a Company of Fools is currently seeking a paid Design Apprentice for the 16th annual Torchlight Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night. Candidates must be between 18-30 years of age and returning to full time education in the fall. We are only able to consider candidates who meet this criteria.
Contract Dates: June-August (dates TBA)
Pay Rate: $15.50/hour, up to 40 hours per week
Assist Production Designers in sourcing and constructing design elements (costume and/or set)
Attend weekly production meetings with Designers, Director and Stage Management
Assist Production Manager and technicians in nightly setup and teardown of Torchlight stage
Repair, maintain, and clean all design elements
Working understanding of technical drawings and/or costume renderings
Basic working knowledge of scenic carpentry, scenic painting and/or costume construction
Comfortable working around power tools
Familiarization with Ottawa theatre companies and practices
Well organized, reliable and detail oriented
Sense of humour
Successful candidates must be available for the entire run, be physically capable of repeated heavy lifting and be able to maintain a professional, positive attitude at all times and in all sorts of summer weather (rain, shine, heat, humidity, cold)
Considered Assets (not required):
Familiarity with a Company of Fools and/or pursuit of theatre-related studies
Graphic Design experience
G class driver’s license / access to a vehicle
CPR and/or First Aid Training
Police record check
To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Nicholas Leno at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Wednesday May 16th, 2018 with the subject line “Design Apprentice.”
Thank you for your submission. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
a Company of Fools encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
This position has been made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs Program through Service Canada.
“Thanks to the Canadian Summer Jobs program, I was fortunate enough to have worked as the Apprentice Production Manager for a Company of Fools last year. The process was extremely enlightening for me. I got to work with the actors, make costumes and props, and work on the set, as well as backstage during the run. I feel like it really helped me understand everyones roles behind the scenes a lot more than I had before, and it was an amazing experience that I believe prepared me for the position that I have in the company for this year (Apprentice Stage Manager). I highly recommend taking advantage of these job positions, no matter what part of theatre you plan to pursue.”
– Kathryn “Katie” Haskell
Katie was one of our Canada Summer Jobs recipients in 2017, working as Production Apprentice on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She joins the company in 2018 as Apprentice Stage Manager.