FULL-TIME POSITIONS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
APPLICATION DEADLINE | May 12, 2017, OR UNTIL FILLED

 

The Technical Director is responsible for the execution of all technical aspects of performance/production programming in order to ensure the safe, efficient, and timely production of all events.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Executes scenic designs and implements working drawings through computer drafting methods while ensuring that the work product serves the plans provided by the designer in an effective and productive fashion. 
  • Creates detailed cost outs for each production and works closely with designers, directors and production manager to establish build priorities.  Attends all design meetings, production meetings and technical rehearsals.
  • Planning, evaluation, scheduling, implementation, engineering and supervision of all technical aspects (including sets, props, and special effects ) of performance programming, so that the artistic product is of the highest level possible while still being produced in a cost-effective manner.  Actively participates in budget planning for future and current seasons.
  • Works to ensure safe, clean, organized and efficient working areas in all Imagination Stage scene shops, theatres and production storage areas.  Maintains tools and equipment in said locations and assists in making physical improvements as necessary.  Actively participates in long range planning to serve equipment and facility needs of the theatre.
  • Supervises Assistant Technical director, master carpenter, scenic charge artist, overhire carpenters, technicians, apprentices, interns and volunteers as needed, to complete work for any of the Imagination Stage Productions, ensuring that their work product serves the theatre in an effective and productive fashion.  Actively recruits production staff and overhire as needed.
  • Oversees the creation and completion of all scenic elements in accordance with plans provided by designer, through carpentry, welding, rigging, work with plastics, fabrics and other set related materials.
  • Serves as emergency technician outside of regular hours as necessary in order to assist with the prompt resolution of show-related incidents and ensure the production can safely proceed while still being artistically viable.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years experience as a Technical Director
  • Expertise in carpentry, rigging and welding
  • High level of proficiency with computer drafting programs, including AutoCAD and VectorWorks
  • Working knowledge of stage mechanics including motors and pneumatics
  • Working knowledge of technical theatre including but not limited to lights, sound, properties, projections and scenic art
  • Thorough understanding of how the various elements of the production process intersect and their impacts on planning and execution of the production process as a whole
  • Ability to supervise staff and lead a team required
  • Superior attention to detail and demonstrated ability to take and follow direction
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work within multiple budget lines.
  • Understanding of the design process and ability to clearly communicate with designers
  • Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs repeatedly either alone or with others
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places

 

TO APPLY:

On the Form provided below please enter your Full Name, E-Mail and Phone Number and upload your Resume, Cover Letter and Three (3) Professional References.  Application documents must be in PDF format and submitted as three (3) separate files (Resume, Cover Letter, References).

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EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR

EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
APPLICATION DEADLINE | May 22, 2017, OR UNTIL FILLED

 

The Education Program Coordinator is responsible for administrative oversight of on-site education programming and serves as a primary point of contact for faculty members.  Responsibilities include oversight of hiring logistics (such as fingerprinting & required paperwork for payroll, tax forms, I9, contracts, etc.); contract development, generation of semester schedule and regular communication with faculty and Imagination Stage staff regarding changes or updates to the calendar; oversight of substitute teaching; and communication with faculty regarding deadlines and responsibilities, policies, and procedures.  The EPC is responsible for oversight of the scholarship application and notification process and takes a lead role in coordinating the semester brochures. The EPC also serves as a liaison to the Registrar and Tessitura team. Additionally, the EPC serves as the Camp Administrator for all our onsite summer programming and may take on some additional summer camp teaching.  The EPC will also manage Winter Break and Spring Break Arts Camps.  During the year s/he will serve as a teaching artist during the year in classes and as a lead in classroom residencies as appropriate.  This position supervises the Education Apprentices in coordination with the Director of Education and Apprentice Coordinator.  S/he also coordinates department volunteers and interns as needed.  During the academic year semesters, the Education Program Coordinator is the Manager on Duty for Saturday classes.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In advance of beginning of semester, monitor receipt of and assist with the completion of required paperwork for faculty (tax forms, fingerprinting).
  • In preparation for each semester, writes and sends LOIs and contracts to teaching artists and assistant teaching artists.
  • Track substitute needs and coordinate coverage.
  • Work with Director of Education to facilitate faculty payroll.
  • Generate, distribute, and maintain/update semester schedule including paperwork due dates, class holidays, and observation/sharing dates for each class.
  • Communicate with faculty on a weekly basis regarding policies & procedures, deadlines for required paperwork (goals, lesson plans, assessments), and calendar updates.
  • Serve as Imagination Stage Education Staff representative for Saturday class programming
  • Work with Marketing Team to communicate with families to disseminate important information and changes such as make-up dates, no class reminders, etc.
  • Coordinate with each of the age-group liaisons to assure that all program requirements are being met (e.g., paperwork is being filed, faculty members are in contact with the correct people, etc.).
  • Coordinate student scholarship application and notification process.
  • Manages onsite programming during Summer Camps, working closely with the Director of Education and Maryland’s DHMH
  • Create, lead, or facilitate a Professional Development Workshop opportunities for teaching artists.
  • Serve as Teaching-Artist in at least two classes per semester.
  • Serve as liaison between registration department, Database Administrator and education

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA or BFA (in Theatre or Education preferred)
  • 2-5 years of experience in arts administration or education
  • Teaching experience for a variety of ages
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven administrative abilities
  • Available to work Saturdays during the durations of the Fall and Winter/Spring semester as part of regular schedule
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, and educational communities
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Clear understanding of—and passionate commitment to—theatre and theatre education opportunities for all children
  • Experience with Tessitura is highly desirable
  • Patience, flexibility, empathy, and a sense of humor required!

 

TO APPLY:

Please use the form below to submit resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and three professional references.  Application Deadline:  May 22, 2017 or until filled.

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RESIDENT CARPENTER

RESIDENT CARPENTER
APPLICATION DEADLINE | May 26, 2017, OR UNTIL FILLED

 

The Carpenter is responsible for construction for all Lerner Theatre & Reeve Theatre productions and for maintaining the space in both the onsite and offsite shop.  Full time, salaried position – hours are variable.  Will include some weekends, evenings, holidays and the annual gala.  Includes benefits.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Construction of scenery and set pieces, in accordance with plans provided by Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director, through carpentry, welding, rigging, work with plastics, fabrics, and other set related materials as deemed necessary by the Technical Director.
  • Assist with inventory and purchasing of all shop supplies, as well as repair and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Supervise over hire and apprentices as deemed necessary by the Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director.
  • Assist with props construction as needed.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree preferred.
  • Two to three years of professional experience as a carpenter.
  • Expertise in and ability to complete theatrical set construction through carpentry, rigging, and welding.
  • Working knowledge of technical theatre including lights, sound, and props.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings generated by CAD programs.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to take and follow direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to meet deadlines consistently.
  • Understanding of the theatrical design process.
  • Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs repeatedly either alone or with others.
  • Ability to work at heights via ladders and/or personnel lifts.
  • Experience operating box trucks (up to 26’-0” in length) preferred.

 

TO APPLY:

Please use the form below to submit resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and three professional references.  Application Deadline:  May 26, 2017 or until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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APPRENTICESHIPS

EDUCATION APPRENTICE

EDUCATION APPRENTICE

One position available for 2017-18

Application Deadline:  June 9, 2017

 

Join us for Imagination Stage’s 2017-2018 Professional Apprenticeship Program! The apprenticeship is a one-year program that equips a select group of outstanding candidates with intensive, hands-on experience in professional theatre and theatre education.

 

Imagination Stage currently seeks one apprentice focused in Education who will work under the guidance of the Director of Education and members of the Education team. Tasks will include assisting and teaching in our classes and workshops, administrative support for all Education programming, assisting with the development of program materials, and more. In addition to department focus, apprentices work cross-departmentally and serve as event staff, run crew and/or stage managers, inclusion facilitators, and more!

 

To be considered, applicants must be set to graduate from an undergraduate program by Spring 2017, or have graduated within the last two years (a graduate of 2015 or later). A monthly stipend in the amount of $1,800 is provided to assist with living expenses. A proactive spirit, passion for excellence, and a great sense of humor is strongly desired. An excitement about life-long learning is also required! Imagination Stage is committed to diversity both on stage and off stage.  We strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

 

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 professional/academic references to apprentice@imaginationstage.org  For a full job description and further details about the Imagination Stage apprentice program, visit http://imaginationstage.org/about-us/work-with-us/apprentice-program/.

PART-TIME POSITIONS

PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE

PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Imagination Stage is seeking dynamic and detailed-oriented individuals to work up to 25 hours per week in our Patron Services Department. This position will be a job share with the majority of its workload coming from work as a Registrar but will have other duties as a Box Office Associate assisting with ticket and subscription sales. Some weekend work occasionally required.

 

REGISTRATION WORK

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update classes in Tessitura
  • Be familiar with and enforce registration policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all registration information is entered chronologically and efficiently so as to limit registration errors in data entry
  • Communicate with Education Department to trouble shoot problems
  • Create and maintain Waitlists
  • Complete End of Day Finance report Daily

BOX OFFICE WORK

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processing of daily ticket sales and subscription sales through Tessitura
  • Customer service assistance as well as provide information via phone and in-person
  • Will-Call ticket handling
  • Miscellaneous filing, organizing, paperwork
  • General assistance to manager on duty

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Candidates should have excellent organization and pleasant demeanor as well as a love of theatre and children. Previous box office work preferred but we are willing to train for the right candidate.

Compensation: $10.75/hour

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter and three professional references to bantin@imaginationstage.org

WEEKEND SALES ASSOCIATE

WEEKEND SALES ASSOCIATE

Imagination Stage, an exciting and inspiring regional not-for-profit professional children’s theatre and arts education organization is looking for friendly Weekend Sales Associates to assist patrons in our Just Imagine gift-shop. These are part-time, weekend positions (hours of operation for the shop are Sat. 10am-9pm and Sun 11am-6pm).

Responsibilities include customer assistance and sales transaction completion, maintenance of the appearance of the Just Imagine gift shop; advising customers on gift shop merchandise; troubleshooting customer problems, fielding customer inquiries and reconciliation of daily receipts.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • People skills (friendly and personable, enjoy working with the public);
  • Excellent customer service skills a must;
  • Ability to handle several things at once (multi-task) essential;
  • A team-player, must work well with others;
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work in a collaborative environment;
  • Computer literacy required;
  • Retail experience preferred;
  • Counterpoint SQL experience a plus
  • A sense of humor mandatory.

Compensation: $10.75/hour

 

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to boutique@imaginationstage.org

TEACHING POSITIONS

MASTER INSTRUCTOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

MASTER INSTRUCTOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The Master Instructor in Early Childhood Education works closely with the Early Childhood Program Coordinator and the Director of Education to ensure the efficient and smooth running of the Early Childhood programs.  As a representative of Imagination Stage, the Master Instructor will be lead teaching several programs designed for ages 0-5, as well as work with the Education Team to present professional development workshops for classroom educators and industry professionals working with students ages 0-8.  This instructor will be encouraged to develop new curriculum with the supervision the Early Childhood Programs Coordinator.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to work independently and with the Early Childhood Program Coordinator to:

Lead Teach a minimum of three Early Childhood educational classes and/or workshop series at Imagination Stage or partner schools

  • Lead Teach a minimum of three Early Childhood educational classes and/or workshop series at Imagination Stage or partner schools
  • Assist and Lead professional development workshops for Early Childhood Teachers in school settings
  • Attend and participate in Open Houses: Fall Sampler and Summer Sampler (time and dates TBA)
  • Mentor new teaching artists

Qualifications, Skills and/or Experience:

Physical Demands:

Ability to hear and speak clearly in a high noise environment

Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs

 

Skills/qualifications:

BA (in Theatre, Education, or related field preferred).
Bilingual a plus.

  • Teaching and facilitation experience for a variety of age.
  • Strong knowledge of the field of theatre education and educational theatre.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, and educational communities.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Clear understanding of—and passionate commitment to—theatre and theatre education opportunities for all children.
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule for special workshops and events.
  • Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Stacy Steyaert, Early Childhood Program Coordinator, ssteyaert@imaginationstage.org.

DRAMA / ACTING TEACHERS

DRAMA / ACTING TEACHERS

Imagination Stage is currently recruiting experienced drama/acting teachers for its classes onsite and satellite programming in DC, MD and Northern VA for ages 6-18. Minimum BA in Theatre or Theatre Education.· 2+ years of teaching theatre for young people required, and preferred experience teaching creative dramatics for k-3rd.· Hours:· Both weekday and weekend positions available. Salary DOE.

 

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Nikki Kaplan

Associate Director of Education

nkaplan@imaginationstage.org

DANCE INSTRUCTORS / CHOREOGRAPHERS

DANCE INSTRUCTORS / CHOREOGRAPHERS

Imagination Stage is currently recruiting experienced dance instructors/choreographers for its classes onsite and for satellite programming in DC, MD and Northern VA for ages 5-18. Dance Theatre at Imagination Stage offers classes for students of all abilities, meeting the needs of dancers at every stage of their development. Through proper instruction in technical and performance skills dancers will apply critical and creative thinking to understand dance as a way to create and communicate meaning. We are seeking teachers to instruct classes in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre Dance, Modern, or Hip Hop dance. Choreographers are also needed for Musical Theatre camps and productions. Requirements: Minimum BA in Dance, Dance Education, or Theatre Education. Preferred experience with elementary, middle or high school students. Hours: Weekday and weekend positions available. Part-time employment. Pay rate commensurate with experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Marcia Howard

Dance Department

mhoward@imaginationstage.org

MUSIC DIRECTORS / TEACHERS

MUSIC DIRECTORS / TEACHERS

Imagination Stage is currently recruiting experienced singing teachers/music directors for its classes onsite and for satellite programming in DC, MD and Northern VA for ages 6-18. Looking for teachers who can accompany a class or production on piano in selections of musical theatre and instruct their understanding of musical theatre concepts and musicianship skills including melody, rhythm, and ear training. Audition accompanists are also wanted! Minimum BA in Music, Vocal Production, Theatre or Theatre Education. Preferred experience with elementary aged students. Hours: Both weekday and weekend positions available. Part-time employment. Pay rate commensurate with experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Nikki Kaplan

Associate Director of Education

nkaplan@imaginationstage.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

Imagination Stage is always looking for experienced early childhood teachers for its pre-school programming, for children ages 1-5. Applicants should demonstrate a vested interest in young children (ages 1-5) and the arts. We will provide on-site training to familiarize successful applicants with our teaching philosophy and methods. Weekday and weekend positions available. This is a year-long commitment. If we have an opportunity that fits your credentials, we will contact you directly, to set up an interview.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working from a provided template and support materials, including age-appropriate developmental goals, create lesson plans for each week
  • Implement lesson plans, incorporating various teaching aids and props to create a multi-sensory experience
  • When appropriate, generate classroom assessments, tracking individual progress
  • Communicate with parents, caregivers and Imagination Stage staff to coordinate open classroom sessions, make-up classes, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience required (with age 1-5 population)
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education; Early Elementary Education or Theatre Education Preferred

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Stacy Steyaert

Early Childhood Program Coordinator

ssteyaert@imaginationstage.org

INCLUSION FACILITATORS

INCLUSION FACILITATORS

Imagination Stage is currently recruiting inclusion facilitators to assist in onsite and satellite theatre arts programming in DC, MD, and Northern VA for ages 3 through high school.

Imagination Stage has a strong commitment to including students with disabilities in our programming, and to building a welcoming community that respects and values diversity in our classes.

An inclusion facilitator is a member of the classroom staff who will work with Imagination Stage staff and the lead teacher in a specific class or classes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate friendships between students with and without disabilities, and help build a sense of community and appreciation for diversity in the classroom.
  • Model class activities and positive and respectful ways for students to interact.
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher and Imagination Stage staff to support positive behavior, provide accommodations, and create an inclusive environment for students with disabilities.
  • Set up art projects, support students through transitions, and assist with general classroom management and organization as directly instructed by the lead teacher.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have or be working towards a Bachelors degree.
  • A background in theatre or dance and/or experience working with students with disabilities is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a vested interest in working with students with and without disabilities in an inclusive setting.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be flexible, energetic, open to new perspectives, and willing to learn.

Hours: Weekday and weekend positions available. Part-time employment.

Inclusion Facilitators are paid on a per-class basis and pay rate is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Katie Keddell

Access Coordinator

kkeddell@imaginationstage.org

VOLUNTEERS

USHERS

USHERS

Imagination Stage is looking for friendly and responsible volunteer ushers in our professional theatre. Responsibilities include taking tickets, selling concessions, seating patrons and assisting with patron concerns. Flexible schedule includes weekend mornings and afternoons, with occasional evenings.

 

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to bantin@imaginationstage.org

Imagination Stage is an SSL approved organization. Students ages 15 and up can earn community service hours by volunteering at Imagination Stage.

 

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS

Imagination Stage operates under an Actors Equity Theatre for Young Audiences contract and does not participate in the Equity Membership Candidate program. We hire Equity and Non-Equity actors who are 18 years and older. If we are in need of an actor who is under the age of 18 this information will be clearly stated on all casting materials.

For general inquiries or more information about auditioning at Imagination Stage, please email audition@imaginationstage.org

Imagination Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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