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Choreographer - (posted 11/18/18 by )

La Follette High School Drama is looking to hire a choreographer for our spring production of "Seussical."

Auditions: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM week of Dec 10-14 (exact days negotiable)

Rehearsals: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday January 2- February 22 (you would not necessarily need to be at all rehearsals)

Shows: March 1-2 & March 7-9

We’re looking for an outside the box thinker who is excited to collaborate with students and other directing staff.

There is a stipend available.

Please email Josh (director) at JoshuaSBrown@gmail.com if you are interested.

Theater Technician - (posted 11/11/18 by Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center)

To serve as the primary technical liaison for the successful production of all events scheduled in the performing arts facilities, which includes serving as the resident authority on the use and operation of performance systems, including lighting, rigging, sound, video, and staging.

Apply at WECAN Vacancy ID: 47617
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_2sqirlu3gU7LtLMjDDjB9klG-pCn3OZwCwBHvI9d9k/edit?usp=sharing

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.

Teaching Artists for Disney Musicals in Schools - (posted 10/29/18 by Overture Center for the Arts)

Overture Center for the Arts is seeking experienced musical theater choreographers, directors, musical directors, actors, producers and theater education staff to train as teaching artists for Disney Musicals in Schools. The program, currently running at nine Madison Metropolitan School District elementary schools is designed to create sustainable theater programs in elementary schools for students in grades 3-5. Through the program, participating schools produce a Disney KIDS musical in their school community and join in a culminating performance at Overture.

Selected teaching artists will receive a paid multi-day training and will be contracted for one year with possible continuation contracts each following year with demonstrated success. Services contracted for will be dependent on each teaching artist’s skills and program needs. All hired artists must be available for one weekly after-school rehearsal November 2018 through February 2019. but may include being a sub/swing for current productions, participating in production/coaching meetings with teachers, leading introductory workshops at schools, assisting at the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share, February 28, 2019 and leading one weekly 90-minute after school rehearsal November-February, 2019.

In addition, based on each applicant’s skills and Overture's needs you will be invited into Overture's cadre of teaching artists for other opportunities which may include professional development, leading residencies, workshops, preshow events, etc. Interested artists are invited to apply online at overture.org/dmis. Applications are due November 19, 2018.

Please call 608-258-4148 with questions.

Technical Theatre Assistant - (posted 10/22/18 by First Act Children's Theatre)

Now interviewing for a paid position as a Technical Theatre Assistant for our Spring 2019 season (February through mid-May).

First Act Children's Theatre, LLC offers programs for youth ages 4-18 year-round, with focus on the process of learning the art of theatre rather than just the final product. We provide instruction on acting, choreography, and vocals as well as the technical aspects of theatre by having students assist with development and creation of sets and props. We are dedicated to encouraging the discovery and development of creativity, imagination, self-esteem, and leadership in youth through the process of theatre. www.firstactchildrenstheatre.com

We are seeking an individual to assist our Technical Director with planning and execution of set/prop creation, sound, and/or lighting for youth theatre productions, beginning with our Spring 2019 season. Advanced responsibilities may be available depending on experience/skill level. Work hours are primarily flexible to fit into your existing schedule. Training available during weekdays, as needed. Periodic daytime (M-F) meetings expected, generally less than 5 per season. Must be available to work from 3:30-9pm for each of 4 youth productions in mid-May (final dates for Spring 2019 performances to be determined no later than December 2018).

Preferred Qualifications:
Adult
Experience in theatre arts (simple set construction, scenic painting, prepping/running lights/sound) preferred, but not required
Enjoy working with children
Creative
Energetic
Able to work independently and problem-solve
Strong time management skills
Able to share and organize work space/materials to efficiently complete projects

Pay scale: varies from $12-$20 per hour depending on experience and level of employment.

Please contact Owner/Artistic Director Susan Nanning-Sorenson at firstactchildrenstheatre@gmail.com if interested in learning more or applying for a position.

2 - (posted 10/22/18 by University Club)

The University Club is hosting a "Night at Hogwarts" event Dec 14th, 19th, and 20th, from 4pm to 9pm. We are looking for 2 actors per night to portray adult Harry Potter characters (ex. Prof. McGonagall or Bellatrix Lastrange) to interact with guests throughout the night. Actors will receive $75/night as well as a free meal.

If interested, please contact Gretchen at diningmanager@uclub.wisc.edu

Part-Time Youth Theatre Instructor - (posted 10/22/18 by First Act Children's Theatre)

Now interviewing for paid positions as Youth Theatre Instructor-in-Training for our Spring 2019 season (February through mid-May).

First Act Children's Theatre, LLC offers programs for youth ages 4-18 year-round, with focus on the process of learning the art of theatre rather than just the final product. We provide instruction on acting, choreography, and vocals as well as the technical aspects of theatre by having students assist with development and creation of sets and props. We are dedicated to encouraging the discovery and development of creativity, imagination, self-esteem, and leadership in youth through the process of theatre. www.firstactchildrenstheatre.com

We are looking to expand our team of youth theatre instructors, beginning with our Spring 2019 season of 10-week programs at multiple locations. Each location works with 20-25 students, ages 6-14, 1x/wk on weekdays, typically from 3:45-6:15pm. Instructors teach students beginning to intermediate theatre skills over the 10 weeks, culminating in fully costumed, staged productions. Must be available to commit to a full 10-week session at at least one location. Training in tandem with an experienced First Act instructor for a minimum of one 10-week season must be completed prior to being offered a position as a lead instructor. Advanced opportunities may become available depending on experience/interest after training period is successfully completed.

Preferred Qualifications:
Adult
Bachelor's degree (theatre-related preferred, but not required)
Experience in theatre arts preferred, but not required
Enjoy working with children
Creative
Energetic
Able to communicate consistently and effectively with children, parents, and fellow staff members
Effective time-management skills

Pay scale: varies from $12-$20 per hour depending on experience and level of employment.

Please contact Owner/Artistic Director Susan Nanning-Sorenson at firstactchildrenstheatre@gmail.com if interested in learning more or applying for a position.

Directors for future seasons - (posted 10/15/18 by Music Theatre of Madison)

INNOVATORS WANTED!

Music Theatre of Madison, a professional theatre entering its fourteenth season, is looking to meet Wisconsin-based directors for future seasons. The company focuses on what’s next in the world of musical theatre, having presented numerous local, state, and Midwest premieres and recently focusing on development of new pieces through the Wisconsin New Musicals Cycle. Learn more about us at www.mtmadison.com.

We are currently looking for directors for the 2020 season, themed “Out of the Shadows,” and our 2021 season, themed “The Impossible Season.” Directors may also be hired for periodic readings or concerts beginning in 2019. Rehearsals typically occur in evenings at a central Madison location. Auditions tend to happen several months in advance, depending on the production.

Compensation for directing increases with each season and consists of a weekly stipend commensurate with experience and time spent in rehearsal. Housing and transportation can also be provided for out of town directors, however, we are only seeking Wisconsin-based directors at this time.

Here’s what we’re looking for in a great director:

A love and appreciation for the art of musical theatre: This is essential. A deep understanding of the contribution of musicals to society, as well as appreciation of the power and uniqueness of the art form, are key to working for this company. We seek to illustrate the newness of the art form and its potential, and directors that love musicals are crucial to creating a great working environment for our shows.


Innovation and “out of the box” thinking. We want to meet directors who challenge us and our artists with new ideas about how musicals can be presented, staged, and interpreted, while still adhering to the intentions of the creators. They will also be able to articulate their vision with excellence, deliberateness, and clarity.


Clear vision and dedication. Our directors will think have a clear idea of what they want and spend the time necessary, with MTM’s support, to make that idea come to life.


A collaborative and patient personality. As a director for MTM, the Executive Director gives directors a lot of freedom with artistic choices, provided they are open to discussion and collaboration both with current MTM staff and the artists that are part of the production. If you are a dictatorial or inflexible person, you will not thrive in this environment.

A respect for artists and the creative process. Our directors will be constructive, proactive leaders who allow and trust the instincts of the artists they work with. They will be insightful and supportive in all artistic feedback.


A great sense of humor. We love this art form and believe firmly in its power. We take the work seriously, but love to laugh while we’re making it happen.


Experience: Our directors have had time to hone their craft through other productions at varying levels.

If this sounds like you and you want the opportunity to work in a fun environment on a brand new or rarely-performed piece, please submit your resume, at least two photos or videos of your work, and two professional references to Executive Director Meghan Randolph, mrandolph@mtmadison.com.

Music Theatre of Madison is an equal-opportunity organization. The company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. All applications will be considered and those not selected for this project will be kept on file to be considered for future opportunities.

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.

Stage Manager for MURDER BALLAD - (posted 9/30/18 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.

Performer - (posted 7/11/18 by Palace Theater in the Dells)

Now accepting performer submissions for Deathtrap, Holly Jolly Christmas and our 2019 season.

Forever Plaid
Lend Me A Tenor (the musical)
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Mama Mia
Run For Your Wife
The Game’s Afoot
Holly Jolly Christmas

Please send picture and resume to casting@dellspalace.com

There is pay

Production Staff - (posted 6/26/18 by Palace Theater in the Dells)

We are accepting production staff submissions for our 2019 Season

Forever Plaid
Lend Me A Tenor (the musical)
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Mama Mia
Run For Your Wife
The Game’s Afoot
Holly Jolly Christmas

We are seeking Directors/Music Directors/Choreographers/Costumers/Prop Masters/Scenic Artists/Set Designers/Sound & Lighting Designers

Please send resume to casting@dellspalace.com

There is pay and housing

Palace Theater
564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965

www.DellsPalace.com

Non-Union ONLY

Anthony and Joseph Tomaska Casting Authority

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