Pre-Professional Artist (Musician) AUDITIONS 2023
This position follows a hybrid work structure where employees both work from home and onsite in-person, as needed, based on demands of specific tasks and opportunities. Working from the office/studio/cohort site is encouraged when working on tasks that require a high degree of collaboration. Training and Workshops may be online or in-person, as needed.
Due to federal funding requirements for this position, eligible applicants must:
- Be 15–30 years of age on their first day of work
- Be a Canadian citizen, have a permanent resident card, or be protected under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (there is no requirement to be a student)
- Be present in Canada while working
- Hold a valid Social Insurance Number, and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
- Perform music and provide engaging, family-friendly entertainment at summer events such as festivals, community celebrations, tourism initiatives, and agricultural fairs taking place in public and quasi-public spaces within municipalities partnered with the Co-op.
- Participate in career-related skill-development programs, workshops, rehearsals and training programs to develop the highest calibre of professional skills and attitudes that will transcend the summer job period.
- Learning, rehearsing & memorizing new repertoire, utilizing live performance techniques (either in-person or via online livestream) learned in the training program.
- Providing artist name for overlays on screen during all online livestream performances.
- Safely setting up/taking down personal performance equipment, delivering family-friendly performances suitable for public spaces (either online or in-person) at an appropriate volume for the location/traffic.
- Creating a portfolio with their electronic press kit (EPK) and other assets, linked to the artist’s website for the purposes of personal skills and entrepreneurial growth.
- Complete administrative tasks on time and with accuracy, as assigned.
- Attend functions such as job fairs, networking events, schools, and other approved locations to promote the Co-op, the Summer Emerging Artist/3P program objectives.
- Providing support for company programs (Food Rescue, Wellness, etc).
- Respond to inquiries and interactions via electronic means (i.e., email, Slack, etc.) in a timely and professional manner.
- Maintain professional workplace behaviour and confidentiality when dealing with workplace challenges.
- Clocking in and out and providing daily shift reports using Employee Self Service in the human resources information system, Payworks.
- Effectively using assigned PPE and following Health and Safety protocols.
- Wearing a clean co-op program shirt and employee ID during all in-person performances.
- Complete SOCAN Notification of Live Music Performance and other reports as needed.
- Contact the supervisor if assistance is required.
- Complete other tasks as assigned.
- Tuesday to Friday for training, workshops and mentorship
- Scheduled CEP performances on evenings and weekends
- Monday: Full “Dark Day” Off
- Have their own portable solo performance setup for in-person (CEP) performance opportunity (battery-powered amplification implements optional, but strongly recommended)
- Have minimum of 15 - 30 minutes of material suitable for performance in public spaces, and be prepared to engage and entertain the public
- Be prepared to perform for up to 2 hours in length in-person
- Be willing to engage in online performances of up to 15 minutes
Selected candidates will attend an online callback audition and formal job interview. Bands or ensemble members must apply and audition*** individually, as each person’s contract is based on the employment of the individual. Once hired, Pre-Professional Artists are encouraged to work together.
***If you are a member of a band or ensemble, materials for that band or ensemble may be submitted for your individual application, as long as you have heavily participated in the creation of those materials, and we can clearly assess your artistic contributions and presentation. Please indicate which person you are in the video, and what your contributions are.
As part of this application, applicants must provide the following items for applications to be considered. NOTE: N/A is an acceptable answer where explicitly specified.
The application provides questions where you will provide each of these items.
- Short summary of your career-related goals for the end of the summer, and one year from now.
- 2-3 minute audition video of a live, unedited performance (original songs preferred.
- Video must be unedited (i.e., no vocal tuning, audio processing, or video editing of any kind).
- Links to public performances are permitted as long as they follow these guidelines.
- We will review a maximum of three minutes of content. You can provide a link that starts at a specified timestamp of your choice.
- Video may be uploaded as “unlisted” on YouTube if preferred. Please ensure that your video link is NOT private, as the audition jurors will not be able to view it and your application will not be considered.
- Attendance at a local Round One Audition may be substituted for the online video.
- Their growth since their last season,
- Why they would like to return, and
- What they hope to get out of the program if selected for 2023.
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