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Backstage Manager

Alberta Dance Theatre is looking for a friendly, dependable, and detail oriented person to lead our backstage team.

The backstage manager would assist the co-artistic directors, costume, and props committee, and backstage committee organize props, costumes, and set at Saturday rehearsals leading up to show week. They will also be a crucial member of the load in/out team at the theatre venue. The backstage manger is also responsible for documenting quick changes, set transitions, and helping train backstage volunteers to assist dancer’s during these changes.

Having theatre experience, sewing skills, and rudimentary crafting skills are an asset to this position.

  • Applicants Notified: May 2022
  • Meet and Greet with ADT Youth Artists: August 28, 2022
  • Saturday Rehearsals: November 5 – 26, 2022
  • Load In: November 27, 2022
  • Show Week: November 27 – December 3, 2022
  • Load Out: December 3, 2022
  • Return Everything to Storage: December 4, 2022

The backstage manager will be compensated $1,000, and spend approximately 50 hours with ADT over the course of the season.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following to

  • CV highlighting your experience in dance, theatre, and/or backstage management.
  • Short statement of why you would like to work with ADT and why you would be an asset to our backstage team.
  • Confirmation of your Saturday November availability and show week availability.

Apply to by April 30, 2022