JOIN OUR TEAM: #Paprika23 Backstage Coordinator

Come join as the Backstage Coordinator for #Paprika23! This is a great training opportunity for emerging Assistant Stage Managers, Stage Managers, and folks interested in Festival Production.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2024 at Midnight
Contract Dates: April 22, 2024 - June 2, 2024
Backstage Coordinator
 $1,750 with the potential to increase pending funding results (April 2024
Region: Downtown Toronto, ON
Term: Contract

Organization Description

Paprika Festival

For the past 23 years Paprika Festival, has been a year-round youth-led performing arts organization celebrating the work of young and emerging artists. All of the programs include a strong focus on mentorship and training, and are guided by the four core values of accessibility, artistic development, community and youth leadership. Paprika’s educational programs include Creators’ Unit, Playwriting Unit, Directors Lab, Design Lab, Indigenous Arts Program and Creative Producers. These programs run between October and May, culminating in the annual Festival. For more information, please visit our website,

Role Description

Reporting to the Production Manager and Artistic Producer, the Backstage Coordinator will oversee the backstage elements of the 23rd annual Paprika Festival. This opportunity supports the Production Manager’s portfolio, and will work closely with other members of Paprika’s Technical team. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain hand-on experience working on Stage Management within a live performing arts festival. All candidates are encouraged to apply, but the ideal candidate will be an early-career, emerging arts worker with a passion for Festival work.  

Contract dates: April 22 - June 2, 2024


How to Apply:

Please send the following to Julia Dickson, General Manager, via with the subject line: “Applicant, Backstage Coordinator

Applications are due by 11:59PM ET on March 5, 2024.

Paprika is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Paprika is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Paprika will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, religion or belief, sexuality, gender expression, family or parental status or any other legally protected grounds. Paprika encourages applicants of all ages. Accommodations are available throughout the hiring process.