OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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Application period closes on Sunday, July 22 for all positions.

DJT Part Time Positions  
w/ City of Davenport-Parks & Recreation

Front Desk Clerk

Theatre Instructor

Dance Instructor

Program Aide (Junior Staff)

Contractor Positions
w/ 'Junior Theatre, Inc.'

Mainstage Production Company  - Directors, Designers, Stage Managers, Etc

 
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Job Opportunities Overview
City of Davenport-Parks & Recreation

Due to continued success in our programs, Davenport Junior Theatre is proud to be hiring for Dance Instructors, Theatre Instructors, Program Aides and a Front Desk Clerk position.

We are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about using the arts to develop kids’ clarity, confidence and creativity. Our goal is to empower kids to lead a lifetime of success. Skills learned in the arts are applicable to everything in life. 

To accomplish this mission, we seek the area’s best, most dedicated workers & artists to serve kids. We hope you consider applying.

All positions are part-time with the City of Davenport, Parks and Recreation Department. Pay is bi-weekly and all positions access the IPERS retirement program as jobs are deemed in the public sector. Applications due by Sunday, July 22.

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FRONT DESK CLERK
Pay starting at $15.15

This position is dynamic, fun and critical to the success of Davenport Junior Theatre.  Beyond clerical items, our front desk clerk builds lasting relationships with students and families every week.  The front desk clerk is the main ambassador for DJT and the Performing Arts when interacting with our public at the facility.

In addition to building relationships with families, this position helps with preparation of materials, distributing info to both staff and families, coordinating office work flow, answering phones, registering families for programs, strategizing on customer service delivery, maintaining the front office area and much more.  Position works side-by-side with our leadership team and is under direct supervision of our Theatre Programs Coordinator.

Davenport Junior Theatre is a proud program of Davenport Parks and Recreation.  Our front desk position is a part-time AFSME city clerk.  This ensures the position is well regulated with incremental step increases in pay and ability to accrue some vacation, sick leave and holiday pay (pending on numbers of hours worked). 

During programming weeks, hours range from 20-25 per week.  During non-programming weeks, hours range from 8-10 per week.  Annually the position works about 1,000 hours.

For a more detailed breakdown of hours throughout the year, and to apply, follow this link.  

Applications dues by Sunday, July 22.

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THEATRE INSTRUCTOR
Pay starting at $18.00

Clarity, confidence and creativity are the attributes we hope to give kids so they can succeed no matter where life takes them. To develop these skills, we use the art and craft of theatre!

We are seeking teachers for a variety of classes. We serve youth ages 3 – 18 years. We offer classes in acting, improv, broadway (musical theatre), and more. Teachers receive allotted compensation for prep and teaching time. To learn more about our classes and what we have to offer, checkout our theatre class listings at this link.

Classes generally fall between 3:30-8:30 , Monday – Thursday; 9:00 – 1:00, Saturday. Some Thursday daytime classes may be available. We offer three sessions throughout the year, equaling 32 weeks of teaching hours available (Fall Session, Winter Session, Summer Session). Additional hours may be available for camps, workshops and other projects.

Fall Session (10-Week Session) : September 8 – November 17 (approximately)

Winter Session (11-Week Session) : January 12 – April 6 (approximately)

Summer Session (10-Week Session) : June 3 – August 17 (approximately)

* All classes end in special showcase performance series.

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Theatre instructor positions are part-time, year round. Positions typically consist of teaching one or two nights per week, 2 – 4 classes. Positions do not typically hold working hours during non-programming weeks, with the exception of team trainings. Class scheduling is done each session to try and work with instructors individual and changing personal schedules. Many of our instructors are involved with other local theatre companies while teaching at DJT or work other jobs.  We want to make your schedule work.

We can promise a fun, dynamic, challenging and supported work environment, as you reach kids with the arts.

For more details and to apply, follow this link. 

Applications dues by Sunday, July 22.

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DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Pay starting at $18.00

Our dance program focuses on instilling a positive outlook of self, poise, healthy body image, confidence and a love of dance. Our goal is to engage & empower every child, while teaching them to express. We offer support to each instructor so they have more time to focus on their students and helping them succeed.

We are seeking dancers of all experience and backgrounds. We offer classes of all levels in Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Poms, Lyrical, Tumbling and more. To learn more about our classes and what we have to offer, checkout our class listings at this link.

Classes generally fall between 3:30-8:30, Monday – Thursday; 9:00 – 1:00, Saturday. Some Thursday daytime classes may be available. Additional opportunities outside of classes may be available.

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We offer three sessions:

Fall Session (12-Week Session) : September 8 – December 9 (approximately), ends in stage sharing

Winter Session (15-Week Session) : January 12 – May 11 (approximately), ends in Recital

Summer Session (6-Week Session) : June 17 – Aug 1 (approximately), ends with in class sharing

Dance instructor positions are part-time, year round. Positions typically consist of teaching one or two nights per week, 2 – 4 classes. Positions do not typically hold working hours during non-programming weeks, with the exception of team training. Class scheduling is done each session to try and work with instructors individual and changing personal schedules. We know many of the best instructors lead busy lives and we want to work with your schedule as much as we can.

For more details and to apply, follow this link.

Applications dues by Sunday, July 22.

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PROGRAM AIDES (Junior Staff)
Pay starting at $8.00

Referred to as our Junior Staff, we seek young student professionals to act as the support team for our organization. Our hope is to mentor young people into their next professional opportunity! Position is rewarding, fun, and part of building professional skills for future employment.

Theatre Program Aides assist with all classes by helping create the costumes, props, set, tech (lights & sound) and more. Program Aides may also be offered additional hours throughout the year for camps or special projects.

Dance Program Aides help support all dance programming. Program Aides help with the main lobby, assisting teachers in classrooms, working on special studio projects, and more. A large part of the job is building healthy and positive relationships with families on a weekly basis. 

For more details and to apply, follow this link.

Applications dues by Sunday, July 22.

Mainstage Production Comapny
Job Opportunities with JT Inc

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Our Mainstage Acting Company produces fully-realized, professional productions. We are seeking directors, stage managers, designers and more for our 67th season of theatre "For Kids, By Kids"! Our goal is to empower every child by helping them communicate clearly, confidently and creatively. Creating great theatre is our way of doing just that!

All positions are paid as contractors by Junior Theatre Inc, a 501-c-3 non-profit. Rates are competitive with other professional theatre companies in the QC area. All positions are filled as independent contractors and are not employees of the City of Davenport.

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Professionals should be experienced, enthusiastic, and excited to work with youth both onstage and offstage. You will be supported organizationally and artistically as a professional. Our goal is to serve the kids, by serving the story well.

Our students serve as actors, crew members, board ops, front of house specialists, assistant stage managers and more!  When the show officially opens, the kids take the reins! 

All production team members should be comfortable working with children ages 9 and up. Our production team is led by our Artistic Director and Production Manager.

Positions sought:

Director, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Props Designer, Sound Designer / Composer, Scenic Designer, Technical Director, Costume Coordinator, Assistant Technical Director, Master Electrician, Scenic Painter, and any other special theatrical skill of which you'd like to make us aware. A Musical Director and Choreographer are also sought for our musical productions.
 

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Show Schedules

Charlotte’s Web

Rehearsals Sept. 1 - Oct 9

Performances Oct. 10—21, 2018
 

Aesop’s Falables (A Rock Musical)

Rehearsals Jan. 3 - Feb. 12

Performances Feb. 13 - 24, 2019
 

James & the Giant Peach

Rehearsals March 8 - April 23

Performances Apr 24 - May 5, 2019

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How to Apply

To apply, please follow this link to our PDF application. 

APPLICATION LINK

Follow the instructions on the application to complete process. Applications due by Sunday, July 22.

To see images of past Mainstage production, follow this link to our photo archives. This will display the high quality and caliber of shows we strive to create.

More Questions?

For additional inquiries regarding hiring processes or the positions themselves, please use the email below and someone will contact you shortly.

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