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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 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