Applications are now being accepted for the Director of the new Performing Arts Camps at Cornerstone Centre with the Flato Markham Theatre in the Culture Services Department at the City of Markham.
The position will begin July 4, 2016 and end August 26th, 2016. The working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. There will be some paid training and prep time required before the position formally begins.
The Flato Markham Theatre operates six camps which run concurrently: Kinder Theatre Camp for ages 4-5, Junior Stars for ages 6-9, Drama Camp for ages 9-13 and Actors Workshop for ages 13-17 run out of the theatre. Performing Arts Camp (10-12 years old) and Junior Performing Arts Camp (6-9 years old) run at a new location, Cornerstone Centre (located at 9680 Ninth Line, Markham, ON, at the intersection of Donald Cousens Parkway and Ninth Line, an approximate 15 minute drive east of the theatre). This is the first year we will be offering Performing Arts Camps.
The Performing Arts Camps are a weekly camp that focuses on age-appropriate skills development in acting, singing, dance, and other fun. This camp runs for 8 weeks with each week being a new session of campers and programming with a maximum of forty Junior PAC campers and thirty PAC campers per session. At the end of each week, the camper’s will present a showcase their favourite skills from the week in a talent show for their friends and family. One afternoon each week a guest artist will visit camp to run workshops in his/her specialized field i.e. Clowning, Stand-Up Comedy, Bollywood, Hip Hop Dance, Chinese Dance etc. Every week of camp will feature a different guest artist, so campers will have new experiences all summer long.
The Director of this program should have experience leading and facilitating performing arts programming for children in the 6-12 age group and experience managing staff and volunteers in this faculty. S/he will be responsible for creating the programming and schedule with the assistance of the Discovery Coordinator and Artistic Director. It is the Camp Director’s job to then implement the program with the support of counsellor and volunteers throughout the camps sessions.
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