30 Volunteer positions

Date Posted: Mar 20, 2017
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Start Date: Mar 20, 2017

Salary: Volunteer
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City:
Term: Festival/event work

Organization Description

Theatre InspiraTO

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Theatre InspiraTO, www.theatreinspirato.ca , is a not-for-profit organization, which produces the InspiraTO Theatre Festival, Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival.  We have an innovative approach to theatre programming starting with an international contest, integrating training with local artists and a curated programming approach - all with the aim of producing high quality ten-minute plays.  We continual push the boundaries of what a theatre festival can be.



Job Description

The InspiraTO Theatre Festival, Alumnae Theatre, June 1 to 10, 2017

OVER 30 VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Participate, create, collaborate and make a difference. Be part of it all.

Theatre InspiraTO, the producers of the InspiraTO Festival, Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, with 220 ten-minute plays produced to date is set to showcase its 12th Festival.   Our volunteer base is the reason we have been able to grow each year. There are various opportunities to share your creativity and voice. For our 11th season we have four different shows: red, blue, white and black with 36 performances in total. Be part of an innovative theatre festival with over 100 participating artists. 

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS :

4 Stage Managers 
2 Lighting operators 
1 Projectionists/sound operator
5 Assistant Stage Managers
2 Make Up 
14 Front of House
Social Marketing Lead 
Facebook Campaigner 
Twitter Champion 
Website Coordinator (we have a new website shortly)

Lighting Designer        



Requirements:

PRODUCTION POSITIONS

red or blue Show Stage Managers/Mainstage (2 positions) 
Leading and calling the production of each show. You should have some experience in stage managing or be part of a production theatre program in college or university.
Of Interest: The Stage Manager calls and runs each show: 6 ten-minute plays, coordinating the lighting operator, sound/projectiontists, ASMs.
Dates: See Mainstage schedule below. State which colour Show you would like to stage manage.You need to be available for all the performances and tech runs of that show.

white or black Show Stage Managers/Studio/Trinity (2 positions) 
Leading and calling the production of each show. The unique set up requires audiences to move from space to space which feels more akin to a "site specific" play. You should have some experience in stage managing or be part of a production theatre program in college or university.
Of Interest: The Stage Manager calls and runs each show: 6 ten-minute plays, coordinating the lighting operator, sound/projectiontists, coordinating actors. 
Dates: See Studio/Trinity schedule below. State which colour Show you would like to stage manage. You need to be available for all the performances and tech runs of that show.

Assistant Stage Managers/Mainstage (5 positions) 
Working backstage with the actors and coordinating the set changes. No experience required but experience in theatre helpful.
Of Interest: The InspiraTO festival has quick set changes between each play (6 ten-minute plays per show) which requires attention to detail and handling over 14 actors per show.
Dates: See Mainstage schedule below. You need to be available for all the performances and tech runs. You can be an Assistant Stage Manage for one or both shows (let us know your interest).  

Lighting Operator /Mainstage (2 positions) 
You will be in the booth working with a lighting board and working closely with the Stage Manager ensuring all lighting cues are in sync. Experience, training or understanding of lighting board preferred. Ideally you would be also be available on Friday May 22 during the day, when we will be doing the light focus (but not mandatory).
We have a second lighting operator position for the Studio shows.
Of Interest: The lighting operator is a crucial role and set ups the lighting cues during the tech runs and runs the lighting board during each performance.
Dates: See Mainstage schedule below. You must be available for all the tech runs for both shows. If you would like to be the lighting operator for the Studio shows see the schedule below.  

Sound/Projectionist Operator/Mainstage (1 position) 
You will be in the booth working with a laptop and working closely with the Stage Manager ensuring all sound cues and projections are in sync. No experience necessary.
Of Interest: InspiraTO is known for their projections (using three projectors) to enhance the Mainstage Performances. There may be some flexibility as the role will be shared between two people.
Dates: See Mainstage schedule below. You must be available for all the tech runs and both shows. If we have two operators we will split the times between the two shows. State if you would be available for both colours or only one.

Front House Ambassadors (14 positions) 
InspiraTO has a fantastic line up for its upcoming 11th season. You will be helping patrons with the box office, acting as InspiraTO Ambassadors and helping guide patrons to one of the four shows.   
Of Interest: All this means an opportunity to be part of Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, as we expand and add a dynamic series of shows. See shows for free.
Dates: See Front of House schedule below. You must be available for at least two shows. You will be requested to attend an orientation closer to the opening dates of the festival -- please state your availability.

Make Up Artist (2 positions) 
With over 50 actors we need two Make Up Artists; you need to be available for the dress rehearsals and performances. 
Of Interest: Although many of the actors require basic make up, the sheer number of actors (50) requires good organization skills.
Dates: There are over 50 actors with varies degrees of make-up requirement. There is room for flexibility on the dates as long as there is at least one Make Up Artist for any given show. click here  -- open the Overview Schedule to see the dress rehearsal and performances. State dates available.

MARKETING VOLUNTEERS

Social Marketing Lead 
Social media plays an ever increasing role in the InspiraTO Theatre Festival. Theatre InspiraTO has a website (highlighting 100 theatre artists), a facebook fanpage, twitter, uses Constant Contact for email marketing with a growing database and has just recently created a new 3D InspiraTO bird we plan to use for promotions. You would guide and coordinate the three social media leads: facebook, twitter and the website.
Of Interest: This is ideal for someone who wants to play a leadership role in social media marketing and be an integral part of the InspiraTO team. We are seeking an individual who has a solid understanding and experience with social media with a love for and the arts. You will create a overall social media strategy, plan and execute weekly facebook, twitter, website content with the other social media leads.  
Dates: Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible and as we get closer to the actual festival (3-4 hrs/week from April, to May and early June) with a greater time commitment during the performances.

Facebook Campaigner 
InspiraTO's Facebook page has a diverse source of content, interest and promotion and acts as InspiraTO's updates and story highlights. You have a solid understanding of facebook.
Of Interest: This is ideal for someone who has ideas on what stories to highlight and would love to be part of a team promoting a theatre festival. 
Dates: Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible and as we get closer to the actual festival (3-4hrs/week from April, to May and early June) with a greater time commitment during the performances.
    
Twitter Champion 
When used effectively twitter can play a vital role in theatre. This year we have created four 3D InspiraTO birds that can be used creatively and playfully to convey InspiraTO's message.    
Of Interest: This is ideal for someone who loves to consistently take part in social media conversation and show they are having fun.     
Dates: Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible and as we get closer to the actual festival (3-4 hrs/week from April, to May and early June) with a greater time commitment during the performances.

Website Coordinator  
Theatre InspiraTO has over 100 theatre artists participating. The website coordinator ensures artists are showcased on the website by listing artists bios, photos, shows etc. You need to be highly organized.
Of Interest: If you like the challenge of coordinating and updating a host of information for a dynamic cultural event you will find this volunteer position stimulating.
Dates: Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible  and as we get closer to the actual festival (3-5 hrs/week from April, to May and early June) with a greater time commitment during the performances.
 



Additional Info:

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

For an overview of the schedule and detailed breakdown of the tech click here.

SCHEDULE: You must be available for the times listed (unless otherwise stated) 

Lighting Operator Mainstage
Schedule:
Fri. May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm, Focus
Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and break), red tech
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm, blue tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), red tech
Tues. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), blue tech
Wed May 31 - 4 to 10:30 pm (breaks), dress    
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, one performance
Sat June 3; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), three performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances 
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), three performances  

Projectionist Mainstage
Same schedule as Lighting Operator Mainstage (except it’s not necessary to be there on Fri. May 26).     

Lighting Operator Studio Schedule:
Fri. May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm,
Hang Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and break), Focus, black tech
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm, white tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), black tech
Tues. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), white tech
Wed May 31 - 2:30 to 9 pm (breaks), dress    
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 3; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (breaks), four performances
Mon. June 5; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Tues June 6;  6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), three performances  

Assistant Stage Managers/Mainstage (5 positions) Schedule:
Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and breaks), tech
Sun. May 28; 10 to 6 pm (lunch and breaks), tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm - 10 pm (break), tech
Tues. May 30; 5 pm - 10 pm (break), tech
Wed. May 31; 4 pm to 11 pm (break), dress
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, performance Sat June 3; 3 pm to 9:30 pm, performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), performances  
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, performance
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm, performances/awards  

redShow Stage Manager:
Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and break), tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), tech
Wed. May 31; 4 pm to 7 pm, dress
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 9:30 pm, performance
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, performance
Sat June 3; 5 pm to 7:30 pm, performance
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, performance
Thurs, June 8; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, performance  
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), two performances  

blueShow Stage Manager:
Sun. May 28; 10 to 6 pm (lunch and break), tech
Tues. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), tech
Wed. May 31; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, dress
Thurs. June 1; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, performance
Sat June 3; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), two performances
Wed. June 7; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, performance
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, performance 
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, performance
Sat June 10; 5 pm to 7:30 pm, performance/awards 
  
whiteShow Stage Manager
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm, white tech
Tues. May 30;  5 pm - 10 pm (break),
white tech Wed May 31 - 5:30 to 8:30 pm (breaks), dress    
Thurs. June 1; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performance
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, one performance
Sat June 3; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), two performances
Mon. June 5; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performances
Tues June 6;  6 pm to 8:30 pm, one performances
Wed. June 7; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performance  
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, one performance
Fri. June 9; 9 pm to 11:00 pm, one performances
Sat June 10; 1 pm to 7:30 pm (break), two performances  

blackShow Stage Manager:
Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and break), Focus,
black tech Mon. May 29;  5 pm - 10 pm (break), black tech
Wed May 31 - 2:30 to 5:00 pm, dress    
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 9:30 pm, one performance
Fri. June 2; 9 pm to 11:00 pm, one performance
Sat June 3; 1 pm to 7:30 pm (break), two performances   
Mon. June 5; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, one performances
Tues June 6;  8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, one performance 
Thurs, June 8; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performance
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, one performances
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), two performances

Make Up Artist (2 positions):
Dates: There are over 50 actors with varies degrees of make-up requirements. There is room for flexibility on the dates as long as there is at least one Make Up Artist for any given show.
Schedule:
Wed May 31 - 2:30 to 9 pm (breaks), dress    
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 3; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (breaks), four performances
Mon. June 5; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Tues June 6;  6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 10; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (break), four performances  

Front House Ambassadors (14 positions)
Dates: See Front of House schedule below. You must be available for at least two shows. You will be requested to attend an orientation closer to the opening dates of the festival -- please state your availability.
Performances:
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 3; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (breaks), four performances
Mon. June 5; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Tues June 6;  6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 10; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (break), four performances

Lighting Designer Mainstage:
Flexible: Consultation with Lead Director
Wed. May 24 - 9 am to 5 pm, Hang
Fri. May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm, Focus
Sat. May 27 - 9 - 6 pm, red tech 
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm, blue tech
Wed June 31 - 4 to 10:30 pm (breaks), dress       

Lighting Designer Studio:
Consultation with Lead Director
Fri. May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm, Hang
Sat. May 27 - 9 am -12 pm focus  red tech 
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm blue tech
Wed June 31 - 2 - 8:30 pm (breaks), dress  

Click here to see the overview of performances, production and details of the tech. 

Defiant. Fired Up! Your voice matters.



How to Apply:

HOW TO APPLY:
 
You may apply for more than one position. To apply please email Taryn Parrish, Assistant Producer: tarynparrish@gmail.com

In the subject line write: Volunteer Position In the body of the email:
1. Contact info: name, email and phone no.
2. Write the position(s) you're applying for and why this would be suited for you
3. Your background: education, work experience and extracurricular activity
4. Your current status (going to school, working etc)
5.  General availability (when you’re generally free)

We have ongoing application. Our first wave of deadlines to apply: April 1/17. Second wave of deadlines: April 10. 3rd  wave of deadlines: April 30.   After that date we will post what positions are still open.



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Email: tarynparrish@gmail.com
Website: www.theatreinspirato.ca

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