Rosetown Playhouse is hiring staff for two summer programs: Dancing in the Parking Lot and Eat, Play Read!
DANCING IN THE PARKING LOT: CHOREOGRAPHER NEEDED!
Rosetown Playhouse is seeking to hire dedicated staff for its Dancin’ in the Parking Lot summer camps. Rosetown is dedicated to building community & creating theater, and ideal staff will be "outside the box" thinkers who are good collaborators and enjoy working with large groups of people. Camps will likely be around 50 participants ranging in ages from 7 and up. They will take place in a local parking lot. The final evening will include a free performance for friends and family to watch what we have learned.
Important Dates **UPDATED**
Rosetown will be running one camp. The camp will be two weeks long and meet 3 nights a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) from 6:30-8:00pm. The camp will run from Aug 2-Aug 12 but dates of camps may be negotiable based on choreographer availability.
Open Position: Choreographer
Choreographer responsibilities include:
- Make musical selections in consultation with the Rosetown Board liaison; we are looking for a variety of musical numbers to appeal to intergenerational participants.
- Choreographing 3-5 musical numbers with a range of difficulty and adaptable moves
- Teaching choreography to the group
- Design rehearsal schedule within the allotted time to help facilitate learning for dancers.
- Facilitate brief get-to-know-you activities at the beginning of rehearsals.
- Embody Rosetown mission to create a playful, inclusive theater community
Compensation: $1800/per camp. We are willing to consider hiring one choreographer for both camps or a different person for each depending on interest and availability.
PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JULY 3 . We will accept applications after this time, but would appreciate applications to be submitted by this time. Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled July 5 - 9.
EAT, PLAY READ!: TEACHERS NEEDED!
Rosetown Playhouse is seeking to hire 2 licensed teachers for Eat, Play, Read this summer. Rosetown is dedicated to building community & creating theater, and ideal staff will be "outside the box" thinkers who are good collaborators. “Eat, Play, Read!” (piloted in Aug 2019) is a reading literacy/theatre program for children ages 7-9 to increase reading fluency, storytelling/theatre skills, and build community. It will be held in a park within walking distance of low income housing, thereby removing transportation barriers. Each student participant will receive a book that is featured during the week of camp. Teachers will lead students through reading activities, games, and storytelling. Snacks provided! These students will be introduced to Rosetown and we will engage their families by giving a “showcase” of what they have learned on the last day. With this grant, there would be no cost to participants for this program.
This camp will be held at the end of July or beginning of August, based on teacher availability. The camp will run Mon-Fri for 1 week, 2 hours in the morning in a local Roseville park.
Open Positions: Licensed Teachers (2)
Eat, Play, Read is a program that aims to engage underserved and underrepresented youth in playful theatre experiences while enhancing literacy skills and social-emotional development.Our primary emphasis is reaching out to Somali and Karen communities, but all students are welcome in the program. Teachers will guide students through activities during the week of camp to nurture creativity and strengthen reading and communication skills. The drama-based activities could include acting out scenes from stories, exploring movement, adding new characters and alternative endings to stories, creating “freeze frames” of scenes, participating in music and rhythm games, and creating our own stories. Teachers will build students’ literacy skills by reading aloud, practicing thinking aloud and visualization, expanding vocabulary development, and working on fluency skills with the students. Teachers will be responsible for creating lesson plans and choosing and ordering materials.
Compensation: $1050 per teacher
PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JULY 9 . We will accept applications after this time, but would appreciate applications to be submitted by this time. Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled July 12-16.