Job Title: Child Coordinator
Reports To: Stage Management and Producing Director
FLSA Status: Temporary
Desired Start Date: during the week of October 2, 2023
A pair of child coordinators are responsible for 12 child actors (ages 8-12) during both the rehearsal process and performances of A Christmas Carol. During the rehearsal process, the coordinators supervise the children and are responsible for writing blocking, taking notes, running lines with actors, and creating backstage paperwork. During the run of the show, the coordinators are responsible for assisting children with entrances and exits, costume changes, and monitoring their activity backstage. The child coordinators will serve as the primary contacts for parents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Serve as liaison between the theater and parents/guardians, communicating how they can support their child’s successful performance
· Maintain physical and emotional well-being of children during rehearsals, tech, performances, and breaks. This includes receiving children once dropped off and staying with children until they are picked up
· Develop and maintain a friendly, supportive, and professional relationship with the children
· Help clarify the production’s expectations for children’s behavior and performance. Teach and ensure children observe proper backstage protocol and etiquette
· Help children maintain focus and appropriate behavior when not working onstage. Ensure children are appropriately entertained while maintaining awareness for cues and announcements
· Work with the wardrobe supervisor to coordinate the preparation, dressing, and quick changes of children
· Be familiar with the emergency evacuation procedures and, if necessary, ensure the safe evacuation of the young performers from the building
· Be aware of and manage any health issues as communicated by the parents, i.e. special diets, medicine, etc.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
· Experience working with elementary to middle school age children
· Enjoyment working with children
· Experience and enjoyment working with neurodivergent children/children with disabilities a plus
· General understanding of theater; experience working backstage a plus
· Responsible and capable of administering to the health needs of children if necessary
· Knowledge of theatrical production practices and procedures.
· Familiarity with COVID-19 Safety regulations.
Must be an excellent communicator with the ability to communicate transparently and effectively across mediums. Must have the ability and passion to work inclusively with all ages and diverse populations.
· Must pass a background check.
· Proof of full vaccination, including boosters, against COVID-19. Medical and religious exemptions to vaccination requirements will be granted and reasonable accommodations provided under applicable law.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Must be able to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods of the time
· Must be able to regularly ascend and descend stairs
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high
· The light level in the work environment ranges from light to dark
· Trinity Rep is a collaborative work environment, and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams
· Trinity Rep is on an active and ongoing journey to be anti-racist organization, advancing anti-racist policies and practices, and fostering and sustaining a culture that values community, social justice, and equity
· Employee must be able to regularly work nights and weekends
Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and anti-racist environment. For information about Trinity Rep’s commitment to antiracism, please visit trinityrep.com/antiracism.
ABOUT TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY
Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater company, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and with its community since its founding in 1963. Trinity Rep is committed to reinventing the public square and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionally-stimulating productions and innovative education programs for all ages and abilities. Whether classical or contemporary, all of Trinity Rep’s productions connect audiences with the play and each other in meaningful and sometimes surprising ways. Its annual production of A Christmas Carol has brought families together for 40+ years and made memories for over a million audience members. Trinity Rep shapes the future of the nation’s theater through the development and production of new plays, as well as the tuition-free Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA program – one of the leading programs for actor and director training in the world.
Trinity Rep strives to facilitate human connection through its commitment to forming meaningful community partnerships, creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, delivering exceptional customer service, and connecting patrons with its resident company of artists. Trinity Rep has resolved to place antiracism at the center of its work, and has embarked on a robust planning process to develop and implement a bold new vision for theater making, education, and community engagement, founded on the principles of genuine equity and antiracism.
Located in downtown Providence, Trinity Rep has long been a driving force behind the creativity that fuels and defines the region. Typically employing over 250 artists, educators, and administrators, the organization generates nearly $21 million in direct and indirect economic activity annually. It is one of 76 theaters nationwide with membership in LORT (the League of Resident Theaters), the organization representing America’s leading professional theater companies.
Learn more at www.trinityrep.com/about/.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Ranked #1 in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2014 America’s Favorite Cities Survey, praised by Architectural Digest as “The country’s best small city,” and named America’s Coolest City by GQ Magazine in 2015, Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island. Founded in 1636, it is one of the oldest cities in the United States and the third-largest city in the New England region after Boston and Worcester. Providence has a city population of 180,609 and is part of the Providence metropolitan area with an estimated population of 1,622,520. The region is considered part of the Greater Boston combined statistical area, the sixth largest in the country, with over eight million residents.
Once nicknamed the “Beehive of Industry,” Providence has rebranded itself as the “Creative Capital” to emphasize its educational resources (Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, and Johnson & Wales University) and arts community. Over the last twenty years, much of Providence has undergone a true civic renaissance, as political leaders and residents have propelled the city into an exciting place to work and live. City streets are packed with boutiques, hotels, renovated lofts, excellent restaurants, and art spaces.
In addition to being the home of Trinity Repertory Company, Providence has a remarkable arts and culture community that includes nationally renowned community arts center, AS220; the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra; RISD Museum; Providence Athenaeum; Festival Ballet; and WaterFire. Providence is also home to several performing arts centers such as the Veterans Memorial Auditorium and the Providence Performing Arts Center, as well as a number of smaller theaters. The city’s music scene, centered on artist-run spaces, is well known in underground music circles.
The restaurant scene in Providence is second to none and a source of immense pride for residents, as the city has been consistently recognized as a top city for food. Because of Rhode Island’s proximity to the ocean, many restaurants, grocery stores, and farmer’s markets boast food sourced from the state itself, giving real meaning to the phrase “farm-to-table” dining. From bakeries and coffee shops, to bars and food trucks, there is no shortage of fun, excellent, cutting-edge dining in the city.