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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

Part Time Staff Position - Resident Choreographer and Dance Director
PAA has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team!
We are seeking a Resident Choreographer and Dance Director to join us starting January 1, 2020 (hiring date flexible; open until filled).
 
PAA is an award-winning educational theatre company founded in 2006, located in Highlands Ranch CO. We provide 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.
 
This is a part time staff position with flexibility in the hours, and the opportunity to earn additional income on top of the base salary through teaching and choreography opportunities throughout the year.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in dance or musical theater field preferred, or equivalent professional work. Program management experience and three or more years of dance teaching and/or musical theater choreography experience required. A passion for teaching students of mixed experience levels and ages is essential.

Requires: 

  • Ability to teach different styles of dance to a wide range of student experience levels and ages.
  • Ability to choreograph for musical theatre productions, including with a large number of students of mixed experience levels and ages.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to handle challenging situations, take initiative, and find positive solutions. 
  • Ability to use Google drive documents and email, and Microsoft suite programs.
  • Consistently do high quality work, including attention to details. 
  • Flexibility in schedule.

Hours: The schedule is variable, and often falls outside of normal work hours.

Compensation: This position is non-exempt and part time.

Annual rate: Base salary of $5000. Additional payment for teaching artist and choreographic work is available and determined based on assignment. 

Job Summary: The Resident Choreographer and Dance Instructor is responsible for dance department’s design, management, daily implementation, and for creating and executing on the department’s vision for growth, in collaboration with the Artistic Director, in line with PAAs strategic plan.

This position is responsible for teaching dance classes and acting as a production choreographer, and helps to mentor and guide faculty dance instructors and choreographers. As a key artistic staff member, the Resident Choreographer and Dance Instructor is expected to liaise and work with other staff members to support the overall creativity, health and functionality of the company. 

TO APPLY – click the “Apply Now” button below

Be sure to include the following:

  • A cover letter that explains why you are excited about this opportunity, and highlights relevant experience (required)
  • 3 references (required)
  • Resume/ CV specific to this position (required)
  • Any other supporting materials including reels, links etc. (optional)
If you invited for an interview, the process may include both an in person interview and a demonstration class with students.
Background checks are performed prior to finalization of contract.
Local hires only (PAA does not provide housing or transportation)
Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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)

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.

Freelance Position Spring 2020: Director for Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR
The Performing Arts Academy is seeking an experienced musical theatre director for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.
Applicants must have large cast musical theatre directing experience, and experience with and passion for working with elementary and middle school students. Directors need willingness and ability to lead a team, create schedules and a strong plan for the process, and be excited to work creatively to teach students as well as direct.
 
Students do not need prior experience to participate; the auditions are placement auditions, so the team will be working with a mixed experience level cast, including those brand new to theatre.
 
All rehearsals, tech and performances take place at 8817 South Broadway, Highlands Ranch
 
Auditions: December 13 (5-8 PM) & 14 (9 AM – 12N) 2019.
Casting is done following the Dec. 14th auditions.
Rehearsals begin January 6
Rehearses every Monday and Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
Tech week: Friday March 6 (5-9 PM), Saturday March 7 (9-4), Sunday March 8 (12-5), Tuesday & Wednesday March 10-11 (5-9 PM)
Performances March 12 & 13 at 6:30 PM. Faculty is called at 5:15 and supports students through performances, and helps with strike following the March 13th show.

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 Position Spring 2020: Choreographer for Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR
The Performing Arts Academy is seeking an experienced musical theatre choreographer for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.
 
Applicants must have large cast musical theatre choreography experience, and experience with and passion for teaching elementary and middle school students. Choreographers need willingness and ability to work collaboratively with a team, help to create schedules and a strong plan for the process, and be excited to work creatively to teach students as well as choreograph.
 
Students do not need prior experience to participate; the auditions are placement auditions, so the team will be working with a mixed experience level cast, including those without prior dance experience.
 
All rehearsals, tech and performances take place at 8817 South Broadway, Highlands Ranch
 
Auditions: December 13 (5-8 PM) & 14 (9 AM – 12N) 2019.
Casting is done following the Dec. 14th auditions.
Rehearsals begin January 6
Rehearses every Monday and Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
Tech week: Friday March 6 (5-9 PM), Saturday March 7 (9-4), Sunday March 8 (12-5), Tuesday & Wednesday March 10-11 (5-9 PM)
Performances March 12 & 13 at 6:30 PM. Faculty is called at 5:15 and supports students through performances, and helps with strike following the March 13th show.

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 Position Spring 2020: Music Director for Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR
The Performing Arts Academy is seeking a music director experienced in musical theatre with elementary and middle school students for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.
 
Applicants must have large cast musical theatre music directing experience, and experience with and passion for teaching elementary and middle school students. Music directors need willingness and ability to work collaboratively with a team, help to create schedules and a strong plan for the process, and be excited to work creatively to teach students as well as music direct.
 
Students do not need prior experience to participate; the auditions are placement auditions, so the team will be working with a mixed experience level cast. There will be students who do not read music, and have no prior singing experience.
 
All rehearsals, tech and performances take place at 8817 South Broadway, Highlands Ranch
 
Auditions: December 13 (5-8 PM) & 14 (9 AM – 12N) 2019.
Casting is done following the Dec. 14th auditions.
Rehearsals begin January 6
Rehearses every Monday and Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
Tech week: Friday March 6 (5-9 PM), Saturday March 7 (9-4), Sunday March 8 (12-5), Tuesday & Wednesday March 10-11 (5-9 PM)
Performances March 12 & 13 at 6:30 PM. Faculty is called at 5:15 and supports students through performances, and helps with strike following the March 13th show.

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 Position Spring 2020: Choreographer for Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS
The Performing Arts Academy is seeking an experienced musical theatre choreographer for Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS (30 min musical) after school program at Field Elementary School in Littleton, CO.
 
This is a grant-funded, six week program that takes students through a musical theatre rehearsal, tech and production experience. Rehearsals are three times a week, afterschool. (Details below)
 
Applicants must have larger cast musical theatre choreography experience, and experience with and passion for teaching elementary school students with little to no prior theatre or dance experience. Choreographers need willingness and ability to work collaboratively with a team, help to create schedules and a strong plan for the process, and be excited to work creatively to teach students as well as choreograph.
All rehearsals, tech and performances take place at Eugene Field Elementary School 5402 S. Sherman Way, Littleton, CO.
 
Location: The rehearsal and performance spaces are the gym and the stage in the gym.
Auditions: There are no auditions; students participate in Learn and Share experience the first day where the team teaches some materials in a safe, supportive way that is then shared. This is used for evaluation and role assignment.
Casting is done after the first day’s rehearsal.
Rehearsals begin January 21, 2020.
Rehearsals are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:03-5:00 (faculty arrives a bit early and stays for a few minutes after the students depart)
There is no rehearsal February 14 (Field has an early release day)
Tech: Monday February 24, Tuesday February 25, and Wednesday February 26 3:03- 5:00 PM.
Performances: (free, no tickets):
Thurs. Feb 27 at 6:00 PM cast and faculty call 5 PM
Friday Feb 28 Friday in school time TBD; usually around 1:00-1:30 PM call for faculty
Friday Feb 28  at 6:00 PM; cast and faculty call 5 PM
Cast Party TBD

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 Position Spring 2020: Director for Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS
The Performing Arts Academy is seeking an experienced musical theatre director for Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS (30 min musical) after school program at Field Elementary School in Littleton, CO.
 
This is a grant-funded, six week program that takes students through a musical theatre rehearsal, tech and production experience. Rehearsals are three times a week, afterschool. (Details below)
 
Applicants must have larger cast musical theatre directing experience, and experience with and passion for teaching elementary school students with little to no prior theatre or dance experience. Directors need willingness and ability to lead and work collaboratively with a team, create schedules and a strong plan for the process, and be excited to work creatively to teach students as well as direct.
All rehearsals, tech and performances take place at Eugene Field Elementary School 5402 S. Sherman Way, Littleton, CO.
 
Location: The rehearsal and performance spaces are the gym and the stage in the gym.
Auditions: There are no auditions; students participate in Learn and Share experience the first day where the team teaches some materials in a safe, supportive way that is then shared. This is used for evaluation and role assignment.
Casting is done after the first day’s rehearsal.
Rehearsals begin January 21, 2020.
Rehearsals are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:03-5:00 (faculty arrives a bit early and stays for a few minutes after the students depart)
There is no rehearsal February 14 (Field has an early release day)
Tech: Monday February 24, Tuesday February 25, and Wednesday February 26 3:03- 5:00 PM.
Performances: (free, no tickets):
Thurs. Feb 27 at 6:00 PM cast and faculty call 5 PM
Friday Feb 28 Friday in school time TBD; usually around 1:00-1:30 PM call for faculty
Friday Feb 28  at 6:00 PM; cast and faculty call 5 PM
Cast Party TBD

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.

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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