Employment

 

Random Farms is currently seeking to hire the following positions:
Resident Music Director / Head of Voice Department
Costume Assistant

RESIDENT MUSIC DIRECTOR / HEAD OF VOICE DEPARTMENT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking a full-time Resident Music Director / Head of Voice Department to join the programming team. This individual should love working with children and be confident teaching ages 7-18. Significant experience music directing youth theater productions and excellent accompaniment skills are essential. The ideal candidate will not only music direct our full-scale productions and collaborate with their fellow staff members on the creation of shows, but will also run our voice department. Candidates should be comfortable supervising others, have a positive attitude, creative mind, collaborative nature, never-ending patience, and an ego they’re willing to check at the door. They should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as they will frequently communicate with parents about programming logistics and provide student feedback.

Random Farms values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resident Music Director Responsibilities

  • Music direct 4-5 full-scale shows per year
    • Participate in title selection, audition / callback material selection, creating the rehearsal schedule, and casting
    • Accompany auditions / callbacks / rehearsals as necessary
    • Hire pit musicians as necessary and run pit rehearsals
    • Conduct / play shows as necessary
    • Communicate with licensing company to sort out track alterations
  • Assist with track edits for additional programs

Head Of The Voice Department

  • HR – coordinate with the Artistic Director to identify staffing needs, create job descriptions, conduct interviews, hire, and facilitate onboarding process
  • Voice Studio Supplies and Maintenance – Coordinate with teachers to address any in-studio needs (sheet music, music stands, humidifiers, office supplies, piano tuning)
  • Voice Department Support
    • Oversee and supervise all voice teachers
    • Oversee all voice department classes and / or masterclasses
  • Teaching
    • Teach weekly individual voice students
    • Teach weekly classes, if schedule allows (class subjects determined by employee with supervisor’s guidance)

Client Relations

  • Write post-audition student feedback for parents
  • Answer parent questions about any voice department related programming
  • Write job / college recommendations upon request

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend / accompany at special events (approximately 2/yr)
  • Assist with maintaining / organizing the studio

JOB DETAILS

Start Date: Full-time start September 2022, limited hourly work available June-August 2022

Salary: $60,000/year

Benefits: Health insurance (partially paid by employer), 401k, paid time off (vacation, sick, personal)

Schedule: In person; ~3-6 days a week depending on where in the rehearsal process the current production is

Travel: The organization’s rehearsal studio is in Elmsford, NY. Performances and special events are at several venues throughout Westchester County, NY. Employees must provide their own transportation.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume in PDF format to jobs@randomfarms.com with “Resident MD Application” in the subject line. Applicants being further considered will be contacted for a phone interview. Finalists will be asked to attend an in-person work session with a small group of students.


COSTUME ASSISTANT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Looking for detail oriented, self-directed people who are flexible and enthusiastic to meet the ever-changing needs of a show in progress. Adults, college students, high school students aged 16 and up.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting with costume fittings, load-in, set-up and strike at theater (costumes, wigs, accessories).
  • Helping student actors in and out of costumes, quick changes during dress rehearsals and performances.
  • Basic sewing skills are helpful but not mandatory.

JOB DETAILS

Dates/Hours:
May Hours @ Elmsford, NY Studio: Weekdays 3:00-8:00pm, Weekends 9:00am-5:00pm
June Hours @ Yorktown Stage in Yorktown: Weekdays 3:00-8:00pm, Weekends 9:00am-5:00pm
July/August Hours @ Paramount Theater in Peekskill: 2 days / wk, 8:30am-4:00pm
*Specific dates/times can be worked around personal availability

*Must be able to provide transportation to our rehearsal/performance spaces:
Rehearsal Studio: 77 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford NY
Performance Venue: Yorktown Stage, 268 Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights NY
Performance Venue: Paramount Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, NY

Wage: $15-18 / hr, commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume in PDF format to our Costume Designer, Terri Canziani.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Random Farms Kids’ Theater is a not-for-profit organization that offers musical theater programming to young people from kindergarten to college. The company was founded in 1995 and currently serves approximately 1,200 young people each year with an annual operating budget of $1.7 million. Random Farms operates primarily in Westchester County, NY, though many of its participants travel from nearby counties in NY as well as CT and NJ. There are currently 10 full-time employees, plus several part-time employees and independent contractors.
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