2022 Staff Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in staffing one of our summer of 2022 workshops. The application period (December-February) is now closed. Please send a message of inquiry to Carrie Gilchrist (carrie@lovewell.org), Executive and Artistic Director, with your resume and examples of your work to have your information kept on file for future projects.

Lovewell is back in person for 2022!

And we need inspiring, creative folks like you to make it all happen. Are you passionate about helping others unleash their creative power? Do you want to be a part of something truly revolutionary and life-changing? Do you yearn to listen and engage wholeheartedly with the world and make something happen? Then Lovewell is the place for you. We’re looking for open-minded, passionate, highly collaborative teaching artists from diverse backgrounds and a variety of artistic disciplines to form our dream team of staff members for eight Lovewell workshops in the summer of 2022. That means writers, musicians, composers, dancers, performance artists and technicians are all welcome. Help grow and nurture the Lovewell community by inviting your friends, local and afar, to apply too! We welcome all who apply, but must ensure all workshops are properly staffed and tended to. Our staff is the foundation of each process–this is your chance to be at the helm of something truly innovative and powerful. Apply today!

 

A note about safety:

The last two years have taught us that circumstances can change very quickly. Guidelines shift and precautions are altered at the drop of a hat. We take everyone’s safety very seriously. If hired, your contract will contain the most up-to-date regulations for how to conduct the workshop. You are expected to bear this responsibility with the utmost care.

We will be running 13 workshops in the summer of 2022.

Below is a list of the different workshops, including the schedules. Some of our Kansas workshops are not listed below as the positions have already been filled by our partner organization. Also, you will see a list of staff positions needed as well as a description of each position. Please read through this information before applying and note that in most* cases, you must be an intern on one workshop before being hired for a position. (*Professional experience taken into consideration.)

2022 Workshops

Fort Lauderdale Teen Session One

WHEN: June 13th – July 3rd, 2022 (with mandatory staff training on Sunday, June 12th, 2022). In workshop time 9am-5pm M/F weeks one and two (with additional staff meetings TBA); 9am-9pm M/F week 3 (with additional hours on July 1st-3rd for performances and closing ceremonies). You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.


WHERE: Nova Southeastern University Main Campus (Davie, Florida)


WHO: Students entering high school- exiting high school 

 

PERFORMANCES: Thursday, June 30th at 7pm; Friday, July 1st at 7pm; Saturday, July 2nd at 7pm. 

 

MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 12th, 2022; 2pm-5pm (EDT)

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Director,  *Assistant Director, Music Director, *Assistant Music Director, Script Editor, *Assistant Script Editor, Choreographer, Technical Director, Costumes/Props, Interns
(*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered)

Fort Lauderdale Junior Session One

WHEN: June 13th – July 3rd, 2022 (with mandatory staff training on Sunday, June 12th, 2022). In workshop time 9am-5pm M/F weeks one and two (with additional staff meetings TBA); 9am-7pm M/F week 3 (with additional hours on July 1st-3rd for performances and closing ceremonies). You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.


WHERE: Nova Southeastern University Main Campus (Davie, Florida)


WHO: Students entering 4th grade- entering 8th grade

 

PERFORMANCES: Friday, July 1st at 5pm; Saturday, July 2nd at 2pm and 5pm.

 

MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 12th, 2022; 2pm-5pm

 

(EDT)POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Director,  *Assistant Director, Music Director, *Assistant Music Director, Script Editor, *Assistant Script Editor, Choreographer, Technical Director, Costumes/Props, Interns
(*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered)

Fort Lauderdale Teen Session Two

WHEN: July 11th – July 31st, 2022 (with mandatory staff training on Sunday, July 10th, 2022). In workshop time 9am-5pm M/F weeks one and two (with additional staff meetings TBA); 9am-9pm M/F week 3 (with additional hours on July 28-31st for performances and closing ceremonies). You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.


WHERE: Nova Southeastern University Main Campus (Davie, Florida)


WHO: Students entering high school- exiting high school 

 

PERFORMANCES: July 28th, 29th and 30th at 7pm

 

MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, July 10th, 2022; 2pm-5pm (EDT)

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Director,  *Assistant Director, Music Director, *Assistant Music Director, Script Editor, *Assistant Script Editor, Choreographer, Technical Director, Costumes/Props, Interns
(*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered)

Fort Lauderdale Junior Session Two

WHEN: July 11th – July 31st, 2022 (with mandatory staff training on Sunday, July 10th, 2022). In workshop time 9am-5pm M/F weeks one and two (with additional staff meetings TBA); 9am-7pm M/F week 3 (with additional hours on July 29th-31st for performances and closing ceremonies). You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.


WHERE: Nova Southeastern University Main Campus (Davie, Florida)


WHO: Students entering 4th grade- entering 8th grade

 

PERFORMANCES: Friday, July 29th at 5pm; Saturday, July 30th at 2pm and 5pm.

 

MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, July 10th, 2022; 2pm-5pm (EDT)

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Director,  *Assistant Director, Music Director, *Assistant Music Director, Script Editor, *Assistant Script Editor, Choreographer, Technical Director, Costumes/Props, Interns
(*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered)

Columbus, Ohio Teen

(In Partnership with Short North Stage)

WHEN:June 20th – July 3rd, 2022 (with mandatory staff training on June 19th)


WHO:
Students entering High School- Exiting High School.


WHERE: Short North Stage (at the Garden Theater Columbus, Ohio)
June 20th- July 3rd, 2022; Monday-Friday 9am-5pm week one; 9am-9pm week two (plus additional hours for staff meetings and performances). You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.

 

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, July 1st, 2022 8pm
Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 8pm

 

MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 19th, 2021 1pm-4pm

 

Positions Available: Director,  *Assistant Director, Music Director, *Assistant Music Director, Script Editor, *Assistant Script Editor, Choreographer, Technical Director, *Assistant Technical Director, Costumes & Props, Graphic Designer, Social and Multi-Media Coordinator, Interns
(*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered)

Lomma, Sweden Junior Workshop

NÄR:  20:e Juni- 4:e Juli 2021.  Lovewell Junior tar ledigt midsommarafton.

 

VAR: Vi skapar och äter lunch på Kulturskolan i Lomma (Pilängskolan)
Pilvägen 13 i Lomma

 

ÅLDRAR: 8-13 år.

 

FÖRESTÄLLNINGSDATUM: 2:e Juli och 3:e Juli

 

MORE WHEN: The workshop will run from 9am to 5pm from Sunday, June 19th until Thursday, June 23rd ; June 24th and 25th OFF for Midsummer; Sunday, June 26th- Thursday, June 30th 9am-5pm; Friday, July 1st 9am-after 7pm show; Saturday, July 2nd 11am-after cast party; Sunday, July 3rd closing ceremonies to be announced. There will be many additional hours the final days of the workshop as well as extended hours for the performances. You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.

 

MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING: Saturday, June 18th, 2022 1pm-4pm

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: *Assistant Director, Music Director, *Assistant Music Director, Script Editor, *Assistant Script Editor, Choreographer, Technical Director, *Assistant Technical Director, Costumes & Props, Social and Multi-Media Coordinator, Interns
*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered.

 

**Please note that you must speak Swedish to staff this workshop.

Northwest Kansas Workshops

At this time, we are only seeking applications for the Salina, Kansas workshops as the other locations have been staffed by our partners.

 

WHEN: July 18th- July 29th, 2022

WHO: Students entering high school- exiting high school. Please note this program is limited to 20 students total.

WHERE: Salina Community Theatre (Salina, Kansas)

 

MORE WHEN: The workshop begins on Monday, July 18th, 2022 and runs Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm for the first week.  The second and final week, the workshop hours are 9am-7pm with additional hours for the performance weekend. The conclusion of the workshop will take place on Saturday, July 30th, 2022. You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.

 

PERFORMANCES: Thursday, July 28th and Friday, July 29th, 2022

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Director,  Music Director, Script Editor, Choreographer, Interns

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Eslöv, Sweden Teen Workshop

WHEN: Monday, June 20th-Sunday, July 10th, 2022

MANDATORY STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 19th, 2022; 1pm-4pm 

 

MORE WHEN: The workshop begins on Monday, June 20th, 2020 and runs Monday-Friday from 9am-5:00pm for the first two weeks (with additional hours for staff meetings). The final week, the workshop hours are 9am-9pm with additional hours on the performance weekend. The conclusion of the workshop will take place on Sunday, July 10th, 2022. Once again, this workshop requires many additional hours from staff members as it is a residential program (all staff members are not required to stay on campus, but some will be asked to do so).

 

PERFORMANCES: Friday, July 8th at 7pm and Saturday, July 9th, 2022 at 3pm (with optional 7pm performance).

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Director,  *Assistant Director, Music Director, *Assistant Music Director, Script Editor, *Assistant Script Editor, Choreographer, Technical Director, *Assistant Technical Director, Costumes & Props, Social and Multi-Media Coordinator, Interns
(*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered)

 

 

LAUGUAGE: 
This workshop is conducted in English (as we have a cultural exchange with students from the USA joining the program), but Swedish speakers are highly encouraged to apply to help facilitate the collaboration.

 

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Staff Positions

Each year, our primary goal is to hire a highly skilled, creative, collaborative, solution-focused team of artists who want to joyfully work together to create a new work of musical theatre with young people. 

 

The most effective Lovewell staff members will be able to:

Effectively and empathetically manage a group dynamic, practice patience, enthusiastically collaborate to generate ideas and solutions to challenges, be a good listener, meet deadlines, communicate clearly, show sensitivity to students and staff of all abilities and backgrounds, ask for help when needed.

 

Please keep in mind that the following are general descriptions of our staff positions. All our workshops will vary slightly in their needs depending on the location, the makeup of the student group, and the makeup of the staff. While each staff member will have a clearly defined role, everyone should expect to be asked to lend a hand with a variety of tasks within the process. 

 

Finally, we always appreciate staff members with a variety of skills  and interests – so, if you’re a choreographer who plays the guitar, or a designer who loves to write, great! Let us know so we can take that into account when staffing. Simply tell us what position OR positions (if there’s more than one, please be clear) are the best fit for you. All positions require a working laptop, proficiency with Google Workspace apps, and a cell phone.

 

For Potential Interns/ First Time Applicants:

Please note that our policy is that you must first intern on a program in order to be hired as a staff member if you do not have at least 3 years of professional experience under your belt. Some artists may be offered more than one year as an intern due to training needs as well as availability of positions.

Director

Manage the creative process with the students and staff; keep the entire process on schedule; oversee every department; report to the Artistic Director and Chapter Manager; guide and empower the students through creating a piece of theatre; stage the production; manage all aspects of the production: rehearsal, technical, performance; give the piece an overall continuous feel by bridging the design, the writing, the staging, the music and the choreography; delegate important tasks to other staff members and students; be a solid, positive, understanding leader to the entire creative team by maintaining a ‘we’ and ‘us’ attitude while constantly problem solving.

 

Must have and make use of the following skills: excellent management of group dynamic, organization, use of daily schedules, and communication; strong writing, movement, and a clear understanding of the various aspects of technical theatre.

 

Full time for duration of the workshop

Music Director

Manage all musical aspects of the creative process; hold vocal warm-ups each morning; guide the students through creating songs; write music with students; chart all songs that are written; rehearse students vocally and on instruments; help manage the sound for the show; help secure the band for the performances; rehearse the band; play for the shows and deliver a score electronically to Lovewell management at the end of the workshop*. 

*If you feel you cannot fulfill this duty, please let us know in advance.

 

Must have and be willing to use the following skills: excellent classroom management, organization, writing, and communication; extensive knowledge of Finale, Sibelius, or other comparable music composition software.

 

Full time for the duration of the workshop

Script Editor

Guide the students through the art of creating and writing a cohesive theatrical production; keep an eye on the overall structure of the show and be sure it fits together; create and update a useful outline of the show; keep the script formatted and up to date daily; write a synopsis of the show for the media; insert full lists of the writers of the piece into the script; create and maintain a Google Drive folder for the staff and students with essential documents that are easily accessible, put together character and plot information for the program; deliver the full script electronically to Lovewell Artistic Director at the end of the workshop.

 

Must have and be willing to use the following skills: efficient, high-quality writing and editing; classroom management, organization, and communication; some directing and movement skills.

 

Full time for the duration of the workshop

Choreographer

Manage all aspects of dance and movement in the creative process; hold dance warm-ups each morning; help brainstorm and plot the show with students and staff; contribute to writing scenes when possible; teach students how to tell stories through movement; choreograph all numbers along with the students, stage additional scenes when necessary.

 

Must have and be willing to use the following skills: excellent classroom management, the ability to teach to all levels of experience, strong communication, strong direction and writing.

 

Full time for the duration of the workshop

Technical Director

Guide the students in set, costume and prop design; communicate and collaborate with the director of the production to execute the designs (along with the costume/prop staff member); work closely with any on site technical personnel; educate and empower students to collaboratively design any technical aspects of the production; oversee sound, lights and stage management in the theatre; manage any rentals or purchases that may be needed for the design; return all rentals after the conclusion of the workshop; organize and manage the storage of the items that were purchased by Lovewell; when available, assist with other aspects of the creative process you are comfortable with.

 

Must have and be willing to use the following skills: excellent communication, set design/construction, prop design/construction, lighting design/focusing, costume design/construction, budget management; strong classroom management skills.

 

Ft. Lauderdale– Part time week one; full time weeks two and three.
Columbus– Part time week one; full time week two.
Sweden JR– Part time week one; full time week two.
Sweden Teen– Part time week two; full time week three.

Costumes and Props

Work closely with the Technical Director to assist the students in creating the design for the show; educate and empower students to collaboratively design costumes and props; create, secure, purchase costumes for the entire cast while staying on budget and within the framework of the design; when available, assist with other aspects of the creative process you are comfortable with.

 

Must have and be willing to use the following skills: excellent communication, prop design/construction, costume design/construction, budget management; strong classroom management skills.

 

Ft. Lauderdale– Part time weeks one and two; full time week three.
Columbus– Part time week one; full time week two.
Sweden JR– Part time week one; full time week two.
Sweden Teen– Part time week two; full time week three.

Graphic Designer

Oversee and guide students in the poster, T-shirt and program design; gather ads for the program; put programs together and send to the printer. Must communicate efficiently and directly with the program staff; must work well under tight deadlines. Proficiency in the design software of choice expected.

 

Part-time position, may work remotely

Social and Multi-Media Coordinator

Social Media: Manage and produce high quality content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to reflect the artistic process, the mission of the organization and publicize each individual show.

 

Multi-Media: Sell tickets to the show through innovative online campaigns; film, create and post creative video updates; manage media players during all events (including projectors for productions if needed; livestream all performances; coordinate filming of each production; coordinate headshots of each student and staff member

 

Part-time on-site position

Assistant Director and Assistant Music Director

These positions will require the same skill sets described in the respective Director positions listed above, and are only available on certain workshops that are at full capacity and require additional assistance. 

 

Full time for the duration of the workshop

Intern

As previously stated, please remember that in most cases, you must be an intern on one workshop before being hired for a full staff position. Professional experience of 3 or more years will be taken into consideration.

 

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work hands on with the students and will provide assistance to the entire staff throughout the process. This means that you should be prepared to run creative exercises, help with tech, contribute to brainstorming, assist with scene writing, assist with staging scenes, run errands, ask what work needs to be done, work backstage during the performances, run lights or sound, etc. By experiencing a variety of staffing roles, you will get a good overview of the entire process and at the end of the workshop, should feel well trained in the Lovewell Method. Modest payment stipends are provided to all interns.

 

Full time for the duration of the workshop