Rocky Mountain Theatre For Kids & Actors Academy for The Performing Arts are always on the lookout for talented and committed faculty members. Please see below for current positions available.
- A pre-requisite for all teaching positions is a B.A. and two years of teaching experience with youth in the specialty (dance, voice, etc.) for which you are applying. This does not apply to internships or production staff positions (lights, sound, sets, etc). Occasionally, we will hire precocious, charismatic, and experienced college students.
- Preference given to local candidates & those considering a permanent move to the Denver/Boulder area, although all candidates may be considered.
Application Process: (Please do NOT call or walk in to our office prior to submitting your materials as listed below.)
- Download questionnaire and complete questionnaire (for teaching positions only).
- For teaching artists (director, music director, choreographer, stage manager, etc) if available, forward in body of your email YouTube links to videos of you teaching and/or shows you’ve worked on. This will give you an advantage over other candidates.
- For production designers (sets, lights, costumes, makeup, etc), send by email photos or links to photos or videos of your work. DO NOT send more than 10mb of photos in one email; it will be rejected.
- Return questionnaire with a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the Subject Line saying Title of Job/s (i.e. director, choreographer, etc.) and if applying for Boulder and/or Denver.
2018 AFTER SCHOOL CLASS TEACHERS (Boulder & Denver)
Experienced children’s theatre teachers (music directors, acting teachers, dance teachers, choreographers, improv, etc.) needed for after school classes. Currently seeking experienced teacher for Friday classes in Boulder.
2018-19 ACTORS ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Actors Academy for The Performing Arts is the academy division of Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids, offering specialized performing arts instruction to committed students who have auditioned into the company. See the AAPA website to learn more about AAPA. Companies include Munchkins (ages 6-8), JR (ages 8-10), Intermediate Group (ages 9-11), Senior (ages 11-14) and the Ensemble Company (ages 12-16). Include your age preferences in your questionnaire or in the body of your email.
TEACHING/ CREATIVE POSITIONS
Experienced youth theatre teachers (vocal coaches, acting coaches, dance [musical theatre] instructors, music directors, choreographers, etc.) needed for year round conservatory.
*=year round (mid Sept-Dec or April) position ;
**=primarily Jan-March/April position (some Sept-Jan)
**Directors (Boulder & Denver)
This position involves a tremendous amount of responsibility and is for someone who has previously directed large cast children’s theatre productions with kids. Managing staff, maintaining positive parent contact, creating and maintaining efficient rehearsal schedules (with stage manager) , group management, strong organizational skills, as well as the commitment to manifest a strong creative vision is important. Creative process training as well as personal performing arts experience is valuable.
**Music Directors (Boulder & Denver)
Seeking experienced musical directors with a background in musical theater to arrange and teach vocal parts, provide proper voice technique, and assist studentsin creating dynamic and interesting musical pieces. A passion for theater and for kids is essential as well as the enthusiasm to be in a co-creative role with the director. The ability to work well with other members of the artistic staff is crucial, as you will be working intimately with the choreographer and director. Must be comfortable working with large numbers of kids and must have group teaching experience! Piano skills are required! Ideally you’d accompany the show but exceptions may be made.
**Choreographers (Boulder & Denver)
Seeking trained and skilled choreographers & dance instructors with experience teaching children musical theatre. This person must co-create and implement simple yet artful choreography and teach it to beginner through advanced students. A passion for theater and for kids is essential as well as the enthusiasm to be in a co-creative role with the director. Experience in any of the following diverse dance genres such as: modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, African, folk or Latin would be helpful. Applicant should be comfortable planning a curriculum and teaching dance classes. Skills in basic acting and character building are helpful.
**Stage Managers (Boulder & Denver)
Seeking stage managers who are extremely organized and have experience working with kids. The stage manager will do the following: assist director as needed, facilitate rehearsal, maintain production book as resource for actors and designers, create weekly newsletters with director, run or block scenes as needed, work closely with director to achieve a productive rehearsal environment, create rehearsal schedule and scene breakdown from script, track spending and keep production budgets and assist with technical staff.
*Acting Coaches (Boulder & Denver)
Seeking acting coaches with significant experience training young performers in the craft of acting. Experience teaching Hagen, Stanislavski, Viewpoints, and other acting methods is critical, as well as delivering a structured curriculum to students. Coaches prepare students for acting showcases.
*Dance Instructors (Boulder & Denver)
Seeking experienced dance instructors with a passion for musical theatre. Jazz, tap, modern, ballet, and lyrical are all super valuable skillsets for this position. Candidates must have the ability to maintain high standards while engaging performers with a balance of technique and creative ownership.
*Vocal Coaches (Boulder & Denver)
This position requires significant experience in training youth performers in vocal technique and performance. Experience teaching one on one in a private lesson format is necessary. Coaches prepare students for vocal recitals.
**Interns (Boulder & Denver)
A great opportunity for a high school or college student to learn more about the teaching and production side of the performing arts. Work would involve running lines with students, basic acting coaching, and helping as needed. Stipends available for those willing to commit.
PRODUCTION STAFF (part time production positions)
Seeking creative individuals to design and build colorful and versatile sets for our shows. Knowing how to work within budget is crucial! This position would involve working with students and parents during Community Build Days as well as planning all aspects of the set build in order to meet strict timelines. Previous set design and build experience is required. If just apply for a set builder experience, list that in the subject of your email.
Lighting Designers/Board Ops
Seeking technically savvy individuals who have experience creating and implementing light design and running a computerized light board for multiple shows. Electrician skills helpful.
Sound Designers/Board Ops
Seeking technically savvy individuals who have experience creating and implementing sound design and running sound for multiple shows. Ability to troubleshoot sound issues is critical.
Seeking experienced and highly creative costumers who can handle large scope costume jobs (sometimes up to 80 costumes or more per show) on their own. This position requires significant design and build experience for a highly organized person who can oversee one or more assistant stitchers.
Makeup/Hair Designers & Instructors
Seeking experienced makeup and hair artists with theatre design experience who can manage and oversee makeup application for 30-50 kids with the assistance of parent volunteers.
Seeking an artistic skilled person to create and assemble props. Prior experience working on theatre props is required.