2019 Staff Inquiry

Applications to staff our summer of 2019 workshops were available here until Friday, February 8th, 2019 and are closed at this time for all workshops and all positions EXCEPT technical directors for all Fort Lauderdale workshops. Please send any questions to Carrie Gilchrist, Artistic Director (carrie@lovewell.org).
Thank you for your interest in staffing one of our summer of 2019 workshops. We will be running fifteen workshops in total at this time. 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. 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.)

OUR 2019 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Teen Session One Fort Lauderdale

When: 6/10/2019- 6/30/2019

  • Mandatory Staff Training/Orientation: Sunday, June 9th, 2019; 1pm-7pm
  • The workshop begins on Monday, June 10th, 2019 and runs Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm for the first two weeks. 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, June 30th, 2019. You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.
  • Performances: Thursday, June 27th at 7:30pm; Friday, June 28th at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 7:30pm the Taft University Center on the NSU Campus.
  • 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)
  • **Please note that if you are not currently living in the USA and would like to apply for one of these positions, there is not enough funding to support international airfare, room & board, in country travel and a salary for these positions. If you would like to discuss the possibility of being a part of this workshop, please fill out the staff application and provide details of how you think we can find a way to make this work as we are open to ideas.

Junior Session One Fort Lauderdale

When: 6/10/2019- 6/30/2019

  • Mandatory Staff Training/Orientation: Sunday, June 9th, 2019; 1pm-7pm
  • The workshop begins on Monday, June 10th, 2019 and runs Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm for the first two weeks.  The final week, the workshop hours are 9am-7pm with additional hours on performance days. The conclusion of the workshop will take place on Sunday, June 30th, 2019. You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.
  • Performances: Thursday, June 27th at 5pm, Friday, June 29th at 2pm and 5pm, and Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 2pm and 5pm at the Taft University Center on the NSU Campus.
  • 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)
  • **Please note that if you are not currently living in the USA and would like to apply for one of these positions, there is not enough funding to support international airfare, room & board, in country travel and a salary for these positions. If you would like to discuss the possibility of being a part of this workshop, please fill out the staff application and provide details of how you think we can find a way to make this work as we are open to ideas.

Columbus, Ohio Teen (In Partnership with SNS)

When: 07/08/2019- 07/21/2019

  • Mandatory Staff Training/Orientation: Sunday, July 7th, 2019 1pm-7pm
  • The workshop begins on Monday, July 8th and runs weekdays 9am-5pm July 8th-12th; 9am-9pm July 15th; July 20th, 11am-10pm; July 21st, TBA cast party. There will be additional hours the days of performances. You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.
  • Performances: Friday, July 19th at 8pm and Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 2pm and 8pm
  • 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- in SWEDISH

When: Sunday, June 16th- Saturday, June 29th, 2019

  • The workshop will run from 9am to 5pm from Sunday, June 16th 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. 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/Orientation: Saturday, June 15th, 2019
  • 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)
  • **Please note that you must speak Swedish to staff this workshop.

Teen Session Two Fort Lauderdale

When: 07/08/2019- 07/28/2019

  • Mandatory Staff Training/Orientation: Sunday, July 7th 1pm-7pm 
  • The workshop begins on Monday, July 8th, 2019 and runs Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm for the first two weeks.  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 28th, 2019. You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.
  • Performances: Thursday, July 25th at 7:30pm; Friday, July 26th at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 7:30pm the Taft University Center on the NSU Campus.
  • 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)
  • **Please note that if you are not currently living in the USA and would like to apply for one of these positions, there is not enough funding to support international airfare, room & board, in country travel and a salary for these positions. If you would like to discuss the possibility of being a part of this workshop, please fill out the staff application and provide details of how you think we can find a way to make this work as we are open to ideas.

Junior Session Two Fort Lauderdale

When: 07/08/2019- 07/28/2019

  • Mandatory Staff Training: Sunday, July 7th, 2019 1pm-7pm
  • The workshop begins on Monday, July 8th, 2019 and runs Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm for the first two weeks. The final week, the workshop hours are 9am-7pm with additional hours on the performance weekend. The conclusion of the workshop will take place on Sunday, July 28th, 2019. You must be available for the duration of the workshop with no exceptions.
  • Performances: Thursday, July 25th at 5pm; Friday, July 26th at 2pm and 5pm; Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 2pm and 5pm at the Taft University Center on the NSU Campus.
  • 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)
  • **Please note that if you are not currently living in the USA and would like to apply for one of these positions, there is not enough funding to support international airfare, room & board, in country travel and a salary for these positions. If you would like to discuss the possibility of being a part of this workshop, please fill out the staff application and provide details of how you think we can find a way to make this work as we are open to ideas.

Oskarshamn, Sweden Junior Workshop- in SWEDISH

When: Monday, July 8th- Saturday, July 20th, 2019

  • Mandatory Staff Training: Sunday, July 7th, 2018; 6pm-8pm and Monday, July 8th; 6-8pm
  • The workshop begins on Monday, July 8th, 2019 and runs Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. The final week, there will be additional hours TBA.
  • Performances: Friday, July 19th at 7pm and Saturday, July 20th at 2pm with cast party to follow
  • 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)
  • **Please note that all primary positions should speak Swedish. English only speakers will be considered for supplemental positions

Oskarshamn, Sweden Teen Workshop- in Swedish and English

When: Monday, July 8th-Sunday, July 28th, 2019 (with additional travel days on either side.)

  • Mandatory Staff Training: Sunday, July 7th, 2018; 6pm-8pm and Monday, July 8th; 6-8pm
  • The workshop begins on Monday, July 8th, 2019 and runs Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm for the first two weeks (with many additional evening hours as we are all living together on campus).  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 28th, 2019. Once again, this workshop requires many additional hours from staff members as it is a residential program. Please expect to be completely immersed.
  • Performances: Friday, July 26th at 7pm and Saturday, July 27th, 2019 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, Graphic Designer, Social and Multi-Media Coordinator, Interns
    (*if needed- will be determined by the number of students registered)
  • **Please note that if you are not currently living in Sweden and would like to apply for one of these positions, there is not enough funding to support international airfare, room & board, in country travel and a salary for these positions. If you would like to discuss the possibility of being a part of this workshop, please fill out the staff application and provide details of how you think we can find a way to make this work.

New York, New York Teen Workshop

When: August  2019 (exact dates TBA)

  • Mandatory Staff Training: August 2019 TBA
  • Positions Available: Director, Music Director, Script Editor, Graphic Designer, Social and Multi-Media Coordinator, Interns

NW Kansas Teen Workshops

  • When & Where:
      • Hoxie, Kansas:
        Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, May 30th, 2019 –9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Friday, May 31st, 2019 –9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        Saturday, June 1st, 2019- 9:00 a.m. –10pm (Evening performance times TBA)
      • Phillipsburg, Kansas
        Monday, June 3rd, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, June 6th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        Friday, June 7th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. –10pm (Evening performance times TBA)
      • Russell, Kansas
        Monday, June 10th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, June 13th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        Friday, June 14th, 2019– 9:00 a.m. –10pm (Evening performance times TBA)
      • Goodland, Kansas
        Monday, June 17th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, June 20th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        Friday, June 21st, 2019– 9:00 a.m. –10pm (Evening performance times TBA)
      • Concordia, Kansas
        Monday, June 24th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, June 27th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        Friday, June 28th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. –10pm (Evening performance times TBA)
      • Salina, Kansas
        Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, August 1st, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Friday, August 2nd, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. –10pm (Evening performance times TBA)
  • Please note that each of these programs is a one week workshop in a different part of Kansas. Interested staff members are not expected to staff all six weeks, but we prefer to have you stay for at least 2 workshops. Please be specific in the comments of your application if applying for these workshops.
  • Positions Available: Director/Choreographer, Script Editor/Music Director, Graphic Designer (please note that each artist will need to fill more than one position. The combination of roles will depend on the applicants).

Staff positions

Please keep in mind that these are overall, brief descriptions of our staff positions. With our Lovewell workshops, it is hard to pinpoint exact descriptions because each workshop depends on the specific, unique skills of every single person involved. Maybe you are a fantastic choreographer who also happens to design and sew costumes. Wonderful! All of our staff positions are loosely defined in order to be open to whatever the artist who is filling that position brings to the collaboration. Our main goal is to hire creative, open minded, positive artists that want to joyfully collaborate and always find a way around every challenge. Every staff member will have to do a little bit of everything at some point in the process. Simply tell us what position OR positions (if there is more than one, please be clear) that you feel you could best fill. All positions require a working laptop, proficiency with all Google Suite Apps, and a cell phone.

Also, 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 3 years of professional experience under your belt. Some artists may be offered more than one year as an intern due to training 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 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 be willing to use the following skills: excellent classroom management, 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 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: excellent writing, classroom management, organization, and communication; strong directing and movement skills.

Full time for 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, movement, and communication; strong direction and writing.

Full time for 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– Full time for three weeks
Columbus– Part time first week, full time second week
Sweden JR– Full time for two weeks
Sweden Teen– Full time for three weeks

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.

Part-time 

Graphic Designer

Oversee and guide students in the poster, T-shirt and program design; gather ads for program; put programs together and send to printer.  Part-time and not mandatory to be on site

Social and Multi-Media Coordinator: Part-time/on-site

  • 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.
  • 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

Assistant Director and Assistant Music Director

  • These positions are only available on certain workshops that are at full capacity and require additional assistance.Full time for duration of the workshop when available.

Intern

  • Please note that in most *cases, you must be an intern on one workshop before being hired for a position. (*Professional experience 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, be on run crew backstage, run lights or sound, etc. By doing so, 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. Please note that we do provide small stipends to all interns.