BE PART OF IT ALL (past production: 13th inspiraTO whiteShow cast and crew)

BE PART OF IT ALL (past production: 13th inspiraTO whiteShow cast and crew)

 

 

To volunteer for Theatre inspiraTO please fill out the inspiraTO Volunteer Form HERE.
 
The volunteer opportunities are varied from Stage Managers, Lighting Operators to Front of House Ambassadors. Most of the roles require minimal to no experience -- just your commitment to learn and grow. There are over 30 various roles!

Scroll down to the various volunteer roles to see the schedules. The detailed schedule is here: inspiraTO Schedule 2019.

Overview: Most of the roles start the weekend of May 24 and the following week during the week nights with the festival opening on May 30 and performances taking place for the next 10 days after that.

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HOW TO APPLY:

1/ Scroll below for positions you’d be interested in. 2/ See what the time commitment would involve by looking at the inspiraTO Schedule 2019. 3/ Fill out the form here. You can request clarification on the time commitment involved for the position on the form you fill out. We will reply in 3 - 5 business days.

For more specific questions please contact Nicole Santos (Production Manager): nicolesantospm@gmail.com

Be part of it all.


 

Positions

Stage Managers

some experience preferred

Leading and calling the production of each show. Ideally you should have some experience in stage managing or be part of a production theatre program in college or university. The Stage Manager calls and runs each show: 6 ten-minute plays, coordinating the lighting operator, sound/projectiontists, and on the Mainstage, assistant stage managers).    

FILLED

See the inspiraTO Schedule 2019.

 

Assistant Stage Manager

no experience needed

Mainstage (some positions open) / blue and red Shows 

Working backstage with the actors and coordinating the set changes. No experience required but experience in theatre helpful. The InspiraTO festival has quick set changes between each play (6 ten-minute plays per show) which requires attention to detail and handling over 14 actors per show. There may be room for flexibility depending how many ASMs are selected.

Schedule: inspiraTO Schedule 2019.

Lighting Operator

no experience needed

The lighting operator directed by the Stage Manager will ensure the timing of the lighting. CURRENTLY NEED 3.

Mainstage (2 positions)
Lighting plays a crucial role for all the plays on the Mainstage with a wonderful cornucopia of projections and lighting.  Work in the booth alongside the Stage Manager and Projectionist. Have a memorable experience.

redShow lighting board operator hours

Sat May 25: 9 am to 6 pm (tech 1)/ Mon May 27: 5 pm to 11 pm (tech 2)/ Wed May 29: 4 pm to 8 pm (dress). Shows: Thurs. May 30: 6 pm to 8:30 pm / Fri May 31: 7 pm to 9:30 pm / Sat June 1: 5 pm to 7:30 pm / Wed June 5: 7 pm to 9:30 pm / Sat June 8: 7 pm to 9:30 pm

blueShow lighting board operator hours

Sun May 26: 9 am to 6 pm (tech 1)/ Tue May 28: 5 pm to 11 pm (tech 2)/ Wed May 29: 7 pm to 11 pm (dress). Shows: Thurs. May 30: 8 pm to 10:30 pm /  Sat June 1: 7 pm to 9:30 pm / Thurs June 6: 6 pm to 8:30 pm / Sat June 8: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Studio (1 Position) / white show
The lighting operator directed by the Stage Manager will ensure the timing of the lighting. The Studio theatre has an intimate feel and takes place in the Alumnae Theatre Attic with open wooden beams.

whiteShow lighting board operator hours

Sat May 25: 9 am to 6 pm (tech 1) / Mon May 27: 5 pm to 11 pm (tech 2) / Wed May 29: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (dress) / 9 Shows: Thurs. May 30: 8 pm to 10:30 pm / Fri May 31: 7 pm to 9:30 pm / Sat June 1: 3 pm to 5:30 pm and 7 pm to 9:30 pm / Mon June 3: 7 pm to 9:30 pm / Wed June 5: 7 pm to 9:30 pm / Thurs June 6: 6 pm to 8:30 pm / Sat June 8: 1 pm to 3:30 pm and 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Lighting Board for Mainstage Focus/ helping lighting designer – can be anyone of the lighting board operators

Fri May 24;  9 – 5 pm

Lighting Designer/Studio – coordinating with Lighting Designer Mainstage FILLED

Fri May 24;  9 – 5 pm / Ideally the volunteer can also be available on Sat May 25 and Sun May 26 (flexible) to adjust the lighting.

Mainstage (1 Position) / blue and red Shows

The Projectionist directed by the Stage Manager will ensure the timing of the projections and sound.  All the plays on the Mainstage incorporate dynamic projections using the latest technology.

Same schedule as Lighting Operator Mainstage - except for Fri June 1 (optional): no need to attend

Projectionist

no experience needed

 

Front House Ambassadors

no experience needed

(16 positions)

InspiraTO has a fantastic line up for its upcoming 13th season. You will be helping patrons at the box office, acting as InspiraTO Ambassadors and helping guide patrons to one of the five shows.   
Of Interest: All this means an opportunity to be part of Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, as we expand and add a dynamic series of shows. See shows for free.
You must be available for at least any two shifts. Each shift will be managing one or two performances. You will be requested to attend an orientation closer to the opening dates of the festival -- please state your availability.
Shifts (performances): inspiraTO Schedule 2019.

 

Lighting Designers

Some experience required

Designing the lighting for plays. Experience is required (working with lighting plots etc) but it doesn't need to be extensive. Most importantly we need your commitment and ability to work the Artistic Team. A wonderful opportunity for the right person. 

Mainstage (1 Position) / blue and red Shows
Lighting for 12 plays for the Mainstage (Alumnae Theater). 

April/May: Flexibility in designing the lighting for 12 plays             

Studio (1 Position) / black and white Shows
Lighting for 6 plays for the Studio space (Alumnae Theater).

 

 Program Designer

Designing the program for the festival (layout and design). Experience in Photoshop and InDesign required.

Working closely with the Associate Artistic Director you will design the programs for five shows.

Schedule: Flexible - most of the work will be done in May.

 

Give us a hand as we set up the stage. BD: Late May / Early June

(Multiple positions)

General Help with Set Design  

no experience needed

 

Project Co-ordinator

no experience needed

Learn and assist to co-ordinate a project (since there are so many activities - we would see what interests you) for a large indie theatre festival.

 (2 positions)

 

Facebook Campaigner

some experience preferred

InspiraTO's Facebook page has a diverse source of content, interest and promotion and acts as InspiraTO's updates and story highlights. You have a solid understanding of facebook.

This is ideal for someone who has ideas on what stories to highlight and would love to be part of a team promoting a theatre festival.

(1 Position)

Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible, 2-5 hrs/week in March, and as we get closer to the actual festival, 3-6 hrs/week from April, May and early June (during the performances). 

 

Twitter Champion

 

some experience preferred


When used effectively twitter can play a vital role in theatre. 
Of Interest: This is ideal for someone who loves to consistently take part in social media conversation and show they are having fun.     
Dates: Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible, 2-3 hrs/week in March, and as we get closer to the actual festival, 3-4 hrs/week from April, May and early June (during the performances). 

 

Website Coordinator 


Theatre InspiraTO has over 100 theatre artists participating. The website coordinator ensures artists are showcased on the website by listing artists bios, photos, shows etc. You need to be highly organized.
Of Interest: If you like the challenge of coordinating and updating a host of information for a dynamic cultural event you will find this volunteer position stimulating.
Dates: Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible, 2-3 hrs/week in March, and as we get closer to the actual festival, 3-4 hrs/week from April, May and early June (during the performances). 

Detailed Production Schedule: inspiraTO Schedule 2019.

Be part of it all.