The National Theatre of the Deaf seeks a Director for its Theater Immersion Program and welcomes applicants for specialists and interns.


National Theater of the Deaf Theatre Immersion Program Director

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) in collaboration with the American School for the Deaf (ASD) is looking for a Theatre Immersion Program Director to lead its two-week program from June 15-26 at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT. TIP enhances the theater skills of Deaf high school students with workshops, theatre classes, seminars, and rehearsals that culminate in a showcase performance. Expert Deaf theatre professionals will provide lessons on theater/acting lessons and script development. During the program, students participate in impromptu performances and create ASL stories.

The Theatre Immersion Program goals are:

  1. Goal 1: Cultivate the next generation of aspiring #DeafTalent in theatre and the performing arts
  2. Goal 2: Create opportunities for students to creatively collaborate with their peers and build their critical thinking and innovation
  3. Goal 3: Build soft skills in students and gain their confidence in performing & public speaking

The Deaf high school students in the TIP program learn about the artistic development process from beginning to end and engage in a hands-on process putting together their performance. These skills are developed through theatrical exercises designed to stimulate creativity, imagination, and theatrical inventiveness using visual theatre techniques.

This position requires a passion for creative talent development, and deep knowledge of applied theatre, social and emotional learning skills, culturally responsive practice and the ability to inspire and lead high school students. The TIP Director must have experience working with a range of races/ethnicities and cultures and people in underserved communities. NTD is an equal opportunity employer.

Position status: Independent contractor – short-term.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the TIP team which is comprised of specialists, interns, ASD staff, volunteers, etc.
  • Design activities to enhance student knowledge and skills of the performing arts
  • Work with students to build effective relationships with their peers.
  • Design and provide a 60+ minute performance at the end of the two week period.
  • Support short weekly video team meetings with the NTD leadership team.
  • Partner with the NTD leadership team in support of larger organizational goals.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong alignment with the NTD mission, vision, and values.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Expertise in applied theatre, social and emotional learning, and creative development.
  • Proven ability to influence and motivate young Deaf high school students.
  • Excellent American Sign Language (ASL) and written communication skills.
  • A sophisticated understanding of how to convey complex topics to a young audience.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Job Type: Independent Contractor.
Relevant experience: 2+ years.
Work Location: On-site in West Hartford, CT for training and rehearsals and performance.
Inquiry/Submit Application Letter & Resume by February 28, 2020, for review and selection to Shane Feldman, NTD Strategic Consultant at info@ntd.org.


NTD Theatre Immersion Program Specialists & Interns

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) in collaboration with the American School for the Deaf (ASD) is looking for a Theatre Immersion Program (TIP) specialists and interns to provide assistance and support for its two-week program from June 15-26 at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT.

TIP enhances the theater skills of Deaf high school students with workshops, theatre classes, seminars, and rehearsals that culminate in a showcase performance. Expert Deaf theatre professionals will provide lessons on theater/acting lessons and script development. During the program, students participate in impromptu performances and create ASL stories.

The Theatre Immersion Program goals are:

  1. Goal 1: Cultivate the next generation of aspiring #DeafTalent in theatre and the performing arts
  2. Goal 2: Create opportunities for students to creatively collaborate with their peers and build their critical thinking and innovation
  3. Goal 3: Build soft skills in students and gain their confidence in performing & public speaking

The Deaf high school students in the TIP program learn about the artistic development process from beginning to end and engage in a hands-on process putting together their performance. These skills are developed through theatrical exercises designed to stimulate creativity, imagination, and theatrical inventiveness using visual theatre techniques.

This position requires a passion for creative talent development, and deep knowledge of applied theatre, social and emotional learning skills, culturally responsive practice and the ability to inspire and lead high school students. The applicant must have experience working with a range of races/ethnicities and cultures and people in underserved communities. NTD is an equal opportunity employer.

Position status: Independent contractor – short-term and/or internship/co-op experience credit.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the NTD TIP Director as needed with TIP programs & activities.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong alignment with the NTD mission, vision, and values.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Expertise in applied theatre, social and emotional learning, and creative development.
  • Proven ability to influence and motivate young Deaf high school students.
  • Excellent American Sign Language (ASL) and written communication skills.
  • A sophisticated understanding of how to convey complex topics to a young audience.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Job Type: Independent contractor and/or internship/co-op experience.
Relevant experience: 2+ years.
Work Location: On-site in West Hartford, CT for training and rehearsals and performance.
Inquiry/Submit Application Letter & Resume by February 28, 2020, for review and selection to Shane Feldman, NTD Strategic Consultant at info@ntd.org.

National Theatre of the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

E: info@ntd.org