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The Davidson Community Players is committed to achieving artistic excellence and promoting cultural diversity in an effort to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages participation in the theatre arts. We welcome applications from those who share these goals and would bring additional creative dimension to our mission.

OPEN POSITIONS
Please scroll down. We have show positions, teaching positions and Summer internships. Each description will notate if it is paid.



Technical Theatre Intern for Summer 2017
DCP seeks enthusiastic, talented and positive technical theatre interns. Please note frequent evenings and weekends are required depending on the production schedule. The job requires significant flexibility to ensure that DCP’s artistic programs achieve the highest quality. Work will commence on or about May 15 and continue through August 1. Load in and production weeks can be very demanding.

Internship Responsibilities:
•    Working directly with the TD to understand the overall scope of scenery construction including changeover, strikes, and load-ins.
•    Working closely with volunteer carpenters in the construction of scenery, the light hang and focus as well as other tasks as assigned including but not limited to run crew for each production
•    Working with volunteer painters and staff with the painting of the set
•    Assisting with notes, inspection, and daily maintenance tasks.
•    Assisting with researching, locating, building, crafting, and purchasing scenic elements and accessories.
•    Contributing to friendly, clean, and safe working practices in the shop.
•    Working closely with other technical departments, volunteers and visiting theater professionals.
•    Assisting on special projects as needed.


Salary for the roughly ten week period will be a stipend of $1,250.00 paid in three equal payments on June 1, July 1, and August 1. No housing provided.


If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume’ to Sylvia Schnople, Artistic Director, at Sylvia@davidsoncommunityplayers.org by March 30, 2016.



Arts Administrative Intern for Summer 2017

Davidson Community Players (DCP) is an award-winning community theater producing five Main Stage and three youth productions each year while offering camps, workshops, and classes for youth. Davidson Community Players is looking for an Arts Administrative Intern for the Summer of 2017. Develop skills that will carry you into the real world. Build your resume and make connections. Perfect for an Art Administration major, Theatre major, Marketing/Communications major or event planner.

Basic Functions:
To provide marketing, development and box office support for Davidson Community Players during their popular Summer Series.

Sample of Duties:
•    Assist with marketing of Summer Series.
•    Assist with Front of House of Summer Series.
•    Assist with corporate donor stewardship of Summer Series.
•    Assist with planning and implementation of Opening Night party and Donor Appreciation party.
•    Assist with box office reservations.
•    Pre-show and Post show reporting.
•    Summer Arts Education support.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Critical skills needed: Strong customer service knowledge and ability; aptitude with data entry and familiarity with computers with strong skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel); ability to learn and pick up knowledge quickly; ability to work in a team atmosphere handling various kinds of arts administrative projects.

Needed from mid-May through late July 2017. Salary for the roughly ten week period will be a stipend of $1,000.00 paid in three equal payments on June 1, July 1, and August 1. No housing provided.

To apply: please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references with contact information by February 28th to Allison Wilhelm, Marketing Director, Davidson Community Players: Allison@davidsoncommunityplayers.org. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will take place as received. Decision will be made by March 30, 2017.



Stage Managers (On-going need)
This is a paid position. We need stage managers throughout the year for each production. Please note frequent evenings and weekends are required depending on the production schedule. The job requires significant flexibility to ensure that DCP’s artistic programs achieve the highest quality. Stage managers- a critical member of the artistic team- provide practical and organizational support to the director, actors, designers, stage crew and technicians throughout the production process.

The role of the stage manager is especially important to the director in rehearsals. At DCP, the director and the stage manager work side by side, with the stage manager recording the director's decisions about blocking and notes for the actors, keeping track of logistical and scheduling details and communicating what goes on in rehearsals to the rest of the team.

Stage Manager Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Scheduling and running rehearsals making sure everyone involved is notified of rehearsal times, meetings, costume/wig fittings and coaching sessions.
•    Communicating the director's wishes to designers.
•    Coordinating the work of the stage crew.
•    Calling cues and possibly actors' entrances during performance.
•    Overseeing the entire show each time it is performed.
•    During rehearsal, tape out the dimensions of the set on the floor of the rehearsal hall (when possible).
•    Ensure rehearsal props and furnishings are available for the actors.
•    Notify the designers and crafts people of changes made in rehearsal.
•    Assist with the procurement of props, set dressing, consumables as needed.
•    Record all blocking, plus all the light, sound and set change cues, in a master copy of the script called the prompt book (the prompt book also allows the stage manager to run the technical rehearsals, calling each technical cue in turn to determine precisely how it needs to be timed to coordinate with the onstage action).
•    Work with the technical director to create a smooth and efficient plan for the stage crew to follow during set changes. Furniture and prop plans for complicated sets are drawn up by the stage manager and technical designer to show exactly where the furniture and props are to be positioned on stage at the beginning of each scene and sometimes in the wings.
•    Attend all rehearsals to fulfill above responsibilities.
•    Other tasks as assigned.

If you are interested in becoming a stage manager for DCP, please our Artisitc Director, Sylvia Schnople at Sylvia@DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org



Teaching Artists

The Connie Company, the youth division of Davidson Community Players, is seeking Teaching Artists for the Youth Classes and Summer Camps. The successful candidates will have experience teaching drama, particularly to children, and the ability to adapt lesson plans to a variety of course lengths and situations. Flexibility, the ability to work independently, and responsibility are key to this position. Proficiency in using positive discipline methods and reinforcement is required.  A degree (or currently working towards one) in the arts and/or directing experience is a plus, but not required. Instructors are compensated at competitive rates commensurate with experience.
 
DCP is seeking Teaching Artists to work with our Youth Ensembles. These Youth Ensembles are for students age 8-18, at all levels of experience.  Ensemble sessions run once in the Spring and again in the Fall. Each of these Ensembles rehearses twice a week for ten weeks, with breaks for major holidays. The Ensembles offer students both instruction and production experience.  Ensembles will be grouped by level of experience, educational needs and schedule, and will be assigned a script. Instructors will then use theatre-related activities to teach the skills essential to effectively creating a fully-staged production. Instructors will be responsible for working with DCP staff to create a concept for set and costumes, as well as all staging of their assigned script.

Interested candidates for either position should send a letter of interest, a resume highlighting teaching experience and contact information for three references to: Katie Mullis, Education Coordinator, Davidson Community Players. PO Box 76, Davidson, NC, 28036. Email submissions welcome at Katie@davidsoncommunityplayers.org