Summer Camp Assistant Coordinator

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Summer Camp Assistant Coordinator

Quest Theatre

Quest Theatre is looking for camp assistant coordinators aged 18–30 to ensure the smooth operation of drama camps for young people aged 6–15 in summer 2023. The assistants will report to the program coordinator, and support camp instructors and students.

Summer Camp Assistant Coordinator (Full-time, 8 weeks)


  • Administrative preparations such as compiling documentation & supplies, registration info, class lists, gathering and maintaining waivers and permissions.
  • Preparation and cleaning of physical spaces — office, rehearsal halls, theatre.
  • Gathering and organizing supplies.
  • Running daily operations of the Summer Camp including welcoming campers and parents, supervision and mentorship of children, working with instructors, leading drama games and creative activities, administering first aid, working with youth volunteers.
  • Assisting with final camp performances including technical aspects such as sound and lighting, props and costumes, plus filming/recording as needed.
  • Ensuring all security, emergency and health & safety protocols are followed.
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon with supervisor.

The ideal candidate…


  • Possess the ability to supervise young people between the ages of 6 – 15 (previous experience preferred).
  • Be highly organized.
  • Have an understanding of the creative theatre process and have experience and/or education in this area.
  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of participants.
  • Know how to have fun!

Good to Have:

  • Some experience with the creative use/construction of props, costumes and sets
  • Computer literate
  • Driver’s license

Other Requirements

  • Security check (paid by Quest Theatre)
  • Candidates must be aged between 18 and 30, as this job is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program

Contract Details

This is a temporary employment role for eight weeks for 35 hours per week, seven hours per day between July 3 and August 25, 2023. Remuneration is $20 per hour plus four per cent vacation pay

One week of training will be provided prior to camps starting. First Aid certification will be included if needed (training by an external provider).

Location: cSPACE Marda Loop in Calgary.

This role is largely Mon–Fri 8:15am – 5pm (camps run 9am – 4pm) with a one-hour unpaid meal break. On the job training, support and supervision will be provided by our small and dedicated team.

Apply now: Apply by Friday April 28, 2023 at 4pm to Please use Camp Assistant Application in the email subject line.

Include the following in your email:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Link to a Short Video:
    • Create a 30 second to 2-minute video that teaches something to young people.
    • Choose a drama activity for young people between the ages of 6 and 15 (please identify what ages it would be best for).
    • Introduce the activity and give clear instructions.
    • Conduct the activity. We recognize this assignment is somewhat artificial, but see if you can demonstrate how you would inspire young people to participate in your activity (i.e. imagine young people are watching you and you are leading them in the activity).
    • Videos can be shot on your phone or computer and uploaded to the platform of your choice.
    • This assignment is for internal purposes only and will not be shared outside of the Quest staff.
    • If you require special access needs (no access to equipment, D/deaf, or B/blind, ESL, please let us know).

We respectfully invite and encourage (but do not require) candidates to let us know in their cover letter if they belong to one or more equity-seeking groups such as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and/or Inuit), Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2SIA+, newcomers to Canada, those living with disabilities and/or caregivers. We would be happy to discuss accommodating your specific access and other needs.

We thank all those who apply and everyone can expect a result response once we have chosen the successful candidate(s).

This position is made possible thanks to funding from Canada Summer Jobs as well as Quest Theatre’s operational funders, Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canada Council for the Arts.

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