Asst. Director & Asst. Choreographer, Production Assistants (PA’s)
Childrens Theatre Company
New York, NY 10003
NYC’s Award-winning Children’s Theater Company (nominated for 2018 Best Musical Henryboxbrownthemusical.org at Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Backstage Magazine’s Top 10 children’s theaters in the U.S.) is
Seeking ASSISTANT DIRECTORS & CHOREOGRAPHERS and PAID PA’s to direct children and youth (5-17 yrs old) for mainstage productions located in Greenwich Village and Valley Stream. HOURS / DAYS: 8-10 staff training / rehearsal sessions, twice a week (weekdays only), beginning Mid-March to learn three one-act musicals and CTC’s unique ethical education curriculum- leading up to a 7 Day SPRING BREAK MUSICAL THEATER CAMP:
SPRING BREAK CAMP: APRIL 23-28th (Tue-Sun; 9:00am-4pm; 7-day camp culminating into three performances over two Saturdays 4/27 & 5/4).
KNOWLEDGE: Candidates must have knowledge of musical theater and strong movement background (hip-hop, step or African/ or ethnic dance forms- a PLUS) and teaching children and youth 5-16 yrs old –varying ability. The position will require staging and choreography of three ONE-ACT musicals. CTC has a social-justice imperative – as such the ideal candidate desires to experience new ways of producing theater rooted in character, social and ethical studies.
SKILLS: Candidate must be punctual, excellent organizational, skills project management, communication and classroom management skills, working within an integrated, multi-disciplinary and fast-paced program. TONE & APPROACH: Candidate must also have the ability to work collaboratively, joyfully and amicably with parents, Music Director, staff and interns. We are seeking an individual with a deep passion for the arts-as-a-catalyst-for-social change- and a love and belief in children and youth as voices of positive change. Applicants must be energetic, consistently punctual, and a self-starter when necessary.
WEEK-LONG CAMP in DAVISON, MICHGAN: Pending confirmation, 3-5 ideal candidates will also be offered a paid ‘train-the-trainer’ position to co-direct the same musicals with local-artists (with additional pay / contract) for a ONE WEEK summer camp at a TOP RATED over-night camp with full accommodations on June 17th- 23rd (dates pending confirmation).
MUST indicate your availability, YOU TELEPHONE, YOUR AVAILABILITY and interest IN COVER LETTER.
AUDITIONS: Candidates will be required to teach a sample song and simple choreography to three age groups between 5 and 17 years old (email MP3 and bring Bluetooth or CD). CTC’s website is a a helpful resource to know about our mini-one act musicals (www.childrenstheatercompany.org) to learn more about our musical catalogue and our pedagogical approach.
SUBMISSIONS: Please submit your COVER LETTER (summarizing your dancing, directing, acting, and musical experience) and INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS in the cover letter. Once received, we will schedule an immediate phone interview followed by a possible sample / audition session.
MISSION / VISION: Utilizing the power of theater as a tool for moral reasoning, the Children’s Theater Company- has a social-justice imperative at its core. By developing musicals that cultivate an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape society, CTC’s original musicals explore the theater’s power to impact diversity, to develop empathy and compassion for the human condition, and to allow us to learn from lives we’ve never lived.
If Interested please send a Cover letter, Resume and the dates you are available for an audition to
NYC: February- March 2019 By Appointment
VALLEY STREAM: February- March 2019 By Appointment
Sample session/audition interviews held at:
Flagship location: Union Square at: 53 East 11th Street, between University and Broadway 10003 (3 easy blocks from N.R.4.5.6. & L trains)
Queens Location: Valley Stream: 11 West Jamaica Ave, New York, NY 11580 (two easy blocks from LIRR)
What to Prepare:
Teach a song and show sample choreo for 3 age groups (CD player provided- but email MP3 and bring Bluetooth or CD).
February 28, 2019 – May 5, 2019
$910-1200 PA: 300
HOW TO APPLY
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