2024 Staff Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in staffing one of our summer of 2024 workshops. Applications are open until February 12th, 2024. If you have any questions, contact Carrie Gilchrist (carrie@lovewell.org), Executive and Artistic Director.

Lovewell 2024 is Ready to Roll!

And we’re on the lookout for inspiring and creative individuals like yourself to be a part of the magic. If you have a passion for empowering young people to unleash their creative potential, thrive in collaboration with highly skilled artists in a fast-paced and innovative environment, and aspire to make a positive impact on the world, then Lovewell is the perfect place for you.
We are seeking open-minded, passionate, and highly collaborative teaching artists with diverse backgrounds and expertise in a variety of artistic disciplines to join our dedicated staff for ten Lovewell workshops in the summer of 2024. We invite writers, musicians, composers, choreographers, performance artists, and technicians to be part of our dream team. While we welcome all applicants, it’s essential to ensure proper staffing for each workshop – contribute to the growth and nurturing of the Lovewell community by encouraging your friends, both locally and beyond, to apply. Our staff plays a pivotal role in every process, offering you the opportunity to be part of something truly innovative and powerful. Seize the moment – apply today!

 

We will be running 10 workshops in the summer of 2024.

Below is a list of the different workshops, including the schedules. Also, you will see a list of staff positions needed as well as a description of each position. Not all positions are available for all workshops. 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.)

 

After receiving excellent feedback from former staff members, we are conducting an additional mandatory, online brainstorming/training session for ALL Lovewell staff around the globe that will take place on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 from 1-3pm EST (19.00-21.00 i sverige)

2024 Workshops

Fort Lauderdale Teen Session One

WHEN: June 11th – June 30th, 2024 (plus mandatory training sessions listed below). 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 June 29th-30th and July 1st-2nd 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 27th at 7pm; Friday, June 28th at 7pm; Saturday, June 29th, 2024 at 7pm. 

 

MANDATORY ONLINE GLOBAL STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 2nd from 1-3pm EST 

 

MANDATORY IN PERSON STAFF TRAINING: Monday**, June 10th, 2024; 1pm-5pm (EDT)
**Note that Broward public schools are in session on Monday the 10th, so the workshop will begin on a Tuesday.

 

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 11th – June 30th, 2024 (plus mandatory training sessions listed below). 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, June 28th at 5pm; Saturday, June 29th, 2024 at 2pm and 5pm.

 

 

MANDATORY ONLINE GLOBAL STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 2nd from 1-3pm EST 

 

MANDATORY IN PERSON STAFF TRAINING: Monday**, June 10th, 2024; 1pm-5pm (EDT)
**Note that Broward public schools are in session on Monday the 10th, so the workshop will begin on a Tuesday.

 

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 8th – July 28th, 2024 (plus mandatory training sessions listed below). 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: Thursday, July 25th, Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th, 2024 at 7pm

 

MANDATORY ONLINE GLOBAL STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 2nd from 1-3pm EST 

 

MANDATORY IN PERSON STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, July 7th, 2024; 1pm-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 8th – July 28th, 2024 (plus mandatory training sessions listed below). 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 26th at 5pm; Saturday, July 27th at 2pm and 5pm.

 

MANDATORY ONLINE GLOBAL STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 2nd from 1-3pm EST 

 

MANDATORY IN PERSON STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, July 7th, 2024; 1pm-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: July 8th – July 21st, 2024 (with mandatory staff training dates below)


WHO:
Students entering High School – Freshman in college.


WHERE: Dublin Scioto High School (in partnership with Short North Stage)
July 8th- July 21st, 2024; 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 19th, 2024 7pm
Saturday, July 20th, 2024 7pm

 

MANDATORY ONLINE STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 2nd from 1-3pm EST 

 

MANDATORY IN PERSON STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, July 7th, 2024 1pm-5pm

 

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, Interns
(*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered)

Lomma, Sweden Junior Workshop

NÄR:  17:e Juni- 30:e Juni 2024.  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: 28:e Juni och 29:e Juni

 

OBLIGATORISK PERSONALUTBILDNING ONLINE: söndagen den 2 juni kl.19.00-21.00 i sverige

 

OBLIGATORISK UTBILDNING AV PERSONAL: Lördagen den 16 juni 2024 kl. 13.00-16.00

 

MORE WHEN: The workshop will run from 9am to 5pm from Sunday, June 17th until Thursday, June 20th ; June 21st and 22nd OFF for Midsummer; Sunday, June 23rd- Thursday, June 27th 9am-5pm; Friday, June 28th 9am-after 7pm show; Saturday, June 29th 11am-after cast party; Sunday, June 30th 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.

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Director, *Assistant Director, Music Director, *Assistant Music Director, Script Editor, *Assistant Script Editor, Choreographer, Technical Director, *Assistant Technical Director, Costumes & Props, 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

We are looking for a team of artists to staff all three of the following workshops consecutively:

 

 

WHEN: 

  • Hays, Kansas (residential program for students): June 3 – 7, 2024
  • Concordia, Kansas: June 10 – 14, 2024
  • Phillipsburg, Kansas: June 17 – 21, 2024

 

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

 

WHERE:

  • Hays, Kansas (residential program for students at FHSU): June 3 – 7, 2024
    • Please note this workshop requires some additional hours from staff members as it is a residential program.
  • Concordia, Kansas (Brown Grand Theatre): June 10 – 14, 2024
  • Phillipsburg, Kansas: June 17 – 21, 2024

 

MANDATORY ONLINE STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 2nd from 1-5pm EST 

 

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Director/Script Editor combo, Music Director,  Interns

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Eslöv, Sweden Teen Workshop

WHEN: Monday, June 17th-Sunday, July 7, 2024

MANDATORY ONLINE GLOBAL STAFF TRAINING: Sunday, June 2nd from 7-9pm (i Sverige)

MORE WHEN: The workshop begins on Monday, June 17th, 2024 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 7th, 2024. 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 5th at 7pm and Saturday, July 6th, 2024 at 3pm 

 

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.

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