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Come Play With Us!

We are currently seeking several positions for
Summer 2024!

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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Summer Camp Director

We are seeking a Camp Director for Summer 2024 camps!

We are seeking someone who is passionate about guiding and teaching young performers in theatre & musical theatre at a summer camp setting.

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 - 14.

  • Can commit to the necessary summer camp dates. 

  • Has the necessary experience to teach acting + vocal music.

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

  • Is willing and able to take the initiative with curriculum.

  • Is reliable and punctual.

  • 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.

  • Experience in both music and theatre instruction.

  • 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 for the necessary summer camp dates (see below).

  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Background checks will be conducted before hiring is finalized.

Preferred:

  • Ability to choreograph movement for one-week camps.

  • A minimum of basic piano skills (enough to warm up and teach music, full accompaniment skills not necessary).

  • Availability to Music Direct "A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS" (8/5-8/16 + auditions on 7/24-7/25).

Role Breakdown: Summer Camp Director 

  • Direct various Summer 2024 Camps.  The necessary sessions include: "Broadway's Best" MT Camp (7/15-7/19), Acting Up! Camp (7/22-7/26), "Dream On" MT Camp (7/29-8/2).

  • FOR MT CAMPS:

    • Prepare and teach a variety of musical theatre songs to campers. This will involve warming up the campers, breaking down songs, holding auditions for featured roles, and working/cleaning the music.

    • Instruct the performers in basic acting/performance skills with a strong focus on storytelling.

    • Choreograph and teach basic choreography.

    • Instruct the campers in basic "technical theatre" workshops - training will be provided.

  • FOR ACTING UP! CAMP:

    • Prepare and block one-act play for young performers.

    • Hold auditions and cast show on the first day of camp.

    • Prepare and execute a plan for simple costumes, props, and set pieces for final camp performance. 

    • Instruct the campers in basic "technical theatre" workshops, including prepping the elements necessary for their performance.

  • SCHEDULE - Staff is expected to be present 9:00am - 4:00pm daily and clean/reset the studio each Friday performance. Campers are present 9:30am - 3:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • PAY - $875 Stipend per camp week worked. Preliminary training (to take place in June) will be included and not paid separately.

Direct emails to Jennifer Kessler. 

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

Music Director

Summer Interns

We are looking for reliable Assistants and Interns who have a passion for performing arts and are looking to get more leadership experience. 

KPA has a limited number of summer internships available for high school students in 2024.  Summer internships are a wonderful opportunity for teens who wish to learn more about the production team side of performing arts. Interns will get hands on experience working with young performers and will train alongside our staff in the areas of directing, choreography, music direction, and education.

 

Would you like to:
 

  • Strengthen decision-making & leadership skills.

  • Grow in skills for working with youth.

  • Opportunities for directing acting scenes.

  • Opportunities for developing choreography.

 

Interns will receive training in June 2024 to prepare for camp sessions. They will receive a stipend for each camp session worked. 

Requirements for position:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age by mid-June 2024.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Must be reliable, enthusiastic, and collaborative.

  • A sincere interest in theatre.

  • Must be available for training & auditions (mid-late June)

Preferred:

  • Experience with elementary age children.

  • The ability to provide personal references

 

Internship Applications for 2024 are NOW OPEN!

Click on the link below to download an application today!

Please email your application to Jennifer Kessler - director@kettleworksperformingarts.com

Asst./Interns
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