Play Director-Long Term Substitute

Easthampton, MA

The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a culturally diverse educational community serving grades 7-12. We are seeking to hire a Long-Term Substitute Director for the fall play.

The responsibilities of this position would begin on September 4, 2024 and conclude on November 15, 2024. The Long-Term Substitute Director will direct the fall play. In this role, they will provide designers with a directorial approach for the production and feedback on set and costume renderings. The Long-Term Substitute Director will identify casting needs and conduct the casting process. They will develop a production calendar with rehearsal call times for actors and tech week times for all participants in the production, students and adults alike. As Director, they will develop the blocking and teach it to students, coaching actors on their performances. The Long-Term Substitute Director will support the student Stage Manager with their production responsibilities, identifying props and scenic needs of the show and communicating them to the Set Designer promptly. Additionally, the Long-Term Substitute Director will participate in weekly production meetings; promote production, in collaboration with the communications office; and participate in strike. The salary range for this temporary position is estimated to be $5,000 to $7,000 depending on experience. 

Strong candidates will have experience working in some capacity with middle or high school students. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential. Candidates must possess the flexibility, energy, creativity, and appreciation for adolescents that life in an independent school boarding community requires. Candidates must be able to successfully complete the state-mandated CORI, as well as SORI, a general background check, and a fingerprint-based criminal background check. Candidates must also hold a valid driver’s license. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references to Corinne Fogg, Dean of Faculty, through the link provided below. EOE Non-smoking campus.