23 Feb 2016

Full-Time Director of Youth Theater

Superior Arts Youth Theater (Job Poster) – Marquette, Michigan, United States

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Marquette, Michigan

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POSITION DESCRIPTION: Director of the Superior Arts Youth Theater. Serve as the chief producer/director/administrator of a well-established and successful youth theater program in Marquette, Michigan. This position involves all artistic and administrative aspects of the program, including producing and directing stage performances, providing vision and leadership, and managing day-to-day operations, such as planning/scheduling, public relations/promotion, grant writing, fundraising, supervising personnel, budgeting and reporting to the board. A part-time employee is available to assist in various areas as assigned by the Director. The Youth Theater Director reports to the SAYT Board of Directors. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2016.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include a substantial background in theater, experience producing and directing shows with emphasis on musical theater, administrative/management experience, and experience teaching/working with children. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience ($25,000-35,000). A two-week paid vacation is included. No retirement plan or health care benefits are offered.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit letter of interest, detailed resume/curriculum vita, and three letters of reference to: saytjob@gmail.com or mail to Search Committee, Superior Arts Youth Theater, P.O. Box 741, Marquette, MI 49855. We prefer email applications, and you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt. Finalists will be asked to provide supporting materials (programs, photos, videos and writing samples, etc.) Screening of applications will begin on March 15. The position will remain open until filled.

ABOUT SUPERIOR ARTS YOUTH THEATER: Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAY Theater) encompasses a long history of theater for youth in Marquette. Formerly known as the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Youth Theatre (2001-2011) and Lake Superior Youth Theatre (2011-2015), our youth theater program has now formed its own corporation to which tax deductible contributions may be made. Located in Marquette, Michigan, SAY Theater serves the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is open to youth ages 3-18 years. SAY Theater produces a series of performances each year ranging from variety shows and community event performances to full productions at the historic Kaufman Auditorium, Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theater, and the Lake Superior Theater Boat House. Our purpose is to provide area youth with educational and performance opportunities, technical theater experiences, and growth through acting, music, dance and other performing arts disciplines while entertaining audiences with high quality productions. 

ABOUT MARQUETTE: The City of Marquette is located in the central region of Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior. With a population of 21,335, it is the UP’s largest community. In addition to being a population center, it serves as the regional center for education, art and culture, health care, recreation, and retail. It is the home of Northern Michigan University. Residents of Marquette have long appreciated the community’s abundant natural beauty, unique climate, and the high quality of life.  Marquette has received national awards including its designation as one of “America’s Most Livable Communities,” its involvement in Michigan’s “Cool Cities” initiative, and its receipt of the “All-American City” award.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email: saytheater@gmail.com Visit us at: www.saytheater.org, www.facebook.com/saytheater
The Superior Arts Youth Theater is an equal opportunity employer that values and encourages diversity in its workforce and participants. Potential employees will be subject to a background check.



• Job Title: Director of Youth Theater
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Superior Arts Youth Theater
• website: saytheater.org/job-postings/
• Location: Marquette, Michigan, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, performing arts, and theatre. Location: Michigan.

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