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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

Staff Position - Resident Costume Designer and Costume Department Manager

Resident Costume Designer and Costume Department Manager
This position is in charge of the design (creating or supervising), logistics, scheduling,
and implementation of all costume related elements for PAA’s year-round programming.
It also includes management, teaching, and stock management. High level attention to
details, ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines, creativity, out of the box on the
fly problem solving, advanced collaboration and communication skills, and love of
working with students are essential qualities for this position.

Job Duties:
● Work with the artistic director to recruit and hire costume faculty
● Oversee and mentor costume faculty
● Support costume faculty in their design and builds when needed and/or
requested
● Design and build (execute) one show at St. Luke’s, one Afterschool (at a local
elementary school) and at least two summer productions per season (option to
design all summer programs with two assistants)
● Teach costume classes (at least one per season) and work with the Artistic
Director to standardize/set goals and criteria for existing classes and
develop/design new classes
● Work with the Resident Production Manager/ Technical Director in the scheduling
and implementation of costume design into productions
● Work with the Resident Production Manager/ Technical Director in the inventory,
organization and maintenance of costume-related offsite storage
● In charge of the organization, cleaning and maintenance of the shared costume
work space and loft area at St. Luke’s, in collaboration with St. Luke’s manager.
● Create and oversee a plan and schedule for laundry/dry cleaning of costumes
and restock of costumes post-shows, including summer. This includes supporting
the other costume designers in this when applicable and doing the
implementation of it when the Resident Costume Designer is also the show
designer
● Work with the Artistic Director and Resident Production Manager/ Technical
Director to develop a long-term growth strategy for the costume department.
● This position is required to come to staff meetings when there are productions
underway. A detailed schedule of when this is will be created with the Artistic
Director upon hiring and may be subject to change
● This position’s roles and responsibilities will be evaluated at regular intervals with
the Artistic Director as it is a new position, and adjustments may be made as
needed as well as other duties as assigned

Physical Job Specifications:

  • Often needs to be in stationary positions (standing and sitting), sometimes for several hours at a time.
  • Frequently moves costumes and costume racks, wheeled and non-wheeled.
  • Needs to be able to lift and/or wheel costume-filled tubs into and out of storage and vehicles, as well as transport tubs to and from various locations including on and off site storage and production locations.
  • Needs to be able to co-lift filled costume racks, sometimes up and/or down stairs.
  • Needs to be able to ascend and descend a ladder.
  • Frequent work in noisy environments.
  • Must be able to operate sewing and other job-related equipment

Start Date: Immediately
This is a part time, non-exempt, salaried position.

Please submit (use Apply button, below):
● A cover letter that explains why this position is exciting to you, and what you
would bring to it that is unique and beneficial to PAA. The more detail and
specificity the better. Please limit to one page in length.
● A resume
● References (at least 3)
● Link to portfolio/work samples (bringing a hard copy in to interview is fine as well;
please note this in the cover letter)

Staff Position - Resident Production Manager and Technical Director

Resident Production Manager and Technical Director
This position is in charge of the logistics, scheduling, implementation and supervision of
all technical and design elements of PAA’s year-round programming. It also includes
management, teaching, designing (assigned depending on candidate’s specialties), and
stock inventory (equipment, materials etc.) management. High level attention to details,
ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines, creativity, out of the box on the fly
problem solving, advanced collaboration and communication skills, and love of working
with students are essential qualities for this position.

Job Duties:
● Logistical management of the technical and design implementation of all
productions, including on and off-site
● Operate as the in-house technical director for productions onsite, and for the
Afterschool programs
● Oversee Assistant Technical directors onsite
● Oversee all offsite technical and design faculty, including directors and assistant
technical directors
● Provide additional technical support on and offsite (specifics dependent on skills –
e.g. lights, sound, set design etc.) as designer, carpenter, board operator,
engineer etc. as needed
● Work with the Artistic Director for the recruitment and hiring of technical and
design faculty
● Oversee all technical aspects of productions and classes, on and offsite
● Oversee load-ins, strikes, and load-outs
● Schedule and lead production meetings
● Tech team and tech faculty management
● Oversee Resident Costume Designer/Costume Department Manager.
● Designing / developing and teaching technical and/or design classes and a
summer tech program, and work with the Artistic Director to standardize/set
goals and criteria for classes
● Supervising technical work study students
● Work with the Artistic Director to design and develop a long-term growth strategy
for technical and design departments
● Responsible for creating and maintaining an updated capital needs list of
technical and design related items
● Create and then maintain a system for effective delivery and implementation of
tech support for productions on and offsite
● Lead the organization, maintenance and inventory of PAA’s off-site storage. In
charge of handling faculty access to offsite storage
● In charge of and responsible for PAA’s part of keeping the St. Luke’s loft storage
area (props and costumes) clean and organized in collaboration the St. Luke’s –
manager.
● Responsible for working with faculty to return all technical and design elements
back to their storage locations after productions, and for reporting broken or
damaged items that are in need of repair and replacement.
● Must attend weekly staff meetings, and board meetings when requested
● May be asked to be Staff on Duty
● Other duties as assigned

Physical Job Specifications:

  • Often needs to be in stationary positions (standing and sitting), sometimes for several hours at a time.
  • Needs to be able to lift and/or wheel heavy, filled technical-related storage tubs into and out of storage and vehicles, as well as transport tubs to and from various locations including on and off-site storage and production locations.
  • Needs to be able to co-lift filled costume racks, sometimes up and/or down stairs.
  • Needs to be able to ascend and descend a ladder.
  • Needs to be able to transverse a catwalk (grid or similar above a stage and/or audience area).
  • Needs to be able to lift, transport, position and install/uninstall heavy equipment and design/build related items.
  • Frequent work in noisy environments.
  • Must be able to operate technical equipment.
  • Ability to drive U-Haul and similar trucks a plus.

Start Date: Mid-April
This is a full time, exempt, salaried position.

Please submit (use Apply button, below):
●A cover letter that explains why this position is exciting to you, and what you
would bring to it that is unique and beneficial to PAA. The more detail and
specificity the better. Please limit to one page in length.
● A resume specific to the job
● References (at least 3)
● Link to portfolio/work samples (bringing a hard copy in to interview is fine as well;
please note this in the cover letter)

Contracted Faculty Positions (Freelance - hire per job)

Fall and Spring Classes:
Teaching artists – for 10-week (1 or 2X/week) classes in the disciplines of acting, music,
dance, design, tech, management. Classes usually fall in the evenings (4:30 onward).
Also interested in unique theatrical workshops and masterclasses for our students.

Fall and Spring Fully Staged Musicals:
Directors
Choreographers
Music Directors
Stage Managers
Costume Designers (including build)
Set Designers (including build)
Sound Designers and Sound Engineers (especially with wireless mic experience)
Light Designers (able to work creatively with what is in the air)
Projection Designers
Board Operators
Assistant Tech Directors
Site Coordinators

Summer Camps (fully staged musicals for all studios except Discovery; Studio Discovery ages 3-K camps end with a Shareformance):
Almost all positions in the summer have a component of teaching in additional to the
more traditional theatre role.

Technical Directors (especially with school and non-traditional theatre space experience)
Assistant Technical Directors
Directors/Acting Instructors
Choreographers/Dance Instructors
Music Directors/Music Instructors
Stage Managers
Costume Designers (including build)
Set Designers (including build)
Sound Designers and Sound Engineers (especially with wireless mic experience)
Light Designers (able to work creatively with what is in the air)
Projection Designers
Board Operators
Site Coordinators

Afterschool (local elementary schools’ program; fully staged short musicals):
Directors
Choreographers
Music Directors
Stage Managers
Costume Designers (including build)
Set Designers (including build) (minor needs for this program; especially helpful if this
position can be paired with another design element)
Sound Designers and Sound Engineers (especially with wireless mic experience)
Light Designers (able to work creatively with what is in the air)
Projection Designers
Board Operators
Assistant Tech Directors
Site Coordinators
Child Wrangler

Hire Date: Rolling
These are contracted, freelance positions.

Please submit (use Apply button, below):
● A cover letter that explains why you would be excited to work with PAA, and what
position/s you would be interested in, and why. The more detail and specificity
the better. Please limit to one page in length.
● A theatrical resume (if you are primarily a teacher, a teaching resume)
● References (at least 3)
● Link to portfolio/work samples (if applicable)

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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