Call for Assistant Designer – Set/Props & Costume

  • Contract
  • Stratford, Ontario
  • On site
  • $22.00 – $29.00 per hour
  • Deadline: July 26, 2024
  • July 26, 2024

Stratford Festival of Canada

The Stratford Festival of Canada is dedicated to producing the best works of theatre in the classical and contemporay repertoire, with special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare. In our creative exploration of the great works of the dramatic imagination, we aim to rediscover and reinvent those works for each new age, in order that they may continue to entertain, enlighten and inspire audiences of all ages and orgins.

Description

Who We Are:

Based in Stratford, Ontario, the Stratford Festival is one of the world’s foremost repertory theatre companies. It operates year-round, presenting a season of about a dozen plays each year between the months of April and November, a rich stream of digital content and hundreds of events designed to deepen understanding of the plays. For every person a theatregoer sees on our stages, we have seven people working behind the scenes, some of the world’s most dedicated and experienced arts workers.

The Stratford Festival is committed to ongoing work to support equity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression in all areas of our work. These areas include play selection, casting, marketing and public relations efforts, education programs, production, recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors.

Why You Should Apply:

  • Creative work environment     
  • Employee Assistance Program to encourage work-life balance and strong mental health
  • Complimentary & discounted ticket offers and events
  • Employee discounts on merchandise and event space

We are posting seasonal contract positions for Assistant Set/Props Designers and Assistant Costume Designers for our 2025 season. These positions report to the Head of Design and are part of the design team. All positions require full time residency for the contract period in Stratford, ON. Applicants must be legally allowed to work in Canada.

 

Contract lengths vary and are approximately 16-20 weeks in length, and begin as early as January 6, 2025. 

Please indicate which design discipline you are applying for in your cover letter.

Responsibilities:

  • Assistant Set/Props Designer responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Assist the set design process on specific productions by following through the visual aspects of the productions and interpreting drawings for props and sets
    • Research and acquisition of photographic reference and distribute this information to the various departments and craftspeople
    • Attend production and design meetings with the designer to support the creative team on the design process
    • Maintain clear and consistent lines of communication between all team members and Designer
    • Liaise with fabricators to ensure realization of design
    • Assist with crossover items between set/props, costumes, lighting, sound, or video as required
    • Attend preview performances
    • Compile all paperwork for use in the production process as well as for archiving purposes
  • Assistant Costume Designer responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Assist the costume design process on specific productions by following through the visual aspects of the productions and interpreting drawings for costumes
    • Research and acquisition of photographic reference and distribute this information to the various departments and craftspeople
    • Assist on buying trips to acquire fabric samples and materials
    • Attend production and design meetings with the designer to support the creative team on the design process
    • Maintain clear and consistent lines of communication between all team members and Designer
    • Liaise with fabricators to ensure realization of design
    • Prepare and attend all fittings with the designer and document the process
    • Assist with crossover items between set/props, costumes, lighting, sound, or video as required
    • Attend preview performances
    • Compile all paperwork for use in the production process as well as for archiving purposes
    • Support the process of understudy costume acquisition, selection and fittings

To apply, please visit can241.dayforcehcm.com.


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