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Male Actors Wanted - (posted 2/24/15 by KACM Theatrical Productions)

KACM Theatrical Productions has three male roles available for THE LIZARD KING, a play by Jay Jeff Jones. Rehearsal/Production Dates April 1 through May 17.

Especially need two white males for the parts of Jim Morrison and Tom Baker, must be able to play late 20's to early 30's, reasonably physically fit. Also need a white male for the part of Syd, late 20's to early 30's, prefer burly build. There is pay.

Send inquries to kennyaction2001@yahoo.com

Ballroom Dance Instructor - (posted 2/20/15 by Schauer Arts Center)

Candidate should have experience teaching beginning and intermediate ballroom of various styles (Swing, Waltz, Fox Trot, Rumba, Salsa, etc.) in a group environment. Must have the ability to relate well with people of all ages and to focus on making sure students not only learn, but have fun in class. Classes run year-round varying from 4-6 week sessions, private lessons, and one day workshops; scheduling is flexible.

Essential Job Functions
● Ability to implement Dance curriculum which supports the Schauer School of the Arts mission.
● Instruct children/young adults on dance technique, history, and terminology.
● Conduct end-of-the-semester evaluations, and provide feedback to parents/guardians, students, and administration.
● Prepare students for annual dance recital/showcase in May.
● Ensure a positive and safe experience for children and parents/guardians alike.
● This position requires the ability to work with parents/guardians, students of all ages, and Schauer Center administration.

Job Requirements & Qualifications
● Education: High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent
● CPR and First Aid Certified (or be willing to be certified)
● Must have knowledge in dance pedagogy, terminology, and history
● Must be able to provide reports and feedback on classes/students to Schauer Center administration
● Prior customer service experience is a plus but not required
● It is preferred that candidates have experience teaching youth and adults with academic and/or professional expertise in their discipline

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references Tianna Conway, Director of Education, c/o Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027 or email Classes@SchauerCenter.org. No phone calls please. Open until filled. Successful completion of background check for selected candidate is required prior to employment. For more information about the Schauer School of the Arts, please visit SchauerCenter.org/CSA.

Pay Scale is $20-25/hr based on experience and education.

Irish Dance Instructor - (posted 2/20/15 by Schauer Arts Center)

Irish Dance Instructor
Applicants should be competing at the Preliminary Championship level or higher and have at least two years experience teaching other students. Ideal candidate will use their skills and passion for Irish dance to educate the next generation about Irish culture as part of a non-competitive (recreational) Irish dance program. Position will instruct ages 5-18 in the fundamentals of Irish dance, including: basics (line, turn-out, timing, posture), ceili forms, showmanship, and honor for peers/ instructors.

Essential Job Functions
● Ability to implement Dance curriculum which supports the Schauer School of the Arts mission.
● Instruct children/young adults on dance technique, history, and terminology.
● Conduct end-of-the-semester evaluations, and provide feedback to parents/guardians, students, and administration.
● Prepare students for annual dance recital/showcase in May.
● Ensure a positive and safe experience for children and parents/guardians alike.
● This position requires the ability to work with parents/guardians, students of all ages, and Schauer Center administration.

Job Requirements & Qualifications
● Education: High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent
● CPR and First Aid Certified (or be willing to be certified)
● Must have knowledge in dance pedagogy, terminology, and history
● Must be able to provide reports and feedback on classes/students to Schauer Center administration
● Prior customer service experience is a plus but not required
● It is preferred that candidates have experience teaching youth and adults with academic and/or professional expertise in their discipline

Pay Scale is $20-25/hr based on experience and education.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references Tianna Conway, Director of Education, c/o Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027 or email Classes@SchauerCenter.org. No phone calls please. Open until filled. Successful completion of background check for selected candidate is required prior to employment. For more information about the Schauer School of the Arts, please visit SchauerCenter.org/CSA.

Ballet Dance Instructor - (posted 2/20/15 by Schauer Arts Center)

Ballet Dance Instructor
Serve as the primary instructor of pre-ballet program for 3-6 year olds who are studying Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, and Ballet/Tap Combo. Program follows a syllabus designed by the entire dance faculty. Ideal candidate must be responsible, have experience with children, and be able to work independently. Experience in multiple dance styles is considered a plus.

Essential Job Functions
● Ability to implement Dance curriculum which supports the Schauer School of the Arts mission.
● Instruct children/young adults on dance technique, history, and terminology.
● Conduct end-of-the-semester evaluations, and provide feedback to parents/guardians, students, and administration.
● Prepare students for annual dance recital/showcase in May.
● Ensure a positive and safe experience for children and parents/guardians alike.
● This position requires the ability to work with parents/guardians, students of all ages, and Schauer Center administration.

Job Requirements & Qualifications
● Education: High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent
● CPR and First Aid Certified (or be willing to be certified)
● Must have knowledge in dance pedagogy, terminology, and history
● Must be able to provide reports and feedback on classes/students to Schauer Center administration
● Prior customer service experience is a plus but not required
● It is preferred that candidates have experience teaching youth and adults with academic and/or professional expertise in their discipline

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references Tianna Conway, Director of Education, c/o Schauer Arts Center, 147 N. Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027 or email Classes@SchauerCenter.org. No phone calls please. Open until filled. Successful completion of background check for selected candidate is required prior to employment. For more information about the Schauer School of the Arts, please visit SchauerCenter.org/CSA.

Auditions for 2015-2016 "The Magic Flute" Tour - (posted 1/23/15 by Opera for the Young)

Opera for the Young, a professional touring company based in Madison, Wisconsin announces auditions for Mozart's The Magic Flute, stage & music direction by Diane Garton Edie and Clinton Smith. Opera for the Young will perform approximately 185 shows in elementary schools throughout the upper Midwest. Our outer space version of Flute is a 45-minute adaptation. Score adapted by Jeffrey Sykes, libretto adapted by Diane Garton Edie.

Each role (S, S, T, B) will be triple cast: Soprano - Pamina (and 1 head of 3-headed Lady); Soprano - Queen of the Night, (3-headed Lady); Tenor - Tamino; Baritone - Papageno, (3-headed Lady). Cast also includes three coach/accompanists. Cast members drive the tour van, load and unload set pieces, train student performers, and field audience questions. There are typically two shows per day/7-10 shows per week. Compensation is $52-$55 per show plus $28 per diem and lodging while on tour. Each artist receives lodging and $350 for the weeklong rehearsal period in early/mid October, 2015. Tour runs mid-October 2015 through mid-May 2015 with a 2 month holiday break.

Interested singers send:
1) A note w/address, telephone, and email address, specifying the city in which you would like to audition;
2) Résume and photo, unless they are on file w/Opera for the Young;
3) $27 application fee (for materials, accompanist, and related expenses) - $22 for OFtY veterans, payaple to Opera for the Young (hard copy or PayPal).

We will send you:
1) An audition time;
2) Excerpts from our Flute adaptation for you to prepare. Please also bring 3-5 contrasting arias.
Send materials and check to: Opera for the Young / 6441 Enterprise Lane, Suite 207 / Madison, WI 53719. Phone: 608-277-9560. Fax: 608-277-9570. Email: dge@operafortheyoung.org
Website: www.ofty.org.

Audition Locations:
3/13/15-3/14/15 - Chicago, IL
Lake Street Church
607 Lake Sreet
Evanston, IL 60201
(847)864-2181

3/15/15 - Madison, WI
First Baptist Church
518 N. Franklin Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
(608)233-1880

Interested pianists: Contact for audition details - Diane Garton Edie, Artistic Director at dge@operafortheyoung.org

Tech/Stage manager - (posted 1/11/15 by Joke and Dagger Productions)

Technical/Stage manager required for fast-paced interactive dinner theatre productions. Your duties would include transporting and setting up our sound equipment, running our sound board, and ensuring that actors have all their necessary technical requirements met. Our shows typically include music and songs, so the ability to mix live sound "on the fly" is important.

Basic working knowledge of standard sound equipment is obviously important, and we're willing to train you to our specific performance requirements.

We pay a minimum of $50 per performance with the opportunity to make more on certain corporate gigs. Performances are typically held in restaurants and hotels.

You will be asked to sign a contract for any performances for which you are hired, at which time you will be paid an additional signing fee as earnest money. This is separate from your performance fee.

We do some public shows, but our main focus is on the corporate market. We compensate for travel and lodging if the performance requires that, and we typically provide a meal on the day of the performance.

For more details or to submit your resume, please contact Bruce at jokeanddaggerproductions(at)gmail.com

Thank you.

Actors - (posted 1/11/15 by Joke and Dagger Productions)

Actors required for fast-paced interactive dinner theatre productions. Our shows are scripted but you should be comfortable with improv. Because our shows typically have songs in them, an ability to sing moderately well is an asset.

We pay a minimum of $50 per performance with the opportunity to make more on certain corporate gigs.

You will be asked to sign a contract for any performances for which you are cast, at which time you will be paid an additional signing fee as earnest money. This is separate from your performance fee.

Performances are typically held in restaurants and hotels with the action taking place among the audience - no stage! - so we need performers who are comfortable with proximity to the audience.

We do some public shows, but our main focus is on the corporate market. We compensate for travel and lodging if the performance requires that, and we typically provide a meal on the day of the performance.

For more details, to submit your resume, or to request an audition, please contact Bruce at jokeanddaggerproductions(at)gmail.com

Thank you.

Piano Teacher - (posted 1/7/15 by Monroe Street Arts Center)

Monroe Street Arts Center is seeking experienced teachers in Piano Instruction. All selected candidates will be hired as hourly part-time employees of the arts center, and would be assigned one day of teaching with the possibility for additional days. Available days for teaching are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Teaching contracts would begin as soon as possible.

The Monroe Street Arts Center is a non-profit community school of the arts. Our mission is to engage a community of learners in exploring the arts and developing the creative self. We offer musical instruction in piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitar, trumpet and flute. In the visual arts we offer classes in drawing, painting, photography, print-making as well as private one-on-one instruction.

Title: Piano Teacher

Reports to: Executive Director and Music Department Head

Hours: flexible hours Thursdays and Fridays from 3 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm

Rate: $20.00 per hour


Job Skills and Qualifications:

Skills:
• Some experience in Suzuki or Jazz instruction preferred but not necessary
• Performance proficiency on Piano
• Must be well-organized with ability to work independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in music and/or education
• Minimum 1 yr private music teaching experience

The above listing of responsibilities may be subject to change and is not intended to be a complete listing of duties but merely a statement of examples of common duties to be performed. The Monroe Street Arts Center reserves the right to amend the above listing at any time at the discretion of the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and applicable music samples to Matthew Dahm, Music Department Head, Monroe Street Arts Center, 2526 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 or email to matthewd@monroestreetarts.org. Applicants will be reviewed as submitted; position will remain open until filled.

Costume Designer - (posted 11/4/14 by Kids from Wisconsin, Ltd)

COSTUME DESIGNER Job Description – KIDS from Wisconsin

The Kids from Wisconsin is a non-profit, self-supporting organization Founded in 1969, the KIDS musical revue is presented at up to 70 shows every summer across Wisconsin and the Midwest. The KIDS are featured daily at the Wisconsin State Fair, and have earned a national reputation as a unique and highly professional performing group. Made up of 33 performers age 15-20 (singers, dancers, and instrumentalists), the KIDS affords young people an unforgettable musical experience as entertainers and ambassadors for Wisconsin.

Beginning with a 17 day Show Camp in early June, the KIDS tour throughout the summer, and end their season on or near the second last weekend of August.

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The Costume Designer of the Kids from Wisconsin is a contract position, serving at the direction of the producer. Review, assessment, and contract renewal will come from the Producer.

The principal duty of the Costume Designer is to design and fit costumes for the 33 members of the KIDS troupe for the two-hour show prepared in June, and showcased throughout the summer.

The position begins with initial artistic planning on or about the time of auditions (early February). The costume designer can begin to design once the troupe is selected in early March, with fittings scheduled for the end of May and rehearsal camp running through the majority of June. A few duties follow later in the summer (wardrobe adjustments, inventory at summer’s end, and storage).

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Performance sites vary and include high school auditoriums and gymnasiums, professional theaters, county fair grandstands, community amphitheaters, and small football stadiums. Of special note is an 11-day run at the Wisconsin State Fair where the KIDS perform twice daily at the Bank Mutual Amphitheater, a 1600-seat outdoor venue. Versatility and adaptability is required of the entire cast and crew while on tour, and is of extreme importance to the success of the show. The highest degree of professionalism is expected of everyone connected with the KIDS organization at all times. Over 100,000 people attend a KIDS show each summer.

The musical content of the 2-hour show consists of a staged, choreographed production of a wide variety of popular music - this can include country, disco, funk, rock, jazz, swing, Broadway revue, and music of popular artists in medleys, with band numbers in between each singer/dancer number. Costume changes, hand props and the music itself keep the fast-paced show moving. A basic white stage wash and a follow spot and operator are all that is required of the show. Special lighting effects and complicated lighting cues are used in only a small number of venues where experienced lighting staff is available. The KIDS have a clean-cut, all-American image, and costuming should be congruent with that image. Costume changes take place in a wide variety of dressing facilities, but are generally feasible since costumes are typically changed during the band features.

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Major responsibilities of the Costume Designer include:

• Design and build costumes for 20 singer/dancers for a variety show/music revue (normally 7 different outfits), in consultation with choreographer(s) and producer. This could involve ordering, shopping for, and/or building costumes.
• Designing, ordering/shopping/building and fitting costumes for 13 band members (2 outfits, changed at intermission), in consultation with producer.
• Find and supervise a seamstress for alterations. This expense is considered as part of the costume budget.
• Arrange fittings (normally in May over one or two days, typically Saturday and/or Sunday)
• Attend all or most of the 17 day show camp in June, as determined with producer
• Help organize and attend dress rehearsal(s) during rehearsal camp
• Be available for costume adjustments or changes during the first few shows of tour
• Operate within budget, as provided by producer
o Budget should hold into account; dry cleaning through the season, any luggage repair or replacements
o Seamstress help should be part of the determined budget
• Supervise inventory and storage of costumes including
o Cleaning of costumes
o luggage and props
o (volunteer help is available)

Special provisions:

• Housing and meals are provided during show camp at Wisconsin State Fair
• If necessary, KIDS organization credit card may be used, although many items can be ordered from Kohl’s at great discounts with a personal Kohl’s charge. The organization will reimburse all costuming and prop items.


For more information on the KIDS organization or questions regarding the duties of the Costume Designer position, please contact:

Mark Dorn, Producer
303-932-8866 or 303/963-3133
Marksdorn@gmail.com

Tina Weiss, Executive Director
414-266-7067
kidsfromwis@sbcglobal.net

Please submit all application materials to:
Mark Dorn
11726 W Radcliff Ave
Morrison, CO 80465

Or by email attachment to marksdorn@gmail.com

Hip Hop Instructor - (posted 11/4/14 by Dance Attitudes)

Dance Attitudes is looking to fill a Hip Hop Instructor position immediately. We are looking for someone with a true love for kids and education. A fun, energetic, professional person with a passion for dance and its artistry. We currently have 8 hours available with opportunity for more as the studio is continuing to grow. You must be willing to work with students ages 5-adult, beginner to advanced skill level. 



Dance Attitudes is a highly reputable and national award winning dance studio, located in Janesville Wisconsin. We specialize in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Irish, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Dance Tumbling. At Dance Attitudes, our positive and encouraging teachers show every one of our dancers, through difficult and challenging skills, that hard work produces achievement and high self-esteem.


Pay: Based on Experience

Start Date: Immediately
contact info.: email: barefeet777@yahoo.com
or call 608-754-4399

Private Music Teacher (Trumpet/Brass and Piano) - (posted 10/1/14 by Monroe Street Arts Center)

Monroe Street Arts Center is seeking experienced teachers in piano and trumpet/brass. All selected candidates will be hired as hourly part-time employees of the arts center, and would be assigned one day of teaching with the possibility for additional days. Available days for teaching are Thursday-Saturday. Teaching contracts would begin as soon as possible.

The Monroe Street Arts Center is a non-profit community school of the arts. Our mission is to engage a community of learners in exploring the arts and developing the creative self; offering instruction in piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitar, and bass and in art, including drawing, painting, photography, and print-making.

Title: Piano and Trumpet/Brass Teachers

Reports to: Executive Director and Music Department Head

Hours: One day a week, Thursdays or Fridays from approximately 3:00-8:00 PM or Saturdays between 8:00 am-5:00 pm, flexibility within these days/times required.

Rate: $20.00 per hour

Job Skills and Qualifications:

Skills:

• Piano teachers with jazz, contemporary, improvisation, or Suzuki experience preferred.

• Trumpet teachers with the ability to teach multiple brass instruments preferred.

• Must be well-organized with ability to work independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment.

• Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in music and/or education

• Minimum 1 yr private music teaching experience

The above listing of responsibilities may be subject to change and is not intended to be a complete listing of duties but merely a statement of examples of common duties to be performed. The Monroe Street Arts Center reserves the right to amend the above listing at any time at the discretion of the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and applicable music samples to Holly Baris, Executvie Director, Monroe Street Arts Center, 2526 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 or email to Holly@MonroeStreetArts.org. Applicants will be reviewed as submitted; position will remain open until filled.

Filmmaker - (posted 9/17/14 by Private Wedding)

We are thinking of creating a silent film for a bride and groom who are getting married at the Orpheum Theater next June. We are open to ideas and suggestions from any filmmaker who might be interested in taking on this paid task. If this challenge intrigues you, please contact Lee at (608) 770-6160.

Irish Dance Instructor - (posted 7/23/14 by Schauer Arts & Activities Center)

Position available within the Schauer School of Dance to join our growing, non-competitive (recreational) Irish Dance program. Applicants should be competing at the Preliminary Championship level or higher and have at least two years experience teaching other students. Ideal candidate will be someone who wants to use their skills and passion for Irish Dance to educate the next generation about Irish culture. Position will instruct ages 5-18 in the fundamentals of Irish dance, including: basics (line, turn-out, timing, posture), ceili forms, showmanship, and honor for your peers/ instructors. Send resume and/or portfolio describing dance experience as well as a summary of two significant accomplishments (min. of one example related to progression through Irish dance) to Classes@SchauerCenter.org.

Pianist/Accompanist - (posted 6/5/14 by Bay Players)

Bay Players is looking for a pianist for their 2015 Spring musical, "Baby". This is a paid position. For details, contact director Ray Bradford at raydirector@netzero.com

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Directors - (posted 2/18/15 by StageQ)

Yes, it is time once again to start organizing our team for Queer Shorts! We are very excited to celebrate our 10th year of Queer Shorts in 2015 which will be presented with a theme of "Remembrance". If you have directed for us before, please consider doing so again or if you would like to try your hand at directing a smaller theatrical piece, let us know. We will have mentors who are experienced directors available to assist those who might be directing for the first time to help you create a beautiful product.

Auditions will be early in April, and we will start rehearsals later in April with each play rehearsing two to three times a week Monday through Saturday. Shorts will open on June 12 and run for two weekends. There will be 10-11 short plays and each will have its own director. Director selections will take into consideration theatre experience, history with Queer Shorts, willingness to accept mentoring, and the order that we receive your application. All directors and your producers will meet on or around April 1 to begin the play assignment process.

If you are interested in joining the Queer Shorts team for 2015, please send an email to: queershorts@stageq.com with the subject line "Director application". Include a brief description of your theatre/directorial experience and your motivation for directing a Queer Shorts play. Thanks for your interest - we look forward to hearing from you!

Actors - (posted 2/16/15 by WISCOMEDY)

CALLING ACTORS: Sketch Comedy Series

A Madison-based sketch comedy group is looking for male and female actors interested in supporting roles for an ongoing YouTube sketch comedy series beginning late February.

All ages and levels of experience are welcome to apply. The humor is targeted towards the college 18-22 demographic for short three to seven minute SNL/Comedy Central style sketches.

Roles are available upon need as an ongoing 18 month filming schedule is planned. You do not need to be available for all 18 months. Only looking for those that want to be considered at any point of the filming process. A majority of filming will take place on weekends.

Auditions will be done individually by appointment only.
If possible, please send any film reels you have available online.
There is no compensation available at this time. Recurring actors will have paid opportunities as viewership grows.
Email: AnthonyE.Varga@gmail.com"

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