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Theatre Technical Assistant

Position: Theatre Technical Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Posting: June 13, 2022
Job Start Date: July 4, 2022
Application Deadline: June 26, 2022


For more than 30 years, Crow’s Theatre has been a leading force in the Canadian theatre landscape, recognized for provocative and award-winning new theatre work that has toured nationally and internationally. Resonating with Toronto’s civic, community, and cultural milieu, Crow’s Theatre adapts and evolves with the social, economic, and cultural environment of the city. Crow’s Theatre is distinguished as a preeminent cultural destination for its far-reaching imagination, ideas, exchange, diversity, and grassroots belief that the arts are essential to healthy and thriving communities.

Led by Artistic and General Director, Chris Abraham, and Executive Director, Sherrie Johnson, Crow’s Theatre is located at the corner of Dundas Street East and Carlaw Avenue in Toronto’s east end. Our home at Streetcar Crowsnest is comprised of four venues for cultural and community programming and events: the Guloien Theatre (200 seats); Studio Theatre (90); the Nada Ristich Studio Gallery (80); and the Lobby Bar. We also have a full-service restaurant on site that features 60 seats indoors and 75 on the outdoor patio. The facility features state-of-the-art technical and specialized theatrical equipment, full streaming and digital event capabilities, and artistic and administrative offices.


The Theatre Technical Assistant position is an opportunity to experience, learn from and support multiple departments across the organization and gain hands-on experience working in coordination with the Technical Director. This position will be responsible for assisting in the planning and managing projects while being supported for success. This is a great introductory level experience for those considering a professional career in the arts. The candidate's hands on involvement in an array of activities within the company and the theatre venue will enable a very productive mentorship experience for their future in technical production. 


Production and event technical support 
Onsite supervisor for events 
Communication with artists, equipment vendors, and other collaborators
Designing and scheduling crew calls based on technical needs and budget 
Attending production meetings and taking minutes 
Assist season planning with research and logistics support 
Planning, budgeting, sourcing and creation of various lighting, set and sound needs, as well as the documentation to support this work. 
Vendor relations 
Facility maintenance 
Assist with budget planning
Other related special services necessary for events or production 


Canada Summer jobs requires the candidate be 15-30 years of age and a permanent Canadian resident, citizen, or refugee

Enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a Theatre Production department of a college or university and/or
Past experience in a traditional theatre environment
Willing to work hard and get dirty in a fast-paced environment 


This is a full-time 8-week contract position partially funded by Canada Summer Jobs that pays an hourly rate of $20/hour.


As a condition of employment, all Crow’s Theatre employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using a Health Canada approved vaccination dosage before joining the organization. For up-to-date information on our vaccination policy and mask mandate please visit our website.


To apply, please email your detailed performance or event related resume and descriptive cover letter to hiring@crowstheatre.com. Refer to “Theatre Technical Assistant” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is June 26, 2022 at 5 pm. ET. We thank all applicants, but only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Crow’s is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin. We strongly encourage applicants from equity-seeking groups to apply. If you require any accommodations during the hiring process, please email us confidentially at lj.savage@crowstheatre.com.