Assistant to the Artistic Director/Festival Production Assistant

Posted on March 27, 2019. Region: Swift Current, SK


The Great Southwest Shakespeare Festival, produced by The Lyric Theatre, will be held in a great tent at Riverside Park in Swift Current, from July 26 to August 17, 2019.

We are looking for a motivated, creative, energetic, team-oriented Assistant to the Artistic Director and Festival Production Assistant for our inaugural production, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Duties include

Researching historical period referenced in the production, including political and social context, fashion, design, and music.

Assisting with presentations to the cast and crew regarding Shakespeare history and context.

Assisting actors with learning lines

Assisting Artistic Director with sound design research

Festival site maintenance, as required

Set design and layout labourer

Props building

Assisting with festival tent raising, lowering and maintenance

Member of run crew team assigned to various tasks during rehearsals and performances of the play

Other duties as required of the position

Evening and weekend work will be required

Anticipated start date is May 1, 2019, and will continue for 16 weeks. Please note that this position is subject to funding approval from Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible for this position, applicants must prove that they meet the requirements of Canada Summer Jobs funding.

Send your resume and cover letter by email. Application Deadline: April 6, 2019.
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Swift Current, SK

Job type: Seasonal

Contact Information

Gordon McCall, Artistic Director
Email: [email protected]

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