Job Opening – Theatre in Education Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:

The Theatre in Education Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Theatre in Education Animateur. They will assist with organizing and implementing all facets of the summer acting camps and act as an ambassador of Magnus Theatre to the community. Tasks and responsibilities may be variable, but include the following:

  • Deliver age-appropriate acting camp content, for three week-long drama camps (ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-18)
  • Assist with planning of day’s activities and take instruction from the Theatre in Education Animateur
  • Assist with maintaining schedules and timing of children’s activities
  • Assist with preparing activities and supplies needed for each activity, set-up and wrap-up at the beginning and end of each day, and maintaining a clean and tidy workspace
  • Assist with providing childcare and supervising children/youth including working with small groups on specific skills and providing one-on-one support
  • Assist with the creation and direction of a staged production for family and friends
  • Lead children’s activities and teach new skills
  • Find ways to engage children and encourage hands-on learning; keep children on task and actively learning
  • Safely lead children to off-site locations on foot
  • Create a nourishing environment that fosters creative learning
  • Ensure health and safety practices are being followed, and that students are supervised at all times
  • Assist with post event wrap-up, including recommendations for the program
  • Assist the Theatre in Education Animateur with classroom maintenance, including painting
  • Assist the Publicity and Marketing department with light office administration
  • Sundry duties as assigned

Core Requirements:

  • University/College student currently studying Theatre, Teaching, or a related field with an interest in working in both the arts and educational sectors.
  • Experience working with children, especially those aged 6 through 12
  • Some teaching experience, including ability to learn various types of information and then translate it into teachable material
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and energetic
  • Ability to work long days and maintain a professional and friendly demeanour
  • Works well as part of a collaborative team, as well as independently

Please note that this position is funded by a Service Canada grant. As per Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, the position is only open and eligible to students aged 15 – 30 who were registered as a full time student last term and plan to return to school full-time in the fall. Unfortunately, non-residents and part-time residents of Canada are not eligible under the program guidelines. You must be legally able to work full-time in Canada without restrictions.

Note: This position may include working with vulnerable people and therefore a successful Vulnerable Sector Check will be required. First Aid and CPR training is an asset.

Compensation: $12.00/hour for 35 hours/week for six weeks

Start date and term: June 29th, 2015 – August 7th, 2015

Application Process

Applications: Please send a cover letter and resume with the subject line: “your name – 2015 Theatre in Education Assistant” to the attention of the Theatre in Education Animateur at:

Please ensure that your cover letter indicates how you meet the Canada Summer Jobs program guidelines (we have no flexibility with these) and the Core Requirements, as well as how your past experience will make you successful with this position’s Primary Responsibilities.

Deadline: Friday May 29th 2015


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are one of the key components to Magnus Theatre! There are many opportunities for you to become involved at the theatre – some of the exciting volunteer roles available are:

  • Community Show Committee Member
  • Usher
  • Concession Assistants (Smart Serve required) 
  • Production / Backstage
  • Costumes
  • Clerical (Administrative)
  • Bingos

Please contact Jerron Fuchihara, Volunteer Coordinator, at