Music / Vocal Director

TADA! Youth Theater

Type of Position:   Part-Time

Salary:   Weekly salary of $500-$600, paid biweekly.

Job Type:    In-person

Application Post Date:   September 28, 2021

Application Deadline:   October 23, 2021

Job Position Summary

Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater actively seeks Music/Vocal Directors for its production season. Founded in 1984, TADA! Youth Theater inspires young people from different backgrounds to be creative, learn, and think differently through high-quality musical theater productions, and educational programs. TADA!’s vision is that all young people grow up feeling successful, creative, confident, accepted, and accepting of themselves. Through the ability of people learning to express themselves well, we can break down barriers of racism and inequality and create positive, active citizens.

The Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET), is a diverse, free, year-round pre-professional training and positive youth development program with youth ages 8-18 from all over New York City’s 5 boroughs and parts of New Jersey. Ensemble Members have a variety of experience and abilities. Applicants should have a passion for and love working with youth, have a lot of energy, and be a great communicator and collaborator with young performers and adults.

Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting warm-ups

  • Teaching young actors vocal scores and harmonies, many of which do not read music.

  • Accompanying rehearsals and transposing music to meet the performers’ abilities when necessary

  • Creatively driving the musical aspects of the show

  • Recruiting, scheduling, and rehearsing a band for performances

  • Playing piano and conducting for performances and/or special events

  • Giving notes to young actors throughout rehearsals and the run of performances

  • Private vocal work/voice lessons

Compensation: These are part-time salaried positions, weekly salary of $500-$600, paid biweekly through payroll.

Commitment: Varies, Wednesdays-Sundays

  • Open RYET Auditions: October 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, November 5th, 6th, 7th

  • Winter Production

    • Rehearsals: December 3rd-February 5th (Holiday Break Dec 19th-Jan 5th)

    • Performances: February 5th-27th

  • Spring Production

    • Rehearsals: February 10th-March 25th

    • Performances: March 25th-April 9th

  • Summer Production

    • Rehearsals: May 21st-July 16th (Breaks May 22nd-May 31st, July 3rd-5th)

    • Performances: July 16th-30th

How to Apply

Applicants should email their cover letter and resume with references to Ashley Knowles, Associate Director of Ensemble Program, for consideration, aknowles@tadatheater.com.

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the youth in our Ensemble program. TADA! is continually working to become a more anti-racist organization. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision above. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply. COVID-19 Vaccination required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.