Re-enactment Production Assistant

  • City of Surrey
  • Surrey, BC, Canada
  • Mar 08, 2018
Temporary Arts/Culture Event Coordination Event Planning Labour/Set-up Production Theatre/Stage

Job Description

Re-enactment Production Assistant (Community Services Assistant 3) - Auxiliary

Job ID 2030

Location City of Surrey

Full/Part Time On Demand

Regular/Temporary Temporary  


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Employment Group

Union - CUPE Local 402


The City of Surrey’s Heritage Services team is seeking a creative, collaborative, and innovative Re-enactment Production Assistant (Community Services Assistant 3) to join the award-winning “Re-enactors” performance troupe. This auxiliary position reports to the Heritage Re-enactment Specialist and is an integral component of the team that plans, coordinates and delivers heritage re-enactment performances at festivals and events across the City of Surrey.


The Re-enactment Production Assistant will:

  • Assist to coordinate the planning , delivery, and troubleshooting required for historical re-enactment rehearsals and performances at various civic venues;
  • Work collaboratively with staff, contract actors, and various community partners to assist with the coordination, preparation, set-up and presentation of heritage re-enactment performances;
  • Coordinate transportation and delivery of equipment to performance venues;
  • Install and strike technical equipment, tents, set pieces, banners, etc.
  • Prepare props, equipment and costumes;
  • Source and order supplies and equipment;
  • Distribute promotional materials;
  • Complete various duties post-production, ensuring props, costumes, set pieces, tents and other equipment are clean, mended and stored properly;
  • Support the documentation and evaluation of  performances through accurate statistics, feedback and photography as required;
  • Provide additional support required for rehearsals and performances.


You must have:

  • Completed Grade 12 supplemented by some post-secondary education from a recognized institution, supplemented by 2 years related experience including supervision of cultural work in the area of specialty, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A valid driver’s license and current Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate.

¿The successful applicant will be familiar with theatre (indoor and outdoor), stage and event management and have knowledge of heritage re-enactments and their purpose in a community heritage setting. Effective communication skills, strong organization and planning skills are essential.  The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contract actors, volunteers, community partners and the public is necessary.

Other Information

This posting will be removed on March 21, 2018.

Conditions of Employment

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.