BARC Youth Theatre Looking to Hire an Assistant Director for “Matilda”

The BARC YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY is a seasonal program now in its eighteenth year under the Ballston Area Recreation Commission, aka, BARC in Ballston Spa, New York, and the executive direction of Nora Osuchowski. BARC was established in 1952 with the goal of providing low-cost recreational programs to families in the Ballston Spa School District and the surrounding area, so participants & their families can participate in a variety of recreational, educational & athletic activities. This is accomplished through support from the Towns of Milton, Malta, & Ballston, and the Village of Ballston Spa, as well as support from the Ballston Spa Central School District.

POSITION: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

STIPEND/ PAY SCALE: Per BARC Contract

REQUIREMENTS: Experience working in the theatre as an actor and dancer with choreography experience; BA in theatre or stage management or earning a degree, working in an education youth setting- ages 8 to 18; creativity; ability to work with a team of both students and parents; strong problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.

DESCRIPTION: Collaborate with the Director and production team on the full-scale musical, Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL for BARC Theatre’s eighteenth season. Responsibilities may include facilitating the rehearsal process, taking blocking, choreography, character/acting notes. He/she will serve as another set of eyes and ears for the Director at auditions, rehearsals, and performances. May be asked to work individually with the younger kids on character development and to review blocking and choreography.

DURATION: Seasonal, Part-time schedule to be set up with Artistic Director. The program runs from April to August. Show Performances: August 7, 8, 14, and 15, 2020

BENEFITS: Seasonal, Part-time position, no health benefits. No travel stipend or reimbursement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Michael Gatzendorfer, Artistic Director at mgatzendorfer@barctheatre.org.

No phone calls, please. BARC is an equal opportunity employer.

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