Educational Outreach Instructor
"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!
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 15-60 students at a variety of school locations. During school breaks and off weeks, assists facilities, box office, and conservatory for ongoing or upcoming projects as needed.
A Play Anywhere Instructor:
Knows the show 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 simple 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:
13-22 hours/wk during school bookings, 8-10 hours/wk during school breaks.
School bookings normally take place in the afternoons any time from 1:00pm-6:00pm; Tech Days (Thursdays) and Show Days (Fridays) have some morning hours.
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
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.)
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