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Summer Workshop Positions

Georgetown Palace Summer Workshop
Employment Opportunities

Summer Instructors
Summer Technical Designer (contract)
Summer Costumer (contract)
Costume Intern (Unpaid, Position available immediately)


Summer Theatre Instructors

The Georgetown Palace Theatre seeks energetic Summer Theatre Instructors for our 2015 Summer Workshops. The Summer Theatre Instructors will create, implement and lead instruction in various Musical Theater, Acting and Technical theatre classes.  Summer Theatre Instructors will facilitate these performance-based workshops and direct the final showcase performances.  Strong communication and leadership skills are a must. The program runs for 5- 2 week sessions from June 15th- August 22nd, 7:30 am-5:15 p.m. with Saturday performances.

Multiple paid positions working with children are available. Hiring applicants who are skilled in one or more of the following areas: MUSICAL THEATRE DIRECTING, CHOREOGRAPHY, VOCAL PERFORMANCE & DIRECTION, TECHNICAL THEATRE, & ACTING TECHNIQUE. All staff will be expected to lead curricula based on their specialties to large groups of youth, fulfill various rehearsal and production duties, and assist in all day-to-day camp and facility-related operations as needed.

*These positions report to the Palace Education Coordinator and are supervised by the Summer Workshop Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS: These positions require advanced knowledge in the field of educational theater and a strong commitment to working with young people, ages 7 - 18.   Ideal candidates will have documented experience teaching elementary, middle or secondary students as well as documented theatre performance experience. A bachelor’s degree in dance, musical theatre, or theatre education is preferred but we will consider applicants that are working towards a degree.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE/ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

Director- Responsibilities include script interpretation and design of individual plays. Casting and instruction of groups of 14-22 students. Collaborating with technical designer, costumer, and technical theatre instructor to insure that all aspects of design and production are successful. Lead classes in acting technique and manage stage/rehearsal time. Classroom management skills and flexibility are essential.

Assistant Director- Directly responsible for the primary supervision of groups of 14-22 students. Play acting games and coordinate continuity through all classes. Classroom management skills and experience working with children a must. Position may be filled by recent High School graduate. Preference given to previous Palace Teen workshop students.

Vocal Director- Responsible for the execution of vocal music performance for all productions. Consults with director and choreographer on casting pursuant to vocal talent. Teaches appropriate warm up and vocal technique. Works with students to achieve individual and group vocal goals. Attends each show to monitor warm up and performance.

Monologue Specialist- Assist students in choosing and preparing age appropriate monologues for performance and auditions. Must be comfortable working with individuals and large groups aged 7-teen and giving positive reinforcement and constructive feedback. Position open for session 3 (July 13th-24th) but can be hired throughout the summer to work in other positions.


COMPENSATION: $9-13/hr. depending on position and experience. Up to 80 hours biweekly.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume detailing both theatre and teaching experience, and contact information for three references to education@georgetownpalace.com with desired position in the subject line. 


Technical Designer (Contract Position)

The Georgetown Palace Theatre seeks a TECHNICAL DESIGNER for our 2015 Summer Workshops. Applicants will be responsible for design and implementation of lighting, set building, and props for summer workshop performances. This includes 10 mini productions and 3 teen productions over 10 weeks. The Summer Technical Designer will work under the Palace Technical Director to provide design support for the summer workshop Directors and to maintain positive collaboration and communication between the summer Directors and other members of the creative team. Team work and leadership skills are a must. The program runs for 5- 2 week sessions from June 15th- August 22nd with Saturday performances.

Qualifications:
This position requires advanced knowledge in the field of technical theater and a strong commitment to working with young people, ages 7 - 18. Ideal candidates will have documented design and build experience. A bachelor’s degree in technical theatre is preferred but degree seeking students will be considered.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop plan for simple sets within the boundaries of existing mainstage sets.
  • Provide all necessary and accurate schematics of building specifics to the Technical Director.
  • Collaborate with and assist Directors to help solve technical and build issues.
  • Work within established budgets to implement designs in collaboration with Summer Coordinator and Technical Director.
  • Determine the method and means of constructing scenery and independent scenic elements.
  • Coordinate ordering, securing and monitoring materials needed for set construction in a timely manner with Technical Director.
  • Coordinate prop and set building (including painting and visually dressing) with both Technical Director and Technical Theatre Instructor (for student built projects).
  • Attendance at production meetings, rehearsals, and performances is mandatory.

Compensation:Compensation is $325 per youth show (up to 10 shows) and $350 per teen show (up to 3 shows).

To Apply:Send cover letter, resume detailing technical theatre and design experience, and contact information for three references to education@georgetownpalace.com with “Technical Designer” in the subject line. 


Costumer (Contract Position)

The Georgetown Palace Theatre seeks a costumer for our 2015 Summer Workshops. Applicants will be responsible for design, implementation, and fittings of all costumes for children’s performances associated with the Palace’s Children’s Summer Workshops as well as management of costumes during and after performances. Sewing, time and inventory management skills are a must. Interested parties can apply for some or all shows. 13 shows-10 two week shows and 3 teen shows (3-4 weeks) with possible multiple casts will be costumed throughout the summer. Costumer will be responsible for weekday fittings, Friday dress rehearsals and Saturday performances.

* This position reports to the Palace Education Coordinator and is supervised by the Palace Costume and Prop Manager.

Qualifications:This position requires advanced knowledge in the field of sewing and costuming. Ideal candidates will have documented experience in costuming mid-size shows and/or children’s theatre. Candidate must be comfortable working independently and within an established budget. A bachelor’s degree in costuming or technical theatre is preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Working with directors, creating costume plots for casts of 14-22 children.
  • Costuming productions by pulling from available stock, altering, or building individual pieces when necessary.
  • Cleaning, mending, and restocking used costumes after use.
  • Maintaining costume room and available resources.
  • Working with technical theatre instructor and directors, design costume pieces or projects that can be completed by students.
  • Managing costume fittings and labeling for possible multiple cast members.
  • Overseeing costume sets and changes during dress rehearsals and performances.

Compensation: Compensation is $300 per show plus an additional $50 per additional cast to be paid at the final performance for each session.

To ApplySend cover letter, resume detailing costuming experience, website or link to portfolio (if available) and contact information for three references to education@georgetownpalace.com with “Summer Costumer” in the subject line. 



Costume Intern (Unpaid, Position available immediately)

The Georgetown Palace Theatre seeks a COSTUME INTERN beginning immediately. This internship will allow the applicant to develop theatre costuming skills while working with the Palace’s professional technical staff. We are looking for a candidate who is willing to jump into a full schedule that produces three educational productions each semester, nine full scale productions annually, and a full summer of musical theatre and acting courses. We set a high standard of quality and look for interns interested in contributing to the process in a fast paced environment.

* This position is supervised by the Palace Costume and Prop Manager.

Qualifications:

This position requires advanced knowledge in the field of sewing and costuming. Ideal candidates will have documented experience in costuming mid-size shows and/or children’s theatre. Candidate must be comfortable working independently must be self-motivated, responsible and creative. Computer proficiency required including Microsoft Office. A candidate working towards a bachelor’s degree in costuming or technical theatre is preferred. High school seniors may be considered.

Essential Functions:

  • Design assistant supporting Designers and Costume Shop with duties including: research, swatching, pulling, sourcing and shopping.
  • Costume shop management- learning the basics of: rental coordination, calendar management, coordinating and working fittings, budget management, and costume tracking.
  • Participating in wardrobe stock maintenance organization and inventory.
  • Possible participation in backstage dressing and costume track organization for children’s productions.
  • Possible hands-on experience with stitching, alterations, craft work, and millinery.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Hours are negotiable based on program requirements and availability.

Compensation:

There is no financial compensation for this position but academic credit may be possible. Please check with your school for details on available programs.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume detailing costuming experience, website or link to portfolio (if available) and contact information for three references to tamar@georgetownpalace.com with “Costume Intern” in the subject line.