Theatre Arts Assistant

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Theatre Arts Assistant

Youth Singers of Calgary (YSC) has an immediate opening for a theatre arts assistant and instructor (with congratulations to our current assistant, who has landed some incredible opportunities outside of Calgary.)

The position is a three-month contract, February 25 to May 30, 2022.

There is an option of the contract being renewed for a 10-month commitment, September 2022 to June 2023.

Theatre arts skills are a pillar of YSC programming, with singers receiving direct instruction in how to find their performance intention and enhance their expressive and performing skills. As part of our supplemental training, additional acting opportunities are offered to singers in our core programs.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting theatre arts director with preparing singers to perform.
  • Planning and instruction of large-group lessons in core competencies for Grade 4-12.
  • Assisting in and/or leading rehearsals with the spring show’s auditioned cast.
  • Supporting actors and theatre arts activities during workshops and performances.

Required Availability:

  • February workshop, February 25 to 27, 2022—if the contract is confirmed in time.
  • Saturday mornings, some Sunday mornings.
  • May workshop and dress rehearsal, May 6 and 8, 2022.
  • Show day, May 14, 2022.

The total time commitment is approximately 50 hours, and compensation is $1,200 for the contract.

This position reports to the theatre arts director and the artistic director.

Qualifications include two years experience working with children or youth in theatre activity, as well as training and experience in acting and musical theatre. The successful candidate is organized, creative, friendly, and an excellent communicator.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to

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