The Caravan Stage Company is always looking to meet new people interested in working with us!
Location, May 9 to June 11: Production: Nanaimo BC, Opening in Nanaimo: June 12 to 16
Touring from June 20 to Sept 20, performing in Courtenay BC, Port Townsend WA, Bellingham WA, Tacoma WA, Seattle WA, Sooke BC, Victoria BC
You are also crew on ship, member of a watch team while sailing – 4 hours on, 8 hours off.
This is a 5-month total, production & touring position, starting May 1 to the end of Sept , 2018,
Pay: Travel expenses + plus room & board + weekly cash stipend (The entire cast & crew all receive equal share and benefits). Room is a shared cabin on the ship. Board is healthy meals cooked by a Chef.
Interested applicants, please follow instructions through link provided.
Please apply to email@example.com NOT Facebook Messenger
REQUIRED MEDIA: Head-shot/Photo, Video Reel, Audio Reel, & Cover Letter
Interested applicants, please email: a letter of introduction explaining why you would like to work with Caravan Stage Company; a recent resume and a head-shot photo, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS: Please visit our Workaway site for short term opportunities.
April-June 2018, the company will be working on: ship maintenance – repairs and upkeep of the vessel, both exterior and interior; in preparation for the 2018 Production of Nomadic Tempest that will take place on Canada’s west coast. During this time we are looking for people who can help with the wood carpentry (Ship & Show), upcycling stage props & costuming, ship repair, engine work, cooking, fundraising, bookkeeping & community outreach. A bunk in a single or shared cabin, depending on occupancy or off-sie location near Ship-exact location TBA near Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Limited bikes are available. Meals provided.
Show Set Up & Breakdown: The Head Rigger leads the set up and strike of the aluminum truss stage on the ship. With several company members, the 5 parts of the upper truss are individually raised and bolted. The truss parts are bolted together with bolts and cheese burrow clamps- 30 ft above the main deck. The completed truss measures 50 ft long by 15 ft wide. The complete truss raising operation takes around 8 hours & takes place several times throughout tour, depending on length of travel & bridges navigated between show sites.
During Show: The Head Rigger oversees the set up of all aerial apparatus used in the show. Before each show, the Head Rigger sets 2 ziplines that are between the ship and shore. During the show, the Head Rigger will lead a team of 3 other backstage riggers, working the rigging, manual winches & timing for the aerialists throughout the performance.
Applicant must have previous diesel mechanics engineering experience, a sense of humor and be self-motivated.
1. Maintain 4 Perkins Diesel engines: 2 propulsion 120 hp & 2 generator engines 80 hp. Learn more about Amara Zee here.
2. Come on tour with the company, keeping the engines working and in ship shape
3. Work backstage during the show.
• Operate, repair, maintain, & set up sound system that includes (but is not limited to)…
– 4 JBL speakers
– 2 Mackie subwoofers & 2 Mackie tops
– AKG wireless mics
– Many monitors
• Climbing and rigging experience required
• Some work to be done at heights of 30 ft or more above the main stage
• The production includes 3 vocalists, one presenter’s microphone and one track from computer audio.
• Experience with wireless microphones required.
• Previous experience working with QLab is a plus
Projection Designer / Video Operator
– Updating and creating original video content for the current Caravan show: Nomadic Tempest
– Implementing an IP camera network and programming live effects.
– Setup and strike of video equipment
– Controlling video playback during performances using Qlab 4 (MacBook provided)
– Operating a Roland Video Switcher to switch between recorded and live feeds on multiple projectors
– Familiarity with projectors and proficiency with implementing multiple projectors on a single design
– Basic computer networking
– Willingness and ability to trouble-shoot the aforementioned hardware on a basic level
PREPARING 2 MEALS A DAY- LUNCH & DINNER for 19 people, with the aid of a rotating crew volunteer. Meals are simple, healthy & accommodating to various dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan, paleo & allergies. The kitchen is the galley aboard the Amara Zee.
BULK SHOPPING WITH A BUDGET with the aid of a rotating crew volunteer.
*Clean up is done by the crew on a rotating basis.
Must be able to prepare timely meals on a budget, have good organization skills and a sense of humor. Enjoy working and living in a communal setting, with many artistic people.
Assist Public Relations & Administrator- a role out of the box
March 30, 2018 to Sept 30, 2018
Must and have good laptop computer, writing and communication skills, familiar with social media, be organized, versatile with a good sense of humor. Must be comfortable making phone calls. This is a unique opportunity to grow and learn. Applicants must enjoy working & living in an artistic community. This is a unique opportunity to learn how a non-profit touring theatre organization can operate and flourish outside of the institutional norm. The Caravan is looking for the right person to work in a creative administrative team to help organize and get the show up and running.
Interested applicants, please check out the company’s website, then write an email letter of introduction explaining why you would like to work with the Caravan Stage Company; a recent CV and a photo: Send to: email@example.com
Must be organized, with experience, particularly social media savvy (i.e. Facebook, Instagram & Twitter). Have your own computer with excellent internet skills. Well organized, hard working, flexible & able to work independently. Have an adventurous spirit & sense of humor. Enjoy working and living in a communal setting on a ship with 19 artists and theatre people. These professional skills are useful for future arts and theater administration employment.
As needed: Travel booking at end of tour & General administration duties, assisting Tour Coordinator.
WILL CONSIDER LOCAL RESIDENT FOR OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS & STIPEND
The Caravan strives to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people. We create a community, and we intentionally welcome all. We value the diversity of ethnic and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression. We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other.
The Some of the 2017 Company. See more here. If you are interested in working with the Caravan, send a letter of introduction, CV and photo.