Music Stage Management and Production Assistant Practicum

Performing Arts - Theatre
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Program Information

Theatre practicum programs at Banff Centre

Overview

Work with Banff Centre’s Production Team on all Banff Centre productions, presentations, conferences, and outreach programs. Responsibilities may include creating production and rehearsal schedules; communicating requirements with sound, lighting, and staging teams; operating basic sound and lighting equipment; calling show cues for concerts, competitions, and events; and advancing shows.

You may also have an opportunity to prep and order equipment for artists, set up artist studios, load trucks, maintain percussion and string instrument inventories, and create rehearsal and show reports. 

What does the program offer?

Much of the training material is show-driven; you can expect to work on a wide array of shows with a concentration in music programming as presented by Banff Centre. Please visit our events calendar to see examples of upcoming shows. You will also experience one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our seasoned professional staff, and have the opportunity to work alongside a range of artists at various career stages. 

You will leave Banff Centre with marketable skills and the confidence and competence to step up into roles as a specialized professional. Our alumni can be found nationally and internationally working at dance, music, opera, and theatre companies and training at universities and colleges including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Who should apply?

Ideal applicants will have completed formal technical theatre training at an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience and a passionate interest in the entertainment industry. They will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, and be computer literate with an interest in exploring theatre, music, and production technologies. 

Participants will be required to supply their own Class 1, C.S.A. approved safety footwear, and working blacks in good repair and free of logos.

Please note, this program offers the option to extend to September 4, 2020.

Itinerary

Please note, there will be a holiday break from December 21 – January 5.

Program Dates

September 17 – December 20, 2019
January 6 – March 31, 2020

Faculty

What's Included

Subsidized HousingRead MoreClose

You are eligible for Banff Centre housing (based on availability). You are responsible for your own room and board costs. Current rates for Banff Centre accommodation are $8.06 / day (shared) or $16.12 / day (single) and will be deducted from the living allowance.

As space is extremely limited, Banff Centre housing is available for practicum participants only. 

Living AllowanceRead MoreClose

You will receive a living allowance of $61 per day.

Note that financial assistance and stipend awards are considered taxable income for Revenue Canada.  

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym, and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music, and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open six days a week.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee (per week)*
$230.44
Program Fee with Financial Assistance
$0.00
Daily Living Allowance
$61.00

Application fee: $65

*The weekly program fee is covered 100% by financial assistance.

You will also receive a daily living allowance while part of the program (see What's Included for more information).

How to Apply

Resume

A one-page resume or C.V. describing academic, professional, and other relevant experience.

Personal Statement

A summary of your goals, how you plan to achieve them, and how this experience will assist you.

References

Contact details for two referees.

Adjudication

Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the technicinas career will benefit from the program. 

Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete.

Eligibility

International applicants: Government of Canada international visitor visa regulations limit participation to no longer than six months.

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

Toll Free Number (Canada + USA)
1.800.565.9989