Perfect for college aged technical theatre major or rising high school senior/graduate who has had 2-3 years experience in stagecraft.
DUTIES: The Skokie Park District is seeking a Technical Leader for the Behind The Scenes Camp. This person would work cooperatively with staff in planning and implementing appropriate stagecraft activities for ages 11.5-17. Technical Leaders support various production duties such as light design/operation, sound design/operation, costume/prop/set construction and scenic painting. They help campers learn these skills and direct them on completion of the projects needed for the theatre productions which take place in Summer on Broadway camp during the final week of each of (2) 4-week camp sessions. Technical Leaders are paired together and coordinate with Camp Director and specialists to create the stage craft curriculum. They also work with the Theatre Specialists, Performance Leaders and campers in the acting side of camp to bring the complete show together. Additionally, the Technical Leader works with all staff to provide excellance in safety and fun for campers during all scheduled activities.
Days/Hours: Advance training materials will be sent out and some meetings/discussions will occur in May. These can take place via phone or electronic media. Formal camp training takes place during the weeks of June 3-June 8 and will include about 15-20 hours per week on selected evening and weekend days. The camp program runs June 10-August 2. Staff work hours are generally Monday-Friday 9A-4P with evening performances on July 1, 2, 3, 30, 31 & August 1.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a mature, responsible adult, at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent G.E.D. Must be responsible, creative and enjoy working with young youth ages 11.5-17. Previous instruction in at least 2 areas of stage craft is required. Prefer individual with prior experience leading campers as well as a candidate working toward degree in the performing arts or with comparable experience in the field.
Apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/skokieparks/onlineapp/