StoryBook Theatre is currently seeking a Music Director for our final production of the season, The SpongeBob Musical. The Music Director represents the Director on all musical matters and decisions for the production, including running music rehearsals, running the musical portions of auditions, assisting the Director with casting decisions, and collaborates with The Technical Director and Sound Designer on sound components of the production.
StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage and seek to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We encourage people of all ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity to apply for this position.
This position is being made possible through a Canada Summer Jobs Grant and therefore we are seeking applicants aged 18 to 30 for this role. We are not limited by this, but stronger consideration will be made for those candidates that meet this age criteria for this grant.
Music Director will be accountable to the Director and the Artistic Producer. Duties include:
- Do script analyses that outline songs within the show, character vocal ranges and requirements.
- Discuss production needs with The Production Team before rehearsals start.
- Co-ordinate with the Director to develop rehearsal schedules.
- Attend rehearsals as called.
- Meet with the Director prior to auditions to discuss how auditions will be run.
- If asked, help Director prepare materials for auditions.
- Keep auditions operating in an orderly fashion and assist Director with fact sheets and other materials.
- Provide input into the casting of the show.
- When called, facilitate all musical aspects of the rehearsal process.
- Monitor cast progress and competence as the process moves forward
- Make sure the musical integrity is met and maintained.
- Add additional rehearsal as required for the success of the show.
- Pull together and rehearse musicians if required.
- Ensure the production is ready to open musically.
The ideal candidates would possess many, if not all, of the qualifications listed below. StoryBook is a learning environment and is looking for a candidate willing to grow into the role with a base understanding of its demands and skills required.
- Relevant post-secondary education, or equivalent professional experience
- High level of personal organization and planning
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Must work well in a team and independent setting
Ultimately StoryBook is seeking a person who fits in with the organizational mandate and is keen and passionate about the work we do. A candidate who possesses the following attributes would be seen as a huge asset beyond their list of qualifications.
YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO
- Loves live performance and has an appreciation of the importance of theatre in society/for families
- Reflects an optimistic and positive attitude with organizational loyalty
- Has the ability to work autonomously and in a team with attention to discretion and sensitivity to work involving confidential information.
- Is a self-motivational work style that can be resilient under the changing conditions of COVID
- Has a genuine commitment to contribute to an internal culture that values people and provides an opportunity for everyone to flourish.
- Has the personal stature to inspire the organization, the Board, and the stakeholders by representing the Theatre with integrity.
- Is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity, cultural diversity, and broadening access to the arts.
- Is a pragmatic and effective problem-solver.
This is a seasonal contract position. Exact term to be determined with a start date as early as February 18, 2022.
Estimated contract fee is $3,000. Fees are continually assessed based on granting support, artists’ skillset and production demands.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.