Commonwealth Shakespeare Movement Instructor for Summer program
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company seeks an experienced movement instructor for its summer 2017 Apprentice Program, running June 11-Aug 7. The Apprentice Program is an eight week intensive training program for undergraduate and pre-professional actors who are actively pursuing a career in theater, with an emphasis on Shakespearean performance.
CSC is open to considering instructors with diverse backgrounds in movement. The particular “movement lens” is less important than the instructor’s ability to relate the work to performing Shakespeare’s texts.
- The Movement Instructor will lead two class sections of 12-16 actors for a total of 40 hours over the course of the eight week program (20 hours per section). Scheduling of these classes will depend upon the program’s overall schedule. Some flexibility is possible though open availability is a plus.
- Apprentice actors will come to the program with widely varying levels of experience and training backgrounds.
- The Movement Instructor will collaborate with the rest of the Program faculty (voice and text teachers) to provide consistent and cohesive training in line with the Program’s goals. To this end, the instructor will be required to attend some pre-Program planning meetings.
- The Movement Instructor will participate with the faculty team in periodic individual review sessions for each Apprentice to offer critical feedback on their progress during the summer.
- The Movement Instructor will collaborate with two Directors of the Apprentice Showcase Productions (two touring Shakespeare plays- titles TBA) to direct short movement segments (approximately 5-7 minutes) for each show. This direction will be incorporated into movement class time though some additional hours in the rehearsal hall for review may be required.
- 3+ years of teaching at a college or parallel level
- 3+ years of professional theater choreography or movement director experience
- Undergraduate degree a must and advanced study in movement and theater preferred
- The 2017 Apprentice Program will take place at Babson College in Wellesley, MA where CSC is the theater in residence. There is very limited public transportation to Wellesley and a car or other reliable transportation is a must.
Compensation: This is a paid, temporary position.
To Apply: Please send a cover-letter that addresses your perspective on movement training for actors and how it relates to classical text specifically as well as a statement of your personal educational philosophy. Please include a resume and two references. We will gladly accept any supplementary video materials that show your work as movement director and/or choreographer. Materials can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the headline “Movement Instructor”. No phone calls please.
Dance Adjunct Faculty Pool
The Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College invites applications for adjunct dance positions to teach various of levels of technique courses in ballet, modern, tap, jazz and other dance styles. Most dance technique classes are 3 hours/week in two 90-minute sessions. There are approximately 25 students in a section. The adjunct pay rate is $2600/class (for three contact hours). Adjunct instructors are also expected to schedule one office hour/week per section. Qualifications: An earned MFA in Dance and/or equivalent professional experience is required. College teaching experience preferred, particularly experience teaching undergraduates with various learning styles.
For more information and to apply, please click on the link: https://deancollege.trackingtalent.com/opportunities/dance-adjunct-faculty-pool
Summer internship at The Yard
Intern at The Yard May 15 – September 8
The Yard, a non-profit contemporary artist residency and dance performance center on Martha’s Vineyard, in Chilmark, MA, is looking for summer interns for our 2017 Performance Season. The internship focuses both on the administrative facets of an art non-profit as well as an opportunity for skilled dancers and artists to partake in performance and choreographic experiences. The successful candidate should expect to be involved in all aspects of arts management with focus on their individual areas of interest/expertise throughout the summer season.
NOW SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR:
Internship benefits include:
- Working with an experienced team of art enthusiasts who care deeply about producing quality work
- Learning the ins and outs of arts management in a hands-on setting
- Experiencing all performances at The Yard, artist Q&A’s, community dance classes, and more
- Receiving professional advancement training and recommendations for future career paths
- Multiple professional performance and choreographic opportunities throughout the summer season
Gain a broad perspective on the performing arts field
- $1,250 Stipend, and up to $200 travel reimbursement
- Beach passes to famed Martha’s Vineyard beaches
- Live in a community of artists in shared on campus housing with laundry and full kitchen facilities
- Monday-Friday dance technique classes
- Monday-Sunday Yoga classes
- Farm shares from local farms
- One day off a week
- Mentorship from Executive/Artistic Directors, Senior Staff, and Resident Artists
At the heart of The Yard’s summer internship program is a major focus on Artist Services. While The Yard seeks interns with individual specialties (see below positions and job descriptions), each participating intern is expected to assist the Senior Staff in the day-to-day management of a single theater venue with 3 weekly on-site performances, 2-3 off-site performances, and 5-10 community events throughout the summer. Interns are required to participate every day throughout the season in many different areas of Artists Services work with rotating leadership roles each week.
With this in mind, The Yard is looking for candidates who possess:
- Excellent and personable communication and customer service skills
- Creativity and close attention to detail
- A positive attitude in the face of constant multi-tasking, long hours, and some physical labor
- The confidence to work independently or with peers on important projects
- And most importantly, a strong respect for the arts–specifically the performing arts
At The Yard you’ll work hard and play hard in one of the most beautiful places to spend a summer!
All applications due to ArtistServices@dancetheyard.org by February 15th.
Priority Consideration: January 15th.
Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received.
Adjunct at Dean College: Looking at Dance – Spring 2017
Dean College is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach two sections of PFA 195: Looking at Dance to our day students during the Spring 2017 semester. PFA 195: Looking at Dance is a 3-credit class that meets for 3 hours/week. There are approximately 25 students in each section. The adjunct pay rate is $2600/class. The instructor will also be expected to schedule one office hour/week per section. The two open sections are scheduled as follows: • Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm • Tuesday & Thursday, 4:40 pm to 6:10 pm
For more information, please click on the link:
Hip Hop Dance Teacher in Weymouth
Looking for a Hip Hop Dance Teacher starting on January 5th – June 17th. Must have experience teaching Hip Hop to boys & girls ages 5-18. Must be available Thursdays 4:15-7:30pm. Candidate should be able to structure weekly classes, manage a classroom, create choreography for recreational and competitive dancers, and communicate effectively with students and parents.