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Scenic Builder and Instructor

Company: The Foote School
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Foote School Summer Theater program is celebrating its 40th season in New Haven, CT! We are looking for a set builder / instructor for our five-week summer program from June 27-July 31, 2022. The program takes place in our air conditioned black box theater at The Foote School, 50 Loomis Place, New Haven, CT. This is a paid position as an independent contractor, and the hours are flexible. The student program runs 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. There will be a few additional evenings for tech rehearsals. Performances are July 28-31. Strike will be on July 31st.

Primary responsibilities: Instruct and supervise a group of technical theater students that are in grades 7-12, majority are middle school age. Coordinate and lead the overall construction and painting of the set design for our production of - Matilda, The Musical ; including set pieces, props, and other stage elements. Coordinate and collaborate with our set designer, Portia Elmer, and production manager so that the building process is focused on educational and efficient planning. We would prefer the person to have a background in educational theater, be able to show patience, calm leadership, and a good sense of humor with young students. Having strong carpentry skills and the ability to read blueprints is preferred.

Keywords: The Foote School, New Haven , Scenic Builder and Instructor, Education / Teaching , New Haven, Connecticut

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