All positions for both sessions of the 2017 ASC Theatre Camp have been filled and applications have been closed. If you’re interested in working with the ASC Theatre Camp in the future, keep an eye on this page to find out when staff applications for summer 2018 open.



Please note: While we know many applicants may already have a working knowledge of Shakespeare’s Staging Conditions (including scansion, rhetoric, and audience contact), a two-day orientation and training course will precede both sessions of ASCTC 2017. The course is mandatory for all ASCTC 2017 artistic staff.

Show Directors

Show Directors are responsible for one of the three plays that ASCTC will produce in Session 2. In addition to usual directorial duties, show directors should be professional role models and comfortable in a mentorship position.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates must be 21 or older
  • A minimum BA or BFA (or equivalent professional directing and teaching experience)
  • Experience working with both Shakespeare’s staging conditions and the ASCTC demographic of young actors is strongly preferred.
  • Show Directors are also invited to teach workshops, give lectures, and help with monologue coaching – applicants who are able and willing to do so are greatly preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Before camp: Script Preparation, Orientation, and Production Meetings

  • Cut the base text provided by the Camp Director to a 60-minute performance length.
    • All cuts are subject to approval by the Camp Director.
    • First cuts are due April 1.
  • Create several potential doubling charts using different cast sizes in order to ensure flexibility in the casting sessions.
  • Begin design conversations with RDAs and production interns during the Spring
  • Present design plan to Camp Director and Camp Life Coordinator during Orientation

During camp: Auditions, Rehearsals, and Teaching

  • Attend  unified auditions
  • Participate in the session-wide casting session
  • Manage your artistic team of two RDAs and a production intern over the three-week rehearsal period.
  • Work with campers in the rehearsal room for a minimum of 3 hours daily, 6 days per week, for 3 weeks.
  • Teach workshops and give lectures as qualified
  • Help with monologue coaching as needed

EMPLOYMENT DATES
Session 1: June 15 – July 9, 2015 (Session starts June 18)
Session 2: July 13 – August 6, 2015 (Session starts July 16)

COMPENSATION
$1,700 per session
Housing and one meal per day provided

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Residence & Directing Assistants (RDAs)

ASC Theatre Camp Residence & Directing Assistants (RDAs) are more than just camp counselors. RDAs engage with campers in multiple ways during one of our two 3-week summer camp sessions by serving as both residential assistants and assistant directors.
All RDAs receive a private room with an ensuite bathroom, plus all meals. RDAs receive one half-day off per session and must stay through that session’s final strike.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have completed at least one year of college
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certification (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (preferred)
  • Experience performing, directing, or teaching Shakespeare
  • Rich, diverse background in theatre arts (preferred)
  • Exhibits dependability, punctuality, patience, teamwork, self-control, and enthusiasm
  • Possesses good leadership skills and responsibility
  • Demonstrates appropriate behavior at all times

RESPONSIBILITIES:

SERVE AS A RESIDENT ASSISTANT FOR ALL CAMPERS

  • Assist with travel coordination for arriving and departing campers
  • Manage morning wake-up and evening lights-out in rotation with other RDAs
  • Work with on-site nurse and other RDAs to administer camper prescription medications per the delivery schedule
  • Supervise and escort campers during activities
  • Instruct and interact with campers during activities
  • Coordinate off-campus shopping trips
  • Work amicably and cooperatively with all staff members
  • Observe and promote all rules and regulations of ASC Theatre Camp

SERVE AS AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR CAMP PRODUCTIONS

  • Support and assist Show Director with daily rehearsals
  • Lead workshops and master classes as qualified, and/or support and assist leaders with workshops and master classes
  • Work closely with campers on text analysis and line memorization
  • Communicate concerns and camper needs to the camp directors
  • Lead morning workups several times a week in coordination with other camp staff

EMPLOYMENT DATES
Session 1: June 15 – July 9, 2015 (Session starts June 18)
Session 2: July 13 – August 6, 2015 (Session starts July 16)

COMPENSATION
$1,250 per session
Housing and all meals provided

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Production Interns

Get hands-on experience working in the thick of all the nitty-gritty realities of making theatre. ASC Theatre Camp Production Interns are the real workhorses behind each camp production. By the end of the summer, our production interns should understand and appreciate the actual groundwork required to mount a show from beginning to end. Production interns work on one show per session (two per summer) and are perfect for undergraduate and graduate students contemplating a career in behind-the-scenes theatre.

Production internships are available to current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and working towards the completion of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Exhibits dependability, punctuality, patience, teamwork, self-control, and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrates exceptional organization, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • A penchant for innovative, outside-of-the-box thinking and experimentation
  • An attitude of “Yes”
  • Experience with theatrical costume design, wardrobe maintenance, sewing, and costume care (preferred but not required)
  • Experience with theatrical prop design, construction, and organization (preferred but not required)
  • Stage management experience (preferred but not required)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Before camp: Script Preparation, Orientation, and Production Meetings

  • Work on script formatting with Camp Director Lia Wallace during the Spring
  • Begin design conversations with RDAs and production interns during the Spring
    • Meet (remotely if necessary) with their show directors and RDAs in the months leading up to camp to discuss design ideas and coordinate costume and prop materials and budgets
  • Arrive in Staunton early to participate in all staff and orientation training in the days leading up to each session
  • Discuss and decide with your director and RDAs what your specific duties in the rehearsal room will be

During Camp: the real work (and the real fun) begins.

  • Attend every rehearsal with their cast.
  • Serve in whatever capacity is needed and formerly agreed upon between them and their directors, including (but not limited to):
    • running costume and prop check-out, organization, maintenance, cleaning, and strike
    • stage management
    • text coaching
    • leading warmups
    • dramaturgical research

EMPLOYMENT DATES: JUNE 15 – AUGUST 6
Session 1: June 15 – July 9, 2015 (Session starts June 18)
Break July 10-13
Session 2: July 13 – August 6, 2015 (Session starts July 16)

COMPENSATION
The positions are unpaid, but meals are provided. The American Shakespeare Center does not provide housing for interns but can assist in facilitating housing if needed. Current students may receive credit for the internships – however, please be advised that the application is to The American Shakespeare Center only, and interns will need to contact their academic advisors for information on registering for class credit.

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