Employment Opportunities

Production Assistant

Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity


The Production Assistant is a training position for someone with a passion for the performing arts, and who has some experience with theatre / event production. Extensive training and support will be available, including from the Managing Director, Production Manager and the Artistic Director. All programming will adapt to meet Provincial Health Orders relating to COVID-19. 



  • Assist the Production Manager in communication, logistical, and administrative tasks related to the delivery of Opera Kelowna’s mainstage production and summer training program.
  • Liaise with partners and artists regarding scheduling, logistics, safety and other aspects of performances and events in both written and verbal forms.
  • Assist with performance and production activities, including outdoor events.  Confirm that Opera Kelowna COVID-19 safety is being maintained for all Opera Kelowna patrons as per direction from the Production Manager.
  • Ensure any necessary filing related to production activities is accurate and complete (use of email, Gdrive, and other software) 
  • After training with Production Manager, be available to help as needed with A/V teams regarding amplification and technical needs for events as needed. 
  • This position requires punctuality and on-time arrival at all rehearsals, performances and events. 
  • Office tasks can be done on a flexible schedule, but for the months of July and August, regular office hours in Kelowna will be required. Rehearsal, programming and performance tasks will be laid out at the beginning of the appointment. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
  • Learn and work within Opera Kelowna’s Neurodiversity protocols.



  • Excellent time management and organization skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of social media platforms (facebook, twitter, instagram) 
  • An affinity for the performing arts. 
  • Candidates with technical theatre experience will be given preference.
  • Strong teamwork skills 



  • This is a 9 week placement beginning on July 2, 2024. Start date can be flexible.



  • $18.50 / hour
  • 30 hours / week (some evening and weekend work expected; schedule set during hiring)

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs funding: candidates must meet program eligibility: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/youth



Please submit a resume or CV and cover letter (required) to [email protected] no later than 4:00 pm on May 17th

For questions regarding this position, please contact Brianna Wells, Managing Director at [email protected]


Opera Kelowna  is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its performing, learning, and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our company community are encouraged to apply.