KWLT is an all-volunteer organization, and we’re always looking for new people with new ideas.

If you’re interested in helping out with KWLT in some capacity — as an officer of the theatre with defined areas of responsibility, as a member of a production team, as a part of our front-of-house staff, or just as an occasional helper to do what needs doing — we’d love to hear from you. Email info@kwlt.org and let us know how you’d like to contribute to our community, or see below for current opportunities & other ways to connect with us.

Production team openings: The Funeral to End All Funerals

Our main stage season opener for 2023–24 has a few vacancies on its production team. If you’re interested in taking on a backstage role, check out the show page for more information.

Officer roles

Officers fill a very specific role at KWLT, helping to keep key areas of our operations running smoothly. Officers report to the board of directors.

If you are interested in one of these roles below, please email president@kwlt.org by September 9th, 2023

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Managing KWLT’s stock of beverage alcohol, and ensuring its replenishment as required;
  • Assisting the Box Office Manager in setting prices for beverage alcohol, and in keeping a list of KWLT volunteers with SmartServe or equivalent certification;
  • Coordinating with KWLT productions (through the show support committee or the Producer for the show) and other events on their requirements for alcohol service;
  • Ensuring that all relevant laws and regulations regarding the sale and service of beverage alcohol are being respected in KWLT, and reporting any problems that arise with those operations to the Board of Directors;
  • Advising the Board of Directors on policies and procedures related to the sale and service of beverage alcohol.

The Bar Manager, as per liquor laws in Ontario, is required to have at least three months of experience in the sale and service of beverage alcohol, which may include volunteer experience, and must have SmartServe or equivalent certification. If you like working in front-of-house roles, enjoy picking out fun and interesting drinks for our patrons, and are interested in building relationships with our local breweries then you may be a good fit for this role.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Updating our Privacy Policy
  • Ensuring the Privacy Policy is being followed
  • Make sure the theatre is following CASL and PIPEDA

If you’re keen on information security and familiar with privacy law in Ontario, this might be a good role for you.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Maintenance of technical equipment, tools, and storage, except as otherwise delegated.
  • Maintenance and administration of technical inventory, except as otherwise delegated.
  • Be available to KWLT productions to assist with or advise on technical matters.
  • Be available to the Rentals Manager to consider rental of technical equipment to other organizations or individuals, as per the Rentals and Bookings policy.
  • Safety of volunteers during construction, rigging, and strike.
  • Providing and maintaining records of safety training to KWLT production leadership teams, including working at heights and fire safety.
  • Organization and communication with the tech community esp. via the Tech Crew mailing list.
  • Management of the “general tech” budget.
  • Maintaining stock of tech consumables.
  • Administration of the technical resources, esp. plots, guides, procedures, troubleshooting checklists, and manuals.
  • Maintenance and, from time to time, restoration of the Standard Seating Plot.

You may be a good fit for this role if you have been a Technical Director for our productions in the past and enjoyed the process, and would like to help keep technical processes smooth at KWLT.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Design and maintenance of the theatre’s corporate internet presence
  • Managing the web platform and infrastructure
  • Create email aliases and for theatre business upon request
  • Be point-of-contact if anyone has trouble with their G-Suite access

If you love working with web technologies and want to get involved with the theatre, this may be the role for you!

Front of house & concessions team

One easy way to get involved as a volunteer is in the front of house: this includes ushering, checking tickets, and selling concessions (alcoholic or otherwise) in our theatre lobby. This is a great role for people who enjoy working with the public. Experience is helpful but by no means necessary — if you’re new to the role we’ll teach you what you need to know and pair you with an experienced FOH volunteer.

If you’re interested in joining the contact list for working front-of-house for our shows and events, please email boxoffice@kwlt.org and let us know what your experience is (i.e. if you’ve ever worked FOH before, for us or another theatre) and whether you have SmartServe certification.

Bar service for KWLT and rental events

KWLT is licensed for the sale and service of alcohol; we sell drinks at our own shows as well as for some rental events like stand-up comedy shows and concerts. If you’re SmartServe certified and would like the opportunity to run our concessions for occasional events, please contact Matt the Bar Manager and let him know he can add you to his list. (If you’re not SmartServe but would like to be — or if your SmartServe certification is expiring soon — we might be able to help with that; email Matt to ask how.)

Sign up for our tech list

Are you interested in volunteer opportunities in technical theatre? When we need people to help out with set building, lights hanging, mixing live sound, or other technical tasks we’ll send out calls to the KWLT tech list. If you’d like to receive those calls, sign up for the list here.

Join our committees

This year the Board of Directors has established several committees to handle both strategic projects and operational tasks on an ongoing basis. These committees are open to all KWLT members. See the current lineup here. If you’re interested in joining one (or more) of these working groups, the easiest way to connect is to join the KWLT Slack (see below) and connecting with the relevant channel.

Join the KWLT Slack

Slack is a tool for collaboration and discussion, and it’s how our various committees are coordinating themselves. We encourage all of our volunteers to join the Slack: follow this invite link to get started. (If that link has expired, please let us know so that we can replace it.)