The Possibility Project
New York, NY 10029
About The Possibility Project:
The Possibility Project operates year-long, youth-led programs that bring together diverse groups of teenagers from the five boroughs of New York City. Participants engage in an intense creative process through which they write an original musical based on stories of their lives and their ideas for a more just and peaceful world. They also create and execute Community Action Projects around the city that raises awareness about issues that are important to them. Using a proven curriculum that combines diversity, violence prevention, problem-solving, and leadership training with the performing arts, The Possibility Project aims to promote personal and social change.
About the Role:
The Assistant Artistic Director will perform the functions outlined below:
-Assist the Artistic Director in leading discussions, team-building exercises, and theatre-based workshops for small and large groups of teenagers
-Assist in the creative development of scenes to be included in the original musical theater production
-Help to manage the program’s operation by performing some administrative duties as assigned by Artistic Director and Operations Manager
The Ideal Candidate…
-Will have a strong background in theater, primarily as a Director and/or Actor
-Enjoys working with youth of diverse backgrounds and experiences
-Is energetic and passionate about the empowerment of teenagers
-Is both attuned and committed to social change
-Works efficiently both alone and in a team setting Will commit to The Possibility Project’s process and follow its curriculum
-Has the ability to be highly organized, to work hard, manage multiple tasks, develop ideas, and create strong relationships
Timeline, Scheduling, and Other:
-We are looking for Assistant Directors for our Foster Care Program.
-The Assistant Artistic Director should expect to commit to 8 -10 hours per week to The Possibility Project.
-This is a unpaid volunteer position. Course credit can be coordinated through the candidate’s college or university if requested.
The Assistant Directors will be expected to attend the following events (some flexibility):
-All rehearsals Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5pm-8pm (March 2020 – November 2020, except holidays)
-Production Team meetings: Fridays 5:00pm-7:00pm (March 2020 – November 2020)
-Production Team Retreat Weekend: June 26-28, 2020
-Tech rehearsals and all premiere performances: September 2020, exact date TBD
-Community Action Project events: November 2020, exact date TBD
March 24, 2020 - November 19, 2020