The position will provide a post-secondary student in arts or education with career related work experience, expanding their capacity as a stage manager, offering experience in both arts administration and the use of theatre as a tool for recovery and social justice advocacy.
The Stage Manager/Instructor-assistant will also gain experience working with adults living with mental illness. Preference will go to applicants who have lived experience of mental illness: personal or family member.
Start June 2018 – End May 2019
Hours & Compensation
An average of 10 hours per month, $160 per month
Required Skills Required Qualities
• Stage Management
• Working with groups
• Some familiarity with recovery
• Strong communication skills
• Strong, supportive team player
• Positive, pro-active and personable Key Responsibilities
• Assist with arts administration tasks
• Schedule rehearsals
• Assist instructor/director with classes and rehearsals
• Take responsibility for sourcing props, costumes, set, audio/visual equipment
• Assist designer with the set
• Assist with all ticketing and advance bookings for final presentation
• Ensure that the final presentation is recorded
• Stage-manage the final presentation
Over twelve months, project participants will work together to create vignettes based on one iconic experience of each individuals mental illness—or as a group we may decide on a different theme. During this development process, participants will learn the basics of improvisation, voice work, character work, and scene building. Participants will perform their vignettes for the public in a local theatre venue. * There may be more than one presentation.
This project is funded by the Consumer Initative Fund of Vancouver Coastal Health. For more information, see:
To enquire about this position, please email Darlene Arseneault at: