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Play Anywhere is a two week traveling after school program that services schools throughout Merced County. During the two week process, Play Anywhere Instructors hold auditions, cast a show, and lead rehearsals. At the end of the second week, the students get to perform for their teachers, fellow students, friends and loved ones!


Position Title: Play Anywhere Instructor/Lead Outreach Instructor

Job Classification: Part-Time/Hourly

Reports To: Education Director, Lead Outreach Instructor, Executive Director

Summary of Position:

Provide excellent service and communication with students, teachers, and administrators, while teaching basic music theory, fundamentals of vocal technique, movement through choreography, and stage direction in a show with 15-80 students at a variety of school locations.


A Play Anywhere Instructor:

  • Knows all shows intimately

  • Supports and works as a team with other staff members

  • Works well with different personality types

  • Takes initiative, is self-motivated, task-oriented, and organized

  • Directs, teaches music and choreography, while providing support to their team member(s)

  • Can think quickly and critically when in new situations or presented with obstacles

  • Understand basic light and sound equipment and can set up and break down equipment during load in and load out, as well as run lights and sound during any and all shows (training provided)

  • Follows both Playhouse Merced and individual school site rules and regulations


Hours and Schedule:

20-25 hours each week after school, with possibility of daytime performances on Fridays and Saturdays


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:          High School Diploma or Equivalent

Experience:        One or more years of volunteer or paid experience working with elementary school aged children (teacher assistant, child care,  instructional aide)

                             One to two years of theatre experience (education, technical, acting, singing, dance, stage crew, etc.)

Other:                  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

                             Must have reliable means of transportation and valid California driver's license


Desirable Qualifications:

Education:          Associates Degree

Skills:                   Bilingual

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