EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Badlands Amphitheatre is a non-profit arts and culture society located in the Canadian Badlands
Community. Creation. Celebration.

Currently Available:

General Construction Labour

Roster Crew Call: Concerts, Vanfest, other events

Canada Summer Job Positions: Facilities and Arts Admin

Theatre Professionals: 2022 Badlands Passion Play.

See details below. 

General Construction Labourer – Send your expression of interest, skills and experience to info @ badlandsamp.com

Canada Summer Job Positions:
Send your expression of interest, skills and experience to info @ badlandsamp.com

Facilities: If you are looking for a lot and an interesting venue, you’ve found the place. You will help to set up events and work on facilities that are carved into the bentonite hills. There’s lot of outdoor work and you will be contributing to a nonprofit arts and culture team that wants to put on great events in the Canadian Badlands. 

Arts Admin: If you want to gain event management and arts administration experience, join us this summer. You will learn about guest relations, box office sales, and all the details involved in putting on large scale events in an outdoor setting.

Roster Crew Call:

The Badlands Amp is looking for crew to add to our roster for our year-round events. This includes technicians, front of house personnel, production managers/assistants, and more. If you are interested in being added to the roster please email artistic director  @  badlandsamp.com with the subject line Amp Crew Roster.

 

 2022 BADLANDS PASSION PLAY

Positions available for theatre professionals. Help us to produce the 2022 Badlands Passion Play – and epic theatre production on Canada’s largest outdoor stage.

The Venue:

The Badlands Amphitheatre is a non-profit arts and culture venue located in the Canadian Badlands.  Home to Canada’s largest outdoor stage, our 2,500-seat outdoor amphitheatre  and indoor Badlands Arts Centre hosts the renowned Badlands Passion Play; the Canadian Icons Concert Series; Roots, Blues, & Barbecue; Lightfest: Winter in the Badlands; outdoor opera and much more. 

With our spectacular natural setting, unique in the world, we create sustainable community through performance events (with economic, cultural, social, and environmental outcomes), increase awareness and skill in the arts, and encourage tourism by creating significant cultural attractions. The Badlands Amphitheatre has a mandate to produce, create, and host events; enable arts education, and promote tourism – all based on our values of community, creation and celebration.

The Event:

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play tells an epic story of faith, hope & love based on the life of Christ. It is performed on Canada’s largest outdoor stage. The company is formed up of around 30 professional and semi-professional actors supplemented by volunteer actors, working with a professional crew.

Positions Available (descriptions below):

  • Head of Scenic Arts
  • Wardrobe Running Crew (specific dates)
  • Stitcher/Costumer

Contract Dates:

May 20 – Stage Manager/Heads of Department Start Date
May 25 – Production Team Start Date
May 29 – Full Cast Read Through and Workshop Date
June 1-26 – Rehearsals (Wednesday to Sunday) & Production Meetings/Prep (Mondays)
June 27 – Close Work Rehearsal
June 29 – Dress Rehearsal
June 30 – Preview Rehearsal
July 1-17 – Shows (Friday & Saturday Evenings, Sunday Afternoons)
July 18-22 – Strike

Compensation:
Compensation starts at $6,000 for the contracted dates (dependent on position and experience). 

Contact Information:

We encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply by contacting the Artistic Director. Please include your cover letter and resume and quote Passion Play Crew in your subject line.

artisticdirector @ badlandsamp.com 

Stitcher/Costumer:
Reporting To: Head of Wardrobe

Job Description: ​​Costumers work with the Costume Designer to serve as a Cutter, Stitcher, general costumer or Dresser as required.

These functions may require skills such as hand-sewing, millinery, cobbling, craftwork, dying or painting as necessary. They also work as running crew during the show to assist with quick changes and instructing actors on the proper wearing of their costumes.

Wardrobe Running Crew:
Responsible for: Assisting with wardrobe presets and quick changes during run of the show and assisting with strike.  Experience in a wardrobe department or as wardrobe running crew is preferred. 
Dates Required:
June 26 – Quick Change Rehearsal & Tech Run (Afternoon & Evening)
June 29 – Possible Quick Change Rehearsal & Evening Dress Rehearsal
June 30 – Preview
July 1 to 3 – Performances
July 8 to 10 – Performances
July 15 to 17 – Performances
July 18 to 22 – Assist with Strike
Show calls are approx. 6-7 hours, dependent on presets. Performances start at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 4pm on Sundays. Shows run under 3 hours.
Compensation: $1,750 for June 26 – July 22

 

Head of Scenic Arts:  2022 Badlands Passion Play
Reporting To: Artistic Director

Job Description: ​​The Head of Scenic Arts/ Running Crew assists the Scenic Arts Designer in building or pulling props and set pieces. The position may involve significant manual labour and can be physically demanding. The Scenic Assistant should have a thorough knowledge of structural and mechanical construction for Stage and Film, and experience with scenic fabrication and materials like woodwork, rigging, painting, fabric, stone, and landscaping.

Duties.  Contractor Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining safety and tidiness in the workshop, on the site, and on set.
  • Observing and improving areas and equipment that weather and time may damage. 
  • Understanding and promoting the requirements of the health and safety legislation relevant to their role (including the donning of steel-toed footwear when working on site).
  • Collaborating with the Scenic Designer as well as the Production Manager or members of the Directing Team to construct, modify, prep, or repair props and set pieces.
  • Pre-setting, operating, or striking set pieces, props, scenery, or effects during the run of the show.
  • Emergency repairs and assistance for problems pertaining to the stage, set, props or effects during the run of the show.
  • Assisting with backstage care and maintenance of props during the run of the show.
  • Rigging and operating set pieces and effects during the run of the show, including (once trained) human load rigging.
  • Assisting with the strike and end-of-season storage


The Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society and the Badlands Amphitheatre is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing an environment free from any kind of harassment and discrimination where all employees, members, contractors, vendors, volunteers, guests, and participants are treated with respect and dignity. 

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or workplace regulations of the province of Alberta and the country of Canada including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, and/or the Alberta Human Rights Act. We are also governed by the federal Employment Equity Act created to eliminate workplace barriers faced by women, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.