Movement Director- The Hunts Point Children's Shakespeare Ensemble

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/01/2018

Address

425 Lafayette Street
New York
New York
10003
United States

Description

The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble program is a collaboration between The Shakespeare Society and the Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC). This yearlong educational initiative works with a group of fifty 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from the South Bronx to explore, research, and perform a single Shakespearean play. Students explore the plays through a variety of disciplines throughout the year, including acting, singing, dancing, combat, clowning, and design. Three fully produced performances allow the students to share their work with the community. Past productions have included A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet.


The Movement Director has a vital role in the creative development of the Ensemble. They report to the Education Manager of the Public Shakespeare Initiative and serve as a key Teaching Artist during Friday rehearsals. The Movement Director teaches dance and movement to the ensemble, leads in the creation of devised group pieces for the final performance, serves as choreographer for any and all dance numbers, as well as supports students and staff in all rehearsals in preparation for the final performances.

 

Responsibilities:

•      Create and lead skill-based physical theatre movement curriculum

•      Conduct group devised pieces in rehearsals

•      Choreograph any dance numbers for the final performance

•      Maintain familiarity with the program curriculum and program structure  

•      Attend planning and production meetings, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and shows  

•      Coordinate with HPAC staff to manage student behavior

•      Manage classroom behavior, collaborate with HPAC staff to enforce high expectations

•      Perform additional duties as assigned


Requirements:

•      Education in Dance/Movement training

•      Experience working with children  

•      Previous teaching artist experience  

•      Previous curriculum design experience

•      Experience in dance and/or choreography

•      Experience performing and/or directing Shakespeare  

•      Strong time management skills  

•      Strong communication skills and the desire and willingness to collaborate  

•      Strong classroom management skills  

•      Flexibility in working as a team-player


Position Type:            Non-Exempt, Hourly

Location:                  425 Lafayette St, New York, NY, 10003

                                 *Classes take place in Hunts Point, Bronx, 10474

Commitment:            August 2018 - May 2019

Must be Available:    Fridays 3:00 – 6:00pm (Oct – Dec) 

Fridays 3:00 – 6:00pm & Sunday 10:00-4:00pm

*Additional planning and production meetings as required 


Please email a brief cover letter, resume with two professional references, and a sample 45-minute physical theatre lesson plan for fifth and sixth grade students to rmcclelland@publictheater.org. Please structure the lesson with a warm-up, the teaching of a new skill or technique and a wrap-up with meaningful reflection. No phone calls, but please do not hesitate to email any questions about submitting materials. 


The Public is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email a brief cover letter, resume with two professional references, and a sample 45-minute physical theatre lesson plan for fifth and sixth grade students to rmcclelland@publictheater.org. Please structure the lesson with a warm-up, the teaching of a new skill or technique and a wrap-up with meaningful reflection. No phone calls, but please do not hesitate to email any questions about submitting materials.  


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