Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) is seeking DIRECTORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS, MUSIC DIRECTORS, SCENIC DESIGNERS, LIGHTING DESIGNERS, and COSTUME DESIGNERS for our upcoming season.
SSMT is a professional, non-Equity company in its 38th season produced by Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.
Rehearsals: 6/15 – 6/30
Performances: 6/30 – 7/10
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Rehearsals: 7/1 – 7/14
Performances: 7/14 – 7/24
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
Rehearsals: 7/15 – 7/28
Performances: 7/28 – 8/7
AVAILABLE CREATIVE POSITIONS, PAY & CONTRACT DATES
Director: $3,500 from 6/14-6/30
Choreographer: $2,500 from 6/14-6/30
Music Director: $4,000 from 6/14-7/10
Scenic Designer: $3,000 from 6/7-6/30
Costume Designer/Coordinator: $3,000 from 6/7-6/30
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Choreographer/Movement Director: $2,000 from 6/30-7/14
Music Director: $4,000 from 6/30-7/24
Scenic Designer: $3,000 from 6/22-7/14
Costume Designer: $3,000 from 6/22-7/14
Lighting Designer: $2500 from 7/1-7/14
Intimacy Director: TBD
Director: $3,500 from 7/15-7/28
Lighting Designer: $2500 from 7/15-7/28
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre is a professional, non-Equity theatre company produced by Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University. All shows are produced with full sets, lights, and costumes, and the complete cast and orchestra as licensed. The entire company averages 150+ members. Audiences are drawn from a 150-mile radius; total attendance for a typical season is 29,000 people. Work begins in late May and the season closes at the end of July/beginning of August. Click HERE to view photos of our past productions and check out ssmtva on YouTube for video clips.
Each show runs two weeks with performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and 2:30 pm matinees on the second Wednesday and every Saturday and Sunday. Technical staff reports May 27, rehearsals for the first show begin June 10.
The entire company averages 100-150 members, ranging from interns working their first professional contract to season industry leaders with regional theatre and Broadway experience. Audiences are drawn from a 150-mile radius; total attendance for a typical season is 20,000 people.
SSMT is a professional theatre with an educational mission. All positions are paid, and all departments have an intern or entry level position geared to undergrads seeking professional experience early in their career trajectory. Department heads and members of the creative team are expected to lead in a professional manner and serve as mentors for young theatre artists.
All positions require basic computer skills and regular access to email; all technical positions require the ability to lift, bend, stoop, stand, and sit. Anti-racism training will be required before season begins. A pre-employment background check will be required as a condition of hire.
At this time, Shenandoah University is requiring that individuals within certain groups, specifically those who have high levels of contact with others at the university or pose a greater risk to our community, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All members of the SSMT company will be required to be fully vaccinated before the season begins.
Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or on any other basis protected under applicable law.
WHAT WE’RE SEEKING
We like to work with people who love what they do! Applicants should be organized, collaborative individuals who know how to trust their instincts to deliver a polished product in a timely manner. As part of our educational mission, applicants with strong leadership skills are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please direct general inquiries and questions to Managing Director, Ms. Elizabeth Albert (email@example.com).
Housing is located in a motel-style university dormitory and creatives receive a private room with a private bath. There is access to a communal kitchen, and a microwave and small refrigerator are provided for your stay. Parking is free and plentiful at the dorm and at the theatre. The dorm is directly across from campus, and within one block of the dorm is Starbucks, Sheetz (open 24 hours with many food options), Walgreens, Urgent Care, Planet Fitness, and other restaurants and shopping. A major grocery store is two blocks away; further down the road are Target, Walmart, and other retailers and restaurants.
All productions are professionally photographed and video recorded. A short promotional video is created for each production, and you may share this and any photos on your website/reel. For an additional fee, our resident photographer/videographer can assist you with any specific photos/video footage of you and/or any specific moments in the production and adapt them into your reel as needed.
Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Winchester and the surrounding counties are home to historical attractions, outdoor adventures, hiking, state parks, wineries, breweries, agritourism, and so much more. Take an extra day or two to enjoy the area! Old Town Winchester has a charming four block long walking mall with local restaurants, shops, and bars. Winchester is located 70 miles west of Washington, DC and is easily accessible by car. If arriving via train, plane, or bus to DC, we will provide transportation to and from Winchester.
Many of our creatives and company members return often, and we foster a culture of growth and support. Our alumni are working on Broadway, national tours, and in prominent regional theatres across the country.
HOW TO APPLY
DEADLINE EXTENDED to December 31, 2021!!! Complete this short form and we will reach out to you directly if we have any follow up questions.