Walnut Hill School for the Arts’ Community Theater Academy (CTA) is seeking enthusiastic individuals interested in theater arts, early education, youth services, etc to start in January 2024. Experience in musical theater is a plus. Candidates should have comfort working with kids ages 3-12 as well as talking with parents during arrivals and dismissals. Approximately 10-16 hours per week scheduled between 3:15 pm and 8:15 pm depending on the day and as determined by the Director. Candidates must also be available to work two performance weekends in early June.
As an extension of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, the Community Academy at Walnut Hill provides school year and summer session learning opportunities that engage aspiring artists pre-k to adult. The Community Theater Academy develops confident, innovative, and expressive performers in an environment that is fun, creative, and energized.
Assisting with teaching theater classes;
Assisting with behavior management in the classroom;
Leading games and activities with support;
Taking stage management notes during rehearsals;
Assisting with OUTSIDE arrivals and dismissals;
Project work as needed such as organizing costumes;
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Experience as a camp counselor, baby sitter, or classroom assistant preferred;
Must be reliable, professional, flexible, and open-minded;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Commitment to fostering an inclusive community; and
Strong leadership skills.
Physical demands include dexterity for department specific tools and equipment, and office machine and supply operation including but not limited to: writing, typing, using electronic devices, computer, phone, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common. Ability to communicate effectively and clearly through language and physical demonstration required.
Staff assist in OUTSIDE arrivals and dismissals and are therefore exposed to the elements of changing New England weather.
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter through the Walnut Hill School for the Arts online Career Center.
Note: All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of state and federal background checks. Walnut Hill does not provide visa sponsorship.
Walnut Hill School for the Arts, located in Natick, Massachusetts and 20 minutes from Boston, is an independent boarding and day high school offering a transformational educational experience designed for student artists in grades 9–post graduate. Walnut Hill combines a comprehensive college-preparatory academic curriculum with intensive, pre-professional artistic training in theatre, dance, music, visual art, and writing, film & media arts. Walnut Hill is committed to creating and enhancing an inclusive environment, and welcoming and celebrating a wide range of cultural, artistic, and educational backgrounds that compliments and supports our diverse community.
Commitment to the school’s Core Values, of Community, Growth, Excellence, Creativity, and Respect are imperative to the success of all Walnut Hill faculty, staff, and administration members. All Walnut Hill faculty/staff are active and engaged members of the school community who are committed to collaborating and growing in their field, participating in school events, supporting students in their arts, supporting other faculty/staff members, and who have the ability to self-reflect on their own practice.