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Summer Drama Day Camps

The Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for three (3) full-time counsellor positions for our annual summer drama day camp.

Drama camp activities include the exploration of acting, improvisation, creative movement, voice, sound, storytelling and playwriting. The goal of the program is to develop the social interaction and life skills of the young participants through the creative utilization of theatrical techniques. Students are facilitated in developing a production, which is performed for friends and family on the final day of camp. Pumphouse Theatre believes in drama education that encourages creativity, freedom and a healthy sense of play in our youth.

The counsellors will work under the guidance of the program coordinator and drama instructors to assist in the overall execution of the curriculum.

Potential candidates must be available from 8am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday, and are required to work during final performances.

The successful applicants will:

  • Possess the ability to supervise young people between the ages of 7 – 15 and have had previous experience in this area.
  • Have an understanding of or be willing to learn the creative theatre process.
  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of the participants.
  • Some experience with the creative use and construction of props, costumes and sets is an asset.
  • Know how to have fun!

Due to the structure of the Canadian Summer Jobs grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, applicants must be under 30 years of age. Preference will be given to those who have graduated high school or have completed some post-secondary education. Pumphouse Theatre is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and abilities to apply.

The time commitment is approximately 40 hours per week, for nine weeks, beginning June 26 and continuing through to August 25, 2023 (Monday to Friday).

Compensation will range from $15 – $17 based on experience.

For camp descriptions, please visit the Classes & Camps section of our website at

Please respond with a cover letter and resume to Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director, by mail, fax or email by May 1, 2023.

No phone calls, please. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you in advance for all who apply. We look forward to meeting with you.

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