter.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you’re interested in being involved, send your cover letter (explaining what relevant skills you have and why you want to be involved) and resume to bygonetheatre@hotmail.ca . We will contact potential candidates for interviews. Feel free to email us with any questions as well!

-E.