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Arts Management Intern

The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about all facets of Arts Management in a dynamic and professional environment. The Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist full time staff with marketing and development efforts in conjunction with Encore’s summer production of Mary Poppins, summer camps, and the 2016/2017 season. The Intern will also be an active participant in activities involving education programs, donor relations, community outreach, box office, human resources, production research, and more.

Qualifications: The Intern must be a current undergraduate student or recent college graduate. The Intern should have a friendly, professional demeanor, and feel very comfortable interacting with patrons, students, and families. Excellent writing and communication skills and familiarity with Excel and word processing software are a must. Ability to work independently on projects is essential. Preference may be given to candidates who are majoring in marketing, communications, or arts management. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud programs, graphic design, photography and video editing skills are a plus.

Commitment: Eight—ten weeks between mid-June and late August/early September, with flexible start and end dates. Must be available some evenings & weekends.

Stipend: $150/week.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume no later than Friday, March 11, 2016 to Aileen Pangan, Marketing Manager, Encore Stage & Studio, P.O. Box 969, Arlington, VA 22216, or email materials to aileen.pangan@encorestage.org.

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.”

Education Intern

The Education Intern will have the opportunity to work as a vital member of Encore’s education team on a variety of summer camp programs for children ages 4-15. Throughout the summer, the Intern will work collaboratively with Encore’s teaching artists and camp directors to develop curriculum, implement daily lesson plans, organize performances, and promote learning and creative exploration through theatre.

The Intern will be responsible for teaching and/or assisting in Encore’s summer camps as well as helping to supervise high school camp aides. The Intern may also be asked to assist the programs staff with research or development of educational materials to be used throughout the 2016/17 season. In addition to basic acting, Encore’s camps cover themes including comedy, musical theatre, stage combat, classical theatre, and more. If you have a specific interest in or particular love of one (or more!) of these subjects, please indicate your interest in your cover letter.

Qualifications: The Intern must be a current undergraduate student or recent college graduate. Desired skills include strong interpersonal and organizational skills, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with children. The Intern should be comfortable working as part of a team of educators to foster creative expression in students. Preference may be given to candidates with previous teaching experience, as well as to candidates majoring in theatre or education.

Commitment: Late June through the end of August/early September 2016, with flexible start and end dates.

Location: Encore’s offices are located at 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA. Camps are held at locations throughout Arlington. Transportation is the responsibility of the Intern; access to a car is strongly recommended.

Stipend: $150/week.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume no later than Friday, March 11, 2016 to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, Encore Stage & Studio, PO Box 969, Arlington, VA 22216 or email to caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line “Education Internship.”

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.”

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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