Rising Star Awards Evaluator
Paper Mill Playhouse is seeking qualified evaluators for the Rising Star Awards (RSA) 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. All Evaluators should hold a minimum of a BFA or BA degree in theatre, music, dance or a related area, and should ideally have experience in directing or mounting high school musicals. Interested persons without a degree, but with comparable work experience, may apply and will be considered on an individual basis. They must be able to effectively evaluate student performances and production values. All candidates must be outstanding writers with the ability to effectively communicate their impressions in a constructive manner. Also, candidates must already be an avid theatre-goer and should possess a wide knowledge of the canon of American Musical Theatre.
All newly hired Evaluators must be competent in Microsoft word and Adobe Reader, and must have an email address to receive communications and submit performance reports as attachments. Only applicants with computer literacy and internet access will be considered. In addition, new Evaluators must attend an orientation in January 2018. All candidates must be available and willing to commit to attending at least six high school musicals on the weekends 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 and Paper Mill Playhouse will reimburse mileage and lodging expenses. Lastly, applicants should be available to attend the Final Evaluator Meeting in mid-May, 2018.
Interested individuals should email a resume and writing sample as an attachment to Jason Gillis, Education Program Manager, at email@example.com. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis through the end of the year. To learn more about the Rising Star Awards, go to the Education & Outreach section of our website.