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Job title
Theater Arts Teacher

Location
Trumbull, CT

Job description
Train and instruct CYT students ages 5-18 in a specified area of theater arts competence in such a way as to promote the development of Biblically-based character, self-esteem, and confidence.

Parents send their children and youth to CYT classes to learn! They expect that at the end of a CYT Session their students will come away with a new or improved skill in the area of emphasis (classes include Musical Theater for Kids, Improv, Audition Technique, Building A Character, etc). Therefore, a CYT teacher must be able to structure their class in such a way as to progressively teach a skill or skills during the entire CYT Session, relying on review and practice throughout, working toward a culmination of class instruction in a quality Showcase performance at the end of the session.

A CYT Teacher strives to build character in the students. Pre-planning, organizing, and communicating with CYT NYC Leadership are major steps in reaching this goal. A conscious focus on the students as individuals must be the highest priority at all times, with the content of class instruction designed to meet their needs. A spirit of servanthood is an essential trait of any CYT teacher.

Qualifications

Must understand CYT's Mission Statement and Values and Objectives and be willing to incorporate them when performing all job-related tasks.

Must have theater experience and/or education pertaining to class and age being taught.

Must show evidence of ability to use appropriate and effective methods of instruction.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Contract employment. Classes run in 9 week sessions. Hourly rate to be discussed.

About hiring institution
CYT NYC is dedicated to developing character in children and adults through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect Judeo-Christian values.

How to apply
Please email resume and cover letter to info@cytnyc.org.

Date of posting: 09/23/2016
Closing date for applications: 12/31/2016




Job title
Director of Performing Arts

Location
Shanghai

Job description
We are looking for an energetic, inspiring and well-organised Director of Performing Arts to be responsible for planning and delivering Drama courses in our iStage Academy and with the high quality institutions with work with around Shanghai. The role would also include responsibility for coordinating Music and Dance teachers and developing Musical Theatre within Shanghai.

The person will have:
• Confidence and drive.
• The skills to work with students, and teachers working with students in the 5-18 age range.
• At least five years experience as a manager coordinating large and small events and direct experience of working within Performing Arts (Music/Drama/Dance) programs.
• Excellent working knowledge/willingness to develop knowledge of education courses and examinations in all three disciplines.
• Ability to organize timetables, staff, students, and be able to communicate well with parents and children in the 5-18 age range.
• Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and have experience of working under pressure with a positive attitude within a new organisation and set up.
• Bachelor’s degree or above in Music, Drama, or Dance, but fully able to focus on and teach both Drama and Musical Theatre.

Key tasks and responsibilities of the post will include:
• Provide strong and effective strategic leadership in the Performing Arts for the Academy as well as develop an innovative approach that will stimulate all students to achieve their full potential.
• Teach to an exceptional level in Music, Dance, or Drama (or any combination thereof).
• Develop, set up, and promote a range of outstanding performance opportunities for the Academy in the 5-18 age range.
• Participate in curriculum development and relevant area of Academy policy making.
• Take responsibility for supervision of all staff, performance area, and facilities and ensure a lively, safe, and vibrant working environment.
• Recruit, train and supervise junior employees; organize the annual calendar of performance events, examinations, and general teaching timetable. Undertake regular quality audits and appraisals in relation to the quality of the preparation and delivery of the tuition and performance program.
• Advise and assist with the publicity and promotion of the Academy and coordinate all public performances and examinations.
• Develop links within the local community, other leading international organizations, and professional performers.

Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in Drama, Musical Theatre, Theatre Education, or equivalent arts area.
2. Fluent, native speaker of English.
3. Recent teaching experience; five years' full time drama teaching experience preferred.
4. The ideal candidate would be creative, friendly, positive, solutions-orientated, and have an interest in growing with our company as we expand.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
1. Competitive and negotiable, depending on experience.
2. Responsibility allowance.
3. International health care.
4. Housing allowance.
5. One round-trip ticket to home country at start and end of contract.
6. All visa fees paid for.
7. Profit share.

About hiring institution
The iStage Academy is an independent, international bilingual Performing Arts company in Shanghai. The Academy will offer high quality courses and examinations in Music, Drama and Dance to students aged 3-18. Our mission is to provide students with a meaningful, well-rounded educational experience that includes a strong emphasis on the Performing Arts and a deep commitment to academic excellence.

The successful candidate will be someone with the ambition, vision and experience establish our reputation as a high quality provider of Performing Arts within China and will be given considerable responsibility for shaping the courses and public performances we offer.

How to apply
Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in working in Shanghai at our iStage Academy together with your full teaching CV to info@istageacademy.com.

Date of posting: 09/23/2016
Closing date for applications: 10/22/2016




Job title
Drama Teacher

Location
Shanghai

Job description
We are looking for an energetic, inspiring and well-organized Drama Teacher to be responsible for planning and delivering courses in our iStage Academy and with the high quality institutions we work with around Shanghai. For outstanding candidates with the correct experience, the position of Director of Performing Arts would be available in addition to the Drama responsibilities.

Responsibilities and information for the post:
1. Teaching and designing exciting courses/run relevant examination courses and have a special interest in Musical Theatre.
2. Organizing and running the Drama/Musical Theatre courses after the academic day as well as evenings and weekends.
3. Willingness to be flexible with time and travel to other places around Shanghai to work with our high quality partner organizations.
4. Prepare and deliver outstanding Summer Camps in Musical Theatre with our other specialists.
5. Work creatively and support the work of our other specialists.
6. General flexibility with regards to schedule changes, program changes, etc.
7. Managing one’s own work hours so that he/she is devoting a full 40-hours per week.
8. Working in iStage’s best interest to help grow the program in a positive and educational way within Shanghai and beyond.
9. Able to start between January and April 2016.

Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in Drama, Musical Theatre, Theatre Education, or equivalent.
2. Fluent, native speaker of English.
3. Recent teaching experience; full time drama teaching experience preferred.
4. The ideal candidate would be creative, friendly, positive, solutions-orientated, and have an interest in growing with our company as we expand.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
1. Competitive and negotiable, depending on experience.
2. International health care.
3. Housing allowance.
4. One round-trip ticket to home country at start and end of contract.
5. All visa fees paid for.
6. Additional benefits and profit share for Director of Performing Arts.

About hiring institution
The iStage Academy is an independent, international bilingual Performing Arts company which opened in Shanghai in March 2016. The Academy offers high quality courses and examinations in Music, Drama, and Dance to students aged 3-18. Our mission is to provide students with a meaningful, well-rounded educational experience that includes a strong emphasis on the Performing Arts and a deep commitment to academic excellence. We welcome teachers with energy, enthusiasm, and experience to design and teach exciting new courses for students aged 3-18 in our new Academy.

How to apply
Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in working in Shanghai with us and a detailed teaching, qualifications, and experience CV to info@istageacademy.com.

Date of posting: 09/23/2016
Closing date for applications: 10/08/2016




Job title
Assistant Professor of Dance: Teacher/Choreographer

Location
Binghamton University

Job description
Full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor who has experience in musical theater to teach all levels of jazz/musical theater dance, and ballet or contemporary/modern dance technique (or both). In addition to teaching, each year this position will be responsible for either choreographing the department musical theater production, or the mainstage dance production, and will also provide leadership and direction to students in the dance concentration.

A specialization in one or more of the major modern dance techniques: Graham, Horton, etc., and for ballet: Balanchine, Cecchetti, etc., is preferred. Similarly, a specialization in Luigi or Fosse, etc. for jazz/musical theater dance is also preferred. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to creative collaboration, teaching excellence, and a respectful and inclusive environment that uses mentoring techniques designed to increase the likelihood of success for every student.  

The review of applicants begins on October 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For instructions and more information please visit binghamton.interviewexchange.com.

Qualifications
MFA preferred. Candidates with a BFA/BA/BS considered. Specialization in musical theater dance. Contemporary/modern dance or ballet specialization. Choreography experience required. For the full list, please visit binghamton.interviewexchange.com.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Max $66,000. Full-time, tenure track with full benefits.

About hiring institution
theatre.binghamton.edu

How to apply
binghamton.interviewexchange.com

Date of posting: 09/22/2016
Closing date for applications: 11/30/2016




Job title
Drama teacher

Location
Shenzhen, China

Job description
Responsibilities:
1. Teaching the drama courses provided by Enreach at designated client schools and Enreach centers.
2. Assisting in planning and organizing EdTA China festivals.
3. Organizing drama clubs, including ITS troupes, and conducting individual and group practices during and after the academic day as well as evenings and weekends.
4. Willingness to travel to other cities to teach promotional workshops and classes or substitute for an absent drama teacher.
5. Willingness to chaperone students for summer and winter camps overseas.
6. Supervising and judging at local and national festivals.
7. Helping with the implementation and revision of the course materials and curriculum.
8. General flexibility with regards to schedule changes, program changes, etc.
9. Communicating regularly with the Enreach center director and the drama program developer (teacher leader) regarding lesson plans, class progression, and suggestions for improvement.
10. Managing one’s own work hours so that he/she is devoting a full 40-hours per week.
11. Working in ENREACH’s best interest to help grow the program in a positive and profitable way.

Qualifications
1. Bachelor's or master's degree in theatre or theatre education.
2. Minimum two years full-time drama teaching experience at a public, international or accredited primary, middle, or high school.
3. Native English speaker.
4. Experience teaching ESL students and experience developing drama curriculum preferred.
5. The ability to speak Mandarin is not necessary, but an interest in learning the language and culture is desired.
6. Flexible and upbeat personality that is willing to learn and adapt to a different work culture.
7. An interest in growing with a developing program, which requires patience, adaptability, and strong communication skills.
8. Ability to comply with Chinese visa laws.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
RMB 14k/m + 5k/m(housing allowance).

About hiring institution
Shenzhen Enreach

How to apply
Send CV to recruit@enreachedu.com.

Date of posting: 08/29/2016
Closing date for applications: 10/31/2016




Job title
Drama teacher

Location
Chengdu, China

Job description
Responsibilities:
1. Teaching the drama courses provided by Enreach at designated client schools and Enreach centers.
2. Assisting in planning and organizing EdTA China festivals.
3. Organizing drama clubs, including ITS troupes, and conducting individual and group practices during and after the academic day as well as evenings and weekends.
4. Willingness to travel to other cities to teach promotional workshops and classes or substitute for an absent drama teacher.
5. Willingness to chaperone students for summer and winter camps overseas.
6. Supervising and judging at local and national festivals.
7. Helping with the implementation and revision of the course materials and curriculum.
8. General flexibility with regards to schedule changes, program changes, etc.
9. Communicating regularly with the Enreach center director and the drama program developer (teacher leader) regarding lesson plans, class progression, and suggestions for improvement.
10. Managing one’s own work hours so that he/she is devoting a full 40-hours per week.
11. Working in ENREACH’s best interest to help grow the program in a positive and profitable way.

Qualifications
1. Bachelor's or master's degree in theatre or theatre education.
2. Minimum two years full-time drama teaching experience at a public, international, or accredited primary, middle, or high school.
3. Native English speaker.
4. Experience teaching ESL students and experience developing drama curriculum preferred.
5. The ability to speak Mandarin is not necessary, but an interest in learning the language and culture is desired.
6. Flexible and upbeat personality that is willing to learn and adapt to a different work culture.
7. An interest in growing with a developing program, which requires patience, adaptability, and strong communication skills.
8. Ability to comply with Chinese visa laws.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Chinese currency 16k/m-21.8k/m.

About hiring institution
http://www.dipont-edu.org/drama.php

How to apply
Send CV to houyan@dipont.com.

Date of posting: 08/29/2016
Closing date for applications: 10/31/2016




Job title
Technical Director

Location
Louisville, KY

Job description
Trinity High School Department of Theatre Arts currently seeks an experienced Technical Director for our 2016-2017 Season. The Technical Director will support the Director and Producer with the technical operations of the Production Department, including set design, construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance. The Technical Director will work in a demanding environment and is expected to think creatively and respond rapidly to a constant influx of demands.‬

Schedule: Saturdays 9:00am-5:00pm EST (roughly). Must be available to work evenings and late/weekend hours.‬‬

Responsibilities:
• Assist the with all technical aspects of performances.
• Operate, maintain and safeguard the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.‬‬
• Determine the necessary technical supports and special needs, necessary for performances in advance of production dates.‬‬
• Assist all designers and artists with technical matters.‬‬
• Plan, construct, and paint sets and complicated props.
• Ability to guide and teach student worker crews through the technical process is a must.
• Managing the scene shop.
• Tool and equipment maintenance and replacement.
• Ensuring safety in all technical activities.
• This position supervises a small 260 seat theatre, alumni staff, and student crew.‬
• Assist in recruiting, training, and assignment of tasks to student workers and technical production staff members.‬‬
• Applicants should be self-motivated and able to complete tasks with little supervision‬.
• Knowledge of structural engineering as it applies to theatrical construction and knowledge of and ability to execute theatrical rigging in a safe and functional manner.‬‬
• Teaching ability including lesson planning.
• Keep students' grades up to date with entries for attendance, grades, etc.
• Classroom management skills‬ are desirable.
• Strong communication skills with students, adults, and colleagues‬.‬
• Able to create a safe environment for the students to learn.‬‬
• Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.‬‬

Qualifications
• ‪Previous theater production experience and hands on technical production experience.‬‬
• ‪Working knowledge and skills related to equipment, technologies, and duties associated with the position.‬‬
• ‪The ability to work within the vision of each design, producing a finished set in appropriate to the allocated budget and deadlines.‬‬
• ‪Strong commitment to excellence in theatre. Ability to work effectively within an educational environment.‬‬
• ‪Professional and resourceful qualities with the ability to work both independently and as a team player with or without direct supervision.‬‬
• ‪Experience in a non-profit arts management/leadership position is a plus.‬‬
• ‪Knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.‬‬
• ‪Excellent interpersonal leadership, organization, and communications skills (both written and oral).‬‬
• ‪Strong work ethic, stamina and passion for the performing arts and working in an educational environment, as well as the flexibility and experience to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable work flow or work activity.‬‬

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Depends on experience.

About hiring institution
Trinity High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school, forming men of faith and men of character.

How to apply
Please email Kate E. Reedy, reedy@trinityrocks.com, with resume, cover letter, and contact information.

Date of posting: 08/24/2016
Closing date for applications: 09/30/2016




Job title
Costume Designer

Location
Louisville, KY

Job description
Trinity High School Department of Theatre Arts currently seeks an experienced Costume Designer & Builder for our 2016-2017 Season. The Costume Designer & Builder will design and build all productions reporting to the Director and Producer. The Costume Designer & Builder will work in a high school environment and is expected to think creatively and react rapidly in a creative environment.

The Costumer Designer serves as an on-site resource for stitchers and volunteers. Leadership skills requiring patience, ability to listen and ability to explain processes clearly are necessary. Ability to multi-task and schedule oneself and others to complete tasks according to schedule are critical. Knowledge of the following costume machinery is desirable (including but not limited to) domestic and industrial sewing machines, sergers, industrial irons, steamers, walking foot machines, grommet machines, buttonhole, embroidery and patching machines. Advanced knowledge of fabrics, garment interior construction materials, finishing methods and all construction materials is helpful.

Responsibilities:
• Design and build/implement costumes for the 2016-2017 Season (one play and one musical).
• Be able to manage costume shop during your time here.
• Be able to meet and complete job tasks in a timely manner.
• Be able to work collaboratively with production team.
• Have strong communication skills and maintain a professional demeanor with students and production staff.
• Be able to clearly express specific needs and jobs to be completed with volunteers.
• Know how to work within a budget.
• Be able to work professionally with Production Staff and volunteers.
• Keep and maintain shop hours to be able to meet with actors as needed.
• Expected workload to be upwards of 20+ hours per week.
• As Designer, the position will also require attendance at Production meetings outside of Costume Shop hours as well as Dress Week rehearsals.
• Supervision of stitcher, pinning the fabric pieces together.

Qualifications
• High school diploma or GED required.
• 1-3 years of relevant work experience required.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Depends on experience.

About hiring institution
Trinity High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school, forming men of faith and men of character.

How to apply
Please email Kate E. Reedy, reedy@trinityrocks.com, with resume, cover letter, and contact information.

Date of posting: 08/24/2016
Closing date for applications: 09/30/2016




Job title
Artistic Coordinator

Location
New Haven, CT

Job description
Yale Repertory Theatre, the internationally celebrated professional theater in residence at Yale School of Drama, seeks qualified and passionate applicants for the position of Artistic Coordinator. Working closely with the Literary Manager and Artistic Associate, this position participates in the daily operations of Yale Rep’s artistic department and new play development programs. This individual coordinates the producing of Yale Rep’s five-play subscription season and year-round new play development activities, including such duties as negotiating artist contracts for readings and workshops; writing/editing materials for Yale Rep publications; evaluating scripts and participating in the daily activities of Yale Rep’s Literary Office; and supporting the planning and implementation of Yale Rep’s educational outreach program, WILLPOWER!

Qualifications
Applicants must be strong self-starters with excellent verbal, written, organizational, interpersonal and team-building skills; and must be able to collaborate effectively and flexibly with a large number of faculty, staff, students, interns, guest artists and other professionals representing a wide diversity of personalities and cultures.

MFA or MA in theater and 2 years of experience working in artistic, literary, or new play development offices in the professional theater or BA and four (4) years’ experience required.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Not listed.

About hiring institution
Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

How to apply
Go to www.yale.edu/jobs, requisition number 38901BR.

Date of posting: 07/27/2016
Closing date for applications: 09/30/2016



Job title
Drama Teacher

Location
Beijing

Job description
The drama teacher would be responsible for planning and teaching in-school drama courses, preparing students for drama festivals, and teaching leadership courses. Additionally, the teacher would lead groups of students to rural China to take part in community service projects serving the local ethnic population. By joining Me to We China, the teacher would be joining a passionate team of world traveled educators from a wide variety of backgrounds. Start date: September 2016.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's or master's in theatre or theatre education or its equivalent in experience
• Fluent in English, Chinese is an asset
• International teaching experience and experience developing education is preferred
• Two years full-time drama teaching experience is preferred
• The ideal candidate would be hard working, friendly, adventurous, communicative, accountable, and demonstrate an interest in Chinese culture and language.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
• $30k USD range, commensurate with experience (15% taxed)
• International health care plan
• Monthly housing allowance
• One round-trip ticket to home country per year
• All visa fees and visa-related transportation expenses

About hiring institution
ME to WE is an organization comprised of inspired, innovative, and energized leaders of social change. Me to We China aims to develop students’ whole potential through developing skills and empowering youth to create positive change in the world.

ME to WE China is working with some top schools in Beijing, China for the innovative leadership program and English drama program. Our leadership programs are based on a transformative process we call our ‘Theory of Change.’ Developed over the last decade of working with young people, our Theory of Change:
• Equips students with team working skills to build confidence and cooperation
• Encourages young people to explore social issues they are passionate about
• Empowers students to act to help others, to understand and adjust their impact in an increasingly connected world

How to apply
Send a cover letter introducing yourself (education and experience), your teaching style/philosophy, your interest/ability to teach leadership as well as drama, and your interest in working for a social enterprise in China, as well as a CV to Elise Lammers, eliselammers@gmail.com.

Closing date for applications:
 09/30/2016




Job title
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Location
Easton, MA

Job description
The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Stonehill College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Visual and Performing Arts/ Theater Arts. The Department is seeking a highly collaborative educator and artist who has expertise in a variety of contemporary performance pedagogies and practices. Currently the Theater minor includes such classes as “History of the Theater”, “Acting 1 and II”, “Playwriting”, “Improvisation” and “Dramaturgy” among others. The candidate would be joining a small group of instructors and faculty and would be instrumental in articulating a vision for the ambitious program. As a department, VPA is looking to both expand the reach of the theater program and to more closely collaborate with other disciplines and departments. A strong preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to develop and teach classes in performing arts management and administration. Stonehill College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Qualifications
See job posting for full description: jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/12628.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
See job posting for full description: jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/12628.

About hiring institution
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. Stonehill College’s mission includes a commitment to fostering social justice.

How to apply
jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/12628

Closing date for applications:
 10/01/2016