Job Openings

 


Trike Theatre Job Openings 2019/2020

TEACHING ARTIST/TOUR MANAGER

 

(Full Time/Seasonal – 40 Hr/Wk)*

 

START DATE: AUGUST 1, 2019 – MAY 31, 2020

Interested applicants must send a Cover Letter and Resume to Kassie Misiewicz – kassie@triketheatre.org

The Teaching Artist/Tour Manager primarily lead teaches in-school workshops (PreK-4th grade) and manages both the Courage to Act Program Experience (80+ workshops) and the Theatre for the Very Young tour (40+ performances). This creative position falls under two departments and the hours for each will vary depending on the needs of the organization.

Reports primarily to: Artistic Director

Secondary to: Head of Production

* Can become a year-round contract with the addition of a 2-month Summer Academy Teaching contract.

DUTIES:

Teaching (45%):

●  Work with Outreach staff to coordinate and lead the pre-show lobby experience

for all theatre for youth productions. (PreK & families)

●  Lead teaching artist/actor for Courage to Act Program (CAP) Experience

performance workshops. (PreK-2nd grade)

●  Lead teaching artist for Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra workshops. (3rd-4th

grade)

●  Lead teaching artist for Digging Up Arkansas workshops. (3rd-4th grade)

●  Lead Academy teaching artist: develop curriculum and teach Academy Camps

and Classes when available.

●  Lead teach other Outreach residencies as schedule permits.

●  Keep up to date on and implement best theatre education practices.

Manage Courage to Act Program Experiences & Theatre for the Very Young Tour (45%):

●  Build relationships with school principals and administrators

●  Act as the public Trike Theatre representative and liaison between Trike Theatre

and various school districts and community centers

●  Work with schools and artists to coordinate and manage the Courage to Act

Program (CAP) Experience workshops (PreK-2nd grade) 80+ workshops.

●  Communicate with teachers to confirm schedule and send curriculum.

●  Work with Outreach staff to train actors to lead CAP Experience workshops.

●  Prepare materials.

●  Maintain artistic integrity of CAP Experiences.

●  Collaborate with Outreach staff to create/refine the CAP Experience curriculum.

●  Manage the Theatre for the Very Young tour (40+ performances).

●  Coordinate all production needs during rehearsal and run of show at Trike

Theatre.

●   Attend all production meetings for tour production.

●  Operate and care for sound equipment during rehearsals, tech and performances.

●  Schedule and manage daily rehearsal and performance days to ensure proper work hours and breaks for ensemble.

●  Coordinate, schedule and supervise load in and load out at all performance venues including the delegation of tasks to acting ensemble

●  Coordinate transportation of ensemble, production elements and equipment to performance spaces. This will include driving a cargo van.

●  Coordinate daily laundry needs.

●  Act as final contact with booked venues to ensure proper time, date and place for

performances.

●  Maintain artistic integrity of shows.

●  Write and distribute accurate and timely reports.

●  Handle any performance emergency.

●  Collaborate with artistic staff on the development of new work.

●  Assist with other production needs as assigned.

●  Manage other programs, or program pieces, as directed.

Other (10%)

●  Assist with Trike Theatre MainStage productions ( A Year with Frog & Toad and

Sideway Stories from Wayside School) Date: TBD

●  Assist Trike staff with Trike marketing and development events.

Additional responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Works Closely with:

●  Director

●  Actors

●  Designers

●  Outreach Manager

●  Classroom Teachers

●  School Administrators

●  Community Partners

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and SKILLS REQUIRED:

●  BA/ BFA with emphasis in theatre or the equivalent in professional theatre work experience (MFA in Theatre for Youth a plus)

●  Experience navigating school administrative systems at the school and district level

●  Teaching Artist experience required

●  Stage Management experience a plus

●  Should be highly organized and detail oriented

●  Strong communication skills

●  Computer proficient

●  Capacity to calmly solve problems and engage in creative thinking about

challenges

●  Positive team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills

●  Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team

●  Flexibility, creativity and a good sense of humor

●  Valid Driver’s License (subject to background check)


COURAGE TO ACT PROGRAM (CAP) TEACHING ARTIST

 

(PART-TIME: 15 Hr/wk – $300/wk)*

START DATE: JULY 31, 2019

The Courage to Act Program (CAP) Teaching Artist primarily lead teaches Preschool drama and Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) residencies. The hours will vary depending on the needs of the organization.

Reports primarily to: Outreach Manager

Secondary to: Artistic Director

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

●  Lead teaching artist for Courage to Act Program (CAP) Residency (PreK).

●  Work with Outreach staff to train actors to lead CAP Experience workshops.

●  Communicate with teachers to confirm schedule and send curriculum.

●  Accurately track and reflect on workshops through reports sent to Outreach

Manager.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

●  Substitute teach for other Outreach programs as needed.

●  Work with Outreach staff to coordinate and lead the pre-show lobby experience

for all theatre for youth productions (PreK & families).

●   Keep up-to-date on and implement best theatre education practices.

●  Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and SKILLS:

●  BA/ BFA with emphasis in theatre, theatre/arts education, arts integration, or the equivalent in professional theatre work experience

●  Teaching experience required; experience working with Pre-K through early elementary preferred

●  Acting experience preferred

●  Knowledge of learning styles and arts integration strategies preferred

●  Passion for arts education

●  Should be highly organized and detail oriented

●  Strong communication skills

●  Computer proficient

●  Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team

●  Flexibility, creativity and a good sense of humor

●  Valid Driver’s License (subject to background check)

CAP Residency Calendar 2019-2020

Actor (Contract) Little Trike Touring Acting Company 

Actors will rehearse all shows and then be contracted on a performance-by-performance basis.

FY20 Little Trike Shows:
Three Billy Goats Gruff,
Dog’s Job,
Hurry Up and Wait
Tortuga & Hare (new)

Email resume to Kassie Misiewicz at kassie@triketheatre.org

FY20 Main Stage Shows:
Year with Frog & Toad (Musical)
Dates: (Jan 6 – Feb 19, 2020 at Nadine Baum Studios, Walton Arts Center)
Casting:
Frog
Toad
Ensmeble
Sideways Stories from Wayside School 
Dates: (Feb 10 – March 21, 2020 at Nadine Baum Studios, Walton Arts Center) )
Casting:
Mrs. Jewls
Louis
Mrs. Gorf/Mr. Gorf/Mr. Pickle/Sammy
Leslie
Myron

Teaching Artist (Contract) Academy

Young Actor Training program for youth ages 4-18 (Creative Drama, Acting, Voice & Movement, etc.)

Email resume to Kassie Misiewicz at kassie@triketheatre.org

Teaching Artist (Contract) Outreach

Integration workshops in schools (PreK-6th).

Email resume to Kassie Misiewicz at kassie@triketheatre.org


Internships and Apprenticeships

We are taking applications for Seasonal Internships. The Summer 2019 positions have concluded but we will put any additional application on file for the future. Find Information HERE

Production and Over-Hire

Send Resume to: Shannon R. Miller, Head of Production shannon@triketheatre.org