Out of the Wings: Ricardo Valenzuela, Junie B. Jones, The Musical

Ricardo Valenzuela

San Diego Junior Theatre is pleased to announce that Ricardo Valenzuela is set to direct and choreograph Junie B. Jones, The Musical. The pre-audition meeting is April 15.

 

Ricardo Valenzuela is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC.  As an actor, he recorded two full seasons as a lead character in the Latin American television show titled Dos y Dos. He has performed at the Starlight Bowl, Moonlight Amphitheatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, Hispanic Arts Theatre, San Diego Asian Repertory Theatre, Coronado Playhouse, Christian Community Theatre, and on the Holland America Cruise Line as a contestant of Dancing with the Stars at sea with celebrity judges Kym Johnson and Carson Kressley.  Ricardo comes to us from our neighbor program San Diego Civic Dance Arts where he choreographed countless musical theatre style numbers for recitals, productions, camps, and their award winning showcase Collage for over 11 years.

A Wrinkle In Time Video

A Wrinkle In Time at Junior Theatre

The father of Meg Murry and her brother Charles Wallace has been missing for more than a year. When the siblings are visited by celestial creature Mrs. Whatsit, they find out he has been held captive by wicked forces on another planet and might be able to rescue him through a tesseract, a wrinkle in time and space. Meg and Charles Wallace are joined by their friend Calvin O’Keefe and learn more details from Mrs. Whatsit and her companions Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which about Mr. Murry’s location: Camazotz, one of several planets that’s been taken over by a great evil called the Dark Thing. The trio of Mrs. W’s transport the siblings and Calvin there and advise them to stick together. Their quest is dangerous and its encounters are frightening. Ultimately, the adventure reveals to them that love triumphs over evil.

There IS such a thing as a tesseract. Based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle.

ASL-Interpreted performance 2pm, Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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Assistant Production Manager

Assistant Production Manager

 

Schedule:  Monday – Friday 9:00-3:00 pm (Variable)

 

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Assistant Production Manager is a key member of the Production staff of San Diego Junior Theatre.  The position is responsible for ensuring the following:

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Construct scenic and property elements; installs and repairs lighting instruments and equipment; assists with all other areas of technical and artistic execution within the Production function
  • Coordinates and oversees Lighting Assistants during load in and strike;
  • Coordinates and oversees parent volunteers during load in, strike and work days;
  • Assists with technical classes and camps for students;
  • Assists with maintaining the scenic shop and prop rooms;
  • Assists with rehearsals and performances including
    • Training and supervising student crew members
    • Monitoring student behavior
    • Maintaining overall cast and crew experience

 

Qualifications

Required: Comprehensive practical technical theatre knowledge; technical theatre experience in multiple and varied types of shows; professional theatre training and/or degree; carpentry, painting and electrical skills; creative problem solving skills; initiative; and good communication skills.

 

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to: resume@juniortheatre.com (please add “Assistant Production Manager” in the subject).

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Out of the Wings: Carlos Mendoza, The Wizard of Oz

Carlos Mendoza Headshot

Carlos Mendoza is the founder of the Hispanic Arts Theatre, an innovative theatre company that promotes Hispanic cultural awareness. One of his main projects has been creator and producer of The New Mambo Kings, a musical revue with a blend of Latin culture through voice, music, and dance.   Carlos has an extensive resume as actor, director, choreographer and producer. He has won several awards: San Diego Critics Circle Awards for his productions of West Side Story and Ragtime; the 2014 BRAVO (San Diego) award for body of work , the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for his production of In the Heights at San Diego Junior Theatre and the Inland Theatre League Award for his production of   In the Heights at Performance Riverside.  In addition, Carlos choreographed two full seasons of Dos Y Dos for the Latin American Multimedia Corporation, a groundbreaking educational TV/DVD Series. When not working in theatre, Carlos can be seen sailing the seven seas as Cruise Director for Holland America Line. He is currently a project coordinator for Beyond the Bell Broadway, for the San Ysidro school district.

Teaching Artist

San Diego Junior Theatre, the oldest continuing children’s theatre program in the country, is looking for Acting, Voice and Dance Teachers to join our Teaching Artist Pool.  This independent, non-profit organization provides engaging, innovative and high-quality theatre education and productions to enhance the lives of children of all ages, cultural backgrounds, abilities and levels of interest.  SDJT operates for the benefit of children throughout San Diego County; since 1948, its productions have entertained more than a million theatergoers of all ages.

 

The job summary for the position of Teaching Artist is as follows:

Teaches students ages 3-18 in one/all of the following capacities: on-site classes and camps in Balboa Park or off-site outreach programs, on or off-site workshops. Prepares and maintains all class materials and supplies. In conjunction with the Education Director, may develops new classes and course curriculum.

 

Salary: DOE
Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) from an accredited college or university in the performing arts, education or related field.
  • Extensive experience and active current practice in art form(s) to be taught.
  • Experience working with/teaching students from kindergarten through grade 12.
  • Voice Teachers must be able to play piano.
  • Completed Mandated Reporter Training (http://educators.mandatedreporterca.com/default.htm)

Desired:

  • Previous teaching artist experience
  • Curriculum development
  • CPR, AED & First Aid certified.
  • Experience working with students with special needs.

Contact:

Please send your resume with a cover letter and a list of three references (name; title; relationship to you; email and phone contact information). The cover letter must include the following: your salary history, why you are interested in SDJT, and why you believe you would be an outstanding candidate for this position.

This is a seasonal position.  Please see our website (www.juniortheatre.com) for a full job description and the history of the organization.

 

CONTACT:  Please send your resume with a cover letter and a list of three references (name; title; relationship to you; email and phone contact information).  The cover letter must include the following:  your salary history; why you are interested in SDJT; and why you believe you would be an outstanding candidate for this position.  Send your package of information electronically to Mitzi Smith, Interim Education Director: Mitzi@JuniorTheatre.com   Please no phone inquiries.

 

Please note that the initial screening will be confidential.  SDJT reserves the right to require fingerprint and background checks as a condition of employment.

Education Director

San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.

 

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Director is responsible for the operations of all education programs, supervising all Education Department staff, and promoting Junior Theatre in the community.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

 

Leadership

  • Represent and advocate for Junior Theatre in the community
  • Supervise Education Program Manager and related staff
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the senior management team

Program

  • Oversee all Education programming, including school year sessions, summer and vacation camps, and outreach programs
  • Guide all Education Program Development, including planning brochures and schedules, developing new curriculum, and creating new opportunities
  • Recruit, train, and manage all teaching artists and aides

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: San Diego Junior Theatre, Attn: Education Director Position, 1650 El Prado, # 208, San Diego, CA 92101 or e-mail to resume@juniortheatre.com (please include “Education Director” in subject line).

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