Special Recreation Theatre Director

  • Part Time
  • Northbrook, IL
  • September 1, 2022

Website Bright Star Theatre Company

NSSRA is seeking an experienced Theatre Instructor to provide leadership and artistic direction to teens and adults with disabilities in the Bright Star Theatre Company.

About Bright Star Theatre Company

Join our team at Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) in a cooperative theater program designed for teens and adults interested in acting, performing amongst a cast, and experiencing all that a live stage production has to offer! Participants will be supported by volunteers with the common interest of theater, known as Creative Companions, in addition to Northbrook Park District Theatre staff to help facilitate a full production. Actors will develop an understanding of auditioning, character development, stage blocking and choreography, culminating in a final production with costumes, set pieces, sound effects and more!

This program meets weekly from October to April. The experience combines theatre curriculum, drama games, movement exercises and musical training with rehearsals for a fully-mounted production. The finale of the program is a spring performance for friends and family at the Northbrook Theatre.

Pay & Shift Information

Compensated $30-$40/hour depending on qualifications. Must be available on Mondays from 4:30 – 6:30 pm beginning October 3, 2022, with performances occurring on April 15 & 16, 2022 and additional tech rehearsals beginning 2 weeks prior. Additional weekly hours throughout the year may be required to appropriately lesson plan for rehearsals.

Duties & Responsibilities

Design and deliver theatre curriculum incorporating character development, physical and verbal communication skills, stage relationships and other concepts for a weekly program for teens and adults with disabilities. Organize and implement engaging and adaptive activities relating to theatre to prepare participants for a final production. Prepare and provide leadership in all elements of the show including script adaptations, choreography, costumes, stage design, etc. Communicate with staff at NSSRA and Northbrook Park District, participants, volunteers, and families on a regular basis via email, phone, and in-person. Work collaboratively with NSSRA staff to ensure participants experience a quality, meaningful theatre program that achieves the goals set forth by NSSRA.

Degree from four-year college or university and/or course work in the subject area or four years experience working in the program area. Thorough knowledge of various theater techniques is required. Strong communication skills are needed. Must have experience working with people with disabilities

Instructions to Apply:

Email Sierra Shum at sshum@nssra.org.

To apply for this job email your details to sshum@nssra.org

Pay Rate/Range*: $30-$40
Organization Contact Name: Sierra Shum
Organization Email Contact: sshum@nssra.org