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 2019

Suitcase in Point is seeking production assistants for In the Soil Arts Festival 2019 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 June 7th to June 9th (inclusive) for varying shifts related to the festival. Qualifications

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

● Must be between the ages of 15 to 30 to apply.

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

Meet some of our past AMP interns!

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

Elizabeth Pereira

Jillian Wardel

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