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Call for Instructors

2021 Winter Youth Drama Classes

Call for Applications: Drama Class Instructors
Deadline for Applications: November 20, 2020

The Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for contract-based instructors for our winter 2021 drama education programs.

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning, and inspiration while serving all Calgarians. For the past 48 years, The Pumphouse Theatre has provided a wide range of drama education opportunities for youth that strives to develop a sense of imagination, freedom to explore creativity, and a healthy sense of play while encouraging a life-long appreciation for the arts.

Our drama classes cover a large variety of drama activities include the exploration of acting, improvisation, creative movement, voice, sound, storytelling, and playwriting. The goal of the program is to develop the social interaction and life skills of the young participants through the creative utilization of theatrical techniques. All class options are listed below:

Creation in Motion

Ages: 9–12
Location: The Pumphouse Theatre
Dates: Sunday 10:00am – 12:00pm; January 10 – March 21, 2021 (No class February 14, 2021)
Capacity: 12
This course explores storytelling through physicality. Participants will have a chance to learn skills in choreography, mime, mask, and more all while harnesses imagination and creativity. No previous experience is required!

Theatre Arts Exploration

Ages: 9 – 12
Location: The Pumphouse Theatre
Dates: Saturdays 10:00am – 12:00pm; January 9 – March 20, 2021 (No class February 13, 2021)
Capacity: 12
This course is an all-inclusive exploration of the art of theatre. Participants will be encouraged to discover new skills in a variety of techniques such as character, improvisation, scene study, and more! No previous experience required!

Improv for Teens II

Ages: 13 – 17
Location: The Pumphouse Theatre
Dates: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00pm; January 11 – March 22, 2021 (No class February 15, 2021)
Capacity: 12
This course is a gateway to the world of improvisation. Building off of the basics, participants will be encouraged to build skills by exploring theatresports, character, story, and improv games. Previous experience is encouraged!

The instructors will work under the guidance of the programming director to create, plan, and execute the course-based curriculum over the progression of the given semester.

The successful applicants will:

  • Possess the ability to supervise young people between the ages of five  17 and have had previous experience in this area.
  • Have an understanding of or be willing to learn the creative theatre process.
  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be committed to the creative development and the theatrical education of the participants.
  • Some experience with the creative use and construction of props, costumes, and sets is an asset.
  • Certified in Basic First Aid.
  • Know how to have fun!

Pumphouse Theatre is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and abilities to apply.

The Pumphouse Theatre will be adhering to all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for the duration of its programming. Instructors will be required to follow these protocols which include hand-washing, social distancing, and mask coverings while in classes.

The time commitment is approximately three hours per contracted class, for 10 weeks. Compensation will range from $18 to $20 per hour based on experience. For class descriptions, please visit the Drama Class section of our website by visiting pumphousetheatre.ca.

Please respond via email with a cover letter and resume to Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director, at kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca by November 20, 2020, to be considered for the upcoming winter semester. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you in advance to all who apply. We look forward to meeting you.

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