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St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, non- sectarian, college preparatory day school serving over 900 students in kindergarten through grade 12.  Located in St. Paul Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities.  For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.

The Middle School at SPA is a place where students experience the transition from childhood to young adulthood safely and surrounded by adults who care. The After School Drama Program offers three theatrical productions for Middle Schoolers every year: the Fall Play, the Winter Musical, and the Spring One-Acts. Rehearsals are held on the Randolph Campus after school; days and times will vary. Middle School drama teacher Ed Williams Jr. directs the productions, which usually perform two shows each and are popular community events.

SPA is seeking candidates for multiple positions including a music director, stage manager and cosutme designer for our Middle School plays Seussical and Orphan Train. Please see the descriptions below. 

ORPHAN TRAIN

Auditions Sept. 4, 5, Callbacks Sept. 6
Tech Week Oct. 22-25 (3-7:00)
Performances Oct. 26, 27
Cast of 30

SEUSSICAL

Auditions Nov. 6, 7, Callbacks Nov. 8
2 Music Rehearsals before winter break; Staging rehearsals start in January
Tech Week March 4-7 (3-7:00)
Performances March 8, 9
Cast of 50+

Stage Manager
The Stage Manager has various tasks including: prep, rehearsal room prep, rehearsals, and performance responsibilities.
Expectations

  • Prepare the rehearsal space
  • Mentor student stage managers and backstage crew
  • Recording blocking during rehearsals
  • Work with the director on rehearsal schedule
  • Communicate with students and families the rehearsal schedule
  • Create a snack schedule
  • Organize props
  • Coordinate with the costume designer fittings
  • Coordinate with the design team build and paint days—student, family volunteers
  • Attend all tech week (final week) rehearsals, including sound check and orchestra rehearsals
  • Call cues during tech rehearsals and the performances

Desired Skills

  • A passion for working with youth in an educational setting
  • Ability to build and nurture trusting relationships with a diverse group of students, families, teachers, school staff and volunteers
  • Ability to communicate with families and students rehearsal/performance information and tech volunteer days
  • Have previous stage management experience
  • Reliable, dependable, communicative, flexible and adaptable

Music Director
Expectations

  • Teach students vocal parts and transpose to fit student vocal range
  • Play piano during rehearsals
  • Schedule music rehearsals during the rehearsal process
  • Attend all tech week (final week) rehearsals, including sound check and orchestra rehearsals
  • Work with orchestra conductor, director and choreographer in a collaborative setting, occasionally meeting outside normal rehearsal time for production meetings

Desired Skills

  • A passion for working with youth in an educational setting
  • Ability to build and nurture trusting relationships with a diverse group of students, families, teachers, school staff and volunteers
  • Ability to lead pit orchestra and students during performances
  • Have previous music directing experience
  • Reliable, dependable, communicative, flexible and adaptable

Costume Designer
Expectations 

  • Present costume design images and ideas that fit the director’s vision for this production
  • Take measurements of the cast
  • Purchase, rent, borrow, create all of the costumes for the production and stay within the budget
  • Coordinate volunteer help
  • Mentor student costume crew
  • Work with the director and stage manager to schedule fittings
  • Communicate with students and families items they need to bring from home
  • Organize the dressing rooms
  • Coordinate with students and volunteers about hair and makeup
  • Attend all production meetings and tech week rehearsals

Desired Skills

  • A passion for working with youth in an educational setting
  • Ability to build and nurture trusting relationships with a diverse group of students, families, teachers, school staff and volunteers
  • Ability to communicate with volunteers, families and students costume information
  • Have previous costume design experience
  • Reliable, dependable, communicative, flexible and adaptable

Candidates are expected to carry out the mission of SPA, “Shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world,” in support of the vision of the Middle School. To apply, please submit the following information with your application to be considered: letter of interest, resume, and a list of references.

SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.

Contact information

St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Courtney Barker
6516961322
Email/contact
Web site

Respond by
Sunday, October 7
Posted September 7