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Technical Theatre Director - (posted 4/23/15 by The Prairie School)

Technical Theatre Director: The Performing Arts Department of the Prairie School seeks an energetic, outgoing technical theatre professional to join our staff full-time in August of 2015. The Performing Arts Department is responsible for a variety of musical and theatre performances and serves the entire school population. A qualified candidate will hold a minimum of a Bachelor or Master of Arts Degree in Technical Theatre or related discipline, and have 3-5 years equivalent experience. Experience with set design and construction is required. Teaching students the art and craft of technical theatre in the classroom and theatre shop is also required along with a background in crew training and set painting and dressing. Digital lighting/programming and digital sound design/programming is strongly preferred.

The Prairie School, an equal opportunity employer located in Racine, Wisconsin, is a college preparatory, independent day school. The Prairie School serves an average of 650 students from early school through 12th grade. The School provides excellent working conditions with small classes. Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is subject to experience and degree.

Interested candidates, who meet the qualifications, please send resume’ and cover letter to hr@prairieschool.com.

Technical Director - (posted 4/16/15 by Forward Theater Company)

Forward Theater Company is looking for an experienced Technical Director for its 2015-2016 season, beginning in October. Please click on this link for more information: http://www.forwardtheater.com/learn-more/employment-opportunities
or contact Monica Butler, Production Manager, mbutler@forwardtheater.com

Dance Instructor - (posted 4/12/15 by Odyssey Dance Studio)

Odyssey Dance Studio is currently seeking instructors for our Summer and Fall sessions! Odyssey is a new studio coming to Cottage Grove, WI. Looking for someone versatile in all styles of dance, but particularly preschool and/or hip hop. Please send resume to odysseydancestudio@gmail.com

Dance Instructors - (posted 4/8/15 by Forte Studios)

Forte Studios is looking for dedicated, high energy instructors to join our team for fall 2015! We are only 20 minutes from West Madison. The perfect person is reliable, knowledgeable, energetic, has great communication skills, loves working with kids, and can take control of a group while still having fun. Being able to teach multiple styles is a plus. The styles we are looking for are Hip Hop, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, and Pre-School Dance. College training and/or previous experience is preferred. If you fit this description, we would love to hear from you! Please send your cover letter, resume and head shot to us at fortestudios102@gmail.com. Pay is negotiable based on experience and education. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Dance Teacher - (posted 4/7/15 by A Step Above Dance and Music Academy)

Reputable dance school is seeking dance teachers for the 2015-16 school year. Some summer hours are available with commitment to school year program. We are looking for energetic, knowledgeable, positive, and reliable individuals who love dance and kids to join our faculty. We are particularly looking for teachers who can teach all levels of tap and hip hop, but knowledge in other styles are a plus. Our school teaches ages 2 through Adult and strives to provide excellent technique in a positive atmosphere. Hourly wage is determined by experience and education level. Teaching hours are primarily evenings and Saturday mornings and schedule is based on your availability. Please email resume with a brief essay on why you’d like to join our faculty to astepabovetami@gmail.com.

College Teaching Assistants - (posted 3/18/15 by Children's Theater of Madison)

Teaching Assistant
Children's Theater of Madison (CTM)
Summer Stage Program

About the position:
CHILDREN’S THEATER OF MADISON (CTM) seeks experienced, enthusiastic, & organized college aged Teaching Assistants for our Summer Stage program. Responsibilities include assisting in the supervision of students and during the final performance, taking attendance, and helping to create a positive and safe environment for students. These are contracted Limited Term Employment positions.

About the program:
Summer Stage (formerly Summer Drama School) has offered students an opportunity to gain training in acting, build confidence, work as an ensemble, exercise their imagination, and perform. Summer Stage programs are open to students entering grades 4K-12th. 3 Week programs culminate in a full scale production at the Overture Center for the Arts. 2 Week programs conclude in a black-box style performance that focus on student growth. One-Week programs are open to elementary and middle school students and finish with an informal showcase for family and friends.

To Apply:
Please send your resume to education@ctmtheater.org. Look over our offerings here (www.ctmtheater.org/take-a-class/summer-stage-2015) and let us know the program(s) that fit your schedule & interests.

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.

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

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.

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Education Intern - (posted 3/18/15 by Children's Theater of Madison)

The Children’s Theater of Madison (CTM) is seeking an Education Intern to assist our Education Department with the curriculum creation and design of resource/study guides for our Student Matinee productions. Additional responsibilities include assistance with education programming/events, and providing educational support as needed.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in arts integration and project based learning education principles and will have experience in creating and implementing K-12 curriculum. Candidate will also have exceptional writing and editing skills, pay great attention to detail, and be able to work with minimal supervision. Additional knowledge of graphics applications, (Publisher, Illustrator, In-design) is a plus.

The candidate should be able to work 10-15 hours a week. Must have 2015 Summer availability.

Position: Education Intern

Location: 228 State Street, Downtown Madison

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2015

Start Date: June 1st, 2015.

End Date: August 28th, 2015)

Weekly Hours: 15-20

Hours: Flexible between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday, with occasional evening/weekend hours

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to education@ctmtheater.org

CTM’s mission is to create vibrant theater experiences that engage, educate & inspire young people and their communities.

ABOUT CTM: For the last 49 continuous seasons, CTM has produced over 200 plays for young audiences with a total audience reach of over 400,000 young people and their families. CTM is the only youth-focused resident company of the Overture Center for the Arts and produces five mainstage productions each year, runs a year-round drama program, and offers multiple educational outreach programs including the acclaimed Young Playwrights Program and Festival. By casting adult and child actors in professionally produced plays, we have occupied a unique niche, since 1965, as Madison’s theater for all ages.

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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