Equity Assistant Stage Manager

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EQUITY ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

October 17 – December 24, 2022

with a possible incremental extension to January 7

About the Grand Theatre

A leading cultural hub, the Grand is proudly located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. We are a place for all to gather, discuss, challenge, debate, celebrate, and be inspired and entertained by exceptional theatre experiences.  A not-for-profit regional theatre, the Grand produces and presents professional theatre on two stages: the Spriet Stage (~800 seats) and the Auburn Stage (~150 seats).

A typical season at the Grand runs from September to May including an annual fall High School Project production, which has a 23-year history as an integral part of our programming.

The Grand is World Curious and London Proud.  We bring the world to London with diverse, relevant, and original stories from around the globe, and through collaborations with exceptional national and international performing arts organizations.

And we bring London to the world stage with a commitment to developing, producing, and premiering new and original stories through COMPASS, our new play development program. In partnership with artists and playwrights from around the world and around the corner, we present relevant, provocative and entertaining stories that remind us of our collective humanity.

The Project

Elf  book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Based on the New Line Cinema Film written by David Berenbaum.
Director: Dennis Garnhum
Stage Manager: Kelly Luft

Based on the beloved holiday film, Elf tells the story of Buddy, an orphan who as an infant mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is accidently transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually a human, Buddy is raised believing that he is a true elf of the North Pole. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, Buddy embarks on a journey of self-discovery to New York City to track down his birth father. After realizing that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy becomes determined to uplift and joyously-bond with his new family – all the while reminding New York of the true meaning of Christmas.

There will be a stage management team of four on this show, SM, two ASMs, and an Apprentice. This is a Category-A CTA contract.

The Candidate

The candidate will be an Equity member with at least 2 years of professional Stage Management experience.  Experience on musicals would be considered an asset.  

Our Commitment to Anti-Oppression

The theatre sector is in a period of much-needed change and tremendous opportunity.

At the Grand, we are committed to creating and practicing a company culture that ensures an accessible, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming space for artists, audiences, donors, boards, and staff.

We encourage all applicants to review the Grands Anti-Oppression Mission Statement on our website to confirm that your personal and professional values are aligned with this vision.

The Grand sincerely thanks all applicants for their time in submitting an application. Your application will be acknowledged as received but only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly for follow up.

Please respond by e-mail, with subject line “ELF ASM – [your name here]”, with a resume and cover letter by May 18 2022 to:
Paul Fujimoto-Pihl
Director of Production and Operations
pfujimotopihl [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

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471 Richmond St.

London, ON N6A 3E4