This is a Temporary, Full-time position.Category: Production
The Blyth Festival is currently searching for a candidate to fill the seasonal position of Carpentry Assistant for the 2018 summer season. The contract will start in mid-May and conclude late-September.
In 2018, the Blyth Festival will produce five Canadian plays, (one stand-alone revival & 4 in repertory - three of them world premieres) and our annual Young Company project, as well as present two shows in our studio space.
The Blyth Festival takes place in Blyth Memorial Hall, a municipally owned, newly renovated 379-seat theatre. There are two rehearsal halls, one of which functions as a studio theatre, and ample backstage space for repertory changeovers.
The responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to those normally associated with a similar position in other professional Canadian theatre companies. They include working in the scene shop under the direction of the Head Carpenter; including day to day use and maintenance of tools, scheduling of work in the scene shop, following designs and building of sets for all shows in the summer season, load-in, fit-up, technical rehearsals (as required), changeovers, load outs and daily cleanup and activities in the scene shop and other duties as assigned by the Technical Director or Production Manager. When any other staff members from different departments are using the tools and scene shop facilities, they will be supervised by scene shop staff to ensure they are appropriately trained and follow approved policies and procedures.
• Scenic carpentry experience (in repertory an asset)
• Problem solving skills
• Team player
• Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Working at Heights
• Valid G Driver’s License an asset
The Blyth Centre for the Arts (including Blyth Festival) was founded in 1975 to produce theatre that reflects the culture and concerns for the people of southwestern Ontario and beyond. In 1975, few scripts that fit the Festival's mandate were being written so we jumped into the creation of new work. At that time, the festival was the only summer theatre producing original Canadian plays, and one of the very few, if not the only "500-seat" theatre in Canada producing Canadian plays exclusively.
Today, located in a village of 1000 in rural Huron County, the Blyth Centre for the Arts is a year-round centre of cultural activity for southwestern Ontario.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Artistic Director Gil Garratt,
Blyth Festival (also known as Blyth Centre for the Arts) was founded in 1975 and functions as an arts centre for Huron County in Southwestern Ontario. The theatre presents a four to six play repertory summer season of exclusively Canadian theatre, with an emphasis on new work.