Job Opportunity Details

Job Title: Associate Producer
Application Deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED 
: July 4 to August 26, 2022
Salary: $16 / hour for 30 hours per week
Location: remote and on-site in Waterloo, ON
Positions: 2 – with specific criteria, see below.

Job Description 

MT Space is a multicultural theatre company based in the Waterloo Region. Our company was built off of the need to have more inclusive spaces for theatre, and we take time to learn from theatre practices around the world while immersing ourselves in rich cultural perspectives beyond the traditional theatre experience. 

We are seeking youth to join our team through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) (Employment and Social Development Canada) and students via the Summer Experience Program (SEP) (Government of Ontario) in summer 2022. 

Duties: The Associate Producer will work with the Company Manager and Artistic Director to assist with project coordination and management. This will include outreach to theatres and performing arts networks; communication with artists; writing contracts and schedules; and tour planning. The Associate Producer will also work with the Artistic Director and company partners to assist in the organization of the 22/23 Season.

Responsibilities may include:   

  • Communicating with and engaging artists as facilitators and mentors for summer programs and upcoming collaborations  
  • Assisting the Company Manager with the creation of contracts for all guest artists  
  • Overseeing outreach and recruiting of tech personnel, artistic associates, stage managers, and box office support  
  • Planning/facilitating auditions if needed, assisting with audition panel  
  • Assisting on the ground with errands, set-up/strike and other rehearsal logistics, including COVID protocols 
  • Attending rehearsals as needed in order to support facilitators and artistic process 
  • Scheduling rehearsals and booking rehearsal space; creating schedules for artistic team 
  • Assisting with the organization of archival files and production inventory 
  • Compile and keep organized, comprehensive databases of companies/partners/artists  
  • Working with project budgets so-as to ensure all confirmations are kept within parameters  
  • Other tasks as assigned 

Job Requirements / Recommendations: 

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and Outlook an asset 
  • Organizational or producing skills from previous work an asset 
  • Experience working within the arts an asset 

Note: This job will require internet access and a computer. MT Space is dedicated to ensuring this position is accessible to all candidates, so if you do not have the above, please reach out and let us know so that we may seek appropriate accommodation. 

Eligibility – Canada Summer Jobs

This first Associate Producer position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
In order to be eligible for this position, applicants MUST: 

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; 
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, 
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with the relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. 

You do NOT have to be a student to apply. 

Eligibility – Summer Experience Program

This second Associate Producer position is funded through the Summer Experience Program and should be a student or recent graduate.

Students hired by recipient organizations must meet the eligibility criteria of the program:

  • All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years of age for persons with a disability, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time.
  • Students must be employed full-time for a minimum employment contract length of 232 hours or 32 days at 7.25 hours per day.
  • Proof of student enrolment must be provided to the employer.
  • Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.
  • Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  • Students should be living in Ontario at the time they start work. 

MT Space is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all applicants, but priority will be placed on candidates who are IBR (Indigenous, Black, Racialized) and/or newcomers/refugees. 

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