Staff Positions

EYEPlay Teaching Artist

Title: EYEPlay Teaching Artist
Report to: Education Director

Note: This position is part-time with hours per week agreed upon in advance but not to exceed 30 hours.

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role

As a Teaching Artist in this program you will be paired with multiple classrooms working as a peer coach with early childhood educators and facilitating language development focused story drama lessons with preschool aged children. EYEPlay Teaching Artists plan lessons, teach in classrooms, facilitate in-services with communities of learners, and participate in observations, reflections, and other research activities. Teaching Artists in this program are a vital collaborator alongside The REP Education team to develop curriculum, assess programmatic components, and strengthen the program as a whole. This team will convene in July for training and will work in classrooms from September – May and serve as a positive representative for The REP with a commitment to provide “The Finest in Family Theatre!”

Be a part of a groundbreaking program using drama to teach language acquisition in early childhood education!

Orlando Repertory Theatre is assembling a team of highly qualified, bilingual Teaching Artists to collaborate in the implementation of a dual language preschool program. Funded by a grant through the Helios Foundation in partnership with Arizona State University, and the Orange County School District, this program will contribute to research surrounding the impact of dual language acquisition on literacy development in early learners. Beginning fall of 2017, The REP will implement the EYEPlay program (Early Years Educators at Play), developed by Childsplay, in 11 dual language preschool classrooms throughout the Orange County School District. EYEPlay is a job embedded professional development program for preschool educators to learn to facilitate drama strategies as a part of their foundational literacy practice.

The ideal Teaching Artist will possess the following qualifications
  • Fluency in Spanish, both speaking and writing required
  • A valid driver’s license, fingerprint clearance, and ability to pass a background check required
  • Classroom experience 
with young children preferred
  • Strong lesson planning and classroom management skills
  • Ability to simultaneously work with adult learners as peers and young children in a 
classroom scenario
  • Interest in arts integration
  • Ability to engage classroom teachers and peers in conversations about arts integration strategies and techniques
  • Understanding of schools and teachers and working knowledge of the state and national standards
  • Ability to travel to schools around the Orlando area

EYEPlay requires a commitment for the duration of a programmatic year (summer training, September – May implementation) with consistent contact hours. There is an opportunity for renewal of this contract for up to three years.

To apply, please send the following materials by email to [email protected] with the subject line EYEPlay Teaching Artist 2017

  • A cover letter
  • A resume outlining any relevant professional, artistic, and teaching experience
  • One sample lesson plan that is focused on one of the following areas: Storydrama, Arts Integration, Early Childhood, or Vocabulary Development

Teaching Artist Opportunities

We are excepting applications for Lead Teaching Artists and Assistant Teaching Artists for summer 2017! Teaching Artists are contracted per camp and report to the Education Director. To apply, please click the following link:Teaching Artist Application.

Lead Teaching Artist

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role
The Lead Teaching Artist is responsible for inspiring and educating the young people in their assigned classes. Teaching Artists serve as a positive representative for The REP with a commitment to provide “The Finest in Family Theatre!”

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, write, and submit age & contextually appropriate lesson plans based on Youth Academy guideposts and Florida State standards
  • Maintain a safe learning environment through supporting student well-being, confidence, and personal growth
  • Manage classroom behavior, procedures, and assessments
  • Supervise and maintain check in/out sheets
  • Support program evaluation
  • Attend all required meetings and training sessions
  • Mentor Assistant Teaching Artists and student Apprentices
  • Facilitate final class presentations
Qualifications

Must be a team player, lead by example, exhibit a strong work ethic and be committed to The REP’s philosophy of creating experiences that engage, enlighten, and entertain the youth of Central Florida. Ability to pass a background check required. Demonstrated experience in theater or other performing arts (Bachelor’s degree, MFA or related training/experience) preferred. Prior work leading youth required.

Assistant Teaching Artist

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:
The Assistant Teaching Artist is responsible for inspiring and educating the young people in their assigned classes. Assistant Teaching Artists are provided on the job training to develop skills and gain experience. Assistant Teaching Artists serve as a positive representative for The REP with a commitment to provide “The Finest in Family Theatre!”

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support facilitation of age & contextually appropriate lesson plans based on Youth Academy guideposts and Florida State standards
  • Maintain a safe learning environment through supporting student well-being, confidence, and personal growth
  • Support management of classroom behavior, procedures, and assessments
  • Supervise and maintain check in/out sheets
  • Support program evaluation
  • Attend all required meetings and training sessions
  • Supervise students during non-class time as assigned (lunch, transitions, before or after Academy, etc.)
  • Facilitate final class presentations as needed
Qualifications

Must be a team player, lead by example, exhibit a strong work ethic and be committed to The REP’s philosophy of creating experiences that engage, enlighten, and entertain the youth of Central Florida. Ability to pass a background check required. Demonstrated interest in pursuing the performing arts or teaching as a career is preferred.

Production Positions

Wardrobe Crew

We are accepting resumes for Wardrobe Crew members in the Central Florida area! Ideal candidates should be organized and self-motivated with a degree in Costume Production or related field with a minimum of 1 year professional experience. This position is contracted per show and reports to the costume shop and stage management.

Responsibilities
  • Performing costume care and maintenance including laundry, spot cleaning, pressing, and steaming
  • Completing minor repairs and stitching as needed
  • Assisting performers with costume changes before, during, and after performances as needed
  • Maintaining dressing plots and costume related show paperwork
  • Maintaining costume inventory and dressing room spaces
  • Maintaining and applying wigs and/or make-up for performances as needed
  • Maintaining a calm, professional demeanor for performers in your care
Qualifications
  • Experience in basic machine and hand sewing
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve quickly
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with wigs and make-up is a plus

Interested applicants should send a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Wardrobe Crew Application.

Stitchers

We are accepting resumes for experienced over hire Stitchers in the Central Florida area! Ideal candidates should be organized and self-motivated with a degree in Costume Production or related field with a minimum of 2 years professional experience. This position is a part time, over hire role that reports directly to the Costume Shop Manager.

Responsibilities:
  • Costume construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and machine stitching
  • Cutting garments from commercial and original patterns as needed
  • Assisting with fittings as needed
  • Assisting with craft projects as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager as needed
Qualifications:
  • Experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques (domestic & industrial)
  • Experience in a variety of hand sewing techniques
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to perform maintenance of personal work area, including sewing machinery as necessary to keep work moving effectively
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patterning, Draping, and/or Millinery skills are a plus

Interested applicants should send a resume (and if possible, portfolio samples) to [email protected] with the subject line: Over Hire Stitcher Application. A skills assessment may be given prior to employment as needed.

Carpenters

We are accepting resumes for experienced, over hire Carpenters in the Central Florida area! Carpenters should be self-motivated, comfortable working independently and in collaboration with others, and have previous experience in stage carpentry.  Rigging, metalworking, and/or foam carving skills are also preferred.  Carpenters must be able to read technical drawings and use them to create a finished product in a safe and timely manner, and with great attention to detail.  Over hire positions are on an as-needed basis and carpenters may work up to 40 hours per week.

Interested applicants should send a resume (and if possible, portfolio samples) to [email protected] with the subject line: Over Hire Carpenter Application.

Orlando Repertory Theatre is always accepting resumes for part-time, over hire, and contract work in production and design.

Individuals interested in design should email a resume and design samples to the Production Manager at [email protected] for future consideration.

Individuals interested in stage management, run crew, scenic art, carpentry, costume construction, lighting, sound, and props should email a resume (and if possible, portfolio samples) to the Assistant Production Manager at [email protected] for future consideration.

Orlando Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

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