Situated in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is a dynamic educational center dedicated to excellence in the performing arts. CCPA offers the highest level of quality training in a broad spectrum of performance areas, preparing students for careers locally, nationally and internationally. The College offers a stimulating, positive and constructive environment where students are encouraged to develop high performance, work ethic and conduct standards. The Canadian Heritage Arts Society operates the CCPA.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.  Consistent with those values, the College is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all.  We know that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.  In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.  

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. 

Production Assistant

The Position
The Production Assistant is responsible for supporting the College’s productions and operations. They will report directly to and be mentored by the Production Manager, and work with the Operations Manager and the Production Associate.

This position is made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs program. To apply, the applicant must be:

  • between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

Please do not apply if you do not meet the above qualifications: your application cannot be considered.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly production meetings
  • Assist with student orientation week
  • Ensure the Studio Ensemble program has adequately prepared workspaces, keys, props, supplies, rehearsal sets, and costumes accessories necessary for performances
  • Identify props, sets, costumes, and technical gear requiring maintenance, and assist in maintenance and upgrade of materials
  • Assist with load-in and load-out of all rehearsal and performance venues
  • Attend debrief meetings for each production, and ensure the return of sets, props, and costumes is completed after each production
  • Engage with the Production Manager to set production roles and to discuss the requirements for each performance
  • Liaise with Operations Manager regarding equipment and facilities
  • Function as an Assistant Stage Manager for the Studio Ensemble program if needed
  • Assist with production administrative support, including, but not limited to: scheduling, managing of performers, coordinating production calls, and/or running breakout rehearsals
  • Update internal databases and directories, including digital archiving of past materials in support of the digital library

For further information, including qualification requirements and rate of compensation, please see the full job description.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references with contact information.

Applications will be reviewed and contacted for an interview. For priority consideration, complete applications must be submitted by Friday, August 13, 2021 to, attention: R.J. Peters, Production Manager.

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West Side Story, 2019 | director Matthew Howe | photo credit Peter Pokorny