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Dance Director, Choreographer, Instructor

    CGST is seeking a talented, professional, enthusiastic, positive, flexible Dance Director for our summer performing arts camp. The DD has many duties and responsibilities including: 

  • Serving as a pre-summer consultant.
  • Preparing with the Artistic Director in the pre-production of the shows and curriculum via email or phone.
  • Teaching the dance classes. Curriculum is open, but suggestions are basic theatre dance, jazz, tap, ballet, and actor movement training (ie, Suzuki, Alexander, Grotowski, etc.) Classes are planned to be four groups of 16 students, 5 days a week, 4 hours a day, starting at 10 am (53 minute classes). Teaching experience is a must.
  • Choreographing and/or Directing/Choreographing the musical(s). Rehearsals are in the evening, 3 hours a night, 5 days a week. There are some weekend rehearsals. Professional experience is necessary. A degree is required, a Masters degree is preferred. We produce about two dozen musicals and non-musicals every year. Feedback on selection of the shows is appreciated.
  • Two hours each afternoon and weekends, by and large, are free, though we request that the DD participates in some of the weekend outdoor sports and activities. A great attitude and flexibility are vital.

For the above, the Dance Director receives:

  • A round-trip plane ticket, or travel reimbursement.
  • A private bedroom with a shared bathroom in the dorms.
  • Food for the entire length of the contract on the campus with the campers/staff.
  • Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening is usually OFF.
  • A weekly salary of $300 - 475/week, 4 1/2 week contract.
  • Many summer activities paid for, such as field trips.

 

Music Director/Instructor

    CGST is seeking a talented, professional, enthusiastic, positive, flexible Musical Director for our summer performing arts camp. The MD has many duties and responsibilities:

  • Serving as a pre-summer consultant.
  • Preparing with the Artistic Director in pre-production of the shows and curriculum via email or phone.
  • Teaching music classes. Curriculum is flexible, but suggestions are basic theory, sight singing, singing parts, performing group songs from musicals, musical interpretation, music of different cultures, coaching individual songs, basic singing techniques, blend, harmony, musical theatre history, and rehearsing the music from the musical. Classes are currently planned to be four groups of 16 students, 5 days a week, 4 hours a day starting at noon (53 minute classes). One hour of private classes a day is also a possibility. Teaching experience is a must.
  • Musically directing and playing the musical(s). Rehearsals are in the evening, 3 hours a night, 5 days a week. There are some weekend rehearsals. Excellent piano skills are a must. Professional experience is necessary. A degree is required, a Masters degree is preferred. We produce about two dozen musicals and non-musicals every year. Feedback on selection of the shows is appreciated.
  • Many of the mornings and weekends are free, though we request that the MD participates in some of the weekend outdoor sports and activities. A great attitude and flexibility are vital for this position.

For the above, the Musical Director receives:

  • A round-trip plane ticket, or travel reimbursement.
  • A private bedroom with a shared bathroom in the dorms.
  • Food for the entire length of the contract on the campus with the campers/staff.
  • Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening is usually OFF.
  • Weekly salary of $300-475/week, 4 1/2 week contract.
  • Many summer activities paid for, such as field trips.

 

Camp Counselor Position

The Hardest Job You'll Ever LOVE!

    CGST is seeking female and male Camp Counselors for our summer performing arts camp. 
CC's need to be FLEXIBLE, fun, responsible, patient, creative, self-motivated, and great leaders. CCs' duties are broken down into three areas: Theatre Production Work, Camp Counseling, and Teaching Theatre Potpourri and Wild Card (outdoor activities).

The CCs have many duties and responsibilities including: 
The team of counselors is the production staff of the shows. The production staff, lead by the Technical Director, is a collaborative group with the many duties including: directing, stage managing, guest acting, light designing/board operating, sound designing, set designing/building, creating costumes and musically playing the show. All counselors who wanted to direct a show the last few years got to direct a show (or two!) Campers also have production duties. 

Staying in the cabin with the students and supervising them at night. Camp Counselors are responsible for the campers 24 hours a day. CPR, First Aid, and Life Guard training and experience are ideal, though training is provided, if necessary. Life Guards are always sought, as are Guitarists. CCs also work closely with the Camp Director to develop activities for the campers. Summer activities may include hiking the campus and surrounding parks, playing board and theatre games in the dorms, arts and crafts, movie nights, field trips downtown, Super Secret Fun Activities, and many other exciting adventures.

Most CCs are instructors, as well. They teach Theatre Potpourri electives: stage combat, Suzuki, masks, tai chi, mime, improv, stand up comedy, Alexander, Grotowski, martial arts, acrobatics, theatre history, directing, speech, Linklater voice, Lessac, Skinner, yoga, playwriting, Shakespeare, tech, puppetry, etc. These classes are not limited to Theatre, however, and exciting inter-curriculum is encouraged. Previous examples include art history, archetypes, botany, meditation, fashion design, amongst others. Teaching experience is a plus. Please indicate on your application which theatrical electives you are able to teach. They also teach Wild Card, which is a class that could include a hike, volleyball, jewelry making, nap time - you name it! 

CCs must be positive role models, have great attitudes, and be flexible. Creativity, a love of theatre, and enthusiasm are vital. Camp experience is a plus. Theatrical experience is a must. BFA/BA students are ideal. CCs must be at least 19 years old, and must have completed at least one year of college. Camp vehicles can only be driven by CCs over age 21. 

For the above, CCs receive:

A bed in the dorm. Meals for the entire length of the contract. A weekly salary:
    $125-150 per week for non-drivers (under age 21).
    $175-$200 per week for drivers (over age 21).     

You must be available for the entire length of the contract, dates are posted on the job application.

Please note: The CCs stay in the dorms with the campers at night. There is limited free time and limited privacy.

 

Counselor in Training program

The CIT program is designed for older campers who want the benefit of certain staff responsibilities while still being a student at CGST. CIT's enroll as Advanced Track campers, but are expected to do a few additional duties and to take on more of a staff-like role. Accordingly, they will take part in the CIT Leadership Academy: A weekly meeting with the Camp Directors to discuss potential student concerns, weigh in on staff decisions and develop leadership skills, as well as planning their own Annual CGST Contribution Project: An independent event or fundraising opportunity to take place outside of camp during the academic year that will serve to promote CGST and contribute to organization development in some way.

Additionally, CIT's will assist with clean up at the end of camp, staying later on the final Saturday until CGST is fully moved out of the dorms and theater. They also attend one full day and night of the staff orientation week, where they help to prepare camp for the incoming students.

There is no additional charge for the CIT program, even though they are on campus for an extra day.

Enrollment in the CIT program requires both a student application and a CIT Application. CITs are not guaranteed work in future summers as a camp counselor, but the training is designed to give these students a leg up for future employment.

 

CGST is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- 
all interested parties are encouraged to apply!