Work With Us
International in scope, rooted in our community on the ancestral and current homeland of the Wiyot People, and inspired by the unique rural landscape, Dell’Arte International explores ensemble-based theatre making, practice, and training: for ourselves, the world and the future.
Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre is pleased to announce the first year of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Faculty Hiring Initiative for its prominent and unique physical and ensemble-based theatre training program, the “Professional Training Program” (the PTP).
The Inclusion & Diversity Leadership Personnel Committee, Dell’Arte Alumni Collective, and Student Council Representatives, in partnership with Coaching Imperative, have commenced a coordinated effort to recruit, hire and retain candidates for the following full-time and part-time positions: 1) Faculty-Artists and 2) a Director for Dell'Arte's Professional Training Program.
Dell’Arte International seeks to establish an anti-racist, liberated, and embodied educational experience that supports students in their capacity as artists and as agents of societal and cultural change. By preparing students through an immersive, radical, and experiential curriculum, they will have the opportunity to explore and develop the artistic and social justice values they align with and become connected to DAI’s regional and global community partners and networks. We welcome experienced teachers and instructors who will provide a grounding in both the core aspects of physical theatre practice, and other embodied practices that will help students develop essential professional and cultural competencies while gaining exposure to career opportunities and life skills that transcend the studio.
We seek professionals, teachers, who have diverse or global perspectives, knowledge, and experience of theatrical or performance traditions, techniques, disciplines, and approaches. Educators who possess critical knowledge and experience working with the global majority and culturally responsive programs are highly encouraged to apply.
Faculty and Program Director positions that are open include (but are not limited to) the following areas of expertise or knowledge:
- Popular Theatrical Forms (Western and Non-Western; Traditional/Non-Traditional)
- Queer Performance and Theatre
- Theatrical Devising and Collaborative Creation
- Physical Acting
- Play & Games; Improvisation
- Embodied Voice (Singing, Musicality, Text, Dialect, Verse)
- Directing (Stage/Stage Composition)
- Mask making/fabricating and Performance
- Dance & Movement (Latin or African Dance forms, corporeal mime, choreography, etc)
- Somatic Practice and Mindfulness
- Acrobatics (Circus, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Partner Acro)
- Lecoq-based Theatre Principles and Practices
To apply, submit a completed application packet (Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume) to Alyssa@dellarte.com with the subject line: Faculty Position OR via mail to:
Attn: HR Manager
P.O. Box 816, Blue Lake, CA 95525
Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre (DAI) is in search of a full time, non-exempt Development
Director. In partnership with the Managing Director (MD), the Development Director will spearhead
development efforts as Dell’Arte International continues towards its promising future. As part of the collective
leadership of DAI, this position is responsible for primary Development functions for the organization. An
evolving position in the organization, the Development Director will have the opportunity to expand and build
development area functions. Along with all other staff and Board members, the Development Director is
responsible to advance the Purpose, Vision, and Values of Dell’Arte.
Dell’Arte International’s is an accredited private and post-secondary nonprofit school that is International in scope,
rooted in the community on the unceded and current ancestral homeland of the Wiyot People, and inspired by the
unique rural landscape. The Organization’s purpose is to explore ensemble-based theatre making, practice, and
training for ourselves, the world, and the future. Together, our vision is to provide an ensemble experience of place
in this present time for a radical future by embodying the concepts of: Critical Inquiry & Praxis, Place & Space,
Community, Creative Justice, Decolonized Knowledge & Power, Trust, and Journey. The program provides a
grounding in physical theatre practice core aspects; students will also gain essential professional and cultural
competencies while gaining exposure to career opportunities and life skills that transcend the studio. From a
powerful and positive growth-mindset, we center students in everything we do by working to provide a learning
environment that is both supportive and challenging.
In addition to being a world-renowned international center for performance, training, and research for 50 years,
Dell'Arte has been active in community building, service, education, community-based productions, classes,
benefits, and many service-related activities. Dell'Arte students and staff are active in the community, engaging
around the arts in a variety of ways. This translates into a variety of engagements throughout the school year and
summer events including regional partnerships with the Wiyot Tribe, Pelican Bay State Prison, local schools and
youth, student performances, festival events, and more.
Focus Area - Development: Administration and Planning
Purpose - Generate contributed income as part of DAI’s overall $850,000 operating budget. Increase financial
support for Dell’Arte International (DAI) from community donors, alumni, corporate giving, and public sources
a. Partner with and support community leaders to build campaigns, community and alumni peer-to-peer
networks, community, and alumni donors, and others who are committed to increasing financial support
b. Improve administrative systems and capacity to run an effective and efficient Development department
c. Expand Dell’Arte’s staff and board involvement and capacity to take an active role in institutional financial
d. Collaborate effectively with all related internal operations
Works closely with— Managing Director, Board of Directors, Head of Professional Training Program, Head of Arts
Engagement, Finance, Grant Consultant(s), Alumni Engagement staff, Marketing Coordinator
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.
• Equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree + 3 years of experience in a related field.
• Proficient with sponsorship solicitation.
• Success in securing major gifts, grants, and sponsorships, as well as proven success at meeting and
exceeding revenue goals.
• Proven successful interactions with Boards and a diverse array of community stakeholders.
• Proven track record of supervising staff and successfully motivating and supporting board members
• Experience executing digital/virtual fundraisers and events, or related digital/virtual activities
• Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
• Experience using a CRM database, such as Salesforce or similar software.
• Strategic thinking and persuasive communication with understanding of the value of relationships.
• Understanding and continued learning around best practices.
Experience in place of a degree
• BA/BS degree is preferred, though long tenure working in Development can offset this.
Education in place of direct work experience
• Bachelor's degree in fundraising, non-profit management, business, communications, public
administration, nonprofit administration or the equivalent coursework in a related specialized field and
two+ years of related experience, or a Master's degree.
• A passion for, experience in, and understanding of the theatre, musical theatre, and theatre arts
• Familiarity of the local Humboldt County community and its residents.
DAI is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff,
faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve
goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
We are open to consultants applying for this position.
Email or call with questions:
Alyssa Hughlett, Managing Director
(707) 668-5663 ext. 114
Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre is excited to announce the resurgence of its 2021–2022 Professional Training Program (PTP), a prominent and unique physical training program. International in scope, rooted in community and inspired by the unique rural landscape on the ancestral and current homeland of the Wiyot People, Dell’Arte International explores ensemble-based theatre making, practice and training: for our community, the world, and the future.
Dell’ Arte is seeking a collaborative Artist-Teacher-Ensemble Theater Maker to become the Director of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and lead Dell’Arte into 21st Century theater making. The Director will work collaboratively with recent and new Faculty members to envision a dynamic anti-racist training that centers and supports students in their capacity as artists and as agents of societal and cultural change.
Dell’Arte is also hiring dynamic full time Artist/Educators to join the faculty and provide a rigorous physical theater practice while upholding Dell’Arte’s values of being culturally responsive.
We welcome experienced and emerging Teachers who will inspire the next generation of theater makers and continue the legacy of spirit and play that is Dell’Arte.
People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+ Folx, and Artists with expertise in culturally responsive practices are highly encouraged to apply.
Director of Professional Training Program
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides dynamic vision and leadership of the Professional Training Program
- Works in concert with the faculty regarding design and implementation of curriculum and pedagogy
- Will teach multiple classes in areas of expertise and act as a leading voice in weekly classroom and performance critique.
- Is involved in recruitment and hiring of faculty and guest Artists for the School
- Leads faculty reviews both internally and for accreditation purposes
- Mentors and supports Student artistic and professional development
- Leads Faculty meetings, Intensives, and Retreats and represents the point of view of the School to the overall Organization
- Represents Dell’Arte locally, nationally, and internationally regarding the School
- Sets the tone of the culture and climate of the School and is responsible to maintain Dell’Arte as an equitable, diverse and inclusive ant-racist Institute.
- Master’s degree or equivalent experience
- Experience developing curriculum and teaching classes with ten week or longer trajectories
- Experience creating work in various ensemble processes
- Must have the ability to collaborate with various personalities and work cross culturally
- 5 – 10 years of teaching in Higher Education or similar rigorous setting
- 5 – 10 years of experience creating work as part of an ensemble company
- Experience teaching classes in various forms that may include: Clown, Commedia, Mask work, Characterization, Physical Acting, Acrobatics, Gaga, Alexander Technique, Partner Dance forms, Voice work, or any additional known or developing physically based forms
*You can add or subtract to these!
- 3 – 5 years of practice working with principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Deep commitment to centering the work of Students and continuing to develop your own work as a professional practitioner
- Must be rigidly flexible
Attn: HR Manager
P.O. Box 816, Blue Lake, CA 95525