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Live Actor Simulator

Position supervisor: Manager, Experiential Learning
Contract length: Until April 2024 (Renewable)
Hours of work per week: Casual/On Call
Position type: Non-union causal
Rate of pay: $25/hr + 4% vacation pay

About Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @TorontoMet (external link) , @TorontoMetHR (external link)  and @ECItorontomet (external link)  on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page (external link) .

About the program/department/team

The Experiential Learning (EL) Hub at Toronto Metropolitan University is one of six resources within the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Through a collaborative approach, the Centre fosters a community dedicated to big thinking about curriculum, pedagogy and creative ways of developing inclusive teaching practices that enrich the student learning experience.

The EL Hub is a gathering place for ideas, knowledge creation, and skill-building. Driven by the values of equity, excellence, collaboration and impact, we support and provide resources for those interested in curating academically relevant experiential learning opportunities. As the primary support for the experiential learning community at Toronto Met, we foster a culture of excellence and innovation in teaching, working to continually enhance student learning and community impact.

About Live Actor Simulation (LAS)

Under the umbrella of the EL Hub, is the Live Actor Simulation program at Toronto Metropolitan University. To date, our LAS program has developed over 150 simulations focusing on skills that connect students to their professional practice through engaged application of theory. Live actor simulations are an innovative way to bring real-world experiences to life within the classroom, while ensuring that learning is facilitated, safe and connected. To learn more about LAS, please visit our website.

The opportunity

The Live Actor Simulation (LAS) program at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) is currently seeking actors to join our team! LAS delivers simulations in academic and industry environments that support and foster the development of strong interpersonal communication skills by providing high-quality, realistic simulated experiences.  We are seeking actors who are able to play characters of varying ages and genders. 

The LAS especially welcomes applications from individuals who self- identify as women, Black, Indigenous or a racialized person, persons with disabilities, who will be integral towards serving our highly diverse learner population.  If you identify in one of the former groups, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter.  

We are building a culture of recognizing and celebrating diversity and welcome you to join us.


Live Actor Simulators at TMU must be 18 years of age or older, and available to work on an on-call basis during the weekdays. Simulations may be requested multiple times and sometimes on the same day for different classes.

Skills Needed

  • Acting experience is helpful but not essential
  • Strong improvisational skills
  • Asset, but not required, previous experience in a training/learning environment (e.g. standardized patient)

Paid Training Provided

  • Individual rehearsal/training for simulations
  • Training in techniques used by simulators at LAS

How to apply

Apply via the  (google form) LAS Simulator Application Form (external link) . To be considered, please fill out the application form, and be sure to attach your resume and headshot to the form.

Toronto Metropolitan University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.