Employment Posting – Deadline April 26, 2017

Employment Opportunity

Deadline: Wednesday April 26, 2017

Red Dress Productions is seeking 5 post-secondary students from May 1 to June 15, 2017, to support our community performance of Drift Seeds, and original outdoor play (with the possibility of work on other RDP projects beyond June 15.)

The positions are funded by HRSDC’s Canada Summer Jobs program. For all positions, you MUST be a post-secondary student returning to school in the fall, and be under 30 years of age. Scheduling is variable and includes performances in the evenings and on weekends.
Please read the “Eligible Participants” section here.

Work will include:

  • Participating in the Community Performance of Drift Seeds including performance, stage management, and making art objects
  • Supporting the leadership in rehearsal and community art workshops
  • Outreach activities and administrative tasks
  • Workshop and rehearsal preparation including material and venue set-up and cleanup
  • Team meetings and one-to-one meetings
  • Hands-on support to project participants
  • Other tasks based upon needs of the projects
  • Working knowledge of another language (including ASL*) would be an asset
*Students who have a working knowledge of ASL will work with a team of Deaf performers and professional ASL-English interpreters towards interpreting the performance for a Deaf audience. This will involve focused rehearsal over 10 weeks under the guidance of Deaf performer Sage Willow. One goal of this project is to incorporate Deaf and disabled people into the performance and to create inclusive spaces for all.

Applicants must:

  • Be equity seeking and/or experience barriers to employment;
  • Have an ability to work with a diversity of community members;
  • Be interested in learning about community engagement and/or collaborative art;
  • Be punctual, reliable, nonjudgmental, and conscientious.

To Apply:

Please submit an email application to with one attachment that includes:

  1. A brief letter of interest telling us about why you’d like to work on this project and your artistic experience or interests, and
  2. Your resume, including two references.
The application deadline is Wednesday April 26, at 5pm.
Red Dress Productions produces original multi-disciplinary artwork that strives for innovation, inclusion and excellence that elicits dialogue and creative exchange, transforming community spaces with public art. Since 2005, Red Dress Productions has engaged 4000+ contributors creating 15+ community artwork projects, producing several original stage performances, and touring urban & rural Canada.