Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards Evaluators
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is seeking qualified Evaluators for their Rising Star Awards program which recognizes excellence in the production of New Jersey high school musical theatre. Positions are seasonal from January to June. We are looking for evaluators with their own transportation living in all areas of NJ who have a passion for educational theatre.
Our current corps of Evaluators is comprised of theatre educators and representatives from NJ professional and community theatres. All Evaluators should hold a minimum of a BFA or BA degree in theatre, music, dance, or a related area, and should have experience with high school musicals. Interested persons without a degree, but with comparable work experience, may apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Candidates should have extensive work experience in the arts disciplines on a professional basis and have a strong sense of objectivity. All candidates must be effective writers with the ability to communicate their impressions in a constructive manner. Candidates should be avid theatre-goers and possess knowledge of the American Musical Theatre canon. Knowledge/expertise in technical and production fields (costuming, lighting, scenic, and hair and make up) are also important.
Only applicants with computer literacy and internet access will be considered. New Evaluators must attend an orientation in January 2020. All candidates must be willing to commit to attending at least six high school musicals during the course of the competition between January and April, including a minimum of three school productions during the very busy month of March. Some Evaluator assignments may involve long distance driving. Lastly, applicants must be available to attend the Final Evaluator Meeting in mid-May 2019.
Complimentary tickets will be provided to evaluators by the participating schools. Tickets to the Rising Star Awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 1, 2020 (not open for sale to the public) will also be provided. A stipend of $25 per adjudicated show is available plus mileage reimbursement.
Interested individuals should email a resume to RisingStarAwards@papermill.org.