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Job Opportunity - Production Assistant

Highland Arts Theatre

The Highland Art Theatre Association is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to foster the theatre community in Sydney's downtown, to work with our artists and musicians to help drive an arts-based economy by developing a professional community of performing artists who produce first class, home-grown productions with a special emphasis on Cape Breton stories and song.  

We are looking to fill the following position, starting ASAP:

Job Title: Production Assistant

Organization: Highland Arts Theatre Association
Location: Sydney, NS

Salary: $16.00-$18.00/hour


Position Overview:

Highland Arts Theatre, located in Sydney, NS, is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our team as a Production Assistant. Reporting to the Resident Designer and Technical Director, the Production Assistant will play a crucial role in the overall success of our theatrical productions by providing support in building, sourcing, pulling, and creating inventory of sets, costumes, and props. This is a 6 month term position, with the possibility of becoming a full-time position.


Previous experience in theatrical production, set construction, or related fields is an asset.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Flexibility and adaptability to changing production needs.

Physical stamina for lifting and moving set pieces and equipment.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and any relevant portfolio materials to by February 21, 2024. Please include "Production Assistant Application - [Your Name]" in the subject line.


Highland Arts Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.


Note: The above job description is a general outline of the duties and responsibilities of the Production Assistant role at Highland Arts Theatre and is subject to change based on the needs of the organization.

Job Opportunity - Accessibility Project consultant/Auditor

Eastern Front Theatre

About the Accessibility Project:

This phase of the project will involve the collaborative creation of a venue accessibility audit process and framework, that when completed is used by the project team to lead audits of performing arts venues across the HRM to determine how accessible they are. The team will also offer informed recommendations to venues regarding space modifications and best practices needed to help improve the current conditions of their space for artists, access staff, and audiences.


Role Overview:

This role has 2 streams to contribute your expertise and experience in disability within the arts and performance spaces across the HRM throughout the project. Consultant responsibilities include research, working with the Project Manager and offering feedback on the development of the venue accessibility audit process. Auditor responsibilities include performing on-site venue audits with the team once the process is complete and ready to use, and offering informed recommendations to venues.

This role is categorized as casual, mostly remote, with flexible hours. There will be some in-person meetings and for those selected as auditors there will be on-site work at venues during audits. Commitment to the project will vary based on area of expertise and needs of the project.

Scheduling: Mon-Fri, flexible, primarily remote, with some in-person meetings

Pay: $30/hr - contract position, casual

Application Deadline: Sat, February 17th 2024 at 11:59 PM

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