Applications for ASCTC 2018 artistic staff positions are now open.

Please note: A mandatory two-day orientation and training course for all artistic staff will precede both sessions of ASCTC 2018.


Currently available positions – scroll down for job descriptions and links to the application forms

  • Show Director
  • Residence & Directing Assistant
  • Production Intern

Show Director

Show Directors are responsible for one of three plays ASCTC produces each session. In addition to usual directorial duties, show directors should be professional role models and comfortable in a mentorship position.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must be 21 or older
  • A minimum BA or BFA (or equivalent professional directing and teaching experience)
  • Experience working with both Shakespeare’s staging conditions and the ASCTC demographic of young actors is strongly preferred.
  • Show Directors are also invited to teach workshops, give lectures, and help with monologue coaching – applicants who are able and willing to do so are greatly preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

BEFORE CAMP: SCRIPT PREPARATION, ORIENTATION, AND PRODUCTION MEETINGS
  • Cut the base text provided by the Camp Director to a 60-minute performance length.
  • All cuts are subject to approval by the Camp Director.
  • First cuts are due April 1.
  • Create several potential doubling charts using different cast sizes in order to ensure flexibility in the casting sessions.
  • Begin design conversations with RDAs and production interns during the Spring
  • Present design plan to Camp Director and Camp Life Coordinator during Orientation
DURING CAMP: AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS, AND TEACHING
  • Attend unified auditions
  • Participate in the session-wide casting session
  • Manage your artistic team of two RDAs and a production intern over the three-week rehearsal period.
  • Work with campers in the rehearsal room for a minimum of 3 hours daily, 6 days per week, for 3 weeks.
  • Teach workshops and give lectures as qualified
  • Help with monologue coaching as needed
  • Contribute content and posts to the camp blog at least twice: once before camp begins and once during the session
  • Regular progress meetings with Camp Director (weekly at minimum)
EMPLOYMENT DATES

Session 1: June 15 – July 8, 2018 (Session starts June 17)
Session 2: July 13 – August 5, 2018 (Session starts July 15)

COMPENSATION

$2,000 per session
Housing and one meal per day provided during employment period

Rolling applications



Residence & Directing Assistants

ASC Theatre Camp Residential & Directing Assistants (RDAs) are more than just camp counselors. RDAs engage with campers in multiple ways during one of our two 3-week summer camp sessions by serving as both residential assistants and assistant directors.

All RDAs receive a private room with an ensuite bathroom, plus all meals. RDAs receive one half-day off per session and must stay through that session’s final strike.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have completed at least one year of college
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certification (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (preferred)
  • Experience performing, directing, or teaching Shakespeare
  • Rich, diverse background in theatre arts (preferred)
  • Exhibits dependability, punctuality, patience, teamwork, self-control, and enthusiasm
  • Possesses good leadership skills and responsibility
  • Demonstrates appropriate behavior at all times

RESPONSIBILITIES

SERVE AS A RESIDENT ASSISTANT FOR ALL CAMPERS
  • Assist with travel coordination for arriving and departing campers
  • Manage morning wake-up and evening lights-out in rotation with other RDAs
  • Work with on-site nurse and other RDAs to administer camper prescription medications per the delivery schedule
  • Supervise and escort campers during activities
  • Instruct and interact with campers during activities
  • Coordinate off-campus shopping trips
  • Work amicably and cooperatively with all staff members
  • Contribute content and posts to the camp blog regularly (three times per week minimum)
  • Observe and promote all rules and regulations of ASC Theatre Camp
  • Attend daily and weekly staff meetings with Camp Director and Camp Life Coordinator
SERVE AS AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR CAMP PRODUCTIONS
  • Support and assist Show Director with daily rehearsals
  • Lead workshops and master classes as qualified, and/or support and assist leaders with workshops and master classes
  • Work closely with campers on text analysis and line memorization
  • Mediate any issues of artistic concern between cast members and the director
  • Lead morning movement-based warm-ups several times a week in coordination with other camp staff
EMPLOYMENT DATES

Session 1: June 15 – July 8, 2018 (Session starts June 17)
Session 2: July 13 – August 5, 2018 (Session starts July 15)
Extended Experience Week (XXW): July 9 – July 14, 2018 (not required)

COMPENSATION

$1,500 per session

Potential bonus negotiable depending on XXW attendance. For planning purposes, please be aware that RDAs working both sessions are welcome to remain in housing during the XXW if desired, but are not required to do so and will not be “on duty” for that week unless otherwise specified.

Room and board

Applications close Monday, February 5, 2018.


Production Intern

Get hands-on experience working in the thick of all the nitty-gritty realities of making theatre. ASC Theatre Camp production interns are the real workhorses behind each camp production. By the end of the summer, our production interns should understand and appreciate the actual groundwork required to mount a show from beginning to end. Ideally, Production Interns stay for the entire summer and work on one show each session. Occasionally, based on applicant availability and production needs, Production Interns may only work one session. Either way, Production Internships are perfect for undergraduate and graduate students contemplating a career in behind-the-scenes theatre.

Production internships are available to current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and working towards the completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Exhibits dependability, punctuality, patience, teamwork, self-control, and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrates exceptional organization, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Ability to anticipate potential problems and identify solutions ahead of time
  • A penchant for innovative, outside-of-the-box thinking
  • Willingness to experiment with an attitude of “Yes”
  • Experience with theatrical costume design, wardrobe maintenance, sewing, and costume care (preferred but not required)
  • Experience with theatrical prop design, construction, and organization (preferred but not required)
  • Stage management experience (preferred but not required)

RESPONSIBILITIES

BEFORE CAMP: SCRIPT PREPARATION, ORIENTATION, AND PRODUCTION MEETINGS
  • Work on script formatting with Camp Director Lia Wallace in the early spring
  • Begin design conversations by meeting (remotely if necessary) with show directors and RDAs in the months leading up to camp to discuss design ideas and coordinate costume and prop materials and budgets
  • Participate in all staff and orientation training in the days leading up to each session
  • Discuss and decide with your director and RDAs what your specific duties in the rehearsal room will be
  • Write an blog post about your script preparation process for the camp blog before April
DURING CAMP: THE REAL WORK (AND THE REAL FUN) BEGINS.
  • Attend every rehearsal with your cast.
  • Contribute content to the camp blog daily
  • Serve in whatever capacity is needed and formerly agreed upon between you and your director, including (but not limited to):
    • running costume and prop check-out, organization, maintenance, cleaning, and strike
    • stage management
    • text coaching
    • choreography (fight or dance) as qualified
    • music arrangement and direction as qualified
    • leading warmups
    • dramaturgical research
EMPLOYMENT DATES
(both sessions): JUNE 15 – AUGUST 5
(first session): JUNE 15 – JULY 8
(second session): JULY 13 – AUGUST 5

SESSION 1: June 15 – July 8, 2018 (Session begins June 17)
BREAK: July 9-13
SESSION 2: July 13 – August 5, 2018 (Session begins July 15)

COMPENSATION

ASC internships are unpaid, but we do provide room and board for ASCTC production interns during the employment period.

Current students may receive credit for the internships – however, please be advised that the Production Intern Application is for The American Shakespeare Center only, and interns will need to contact their academic advisers for information on registering for class credit.

Rolling applications