Job (Calgary): Summer Drama Day Camp Counselors - Pumphouse Theatre

Date: Jan 29, 2019

Deadline: Apr 5, 2019 - 4:00 pm

The Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for four (4) full-time counselor positions for our annual Summer Drama Day Camp. The counselors will work under the guidance of the Program Coordinator and Drama Instructors to assist in the overall execution of the curriculum.

Drama camp activities include the exploration of acting, improvisation, creative movement, voice, sound, storytelling and playwriting. The goal of the program is to develop the social interaction and life skills of the young participants through the creative utilization of theatrical techniques. Students are facilitated in developing a production, which is performed for friends and family on the final day of camp. Pumphouse Theatre believes in drama education that encourages creativity, freedom and a healthy sense of play in our youth.

Potential candidates must be available from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday to Friday and are required to work during final performances. 

The successful applicants will: 

  1. Possess the ability to supervise young people between the ages of 8 - 14 and have had previous experience in this area
  2. Have an understanding of or be willing to learn the creative theatre process
  3. Display strong communication and interpersonal skills
  4. Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of the participants
  5. Some experience with the creative use and construction of props, costumes and sets is an asset.
  6. Know how to have fun!

Due to the structure of the Canadian Summer Jobs grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, applicants who are currently enrolled as students (High School or Post-Secondary) and are continuing their education in the fall of 2019 will have an advantage. Pumphouse Theatre is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and abilities to apply

The time commitment is approximately 40 hours per week, for nine weeks, beginning July 1 and continuing through to August 30, 2019 (Monday to Friday). Compensation will range from $15-$17 based on experience. For camp descriptions, please visit the Drama Class section of our website at

Please respond with a cover letter and resume to Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director, by mail, fax or e-mail by April 5, 2019.  No phone calls, please.  Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview, which will be held between April 22 and April 26, 2019.

Thank you in advance for all who apply. We look forward to meeting with you.

Kelly Malcolm
Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW T3C 3P5
Fax: 403.237.5357