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Stage Hand/Technical Assistant

Perchance Theatre

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  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Salary: $650.00 - $750.00 weekly

Company Overview


Making innovative, immersive outdoor theatre with sails covering the audience all nestled next to the ocean – that is what the team at Perchance Theatre do.  Just 45 minutes outside the capital city of St. John’s NL, you will find us making our unique, award-winning, brand of theatre magic.  Classics are our main focus, with new works and visiting guest performers, rounding out our beloved summer festival.  We are looking for people who love making excellent ensemble theatre, and who love the outdoors, to join our team of passionate professionals.

Our theatre hires following the DOT Tier One from CAEA.  Our work is created with a focus on the outdoor environment and live creation and as such we have extremely basic lighting, and do mostly live sound/music scapes.  Our technical needs focus more on set and props and always creating with an eye to responsible environmental practices.  Where possible we reuse and recycle existing theatre elements to minimize our impact.

Perchance Theatre is the province’s only professional, classical theatre company.  The vision, that of becoming a world-renowned destination that draws the participation of artists and audiences from around the globe, is becoming a reality.  With a focus on the power of words, ideas, and epic stories, we are building a new hub of inspiration and creation at Perchance.  

Since 2014:

Perchance was listed #1 of the six most Unique Ways to Experience Shakespeare in Canada by UK In Canada Magazine. 

Produced 24 critically acclaimed productions using some of the province’s, nations, and even the world’s top artists.

Welcomed over 20,000 people into our theatre!

Winner of the BDC Tourism Innovator Award 2022 presented by Hospitality NL in recognition for outstanding commitment and passion in the NL tourism industry.

This little theatre company that could, is getting stronger every year, and we can only do it because ideas are bigger than individuals.  Perchance, like all theatre, exists only in community.  Together we are powerful.

Job Description


Perchance Theatre seeks a Stage Hand/Technical Assistant to join us. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, talented, flexible, individual with a deep love of making theatre magic, especially in unique environments.

Working closely with, the Technical Director and Stage Management team, the successful candidate will be integral to the smooth rollout of the 2024 summer repertory season.  Perchance places high value on mentoring as part of its company mandate and welcomes anyone with a passion for outdoor theatre production to apply to join our team.


  • This role will require standard backstage production work in an outdoor setting, and primarily e physical labour may be involved. This could include, but is not limited to, climbing ladders, lifting set pieces, participating in set changeovers, with the physical ability to withstand prolonged walking, standing, bending, pushing, stooping and kneeling without restrictions

  • Assist carpenters with scenery build and installation of stage scenery

  • Construct, paint and maintain set pieces, move and rearrange furniture

  • Assemble and set up backdrops, scenery and set pieces for rehearsals and productions

  • Assemble, dismantle, and store scenery, set pieces and props

  • Ensure props are affixed properly as instructed by supervisors

  • Disassemble sets

  • Any other duties assigned by the Management Team.


  • Laundering some costume items (if required).

  • Directing patrons to parking (if required).

  • Ushering patrons and distributing programs (if required).


  • High School student or GED 

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to work well in a team.

  • Ability to take direction well. 

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Working at heights

  • Comfort working on both A frame and Extension ladders

  • Ability to remain calm, positive and focused in a high pressure and deadline based environment.

  • Experience working in repertory theatre and/or outdoor theatre is considered an asset.

  • Work Shifts vary due to schedules

  • First aid training is considered an asset.

SALARY: $650.00 - $750.00 weekly

DURATION: 10 weeks  - Anticipated Start Date: June, 2024

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to

Please include in the subject line: Stage Hand/Technical Assistant. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We thank all applicants but will respond only to those selected for an interview. 

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Salary: $650.00 - $750.00 weekly