Falkirk Youth Theatre: Musical Director

Pay: £2300
Closing date: Thu 16 Feb 2023: 5pm

Falkirk Youth Theatre are seeking to engage an experienced Musical Director to work on the production of Godspell with their senior group (S1 –S6) in April – November 2023.

This is a freelance position for someone with proven experience and passion for working in Youth Theatre, and the ability to MD a main stage production whilst developing the skills and confidence of young people.

The post holder will be responsible for:

• Attending weekly sessions to teach vocal technique and musical numbers to young people
• Liaising with a production team to ensure a cohesive artistic vision
• Attending all rehearsals and performances
• Creating a positive working environment of mutual respect for all parties
• Applicants for Godspell will be responsible for the recruitment of a live band who they will conduct during the performances.
• Attendance at all performances is essential

Rehearsals: Sundays, 1pm-4pm, in Grangemouth • April – November 2023
Performance Dates: 24 & 25 November 2023

Person Specification
• Relevant qualification in Music
• Proven experience in working with young people
• Proven experience in MD role for large scale theatre productions
• ability to work individually and as part of a team
• ability to prioritise and work to strict deadlines
• a genuine interest and passion for the role of Youth Theatre
• Full clean driving license preferred

Dates and Times
Sundays, 1pm-4pm, in Grangemouth Town Hall (unless otherwise stated)
Term 2
16 April, 23 April, 30 April Holiday Weekend, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 June, 11 June
Fee – Based on £25 per hour x 3 hours per week eight week term £600
Term 3
20 August, 27 August, 3 September, 10 September Holiday Weekend, 17 September, 24 September, 1 October, 8 October
Fee – Based on £25 per hour x 3 hours per week seven week term
Term 4
22 October, 29 October, 5 November, 12 November – Bo’ness Town Hall (BTH), 19 November (BTH)
Band Call Date tbc
Tue 21 November – Tech BTH, Wed 22 November – Dress BTH
Thu 23 November – Dress BTH, Fri 24 November – Show 1 BTH
Sat 25 November – Shows 2 & 3 BTH
Fee – Based on £25 per hour x 3 hours per week five week term £375
Show Fee including band call and conducting performances £800
Total £2300

Please send:
• An up to date CV
• A letter of interest summarising your experience to date and why you are interested in, and suitable for, this position
• Details of two referees that they can contact prior to shortlisting

For further information, please contact hazel.beattie@falkirk.gov.uk (Hazel Beattie), call 01324 590717 or visit https://www.falkirkleisureandculture.org/

Closing date: Thu 16 Feb 2023: 5pm