Careers

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. 

Career opportunities will be listed on this page as they become available. 

Technical Assistant

THE POSITION
Reporting directly to the Production Manager, the Technical assistant-audio visual holds a supportive production role at the College, responsible for supporting the production and operations. The position will provide the candidate with hands-on experience in all three of the listed departments.

ACCOUNTABILITY & REPORTING STRUCTURE
The Technical assistant-audio visual will report directly and mentored by the Production Manager and work with Theatre Operations Officer/ Associate Production Manager. Based on their personal interests, and with the opportunity for adjustments through the process, though all will be explored under the scope of this position.

OVERVIEW OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Technical assistant-audio visual will be involved in the following tasks and responsibilities:
• Attend weekly production meetings.
• Assist with advance and implementation coordination elements for year- end musical performance.
• Assist the year 1 and 2 students have adequately prepared workspaces, keys, props, supplies, rehearsal sets and costumes accessories necessary for the year-end musical.
• Assist with load-in and load-out of all rehearsal and performance for year- end musical.
• Attend debrief meetings for the year-end musical, ensuring the return of sets, props and costumes.
• Identify props, sets and technical gear requiring maintenance and assist in maintenance and upgrades materials.
• Assisting College staff to provide technical services including, but not limited to: load in, strikes, lighting hang and restore, theatre maintenance, stage painting etc. Assisting with ongoing maintenance of the Performance hall and studio / classroom spaces.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Abilities
• Between ages 15-30 (Canada Summer jobs)
• Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• Computer skills including basic experience with Microsoft platform
• Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Strong organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Flexible schedule: ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
• Ability to lift up to 50lbs
• Operates from and understands the ethical framework required in post- secondary and arts organizations.
• Experience working in audiovisual is an asset

WORKING CONDITIONS

● Salary: $17.00 per hour
● Full-time (35 hours / week) hourly contract position for eight weeks
● Position contract date: Monday, April 25, 2022 to Friday, June 17, 2022
The Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS) operating as the Canadian College of Performing Arts
(CCPA) is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest and 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, May 27, 2022 to hiring@ccpacanada.com,attention: RJ Peters, Production Manager.

Wardrobe Costume Assistant

THE POSITION
Reporting directly and will be mentored by the Head of Wardrobe, the Costume Assistant holds a supportive costume role at the College, responsible for supporting the wardrobe/costume department. The position will provide the candidate with hands-on experience in wardrobe/costuming and digital inventory systems.

ACCOUNTABILITY & REPORTING STRUCTURE
The Costume Assistant will report directly and mentored by the Head of Wardrobe with support from
other team members. Based on their personal interests, and with the opportunity for adjustments
through the process, though all will be explored under the scope of this position.

OVERVIEW OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Costume Assistant will be involved in the following tasks and responsibilities:
• Develop an internal digital inventory/library/directory by take pictures of costumes, wardrobe items, props, sets, and technical gear.
• Create a spreadsheet of digital inventory/library/directory of costumes, wardrobe items, props, sets, and technical gear.
• Identify costumes, wardrobe items, props, sets, and technical gear requiring maintenance and assist in maintenance and upgrades materials.
• Work independently on: Sewing, adjusting, repairing, brushing, and steaming costumes with the guidance of the Head of Wardrobe.
• Organization costumes into groups, sort, label and mend.
• Assisting to provide wardrobe administrative tasks with guidance of Head of Wardrobe.
• Attending meetings with Head of Wardrobe.
• Assist with load-in and load-out of all any wardrobe/costume materials.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Abilities
• Between ages 15-30 (Canada Summer jobs)
• Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• Computer skills including basic experience with Microsoft platform
• Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Strong organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Flexible schedule: ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
• Ability to lift up to 50lbs
• Operates from and understands the ethical framework required in post- secondary and arts organizations.
• Experience working in costuming and wardrobe is an asset
• Some post-secondary education a benefit

WORKING CONDITIONS

● Salary: $17.00 per hour
● Full-time (35 hours / week) hourly contract position for eight weeks
● Position contract date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 to Wednesday, August,10 2022
The Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS) operating as the Canadian College of Performing Arts
(CCPA) is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest and 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, May 27, 2022 to hiring@ccpacanada.com, attention: Shannon
Carmichael, Head of Wardrobe.

Assistant Archivist

THE POSITION
Reporting directly and will be mentored by the Director of Education, the Assistant Archivist holds a supportive assistant librarian role at the College, responsible for supporting the education department. The position will provide the candidate with hands-on experience in digital and archiving in an educational and performing arts setting.

ACCOUNTABILITY & REPORTING STRUCTURE
The Assistant Archivist will report directly and mentored by the Director of Education with support from other team members. Based on their personal interests, and with the opportunity for adjustments through the process, though all will be explored under the scope of this position.

OVERVIEW OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Assistant Archivist will be involved in the following tasks and responsibilities:
• Assisting and leading of cataloguing of digital and physical materials (books, plays, musicals,
performing arts materials) for library and financial records ensuring the safety and preservation of materials.
• Assisting with digital archiving video performances materials.
• To assist with the archiving and reorganization of historic records from paper files (sort, file, record) to database with some manual data entry.
• Additional day-to-day administrative support as needed, including answering phones, writing emails on behalf of staff, photo copying and opening, sorting mail and ordering office supplies.
• Assist in pre-planning the school year for audience including updating database and education materials.
• Liaise with Director of Education and Registrar for additional tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Abilities
• Between ages 15-30 (Canada Summer jobs)
• Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• Computer skills including basic experience with Microsoft platform
• Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Strong organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Flexible schedule: ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
• Ability to lift up to 50lbs
• Operates from and understands the ethical framework required in post- secondary and arts organizations.
• Experience working on digital inventory is an asset
• Some post-secondary education a benefit

WORKING CONDITIONS

● Salary: $17.00 per hour
● Full-time (35 hours / week) hourly contract position for eight weeks
● Position contract date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 to Wednesday, August,10 2022
The Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS) operating as the Canadian College of Performing Arts
(CCPA) is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest and 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, May 27, 2022 to hiring@ccpacanada.com, Danielle Meunier, Director of Education.

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