About Flato Markham Theatre
City of Markham's Flato Markham Theatre is one of Canada's premier theatre houses serving the GTA and Markham residents. With over 300 live performances each year, the multi-disciplinary theatre presents performances showcasing the vast cultural diversity of the community and the leading cultural destination in York Region. Discovery is the dynamic umbrella delivering inspiring and inclusive education and outreach programs, including the Every Child, Every Year Program, outreach initiatives, and specialized Performing Arts Camps for Youth.
About the Discovery Performing Arts Camps
The Discovery Performing Arts Camps, offered for more than 20 years in Markham, is a high-demand, inclusive program designed to engage youth as they develop life skills such as team work, confidence and self-expression through the performing arts. There are currently 6 different programs running in three locations (including the Flato Markham Theatre). These programs include; Kinder Camp (ages 4-5), Junior Stars (ages 6-8), Drama Camp (ages 9-11), Actor's Workshop (ages 12-16) and Performing Arts Camps (PAC) (ages 6-9 and 10-13) at Cornerstone Centre. In 2018, more than 1,100 children were engaged through our camp programs with a waitlist of over 400. Each camp culminates with a full musical play performance. Junior Stars, Drama Camp and Actor's Workshop produce a full length musical play on Thursday night of each session at the Flato Markham Theatre. Performing Arts Camp at Cornerstone performs on Friday afternoon at the Flato Markham Theatre and Kinder Camp performs at the end of their weekly session in the Kinder Camp gymnasium space.
We are looking for an Assistant Musical Director/Assistant Director who is creative, organized and adaptable to support the Director & Musical Director with the musical and theatrical elements of the theatre's Discovery Performing Arts Camps at Cornerstone Centre.
Under the direction of the Artistic Director, Musical Director and PAC Director, the Assistant Musical Director/Assistant Director (AMD/AD) will oversee the musical program requirements during the planning and program delivery for the eight week Summer Camp program which culminates with a fully staged musical theatre production on stage at the Flato Markham Theatre at the end of each 2-week session. Through strategic programming choices, the AMD/AD will enable children and/or youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. In addition, as the MD, will be accountable for day-to-day musical requirements for all camp programming, operations while ensuring camp activities are safe, inclusive and high quality.
The AMD/AD will assist the Artistic Director, Musical Director and PAC Director to oversee program delivery to 60 campers per session with approximately 10 staff including Head Program Instructors, Program Supervisors, Counsellors and Volunteers in regards to musical and theatrical components of the PAC programming.
Detailed Job Description:
In conjunction with the overall program objectives outlined by the Discovery Program Coordinator and Camp Artistic Director, and under the direction of the PAC Director & Musical Director, the Assistant Musical Director/Assistant Director will:
Summer Camp: July 2 - August 23, 2019 (Prep starts late May)
On-site Staff Training: week of June 24
Post secondary education in Performing arts, with a focus on Music, arts education and/or related field and/or Experience as a professional in the performing arts as a Musical Director of musical performer or performing arts educator/instructor (Music, theatre)
Licenses/Certifications: Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' required; HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development is required;
Bachelor of Education and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset.
Minimum 2 years experience in an Assistant Musical Director/Director in a leadership role and has demonstrated successful execution of similar programs for a large group of children of various ages.
Experience delivering programs in musical theatre for children.
Professional experience in youth arts education, musical theatre production and experience in a camp environment.
Proficient in piano playing and sight-reading music.
Ability to plan and execute the musical components of a musical theatre production from beginning stages to show day, including, but not limited to teaching musical content to children, adapting musical arrangements as needed, providing musical accompaniment on piano/keyboard during rehearsals.
Able to lead vocal warm ups, transpose music and cast roles
Enjoy working with children of all ages and be passionate about connecting, encouraging and inspiring camp staff to develop their skills as future arts educators.
Strong verbal/written communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of parents and staff in a courteous and efficient manner.
Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program planning skills and delivery.
All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector checks.
Additional Info: An ideal candidate will have experience working with youth in an arts education environment as well as camp experience. They will have the skills to supervise and mentor young employees and volunteers. They will be able to provide detailed and meaningful performing arts-based programming.
We thank all applicants who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
*Salary based on experience
How to Apply: Apply with a resume and cover letter by April 22, 2019 at 5:00pm to Monica Pain, Discovery Program Coordinator.
Please put the subject of your email: Application for Asst. Musical Director - Discovery Camps
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $20.00 to $23.00 /hour