Employment

The Blyth Festival has a year-round core staff of five. Performers, stage management, crew and designers are hired on a seasonal basis.

To submit interest in joining the Festival production team, resumes can be sent to Gil Garratt, Artistic Director (ggarratt@blythfestival.com). See below for  current openings.

HEAD SCENIC CARPENTER

The Blyth Festival is currently searching for a candidate to fill the seasonal position of Head Scenic Carpenter for the 2019 summer season. The contract will start May 6, 2019 and conclude August 11, 2019.
In 2019, the Blyth Festival will produce a repertory season of four Canadian plays (2 world premieres), one stand-alone production, and our annual Young Company project, as well as present two shows in our studio space.
The Blyth Festival takes place in Blyth Memorial Hall, a municipally owned, newly renovated 379-seat theatre. There are two rehearsal halls, one of which functions as a studio theatre, and ample backstage space for repertory changeovers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overseeing all aspects of the scene shop including day to day use and maintenance of tools, scheduling of work in the scene shop, building of sets for all shows in the summer season, load-in, fit-up, technical rehearsals (as required), changeovers, load outs and daily cleanup and supervision of activities in the scene shop.
  • Work within the production’s budgets, coordinating all scene shop needs of each production.
  • Work with the Production Manager, Technical Director and designers to facilitate the designs as presented and within budgets
  • Supervise the work of the Assistant Carpenter and Carpentry Production Assistant.
  • Supervise any other staff member, when using the tools and scene shop facilities, to ensure they are appropriately trained and follow approved policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that health and safety policies and procedures are met at Blyth Festival buildings.
  • Attend all Production meetings, and dress rehearsals as required

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Scenic carpentry experience (in repertory an asset)
• Problem solving skills

  • Team player
    • Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Working at Heights
  • Valid G Driver’s Licence an asset

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, at  ggarratt@blythfestival.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Deadline: February 22, 2019

SCENIC CARPENTRY ASSISTANT

The Blyth Festival is currently searching for a candidate to fill the seasonal position of Scenic Carpentry Assistant for the 2019 summer season. The contract will start May 13, 2019 and conclude October 6, 2019.
In 2019, the Blyth Festival will produce a repertory season of four Canadian plays (2 world premieres), one stand-alone production, and our annual Young Company project, as well as present two shows in our studio space.
The Blyth Festival takes place in Blyth Memorial Hall, a municipally owned, newly renovated 379-seat theatre. There are two rehearsal halls, one of which functions as a studio theatre, and ample backstage space for repertory changeovers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working in the scene shop under the direction of the Head Carpenter; including day to day use and maintenance of tools, scheduling of work in the scene shop, following designs and building of sets for all shows in the summer season, load-in, fit-up, technical rehearsals (as required), changeovers, load outs and daily cleanup and activities in the scene shop
  • Other duties as assigned by the Technical Director or Production Manager.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Scenic carpentry experience (in repertory an asset)
• Problem solving skills

  • Team player
    Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Working at Heights
  • Valid G Driver’s Licence an asset

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, at   ggarratt@blythfestival.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Deadline: February 22, 2019

SCENIC CARPENTRY PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

The Blyth Festival is currently searching for a candidate to fill the seasonal position of Scenic Carpentry Production Assistant for the 2019 summer season. The contract will start in May 21, 2019 and conclude mid to late-September.
In 2019, the Blyth Festival will produce a repertory season of four Canadian plays (2 world premieres), one stand-alone production, and our annual Young Company project, as well as present two shows in our studio space.
The Blyth Festival takes place in Blyth Memorial Hall, a municipally owned, newly renovated 379-seat theatre. There are two rehearsal halls, one of which functions as a studio theatre, and ample backstage space for repertory changeovers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Building scenic elements for all shows in the summer season
  • Day to day use and maintenance of tools
  • Load-in, technical rehearsals (as required), repertory changeovers, load outs
  • Daily cleanup and activities in the production shops.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Background and interest in scenic carpentry
• Problem solving and multi-tasking skills

  • Team player
    • Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Working at Heights
  • Valid G Driver’s License an assetTO APPLY:

Please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, at   ggarratt@blythfestival.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Deadline: February 22, 2019

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

The Blyth Festival is currently searching for a candidate to fill the seasonal position of Technical Director for the 2019 summer season. The contract will start in mid-April and end in mid-August. 

In 2019, the Blyth Festival will produce a repertory season of four Canadian plays (2 world premieres), one stand-alone production, and our annual Young Company project, as well as present two shows in our studio space.

The Blyth Festival takes place in Blyth Memorial Hall, a municipally owned, newly renovated 379-seat theatre. There are two rehearsal halls, one of which functions as a studio theatre, and ample backstage space for repertory changeovers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Management of technical and production aspects of all productions
  • Conceptualizing the execution of design submissions
  • Costing of productions
  • Working with crew and production teams to meet the needs of shows
  • Working within production budgets
  • Coordinate, supervise and participate in, repertory changeovers
  • Enforcing Health & Safety policies and regulations

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Thorough background in all aspects of technical theatre production, particularly lighting, audio and video
  • Proven management experience and good communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong team player
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
  • Valid G Driver’s Licence
  • Working at Heights
  • Vectorworks
  • Working knowledge of QLAB, as well as ETC Element & Digico S21 consoles, Dante
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, at   ggarratt@blythfestival.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.