Opportunities

Jobs
Internships
Apprenticeship
Volunteer
Non-WCT Auditions


Jobs

Watertown Children’s Theatre, Arsenal Center for the Arts, seeks Theatre instructors for after school classes and summer programs:
This position requires: Prior drama/dance and/or music instruction of pre-K – high school age students, Collaboration with artists, teachers, staff and students, Afternoon and weekend availability (depending on the class), Excellent communication and organizational skills.

To apply please send a cover letter outlining your skill set/experience/preferred age range and resume to WCT’s Producing Artistic Director, Meghan Kenny, Meghan@wctmail.org and Education Coordinator, Sophie Rich, sophie@wctmail.org.

Arsenal Center for the Arts/Watertown Children’s Theatre seeks an Assistant to the Costume Designer for their upcoming season. This position requires collaboration with all artistic/technical staff, experience working with youth, excellent organizational/communication skills, basic proficiency in machine/hand sewing, some daytime and weekend availability. For information regarding the schedule for the 2016/2017 season please visit www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org.

This is a part-time position. There is a stipend available.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Producing Artistic Director, Meghan Hill, meghan@wctmail.org by Friday, July 15th.

Watertown Children’s Theatre seeks a Teaching Artist for our fall class on stagecraft, production and design. This class, entitled “CYC Level 1: Foundation” is open to students in grades 5-12 and is part of our CYC Backstage program which, serves as the basis for all technical/production work at WCT. The Foundation course equips students with basic, necessary knowledge in all areas of theatrical design, technology, and safety procedures. Foundation CYC members are given priority as crew members for WCT productions.

The class will run Mondays from September 12th through November 7th from 5:30-6:45 PM (no class 10/3, 10/10). There will be a final showcase for the class on Saturday, November 12th at 11:00 AM.

The teaching artist for this class should have a working knowledge of different aspects of theatrical production or design, will teach and oversee the curriculum as a whole, and will create a framework for a final project that incorporates each different design element the class learns about. This teaching artist will work with WCT’s Education Coordinator to bring in guest artists throughout the session to delve into each aspect of production and lead workshops on new topics.

We hope class will touch upon, or at least define, as many of the below options as possible:

•Lighting Design
•Sound Design
•Costume Design
•Stage Management
•Scenic Design/Painting
•Properties Construction & Management
•Makeup and Hair Design
•Stage Direction
•Musical Direction
•Choreography

WCT Teaching Artists coordinate, develop, and implement performing arts educational programs to reach a broad and diverse audience.

This position requires:
– Experience with or understanding of aspects of theatrical production, stagecraft and design, as well as how to teach it to students of different ages
– BFA or equivalent experience
– Ability to implement successful methods of classroom management, in addition to upholding the WCT mission, which is “to foster self discovery, creativity, confidence, group responsibility, and pride in accomplishment, as well as the development of skills in an enjoyable, non-competitive environment.”
– Prior experience and a passion for implementing educational theatre programming and strengthening current programming for children and teens
– Excellent communication and organizational skills
– The creativity and flexibility to implement the structure of the class and incorporate guest artists to create a well-rounded educational experience with a culminating project

How To Apply/Contact

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to WCT’s Education Coordinator, Sophie Rich, sophie@wctmail.org, and Producing Artistic Director, Meghan Kenny, meghan@wctmail.org and. For more information about WCT’s program and mission please visit our website www.watertownchildrenstheatre.org.


Internships

WCT accepts internship applications on a rolling basis. Internships are available for most WCT programs. Please visit our programs page to learn more about current/future programs. If you have questions about interning please contact the WCT staff at opportunities@wctmail.org.

To apply please download and complete the WCT Internship Application form and return to opportunities@wctmail.org.


Apprenticeships

Watertown Children’s Theatre seeks college level Apprentices for their 2016-2017 Production Programming Season. This is a wonderful opportunity for current students interested in gaining real world experience in technical and educational theatre.

Experience working with children required for all positions.

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining the apprenticeships you are interested in and resume to Producing Director, Meghan Kenny at meghan@wctmail.org.


Volunteer

WCT always has a production, class or project in the works! We would love for you to join us as a volunteer. For more information on current volunteer opportunities please email the WCT Staff at opportunities@wctmail.org.


Non-WCT Auditions

Check here periodically for outside audition notices we receive! To participate in WCT auditions, see the WCT Programs page.

Please note that opportunities posted below are not WCT sponsored productions. The schedule of the advertised production may or may not conflict with WCT programming.  If you are enrolled/planning to enroll in a current/upcoming WCT program and wish to pursue a non-WCT audition opportunity, we strongly advise that you do so with full awareness of the WCT program schedule to ensure adherence to WCT’s attendance policy.

Sunday July 31 and Monday August 10 am – 2 pm
CASTING for:
13-15 year old mixed race girl
5-7 yr old mixed race boy
15-17 yr boy who is African American, Asian or of mixed race

Bring a headshot and resume or photo and bio

Location:
Boston Casting
129 Braintree St Allston MA

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