Summer 2022 Seasonal Openings
Props Designer & Instructor
PVTC summer props designers & instructors collaborate with an experienced and enthusiastic creative team to plan for and execute a summer camp production. The props designer & instructor is responsible for creating the props for each production, as well as guiding campers through the creation of specific props and other creative projects. They work closely with the set designers to develop a cohesive world for the show.
Successful applicants are driven, independent, excellent communicators, collaborative, inclusive, visionary, and interested in developing the whole student. Teaching experience on Zoom and/or in a masked, socially distanced setting is a plus. PVTC uses Google Drive, Zoom, Slack, and Dropbox for all camps.
REPORTS TO: Producers
OVERSEES: Props Intern
OPEN POSITIONS: We will be hiring a Prop Designer & Instructor for:
Sessions I (June 13-July 1) - Frozen Jr.
Session II (July 5-15) - Frozen KIDS and Squirrel Girl Goes to College
Session III (July 19-August 5) - Beauty and the Beast and Homemade
**PVTC is hoping the Makeup Designer for Frozen Jr. will also work for Frozen KIDS, though we will gladly accept applications for candidates who can only work one of the sessions. Please let us know your availability in your application.
PREP SEASON (PART-TIME MARCH THROUGH MID-JUNE)
Attend monthly production meetings for each show you’re working on
Attend all-staff meetings and trainings
Participate in one-on-one calls with director or other staff to plan activities as needed
Create inspiration boards to share in production meetings
Create design proposals for each camp show
Provide a list of materials needed for camper kits in a timely manner and a list of which actors need which items
Provide a list of scheduling requests for director/stage manager
Plan and facilitate training sessions for intern mentees, and help interns set appropriate goals, and train interns on specific projects/tools that will be used for their camp
DURING CAMP (PART-TIME DURING THE SUMMER CAMP SESSION)
Lead set/prop design rotations for your show. This can include theory, instruction on safe building and/or painting practivies, having students make art/collages around their design.
Set up, maintain, and cleanup appropriate workstations for set rotations
Attend post-camp meetings to debrief the day and report on design progress
Make requests for supplies, space set up, or emails home in a timely manner using proper channels of communication
Support campers by celebrating their strengths and providing them with growth challenges through instruction, sticker chart rewards, and sharing your observations and suggestions
Participate in the morning circle and group activities throughout the day
Work closely with the creative team to create a unified camp experience in which each rotation supports the work of the others
Mentor prop design interns in the high school internship program by helping interns set goals, taking them through the creative process of costume design, teaching them to update paperwork, and mentoring them through leadership opportunities.
Record intern progress, accomplishments, and growth areas throughout camp as well as provide a brief written report about each intern at the end of camp
Communicate schedule needs to the director and stage manager
Refine prop designs & feedback leading into tech and performances
Collaborate with other instructors to write student/intern congratulatory cards
Attend and support performances, which might include helping actors with their costumes before and after the show
Participate actively in strike
Following final performance, fill out post-camp feedback survey
Attend post-mortem discussion