(Job) Armourer - Badlands Passion Play, Drumheller, AB

Date: Dec 12, 2017

Armourer / Wardrobe Assistant - The Canadian Badlands Passion Play
This is a temporary, full-time position.
Province: Drumheller, Alberta (on-site accommodations available)
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Posted: December 12, 2017

Job Description:
The Armourer is in charge of designing, maintaining, and modifying armour, helmets, and weapons.  During the run of the show they work backstage with other Wardrobe Assistants and Stage Management to organize and execute quick changes, wardrobe maintenance, and laundry.

Most staff members live together on-site, so we are looking for positive team members who understand how to live cooperatively in community with mutual respect, refined stress management skills, and healthy boundaries.  

Contract Dates:
The contract runs from May 7 to July 27, 2018 in Drumheller, AB (on-site accommodations are available).

Contractor Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining, repairing, or renovating armour as required.
  • Pulling or storing costumes as required.
  • Sewing new costumes or assembling costumes from general stock, under the direction of Head of Wardrobe.
  • Attending team meetings as needed.
  • Helping to input actor and costume data (with photographs) during costume fittings, and instructing actors on the proper wearing of armour / weapons and removal of modern accessories (sunglasses, Fitbits, wedding rings, etc.).
  • Assisting with construction, alteration, and repair of costume stock (including gluing, sewing, and repairing shoes) under the direction of the Head of Wardrobe.
  • Assisting with armour pre-sets, dressing, and quick-changes during Dress Rehearsals and Performances (in collaboration with Head of Wardrobe and Stage Management).
  • Liaising with performers to resolve any difficulties or issues that arise during rehearsals or performances. 
  • Assisting with show laundry each night as required.
  • Assisting with end-of-season strike and winter storage of costumes.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure, and balance tight deadlines with personal care and stress management
  • Experience and education in Theatre and/or management
  • Previous experience in theatres which are comprised mainly of volunteer actors
  • Experience in outdoor theatre and/or events
  • Must enjoy working in a challenging creative environment. With 200 hundred volunteer actors, animals, extreme heat, cold, rain, mud, and a tight schedule, it’s important that staff have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour.
  • Willing and able to walk the challenging outdoor, 60-acre set

Please take a moment to visit our website www.canadianpassionplay.com and submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations.
The deadline for resume submission is Friday January 15, 2018.

Vance Neudorf – Executive Director
1-403-823-2001 ext. 226
Employer Profile:
Now in its 25th Season, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. The company is a unique combination of primarily volunteer performers with professional mentors and crew. The company mandate is to annually depict the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. It is performed on Canada’s largest outdoor stage, built into the hills of the Drumheller badlands in front of a 2700-seat outdoor amphitheatre.