Summer Drama Day Camp hiring

Date: Feb 2, 2017

The Pumphouse Theatre is seeking four (4) full time drama instructors and four (4) counselors positions for their annual Summer Drama Day Camp.

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 participants through 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.

Instructors

The Drama Instructors will work under the guidance of the Program Coordinator to assist in program development and be responsible for the overall execution of the curriculum. Instructors will also work closely in a leadership relationship with Camp Counselors.

Time commitment is approximately 40, beginning the week of June 26 and continuing through September 1, 2017 (Monday to Friday). The wage is $18.00 an hour. Final wage rate is pending upon federal funding approval.

The successful applicants will:

  • Possess the ability to supervise and instruct young people between the ages of 8 - 14 and will have had previous experience in this area.
  • Have a solid understanding of the creative theatre process and have experience and/or education in this area
  • Have had at least one term or semester of a Drama/Theatre class and/or Education class
  • Display strong communicative and interpersonal skills
  • Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of the participants
  • Experience with ESL
  • Know how to have fun!
  • Some experience with the creative use/construction of props, costumes and sets is an asset.

Due to the structure of the employment grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, instructor applicants must be currently enrolled as post-secondary students and are continuing their education in the fall of 2017.

 

Counselors

The Counselors will work under the guidance of the Program Coordinator and Drama Instructors to assist in the overall execution of the curriculum. 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:

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

Due to the structure of the employment grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, counselor applicants who are currently enrolled as students (High School or Post-Secondary) and are continuing their education in the fall of 2017 will have an advantage.

Time commitment is approximately 40 hours per week for 10 weeks, beginning the week of July 4 and continuing through to September 1, 2017 (Monday to Friday). The wage is $13.00 an hour. Final wage rate is pending upon federal funding approval.
 

For camp descriptions please visit the Drama Class section of the Pumphouse Theatre website.

Please respond with a cover letter and resume to Kelly Malcolm, Programming Coordinator, by mail, fax or e-mail by May 5th, 2017.

Kelly Malcolm

Programming Director

Pumphouse Theatre

2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW

T3C 3P5

Fax: 403.237.5357

No phone calls please. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview, which will be held between May 8th-12th 2017.