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Odyssey Theatre

John Forster
General Manager
Odyssey Theatre
Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

Odyssey is Ottawa's premier professional open-air theatre. Since 1985, our award-winning productions have been delighting thousands each summer on our stage along the banks of the Rideau River in Strathcona Park.

We create theatre rooted in masked performance and Commedia dell’Arte, infused with other physical arts including puppetry, clown, bouffon and dance-theatre. Our art transports audiences to heightened imaginative worlds, providing a new lens through which to see our own.

Creating new plays and translations of international works for masked physical performance is our passion. Through satire, myth and folktale, we tell powerful stories that explore and celebrate the human spirit.

We push the boundaries of our art form, experimenting with groundbreaking performance styles to enrich our work. Embracing collaborations with diverse artists expands our theatrical language and opens our stage to new voices. We provide artists and youth with specialized training in our field.

Odyssey is a registered charitable organization governed by a diverse volunteer Board of Directors, drawn from the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Odyssey Theatre
Are you interested in theatre and the arts? Are you looking for an enjoyable and rewarding way to apply and develop your skills in a new setting, while helping to grow Ottawa’s premier open-air theatre company? For 35 years we have attracted thousands of people to our open-air performances in Strathcona Park and to our performances online.

Consider volunteering with our Marketing Team and you will plan, create and launch exciting marketing campaigns to expand awareness of Odyssey Theatre’ s annual open-air productions, community programs and new online activities. A great way to put your ideas and creativity to use in a new and exciting way!

Marketing - Do you want to combine your flair for marketing, branding and digital marketing with your love for the arts? Join Odyssey's Marketing Team and help us develop marketing plans and strategies for our annual summer season and our new expanding online activities.

Podcast Marketer – Do you love podcasts? We do too! If you have expertise in creating and promoting podcasts, put your skills and knowledge to good use helping Odyssey Theatre market its first ever podcast series coming out in the Fall of 2021. You can help Odyssey reach new audiences across Canada and internationally.

Webinar Marketer - Do you have a passion for theatre? And a love for innovative online activities? Join our Marketing Team and help us develop and implement a marketing plan for Odyssey’s first ever web series, CommediaTalks. Coming out in January 2022, it will explore the richness of Odyssey's special form of masked-based, physical theatre. We need you to help spread the word to theatre practitioners and lovers across Canada and internationally.

Media relations - If you have a background in media or journalism and want to apply your expertise in a new and creative field, volunteer with our Marketing Team. You can develop strategies to expand year round media coverage of Odyssey Theatre particularly our new online programs. You will help us develop and pitch story ideas, contact media outlets, write articles organize interviews and more to help us grow awareness of our work, across the country.

Social Media Expert - If you love social media, we would like to work with to continue to improve and expand our digital footprint. If you have expertise across different platforms, you could help us review and evaluate our social media presence, conduct analytics to help us better understand our audiences, look for exciting and creative ways to engage the public and reach new audiences online, not just in Ottawa but across Canada and internationally.

For more information on Odyssey Theatre and all our volunteer positions visit our web site at

Tell us about yourself, submit your CV to:

Location: 2 Daly Ave
Deadline: Mar 31, 2021