Voix de Ville

SUITCASE IN POINT is proud to be a part of the evolution of STRUTT Wearable Art Show!

3 SHOWS ONLY! 18-19 NOVEMBER! Get your tickets fast, here!

NIAGARA ARTISTS CENTRE presents
VOIX DE VILLE – EXTRAVAGONZO
In partnership with the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Friday 18 November at 7PM
Saturday 19 November at 7PM + 9:30PM

The Voix de Ville Extravagonzo has evolved out of the Niagara Artists Centre’s popular STRUTT Wearable Art Show, a long-running Niagara favourite. Voix de Ville is a show based on the storied traditions of vaudeville. It is an unrivalled mixture of extraordinary performative feats presented in equally exuberant proportions.

A cavalcade of talent has been invited to amaze and astonish audiences in novel ways. Ringmaster of Ceremonies Bruce McCulloch—¬everyone’s favourite Kid in the Hall—will orchestrate the riot of WTFery from centre stage. Canada’s representative at the 55th Venice Biennale, Shary Boyle will transform Partridge Hall with beguiling projections and an exhilarating set design. On stage, the action of dancers and acrobats dressed in one-of-a-kind wearable art creations from the bizarre to the sublime will be propelled by a reconstituted Shadowy Men on Shadowy Planet, often called the Best Canadian Instrumental Band of All Time. The show is directed by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company‘s Artistic Director Deanna Jones.

“With STRUTT I think we discovered how fantastically weird Niagara could be, we’re primed to be working with the PAC to get everyone’s freak on in the great new digs downtown,” says Stephen Remus, NAC’s Minister of Energy, Minds, and Resources.

Deanna Jones of Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, who is stage directing the show, “Voix de Ville will bring what was once STRUTT to a whole new level of spectacle and performance by drawing on the influences of old-style Canadian vaudeville.”

Job Opportunity – Technical Director

 

Technical Director and Mentor – November 14

About us

Suitcase in Point is (SIP) an award-winning ensemble of artists who create, produce and present original performances and cultural events from our home in St. Catharines. We also run a studio space in the heart of our downtown core and proudly produce Niagara’s largest grassroots multidisciplinary festival, In the Soil Arts Festival, each April.

SIP’s work is deeply rooted in our community and our production needs vary according to project. The most technically demanding is our 3 day festival, In the Soil Arts Festival, which includes a street closure and tented venue, multidisciplinary projects at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, as well as music, literary, comedy and unconventional performances in various locations throughout St.Catharines’ downtown core. In addition, SIP creates and produces three cabarets annually and monthly comedy nights that require technical support in sound and lighting.

SIP also manages a creative studio space on the 3rd floor of a historic building that has its charms and technical needs throughout the year. SIP has a small inventory of technical equipment and we also source equipment locally, as required, to satisfy our production needs.

The Opportunity

AMP (Arts Mentorship Program) is as a new initiative for our company and we seek a Technical Director with a passion for the performing arts and youth mentorship to join our team. The Technical Director/ Mentor will work with us to plan, design and implement both technical production for our season and technical mentorship programs for emerging and hopeful professionals. We are seeking a person skilled in many aspects of technical theatre, multi-disciplinary production with hands-on experience working with young people.

Your Role:

  • Technical Director of Suitcase in Point’s season, including In the Soil Arts Festival
  • Oversee technical needs, work plans and expedite productions within scheduled deadlines
  • Assist in recruitment and training of technical interns and volunteers
  • Plan and implement technical workshops for young adults interested in the field of production
  • Assist in recruitment and training of technical volunteers for In the Soil Arts Festival
  • Provide hands-on learning opportunities for youth in sound and lighting
  • Work with Artistic Director and Staff to plan and implement technical learning opportunities for youth

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in the arts and culture industry with minimum three years experience as Technical Director. Experience in “indie” scene considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team
  • High attention to detail with effective organization and time management skills and the ability to multi-task many competing priorities
  • Proven ability to analyze, evaluate and report on technical support needs, including budgets, research, schedules
  • Intermediate+ knowledge of video projection, sound and lighting
  • Working knowledge of current safety standards and the implementation of same
  • Superb organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects and deadlines

Additional Skills Considered an Asset

  • Thorough knowledge of structural and mechanical construction for the stage, both materials and techniques, including welding, rigging and painting.
  • Ability to read and produce blueprints as well as thorough knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting platforms, AUTOCAD and QLAB

We love the work we do in downtown St. Catharines and are looking for someone with integrity, high energy, creativity, a collaborative spirit, and the cultural sensitivity needed to work effectively in a diverse environment of artists, producers, creative and management teams.  If this sounds like a good fit, we’d love to hear from you.

Job Details:

Full-time position

Competitive Salary

Start date: 9 January 2017

Please email cover letter, CV and references to deanna@suitcaseinpoint.com with Technical Director and Mentor in the subject line

Deadline to apply: 1 December 2016

This position is made possible thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s SEED program.

*Only applicants considered will be replied to.

Summer Job Opportunities

Suitcase in Point Theatre Company has some excellent summer job opportunities for you.  Please see the descriptions below and send cover letter and resume to deanna@suitcaseinpoint.com.

Note: All applicants must be enrolled in school for the 16/17 academic year and under 30 years of age.

Deadline for applications:  June 15

Administrative Assistant

Dates: June 27 – August 27, 9 weeks, 30 hours/week

  • Book-keeping related tasks
  • Assist with operational and office management tasks
  • Interpersonal and communication skills an asset
  • Provide administrative support to the artistic director and artistic producer, specifically grants, reports, and marketing materials
  • Write, or contribute to publications which accompany arts-related events and activities
  • Able to work in a progressive team environment

Programming and Communications Assistant

Dates: June 20 – August 27, 10 weeks, 30 hours/week

  • Assist with the development of programming for company, including annual productions, performances, multi-arts festival, and student actor training workshops
  • Assist implementation of social media strategy and website updates to promote the activities of the company
  • Assist in archival of last 5 years of activity
  • Seek user groups for performance space
  • Market performances or events through social media, direct mail, advertising, use of a website, producing posters or publicity leaflets and attracting media coverage
  • Graphic design skills and video editing skills an asset
  • Able to work in a progressive team environment

Facility Manager

Dates: June 20 – August 27, 10 weeks, 30 hours/week

  • Experience with lighting and audio equipment required
  • Experience doing inventory an asset
  • Experience with organizing space and sound equipment set up
  • Organized and able to multi-task bookings and paperwork
  • Basic computer skills, MAC specific
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Able to work individually and in a progressive team environment