Apprentice Production Manager – Torchlight 2017

a Company of Fools is currently seeking a paid Apprentice Production Manager  to join the Torchlight Shakespeare team during the run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Candidates must be between the ages of 15-30 and returning to full-time post studies in the fall.

Contract date:  June 7th-August 23rd, 2017 (11WKS)

Pay Rate:  $13.00/HR 35HRS/WK

Apprentice Production Manager

Reporting to the Production Manager and Stage Manager, the Apprentice Production Manager  assists with any and all production related duties regarding costume and set construction, logistics, rehearsals, set up and teardown.  During the run, the candidate will assist the Stage Management team with stage set up and teardown as well as backstage crew work as required.  Duties also include postering, flyering and light administration.

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).


Familiarization with Ottawa theatre companies and practices
Well organized and detail oriented
Clear communication skills
Solution oriented
Positive, professional, respectful attitude
Reliability and punctuality
Sense of humour

Considered Assets (not required):

Familiarity with a Company of Fools and/or pursuit of theatre-related studies
G class driver’s license / access to a vehicle
CPR and/or First Aid Training

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To apply please send a cover letter and cv to Ms. Alexandra Isenor at  [email protected] no later than 5pm on Monday April 24th, 2017 with the subject line “Apprentice Production Manager”

** Please title your documents using your first initial and last name,  following this example: ‘A. Isenor – Cover Letter – Apprentice Production Manager’ and ‘A. Isenor – CV – Apprentice Production Manager’

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.