Spotlight Education program seeking Spotlight Evaluators for the '21-'22 season!

Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program is seeking professional artists and educators to join our Spotlight evaluator team! If you have a strong theater background and have worked extensively in theater performance, technical theater, and or/educational theater, we want you!

Spotlight evaluators primary role is to attend high school musicals and full-length plays and provide detailed, educational feedback with the intention to promote educational growth of individuals and high school programs. Evaluators also give merit-based honors to individual students and overall performance and technical elements in a production. Spotlight evaluators are required to attend a pre-season training annually and are scheduled based on availability.

Evaluation types: (Evaluators may choose and be trained for each type of evaluations they wish to perform)

  • Pre-Evaluation: Pre-evaluator engages during the rehearsal process of a production to work with students in a specific area (pre-determined by the school) OR pre-evaluator watches a technical or dress rehearsal for a production and gives verbal feedback following the run.
  • Technical Evaluation: A technical evaluator visits a school during a final tech or dress rehearsal and observes the technical students at work onstage and offstage. This evaluator interacts with students during the evaluation and gives written feedback and honors following the visit.
  • Performance Evaluation: A performance evaluator visits a school during a performance as an audience member, watches the production and gives written feedback and honors following the visit.

All evaluators are contractor positions. Spotlight Education will offer a stipend of $100 for performance evaluations and pre-evaluations, and $125 for technical evaluations. Mileage reimbursements and hotel stays are included for certain evaluations in greater Minnesota.




About Spotlight Education:

Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program is an essential part of arts education in many Minnesota schools. Annually, we help nearly 8,000 students in more than 100 high schools build confidence, critical thinking, empathy, sense of community and knowledge of theater. The program supplements and enhances arts curricula through production assessments, masterclasses, and theater review writing increasing equitable access to quality theater education. Spotlight Showcase, our annual recognition event, is Minnesota’s largest celebration of high school theater and provides 1,600 students the opportunity to perform at the historic State Theatre. Additionally, Spotlight Education partners with community organizations and elementary schools to create inclusive and sustainable arts experiences.

About Hennepin Theatre Trust:

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Hennepin Theatre Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Contact information

Hennepin Theatre Trust
Spotlight Education
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Thursday, September 30
Posted September 9