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Job

fullTime
Theater ,
submitted by
Josh Feder

Camps Teaching Artists

JOB DATES: 6/24/23 - 8/16/23

Using the framework of themed weeks, NLBP Summer Camps are a fun and educational opportunity for young people ages 6-11. Camps are designed to be an introduction to various theatrical talents including acting, musical theater, technical theater, playwriting, improvisation, dance, puppetry, and more. A single camp takes place Monday-Friday from 9am–4pm, with a showcase for friends and family at the end of the week. This year, there will be 8 weeks of summer camps. Teaching Artists for NLBP Summer Camps should have at least 1 year of experience in theater education with a passion for working with young artists.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

-Plan and execute an engaging and educational week-long curriculum according to the camp title and theme (with guidance and resources provided by the Camps Director)
-Lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, singing, dancing, warm-ups and introducing techniques through relevant acting and musical theatre exercises -Communicate frequently with the Camps Director before camp start date to prepare, approve, and finalize curriculum

-Communicate with co-teacher to collaborate and distribute duties
-Communicate with Camp Leadership to ensure that all materials needed for camp will be provided
-Teach/facilitate your camp according to your prepared and approved curriculum, working toward a 15-minute showcase at the end of the week
-Provide a fun environment for all campers while ensuring the safety and welfare of participants at all times
-Identify and respond to campers’ classroom conduct

DEPARTMENT: Education

-Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership
-Classroom set-up and clean-up
-Manage attendance and emergency contact information for campers

-Assist with walking the campers from the camp location to the Barn or Barn-related events nearby
-Provide basic first aid if needed

REQUIREMENTS / SKILLS:

-1 year of experience in education and/or youth theater or equivalent
-CPR/First Aid certification a plus
-Must pass a state of New Hampshire background check
-Comfort with creating lessons plans and documenting curriculum
-Ability to motivate, facilitate and direct youth ages 6-11 and create a classroom culture of respect and participation

-Desire to learn and grow in teaching practice
-Excellent classroom management skills
-Ability to work in a rigorous, fast-paced environment
-Work in a team environment with ability to work independently -Excellent organizational and time management skills
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills
-A sense of humor and fun

COMPENSATION:

-$2560 for the season based on experience (paid in weekly installments) -Housing and meals provided
-Travel stipend

To support the health and safety of our staff and the communities we serve, the New London Barn Playhouse has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. Proof of full vaccination status will be required prior to employment. We are monitoring guidance from the state of New Hampshire and the CDC, and will develop protocols for our Education programs later this spring to support the health and safety of our staff and students.

Please email a resume and letter of interest to Education Director, Sage Tokach, at education@nlbarn.org

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

The New London Barn Playhouse is an award-winning professional theater now in its 91st season. As one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the country, the Barn is a cultural jewel of northern New England. Housed since 1933 in a centuries-old converted barn with historic landmark status, the theater offers a mix of classic and contemporary musicals and plays performed by seasoned professionals alongside emerging young artists. The Barn operates on an AEA SPT contract, with an annual operating budget of just over 1.2 million. The organization produces a six-show Mainstage season between Memorial Day and Labor Day each summer, with additional productions including one-night-only cabarets and a Children’s Theater Series throughout the season. The New London Barn Playhouse recently finished the largest capital campaign in its history. As part of this campaign, a new year-round educational center, The Fleming Center for Artistic Development, opened in May 2022. This center allowed for the Barn Playhouse’s expansion to 12 month programming to serve as an artistic and educational hub for its community.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

At the New London Barn Playhouse, our organization actively chooses to uplift applicants with diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, sexes, national origins, political affiliations, socio-economic status, veteran and Disability status, and other intersectional dimensions of diversity.

We are committed to ongoing learning and developing and implementing programs and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in all areas of employment as well as through our creative process and projects.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: New London, New Hampshire