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Current Opportunities


Regional Producers/Trainers

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:

  • Lower Mainland (Vancouver based) – Producer


The Role(s)

Regional Producers 

Regional Producers are responsible for producing the in-person programming in each region. This consists of three major events every season:

  1. The “All-Teams” Event, a full day, usually Saturday, event in October/November that brings all teams in a region together to learn the CIG format and the basics of improv.
  1. The Exhibition Round of Play. This is often a series of week-night events in December or January that allows for teams to perform improv scenes for feedback
  1. The Regional Tournament and/or Junior Tournament. This is a week-long event that happens in January/February/March (region dependent). It occurs in the evenings and requires the bulk of the Producers attention for the year. 

Regional Director responsibilities include: 

  • Producing a regional tournament 
  • Creating a plan for the production of the regional tournament and other events as listed above 
  • A willingness to work as a part of a national team to coordinate and produce improvisational programming with specific artistic goals set by the National Office
  • Organizing and teaching training sessions and workshops. Workshops and sessions outlined above are included in the producer’s contract fee. Any additional workshop time will be paid out at $50/hr.
  • Creating opportunities for youth to learn leadership skills, build confidence and celebrate positivity through improv 
  • Working with the National Director to keep an updated budget for all activities in your region 
  • Booking a venue for the tournament and workshops (ie. High school auditorium, community centre, theatre, etc) with the support of the National Office
  • Liaising with the national office staff regularly
  • Creating local sponsorship opportunities 
  • Overseeing the recruitment, training and management of regional staff and volunteers and ensure that the CIG rules, codes of conduct and artistic vision are followed at all times 


In some regions the CIG needs support with the training program throughout the year. They will be responsible for:

  • The organization and execution of the All-Teams event
  • Running Training sessions throughout the year for schools that have purchased additional workshops
  • Supporting the Regional Producer (where applicable)
  • Supporting the outreach efforts of the CIG and running workshop sessions at schools who may have never participated in CIG programming before

Qualifications – Producer

  • Some knowledge of the CIG curriculum
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Experience producing live events and communicating with participants
  • MUST obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Understanding of Google Suites products (drive, sheets, docs)

Qualifications – Trainer

  • Experience teaching improv to youth
  • Ability to travel to schools in your region for training
  • Knowledge of the CIG curriculum

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 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.


CIG Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism: 

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 Organisation

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.