Community Performing Artist

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Community Performing Artist

Thank you for your interest. This position has been filled.

Are you a performing artist aged 15 to 30 with an interest in masks and puppets? We want you!

Calgary Animated Objects Society (CAOS) is seeking one performing artist to fill this Canada Summer Jobs funded position.

The job’s main project constitutes creating and performing an original puppet and mask show. Applicants must be under 30 years old. Access to a car a definite plus.

Funding limitations allow the position to be extended into the fall and winter if needed.

We are hiring a total of two community program artists to work with the artistic director to develop and deliver programming this summer and fall.

One position has already been filled.

What is CAOS

CAOS is dedicated to the art of puppetry, mask, and animated objects. We create and present performances, films, events, and educational experiences via inclusive, community-building experiences.

Main Project

Under the guidance of the artistic director, the two community performing artists will create and deliver a short socially distanced and community-minded show, to be performed at various seniors’ residences throughout Calgary. The performance will include mask and puppet work, and will ideally take place in September.

Possible additional programs and projects (activities will be tailored depending on the candidates’ interests and abilities):

  • Lilly in the Lab: Testing and deployment of Lilly in the Lab augmented reality app and giant inflatable sculpture.
  • Slamalicious: Marketing, social media promotion, admin and technical support, coordination of online live puppet cabaret in October.
  • Spirit of White Buffalo: Development of assembly manual for giant puppet.
  • CAOS in the School: Virtual and online program material development.
  • Who’s the Puppet Now? Distribution and marketing of book of artist portraits.
  • Responsive Programming: Coordination and delivery of fun, creative events and happenings that arise in response to opportunities from the community.


  • Need a valid driver’s license. Access to a reliable car is a strong positive.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Security and safety.
  • Bondable.
  • Ideal skills.
  • Writing and performing plays.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Goal setting.
  • Time management.
  • Able to work remotely.
  • Learns easily.
  • Puppet making, sculpting, sewing.
  • Able to work alone and in groups.
  • Comfortable with technology.
  • Great with people.
  • Event management.
  • Photography.
  • Videography.
  • Social media.
  • Program development.
  • Entrepreneurial experience.

Due to the restrictions of the funder, please only apply if you are under 30 years of age. (Apologies to interested artists over the age of 30. We know this policy is discriminatory, but our hands are tied by our funding agreement).

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Interviews will be held over Zoom.

Earliest Start Date: July 2, 2021
End Date: Position is 270 hours to be completed from now up until February 26, 2022.
Rate of Pay: $18 hourly, approximately 20 hours per week. Schedule is varying and flexible.
Temporary, full-time days, some weekends, nights, evenings.

To be eligible, youth must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
  • Be 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.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
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