Chicago's fastest growing youth theater is looking for Music Directors for our Schoolsite Programs this Fall! Windy City Performs believes that young artists can command their own audiences, so we prepare and produce musicals at our school sites. These teachers will direct a group of students through a partially produced Musical. This Fall we are doing Peter Pan and Peter and The Starcatchers!
We have various schoolsites throughout Chicago's North Side. Peter Pan/Peter and the Starcatcher will be a 12 week program with one rehearsal a week after school lasting 1.5-2 hours (depending on the age group.) Overall it would be 40 contact hours total. Schoolsite students are anywhere from 6-14 years of age. Our teaching artists are expected to have excellent positive classroom management, professionally prepared lesson plans and a passion for youth theatre.
Ideal Candidates will possess:
-Procient Piano/Accompanist skills
-Experience in accompaning live performances
-Comfortability sight reading
-Excellent Communication Skills
-Theatrical/Musical Leadership experience
- A background in Musical Theatre performance and/or education
- Experience working with Young People
- Ability to learn quickly
- Positive and Upbeat attitude
A stipend based upon a per hour rate of $18.00 for Music Directors
Windy City Performs is one of Chicago’s most vibrant performing arts organizations, and home to Windy City Theatre Company and the Conservatory for Young Artists. The company provides classes, camps and shows for all-ages at its Jefferson Park campus, and in schools around Chicagoland.
Founded as Youth Company Chicago in 2012, Windy City Performs has grown into a bustling program that serves over 1200 students a year in education programs, and performs for thousands and thousands of audience members. More than just another theatre company, Windy City Performs has become an artistic home where teachers, students, parents and community members learn, create, perform, and inspire each other.
In 2015, we renovated and opened the new Jefferson Playhouse, a 70-seat venue that allows us to showcase our students and professionals in a beautiful, intimate blackbox-style theatre.
We offer rich music theatre education and performance experiences for the families of Chicagoland through our four program divisions: MAINSTAGE, YOUTH COMPANY, TEEN COMPANY, and KIDS COMPANY. Our Schoolsite programs and Kindermusik classes add additional learning opportunities for even more families.