Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Chicago Artists Coalition helps people connect with opportunities including calls for artists, jobs, grants, and art advising


Theater ,
submitted by

Music Director

Beacon Academy, a Montessori High School, seeks to hire a dynamic teaching artist to music direct our upcoming musical, Into the Woods. This after-school position comes with a competitive stipend and requires a background check. Rehearsals begin in November 2019 and performances take place in March 2020. The candidate for this position will be expected to maintain a rehearsal environment favorable to academic, artistic, and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students while maintaining proper classroom management. They will work within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback in a collaborative manner. DUTIES: - Plan and execute all music rehearsals (which will take place in tandem with acting/dance rehearsals on the timeline listed below); - Teach student-performers the skills and content needed for them to succeed in their performance of the musical; - Be present at all tech rehearsals and performances; - Accompany students on the piano/keyboard during rehearsals and performances; - Transpose music to fit students’ vocal ranges, as needed; - Meet with the director and the rest of the production team as needed to ensure a successful production; - Create a rehearsal environment that actively engages students and is developmentally appropriate for the age, maturity, and interests of the students; - Establish and maintain standards of student behavior; - Know emergency plans and evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned; - Know and follow school procedures and regulations; - Perform other related duties as needed. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - A degree in music, music theatre, theatre, theatre education, a related field, or equivalent professional experience - Previous experience music directing in educational and/or professional settings - Strong piano accompaniment skills - Excellent communication skills, collaborative spirit, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and interest in working with high school students PRODUCTION DATES: - Auditions: November 13 & 14, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm - Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30pm (November 18-22; December 2-20 & January 6-February 28) - Tech: February 29-March 4, 2020 - Performances: March 5-7, 2020 at the Puth Family Theatre, 1702 Sherman in Evanston Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Georgette Kelly, Theatre Teacher:
Contact Info:
Georgette Kelly
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Evanston, IL