Production Assistant/Driver - Shakespeare in High Park

Date Posted: Mar 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 14, 2019
Start Date: May 20, 2019

Salary: Hourly - $18/hr 40 hr week
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Canadian Stage
Based in Toronto, Canadian Stage is one of Canada’s leading not-for-profit contemporary theatre companies. The company produces and showcases innovative theatre work from Canada and around the world, allowing its audience to encounter daring work guided by a strong directorial vision and a 21st-century aesthetic.

Job Description

Position: Production Assistant/Driver - Shakespeare in High Park
Status: Full time -Contract - May 20-July 14, 2019
Hourly: $18/hr  40 hr week

Position Summary:
The Production Assistant /Driver is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Canadian Stage office and summer production at High Park.  This is an 8 week contract position beginning the week of May 20, 2019 and continuing through to July 14, 2019.

Key Relationships:

  • Member of the Production Department
  • Reports directly to the Technical Director and Production Manager
  • Assist other members of the Production Team, as required
  • Major Responsibilities:
  • Acquire supplies for general operation, set-up and maintenance of the High Park facility.
  • Assist the Technical Director and ATD during set-up and tech, with supplier pick-ups.
  • Manage, track and reconcile all expenses during this contract period.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the production vehicles during this contract period.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Technical Director and Production Manager.
  • Assist with financial tracking data entry.
  • Assist the Production Manager with office duties.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, communicative and multi-tasking management skills.
  • Excellent ability to set priorities and meet time deadlines.
  • A valid driver’s license is essential, as travel within the province is required.
  • Comfort level with driving a cube truck in the city of Toronto.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter and creative problem-solver.
  • Proficient with computers, including spreadsheet programs and accounting processes.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of humour.

Additional Info:

Founded in 1987, Canadian Stage is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary performing arts organizations. The company produces, presents, commissions, and collaborates with multiple partners on cross-disciplinary work with a focus on performance styles that integrate theatre, dance, film, visual arts and more. Sharing innovative and vibrant performance work from Canada and around the world, the company stages an annual season at three Toronto venues (The Bluma Appel Theatre at TOLive; The Berkeley Street Theatre; and the High Park Amphitheatre), in addition to running a series of artist training through our MFA in Theatre Stage Direction in collaboration with York University, RBC Emerging Artist Program, and TD Programs, Canadian Stage has established a distinct place within the national cultural landscape. Operating in the culturally vibrant downtown east end of Toronto, Canadian Stage is a home for new, challenging dynamic art forms, as well as an incubator and exporter of leading edge contemporary and multidisciplinary activity. For more information, visit

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume by email to Heather Landon, Production Manager at by Monday, April 1, 2019. Please indicate “Application for Production Assistant/Driver – SiHP” in the subject field.
We thank everyone who applies, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential. Canadian Stage welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.