Artistic Development Director for Youth Theater Company
Kidstock! is a creative arts and youth theater education company in Winchester, MA seeking a full time artistic development expert to direct educational and community outreach initiatives, to explore and identify new business growth opportunities, and to build, launch, and lead a brand new teen program. This position will work full time Tuesdays-Saturdays.
Experience or comfort in the following areas is desired:
Teen or youth theater production and directing
Curriculum and program building
Public school and community outreach
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Educational and community outreach: Coordinate existing programs with local schools and organizations, network and pursue new partnerships, draft and track new relationships
Teen curriculum and program development: Develop, administer, and run new educational offerings for ages 12-16
Seasonal productions: Select, audition, cast, and direct seasonal productions on our main stage for both teens and adults
Instruction: Serve on our team of Outreach Educational Artists who teach children and teens in local school
Fundraising events: Manage four annual fundraising events for local community benefit
Grant writing: Research, identity, and apply for appropriate grants to fund new and existing initiatives
The ideal candidate will be pleasant, kid-friendly, self motivated, creative, bold and capable of multi-tasking in fast-paced moments while also remaining productive in solitary moments. Education and/or life experience in the performing arts is desired in this imaginative and resilient employee. Candidate should be an independent team player willing to ask questions and comfortable learning from mistakes.
2 or more years experience directing teen or youth theater productions
Demonstrated experience or certification in theater instruction
Demonstrated experience in community and educational outreach
A valid driver’s license
How To Apply:
Please send resume with cover letter highlighting areas from the job description and qualifications to Brian Milauskas at email@example.com. PLEASE PUT THE TITLE OF THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT HEADLINE.
Please also submit answers to these four questions: 1. What did you want to be when you were growing up? 2. What three words best describe you as a person, not as an employee? 3. What is your favorite childhood memory? 4. If I gave you the afternoon off to experience "joy" what would you do?
December 22, 2018
About this Organization:
Kidstockl is an arts education company focused on empowering young people to self-author their own productions through interactive story theater.
Kidstock! offers after school classes for ages 4-12, summer camp for ages 4-15, birthday parties, off site enrichment programs, actor-educator residencies in public and private schools, professional staff development training and touring educational theater shows for live audiences.
Kidstock!, founded in 1992 by Creative Director Brian Milauskas, empowers young actors and artists to express themselves by providing them with quality instruction and resources to support their imaginations and talents.
It was founded on the belief that an audition should not prevent a child with interest in the arts from participating alongside those with more skill or experience. The skills of creative problem solving, public speaking and cooperative planning are the educational experiences we explore through dramatic play.
Kidstock! prides itself in having established a style and curriculum focused on the process of creating original theater and art and celebrates the potential each individual has to add to the team's project goal. This hands-on approach involves students working cooperatively with professional actors, musicians and designers in developing the characters and plot scenarios for their scripts, penning lyrics for songs and creating steps for dances, designing scenery and costumes that later become projects they complete, and rehearsing a production as a team where every member is a vital piece of the puzzle.