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TIME TO
BE A STAR

If you are interested in general auditions please email bmartin@grindstonetheatre.ca.

 

Please note, most shows performed at the Grindstone are produced by independent artists. If you wish to produce a show with us, please visit Produce a Show Page

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stage manager - thundercats the musical

ThunderCATS! The Musical

Book and Lyrics by Byron Martin

Music by Simon Abbott & Curtis den Otter

Directed by Byron Martin

 

SEEKING: 

Stage Manager 

(must be 30 or younger, eligible for Canada Summer Jobs)

 

SCHEDULE:

Rehearsals: (part time) June 8 - July 3

Production dates: 

Edmonton Comedy Fest: July 5 - 9

Winnipeg Fringe: July 11 - 25 (including travel)

Edmonton Fringe: August 10 - 21

 

Note - Possible extra duties to be negotiated for Grindstone Festivals through the summer.

 

COMPENSATION:

Hourly rate tbd through Canada Summer Jobs

 

ABOUT THE MUSICAL

An original satire of Broadway's "best loved" feline musical, this time with even less plot, tighter leotards and one throbbing mystical sword! ~ThunderCATS HO!!~

 

The plot? The Thunderians, fleeing the destruction of their home planet,

have landed on planet Thundera and await the ghost of their fallen leader

Jaga The Wise to find out which ThunderCAT character will return to the ThunderCAT Lair. Through obscene hip thrusting and way too much dancing they learn what it

really means to be a Thunder CAT.

 

ThunderCATS is a parody of CATS The Musical using the characters of the 80's Cartoon Thundercats. It follows the same scene structure and narrative of CATS The Musical. We suggest watching CATS the musical first before attempting to understand how stupidly pointless this show is. The show is fully sung, so although there is a loose narrative it is primarily made up of character songs and there is almost no dialogue aside from a few moments of direct address.


 

ABOUT GRINDSTONE THEATRE

Grindstone is an improv and musical theatre based company founded in 2011.  Grindstone wrote and produced the disturbingly popular Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer The Musical. Other productions include the award-winning improvised musical The 11 O’clock Number, Urinetown The Musical, The Adventures of Chucky and Reggie, Here Lies Henry, The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical, and Shakespeare’s Henry V.

 

Additional information:

To submit your interest, email your resume to Byron Martin at bmartin@grindstonetheatre.ca. Please write “ThunderCATS Stage Manager 2022” in the subject line.

 

Grindstone Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Classes Coordinator - Kids and Teens classes

OVERVIEW:

Grindstone Theatre is seeking a Classes Coordinator for 20 - 30 hours per week. We are looking for someone with administration and education experience  to coordinate and facilitate the kids and teens classes at The Grindstone Theatre School. This job will include working with team members to create and schedule four terms per year, contracting instructors, supervision of Studio space, ensuring classes are running smoothly and safely, and being available for instructors and students via phone or email. You will also coordinate with other groups and programs to bring Theatre Education to schools, community centers and other parts of the city and province. 

 

If you are passionate about theatre arts, have a background in Theatrical Education or class development and are able to manage and solve problems on the fly - we think you would be a great fit!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Responsibilities:

 

  • Work with other Education team members to develop Fall, Winter, Summer and Spring semesters and schedule showcases

  • Develop class descriptions with team members

  • Source and contract instructors for classes

  • Communicate with instructors, students and Education team regularly

  • Produce showcases and communicate with instructors for tech and showcase needs

  • Follow and uphold Theatre School Policies

  • Create opportunities for outreach around Edmonton and Alberta

  • Connect with schools about education programs 

  • Assist with creating feeder programs for Grindstone Programming

  • Using social media to promote outreach programs

  • Administrative duties such as marketing and communications, website edits

  • Be present at the first class and showcase

  • Be the site contact while classes are in session

  • Must complete and submit a Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check

  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience in instructing or admin for Theatre or Education programming (Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, etc)

  • University degree or college diploma - (eg. Business, Events, Arts and Cultural Management, Theatre Arts, BA Drama, BA Education, etc)

  • General knowledge of theatre practice

  • Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills. Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships with theatre companies and staff.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail with the ability to manage competing priorities at work.

  • Self-directed with the ability to take initiative.

 

POSITION DETAILS

Schedule/Wage:

 

  • 1 Canada Summer Jobs positions available (Must be 30 or under) 

  • Wage tbd based on experience

  • 20 - 30 hours per week.

  • Mixed availability - partial day times and partial evening and weekends


 

To apply, please send a Cover letter & Resume to Jules Pepin at jpepin@grindstonetheatre.ca. Please note "Classes Coordinator - Kids and Teens" in the subject line. No phone calls please. 

Posting closes June 17th, 2022.

Grindstone Theatre School - GENERAL INSTRUCTOR CALL

OVERVIEW:

Grindstone Theatre is seeking instructors for our Theatre School Classes, Camps and Workshops! We are looking for someone with experience in teaching, performing and general theatre knowledge. This job will include being a key holder, developing and following a curriculum, managing your classroom and students, and creating a 30-60 minute final production to be performed at The Grindstone Theatre. The Grindstone Theatre School classes typically run for 8 weeks with a final showcase. 

 

The Grindstone Theatre School holds classes for all ages, and we are seeking instructors for all ages. Our kid’s classes range from 5-12, teens from 13-17 and 18+.

 

We currently offer the following classes:

 

5-12: Improv, Drama Discovery, Musical Theatre, Movement/Dance

13-17: Improv, Musical Theatre Conservatory, Drama Discovery, Storytelling

18+: Improv, Acting, Stand Up, Musical Improv, Burlesque, Dance, Sketch Writing and Conservatories

 

We are also looking for new and original classes! If you have a skill you believe students would be interested in learning, please send us your pitch!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Enforce the Community Standards Policy (see Community Standards under ABOUT at grindstonetheatre.ca)

  • Report to the Artistic Director if this policy has been violated/infringed upon.

  • Instructors are expected to have an syllabus for their 8 classes that includes a list of student expectations, class requirements and learning outcomes. A template will be provided to the instructor by the Programming Assistant.

  • Checking email frequently for updates/information about classes.

  • Any other forms of social media are not to be used for communication (Instagram, Facebook, etc.)

  • Key Holder for the Studio space (unlock doors prior to the start of class and lock up after the class)

  • Arrive at The Grindstone at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled class time.

  • Attendance is taken during class and is reported back to the Programming Assistant before the end of the day

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and organized studio space 

  • Report any issues to the Programming Assistant or Artistic Director

  • Create a safe space for students

  • Provide a recent headshot and bio for our website

  • Appear in promotional videos and material for the Theatre School

  • Source substitute(s) if the instructor is ill or unable to make a class

  • Assist in social media shares as much as possible (provided the instructor has social media accounts and is comfortable with sharing)

  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience in instructing students

  • 1-2 years experience in theatre settings

  • Experience working with large groups of different ages

  • Experience building and following curriculum

  • General knowledge of theatre

  • Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills. Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships with students and staff.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail with the ability to manage competing priorities at work.

  • Self-directed with the ability to take initiative.

  • Must complete a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check

 

POSITION DETAILS

 

  • Contract work based on semesters (Sept - Nov, Jan - March, April - June, June/July)

  • Classes are 2 hours long for 9 weeks (8 classes and a showcase)

  • Must be available nights & weekends.

To apply, please send a Cover letter & Resume to Jules Pepin at jpepin@grindstonetheatre.ca. Please note “General Instructor Call” in the Subject line. No phone calls please. 

 

Posting closes June 17th, 2022

front of house manager

OVERVIEW:

Grindstone Theatre is seeking one part-time Front of House Manager to join our growing team! The FOH Manager will coordinate and guide the FOH team of staff and volunteers for productions and festivals with the Grindstone Theatre. This position is essential to make our patrons’ experience as safe, accessible, and stress-free, and to support the seating and departure of the house for a timely start of performances.

 

If you are passionate about theatre, have excellent customer service skills, and thrive in fast paced environments - we think you would be a great fit!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Responsibilities:

 

  • Liaise with Box Office and Stage Management to ensure the smooth and efficient seating, performance cues at curtain and intermission, and orderly departure of the public at performances and events  

  • Ensure efficient customer service from all FOH staff and volunteers

  • Establish positive and nurturing relationships with our FOH volunteers – greet, debrief, and ensure they are properly located per shift

  • Regulate the entry of latecomers and control disruptive patrons; and ensure the return of all patrons after intermission

  • Overseeing and monitoring online ticketing for events through Showpass

  • Troubleshoot any problems that may arise regarding ticketing and patrons

  • Ensure the safety of theatre patrons while inside the building or on theatre grounds; Have a thorough knowledge of fire regulations, safety regulations, and operate all front of house functions abiding by these regulations

  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience in a customer service position

  • Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills. Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships with theatre companies and staff.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail with the ability to manage competing priorities at work.

  • Self-directed with the ability to take initiative.

  • Front of House experience is an asset, but not required.

 

POSITION DETAILS

Schedule/Wage:

 

  • 1 Canada Summer Jobs position available (Must be 30 or under) 

  • Wage TBD based on experience

  • Hours dependent on event

  • Must be available nights & weekends.

  • Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer: June 8-12

  • Comedy Fest: July 6-10

  • Disco in the Park: July 29-31

  • Fringe: August 11-21

  • Mural Massive September 3 & 10


 

To apply, please send a Cover letter & Resume to Jocelyn Anselmo at janselmo@grindstonetheatre.ca. Please note "FOH Manager" in the subject line. No phone calls please. 

Posting closes June 6th, 2022.