Theatre and Film (Teaching Assistants)

Aug 21, 2020

The Department of Theatre and Film hopes to appoint part-time Teaching Assistants from among the MA/MFA/Phd students to assist in the following courses:

Theatre Studies Courses

  • THTR 210-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas I Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)
  • THTR COVID Support TA Modelled on best practices at other universities, this ‘floating’ TA position will be focused on facilitating Theatre Studies online course delivery and student engagement (eg. Ensuring the successful uploads of course materials and monitoring student participation in synchronous seminars and discussion groups for key Theatre Studies classes. 
There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film application Portal –

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budget approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time) and will have their duties and salaries reduced accordingly.

Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant will have a BA/BFA degree or its equivalent, with academic and/or professional experience. The applicant must have a solid knowledge of theatre history, film studies or film production, depending on the course for which they are applying.  Students cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to provide a range of courses for which you feel equipped to TA.

Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead seminars, advise students, supervise production labs, hold office hours, give demonstrations and on occasion provide instruction in the courses they have been assigned to.

Hours of work: Varies by course. The average is 12 hours per week for 26 weeks (384 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 25% to 100% and hours are scaled accordingly.


Masters Students: GTA 2 $33.14/hour (as of September 1, 2020)
Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $34.44/hour (as of September 1, 2020)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your year of study, and experience in the discipline that you wish to apply. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.

Deadline for applications is September 4, at 5pm, 2020.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials directly into The Department of Theatre and Film portal at

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.