Engage with the CIG in a meaningful way!
The Canadian Improv Games (CIG) has returned to a position of relative stability following the COVID-19 pandemic and more and more regions are returning to in-person programming. The CIG hires contracted producers, trainers and liaisons in various cities across the country to support the in-person programming of each region. The responsibilities and contract payment may vary depending on the level of responsibility given in each region and the amount of support required.
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Regions where we are still looking for staff:
Regional Producers are responsible for producing the in-person programming in each region. This consists of three major events every season:
Regional Director responsibilities include:
In some regions the CIG needs support with the training program throughout the year. They will be responsible for:
Qualifications – Producer
Qualifications – Trainer
These roles require various levels of commitment depending on the time of year. In general:
Producers ~100 hours of work
Trainers ~30 hours of work
Level of pay will be determined after determining exactly the level of work required in each region but in general:
Producers are paid between $1000-$2000 for their work
Trainers are paid $500 for their work
Any additional workshops on top of the job description will be paid out at $50/hr – pending National office approval
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to National Director Spencer Dunn at email@example.com by Sunday August 27 at 6pm EST.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications are received.
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
The Canadian Improv Games (CIG), is a national charitable organisation dedicated to empowering youth across Canada by teaching them invaluable life skills like leadership, communication, commitment, positivity and teamwork through improvisational theatre and leadership education programs.
Founded in Ottawa in 1977, CIG is now home to the largest and most geographically dispersed youth theatre festival in Canada as well as 14 regional programs that welcome 5000+ participating students each year. CIG has also expanded to host two week-long summer camp programs, Improv Camp and Improv University for young individuals who wish to grow and hone their skills outside of the high school environment.
For 45 years, our programs have helped students build their confidence and leadership capacity, strengthen their critical-thinking skills, enhance their overall mental health, learn respect for others, improve their listening skills and develop life-long friendships with other participating students from across Canada.
But more than just a high school theatre program, the Canadian Improv Games is a national community that spans generations and includes over 100,000 alumni, many of whom continue to enrich Canada’s cultural landscape today.
Throughout the year, the Canadian Improv Games operates student programs in partnership
with over 250 high schools across Canada. Each year, students between the ages of 13-18 can
register for our programs through their high school and gain access to workshops, performance
opportunities and training sessions as well as a chance to take part in a 4-day youth theatre
festival in Ottawa each spring at the National Arts Centre (NAC).
Recognized by high school teachers and parents as a place that creates opportunities for students to develop and nurture the interpersonal skills required for success after high school, the Canadian Improv Games aims to help students explore their full potential and inspire success in a fun and nurturing environment.