You choose how you want to hire your Theater Director.
Ensuring a qualified staff member shows up at your camp prepared to successfully implement your program is one of the most important resources that we can provide for you. That is why one of the areas in which we are most flexible is how you may choose to select the staff member that will be representing mainstages at your camp. All applicants undergo a comprehensive screening process to determine relevant qualifications for your camp including conflicts of availability, geographic location, and applicable skills and experiences.
Together we predetermine the salary for your staff member and we directly place them based on the parameters you provide for us. We conduct all elements of screening including checking references on your behalf, contracting your staff, organizing travel, and supervising the completion of all relevant paperwork. For program partners, this option includes the mainstages staff member guarantee, whereby mainstages will find you a satisfactory replacement staff member at no additional expense to you.
Similar to Direct Placement above, you provide your parameters for the position to us and we will then screen applications and refer qualified candidates to you. Whenever a potential match is identified, you receive an application highlighting that person as well as their requested salary range. In this scenario, the camp is responsible for conducting interviews, checking references, negotiating final rate of pay, and contracting the staff member. Program partners will be asked to place their staff member(s) with a completed contract by April 15.
After placement, Teaching Artists undergo pre-camp training where they learn hands on with other camp specialists focusing on activity facilitation, collaboration, and how to manage additional responsibilities in the camp environment. These trainings include webinars, online courses, in-person meetings, conference calls, and attendance at our annual pre-camp orientation retreat.
Available positions for placement include Theater Counselors & Supervisors, Dance Specialists, Songleaders, Visual Arts, Tech/A.V., Program Director, Pianist, Accompanist, Costume Designer, and more.
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