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Arts Management Apprentice
Encore Stage & Studio seeks an Arts Management Apprentice for the 2016-17 season. The Apprentice will be involved in all aspects of the running of a growing not-for-profit theatre company, and will gain experience in education and teaching, marketing and outreach, box office and front of house operations, technical theatre, donor relations and development, event planning, and more.

The apprenticeship is designed as a full-time, hands-on experience. The Apprentice should expect to work approximately 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends as required. The Apprentice should be a recent college graduate with experience in the performing arts, a passion for working with children, and a strong desire to learn about the inner workings of an arts company.

Compensation includes a weekly stipend of $250, mentorship from Encore’s staff, opportunities for professional development, and complimentary tickets to all Encore productions. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the Apprentice.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Caroline Schreiber, Director of Strategic Operations, at caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org no later than July 15, 2016.

Dance Teachers

Encore Stage & Studio seeks energetic, imaginative, and organized Teaching Artists to teach after-school and Saturday dance classes for elementary school children. Applicants should have a college degree and previous teaching experience.

Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Dance Teachers must be responsible individuals committed to fostering creative expression in students. Successful applicants will have experience in designing and implementing age-appropriate lesson plans around a provided class theme. A background in choreography for musical theatre is helpful. Teaching Artists with experience in tap and jazz are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please indicate your current availability in your cover letter. Encore offers competitive pay. Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, at caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line, “Dance Teacher application.”

Teaching Artists for It’s Elementary Summer Camps
Encore Stage & Studio seeks energetic, imaginative, and organized Teaching Artists for summer camp programming.

Applicants must have a college degree and previous teaching experience. Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management and time management abilities, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with children in kindergarten through 4th grade.

Teaching Artists must be responsible individuals committed to fostering creative expression in students. Successful applicants will have experience in designing and implementing age-appropriate lesson plans around a provided camp theme.

Camp runs at locations throughout Arlington in two-week sessions, Monday—Friday, beginning June 27 and ending September 2. Please indicate your current availability in your cover letter. For more information about Encore’s camp programs, please visit our summer camps page.

Teaching Artists for Scenes for Tweens Summer Camps
Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan for elementary school aged children to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, at caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line, “Summer Teaching Artist application.”

Encore Stage & Studio seeks energetic, imaginative, and organized Teaching Artists for summer camp programming.

Applicants must have a college degree and previous teaching experience. Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management and time management abilities, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with children in 4th through 8th grade. Successful applicants will have experience in designing and implementing age-appropriate lesson plans around a provided camp theme, and in helping students to stage a cohesive final performance.

Camp runs at locations throughout Arlington in two-week sessions, Monday—Friday, beginning June 27 and ending August 19. Please indicate your current availability in your cover letter. For more information about our camp programs, please visit our summer camps page.

Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, at caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line, “Summer Teaching Artist application.”

Production Stage Manager for Mary Poppins
Encore Stage & Studio seeks an experienced stage manager for our production of Mary Poppins in summer 2016. Must be comfortable working with a cast and crew ages 15 through adult, as well as a professional staff. A proven track record with large cast shows and/or musicals is strongly preferred. This show will involve flying, so attention to detail and strict adherence to safety standards are vital.

Encore is very interested in considering candidates with undergraduate or graduate stage management experience.

The show rehearses evenings, Monday—Friday at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington. Access to a car is strongly recommended.
Dates: Mainly evenings, mid-May to late July. Select daytime availability during tech week. The show will open Friday, July 15 and closes Sunday, July 24.

Stipend: $500.00

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Rebecca Pfeil, Producer, rebecca.pfeil@encorestage.org The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016.

Opportunities for High School Students

2016 Summer Camp Aides
Camp Aides work in all of Encore’s summer programs to help ensure that activities run smoothly. Aides assist with set-up and clean-up of classrooms, help to lead activities such as warm-ups, crafts, and theatre games, and work with Encore’s teaching artists to create the final camp performance. They also model good behavior for campers and contribute to the fun, friendly atmosphere of camp.

Aide positions are available all summer, June 27–September 2. Aides are assigned to specific sessions of camp, though, so they need only be available for two–three weeks at a time.

Aide positions are open to anyone ages 14 and older. If under 16, the Aide will need to obtain a work permit prior to the first day of camp. All camp aides will receive a stipend.
Click here to download a Camp Aide application 2016 (Word)
Click here to download a Camp Aide application 2016 (pdf)

Stage Manager for 2016/2017 Season

The Stage Manager is an essential link for the cast and crew from the rehearsal process through the final performance. While the Stage Manager assists all production staff, his/her primary responsibility is to the Director and Technical Director of the show. The Stage Manager is involved in keeping the show running in an efficient, organized way from the first day of auditions all the way through Strike.

Responsibilities include: assisting the production staff at all audition and callback sessions including the pre-audition workshop, arriving early and staying late to set up and clean up the rehearsal room, keeping blocking notes and recording cues in an organized fashion, working with the technical staff to ensure a smooth transition from rehearsal room to the stage, attending all production meetings, and participating in Strike. The Stage Manager is also responsible for helping to create and maintain a positive and professional environment for the cast and crew.

Age Requirement
Applicants must be in high school and at least 14 years old by the audition week of the production for which they are selected. Preference may be given to older students, or to students with more experience.

Technical Qualifications
A successful applicant will have worked at least four shows on Encore’s crew. This includes work in the following positions:
• One show as the Light or Sound Board Operator
• One show as an Assistant Stage Manager
For the purposes of this application, positions such as Production Assistant may also count towards the four-show requirement.

Character Qualifications
Stage Managers are leaders, and are expected to serve as role models for their peers. Encore considers each student’s maturity, initiative, and ability to see the project through to completion when selecting Stage Manager candidates. In addition to carefully reviewing each student’s application, the Technical Director, Artistic Director, and Producer will be aided in their decision by observing the student in a production setting.

Stage Managers should be respectful and responsible, and capable of working in an independent fashion without parental involvement. They enjoy and are invested in the work of producing a show, and are able to establish camaraderie with the cast, crew, and production staff. They are able to exercise discretion when discussing matters related to the show, or to individuals working on the cast, crew, or staff.

How to Apply
Students should plan to submit an application during the season before they would like to serve as a Stage Manager (i.e. if you wish to work as an SM during the 2015-16 season, please submit your application during the 2014-15 season.) It is also strongly suggested that interested students speak with the Artistic Director, Technical Director, or Producer to express their interest prior to applying.

Completed applications should be emailed to Encore’s Producer, Rebecca Pfeil, at rebecca.pfeil@encorestage.org

Selection Process
Stage Managers are chosen by the Encore staff, and will be notified by the Technical Director, Producer, or Artistic Director when selected. Whenever possible, Encore tries to identify all Stage Managers for the upcoming season no later than early September of that season. Stage Managers are paid a stipend for their work.

The staff bases their decision on a number of factors, including the quality of each student’s previous work with Encore, the applicant’s general demeanor and ability to interact in a friendly and professional way with both their peers and with staff members, and the student’s personal schedule as related to the production schedule for the season.

If you have any additional questions about stage managing with Encore, please contact Rebecca Pfeil at rebecca.pfeil@encorestage.org
Click here to download a Stage Management application 16-17 in Word doc.
Click here to download a Stage Management application 16-17 in pdf.

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