This is a Temporary, Part-time position.Category: Education
Banff Centre Scenic Carpentry Practicum Program.
Learn the proper use of scenic construction equipment and techniques for the safe, cost effective and efficient construction of stage scenery. There will be qualified mentors leading a build in a fully equipped scenery shop. Emphasis will be on proper training techniques with practical experience to build competency while constructing scenery that will be used in a production. Applicants should be healthy and capable of working with objects up to 50 lbs in weight. While basic safety equipment will be provided, applicants should be able to work with wood and metal without any adverse reaction and provide their own CSA approved steel toed footwear and Eye Protection (if prescription eye wear required). Work gloves are highly recommended.
Applicants should have completed a stagecraft course or have related experience in live theatre presentations. Some construction experience in other industries would be an asset.
Please email resume, and personal statement detailing why you are interested in this program and how it would help you in your career development.
Dates: October 30 through December 1, with a possible 1 week extension.
Fees: $119.50 Weekly Tuition is covered 100% by Scholarship Fund and a stipend of $427.00/week is provided to cover Accommodation, Meals and miscellaneous expenses.
Housing is provided at a discounted rate, staff discounted meals are available on Campus. Housing may have cooking facilities.
Originally founded by eminent Hungarian designer Lazslo Funtek, for more than 60 years our Performing Arts practicum programs have trained and mentored thousands of production practitioners who now work at nearly every Canadian opera, dance, and theatre company, including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company. Our alumni can also be found teaching and training at universities and colleges both nationally and internationally.
Practicum programs offer aspiring professionals, with prior training and experience, unique opportunities to enhance their production skills through hands-on learning and one-on-one training with professional production staff from the participant’s chosen field.