Musical Director for Madagascar the Musical

Description: SteppingStone Theatre seeks a Music Director for our in-person summer production of Madagascar a Musical Adventure Jr. This program offers teens of all experience levels an opportunity to be immersed in the process of bringing a production to life. Young artists spend their days in rehearsal, participating in staging, dance, and music practice. They are also involved in technical production elements including set, props, and costume design. The experience culminates in 16 outdoor public performances of Madagascar a Musical Adventure Jr.


Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years experience as a teaching artist with youth in theatre

  • At least 2 years experience working with students 12-18 in a classroom setting

  • Previous Music Directing experience with young people in a musical theatre/production setting


Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Excellent knowledge of music techniques, theory, and performance. 

  • Experience teaching, working with young people, and supporting developing performers.

  • Great organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Strong leadership, collaboration, time management, and multitasking abilities. 

  • Ability to give clear instructions and make decisions under pressure.

  • Knowledge of youth work practices to effectively coach and instruct music to young artists ages 12-18.

  • Ability to teach beginning-Intermediate students who may be unfamiliar with reading music or music theory.

  • Must be proficient at piano to play vocal parts and accompany singers during rehearsals.

  • Summer availability between July 5 - August 8


Personal Qualifications: 

  • Must have a strong interest in theatre education.

  • You believe young people are artists in their own right.

  • Interest in working with students from cross-cultural communities. 

  • Commitment to anti-racism in your teaching and in work with educational, institutional, and governmental organizations

  • Commitment to fostering positive youth development in education programs and in the wider parent/school/organizational community. 

  • Interest and ability to learn new approaches in your teaching artistry & receive feedback and coaching.

Contact information

SteppingStone Theatre
Web site


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Tuesday, April 27
Posted April 19