Village Theatre is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture rich with diversity and inclusion.
Our Youth Education program is currently hiring for our school year Institute and Pathway programs which run September/October 2020 through May 2021.
We also will be hiring later on this summer/early fall for positions in our recreational KIDSTAGE classes.
The Institute and Pathway programs are designed to teach the three elements of musical theatre (acting, singing, dance), to foster self-esteem, creativity and responsibility, and to encourage teamwork and personal integrity.
We are seeking instructors with at least three years of teaching experience with youth. KIDSTAGE centers on musical theatre education, but we are open to applicants with various backgrounds in music, dance, and acting.
Generally these positions are 1x a week from 2-4 hours in the 4:00-9:00PM window. The first part of the year will likely require remote work due to the pandemic. KIDSTAGE has been utilizing Zoom for online teaching and we always provide administrative support for our classes.
Institute Singing Teacher:
- Able to teach fundamental music theory, providing students with the skills needed to read music found in the musical theatre repertoire; covering material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrasing and cadence, and basic harmony. Helping students be able to understand, analyze, and listen to music informedly.
- Able to teach ensemble singing, helping students further develop the skills they are learning in music theory and apply them in an ensemble group singing setting (to the best of their ability during virtual programming).
- Able to teach Musical Theatre History, emphasizing the development of musical theatre and also introducing students to the art of critique in regard to musical theatre. Able to connect this lesson plan to what the students are studying in music theory and ensemble singing.
Institute Acting Instructor:
- Able to teach in-depth script analysis, helping students develop the tool of interpreting the various words the writer has given them and, ultimately, transforming them into live action.
- Able to select material and guide students in scene study helping them apply various acting techniques to their work and giving them opportunities to discuss feedback from their instructors and with each other.
- A background in various acting techniques such as Viewpoints, Improvisation, speech work, movement work, Alexander Technique, Commedia dell’arte, Suzuki, devised work or more.
Pathway Singing Instructor:
- An educator with experience teaching beginning to intermediate-level singing technique, which may include: basic music theory, solo and ensemble singing, healthy technique for young/undeveloped voices. Experience as a vocal coach and/or music director, along with piano skills, is preferred.
Pathway Acting Instructor:
- An educator with experience teaching beginning-level acting technique, which may include: improvisation, scene-work, monologues, character analysis, relationship, and status. Experience as professional actor and/or director preferred.
Pathway Dance Instructor:
- An educator with experience teaching beginning-level dance styles, which may include: jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, and tap. Experience as a professional dancer/performer and/or choreographer preferred.
Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
Box Office: (425) 392-2202
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Everett Performing Arts Center
Box Office: (425) 257-8600
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
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