Children's Stage Adventures, Inc.
This is a new hybrid growth position for CSA, a combination of two positions, Actor/Educator and Company Manager. CSA Co-Founders Rob & Lorrie Gray held similar positions for 20 years, touring heavily during the company’s early years, and less as the organization grew and matured, and additional staff were hired.
Candidates must be willing to tour as Actor/Educator while learning and taking on the responsibilities of the Company Manager. Eventually less time touring and more time managing company responsibilities will happen.
CSA Programs and Services
Children’s Stage Adventures is a unique New Hampshire based theatre company that conducts Weeklong Theatre Residencies in schools, for arts organizations and at summer camps. During each residency week, 50 - 60 local children perform in an original, high quality musical/comedy production of a classic children’s tale alongside two professional actors. CSA provides professionally designed costumes and scenery, all scripts, scores and make-up.
Two professional Actor/Educators from CSA audition and cast 50-60 students, ranging in age from kindergarten through grade 8.They lead the cast through a concentrated five-day rehearsal schedule, during which the cast learns songs, dances and lines. The week culminates in two public performances, when the children take to the stage in a full musical production to the delight and amazement of families, teachers, classmates and community members.
CSA, Inc. is a fee for service 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization, founded by Rob & Lorrie Gray in 1999. Ten musical touring productions make up the company’s repertoire. Fifty Actor-Educators have been employed by CSA since 2004. Each year, pre-pandemic, CSA conducted 65-75 residency weeks, allowing 3500 children to shine onstage. The organization plans to return to a similar touring schedule in 2023. CSA already has 48 contracts for the 2023-24 tour. This position is being created following the recent death of Lorrie Gray.
Job Description - Tour Actor/Educator
The following are general responsibilities of CSA Inc. staff position Tour Actor/Educator (non-union). The supervisor for the position is the Executive Director. Tour Actor/Educator work hours, including travel time, will vary. Flexibility is required. This is a list of the minimum duties of the position.
Prior to Training
On Tour – During Residencies Daily
On Tour – During Residencies Weekly
Meet school’s COVID protocols
Test for COVID if necessary or exposure is determined
Public appearances / media interviews
General Public Relations
Work in/from home office on non-booked weeks (to earn per diem pay)
Check-in (end of summer tour, holiday break and end of spring tour)
Unload and store equipment
Make repairs to equipment (sand and poly coat boards and poles)
Complete all administrative and financial paperwork
Balance and close account with T-shirt supplier
Clean and return vehicle
Complete exit interviews
Submit all archival material (video tapes, blocking script, diagrams, inventories, repair lists, etc.)
Job Description – Company Manager
Board of Directors
Finance Director/Human Resources
Trainer for New Staff
Grant Writing and Development
Other duties as necessary for continued operation.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Minimum Education/Work Experience Requirements:
· BA/BFA Degree (or equivalent experience) in theatre, education, music and/or related field
· Experience in educational/theatrical environment working with K-8 students including a proven track record of teaching and/or directing
· Excellent communication skills
· Adventuresome personality to live a touring lifestyle for extended lengths of time
· The ability to manage and perform multiple tasks and priorities at the same time
· Musical ability – both performing and teaching (vocally)
· Confidence in using basic office technologies (Microsoft Office 365, QuickBooks, etc.)
· Willingness to work some nights and weekends
· The satisfactory completion of a state and federal background check
· Some familiarity with K-12 curriculum (in theatre and/or other content area)
· Familiarity with various elements of technical theatre
· Experience with arts administration
· Experience overseeing and evaluating staff
Compensation: Tour Actor/Educator Range: $32,000 – $36,000 (non-union)
Housing expense is covered by presenting organization during residency weeks.
Below are compensation components/amounts for a projected 5-month tour.
CSA tours year-round and contract lengths can vary.
(The monetary amounts detailed below are APPROXIMATIONS of income potential based of the historical AVERAGES of past CSA tour information)
Salary $1200.00/month x 5 months = $6000.00
Per Diem* $210.00/week x 22 weeks = $4620.00
Bonus $100.00/week x 20 weeks = $2000.00
Extras (workshops) $25.00/workshop x 10 workshops = $ 250.00
T-shirts $100.00/week x 20 weeks = $2000.00
Total Income Potential = $14,870.00
*not paid for un-booked weeks unless working at the home office or for scheduled travel time.
Salary Range: Company Manager Range $38,000 - $42,000
Position Type: Full Time Exempt – Permanent
Start Date: Early 2023 preferred
Search Process: Open until filled. We will begin evaluating applications on a rolling basis starting December 1, 2022.
Jan 4, 2023 -
$32,000.00 – $42,000.00 per year
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PO Box 211, 33 Centre Street
Sullivan, NH 03445