We are always looking for Teaching Artists, Designers, Stage Managers and other project-based staff for the school year and the summer. Contact us!
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SUMMER JOBS AT THE CHILDREN'S CIRCUS - NOW HIRING!!!!
Counselors (ages 16 and up) apply HERE. Due MARCH 10!
Teaching Artists and Designers needed. See details below!
Whether you are a 16 - 25 year old looking to be a Circus Counselor,
an experienced Acrobatics, Stilting or Dance Teacher looking for great summer work,
or a visionary scenic designer, puppeteer or props artisan,
the Children's Circus of Middletown is a great summer opportunity!
Contact us NOW!
The Children's Circus of Middletown in Middletown, CT is looking to fill some key Teaching Artist and Design positions for the 35th annual Children's Circus this Summer.
The program runs July 3 - August 4 (June 28 to August 7 for staff) and is a 5 week day camp culminating in a giant outdoor performance with over 200 performers.
Pay is competitive. Housing and travel stipend provided for out-of-state artists. Supportive and fun artistic community where artists are encouraged to collaborate and experiment.
Positions available (as of March 1, 2023):
Stilting Instructor: Teach stilt classes to ages 8 - 15, from fundamentals to advanced. Choreograph 2 stilt-based acts for the Circus performance. Collaborate with teaching and design staff and supervise counselors assigned to stilting classes.
Dance Instructor: Teach dance classes to ages 8 - 15, from fundamentals to advanced. Choreograph 2 dance-based acts for the Circus performance. Collaborate with teaching and design staff and supervise counselors assigned to stilting classes. Preferably "outdoor-sized" dance forms like Hip Hop and Jazz/Funk that can project on a large scale canvas.
Circus Designer: Looking for a visionary visual artist/puppeteer/prop-builder to oversee the visual elements of the Circus. The Designer works closely with the Circus Director and Teaching Artists to establish the overall visual look of the performance. Support staff includes a Technical Director, Design & Tech Intern, Art Room Teacher, Act Directors, and youth and adult volunteers. A fantastic opportunity for the right creative spirit.
Costume Designer: Responsible (with Costume Assistant) for costuming the final performance. Work closely with Circus Director, Designer and Act Directors. You will have access to our collection of costumes, and will need to do a fair amount of building and coordinating volunteers to help with construction. We are also looking for a Costume Assistant, so teams are encouraged to apply together.
To apply, or if you have questions, send a resume to Circus Director Jason Leinwand at email@example.com. To get a better sense of what the Children's Circus of Middletown is, go to https://www.oddfellows.org/childrens-circus-of-middletown.html