Call for Winter Instructors

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Call for Winter Instructors

The Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications to expand its roster of contract based instructor for our annual drama education programs and for our Winter Drama Day Camps.

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration, while serving all Calgarians. For the past 50 years, The Pumphouse Theatre has provided a wide range of drama education opportunities for youth that strives to develop a sense of imagination, freedom to explore creativity, and a healthy sense of play while encouraging a life-long appreciation for the arts.

Our drama classes cover a large variety of drama 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.

The Instructors will work under the guidance of the Programming Director to create, plan, and execute the course-based curriculum over the progression of the given semester.

The successful applicants will:

  • Possess the ability to supervise young people between the ages of 5 – 17 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.
  • Certified in basic first aid.
  • Know how to have fun!
  • Pumphouse Theatre is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and abilities to apply.

The Pumphouse Theatre will be adhering to all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for the duration of its programming. Instructors will be required to follow these protocols which include hand-washing, social distancing, and mask coverings while in classes.

The time commitment is approximately 3 hours per contracted class, for ten weeks. Compensation will range from $18-$20 based on experience.

For class descriptions, please visit the Drama Class section of our website at

Please respond via email with a cover letter and resume to Troy Couillard, Interim Programming Director, by November 26, 2021 to be considered for the upcoming winter semester. 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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