May 4, 2023


Summer Camp Associate Coordinator/Instructor 

Full-time – 6 weeks – June 26 to August 4th

Compensation: $3756.00


Carousel Theatre is looking for one Associate Coordinator/Instructor aged 15-30 to ensure the smooth operation of Drama Camps for young people aged 3-17 in Summer 2023. These camps will be on Granville Island located at the CTYP building. The chosen applicant will work collaboratively with the Summer Camp team, including coordinating with the Education Coordinator, Lead and Associate Camp Instructors and other CTYP staff members. 



  • A Criminal Record Check (CTYP will pay for this).
  • Candidates must be aged between 15 and 30, as this job is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been confirmed under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Legally entities to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations



– Camp preparations, including but not limited to:

–  organizing documentation & supplies, registration info, class lists, gathering & maintaining waivers and permissions for Summer Camps

– Assist in the preparation and maintenance of the physical spaces (drama studios & green room)

– Attending a pre-camp faculty jam-day with other Lead and Associate Instructors where we will review policies and procedures, schedules and collaborate on games, activities and exercises

– Assisting with daily operations of the Summer Camp including but not limited to:

– checking-in and welcoming students and parents

– inspiring imaginative play through example in coordination with Lead Instructors

– student supervision throughout the day

– assisting Lead Instructors and the Education Coordinator in daily camp activities, potentially including but not limited to: prop building, tech assistance, and running drama exercises

– Assisting with end of the week performances, potentially including technical aspects such as sound and lighting, props and costumes and general performance support

– Making sure all health & safety protocols are followed throughout the camp weeks

– The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understands that additional duties may be assigned as required.

– Other duties as mutually agreed upon with their supervisor.


The ideal candidate…

Is an organized and motivated individual, potentially with or working towards a drama degree and/or a career in the arts, who enjoys (or is excited by) working creatively with young people. The ideal candidate has strong communication and collaboration skills. Equivalent experience is also considered, including various creative backgrounds or volunteer work. 

The ideal candidate is a team player and knows how to have fun and be silly in a responsible way, and can model this behaviour for others. Some experience with the creative use/construction of props, costumes and sets would be an asset but by no means is a requirment.

Beginner to Intermediate experience with Canva, Photoshop, photography or video editing software is an asset, but by no means is a requirement 


Contract Details

This is an employment role for 6 weeks for 35-40 hours per week / 7-8 hours per day

between June 26 and August 4, 2022

Total Compensation is $3756.00

The working hours for this position are: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm (camps run 9AM-4PM PST) with a 1 hr unpaid meal break. On the job training, support and supervision will be provided.



Please e-mail with the following: 

– Cover letter

– no more than 1-2 pages outlining your experience and/or desire to work theatrically with young people in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

– CV Resume 

OPTIONAL: Link to a Short Video or Audio clip:

– Create a 30 second to 2-minute video that teaches something to young people.

– Choose a drama activity for young people between the ages of 3 and 17 (please identify what ages it would be best for).

– Introduce the activity and give clear instructions.

– Conduct the activity. We recognize this assignment is somewhat artificial, but see if you can demonstrate how you would inspire young people to participate in

your activity (i.e. imagine young people are watching you and you are leading them in the activity).

– Videos can be shot on your phone or computer and uploaded to the platform of your choice.

– This assignment is for internal purposes only and will not be shared outside of the CTYP staff.

– If you require alternate access needs (no access to equipment, if you are D/deaf or HOH, Blind, ESL, etc) please contact us and let us know:


Carousel Theatre is committed to being a safe and inclusive space, and is continually dedicated to creating theatre in the spirit of equity and inclusion. Carousel Theatre encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds, in celebration of diversity in race, colour, religion, creed, disability, sexuality, gender, expression, etc. If you wish to self-identify with any of these communities, CTYP welcomes and honours your decision to share or, to keep any personal information to yourself. We would be happy to discuss accommodating your specific access and other needs.


Carousel Theatre for Young People acknowledges that we create and perform on the traditional, ancestral and stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We continue to examine our own connection to land and place, and how we can play an active role in conversations around reconciliation.