Young Performer Supervisor

Drury Lane Theatre

PRODUCTION: Shrek the Musical TYA

DATES: 2/6/2023 thru 3/25/2023

POSITION DESIGNATION: Seasonal

REPORTING TO: Stage Management and Company Manager

BACKGROUND:

Our Mission: Drury Lane Theatre provides top quality productions fueled by creativity, insight, and innovation. We offer the opportunity to encounter contemporary works, embrace the power of traditional productions, and explore boundaries of reimagined classics. Our mission is to provide the Chicagoland community with a theatrical venue to experience the power of theatre, touching the hearts and minds of our audiences

Our Vision and Values: Drury Lane Theatre produces the highest quality theatrical experience that immerses and supports our artists and audiences in the exploration of what it means to be human and to experience the transcending power of the performing and visual arts.

We provide a home for our staff and artists that embraces a broad definition of diversity, encompassing all characteristics that make individuals and groups different from each other. We encourage diversity in thought, ideas, and perspectives and offer respect in words and actions for all.

We believe in the impartial and fair treatment of everyone, offering access, opportunity, and advancement for every individual, working to eliminate barriers that have prevented full participation for all.

We strive to create environments in which every individual or group is welcomed, respected, supported, valued, and able to fully experience and participate in this transformative art form.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Drury Lane Theatre seeks a Young Performer Supervisor (YPS) to work with the Stage Management team and Company Management on our production of Shrek the Musical. The YPS will be essential member of the company who will be responsible for the care of the children’s cast throughout rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and all performances.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Young Performer Supervisor –

·        Responsible for the supervision, welfare, and management of all Young Performers at all times.

·        Provide supervision during meal breaks.

·        Meet Young Performers in the lobby/stage door when dropped off, and deliver them to their parents at the end of rehearsal/performances.

·        Escort Young Performers to and from the stage for all entrances and exits.

·        Communicate with Parents/Guardians and Stage Management to ensure that the needs of the Young Performers are met.

·        Assist the Young Performers with the tracking of blocking and choreography and the learning lines and/or music as necessary.

·        Abide by all rules and regulations put forth by Drury Lane Theatre.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Previous experience working with children
Stage Management and/or Teaching Experience beneficial
Understanding of theatrical rehearsal procedures, and performance etiquette
A background check will be required

ADDITIONAL:

Drury Lane Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Drury Lane Theatre requires proof of full vaccination and booster (when eligible) for employment. Exemptions due to medical or closely held religious beliefs will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Instructions to Apply:

Send a resume, letter of interest to Samantha Tink, Company Manager, at S.tink@drurylane.com

To apply for this job email your details to S.tink@drurylane.com

Pay Rate/Range*: $18/hr during rehearsals (25-29 hours for 3 weeks), $75/performance (5-6 performances per week)