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Come Play With Us!

We are currently seeking several positions for
Summer 2023 and the 23-24 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 2023-2024 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 2023 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 23-24 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 Moana 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 '24 (JTF West '24) February 9-12, 2024.  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 '24.  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

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 2023.  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 2023 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 2023.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Must be reliable, enthusiastic, and collaborative.

  • A sincere interest in theatre.

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


  • Experience with elementary age children.

  • The ability to provide personal references.

Are you 13-14 years old and interested in an internship? EMAIL US! We are looking for a limited number of Junior Interns to assist with partial days at certain camp sessions.


Internship Applications for 2023 are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to submit your application today!

Please email your application to Jennifer Kessler -

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