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Josh Feder

Music Director for Junior Intern Company

The New London Barn Playhouse, a professional summer theater in New Hampshire, seeks a music director for their education department. The Junior Intern Company is an audition-based company of approximately 30 local teenagers who put on four productions of the Children's Theater Series this summer; two of these productions are musicals. There are also a series of weekly Summer Camps for ages 6-11, several of which are musical-theater based. This position will be the Music Director for the two teen productions, and teach 1-3 camps between the two musicals. This position will also play in the band for one mainstage production. The Music Director for this company should be an early/mid-career music director with a passion for working with young artists.

Music Director Job Duties include:
-Perform all traditional tasks of a music director
-Lead vocal warm-ups within planned curriculum
-Provide vocal coaching to individuals on as-needed basis
-Teach all music to Junior Intern Company for their musicals
-Provide piano accompaniment for rehearsals and performances
-Be a role model for the company, teaching them professional theatre etiquette for both rehearsals and performances
-Teach introductory music theory, including proper singing technique, sight reading, choral blending, ear training, etc. as possible throughout summer
-Work with sound engineer and JI program director on plan for mics, onstage monitors, pit levels, etc.
-Rehearse musicians for pit band and orchestrate/arrange as needed
-Assist with other production matters as necessary

Camp Teacher duties:
- Work with full-season camp teaching artist in preparing curriculum and lesson plans for three weeks of summer camps
- Lead daily warm ups and exercises appropriate to the age groups and camps topics
- Provide a fun and welcoming environment for youth in introductory level camps
- Work with campers to gain skills while also preparing for an end of week presentation (10 minutes) for friends and family

Pay: $2300-$2750 total (over 10 weeks)
- $1500 for the role as Junior Intern Music Director
- $800 fee for mainstage band work
- $150 per camp taught (1-3 camps)plus food, housing, and travel provided

Dates:
- June 13th - pre-production week (arrival flexible)
- June 20th: first day of rehearsals
- August 21st: final day

Requirements/Skills:
-Experience working with children or teenagers
-Experience as a music director and/or accompanist
-Experience arranging/reducing orchestrations a plus
-Love for educating
-Time management
-Creative problem solving
-Passion for collaboration
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-A sense of humor and fun

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 Director of the Junior Intern Program, Josh Feder, at education@nlbarn.org

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