Producing Internships

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who applied.

Theatre Gargantua is hiring three individuals for a contract beginning Dec 21  (applicant must be under 30) for the roles of Associate Producer, Marketing Assistant and Fundraising Campaign Co-ordinator.

 

Theatre Gargantua is a Toronto-based company celebrating 28 years of creating award-winning productions that combine dynamic physicality, evocative live music, innovative designs and provocative text to tell original stories. Our productions have been presented on some of Toronto’s most prestigious stages include the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and the company has toured Nationally and Internationally.

Theatre Gargantua is seeking committed and talented emerging professionals for paid internships. Working with senior management, the individuals will receive on-the-job mentoring and experience working with an independent theatre company.

The positions are open to all qualified candidates. Theatre Gargantua is especially interested in receiving applications from BIPOC candidates.

Internship 1 – Associate Producer

 Roles and Responsibilities:

The Associate Producer will assist with producing community relations work for the current season; specifically:

  • Assist across all areas of producing
  • Communicating goals and needs to various stakeholders
  • Assists in fundraising and donation acquisitions
  • Research potential new funding partners – foundation and corporate, artists liaison, contracts etc.
  • Rehearsal room support (where applicable)
  • Assist with industry outreach for upcoming productions
  • Assist with preparation of education support material
  • Assist with maintaining company database
  • Assist with volunteer outreach and coordination
  • Assist with daily operation of the production office
  • Other administration as required

Person Description:

This position is ideal for a candidate who has relevant experience in Theatre, Arts Administration, or Business Management. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and gain experience in the development and producing of new theatre, as well as the office operations, connecting with the community and building an even better connection with local businesses and residence. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Critical thinking, organization and strategic planning skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a small office setting
  • Interest and knowledge of performing arts and Theatre Gargantua
  • Great leadership skills and strong initiative

Internship 2 – Marketing Assistant

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Marketing Assistant will assist with the planning and execution of our marketing and publicity for productions and community outreach programs for the current season; specifically:

  • Assist with the promotion of productions and programs
  • Assist with researching and developing new community relations for our youth programming
  • Research new ways to engage audience and participants
  • Assist with communications with schools and teachers and development of educational material
  • Assist with copy-writing for newsletter and outreach material
  • Assist with the maintenance of audience and participant database
  • Develop new content (copy, images, video) including research, writing, copyediting, fact – checking and proofreading
  • Track, analyze and post on the companies social media
  • Assist with marketing campaigns
  • Crafting communications to various stakeholders through mediums/platforms
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Person Description:

The position is ideal for a candidate who has relevant experience in Arts Administration, Business Management and Marketing, Web/Graphic Design, or communications. The is an excellent opportunity to learn and gain experience in developing community relations and creating public awareness and engagement in the arts. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent Writing and Communication Skills
  • Critical thinking, organization and strategic planning skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a small office setting
  • Experience in design related to web or interactive media
  • Experience in fluency with digital and social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and updating/maintaining a website
  • Experience with digital editing
  • Strong design sensibility and interest in performing arts and Theatre Gargantua

Internship 3 – Fundraising Campaign Co-ordinator

 Roles and Responsibilities:

The Fundraising Campaign Co-ordinator will assist in identifying and cultivating private support for major projects. This position will assist in researching private funding opportunities as well as record management of current and potential donors/supporters; specifically:

  • Using online search tools to research foundations and private organizations, and prepare summary reports detailing their past projects
  • Assist with developing a plan of action for cultivating project supporters
  • Research donor recognition strategies and assist in developing a donor recognition plan
  • Draft correspondence as needed to assist senior management to recruit/steward donors
  • Assist with the day to day administration of fundraising and development activities and support the teams efforts
  • Provide administrative support to the community offices
  • Maintain accurate records of current and potential supporter files in our database
  • Assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Person Description:

The position is ideal for a candidate who has relevant experience in Arts Administration, Business Management and Marketing, or Communications. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and implement exceptional research skills, hone verbal and written communication skills; develop an understanding of the key steps and goals in donor relations; develop career skills to work independently and with initiative in a small team setting. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to take direction and work independently and in a small team
  • Strong critical thinking, organizational and strategic planning skills, attention to detail
  • Demonstrates initiative, professionalism and problem solving capabilities
  • Experiences with Mac operation systems, MS Office
  • Interest and knowledge in fundraising in performing arts

For All Positions:

The successful candidates must:

  • Be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Have a valid SIN number and eligible to work in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred to under the Refugee and Immigration Act for the duration of the employment.

These positions are full time, short – term contracts. Approximately 25-35 hr/week for 8 to 11 weeks starting on December 21 – $16/hr.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who applied.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to info@theatregargantua.ca by December 7 at 12pm.Please include the title of position you are applying for in the subject line. We appreciate all applications, but will only be contacting successful applicants.

Theatre Gargantua is an equal opportunity employer.

These internships are funded by the government of Canadawordmark_C.png

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