Choreographer (’24 – ’25 Season)

Job Type: Contract

APPLICATION

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ABOUT

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
Woodstock Arts has a mission to engage the community with relevant art experiences every day.

JOB OVERVIEW


Please submit your resume and cover letter to zach@woodstockarts.org. 

We are currently looking for Choreographers for the following shows – 

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      Teen Spotlight: Twelfth Night – 

                 Jan. 17th – 26th

Auditions – September 29th & 30th
Callbacks – October 2nd
Rehearsal Start – October 19th
Saturday 9 to 5 – January 4th
Q2Q – January 7th (Act 1), January 9th (Act 2)
Tech – January 13th, 14th, 16th

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            Once On This Island –

               May 2nd – May 18th

Auditions – January 26th & 27th
Callbacks – January 29th
Rehearsal Start – February 18th
Saturday 9 to 5 – April 19th
Q2Q – April 22nd (Act 1), April 24th (Act 2)

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          How I Became A Pirate – 

                 June 4th – 18th

Auditions – March 9th & 10th
Callbacks – March 12th
Rehearsals Start – April 1st 
Saturday 9 to 5 – May 24th
Q2Q – May 29th (Act 1), May 31st (Act 2) 9 a.m – 5 p.m Rehearsal.
Tech – June 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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The pay is a $500 stipend, paid on opening night.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Interpret the script and musical score.

Help the Director and Music Director cast the production.

Collaborate with designers, the Music Director, Director, and Stage Manager.

Plan the rehearsals alongside the creative team.

Guide the actors in their work during rehearsals (warm-ups, work with the music with the actors, design and execute dance numbers, etc.).

WORK SCHEDULE Contract Period: production meetings through opening night.

Rehearsals run Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. Designer Run and Q2Q run from early morning to evening. Performances run Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday Afternoons.

QUALIFICATIONS

Well-executed organizational skills

Problem-solving skills

Basic understanding of all the technical demands of a production: lights, sound, props, set changes, make-up changes, and special effects.

A firm, kind, polite, respectful, and calm manner who can encourage and lead a large number of people to achieve a high standard of on-stage discipline.

A skilled understanding of all aspects of acting, musical, and choreography needs, knowledge of dance steps, script interpretation, character analysis, and the different methods to achieve executing a musical number.

Stamina and a sense of humor.

A love for the arts and theatre.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school diploma required

technical theatre experience preferred

leadership experience required

Basic understanding of music required

A skilled level of dance experience required

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Excellent communication skills with the ability to manage and motivate a cast

Hands-on experience with musical choreography and/or teaching dance

Good writing skills

A positive attitude is a must regardless of the situation.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work under deadlines

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standing, walking, bending, some climbing, frequent use of hands, stooping, and lifting are needed. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Woodstock Arts is an equal opportunity employer and is deeply committed to building an inviting and inclusive arts community that celebrates individuality, diversity, and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We invite people of all races, ages, genders, and sexual orientations, of any family, parental, or disability statuses to apply. We want to represent diverse communities in our organization and welcome your interest.

CONTACT US

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