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Production Assistants - Carpentry, Props & Paint - Blyth Festival

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Blyth, Ontario
Position: Production Assistants - Carpentry, Props & Paint
Deadline: March 20, 2018
Posted: March 10, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The Blyth Festival is currently searching for two candidates to fill the seasonal positions of Carpentry Production Assistant and Props & Scenic Paint Production Assistant for the 2018 summer season. The contract will start in late-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 positions in other professional Canadian theatre companies. They include building scenic and prop elements for all shows in the summer season, day to day use and maintenance of tools, load-in, technical rehearsals (as required), repertory changeovers, load outs and daily cleanup and activities in the production shops. The Properties and Scenic Paint PA may also assist the Scenic Painter, as required.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Background and interest in carpentry or props construction
• Problem solving and multi-tasking skills
• Team player
• Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Working at Heights
• Valid G Driver’s License an asset

Additional Information

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.

Salary: TBD

Contact Information

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Artistic Director Gil Garratt, 

Employer Profile

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.

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