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Music Director

CATEGORY: Academic/Instructor

The Play Group Theatre
White Plains, NY


Jill Abusch

Job Details


The Play Group Theatre (PGT), a Westchester based non-profit educational theatre organization dedicated to providing diverse theatre making experiences and performance opportunities to children and teenagers, is seeking Music Directors for our upcoming spring season. PGT provides year-round theatre programming for students pre K - 12. All programs and performances are held in PGT’s state-of-the-art facility in White Plains, NY, easily accessible by Metro North or car.

The Play Group Theatre programs will take place IN PERSON this spring! Covid safety protocol will be in place, including smaller classes and casts, social distancing, mandatory masks, increased air circulation, and additional daily cleaning. Staff must be vaccinated.

We are seeking artists who possess imagination,flexibility and the desire to work with children and teenagers of varied ages in a creatively charged and artistically demanding, yet nurturing environment. Our Teaching Artists must be prepared to work as a member of a strong creative team, and to help our students achieve quality performances, while still giving focus to the artistic process.

The ideal candidate holds a BFA/BA/BM (/MFA/MA/M.Mus preferred) and can teach a variety of ages in various contexts. Our programs include Theatre Lab (ages 7-12), Little Theatre (ages 4-6) and MainStage (ages 8-18). We seek Teaching Artists who have experience in an educational theatre setting in which they have successfully balanced a sound creative process with a quality product.

Responsibilities include: Teaching and rehearsing all musical numbers; Collaborating with the director and the rest of the production team; Playing piano and leading a small pit for all rehearsals and performances; Collaborating with the teaching team and leading Theatre Lab and Little Theatre music classes.

Applicants should possess:

  • Minimum 3-5 years teaching and/or music directing experience

  • excellent time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once

  • a desire to practice collaboration

  • grace and a sense of humor under pressure

  • a sense of playfulness balanced with a fierce work ethic

  • the qualities necessary to be a positive role model for children and teenagers

  • the ability to apply the “yes AND” rule of improv to the workplace

  • experience being bombarded with children and all their stuff and a good deal of noise, and thrive in that setting

PGT after-school programs take place at The Play Group Theatre’s facility in downtown White Plains, NY on weekday afternoons and evenings, between 4-9pm. Performances are scheduled on various weekends throughout the spring. The Spring season runs from February 2022 through June 2022.

Please send letter of interest and resume to





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