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Join the PAA Team!

Do you love to work with students in theatre?
Looking for a fun, creative challenge?
Apply to join PAA’s Faculty and Staff Today!

 

PAA is seeking experienced, passionate theatre professionals who love to work with students and are excited to work in non-traditional theatrical spaces.

● Candidates must have a willingness to learn, be highly organized, self-motivated, and committed to working as part of larger teams. Programs are designed for ages 3 – grade 12 with some adult classes too!

● PAA’s programs and classes encompass a wide variety of experience levels.  With the exception of the advanced level, musical theatre programs have placement auditions that usually occur at least 4 weeks prior. More information on each program is located throughout the website. 

● PAA operates as an independent 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization located at 8817 South Broadway in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

● PAA hires 50+ contractors annually on a rolling basis and will only respond to selected applications.

● Due to the nature of PAA’s activities, all hired employees and contractors are background checked every 1-3 years.

Current Openings

Summer 2020: Freelance Costume Designer
The Performing Arts Academy is seeking experienced Freelance Costume Designers for their Summer production of Big Fish.
 
As a Costume Designer for PAA, it is your primary duty to create and implement a cohesive and exciting costume plot which serves the story of the play, and inspires both actors and audience members. Must be a collaborator. You are expected to meet deadlines set by the production team (fittings, technical rehearsals, etc.), as well as set and meet individual goals when working on your own. Applicants must have sewing experience on both standard sewing machines and sergers, must be able to work quickly from patterns or freehand. Attention to detail and a positive attitude are key. Designers will have an assistant for production, but must be able to work quickly and on a budget to complete designs within the allotted two-week production period. Must be a self-starter, design and concept can and should be done before production dates. As the production roles into the rehearsal period, designers have only one week to complete fittings and total execution of design. Applicants will be working around children, and must conduct themselves appropriately.

 

Dates Needed:
July 13-24

 

Local hires only; no housing or transportation available from PAA. Background checks are performed on all hired faculty.

APPLY using the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page.

 
Please make sure to include:
  • A cover letter detailing why you would like to work with us and highlighting relevant experience.
  • A CV/resume
  • 3 References with contact information 
  • Optional: reels, photographs, and other supporting documentation

 

Please note, due to the volume of applications, we will contact only those selected for an interview.

 

The Performing Arts Academy is an award-winning educational theatre company founded in 2006, located in Highlands Ranch CO. Providing quality theatre education in acting, dance, voice and behind the scenes tech and design, Through high quality class and performative opportunities, PAA focuses on the growth of students as individuals, and as active participants in the world. paacolorado.org
Summer 2020: Freelance Costume Assistant
The Performing Arts Academy is seeking experienced Freelance Costume Assistants for Summer 2020 productions.
 
It is the primary job of the Costume Assistant to help the Costume Designer with fittings, alterations, and assembly of costumes as needed. Productions run two weeks each, so the design and implementation process are very fast-paced. Applicants must have sewing experience on both standard sewing machines and sergers. Assistants must be able to work quickly from patterns and freehand. They can experience a high volume of alterations at once (there are often 50 actors in a production), and must be able to complete within days. Attention to detail and a positive attitude are key. Assistants are not required to be present for performances, but must remain available throughout the production period at the designer’s discretion. The Assistant will be working around children, and must conduct themselves appropriately.
 
Dates Needed (Availability for both is preferable but not required):
  • June 15-26: Seussical Kids/ Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
  • July 13-24: Big Fish (School Edition)
 
Local hires only; no housing or transportation available from PAA. Background checks are performed on all hired faculty.
 
APPLY using the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page. Please make sure to include:
  • A cover letter detailing why you would like to work with us and highlighting relevant experience.
  • A CV/resume
  • 3 References with contact information 
  • Optional: reels, photographs, and other supporting documentation

Please note, due to the volume of applications, we will contact only those selected for an interview.

The Performing Arts Academy is an award-winning educational theatre company founded in 2006, located in Highlands Ranch CO. Providing quality theatre education in acting, dance, voice and behind the scenes tech and design, Through high quality class and performative opportunities, PAA focuses on the growth of students as individuals, and as active participants in the world.

Summer 2020: Freelance Carpenter/Technician
The Performing Arts Academy is seeking experienced Freelance Carpenter/Technicians for their Summer 2020 productions.
 
It is the primary job of the Technicians to assist the Production Manager and Lead Technical Director in assembly and implementation of scenic elements as needed per production. Applicants must have experience with common theatrical construction techniques, be competent with power tools, and have working knowledge of safe scenic assembly and setup. Experience with scenic painting, lighting, sound, or projections is a plus. Programs run at a fast pace (two shows per every two weeks, throughout June and July; shows must be assembled and completed within the first week of each production), so organization and responsibility are essential. Technicians may be asked to perform lighting/projection board op duties during technical rehearsals and performances as needed, or perform backstage duties. Techs will also be required to participate in scenic load-ins and strikes; must be able to lift heavy objects and be on your feet for hours at a time. Technicians will be working around children, and must conduct themselves professionally.


Dates Needed (Availability for both months is preferred, but not required):
  • June 1-26
  • July 6-24


Local hires only; no housing or transportation available from PAA. Background checks are performed on all hired faculty.


APPLY using the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page. Please make sure to include:
  • A cover letter detailing why you would like to work with us and highlighting relevant experience.
  • A CV/resume
  • 3 References with contact information 
  • Optional: reels, photographs, and other supporting documentation


Please note, due to the volume of applications, we will contact only those selected for an interview.


The Performing Arts Academy is an award-winning educational theatre company founded in 2006, located in Highlands Ranch CO. Providing quality theatre education in acting, dance, voice and behind the scenes tech and design, Through high quality class and performative opportunities, PAA focuses on the growth of students as individuals, and as active participants in the world.
 
Freelance Faculty Positions
The Performing Arts Academy is hiring faculty for the 2020-2021 season!
Join our team!

We are seeking experienced theatrical teaching artists for classes and musical theatre productions. Contracted freelance positions are available in artistic, design, tech and management.

Work dates/times and duration vary by program.
Local hires only; no housing or transportation available from PAA.
Student ages vary by program from ages 3 – grade 12, and some 18 yrs+ adult classes.
Background checks are performed on all hired faculty.

APPLY using the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page
Please make sure to include:
A cover letter detailing why you would like to work with us and highlighting relevant experience.
A CV/resume
3 References with contact information
Optional: reels, photographs, and other supporting documentation

Please note, due to the volume of applications, we will contact only those selected for an interview.

The Performing Arts Academy is an award-winning educational theatre company founded in 2006, located in Highlands Ranch CO. Providing quality theatre education in acting, dance, voice and behind the scenes tech and design, Through high quality class and performative opportunities, PAA focuses on the growth of students as individuals, and as active participants in the world.

Come join the team at PAA!

PAA is an inclusive community that welcomes participation without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, color, religion, disability, sex, creed, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, military status, political service, and affiliation. PAA is strongly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. All employment decisions, terms, and conditions are made without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, Veterans’ status, marital status or other factors protected by applicable Federal, state, or local law.

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