Mixed Company Theatre (MCT) creates innovative, interactive and socially relevant drama as a tool for positive change. Entering our 29th season, MCT – a not-for-profit forum theatre company based in downtown Toronto – is delighted to announce a Set and Costume Designer employment opportunity for the upcoming production of “Breaking the Silence on Elder Abuse”.
Please send your resume to: Mixed Company Theatre, email@example.com, 416 515-8080
Application Deadline: November 23rd 2012
2012-2103 Elder Program “BREAKING THE SILENCE ON ELDER ABUSE”
MCT upcoming project “Breaking the Silence on Elder Abuse” will raise awareness and educate seniors in the Toronto community on the various forms of elder abuse and how they can protect themselves against it. This learning will be communicated through a Forum Theatre production that will tour to various senior centres across the city.
Seniors will be involved in the creation and presentation of the program, thereby enaging in peer education on the many faces of elder abuse, how to recognize it and where to go for help in their community.
JOB DESCRIPTION: COSTUME AND SET DESIGNER – CONTRACT POSITION EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
- A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree (or in the process of completing) in technical theatre or stage production
- Experience and a strong ability to work collaboratively with other Artists Team members
- Strong ability to work collaboratively with Community Members
- Previously experience in costume and set design
OVERVIEW ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Collaborate with the Artistic Team and Community Members when developing the aesthetic vision of the play
- Partake in research and development workshops, rehearsals, team meetings to gather the direction, insight, needs and wants of the participants and incorporate/personalize the design to the realities of the group and to the project’s mandate.
- Develop a rendering or image board to present and propose the design concepts/ideas/inspirations to the Artistic Team and Community Members
- Provide scale drawings or models for sets
- Able to incorporate artwork developed with the community during the research and development workshops and rehearsals
- Able to design and build costumes, props and set pieces
- Plan work sessions with the community to help develop the set, costumes and props
- Plan and monitor the design budget
CONTRACT TIME PERIOD:
- JANUARY 2nd 2013 – MARCH 31st 2013
- Part Time – Flexible