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Dance Instructor - (posted 5/13/19 by Forte Studios)

Forte Studios, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, is looking for dance instructors for Fall 2019. We offer classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Pointe. Being able to teach multiple styles is a plus, but not required. We want someone who is upbeat and energetic, can take control of a class, is reliable and prepared, is a team player, and can communicate well. College and/or professional experience is a plus, but not required. Previous teaching experience is preferred. If this sounds like you, and you are close by, we would love to hear from you!! Please send your resume and cover letter to info@fortestudios.biz. To find out more about us, feel free to visit our website at www.fortestudios.biz. Thank you!

Piano Instructor, String Instructor - (posted 5/7/19 by Prairie Music & Arts)

Piano, Violin/Viola – hiring for fall 2019!

Prairie Music & Arts is looking for enthusiastic, collaborative, and committed piano and violin/viola instructors for fall 2019. Qualified applicants should have a degree in music, with teaching experience a plus. Teaching formats include private and group instruction. Applicants must be willing to work with students of all ages and levels. Positions will remain open until filled. Compensation based on experience. Send resume, cover letter, and a performance/teaching portfolio to Executive Director Kari Engleson at kengleson@prairiemusic.org.

Vocal Coach/Voice Instructor - (posted 4/17/19 by Forte Studios)

Forte Studios is seeking a qualified commercial vocal instructor beginning fall of 2019. Instructor shall teach proper vocal technique as well as prepare work and show songs throughout our season.

We are seeking a motivated and positive individual who enjoys working with students ages 7-18 years.

Prior vocal instruction is preferred but will train the right person. If you are a team player and would like to be a part of something special, please send a cover letter with resume to info@fortestudios.biz.

Pay rate is based on prior work experience.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Vocal Director - (posted 4/11/19 by Lake Mills Theatre Academy)

We are running a 2 week musical theatre camp for ages K-12th grade. This is our third year running this program. We have a director, choreographer and a vocal director for a 40 hour camp that runs June 17-June 28 from 1-5pm. We do a showcase performance for families the final day of camp during camp time. We can work with schedules if you are not available for the whole camp. We are a non-profit run out of the Rock Lake Activity Center in Lake Mills, WI

Pay is $15/hour for camp time. ($600 for the 40 hour camp)

For more information, contact Jenn at Jenn.davids@rocklakeac.org or 920-945-0156

Production Manager - (posted 3/30/19 by Madison Savoyards, Ltd.)

Second Posting -- Wanted: Production Manager for Madison Savoyards' production of "Trial by Jury / Pineapple Poll." Madison Savoyards Ltd. is looking for a production manager for their upcoming production of "Trial by Jury / Pineapple Poll."

Duties include, but are not limited to:
1) Hiring production leads and technicians for the show (with the exception of the stage director and musical director).

2) Coordinating all aspects of the show, including development of the production calendar, resolution of resource conflicts between various production units, troubleshooting production delays, and enforcing the budget.

3)Mediating disputes.

4) Ensuring that payroll documentation is handled properly and is secure.

5) Supervises the publicity campaign and ensures that a schedule of publicity events has been created and that the deadlines specified on that schedule are met.

The production manager needs to be available for planning meetings starting in April. Rehearsals start in early June. Performances are August 17th and 18th, 2019. This is a paid position. Please contact Catherine Killam at Madison.savoyards@gmail.com if you are interested.

Dance Teacher - (posted 3/9/19 by Dance Now! Dance Studios, LLC)

Dance Now! Studios in Beaver Dam and Watertown is seeking a qualified dance instructor for the 2019 Summer and 2019-2020 Full Season. Position will be 4 evenings a week. Individual is preferred to have teaching experience in ballet, tap, and jazz at a minimum. Wage commensurate with experience. Mileage negotiable. Dance Now! is a technique based studio with a small competition team as well. We are YPAD certified, members of Dance Masters of WI, Wisconsin Dance Council and NDEO. If interested please send resume to dancenowstudios@att.net.

Production Internship (Sound, Lighting, Stage) - (posted 2/18/19 by Big Top Chautauqua)

Production Internship: Audio/Lighting/Stage
Pay: $1500-$2000 per season
Status: 30-40 hours per week
Dates: June 1 to mid-September
Currently seeking an intern in Lighting, Sound and Stagecraft who is looking for an opportunity to learn how a professional theater operates. The ideal candidate is eager to learn, has some experience, is a hard worker, gets along well with others, and enjoys music and working outdoors. Duties will include but not be limited to load-ins, stage set ups, load outs, assisting Lighting Director and Audio Crew, general grounds maintenance and stage repair, recycling and trash removal, sweep & mop the stage, and maintain adequate backstage cleanliness.

Big Top Chautauqua Internships provide training and experience to approximately 4 interns during our summer season. Consider joining the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua team for our 2018 summer season. We seek interns looking for an opportunity to learn how a professional venue operates from the inside. The ideal candidate is eager to learn, has some experience, is a hard worker, gets along well with others, and enjoys music and working outdoors in a beautiful, rural, setting on the shores of Lake Superior!

As a Big Top Intern, you become an integral member of our team, working with staff and other interns. You will interact with Big Top board members, patrons, touring personnel, artists, musicians and business leaders who can all add to your professional experiences.
The Big Top Chautauqua internship program provides educational experiences and on-the-job training with our professional theater and music industry staff. Big Top’s unique blend of programming gives our interns diverse opportunities of experience in both live theater and music concert production in our one-of-a-kind, 1000-seat canvas theater tent.

Summer Internships are stipend based, full and/or part time (25-40+ hours per week), and typically 16 weeks long, with semi-flexible start and end dates. Housing is the responsibility of the intern, although guidance in this matter is available. Interns are required to have a car, as “The Tent” is not accessible by public transportation.

Internship Duration: Internships are typically 16 weeks long, with somewhat flexible start and end dates. Summer internships are full time (40-50 hours per week)
Benefits:
- Paid stipend
- College credit (not required)
- Guest Pass to all performances
- Discounts at Big Top Gift Shop

For more information, contact Austin Hamilton via email at austin@bigtop.org
Submit an application via email. Big Top will confirm receipt of applications via email.

Lighting Director - (posted 2/18/19 by Big Top Chautauqua)

Pay: $4000-$6000/season boe and length of employment.
Status: 30-40 hours per week
Dates: June 1 to mid-September

The Lighting Director is responsible for the set up and take down of all light builds; load-ins and load-outs, designing lights and operating lights for each show as needed. This position reports to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
•Supervise all artistic decisions involving lighting always working cooperatively with Production Manager, and Big Top Management.

•Order and maintain lighting equipment and supplies for stage and tent grounds according to budget. This includes gels, lamps and supplies for tent and exterior grounds lighting as well as stage.

•Maintain inventory of lighting equipment pre and post season.

•Maintain up-to-date house lighting plot.

•Produce light plot for each house show. Maintain and update lighting cues in house show scripts; see that scripts are stored safely. Prepare for and participate in rehearsals according to schedule worked out with the Production Manager.

•Communicate with touring artists regarding their lighting needs. Be prepared to hang and focus lights per their requests, and be available for lighting checks.

•Arrange for any needed equipment cleaning and/or storage at end of season.

•Assist stage crew in all load-ins and load-outs.

•Responsible for set-up, maintenance and strike of all house and grounds lighting at venue.

•Responsible for set-up, maintenance and strike of theater lighting system.

•Alert Operations Manager to any physical needs or safety concerns requiring maintenance including grounds and structures both backstage and in all public spaces.

For more information, contact Austin Hamilton via email at austin@bigtop.org
Submit an application via email. Big Top will confirm receipt of applications via email.

Contemporary Dance Instructor - (posted 10/31/18 by Schauer Arts Center)

Job Opening : Intermediate & Advanced Contemporary Dance Instructor

The Schauer School of the Arts has immediate openings for contemporary dance instructors on our weekly team as well as within our substitute pool. The ideal candidate would have strengths in teaching middle and high school, intermediate and advanced levels.

Candidates must have :
• A proficiency in teaching intermediate and advanced levels of Contemporary dance
• An aptitude for working with middle and high school students
• The availability to teach 1-2 nights per week during the school year (additional summer opportunities are available)
• A commitment to maintain a consistent schedule for the long term
• The desire to plan classes that foster progressive learning and skill development
• A mindfulness to movement techniques and practices that assure the safety of our dancers
• A desire to choreograph/stage end of the year performances and participate in community events outside of class

Additional Qualifications & Experience
• Required : High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
• Required : Contemporary dance training from an accredited college program or professionally recognized company/studio
• Completed or in-process coursework related to education and teaching
• Minimum 2 years of teaching experience in Contemporary dance
• Working knowledge of the terminology, basic pedagogy, and history related to Contemporary dance
• Strong written and verbal skills that ensure healthy communications between students, staff, and families

Compensation
Instructors are paid hourly for teaching hours. Hourly compensation for teaching hours ranges from $20-$25 per hour based on training and experience.
Instructors receive additional compensation for class planning, as well as stipends for participation in workshops, camps, and performance opportunities.

Job Type : Part-Time
Start Date : Immediately
Schedule : Monday evenings 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Application Deadline : Open until filled
Application Process : Submit application, cover letter, and current resume’ to Education Coordinator
Application Contact : Melissa Arnold, Education Coordinator (No phone calls, please)


The Schauer School of the Arts offers classes in dance, music, theater, and visual art for all ages and abilities. Our staff is made up of experienced teaching artists and educators who understand the value of professional creative arts training for all regardless of one’s path in life. We strive to provide serious training in a nurturing environment. Collaborations between various School of the Arts colleagues and departments, as well as interest in community outreach is supported and encouraged.

For more information on the Schauer Arts Center and the Schauer School of the Arts, please visit our website : www.SchauerCenter.org

The Schauer Arts Center is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with the Schauer Arts Center depends solely on your qualifications.

Stage Manager for MURDER BALLAD - (posted 10/15/18 by Music Theatre of Madison)

Music Theatre of Madison, a professional musical theatre company entering its fourteenth season, is seeking a non-equity stage manager for its production of MURDER BALLAD, a four-actor rock musical.

The individual will be an extremely good communicator, very organized, experienced, and quick on their feet. Sense of humor balanced with great work ethic is a must.

The rehearsal dates are roughly February 6-23, with tech February 26-28 and performances March 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at the Brink Lounge. Rehearsals will mostly take place in the evenings for about three to four hours each night, 5 nights per week. Any daytime rehearsals will be music rehearsals and the SM will not be required to be present if not available. We can accommodate a couple of conflicts within reason.

The production will be staged with the actors surrounding the audience, so it will be an unconventional staging in an unconventional space.

Pay is $150/week as an independent contractor.

Please send resume and two references to Kristen Murcott Emery, Music Theatre of Madison Company Manager, at kmurcott@mtmadison.com. Music Theatre of Madison welcomes and celebrates applicants of all ethnicities, identities, and abilities. Learn more about the company at www.mtmadison.com.

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Alternative Compensation Opportunities!

Summer internships - (posted 5/11/19 by Music Theatre of Madison)

What We’re Doing: Music Theatre of Madison is recruiting high school students ( finishing grades 9-12 as of the end of the 2019 school year), for various backstage internships. Each student will be working in a specialized area of theatre with a mentor, helping with various tasks related to their speciality. The show will be the world premiere of Nathan Fosbinder's new work, Hephaestus, running August 16-24 for seven performances at the Play Circle in the Memorial Union.


We seek to educate students about how to work in a professional theatre setting, and discover all that is entailed in producing professional theatre. Interns will be able to put this work on their resumes and start creating connections with other professionals in their field in order to start their career!


Time Commitment: These are unpaid internships, therefore we realize students will need flexibility around other jobs. We are happy to accommodate that need. Students should have some evening availability in the summer, particularly in August. Students can be expected to be needed all day on Sunday, August 11, each evening August 12-15 for tech, and for performances on August 16, 17, 18 (matinee), 21 (community performance), 23, and 24. (This will vary by position, and your mentor will let you know exactly what days you are needed).


Interns are invited to all production meetings and should try to attend if possible. This is a great way to get a great understanding of the planning process.


In exchange for their time, students receive four complimentary tickets to any performance, and, if not working backstage during the show, can attend as many times as they’d like for free. We are also happy to write letters of recommendation, and will strongly consider future applications for paid work after going through the internship. (For example, our sound design intern from the last two years is our sound designer this year!)


What we’re looking for:

Our ideal candidates are high school students who are team players, calm under pressure, receptive, open to constructive criticism, eager to learn, full of initiative, and passionate about the arts, especially musical theatre.


Who you’ll be working with: Our artists have backgrounds on national tours and in prominent professional theatre. You can find many of their bios at www.mtmadison.com.


Internships offered:
Some internships are currently filled, but check back in case things open up!


Assistant Costume Design/Wardrobe (filled as of 4/18/19)

Assistant Directing (filled as of 4/18/19)


Assistant Music Directing- The student will work with music director and orchestrator Mark Wurzelbacher as an assistant music director, taking notes, offering suggestions, and more. Since this is a brand new piece, the assistant music director will also get to work with the composer. This is a good role for students who know music theory and are successful in their school bands or choirs.


Assistant Lighting Designer- Work with Lighting Designer Tom Littrell on various aspects of designing a lighting plot, hanging lights, and running a board. Great for “techies” and students with good listening skills.


Assistant Stage Management - Work with MTM’s Stage Manager, Kristen Emery as the assistant stage manager. Duties will include shadowing the stage manager during the rehearsal process, and having active duties during the run of the show such as working with props, moving set pieces, communicating with actors, and more. Must have great initiative, be an outstanding communicator, and excellent attention to detail.


Assistant Producer - Work with Producer Meghan Randolph on publicity and producing tasks, including entering performance information into calendars, distributing print materials, working with the box office and front of house to fulfill needs, and writing blog posts. Must have an outgoing personality and excellent attention to detail.


Interested students should send:

A resume of their arts and work experience
Availability for July 1st - August 26, 2019
A cover letter describing which internship they would like to be chosen for and why.
Names and contact information for two references who can speak to reliability and willingness to learn. These can be teachers, employers, or people interacted with in an arts setting. Please do not use family members.

Send all materials to Kristen Emery at kmurcott@mtmadison.com.

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