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Auditions

Thank you to all of those who submitted their credentials for casting consideration in Heathers: The Musical. Those selected for audition will be contacted directly for scheduling. break legs!


Job Postings

Postings include both production positions that are paid with competitive honorariums to part-time Front of House, ushering or work study positions paid by the hour. Production positions are open to the general public (including U of T students) while Front of House, ushering and/or work study positions are only open to current U of T students.

 

Technical Coordinator

Hart House Theatre is looking for a Technical Coordinator for the upcoming 2018/2019 season.  This is a casual contract position for a temporary position vacancy.  The contract will be a minimum 6 months with an option for additional time if needed.

Application deadline: June 15, 2018

More information including necessary qualifications, application process and pay scale can be found here >>


Volunteer Positions

Join the blend of students and professionals, actors, playwrights, dancers, directors, musicians and technicians in a unique educational opportunity!

Benefits:

  • Opportunities for personal development and confidence building: learn a skill and meet new people.
  • Rare university opportunity that allows you to work with other students, alumni, community members, university staff and theatrical industry professionals.
  • Work as part of a team towards a larger goal of a high quality theatrical production.
  • You will get your name and job title listed in the Hart House Theatre Program.

 

Assisting Professionals (Time Commitment: 2 – 3 months):

These positions are reserved for current U of T students with experience working on theatrical productions looking to expand their craft by working alongside industry professionals. Interested applicants can forward a resume/CV and statement of interest to the Education and Production Coordinator, Gillian Lewis at gillian.lewis@utoronto.ca. The number of hours for each of these positions will be determined by their direct supervisor.

Not all positions are offered for each Production. Potential positions available are as follows:

  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Dramaturg
  • Assistant Musical Director
  • Assistant Technical Director – a valid driver’s license is required for interested candidates.
  • Assistant Designers (for either: Costumes, Set, Props, Lighting, Sound, Video)
  • Assistant Stage Manager

 

Short Term Design Opportunities (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks):

  • Head Painter – work directly with Set Designer and Technical Director. Instructs volunteer painters on the techniques and lead the work calls.
  • Set Build Leaders – work directly with the Set Designer and Technical Director. Instructs volunteer set build crew on the techniques and lead the work calls.
  • Wardrobe Build Crew – work directly with the Costume Designer to build, alter and repair costumes for the production. Machine and hand sewing skills required.

 

Outreach Opportunities (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks per production)

  • Marketing / Outreach / Audience Development – assist the Theatre’s marketing team with promoting productions around campus and in the community as a whole, including: classroom visits, promotional events and surveys with audience members in the lobby before and after performances.

 

Running Crew Positions (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks):

  • Lighting Board Operator – work directly with Stage Manager and Head Technician. Test equipment before shows; operate lighting cues during the performances.
  • Sound/Video Operator – work directly with Stage Manager and Head Technician. Test equipment before shows; operate sound/video cues during the performances.
  • Backstage Running Crew – work directly with Assistant Stage Managers, Head Technician and Cast. Assist with scene changes, curtain operation and any other effects run from backstage.
  • Wardrobe Running Crew – work directly with Assistant Stage Managers, Head Technician and Cast. Assist with costume changes, wardrobe repairs and laundry.

 

Production Assistants (Minimal Time Commitments/any number of hours):

Production Assistant is a broad term meaning general labour who participates in a specific task or many tasks to contribute to the labour requirements for the show. This might include, but is not limited to:

  • light walking
  • painting
  • set/prop/wardrobe builds
  • postering
  • Stuffing envelopes for mailings

 

  • replacement running crew
  • dressing room set up/clean up
  • cleanup of set/prop/costume inventories
  • audience outreach
  • stocking first aid kits

DON’T SEE ANYTHING THAT INTERESTS YOU? Contact us to discuss other ways to get involved!

Resource Documents:
  • To download a PDF version of the Volunteer Information Package, please click here. This document includes more information on Hart House Theatre, Volunteer Opportunities and Frequently asked Questions
  • To download a PDF version of Job Descriptions and Theatrical Terms, please click here.  This is a resource document for anyone interested in learning more about the staff structure and Theatrical terminology.
  • To download a PDF version of the Calendar Dates for Volunteers, please click here. This document gives volunteers a season overview of when we may require each position.

 

If you are interested in volunteering at Hart House Theatre, please contact:

Gillian Lewis
Education and Production Coordinator
Hart House Theatre
416.978.6392
gillian.lewis@utoronto.ca