Creede Repertory Theatre is looking to hire an Assistant Music Director/Pianist /Band Manager for our 2016 summer season. This position will also serve as Music Director for special events and our 2016 Young Audience Outreach Tour. The ideal candidate is an early-career music director who is a trained pianist, an excellent sight-reader with the ability to lead, rehearse, administer and manage the needs of a small band of musicians.
Submit resumes and cover letters to Jessica Jackson, Artistic Director, email@example.com. We may ask you for a sample of your playing after reviewing your resume.
Dates on site: ASAP – August 14, 2016
Compensation: $300/wk + housing/utilities provided
Direct supervisor: Music Director (through June 24)
Artistic Director (June 25 – August 14)
Assistant Music Director
o Maintain the quality of the music over the entire run of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Reading! And Other Superpowers. Work with Production Stage Manager to determine the need for brush-up rehearsals.
o “Jazz Club” performances: There will be three Jazz ensemble performances in the Mainstage Lobby after select performances of Kind of Red. Music Director will create a jazz repertoire and rehearse it with the band May 24 – 29. The AMD is charged with maintaining and expanding (if necessary) the jazz ensemble repertoire.
o Direct, arrange and orchestrate any additional repertoire (separate from the aforementioned) to be played at special events, including the Gala, which is our largest. Lead band and singer rehearsals of this repertoire.
o Serve as Music Director for 2 shows:
• Serve as music director for our Young Audience Outreach Tour, an original 2-person musical for young audiences. Supervise and conduct the recordings of the backing tracks for the 2016 Young Audience Outreach Tour with the band and sound department.
• Serve as music director for our 2016 Gala – a one-time performance that includes music and live performance by the band and acting company.
o Rehearsal and performance pianist for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
o Improvisational keyboard accompanist for Boomtown Improv Comedy
o Serve as direct supervisor for the resident band consisting of yourself plus 3 other musicians (bass, drums, and trumpet)
o Work with company manager and sound department to organize transport of band and instruments to one off-site concert in neighboring Lake City, Colorado
o Build a sense of “team” within the band and help them integrate into the CRT summer company.
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