SLT VOLUNTEERS

Simcoe Little Theatre is made possible by our dedicated and talented volunteers who work together to entertain you season after season. They are the reason SLT is a first-rate theatre experience for people of all ages and abilities and holds a position of pride in our community. 

Over the course of the next 6 months, under the management of Lighthouse Festival, the SLT building will be reimagined and reinvigorated to be ready to welcome back audiences once again. We are looking for 16 volunteers to join our *new* Technical and Producer teams to help bring the magic of SLT back to life after 2 years of being closed. Please read the Technical and Producer descriptions below to find out which team is of interest to you!  

More volunteer opportunities will be coming. Please continue to check our volunteer listings for front of house volunteers that we will be looking for in the new year.  

If you are interested in one of the volunteer positions listed below please contact derek@lighthousetheatre.com stating the volunteer team you are interested in. 

Tech Team - 8 positions available

The ‘Tech Team’ manages and oversees the production of all technical aspects of all live theatre and guest events within Simcoe Little Theatre. They oversee lighting, sound, costume and set building requirements throughout the presenting season. They work closely with the Artistic Director, Producers and Directors. The Tech Team answers to the Producers. Producers in turn work with and answer to the Artistic Director.   

Simcoe Little Theatre will maintain eight (8) Tech Team members at any one time.   

Each Tech Team member will be responsible for two (2) of the four (4) main stage productions (four Tech Team members per show) and work in tandem on guest events or special projects. Tech Team members will decide which shows they will each ‘tech’ prior to the presenting season.  

The Tech Team members along with the Producers will report to and meet with the Artistic Director on a Monthly basis for production meetings.  

The Tech Team members are not responsible for day-to-day administrative operations or artistic direction. They are solely dedicated to what is technically presented on the SLT stage year-round.  

Work to Budget 

The Tech Team is responsible for determining what resources will be needed and works to secure said resources within the established budget for the success of the main stage productions and special programming.  

Build a Schedule 

The Tech Team is responsible for setting the technical schedule, establishing regular production meetings and ensuring that all technical aspects of each project stays on schedule. This involves managing a variety of different groups and processes and requires careful attention to detail. 

Building Maintenance 

The Tech Team will work in concert with the Artistic Director and Administrative Director in flagging and repairing any small building maintenance issues. All medium and large-scale building issues will be relayed to the Artistic Director and/or the Administrative Director.  

Monthly maintenance appointments (ie: snow removal, custodial services, elevator and ground maintenance) will be scheduled and monitored by the Artistic Director and the Administrative Director.  

Tech Team Skills 

Both creative and open-minded, a successful Tech Team member is flexible and highly adaptable in a fast-paced environment. Assertive and proactive, they work well in groups and have excellent time-management skills. Above all, Tech Team members are resourceful and creative, who can guide the theatre and its productions from start to finish and create quality results.  

Core skills 

  • Ability to multi-task and process information efficiently 
  • A working knowledge or desire to learn technical programs (lights, sound) 
  • Comfort working with power tools 
  • Ability to communicate clearly 
  • Knowledge of theatre 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure 
  • Ability to work within a group 

 

Producers Team - 8 positions available

The ‘Producers’ manage and oversee the creation and production of all live theatre and guest events within Simcoe Little Theatre. They oversee all productions via managing the budget, schedule and artistic personnel throughout the presenting season. They work closely with Directors and Tech Team, who all answer to the Producers. Producers in turn work with and answer to the Artistic Director.   

Simcoe Little Theatre will maintain eight (8) Producers at any one time. Producers will work on two (2) year terms and be limited to a maximum of four (4) terms.  

Each Producer will be responsible for one (1) of the four (4) main stage productions (two Producers per show) and work in tandem on guest events or special projects. Producers will decide which shows they will each Produce prior to the presenting season.  

The Producers along with the Tech Team will report to and meet with the Artistic Director on a Monthly basis for production meetings.  

The Producers are not responsible for day-to-day administrative operations or building maintenance. They are solely dedicated to what is presented on the SLT stage year-round.  

Additionally monthly maintenance appointments (ie: snow removal, custodial services, elevator and grounds maintenance) will be scheduled and monitored by the Artistic Director and the Administrative Director. 

Season Selection 

Producers must carefully select Playbills for the main stage productions by no later than February for the upcoming season. They may review scripts and choose the most viable to produce with considerations to capabilities and budget. The Producers will work in tandem with the Artistic Director in finalizing the suggested Playbill and establishing a schedule which will also address any other special programming throughout the year.  

Select and Manage Director and Stage Management 

The Producers must select/recruit the Directors and Stage Management team. They may also get involved in casting the performers (only if requested or necessary).  

Work to Budget 

The Producer is responsible for determining what resources will be needed, and work to secure said resources within the established budget for the success of the main stage productions and special programming.  

Build a Schedule 

The Producer is responsible for setting the rehearsal schedule, establishing regular production meetings and ensuring that the entire project stays on schedule. This involves managing a variety of different groups and processes and requires careful attention to detail. 

Producer Skills 

Both creative and open-mined, a successful Producer is flexible and highly adaptable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Assertive and proactive, they work well under pressure and have excellent time-management skills. Above all, Producers are leaders, who can guide the theatre and its productions from start to finish and create quality results.  

Core skills 

  • Ability to multi-task and process information efficiently 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and delegate projects 
  • Knowledge of theatre and directing 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure 
  • Strong storytelling skills 
  • Ability to work within a group 
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