Opportunities

MTYP Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

MTYP aspires to be a theatre where children and youth always see themselves reflected, whether it is on our stage, in our classrooms or in any of the spaces where our artistic and administrative activities take place. Accordingly, equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into all decisions at MTYP. We welcome submissions from people of all identities, ethnicities and abilities and encourage everyone to seek out employment or volunteer opportunities at MTYP when available.

Employment Opportunities

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 Metis 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 be the home of Native Youth Theatre.

MTYP is seeking an individual to join its team as the School’s Drama Outreach Coordinator. This is a 0.8 position, working 4 days a week , responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Drama Outreach Program that encompasses workshops, residencies, satellite programs, and other special activities. The Drama Outreach Coordinator also aids in the teaching of workshops to children, youth and adults (educators and professionals), while supporting the School’s programming and administrative functions.

Reporting to the School Director, the Drama Outreach Coordinator fulfills various artistic and educational functions, as well as administrative, financial, human resource, communications and community relations responsibilities.

To be a successful in this role, Candidates should be highly organized, creative and have strong written and verbal communication skills, work well with moderate 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.

Additionally requirements for success:

  • Minimum high school diploma coupled with at least three years of experience working in administrative roles.
  • Proficiency with standard Window applications and aptitude for learning new computer programs and databases.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Candidates with the following experience or knowledge in addition to the above will be preferred:

  • Degree or diploma from a university or college in theatre and/ or theatre arts education.
  • Supervisory, management, or leadership experience.
  • Contract negotiation and administration.
  • Prior knowledge of and comfort collaborating with Manitoba’s School Divisions,
  • Familiarity working within CRM databases.
  • Aptitude and appreciation for customer service and sales principles.

The full job description can be viewed here.

This is a full-time, 4 days/week, permanent position.  The annual salary is $35,000, prorated to a 0.8 FTE. The compensation package also includes an opportunity to participate in the MTYP health plan (pending eligibility as determined by the provider), matching RSP program, and vacation days provided, accrued annually at a rate of 6%, equally 12 days for a .8 FTE role.  Standard hours of work are 9am- 5pm Monday-Thursday, during the majority of the calendar year. A requirement to work evenings and weekend will be present during peak activity and in support of various School Programs. This position will be required to perform their work functions onsite at MTYP’s facility.

Anticipated start date is July 8, 2024.

If you are interested in joining the MTYP team and feel you have the experience, qualities and skills to work in this role for one of Winnipeg’s key arts organization, please forward a cover letter that further speaks to why you would make an excellent fit for this opportunity, along with your resume and three references, by May 20, 2024 to:

Spenser Payne
School Director
Manitoba Theatre for Young People
[email protected]

MTYP welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

All offers of employment with MTYP are contingent on provision of a clear criminal and vulnerable sector check.

We thank everyone for their interest but please be advised that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

MTYP aspires to be a theatre where children and youth always see themselves reflected, weather it is on our stage, in our classrooms or in any of the spaces where our artistic and administrative activities take place. Accordingly, equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into all decisions at MTYP. We welcome artistic submissions from people of all identities, ethnicities and abilities and encourage everyone to see out employment or volunteer opportunities at MTYP when available.

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 in Treaty 1, in the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis, operating out of the first purpose-built facility for young audiences in Canada, situated at the Forks in Winnipeg. In addition to productions and touring, and being the proud home of Native Youth Theatre, MTYP serves 1,600 students annually through its MTYP School programming.

MTYP is seeking a strategic, motivated individual to join its team as Director of Development. This full time position is accountable for creating and leading annual multi-year fundraising and sponsorship strategies aimed at increasing private sector revenue through sponsorships and individual, corporate, and foundation gifts. As a member of the Management Team, they support the long-term strategic planning and advancement of MTYP and provide leadership to, and foster enthusiasm for fundraising campaigns and programs among MTYP volunteers, including the Board of Directors, its committees, and community contacts.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Development maintains a high level of integrity in the stewardship of MTYP’s donors and fundraising volunteers, ensuring the brand and reputation of the organization is well represented through its fund development activities.  The position oversees the MTYP Development Associate and works collaboratively with other department heads and staff. Please click here for a full job profile.

To be successful in this role, candidates should be creative, flexible, and have a passion for sustaining a culture of philanthropy amongst co-workers, volunteers and MTYP stakeholders.

Additional requirements for success:

  • Minimum 5 years experience of progressive fundraising responsibilities and year over year revenue increases through effective planning and executing acquisition and stewardship activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with a demonstrated application in establishing and stewarding donor relationships.
  • Knowledge of strategic and annual program planning and experience aligning both with operational activities to achieve outcomes.
  • Experience managing various revenue streams including annual giving, major gifts, foundations, sponsorships and partnerships, and planned giving, prioritizing strategies and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and executing fundraising campaigns, with high capacity to create content for written appeals.
  • Experience with CRM functions to support fundraising.
  • Aptitude for balancing long-range thinking with in the moment detail oriented attention and focus.

The following would be further assets to bring to this role:

  • CFRE designation, or interest in achieving CFRE designation.
  • Membership with Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity working with internal and external graphic design professionals in creation of fundraising communications, stewardship reporting, and proposal development.

This is a full time, permanent position.  The hiring salary range for this role is $55,000 – $60,000. The compensation package also includes an opportunity to participate in the MTYP health plan (pending eligibility as determined by the provider), matching RSP program, and 15 days of vacation, accrued annually. Standard hours of work are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, however some evening and occasional weekend work may also be required, such as attending opening nights and other MTYP activities.

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 June 3, 2024 to:

Debra Zoerb
Managing Director
Manitoba Theatre for Young People
[email protected]

Please note that résumés will be assessed as they are submitted and as a result, interviews may occur prior to the submission deadline.

All offers of employment with MTYP are contingent on provision of a clear criminal and vulnerable sector check.

MTYP welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

MTYP aspires to be a theatre where children and youth always see themselves reflected, whether it is on our stage, in our classrooms or in any of the spaces where our artistic and administrative activities take place.  Accordingly, equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into all decisions at MTYP.  We welcome artistic submissions from people of all identities, ethnicities and abilities and encourage everyone to seek out employment or volunteer opportunities at MTYP when available.

Auditions

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

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Music by Robert Reale
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Directed by Pablo Felices-Luna and Sara Topham

Part of our 2024/2025 Season

AUDITIONS: Thursday May 9 & Friday May 10, 2024
CALLBACKS: Monday May 13, 2024

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

The script will be available for reading at MTYP as of April 24, 2024. An electronic copy will be made available only for those selected for an audition.

Audition Process:
1. Please submit an expression of interest including your headshot and resume in one file to [email protected] by May 1, 2024.
2. Auditions will be held in person. Please indicate any availability restrictions for the audition dates listed. If you are unable to attend in person, you may ask to submit a self-tape.
3. Audition Sides and Songs will be posted here (https://mtyp.ca/about/opportunities/) by April 24, 2024

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. Please note: the role of *TOAD is currently out on offer. To download sides, please click on the character name below.

FROG: Caring and loyal. Always looking out for friends. The calmer, more Zen of both FROG and TOAD. Simultaneously adventurous and assured.

*TOAD: A hard worker, but impatient for results. Self-conscious. Stubborn, A good friend to FROG. Timid.

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

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

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

Auditions will be by appointment only. Successful applicants will be contacted with an audition time.
Applicants will be asked to prepare sides and songs from the show.

MTYP aspires to be a theatre where children and youth always see themselves reflected, whether it is on our stage, in our classrooms or in any of the spaces where our artistic and administrative activities take place. Accordingly, equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into all decisions at MTYP. We welcome artistic submissions from people of all identities, ethnicities and abilities and encourage everyone to seek out employment or volunteer opportunities at MTYP when available.

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

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

BLUE BEADS AND BLUEBERRIES
Adapted from the English Folktale “Cap-o-Rushes”
By Erin Macklem
In consultation with Marie-Louise Perron & Seraph-Eden Boroditsky
Directed by Katie German
Part of our 2024/2025 Season

Rehearsals begin: January 27, 2025
Mainstage Preview: February 20, 2025
Mainstage Opens: February 21, 2025
Mainstage Closes: March 2, 2025

Provincial Tour begins: March 3, 2025
Spring Break hiatus: March 31 – April 6, 2025
Provincial Tour ends: May 18, 2025
Possible extension: May 25, 2025

AUDITIONS & CALLBACKS: Thursday May 16, 2024
Location: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB
The script will be available for reading at MTYP as of April 29, 2024. An electronic copy will be made available only for those selected for an audition.

Audition Process:
1. Please submit an expression of interest indicating the role you are interested in auditioning for including your headshot and resume in one file to [email protected] by May 6, 2024.
2. Auditions will be held in person. Please indicate any availability restrictions for the audition dates listed. If you are unable to attend in person, you may ask to submit a self-tape.
3. Audition sides and song information can be found below the character descriptions. In addition, please find some information about the playwright’s ancestor who is one of the characters in the show, here!

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

ACTOR 1: Exerine (Métis, eldest daughter, crafty, family mediator and peace-keeper) / Célina (the “Cinderella” of the story-within-the-play)
ACTOR 2: Alexina (Métis, youngest daughter, vivid imagination, energy and attention span of a wolf pup) / Minnie (aka Marie, dutiful daughter of the story-within-the-play) / Rosalie (cook and caretaker of the story-within-the-play, a busy “Aunty”)
ACTOR 3: Dad (Métis patriarch, Exerine and Alexina’s father, traditional, affectionate, exasperated) / Jean-Baptiste (aka Papa, Métis man of some status in the story-within-the-play) / Gerard (trapper and attendant of the story-within-the-play, monotone and mirthless)

SIDES:
To download, click on the links below:
All Roles Sides 1 MTYP Blue Beads and Blueberries
Actor 1 (Exerine/Céline) Sides 2 MTYP Blue Beads and Blueberries
Actor 2 (Alexina/Minnie/Rosalie) Sides 2 MTYP Blue Beads and Blueberries
Actor 3 (Dad/Jean-Baptiste/Gerard) Sides 2 MTYP Blue Beads and Blueberries

SONG:
EITHER:
One verse and chorus of Alouette, to be sung acapella
OR
A 16-32 bar cut or a verse and chorus of any song that you feel reflects your voice, to be sung acapella.

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

MTYP aspires to be a theatre where children and youth always see themselves reflected, whether it is on our stage, in our classrooms or in any of the spaces where our artistic and administrative activities take place. Accordingly, equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into all decisions at MTYP. We welcome artistic submissions from people of all identities, ethnicities and abilities and encourage everyone to seek out employment or volunteer opportunities at MTYP when available.

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

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

BILLIE AND THE MOON
By Wren Brian
Directed by Ray Strachan

Part of our 2024/2025 Season

Rehearsals begin: April 7, 2025
Preview: May 1, 2025
Opens: May 2, 2025
Closes: May 11, 2025

AUDITIONS: Tuesday May 14 & Wednesday May 15, 2024
CALLBACKS: Friday May 17, 2024
Location: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB
The script will be available for reading at MTYP as of April 29, 2024. An electronic copy will be made available only for those selected for an audition.

Audition Process:
1. Please submit an expression of interest indicating the role you are interested in auditioning for including your headshot and resume in one file to [email protected] by May 6, 2024.
2. Auditions will be held in person. Please indicate any availability restrictions for the audition dates listed. If you are unable to attend in person, you may ask to submit a self-tape.
3. Audition sides will be posted on this page by April 29, 2024.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Characters can be played by actors of any gender, any ancestry, any age and any ability. Please submit for the role you feel the most connected to.

BILLIE: 10 years old. Introverted (but not at peace with it), independent, curious and imaginative. First time camper
ACTOR 1: SAM: 10 years old. Extroverted, talkative and confident. Veteran camper, and proud of it. PARENT: Billie’s parent. Just wants the best for Billie.
ACTOR 2: ANDY: Adult Camp Counsellor. Serious, responsible and perceptive. JULES: 10 years old. More chill than other campers, but still likes horsing around. Secretly very into animal husbandry.
ACTOR 3: RICKIE: Adult Camp Counsellor. Fun-loving, engaging and a bit awkward at times. MOON: The moon personified. Kind, curious and empathetic. A child at heart with all of the sincerity and insecurity that comes with that. PARKER: 10 years old. Competitive (especially with SAM) and a joker.

SIDES
To download, click on the links below:
Actor 1 Sides 1 MTYP Billie and the Moon
Actor 1 Sides 2 MTYP Billie and the Moon

Actor 2 Sides 1 MTYP Billie and the Moon
Actor 2 Sides 2 MTYP Billie and the Moon

Actor 3 Sides 1 MTYP Billie and the Moon
Actor 3 Sides 2 MTYP Billie and the Moon

Billie Sides 1 MTYP Billie and the Moon
Billie Sides 2 MTYP Billie and the Moon

Auditions will be by appointment only. Successful applicants will be contacted with an audition time. Applicants will be asked to prepare sides from the show.

Auditions will be by appointment only. Successful applicants will be contacted with an audition time.
Applicants will be asked to prepare sides from the show.

MTYP aspires to be a theatre where children and youth always see themselves reflected, whether it is on our stage, in our classrooms or in any of the spaces where our artistic and administrative activities take place. Accordingly, equity, diversity and inclusion are factored into all decisions at MTYP. We welcome artistic submissions from people of all identities, ethnicities and abilities and encourage everyone to seek out employment or volunteer opportunities at MTYP when available.

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

On Stage click button
Support click button