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Costume Shop Mentor Sought by Ursuline Academy

MISC_Ursuline logoUrsuline Academy, a private Catholic college-preparatory school for young women in grades 9–12, has a need for a Costume Shop Mentor beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The position entails overseeing students in the planning and execution of costume design, production, costume changes, and emergency alterations for two stage productions: fall musical and spring play. This includes auditions, instruction, and direction leading up to and including performance weekend. This position involves weekend and evening commitments; approximately 4-5 hours per week during months of August-November and January-April. More hours are to be expected during tech week. Contract period: July 30, 2020-April 30, 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Provide adult guidance and assistance to students as they perform machine and hand sewing, costume construction, patterning, and alterations for each production in accordance to the rules set in place by the Cappies of Greater Cincinnati
  • Collaborate with Theatre and Technical Directors to help oversee coherent rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances
  • Report equipment maintenance and needs to Technical Director
  • Attend all production meetings with Performing Arts Director, Vocal Director, Theatre Director, Technical Director, and student production team

Requirements

  • Experience in costuming for high school theatrical productions
  • Effective communication skills
  • Understanding of and the ability to live out the mission of Ursuline Academy
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues on a regular basis
  • Knowledge of the Cappies of Greater Cincinnati and their rules is preferred
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Completion of background check and VIRTUS

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to Jimmy Wiederhold, Performing Arts Director, at jwiederhold@ursulineacademy.org. No phone calls please.

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Technical Director Sought by Ursuline Academy

MISC_Ursuline logoUrsuline Academy, a private Catholic college-preparatory school for young women in grades 9–12, has a need for a Technical Director beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The position entails overseeing students in the planning and execution of lighting, sound, and stage setup of the fall musical and spring play, and supporting the Theatre Arts Group (TAG) show. This also entails providing reports and documentation which reflect materials, equipment, and other costs associated with a stage production as well as reporting all maintenance needs. This position involves weekend and evening commitments; approximately 6-8 hours per week during months of August-November and January-April. More hours are to be expected during tech week. Contract period: July 30, 2020-April 30, 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Provide adult guidance and assistance to students as they design and build all aspects of each production (set, lights, sounds, props, marketing and publicity) in accordance to the rules set in place by the Cappies of Greater Cincinnati
  • Collaborate with Theatre Director to help oversee coherent rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances
  • Prepare a financially responsible list of tech needs for each show to Theatre Director and Performing Arts Director to ensure all items can be purchased and delivered in a timely manner
  • Assist Costume Shop Mentor with their equipment maintenance and needs
  • Attend all production meetings with Performing Arts Director, Vocal Director, Theatre Director, Costumes Shop Mentor, and student production team

Requirements

  • Experience serving as technical director in a variety of high school theatrical productions; a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject area is preferred
  • Effective communication skills
  • Understanding of and the ability to live out the mission of Ursuline Academy
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues on a regular basis
  • Knowledge of the Cappies of Greater Cincinnati and their rules is preferred
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Completion of background check and VIRTUS

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to Jimmy Wiederhold, Performing Arts Director, at jwiederhold@ursulineacademy.org. No phone calls please.

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Theatre Director Sought by Ursuline Academy

MISC_Ursuline logoUrsuline Academy, a private Catholic college-preparatory school for young women in grades 9–12, has a need for a Theatre Director beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The position entails managing, coordinating, and directing all aspects of the fall musical and spring play, and supporting our Theatre Arts Group (TAG) show. This includes auditions, instruction, and direction leading up to and including performance weekend. This position involves weekend and evening commitments; approximately 8-10 hours per week during months of August-November and January-April. More hours are to be expected during tech week. Contract period: May 26, 2020-May 26, 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Effectively interpret and execute, in cooperation with the production team, the artistic elements of each show
  • Integrate and feature a large group of students into the production through both acting and technical theatre
  • Prepare and lead coherent rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances
  • Oversee show design while collaborating with Technical Director and Costume Shop Mentor, and communicate all production team needs to Performing Arts Director
  • Oversee student choreographers as they lead in teaching dance for musical numbers
  • Attend all production meetings with Performing Arts Director, Vocal Director, Technical Director, Costume Shop Mentor, and student production team

Requirements

  • Experience directing a variety of high school theatrical productions; a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject area is preferred
  • Experience as a theatrical performer is preferred
  • Effective communication skills
  • Understanding of and the ability to live out the mission of Ursuline Academy
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues on a regular basis
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of the Cappies of Greater Cincinnati and their rules is preferred
  • Completion of background check and VIRTUS

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to Jimmy Wiederhold, Performing Arts Director, at jwiederhold@ursulineacademy.org. No phone calls please.

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Ursuline Academy Present LES MISERABLES

UA_Les Miserables logoCincinnati, OH- October 30, 2018: Ursuline Academy is excited to announce on November 8th-11th they will be showcasing the musical Les Misérables* and are extending an invitation to all. On November 8th the show starts at 7pm, on the 9th-10th it starts at 7:30 and on the 11th the show starts at 2:30. It takes place in the Williams E. Besl Theater inside Ursuline Academy.

Both the cast and crew are excited to display their talent and show off all their hard work. Leah Gray, who fills the role of Eponine as well as being a senior producer for the show, says this about Les Misérables, “This show has been a good challenge for Ursuline, requiring a lot of talent from both cast and crew. It’s been a lot of hard work but it’s definitely been worth it!”

Tickets are available online at https://www.ursulineacademy.org/current-families or in the lobby, seating is pre-selected. When arriving flowers are available for purchase in the lobby. We hope to see you there!

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Ursuline Academy is an independent Catholic college-preparatory school for young women in grades 9 –12. Founded in 1896 in Cincinnati by the Ursulines of Brown County, St. Martin, Ohio, the school has been located at 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, Ohio since 1970. 

* School Edition specially adapted and licensed by MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL and CAMERON MACKINTOSH (OVERSEAS) LTD

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High School Males Sought for LES MISERABLES at Ursuline Academy

UA_logoUrsuline Academy is looking for high school males to audition for their fall musical LES MISERABLES.

There will be an audition information meeting on August 16th from 3:15 – 5:00 (movement audition will be taught).

Auditions will be held on August 21st and August 22nd from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. (Call backs August 23rd.)

Males who audition should prepare a short monologue and should prepare a Broadway style song to sing along with accompaniment.

Performance dates are November 8th-11th.

Ursuline Academy is located at 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Any questions? Contact Alecia Lewkowich (director) at alewkowich@ursulineacademy.org for more information.

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