Summer Drama Workshop:
Looking for Director, Musical Director, and Program Asst. for our July Workshop (updated 3/19/17)
River’s Edge Arts Alliance (Hudson, MA) is seeking staff for its annual Summer Drama Workshop. The multi-level program runs the weeks of July 3rd-July 28th. Not all positions are required for the full month as our workshops vary in length.
HOURS FOR ALL POSITIONS: MONDAY-FRIDAY (8:15am-12:45pm)
NO WORKSHOP ON JULY 4th.
A bit about us: Summer Drama Workshop has been continuously running for nearly 30 years. We are truly a team and support each other in all aspects of our workshops including lending curriculum advice, help backstage during other performances, and making sure ALL of our campers feel they’re in a safe and FUN environment. We are process-oriented keeping in mind the thought that working and improving a theatre piece is never truly over until the last time you get to perform it. Making our kids comfortable and confident on stage and guiding them to love the theatre (as much as we do) is far more important than a final “product”.
We are looking to fill the following positions:
LITTLE THEATRE 2 (NEEDED July 17-28) – Ages 5-7
1. Teaching Artist/Director – A two-week playmaking session. Looking for a qualified teaching artist to direct and guide a short play based on the campers’ interests. Wacky fairy tale adaptations, etc. It will be up to you to write a short script for the play and rehearse the campers’ so that they feel 110% comfortable for a performance on the final day of camp, July 28th.
2. Program Assistant (NEEDED JULY 3-28) – This position is appropriate for a high-school or undergrad student with a background/interest in theatre. You would be responsible for teaching theatre games, keeping campers busy while the lead teaching artist is working with a smaller group. Working with campers on making simple props, scenery, and costumes.
CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NEEDED July 3-21) – Ages 8-12
1. Musical Director – Three-week program that ends in a fully-staged musical on July 20th & 21. You would be responsible for teaching all music for production, leading vocal warmups, guide basic singing technique, and playing the piano for the final performances. Must have previous musical direction experience with children and be able to play the score proficiently. Expected to assist the director of this program when needed.
If you are interested in applying for a lead teaching artist position (Director, Choreographer, Musical Director), please forward a cover letter and *both* a C.V. and theatrical resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state the position(s) you are interested in.
If you are interested in joining us as an assistant (high school and undergrad students ONLY), please forward a cover letter and any relevant experience to: email@example.com. Be prepared to discuss your background and love of theatre during an in-person interview. In your cover letter, please state the position you are interested in.
Salaries will be discussed during in-person interviews. Please review the dates required for each position above before submitting. Workshops will take place in the Hudson / Marlborough area.
We’re fun people! Come and create theatre with us!