Nonprofit

Director/Choreographer for Children's Theater - Part Time (Possible growth to full time)

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Mill Valley, CA
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Published 19 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Contract / Freelance
Start Date
August 19, 2024
Application Deadline
June 30, 2024
Compensation
USD $40 - $50 / hour
Commensurate with experience. Possible growth into a full time position with benefits.

Description

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Backyard Kid’s Theater is a 501c3, not-for-profit organization that offers musical theater programming to young people aged 7-18. The company was founded in 2020 during the height of Covid, and began with 14 kids performing Aladdin on a tennis court. In the three years since, we have served over 500 kids in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Our mission is to encourage, empower and celebrate children through arts education and training. We create a safe space where each child is challenged to discover and explore the life skills, self-esteem and pure joy that theater can bring. 


JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking a part-time Director / Choreographer to join the programming team with possible growth potential into a full-time staff member. This individual should love working with children and be confident teaching a large range of ages and abilities. Experience directing and choreographing youth theater is essential. Also, they would be confident vocally modeling melody and harmony lines to students (piano skills are not required). The candidate should have a positive attitude, creative mind, collaborative nature, and exhibit patience and understanding with both their students and their colleagues.


Backyard Kid’s Theater values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


DIRECTING / CHOREOGRAPHING

BKT has multiple casts of each production. This person would work alongside the senior staff for one or two rehearsals a week and then lead their own rehearsals later in the week with alternate casts and their own support staff 

Assist with production responsibilities

i.e.: create audition material, collect props, gather sound effects, etc…

Communicate professionally with the costume designer, lighting designer, sound designer, photographer, videographer, and any other scheduled contractors

Direct / choreograph / vocally teach music for a variety of projects, age groups, and skill levels

Assist backstage as needed


PARENT / STUDENT RELATIONS

Calmly and kindly deal with student behavioral issues

Communicate professionally and effectively with parents and guardians


JOB DETAILS

Rehearsal/Performance Dates: First week of August, 2024 - End of November, 2024

Pay: $40-$50 per hour commensurate with experience

Schedule: 

Pre-season: Availability prior to the start of rehearsals in August for prep meetings is required.

Regular Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday’s - Attend rehearsal (shadow) from 3pm-7pm and learn all necessary choreography, blocking, etc…

Tuesday’s-Friday’s (exact days flexible) - Lead rehearsal independently two days a week from 3pm-7pm. Rehearsals are 2.5 hours long plus prep prior to rehearsal and cleanup afterwards.

Location: While BKT runs programs in Sonoma and Marin Counties, this position will work almost entirely in Marin. Rehearsals take place in Mill Valley and San Rafael and tech week and performances take place in San Anselmo. Occasional work in Sonoma may be required. 


APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to alexis@backyardkidstheater.com with the phrase “Part-Time Director Application” in the subject line.  (We will only contact references after the final round of interviews and we will let candidates know in advance of our intent to contact them.)  Applicants being considered will be contacted within the next two weeks for an interview.


ABOUT THE COMPANY

Backyard Kid’s Theater is a 501c3, not-for-profit organization that offers musical theater programming to young people aged 7-18. The company was founded in 2020 during the height of Covid, and began with 14 kids…

Location

On-site
Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to alexis@backyardkidstheater.com with the phrase “Part-Time Director Application” in the subject line.  (We will only contact references after the final round of interviews and we will let candidates know in advance of our intent to contact them.)  Applicants being considered will be contacted within the next two weeks for an interview.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to alexis@backyardkidstheater.com with the phrase “Part-Time Director Application” in the subject line.  (We will only contact…

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