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Come Play With Us!

We are seeking teachers for the 2024-2025 school year!
Please see descriptions below and contact us if interested. Please be sure to include your full name and contact information so we may follow up with you.

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Music Director/Teaching Artist

We are seeking a Music Director & Teaching Artist for our 2024-2025 school year!


We are seeking someone who is passionate about guiding and teaching young performers through the process of putting up a musical production and can collaborate well with a creative team. 

Our Ideal Candidate would be someone who ...

  • Embraces the passion we have at KPA for leading and instructing young artists.

  • Is excited to be working with performers ages 6 - 18.

  • Can commit to the full contract length (academic year). 

  • Is interested in finding a theatre home and being a part of our established theatre family long-term.

  • Is willing and able to take the initiative with curriculum as well as developing new, creative program ideas.

  • Has excellent communication skills.

  • Has excellent collaborative skills.

Requirements for position:

  • Must have completed at least two years of college towards a degree in a performing arts field, or equivalent.

  • Must have experience working with elementary age & middle school children.

  • Must be professional, reliable, enthusiastic, and collaborative, and be able to provide solid references.

  • Must be available beginning no later than mid-August 2024 for production prep and auditions.

  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Background checks will be conducted before hiring is finalized.


  • Availability to develop and run group classes for the 24-25 school year.

  • Experience in both music and theatre instruction.

  • Availability to run select one-week summer camp sessions.

Role Breakdown: Production/Travel Team Music Director 

  • Music Direct our Fall production of Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR & Spring production (title TBD).

  • Music Direct for our award-winning travel team, the Kettleworks Traveling Players (KTP).

  • As MD for KTP you will join us on our trip to the Junior Theater Festival West '25 (JTF West '25) February 7-10, 2025.  You must be available to travel with us for these dates.  

  • SCHEDULE - This is a part-time position. Production rehearsals run Wednesdays 4:30-6:30, Thursdays 4:30-6:30, and Saturdays 12:30-5:30. You would not be called for these full times every week and we can work with your availability within this framework. Our MD would only need to be available for the full schedule starting roughly 10 days before Tech Week.  You would be expected to be present every evening from roughly 5:00 on during production Tech Week.

  • PAY - $1600-$2300 Stipend per production / $375-575 Stipend for travel team rehearsals + travel expenses for JTF West '25.  Stipend will be determined by final rehearsal schedule.

Role Breakdown: Teaching Artist 

  • Instruct small group classes specializing in theatre/musical theatre.

  • Help develop new group programs as our studio experiences growth.

Possible additional opportunities:

  • Instruct private/semi-private lessons in acting and/or voice.

  • Develop & run summer camp programs.

  • SCHEDULE - This is a part-time position. We can work with your availability! Our preference is to offer group classes during the after school/evening times on Monday & Tuesday, but we have studio availability on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

  • PAY - $25/hour

Please email your resume to Jennifer Kessler, Founder/Creative Director

Please include your full name, age, and best contact information. 

We would also appreciate the inclusion of 3 business references.

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