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School of Dance

Ballet Accompanist (piano)

The Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance is seeking to hire an accompanist for weekly ballet classes. Classes are held Mondays thru Saturdays and range from 45mins to 90mins. Pianist must be diligent, reliable, and able to work with a ballet instructor. Being virtuosic is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate music for each dance combination.
  • Have multiple styles of music (such as classical, popular, theatrical, opera, or contemporary scores), preferably memorized, which can be adapted for the ballet class.
  • Improvise and perform music with appropriate rhythms and tempos by observingthe movement of the
  • Always be prepared and consistent.

Requirements:

  • Ability to play piano proficiently and follow musical direction from the class instructor
  • Ability to learn ballet
  • Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of dance accompaniment preferred
    (See Playing For Ballet Class: An Introduction For Beginners which can be found online)
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, and staff

Start Date: Immediately

Pay will range based on level of experience.

To apply, please send cover letter, resumé, and 2-3 references to:

Hanan Misko
School of Dance Director, Lawrence Arts Center
Hanan@lawrenceartscenter.org

Dance Instructors

Dance Instructors (part-time, hourly)

The Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance is seeking to hire experienced dance instructors for upcoming classes and other programming opportunities, including substitute teaching.

Cultivating the art of dance within the entire community, our vision is to make dance 100% accessible to all. For over 30 years, the School of Dance’s curriculum has been based on national dance education standards and taught by professionals. Students follow a sequential training program developed to suit age and ability that fosters creativity as well as technique. Focused on developing the artist as well as the art, the School of Dance offers frequent opportunities for performance through numerous and diverse dance productions as well as the pre-professional ballet company, Lawrence Ballet Theatre.

Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance currently offers the following classes:

  • Ballet & Pointe
  • Boys Ballet
  • Classical Chinese Dance
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Irish Step Dance
  • Jazz
  • Kinder Ballet (Little Movers)
  • Modern
  • Pilates
  • Preschool Dance (Little Movers)
  • Tap
  • Wee Dance
  • Yoga (family)

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resumé, and 2-3 references to:

Hanan Misko
School of Dance Director
Lawrence Arts Center

hanan@lawrenceartscenter.org


Performing Arts

The Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts program is always looking to fill the following positions. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Scenic, Lighting, and Costume Designers

Design, conceive, and realize original set, lighting, or costume designs. Work with a professional production team to collaborate and envision designs and plans for theatre productions.

The number and distribution of hours varies depending on the production schedule. Number of designers needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Scenic, lighting, and costume designers are hired as a contract artist by production. Designers report to the Production Coordinator and Technical Director of Performing Arts.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

Theatre Technicians

Set up, run, and strike concerts, dance shows, theatre shows, lectures and other events as needed. Build sets, costumes, hang lighting instruments, curtains, run projections, sound and lighting boards.  The number and distribution of hours varies depending on the production schedule. Number of crew needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Theatre Technicians Jobs are part-time, hourly work. Theatre Technicians report to the Production Coordinator & Technical Director of Performing Arts.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

School-Year Interns

Internships allow students to gain professional experience and provide a service in their community. Within the Performing Arts Program, interns are part of the team and have the opportunity to assist with all aspects of theatre programming, including: assistant directing, stage management, administration, technical theatre, marketing, and theatre education. Interns become familiar with proper performing arts procedures and expand their knowledge of the profession.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org