We believe that theatre is essential to a healthy society.

We’re looking for outstanding candidates that embody that belief to join our team.

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Work at GCTC

The GCTC work culture:

  • We are passionate about live theatre, the performing arts, and our local arts community;

  • We believe in inclusivity and diversity;

  • We are proud ambassadors for our theatre company in house and in the community;

  • We excel in a collaborative, fun, and creative environment;

  • We are resourceful, compassionate, intuitive and innovative.

What would make you a great candidate?
(These are our deal breakers.)

  • You can demonstrate a passion for the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s programming and artistic vision;

  • You possess exceptional communications abilities and basic computer skills;

  • You are a thoughtful decision maker and a collaborative team member;

  • You are organized and have a strong attention to detail;

  • You have a good sense of humour and strong work ethic;

  • You believe in what we do.

  • You can work in a fast-paced environment and are calm under pressure

  • You don’t mind dogs in the office (check out #dogsofGCTC for more info)

Current Positions

Assistant Stage Manager - GCTC/CCLA Fundraiser Production of War of Two Worlds


The Great Canadian Theatre Company is accepting applications for an Assistant Stage Manager for its upcoming Spring 2019 lawyer play fundraiser production of War of Two Worlds.  The Lawyer Play is a major annual fundraiser that GCTC has produced for the last 19 years in collaboration with the Ottawa Law Community and the Carleton County Law Association (CCLA).  Members of our local legal community act in play that raises funds for GCTC and a charity partner, chosen each year by the CCLA.  The GCTC Production Department provides a professional production team to support the project, including designers, crew members, directors, and members of Stage Management.

Applicants may be Equity Artists or non-Equity Artists.


  • Attends all rehearsals beginning in mid-April, attend all cue recording sessions, tech week, and the performance run of the Lawyer Play,

  • Maintains a stage management prompt script of all blocking decisions and changes for the cast and creative team, and assists the Stage Manager with tracking of all technical lighting, sound, and special effect cues throughout the rehearsal and technical setup process,

  • Communicates regularly with the Stage Manager, Production Manager, Production Crew Members and Designers on all requirements from the rehearsal hall and throughout the period on the Mainstage at GCTC,

  • Is responsible for all onstage and backstage actions in conjunction with the Stage Manager,

  • Assists the Stage Manager backstage during the run of the production on headset, coordinates with backstage crew members, and aids with communication with the cast.

Assistant Stage Manager Qualifications:

  • You have worked as a Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager for large cast productions (15+ cast members) including work with volunteer cast members,

  • You are prepared to work in a professional theatre environment in conjunction with a professional design team within the Production Department at GCTC,

  • You demonstrate impeccable paperwork and a high degree of competence in communication throughout the creative process,

  • You are willing and able to support the production efforts of a large fundraising event alongside a professional fundraising team.


Assistant Stage Manager Fee:

The Assistant Stage Manager will receive a weekly honorarium, commensurate with experience and availability.


  • The rehearsal schedule for the Lawyer Play runs from the second week of March until the last week of May 2018, with regular rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons.

  • The technical production period takes place in the last week of May 2019, and the run week is the first week of June 2019.

  • The schedule for the Assistant Stage Manager will be subject to the availability of the successful candidate; an ideal start date is mid-April.


GCTC is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values equity, inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome.

Interested parties should apply with questions, cover letter and resumé,

detailing all relevant experience to:

Seth Gerry, GCTC Production Manager - BY EMAIL IN A SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT: pm@gctc.ca

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5pm ON: Wednesday, March 6th 2019 

While we thank everyone who applies, only successful candidates will be considered for contact.

Are you interested in working with us?

For Administrative job enquiries please contact Managing Director Hugh Neilson.

For Artistic job enquiries please contact Artistic Director Eric Coates.

For Production job enquiries please contact Production Manager Seth Gerry.

Be a Volunteer


The Great Canadian Theatre Company is proud to recognize our current and past outstanding volunteers who have worked tirelessly to get us here.

We recruit fun, energetic, reliable theatre lovers (16 years of age or older) to act as ushers, to prepare mail-outs and assist with special events and fundraisers.

Are you interested in volunteering?

Please contact Patron Services Manager Celina Hawkins.