Call for Drama Instructors

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Call for Drama Instructors

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Calgary Young People’s Theatre is looking to expand our roster of instructors and substitute instructors. If you are interested in joining our team as an instructor, please apply! Calgary Young People’s Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers, and internal/external parties.

About CYPT

Since 1992 Calgary Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) has prided itself on providing numerous development opportunities to young people to explore the performing arts and develop their creativity and teamwork skills through camps, classes, workshops, and production opportunities. CYPT works with youth ages four to 18.

About Our Classes

Each of our classes is broken down into age. Act 1 (PreK), Act 2 (Grades 1&2), Act 3 (Grades 3&4) and Act 4 (Grades 5&6). We also offer a Teen Specialty class each session that is for youth from Grade 7 to 12.

Our classes build on basic drama skills, but also offer more advanced training for older students. Through each of our classes, instructors will explore various techniques with the class such as improvisation, voice and movement, characterization, scene development, and much more.

Over the 13 weeks of class, instructors will also work with their class to create a play using everyone’s ideas that will be performed on the last day of class to their family and friends (COVID pending of course).

Class Locations

We offer classes at our main locations in the North and South of Calgary. New this year we have started offering a class in the West of Calgary as well.

North: Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 1st St. NW)
South: Riverbend Community Association (19 Rivervalley Dr. SE)
West: SCA Community Association (277 Strathcona Dr. SW)

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Leading a group of youth in a two-hour class for 13 classes (Fall Session: September to December, Winter Sessions: January to April), to learn a variety of dramatic skills and create a final performance.
  • CYPT is also open to receiving proposals for new classes that fit within your expertise. Are you a puppet builder? Propose a puppet class! Are you a designer? Propose a design class!
  • We are also seeking artists/instructors who specialize in improvisation for our Winter 2021 session. Classes occur from February 2 to May 11, 2021.

This group of teens will have their final performance in the 2021 Cannonball! Festival in May, showcasing their newfound/honed improvisational skills.

Instructor Responsibilities within COVID

During the pandemic, CYPT is operating at limited capacity and implementing and adhering to a number of precautions to keep our community safe.

Instructors will be responsible to help with the safety of our community by checking in with parents and participants each class to ensure they’ve done the daily health assessment, conduct temperature checks, sanitize the space both before and after class, ensure participants are hand-washing for at least 20 seconds, wear masks, and ensure social distancing practices are considered for all activities.

For more information on our COVID preventative measures, please visit


All instructor work is contracted for the full session. Instructor Rates are as follows:

  • Act 1 – $75/Class (1.5 hours)
  • Act 2 – $100/Class (2 hours)
  • Act 3 – $100/Class (2 hours)
  • Act 4 – $100/Class (2 hours)
  • Teen – $100/Class (2 hours)

Additional Instructor Rate: COVID Cleaning: Flat Rate – $20/Class


We are seeking people with advanced experience in the realm of theatre and/or education. This could be in the form of a university degree, a certificate, or hands-on experience in either a classroom or a theatre.

CYPT also requires that all instructors pass a Police Information Check that includes a vulnerable sector check. This check is paid for by Calgary Young People’s Theatre.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest along with a copy of your resume to with the subject Instructor Application.
*If you are applying specifically to be an improv instructor please use the subject line Improv Instructor Application.

The deadline to apply is November 30, 2020.

Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.
Please direct any questions to Zoë at

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