Production Assistant

Posted 04-01-2019
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 1
Anticipated Timeline May 7-24 ,2019
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Production Assistant

Mile Zero Dance’s mandate is devoted to the development, education, and production of contemporary dance in Edmonton. We are a contemporary dance company that creates and produces original dynamic interdisciplinary works focusing on performance, collaboration, community outreach, and training. Mile Zero Dance’s Vision is to create and foster original avant-garde dance and performance works in the Alberta arts scene, and to increase our profile nationally and internationally.


We are seeking Production Assistants for the Zero Gravity International Performance Art Festival in May 10-19th 2019. The festival will bring together performance artists from Europe, across Canada, and Edmonton in immersive event and workshops


Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Event Management
  • Visual Arts and Design
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Production
  • Aboriginal Art

Some specialized skills required:

  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A positive attitude and ability to be flexible, collaborative, ask questions and accept feedback
  • Ability to assess information and solve problems quickly and appropriately
  • Ability to work independently within a hierarchy
  • Driver’s License preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding values and work ethic of performance art
  • Knowledge of basic Stage Management skills or Event Management skills
  • Attention to detail

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Pre-set, reset, maintain and supervise their designated performance area
  • Appropriately supervise audience members and performers in their designated performance area
  • Provide communication between their performance area and the supervising Technical Director
  • Troubleshoot and provide additional artist assistance as needed
  • Provide stage management oversight to their designated performance area
  • The student will assist with Mile Zero Dance’s upcoming Zero Gravity International Performance Art Festival featuring several international caliber performance artists doing a 5-day workshop, followed by four full days of performances.