TEACHING ARTISTS FOR THEATRE CAMP AND SUMMER PROGRAMMING
SUMMER POSITIONS (Posted January 29, 2019)
Competitive Stipend for Teaching Artists and production staff. Teaching Artists and Production Staff are contracted, at will employees with The Nantucket Dreamland.
The Nantucket Dreamland and Dreamland Stage Company is seeking highly skilled
performing artists with educational experience to work with young performers ages 5-21 in
our annual summer camp sessions for July and August. Staff members must be available for
for training on Nantucket beginning June 28th, 2019.
The ideal candidates will possess energetic and dynamic personalities, along with a rich
toolbox of performing arts skills, including musical theatre, dance, and acting. Roles include
lead teaching artists with directing and devising skills, choreographers, and teaching artists
with strong singing and accompaniment skills. Teaching artists must be mature, highly skilled
individuals – previous work in educational theatre is preferred. Candidates should have
exemplary leadership and communication skills and experience working with groups.
To apply to become one of our Teaching Artists, you must submit an application consisting of the following:
A video showcasing your performance skill; singers should prepare their best 16 bars, actors should submit a one minute monologue, and choreographers either a dance
combination or an example of their work, a headshot and resume, and two letters of
recommendation that speak to your experience teaching or working with youth. For more
information please contact Laura Gallagher Byrne, Director of Theatre and Education at
Teaching artist positions available are detailed below:
Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager
Seeking stage managers who are extremely organized and have experience working with kids. The stage manager will do the following: assist director as needed, facilitate rehearsal,
maintain production book as resource for actors and designers, create weekly newsletters
with director, run or block scenes as needed, work closely with director to achieve a
productive rehearsal environment, create rehearsal schedule and scene breakdown from
script, track spending and keep production budgets and assist with technical staff.
Choreographer – Dreamland Stage Company and Dreamland Kids and Youth
Seeking a highly trained and skilled choreographer with a background in musical theatre and
education, along with experience teaching children ages 5-21 musical theatre. Ideal candidates will have undergraduate degrees or above in theatre, art, music, dance, education, and/or
related fields. Certified teachers are a plus. Strong consideration will absolutely be given,
however, to individuals who have not completed a degree or who have a degree in an
unrelated area, but who have a significant level of experience in one of the above mentioned
fields. Candidates must minimally have a high school diploma and experience working with
children. Candidate must co-create and implement simple yet artful choreography and teach
it to beginner through advanced students. A passion for theater and for kids is essential as well as the enthusiasm to be in a co-creative role with the director. A deep commitment to
manifest a strong creative vision and ability to raise the performance bar for all involved. The
Dreamland Stage Company is committed to building relationships with like-minded artists
who will remain in our creative orbit.
Choreographer and Assistant Choreographer
Seeking trained and skilled choreographers & dance instructors with experience teaching
children ages 8-16 musical theatre. This person must co-create and implement simple yet
artful choreography and teach it to beginner through advanced students. A passion for theater and for kids is essential as well as the enthusiasm to be in a co-creative role with the director.
Experience in any of the following diverse dance genres such as: modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, African, folk or Latin would be helpful.
Seeking experienced musical directors with a background in musical theater to arrange and
teach vocal parts, provide proper voice technique, and assist students ages 13-21 in creating
dynamic and interesting musical pieces. A passion for theater and for kids is essential as well as the enthusiasm to be in a co-creative role with the director. The ability to work well with
other members of the artistic staff is crucial, as you will be working intimately with the
choreographer and director. Must be comfortable working with large numbers of kids and
must have group teaching experience! Piano skills are required!
Assists the director in creating the large cast children’s theatre productions with ages 8-16.
Managing staff, maintaining positive parent contact, creating and maintaining efficient
rehearsal schedules (with stage manager) , group management, strong organizational skills, as well as the commitment to manifest a strong creative vision is important. Creative process
training as well as personal performing arts experience is valuable.
Theatre Arts Camp Counselors
Theatre Arts Counselors with strong performance skills in acting, movement, music and dance
to create weekly theatre productions with ages 5-14. Maintaining positive parent contact,
creating and maintaining efficient rehearsal schedules , group management, strong
organizational skills, as well as the commitment to manifest a strong creative vision is
important. Creative process training as well as personal performing arts experience is
valuable. Energetic, flexible, youth oriented, hardworking, & fun loving individuals age 21+;
previous youth experience is desired.