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Show Designer - Kay Meek Centre

This is a Temporary, Part-time position.

Category: Design
Province: West Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Show Designer
Deadline: April 20, 2016
Posted: March 8, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Kay Meek Centre Summer Youth Conservatory 2016:
Designer scope: With directors, develop visual design concept for both musical productions. Build and create the costumes, props and set pieces for both productions.
Dates: July 4-August 6
Peter Pan Jr.: Max 40 kids
Beauty and the Beast Jr: max 30 teens
Show dates:

  • 1) Peter Pan: Friday July 22 - 7:00pm, Saturday July 23 2:00pm
  • 2) Beauty & the Beast: Friday August 5 -  7:00pm, Saturday August 6 7:00pm

Costumes:

  • Peter Pan: The concept of our shows is to have as many of the kids on stage throughout the show as possible, when possible. This can lead to a lot of costumes, so with our budget we want to go with a costume base that can have pieces added and removed quickly so we don't have full costume changes.
    Beauty & the Beast: this will be a smaller cast, with less switching of characters. The big scenes we will add as many of them as possible so we will also need a costume base that can be added to as well.
<div>Props: Responsible for both show props and rehearsal props. Rehearsal props would be required for first day of each production rehearsals: Peter Pan-July 6 Beauty-July 15
Set: Responsible for developing concept of design for both shows in conjugation with the directors. Rehearsal pieces, if any, required for day one of each production. (Ie: boxes, stools, chairs, etc..) </div>

Qualifications / Required Skills

- Graduate of a post-secondary Theatre Design program or equivalent experience.
- Skilled in costume creation, prop and set construction.
- Strong time management and self-regulation skills to keep the design build on time and budget.
- Musical and/or Youth Theatre program experience an asset.
- Provide a resume with references and portfolio samples.
- A background check will be required.

Additional Information

Budgets and work space: Designer will be provided with set, costumes, and props budgets. A build labour budget is also provided. Will work with the Production Manager to keep the show on budget. The KMC wardrobe room and stock of costumes, props and set pieces will be made available. Storage space is also provided. Remuneration will be negotiated based on prior work experience.

Salary: $2000-$3000 contracted based on experience

Contact Information

Interested designers can email  for more information.

Employer Profile

Kay Meek Centre is West Vancouver’s premier performing arts centre housing two theatres. Available to all organizations on a rental basis, as well as an active presenter of theatre, dance, music and film presentations, the Centre offers an extensive range of activities that attracts audiences from across the Lower Mainland.

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