Staging Director - Youth Theatre

Date Posted: Oct 12, 2017
Application Deadline: Oct 27, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Peel Region
City: Mississauga
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city.  Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the Centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation.   In its 20th year under new leadership, and with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the Centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.

Job Description

The Centre is seeking a creative, dynamic, and talented individual to join the P.L.A.Y. Project youth theatre company artistic team.  Reporting to the Supervisor of Community Courses and Events, this position is responsible for the design, casting, and stage direction of the Centre’s P.L.A.Y. Project for ages 8-17. The Project offers youth the chance to develop their musical theatre, leadership, and performance skills by performing in one of our professional theatres.  The specific roles/responsibilities associated with this position are listed below.

Contract Session:     January 20th – March 17th (March Break inclusive)
Production:               Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.


  • Facilitate auditions of children and youth and cast accordingly for the production
  • Set rehearsal schedules in consideration of spaces and times provided with Vocal & Movement Director
  • In collaboration with the production team, direct, design, choreograph, and stage manage the selected productions
  • Participate in the implementation of studio health and safety practices
  • Coordinate youth volunteers for staging and production assistance
  • Work with the LAC’s lighting, sound and technical department for the run of the production
  • Work with groups up to 30 participants
  • Represent the Living Arts Centre with adept customer service
  • Work within the policies and procedures set out by the Centre



  • Post-secondary diploma, degree or equivalent in musical theatre, music, drama or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with youth musical theatre productions
  • Experience teaching in an educational setting
  • Experience directing a live performance
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated group management techniques
  • Proven customer service, problem solving and leadership skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Dance and vocal instruction experience an asset

Additional Info:

Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Record Search and Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the Living Arts Centre.

The Living Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, we ask you to please inform Living Arts Centre staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume detailing previous theatre production and stage management experience by October 27th, 2017 to:
Living Arts Centre
Attn: Allison Vrbanac – Supervisor, Community Courses & Events
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga ON  L5B 4B8
Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Info:

Name: Allison Vrbanac


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