Casual Staff - Performing Arts

5 months ago
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Temporary and/or Hourly
YU High School for Girls
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Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 4,500 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


The Position

Performing Arts Assistants for 2017-18 at Yeshiva University High School for Girls


  • Produces and directs play for school and parent performances
  • Auditions students to select cast and assign parts
  • Teaches acting principles and techniques to students
  • Teaches enunciation, diction, voice development, and dialects, using voice exercises, speech drills, explanation, lectures, and improvisation
  • Discusses and demonstrates vocal and body expression to teach acting styles, character development, and personality projection
  • Rehearses and drills students to ensure they master parts
  • Assigns non-performing students to backstage production tasks, such as constructing, painting, moving scenery; costuming
  • Selects script for production
  • Coordinates set up of rehearsal and performance facilities with building administration
  • Organizes, plans, and directs the play including being responsible for:
    • costumes
    • lighting
    • sound
    • set design and construction
    • organizing and managing ticket sales
    • developing a rehearsal schedule
    • any other duty necessary to the success of a production
  • Other duties as assigned by the principal or other administrative staff
  • Oversees all performing arts clubs (choir, dance, STOMP, band)


Experience and Educational Background:


  • Bachelor’s degree or prior related experience required
  • Must possess the skills necessary to direct/produce all aspects of a theatre production

Skills and Competencies:


  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse populations, which may include instructors, staff, students, and/or community members and parents
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in communication; excellent written, verbal and oral skills


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