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Manitoba Theatre for Young People is one of the largest theatres for young audiences in Canada and plays a leading role in theatre in the country.  MTYP has the privilege of being located on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation, operating out of the first purpose-built facility for theatre for young audiences in Canada, situated at the Forks in Winnipeg.  Known for its new works and commitment to creation, MTYP is also a hub for touring companies from across Canada and around the world and itself tours for 15 – 19 weeks each year.  In addition to its productions and touring, MTYP Theatre School enjoys the participation of 1,600 students annually and is proud to be the home of Native Youth Theatre.

MTYP is seeking an individual to join its team as its Accountant. This full-time position is responsible for all accounting functions of the organization.  Reporting to the General Manager, the MTYP  Accountant also assists in implementing accounting policies, controls and systems (digital and manual) for the efficient operation of the organization’s accounting needs.

To be successful in this role, candidates should be highly organized, have strong written and verbal communication skills, work well with moderate to low levels of supervision and appreciate opportunities for collaboration with fellow team members.  Those who thrive in busy environments working towards the successful completion of multiple projects would do well in this position.

Requirements for success:

  • Formal training in accounting theory and practice
  • 4+ years’ full-cycle accounting experience, including annual audit preparation and internal financial statements
  • 4+ years’ Excel experience
  • 2+ years’ Quickbooks experience
  • 2+ years’ payroll preparation, processing and reporting experience

Ideally, candidates will also have the following education, experience and skills:

  • Accounting work within a non-profit environment and/or understanding of recognized Canadian accounting principles for non-profit organizations;
  • Ability to work effectively with other staff to maintain financial processes and controls and capacity to develop and implement the same, as required;
  • Excellent overall computer skills with proficiency and demonstrated experience in use of online payroll systems, Word and Outlook, and understanding of CRM databases and POS systems;
  • Understanding of sound human resource policies and practices along with familiarity with federal and provincial legislated requirements for employment standards and obligations;
  • Familiarity with, or ability to develop strong understanding of all federal and provincial legislated requirements governing matters of relevance to the organization, including but not limited to workplace safety, privacy and confidential financial data management
  • Ability to schedule work projects and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to oversee and prioritize multiple tasks in a busy, collaborative environment.

Standard hours are 9 am – 5 pm.  We anticipate a start date for the successful candidate as soon as is feasible.

Please click here to download the full job description for this opportunity and for more information on the role and responsibilities.

If you are interested in joining the MTYP team and feel you have the experience, qualities and skills to work for one of Winnipeg’s key arts organizations, please forward a cover letter that further speaks to why you would make an excellent fit for this opportunity, along with your résumé, by Friday, July 5, 2019 to:

Debra Zoerb
General Manager
Manitoba Theatre for Young People
dzoerb@mtyp.ca

We thank everyone for their interest but please be advised that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please further note that all offers of employment with MTYP are contingent on provision of a clear criminal and vulnerable sector check.

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

HEAD OF WARDROBE POSITION

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) invites applications for the position of Head of Wardrobe starting September 9, 2019. MTYP is a not-for-profit professional theatre company solely devoted to young people, a recognized national centre for the creation and celebration of theatre, and a decisive voice in Canada’s artistic and cultural life. MTYP has been creating and presenting professional, innovative theatre productions for children and families since 1982. Each season, MTYP reaches over 90,000 Manitobans through Mainstage productions, touring shows, theatre school classes and drama workshops.
Reports to: Production Manager

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the building, borrowing, and buying of wardrobe for all Mainstage theatre productions, as well as Theatre School shows and Native Youth Theatre presentations
  • Assist in the preliminary costing of all shows and preparation of wardrobe budgets
  • To create work plans for any casual wardrobe builders that adhere to supplied budgets and schedules
  • Advise the Production Manager of potential problems in budgeting and/or scheduling
  • To work when necessary on other wardrobe-related projects on the theatre premises
  • Maintain wardrobe in storage along with donations and acquisitions and be responsible for the lending and renting of any wardrobe stock in consultation with the Production Manager
  • Provide a safe, clean and secure working environment, and coordinate efficient wardrobe equipment maintenance program
  • Other duties as assigned by the Production Manager, Artistic Director and General Manager

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience working as a wardrobe builder within the theatre industry
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Clear and efficient communication
  • Strong team player willing to work independently or in a collaborative environment
  • Be highly resourceful and possess efficient problem solving and time management skills
  • Valid class 5 drivers license
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

Start Date: Monday September 9, 2019

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Contract Details: This is an hourly agreement on a seasonal contract, with a total of 1120 hours scheduled throughout the 2019/2020 season. Exact schedule of anticipated work dates and weeks has been prepared and is available upon request. The position is governed by the terms outlined in the collective agreement negotiated between MTYP and IASTE 63, but there is not a requirement that the successful applicant already be a member of IATSE.

You can find more information on MTYP’s upcoming season on this website.

Application Deadline: July 12th, 2019

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Katherine Johnston, Assistant Production Manager, at apm@mtyp.ca

Out of town applications are welcome. We thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Professional Auditions

For information on MTYP auditions, please contact: Katie German, Artistic Associate at Manitoba Theatre for Young People at casting@mtyp.ca

Inclusive Casting Policy

Equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into every casting decision at MTYP. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities and abilities.

AUDITION NOTICE
Manitoba Theatre for Young People is in search of adult actors for:

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Music By Robert Reale
Book & Lyrics By Willie Reale
Based On The Books By Arnold Lobel
Directed by Pablo Felices-Luna

Part of our 2019/2020 Season
Rehearsal Begins: November 11 – December 4, 2019
Opens: December 5, 2019
Closes: December 29, 2019
Potential Hold-Over: December 30 – January 5, 2020

Equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into every casting decision at MTYP. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities and abilities.

AUDITIONS: Monday, April 15, 2019 & Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
CALLBACKS: Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Location: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB

NOTE: Script will be available for reading at MTYP after March 20, 2019.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Actors will be considered for any part in A Year With Frog And Toad regardless of the traditional gender assignment of the roles. Please submit for the track that suits you best.

FROG Caring and loyal. Always looking out for friends. The calmer, more zen of both Frog and Toad. Simultaneously adventurous and assured. Download Frog Audition Material.  Download Frog Callback Material.
TOAD A hard worker, but impatient for results. Self-conscious. Stubborn. A good friend to Frog. Timid. Download Toad Audition Material.  Download Toad Callback Material.
SNAIL/AS CAST Must possess the determination of a nerdy snail and the attitude of a slick lizard. Appears as BIRD, SNAIL, LIZARD, FATHER FROG, and MOLE. Download Snail Audition Material.  Download Snail Callback Material.
ENSEMBLE 1 Must possess the playful and quirky personality of a bird and strong frenetic energy of a squirrel. Appears as BIRD 1, MOUSE, SQUIRREL, YOUNG FROG, and MOLE. Download Ensemble 1 Audition Material.  Download Ensemble 1 Callback Material.
ENSEMBLE 2 Must possess the playful and quirky personality of a bird and strong frenetic energy of a squirrel. Appears as BIRD 2, TURTLE, SQUIRREL, MOTHER FROG, and MOLE. Download Ensemble 2 Audition Material.  Download Ensemble 2 Callback Material.

Please submit by Sunday, March 31, 2019, to casting@mtyp.ca.

Auditions will be by appointment only. Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition time.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

AUDITION NOTICE
Manitoba Theatre for Young People is in search of adult actors for:

SPELLING 2-5-5
By Jennifer Overton
Directed by Erin McGrath

Part of our 2019/2020 Season
Rehearsal Begins: January 20 – February 9, 2020
1st Leg of Tour: February 10 – March 29, 2020
Hiatus: March 30 – April 5, 2020
2nd Leg of Tour: April 6 – 23, 2020
Mainstage Run: April 30 – May 10, 2020
Potential Extension: May 11 – 24, 2020

Equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into every casting decision at MTYP. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities and abilities.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS: Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Location: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB

NOTE: Script will be available for reading at MTYP after March 20, 2019.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

SIMON wants to be a typical 12 year old boy, but is frequently left in charge of his brother Jake. He’s searching for a way to stand out, to be more than just “Jake’s brother,” and his amazing spelling abilities might be the key. Download Simon Audition Material

JAKE is on the Autism Spectrum. He is an exceptional artist with a passion for architecture and comic books. Jake struggles with changes to his routine and social interaction. Actors who are both on and off the spectrum will be considered for the role. Download Jake Audition Material

DIANE/AS CAST is Simon and Jake’s mother. She is an English professor and health food enthusiast. She is fiercely protective of Jake. Firm, but loving and often stretched too thin. Download Diane Audition Material

LAURIE/AS CAST is close friend of Simon’s, kind and confident. The actor playing Laurie must be able to make quick and bold character shifts to play Spelling Bee contestants, one after the other. Download Laurie Audition Material

Please submit by Sunday, April 14, 2019, to casting@mtyp.ca.

Auditions will be by appointment only. Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition time.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

AUDITION NOTICE
Manitoba Theatre for Young People is in search of adult actors for:

TINY TREASURES
By Kevin Dyer
Directed by Stephen Colella

Part of our 2019/2020 Season
Rehearsal Begins: October 14, 2019
Mainstage Run: November 7 – 17, 2019
Tour: November 18 – December 22, 2019

Equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into every casting decision at MTYP. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities and abilities.

AUDITIONS: Monday, May 13, 2019,
CALLBACKS: Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Location: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB

NOTE: Script will be available for reading at MTYP after March 20, 2019.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

JAMES is a thirteen-year-old and the primary care-giver of his family. He brushes his sister Katie’s hair, throws out sour milk, forges his mom’s signature, lies to his teachers, tries to pick up pills from the pharmacy and of course, looks after his mom. Download James Audition Material.  Download James Callback Material.

SUSAN James’ mom, aged 35. She is unwell, spends most days in bed, and has mobility problems. She rarely leaves the house. She is on disability living allowance and pills for depression. She has good days and bad days and has episodes of anxiety – especially if she misses her medication. She loves her kids – James and Katy – and she really wants to be a good Mum to them. Download Susan Audition Material.  Download Susan Callback Material.

*There is a movement component in the play that will be built around the performers’ abilities. Auditioning actors may be asked to participate in a movement exploration during Callbacks.*

Please submit by Sunday, April 28, 2019, to casting@mtyp.ca.

Auditions will be by appointment only. Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition time.

Canadian Actors Equity Association members will be seen first at all open audition calls. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

There are currently no General Auditon opportunities available at MTYP.

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