Assistant Musical Director, PB Theatricals Youth Theatre

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Job Summary

We are looking for an Assistant Musical Director for our productions of The Yeomen of the Guard & Patience in August 2023. This role will involve working with both children aged 10–18 years old and young adults aged 16 - 35 years old.

Job Description

We are a not-for-profit youth theatre, based in the Peak District, and we specialise in performing Gilbert & Sullivan shows in a condensed time frame.

We are looking for a Musical Director for our productions of The Yeomen of the Guard & Patience in August 2023. This role will involve working with both children aged 10-18 years old and young adults aged 16 - 35 years old.

The dates are as follows:

  • Saturday 5th August - Auditions at the Bakewell Medway Centre, Bakewell, for both shows
  • Sunday 6th August - Friday 11th August - Rehearsals and performance for Yeomen of the Guard (in The Chapel Playhouse, Chapel-en-le-Frith.)Saturday 12th August - Yeomen performance at the Bakewell Medway Centre
  • Sunday 13th August - Saturday 19th August - Rehearsals and performance for Patience (in the Bakewell Medway Centre, Bakewell)

Sunday 20th August - Performance in Chapel Playhouse, Chapel-en-le-Frith.

For the two weeks, we are able to offer payment of £350. We are a not-for-profit youth theatre who aims to give children a theatrical experience at an affordable price. We are primarily run by volunteers so this is not a salary, but a stipend. We particularly welcome applications from young people who are looking to gain experience in the arts.

If required, we will also be able to provide accommodation for the rehearsal and performance period. Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish for us to find you accommodation.

Please send your CV and a cover letter to mailto:pbtyouththeatre@gmail.com - pbtyouththeatre@gmail.com before 20th February 2023. You can also ask us any questions at that email address.

Confirmation of the role is subject to passing a DBS check. If you are not already DBS checked we can organise this for you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate experience and aptitude to work with and teach/direct young people of various ages;
  • Demonstrate experience of working with others, e.g., Director, Production Team, Musical Director. We want our AMD to feel confident providing feedback and suggestions where necessary to enhance the show;
  • Demonstrate experience and aptitude to plan a structured practice session to meet the objectives of the Musical Director;
  • Be confident on a keyboard, and able to play individual lines so that the cast can hear the lines they should be singing; including teaching harmonies;
  • Be confident in leading small and large groups in music and warm ups;
  • Have a positive, friendly and approachable manner, so that members are confident to ask questions and learn from their experience with PBT.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the Musical Director with teaching cast members the music for our shows The Yeomen of the Guard and Patience.

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How to Apply

Send us an email with your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience to pbtyouththeatre@gmail.com

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