Job Opportunities

March 1, 2020 – Call for Submissions – Senior Stories 2020 

ECT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds and actors who self identify as members of underrepresented communities.

Essential Collective Theatre is now accepting applications for the following 5 paid positions:


Director (1 Position Available)

Job Description: The Director will contribute in selection and hiring of Senior Stories company members.With Production Manager, arrange for studio rentals for rehearsals. Attend the interviews with senior storytellers, and mentor Senior Stories company members in their interactions with volunteer senior storytellers. Supervise the choice of stories to create an original play, and oversee the creation of the script and characters, acting as dramaturge and supervising playwright.Choose musical numbers, in potential collaboration with  Senior Stories company members. Direct the play, and oversee rehearsals and integration of technical elements, working in collaboration with Production Manager, Designers and Stage Manager. Perform all other regular duties of a theatre director in preparation for the performances of the Senior Stories play.

Qualifications : Successful candidates should be currently enrolled in a post-secondary drama program, or recently graduated (first 5 years) from a post-secondary drama program, with experience in direction of devised live performance. 

Submission Process: Please email a short cover letter expressing your interest, resume and photo to:

Essential Collective Theatre

auditionsectheatre@gmail.com

Please put Director in the subject line

Deadline to submit applications: April 1st, 2020

Interviews/Auditions will be held mid April –  Only electronic submissions will be considered & those considered will be contacted


Performer/Creator (3 positions available)

Job Description: The Performers/Creators will interview senior citizens from around the Niagara region and gather stories about the seniors’ lives. They will then collaborate with the director to create and rehearse an original one-act play based on the gathered stories. The Performers/Creators will tour this performance over a 3 week period to seniors’ centres, libraries, museums and other community venues.

Qualifications : Successful candidates should be currently enrolled in a post-secondary drama program, or recently graduated (first 5 years) from a post-secondary drama program, with experience in live performance. Ability to sing, dance and/or play a musical instrument is an asset. 

Submission Process: Please email a short cover letter expressing your interest, resume and photo to:

Essential Collective Theatre

auditionsectheatre@gmail.com

Please put Performer in the subject line

Deadline to submit applications: April 1st, 2020

Interviews/Auditions will be held mid April –  Only electronic submissions will be considered & those considered will be contacted


Stage Manager (1 position available)

Job Description: The Stage Manager will work with Program Manager to set up and schedule interviews with seniors They will then participate in senior interviews, and will attend all rehearsals and assist with script development. The Stage Manager will work with the Director and Program Manager to establish the tour schedule, call times, company protocols and daily responsibilities. The Stage Manager will be responsible for setting up and running sound for the performances, and carrying out the regular duties of a stage manager in performances.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should be currently enrolled in a post-secondary drama program, or recently graduated (first 5 years) from a post-secondary drama program, with experience in stage management and sound operation.

Submission Process: Please email a short cover letter expressing your interest, resume and photo to:

Essential Collective Theatre

auditionsectheatre@gmail.com

Please put Stage Manager in the subject line

Deadline to submit applications: April 1st, 2020

Interviews/Auditions will be held mid April –  Only electronic submissions will be considered & those considered will be contacted