North End Music and Performing Arts Center

PO Box 130255
Boston, MA 02113
www.nempacboston.org
info@nempacboston.org

Date Posted:
January 10, 2020

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Artistic/Programming

Type:
Seasonal

Summer Music Theatre Program & Stage Director

Description:
NEMPAC is seeking a Summer Theatre Stage Director for three weeks of camp: July 6 - 10, July 13 - 17, and August 3-8 for a children's program ages 5 - 13. Students enrolled commit to a full-day program from 9 am - 4 pm. The campers rotate through music, dance, theatre, and arts programming during the day. The director will write and adapt a script to the song selections made by the Music Director and/or Choreographer. The director will also manage 2 interns who have the capabilities to assistant stage direct and/or stage manage. Stage Director will be responsible for collaborating with the other staff, holding at least one pre-camp production meeting as well as communication with parents during the week. The director should love directing children, know how to keep the programming fun for all involved, work well with a large group of kids (21 - 23 children), be an excellent communicator, and have experience as a children's stage director. This position is ideal for someone with excellent classroom management skills and an interest in working with younger students.

Hours: 

Monday - Thursday - 8:15a.m - 5p.m 

Friday - 8:45a.m - 1p.m

Job Responsibilities Include: 

  • Communicate with parents which include: emails at least two weeks prior to camp with full details of the week’s activities, daily wrap-ups including pictures from the day and schedule for the next day, show reminders, activities of the day updates, costume needs, etc.

  • Run sign in and sign out each day, including early drop-off and late pick-up, tracking of registrar and rosters.

  • Select and write shows for each workshop week with assistance from music director and choreographer on music and song choices.

  • Stage and direct weekly musical shows

  • Create programs and props for each weekly show.

  • Work with a program budget and ensure that each week stays within budget.

  • Ensure that snacks and supplies are restocked as needed each week.

  • Meet and manage support staff and interns daily (1 music director, 1 choreographer, 1 high school and 1 middle school)

  • Delegate tasks and projects to interns as needed.

  • Ensure Summer Workshop Policies are always met and followed

  • Create and run daily schedules and oversee all activities & classroom management

  • Ensure the safety of all students and staff

  • Notify NEMPAC of any facility needs, concerns, or challenges

Qualifications:

  • Skilled in teaching students between the ages of 5-10, with excellent classroom management skills.

  • Have prior musical theatre or theatre teaching/directing experience and be committed to promoting the growth of their students.

  • Have exceptional communication and organizational skills.

  • Passion for music, theatre, and arts education.

  • A positive and fun attitude!

  • Have flexibility to changes in schedule, can work in a fast-paced environment

  • An undergraduate degree in education, music, theatre, musical theatre, theatre education, music education or arts education is required, and a graduate degree is highly preferred.

How To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Education Programs Director, Allie Meek-Carufel at ameek@nempacboston.org. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate.
Apply by:
April 24, 2020
Salary:
Competitive and Based on Experience
About this Organization:
The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to enrich the lives of North End, Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods of Boston through quality, accessible music education and performing arts programs.