Help make a difference in a child’s life!

Thespian Arts Program teaches theatrical, vocal and physical techniques in a fun, nurturing environment; which fosters a respect for the arts and a positive, professional attitude.  We believe in theatre education as a force for a better world.  Children who participate in theatre learn to use their voices and bodies properly and feel more comfortable in their own skin.  They gain confidence, helping them not only as performers, but in every aspect of life.  By becoming members of an ensemble, they feel safe to stretch themselves creatively and emotionally.  Theatre helps them find their own special place in the world giving them a sense of belonging. Students learn the skills of memorization, concentration and teamwork which aid them in being more socially adept and having less fear in everything they do. They do better in school, make stronger choices, feel more confident about speaking up and become more successful people.

Studies show that creative projects and hands-on learning can hone skills in literacy, math, history, science, public speaking, memorization, and research better than traditional education programs. Students feel safe and confident expressing emotions while learning about discipline, commitment, teamwork, and taking pride in and ownership of their work.

TEACHING ARTISTS

If you are a teaching artist who has mastered your craft and would thrive in this type of educational environment, come join us! We are seeking experienced, professional instructors in Theatre, Dance, Music and Visual Arts for a robust, inclusive summer camp that will instill rigorous professionalism while having fun. We are filling the last few positions for Summer Arts Camp this year, and hope for artists to join our team who want to be a part of a thriving arts community, and participate in school programs, Fall classes and workshops and help to plan community events. 

Camp runs six-weeks July 10 – Aug 18. There will be a “sharing” on Saturday August 19. Classes are one hour each, with the potential for three classes a day.  Children are split into three groups by age: 5-7, 8-10 and 11-15. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We will be housed at 92 Main St. and are specifically seeking teachers for Music/Chorus, Hip Hop, Visual Arts and Writing. However, we are ALWAYS looking for nurturing artists who love working with kids in all disciplines of acting, music, dance, writing, visual arts and more. 

Please respond to thespianartsprogram@gmail.com with your photo, resume, and a short video or link to a work sample.  Include the course(s) you want to lead and feel free to be creative and offer us something we haven’t seen before! Also provide the age groups you can work with and your availability.  Please write a brief sentence or two describing your educational philosophy and what inspires you most. Include some dates and times you are available for a brief, virtual interview in the next week or so.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse camp environment. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you!

SITE MANAGERS

You are a warm, caring individual who is also highly organized and responsible. As the Site Manager, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation and safety of our students throughout the summer. This position does not involve teaching or directly caring for students but focuses on overseeing the facility, supervising staff, managing logistics, and maintaining a positive and efficient working and learning environment.

Reporting directly to the program director, your job is to be the adult outside of classes to be available when a child needs help, when parents visit or call, and to assist the director or teaching artists in any other ways as necessary. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Site Operations Management:
    • Oversee the sign in/sign out process, ensuring that we have accurate records of each child entering,  and that every child is released ONLY to an authorized adult. 
    • Oversee all aspects of the space, ensuring a safe, clean, and well-maintained environment for students, staff, and visitors.
    • Collaborate with the facilities team to address any maintenance, repairs, or safety concerns promptly.
    • Maintain accurate records related to attendance, incident reports, and other administrative tasks as required by the program director.
  2. Staff Supervision:
    • Supervise and provide guidance to camp counselors and other support staff, ensuring they fulfill their assigned duties effectively.
    • Assist with paperwork for the counselors, time sheets, evaluations, etc. 
    • Conduct regular meetings with staff to communicate expectations, address concerns, and provide necessary training or support. Program director will be on hand to assist as necessary.
    • Foster a positive and inclusive culture that promotes teamwork, creativity, and personal growth among the staff.
    • Help to create a safe space where children feel cared for when things are overwhelming or difficult, and  teaching staff has someone to help co-ordinate everything. 
  3. Health and Safety Compliance:
    • Respond promptly to any medical emergencies or incidents, following established protocols and coordinating with medical personnel, if necessary.
    • You will be asked to complete certification in CPR, first aid and EpiPen administration, we are putting together a class for staff. 

 Qualifications:

  • Ability to efficiently follow protocols while also providing a nurturing, safe space for our students.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire staff.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations related to camp operations.
  • Effective problem-solving abilities and the capacity to handle stressful situations calmly and efficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • First Aid and CPR certification (training can be provided).
  • A love of the arts and working with children. 

Note: The responsibilities and qualifications outlined above are intended to provide a general overview of the position and should not be considered an exhaustive list. Thespian Arts Program reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities as necessary. This position is perfect for a Mom with a student in the camp, or anyone who wants a part-time job for the summer that doesn’t take up the whole day. A full-time option might also be possible. 

Morning site manager: Hours are 7:00am – 1:00pm. Will supervise early drop-offs, check in three shifts of counselors and assist as necessary throughout.

Afternoon site manager: Hours are 12:00pm – 6 :00pm. Will oversee students and counselors signing out, supervise late pick-ups and assist as necessary throughout. 

Compensation: $300/week with free tuition for your child, OR $400/week. 

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant references to Traci Timmons at thespianartsprogram@gmail.com Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse camp environment. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.