Director/Acting Instructor

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Director/Acting Instructor

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Swamp Donkey Musical Theatre Society is looking for an experienced director/acting coach to share their knowledge in our fall courses. This individual will assist our adult participants with preparing monologues and developing their acting skills.

In addition, they will act as a director/acting coach for our youth participants as they rehearse for a junior musical. The courses will culminate with two performances: a musical revue for our adult students and a junior musical for our youth students.


  • Prepare course materials.
  • Lead acting classes with a focus on character development, staging, and audition preparation.
  • Make casting decisions in collaboration with the music director/vocal coach and choreographer.
  • Lead staging and blocking in rehearsals.
  • Execute and interpret the artistic and dramatic components of the production.
  • Communicate his/her artistic vision to participants in a clear, thoughtful, and meaningful way.


  • Clear artistic vision.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of theatre, specifically acting techniques.
  • Previous directing/acting coach experience an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaborative, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people.
  • Willingness to work with a number of people with a range of ages, experiences, and abilities.
  • Enthusiasm for the project.


  • Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00pm, from September 12 to November 28, 2019.
  • Dress rehearsal November 30, 2019, 3:00 to 7:00pm.
  • Performances November 30, 2019, 7:00pm and December 1, 2019, at 2:00pm.
  • Schedule will rotate with two out of three instructors per week so you may not be required every Thursday.

Compensation: $50 per hour

To apply submit your resume to our artistic director via email at

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 16, 2019.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check at his/her cost.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only successful applicants will be contacted.

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