Be part of it all. 

 

Create.

Collaborate.

Make a difference.

 

Our volunteer base is the reason we have been able to grow each year. There are various opportunities to share your creativity and voice. 

WHILE MOST VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED PLEASE INQUIRE TO FIND WHAT WE STILL NEED: email Taryn Parrish, Assistant Producer: tarynparrish@gmail.com  Enjoy the experience.

The 12th festival of Inspirato starts now!  Help us make it great in one of our 30+ volunteer positions.

Most positions don't require experience.

Read about our positions, (inquire first what positions are open):

You may apply for more than one position. To apply please email Taryn Parrish, Assistant Producer: tarynparrish@gmail.com In the subject line write: Volunteer Position. In the body of the email:
1. Contact info: name, email and phone no.
2. Write the position(s) you're applying for and why this would be suited for you
3. Your background: education, work experience and extracurricular activity
4. Your current status (going to school, working etc)
5.  General availability (when you’re generally free)

Scroll to the bottom for the  detailed Production Schedule and time requirements for each position. 


 

Positions

Stage Manager

experience preferred

Leading and calling the production of each show. Ideally you should have some experience in stage managing or be part of a production theatre program in college or university. The Stage Manager calls and runs each show: 6 ten-minute plays, coordinating the lighting operator, sound/projectiontists, and on the Mainstage, assistant stage managers).    

Mainstage (2 positions) 

Studio/Trinity (2 positions) 
The unique set up of the Studio/Trinity spaces requires audiences to move from space to space which feels more akin to a "site specific" play.  

 

Assistant Stage Manager

no experience needed

Mainstage (5 positions) 

Working backstage with the actors and coordinating the set changes. No experience required but experience in theatre helpful. The InspiraTO festival has quick set changes between each play (6 ten-minute plays per show) which requires attention to detail and handling over 14 actors per show.
 

 

Lighting Operator

no experience needed

The lighting operator directed by the Stage Manager will ensure the timing of the lighting.

Mainstage (1 Position)
Lighting plays a crucial role for all the plays on the Mainstage with a wonderful cornucopia of projections and lighting.  Work in the booth alongside the Stage Manager and Projectionist. Have a memorable experience. 

Studio (1 Position)
The lighting operator directed by the Stage Manager will ensure the timing of the lighting. The Studio theatre has an intimate feel and takes place in the Alumnae Theatre Attic with open wooden beams.

 

Mainstage (1 Position)

The Projectionist directed by the Stage Manager will ensure the timing of the projections and sound.  All the plays on the Mainstage incorporate dynamic projections using the latest technology.

Projectionist

no experience needed

 

Lighting Designer

Some experience required

Designing the lighting for plays. Experience is required (working with lighting plots etc) but it doesn't need to be extensive. Most importantly we need your commitment and ability to work the Artistic Team. A wonderful opportunity for the right person. 

Mainstage (1 Position) 
Lighting for 12 plays for the Mainstage (Alumnae Theater). 

Studio (1 Position) 
Lighting for 6 plays for the Studio space (Alumnae Theater).
 

 

Front House Ambassador

no experience needed

InspiraTO has a fantastic line up for its upcoming 12th season. You will be helping patrons with the box office, acting as InspiraTO Ambassadors and helping guide patrons to one of the four shows.   

Be part of Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, as we expand and add a dynamic series of shows. And see shows for free.

(16 positions)

See Front of House schedule below. You must be available for at least two shows. You will be requested to attend an orientation closer to the opening dates of the festival -- please state your availability.

 

Make Up Artist

experience required

With over 50 actors, we need two make up artists; you need to be available for the dress rehearsals and performances. Although many of the actors will require basic make up, the sheer number of actors (50) requires good organization skills.

 (2 positions)

There is room for flexibility on the dates as long as there is at least one Artist for any given show. 

 

We set up the stage on Thursday, May 25 (9 -5), showcasing InspiraTO’s creative set design setting up. We strike on Sunday, June 11.    

(Multiple positions)

General Help/Set Design

no experience needed

 

Social Marketing Lead

Some experience needed

Social media plays an ever increasing role in the InspiraTO Theatre Festival. Theatre InspiraTO has a website (highlighting 100 theatre artists), a facebook fanpage, twitter, uses Constant Contact for email marketing with a growing database.

You would guide and coordinate the three social media leads: facebook, twitter and the website. This is ideal for someone who wants to play a leadership role in social media marketing and be an integral part of the InspiraTO team. We are seeking an individual who has a solid understanding and experience with social media with a love for and the arts. You will create a overall social media strategy, plan and execute weekly facebook, twitter, website content with the other social media leads.

(1 Position)

Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible, 2-5 hrs/week in March, and as we get closer to the actual festival, 3-6 hrs/week from April, May and early June (during the performances). 

 

Facebook Campaigner

some experience preferred

InspiraTO's Facebook page has a diverse source of content, interest and promotion and acts as InspiraTO's updates and story highlights. You have a solid understanding of facebook.

This is ideal for someone who has ideas on what stories to highlight and would love to be part of a team promoting a theatre festival.

(1 Position)

Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible, 2-5 hrs/week in March, and as we get closer to the actual festival, 3-6 hrs/week from April, May and early June (during the performances). 

 

Twitter Champion 

some experience preferred


When used effectively twitter can play a vital role in theatre. This year we have created four 3D InspiraTO birds that can be used creatively and playfully to convey InspiraTO's message.    
Of Interest: This is ideal for someone who loves to consistently take part in social media conversation and show they are having fun.     
Dates: Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible, 2-5 hrs/week in March, and as we get closer to the actual festival, 3-6 hrs/week from April, May and early June (during the performances). 

 

Website Coordinator 


Theatre InspiraTO has over 100 theatre artists participating. The website coordinator ensures artists are showcased on the website by listing artists bios, photos, shows etc. You need to be highly organized.
Of Interest: If you like the challenge of coordinating and updating a host of information for a dynamic cultural event you will find this volunteer position stimulating. Note: We will be launching a new website in March. 
Dates: Your time commitment in the early part of the planning is flexible, 2-5 hrs/week in March, and as we get closer to the actual festival, 3-6 hrs/week from April, May and early June (during the performances). 2 Lighting Designers (Assistants welcomed) 

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

For an overview of the schedule and detailed breakdown of the tech

SCHEDULE: You must be available for the times listed (unless otherwise stated) 

Lighting Operator Mainstage
Schedule:
Fri. May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm, Focus
Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and break), red tech
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm, blue tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), red tech
Tues. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), blue tech
Wed May 31 - 4 to 10:30 pm (breaks), dress    
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, one performance
Sat June 3; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), three performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), three performances  

Projectionist Mainstage
Same schedule as Lighting Operator Mainstage (except it’s not necessary to be there on Fri. May 26).     

Lighting Operator Studio Schedule:
Fri. May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm,
Hang Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and break), Focus, black tech
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm, white tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), black tech
Tues. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), white tech
Wed May 31 - 2:30 to 9 pm (breaks), dress    
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 3; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (breaks), four performances
Mon. June 5; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Tues June 6;  6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), three performances  

Assistant Stage Managers/Mainstage (5 positions) Schedule:
Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and breaks), tech
Sun. May 28; 10 to 6 pm (lunch and breaks), tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm - 10 pm (break), tech
Tues. May 30; 5 pm - 10 pm (break), tech
Wed. May 31; 4 pm to 11 pm (break), dress
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, performance Sat June 3; 3 pm to 9:30 pm, performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), performances  
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, performance
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm, performances/awards  

redShow Stage Manager:
Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and break), tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), tech
Wed. May 31; 4 pm to 7 pm, dress
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 9:30 pm, performance
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, performance
Sat June 3; 5 pm to 7:30 pm, performance
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, performance
Thurs, June 8; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, performance  
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), two performances  

blueShow Stage Manager:
Sun. May 28; 10 to 6 pm (lunch and break), tech
Tues. May 29;  5 pm- 10 pm (break), tech
Wed. May 31; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, dress
Thurs. June 1; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, performance
Sat June 3; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), two performances
Wed. June 7; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, performance
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, performance
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, performance
Sat June 10; 5 pm to 7:30 pm, performance/awards
  
blackShow Stage Manager
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm, black tech
Tues. May 30;  5 pm - 10 pm (break), black tech
Wed May 31 - 5:30 to 8:30 pm (breaks), dress

Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 9:30 pm, one performance
Fri. June 2; 9 pm to 11:00 pm, one performance
Sat June 3; 1 pm to 7:30 pm (break), two performances   
Mon. June 5; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, one performances
Tues June 6;  8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, one performance
Thurs, June 8; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performance
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, one performances
Sat June 10; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), two performances

   

whiteShow Stage Manager:
Sat. May 27; 9 to 6 pm (lunch and break), white tech
Mon. May 29;  5 pm - 10 pm (break), white tech                                                                                           Wed May 31 - 2:30 to 5:00 pm, dress   

Thurs. June 1; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performance
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 9:30 pm, one performance
Sat June 3; 3 pm to 9:30 pm (break), two performances
Mon. June 5; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performances
Tues June 6;  6 pm to 8:30 pm, one performances
Wed. June 7; 8 pm to 10:30 pm, one performance  
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 8:30 pm, one performance
Fri. June 9; 9 pm to 11:00 pm, one performances
Sat June 10; 1 pm to 7:30 pm (break), two performances  

 

Make Up Artist (2 positions):
Dates: There are over 50 actors with varies degrees of make-up requirements. There is room for flexibility on the dates as long as there is at least one Make Up Artist for any given show.
Schedule:
Wed May 31 - 2:30 to 9 pm (breaks), dress    
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 3; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (breaks), four performances
Mon. June 5; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Tues June 6;  6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 10; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (break), four performances  

Front House Ambassadors (14 positions)
Dates: See Front of House schedule below. You must be available for at least two shows. You will be requested to attend an orientation closer to the opening dates of the festival -- please state your availability.
Performances:
Thurs. June 1; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 2; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 3; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (breaks), four performances
Mon. June 5; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Tues June 6;  6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Wed. June 7; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Thurs, June 8; 6 pm to 10:30 pm (break), two performances
Fri. June 9; 7 pm to 11:00 pm, two performances
Sat June 10; 1 pm to 9:30 pm (break), four performances

Lighting Designer Mainstage:
Flexible: Consultation with Lead Director
Wed. May 24 - 9 am to 5 pm, Hang
Fri. May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm, Focus
Sat. May 27 - 9 - 6 pm, red tech
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm, blue tech
Wed June 31 - 4 to 10:30 pm (breaks), dress       

Lighting Designer Studio:
Consultation with Lead Director
Fri. May 26 - 9 am to 5 pm, Hang
Sat. May 27 - 9 am -12 pm focusred tech
Sun. May 28 - 10 - 6 pm blue tech
Wed June 31 - 2 - 8:30 pm (breaks), dress  

 CLICK HERE to see the overview of performances, production and details of the tech. 

Fired Up! Your voice matters.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply please email Taryn Parrish, Assistant Producer: tarynparrish@gmail.com

In the subject line write: Volunteer Position In the body of the email:
1. Contact info: name, email and phone no.
2. Write the position(s) you're applying for and why this would be suited for you
3. Your background: education, work experience and extracurricular activity
4. Your current status (going to school, working etc)
5.  General availability (when you’re generally free)

We have ongoing application. Second wave of deadlines: April 10. 3rdwave of deadlines: April 30.  After that date we will post what positions are still open.