- Posted by: Canadian Musicians Co-operative
- Closing Date: N/A
- Rate of Pay: Salary
- Positions Available: 10
- Type: Full Time
- Duration: Seasonal
- Avg. Hours/Week: 30
- Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends
- Education: College, University
Live Production Team (6 Position Titles)
The Live Production Team is responsible for helping coordinate our in-person rehearsals and performances. It consists of several different roles, which will be assigned based on each individual’s strengths, experiences, and interest. In the pre-screening questions of this application, please select which roles you are most interested in.
Full-time summer employment contracts range from 8 -16 weeks, April through September. Post-secondary students are welcomed and encouraged to apply for this position as part of their program’s requirements for a co-op or work placement. Contracts for most roles are offered at the Ontario minimum wage.
Some roles follow a hybrid work structure where employees both work from home or in person, as needed, based on demands of specific tasks and/or personal work preferences. Working from the office/studio/meeting location is encouraged when working on tasks that require a high degree of collaboration. Training and Workshops may be online or in-person, as needed.
Due to federal funding requirements for this position, eligible applicants must:
- Be 15–30 years of age on their first day of work
- Be a Canadian citizen, have a permanent resident card, or be protected under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (there is no requirement to be a student)
- Be present in Canada while working
- Hold a valid Social Insurance Number, and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
Stage Managers provide indispensable practical and organizational support to directors, performers, designers, and technical crew throughout the production and rehearsal process, and supervise onstage and backstage activity during performances to make sure the show goes off without a hitch. They facilitate communication across all creative and technical departments; act as a right hand to the director; oversee sets, props, lights, and sound; and call all technical cues during performances.
Recording Assistants use technical knowledge and expertise to produce and manipulate the sound for performances and recordings, including assembling, operating and maintaining the technical equipment used to record, amplify, enhance, mix or reproduce sound.
Theatre Technicians facilitate all the technical aspects and support required to mount the production onstage, including the operation and maintenance of lighting, sound, and related equipment and systems used in support of stage productions; stage management; and assisting with a variety of clerical office duties.
Production Assistants prepare schedules and budgets, secure and set up equipment, make travel arrangements, relay messages between the crew and performers, and other duties related to the broadcasting and production of technical rehearsals and performances.
Wardrobe Attendants maintain and coordinate all wardrobe elements before, during, and after technical rehearsals and live events.
Technical Assistants provide expanded support for sound reinforcement, lighting, computer, and audio-visual support, as well as logistical and operational support to rehearsals and live events.
Typical Work Hours
- Regular hours Tuesday - Friday
- Rotational coverage for evenings and weekends as scheduled
- We are closed for all staff on Mondays
The Co-op seeks individuals who enjoy collaboration, creativity, learning new skills, and engaging with artists and the community. This position includes some evenings and weekends as scheduled.
Any additional documentation (e.g., your own past projects or school assignments) should be included via the pre-screening box “Additional Documentation.” Please utilize a Google Drive, Dropbox, or equivalent platform to link these files (for preview in browser) to ensure that hiring staff can open the files.
Applications are only accepted via our branded “GetHired” portal. All pre-screening questions must be completed. If you have found this job posting on a website other than GetHired, visit https://CanadianMusicians.coop and click on the “Summer Employment Opportunities” button in the top right corner of the page to access the application portal and the full list of open positions.
To have your application successfully advance to screening, please ensure you complete all pre-interview questions.
Following our initial screening, applicants may be invited to a formal job interview. Interviews take place in March/April onwards until positions are filled. The number of positions available to be filled depends on funding received for this employment program.
Canadian Musicians Co-operative welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or require accommodations to apply, or for your interview.
The Co-op is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our members. The Co-op has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy strongly encouraging vaccinations for all employees who can be vaccinated against COVID-19 (respectful of Ontario Human Rights Code considerations). The Policy requires mandatory disclosure of vaccination status and full compliance with the policy requirements. All new employees (and re-hires) are subject to the COVID-19 Policy and the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy as a condition of employment and disclosure of vaccination status is required prior to commencing employment.
Co-op membership is not required to participate in the competition for this position, and no preference is given to existing members in our ranking process. Please note that you do not need to be a member of The Co-operative to apply. If you choose to accept a position with The Co-operative, you will be expected to join as a professional member upon acceptance of employment. Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.
Applicants not selected in this role are welcome to join the Co-op, as membership in a cooperative is open to all people who can reasonably use its services and stand willing to accept the responsibilities of membership. Professional Creator members enjoy access to the same live or digital resources, support and community as those in our Emerging Artist programs.
We thank you for your interest in Canadian Musicians Co-operative and submitting your application. Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.
Perks & Benefits
- Freebie bonuses
- Tuition reimbursement or payment for seminars and classes
- Career planning and development
- Professional association meeting, conference or seminar expense
- On the job training
- Additional training available
- Training opportunities
- Team building courses
- Professional development
- Team building activities or trips
- Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
- Bereavement period for the loss of pets
- Subsidized haircare
- Gym memberships or discounts
- Mental health days
- Service recognition program
- Free drinks such as pop, coffee, tea, juice, and espresso
- Free lunch
- Free popcorn, ice cream, fruit, or other snacks
- Standing desks
- Ergonomic chairs
- Cake on your birthday
- Free coffee
- Event tickets
- Flexible work hours
- Home most nights
- 5 Day work weeks
- Work on exciting projects
- Terrific work environment
- Flexible work environment
- Casual dress code