Organization Summary: PlayMakers Repertory Company is the premier professional theatre company of North Carolina, serving as a laboratory for the Department of Dramatic Art and as a nationally recognized cultural destination for UNC and the entire southeast region. PlayMakers strives to produce entertaining and courageous work that tells stories from and for a multiplicity of perspectives and creates a transformational impact in our communities. At the heart of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s mission is the belief that theater has the power to transform individuals and entire communities. We continually assess and evaluate our practices to embed equitable, antiracist policies into our mission and our operations.
Position Summary: PlayMakers’ Director of Engagement and Education’s (DEE) primary responsibility is to support the artistic mission of the theatre at large as well as generate the vision of engagement and education activity of the company. The DEE has full responsibility for producing the Summer Youth Conservatory, will supervise the Student Matinee Series, and the Teaching Artist Residency program, and oversee all production related ancillary programming which includes pre and post show discussions, the Vision Series, and UNC Class Visits.
The DEE will also coordinate programs in partnership with other community organizations, and other special programming as assigned. This position will report to the Associate Artistic Director (AAD) and will offer support in artistic programming, season planning, and serve as the face of the company in the community. The Director will also support the AAD in the producing efforts surrounding the theatre’s New Work initiatives and other special artistic programming as assigned, such as but not limited to, workshops, and readings of local, regional, and national artists. Beyond the campus community, they will identify and build authentic, ongoing relationships with other community organizations, creating a sense of invitation and developing meaningful and long-lasting partnerships. In addition to working in the regional community.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
The ability to work well with a diverse and varied artistic and administrative staff while also having a strong working knowledge of theater business administration as well as a general knowledge of production, marketing, and community outreach in theater.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: Two years’ experience in audience development or other arts related experience and previous experience working in higher education.
To Apply please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/242839.
The Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a professor of Acting and Directing with expertise in Musical Theater. We invite applications from tenured Professors and tenured advanced Associate Professors. This position will lead the new Musical Theater minor launched in the fall of 2022. This position will teach in the undergraduate Drama major, for a total of two courses per semester. These courses may include acting (beginning and advanced) and directing, (beginning and advanced). We welcome the professor to teach areas of special interest such as choreography, vocal techniques, stage combat, dance, or movement. The candidate will maintain a professional profile and will direct the annual musical for our undergraduate production arm, the Kenan Theatre Company.
We are seeking a candidate with expertise in and appreciation for the current musical theater canon but who has a progressive vision and can reimagine the form and its impacts in actor training. The candidate will have a deep commitment to Access, Equity and Diversity values and be able to demonstrate that in their work. Applicants are encouraged to describe, in their letter of intent, how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting diverse communities.
This tenured position requires active involvement in significant scholarly research, publication, and/or creative achievement in the wider field. The candidate will maintain a professional profile as an actor and/or director. In addition to directing the undergraduate musical, they may also act or direct with PlayMakers Repertory company, our LORT D theater in residence within the Department.
The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience as an acting/ directing teacher at the university, college, or professional level, and have demonstrated professional excellence as evidenced by prior professional achievement and ongoing professional contacts. We welcome candidates with movement, stage combat or choreography experience. Applicants should have a Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience. The department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., childcare, caring for disabled or elderly family.)
This is a full-time tenured position beginning July 1,2023. For more information and to apply, visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/243236 . Application deadline is 12/5/2022. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.