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Music Director (’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 Music Directors for the following shows – 

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SWEENEY TODD – Oct. 4th – Oct. 20th
Auditions – July 14th & 15th
Callbacks  July 17th
Rehearsal Start – July 30th
Saturday 9 to 5 – September 14th
Q2Q – September 28th

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A Christmas Carol – Dec. 6th – 24th

Auditions – September 1st & 2nd
Callbacks – September 4th
Rehearsal Start – September 23rd
Saturday 9 to 5 – November 23rd
Q2Q – November 30th

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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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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

 

The job of the music director is to ensure the quality and completeness of Musical Productions in our 2024-2025 Season, to lead the members of the creative team into realizing their artistic and musical vision for it.

Set the sound and tone for the production for everyone involved. Bringing together the many complex pieces of the musical aspects of a production—the sound, actors, singing, and music—into a unified whole.

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


RESPONSIBILITIES

Interpret the script and musical score.

Cast the production in collaboration with the Artistic Director and creative team.

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

Plan the rehearsals alongside the creative team.

Guide the actors in their work during rehearsals. (Gauge actors range, work with the music with the actors, help with exercises, 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 Saturday 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.

Skilled understanding of all aspects of acting and musical needs: knowledge of the vocal range, 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.

Ability to play the piano required.

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

Hands-on experience with musical directing and/or teaching music/singing

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.

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