Arts Mentorship Program

Suitcase in Point introduces AMP (an Arts Mentorship Program) for Niagara’s emerging and creative technical theatre and festival production workers. We aim to build technical and producing skills for emerging arts workers and volunteers through a series of internships, workshops and in-depth volunteer opportunities. AMP provides hands-on training in an aim to build a roster of experienced, emerging cultural workers and skilled youth in Niagara. AMP empowers new generation artists with the skills, technical assets and space for the creation of new work. We aim for this program to bring experience and retain Niagara’s young people through technical experience in the arts.

Job Opportunity

Production Assistants

In the Soil Arts Festival 2018

Suitcase in Point is seeking production assistants for In the Soil Arts Festival 2018 and other spring programs. Candidates must have some experience in technical production. Work will include assisting in set up of site specific installations, working as concert, theatre and special event crew. Some general experience in sound, lighting, stage carpentry, video projection, etc are all assets. Successful applicants will be mentored by professionals in the field and become key members of the Suitcase in Point team, collaborating to bring a variety of creative events to fruition.

● Production assistants will be required to attend planning sessions, and work scheduled prior to and post-production sessions and the festival at various times during late April 2018.

● 30 hours a week for a 6 to 8 week contract (TBC)

● Candidates must be available to work from April 23 to April 30 (inclusive) for varying shifts related to the festival. Qualifications

● Candidates need prior experience and should demonstrate a keen interest in technical production.

● All applicants must be enrolled in the 2018/19 academic year to qualify.

Please send CV/Resume with cover letter to Deanna Jones, Artistic Director at by April 17, 2018. Please include your name and “ITS Production Assistant” in the subject line.

Meet the newest members of our team!

We welcome students of Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Art as our official AMP interns. Meet Allie, Elizabeth and Jillian!

Allie Aubry

Allie just finished her third year at Brock University and is well on her way to receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Honours in the Dramatic Arts Program, concentrating in Stage Craft, Production, and Design.

At Brock she has gained some experience as a stage crew member, lighting operator, assistant stage manager, and has recently designed three shows for Brock’s One Act Festival. She also has a performing arts diploma from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, trained in singing, acting and dancing.

Her greatest love is her 6 year old orange tabby cat named Keith, the greatest cat in the whole world!

Elizabeth Pereira

From Oakville ON, Elizabeth is a soon-to-be graduate of Brock University’s Dramatic Arts and English departments. Primarily a performer over the past few years, her role as Lighting Co-ordinator for the Mainstage production of “Radium Girls” led her to love all things technical in theatre. She is very grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the In the Soil Arts Festival.

Jillian Wardel

Jill Wardell is a dramatic arts student at Brock University going into her fourth year with a concentration in production and design. She has worked with small theatre festivals and on main-stage productions with the school, and is very excited to be a part of the In the Soil Festival 2017!

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