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Child Guardian, JOY the Musical
New Brunswick, NJ
George Street Playhouse
Full Time
Posted October 25, 2022
George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks a Child Guardian for their upcoming production of JOY, the Musical. The Child Guardian will become a member of the production team and will oversee the care, professional behavior and well-being of children performing on stage who are under sixteen years of age.

Dates of employment will be October 31, 2022 - December 30, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Duties:
- Supervise the children during studio rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and all performances
- Guide the children in all aspects of the theatrical process, including preparing for entrances, understanding backstage etiquette, caring for their costumes, and ensuring (if necessary) that vocal and physical warm-ups are conducted
- Liaise with stage management, company management, tutors, and parents to address any concerns that may relate to the children's health, safety, or well-being


- Strong understanding of theatre
- Ability to demonstrate patience in stressful situations
- Ability to stay on schedule and manage schedules of others

Preferred Qualifications:
- CPR and First Aid certified
- Several years of experience working with, tutoring, and looking after children 16 and under

Working Conditions:
- Position will be both New York City and New Jersey based. Rehearsals will take place in New York City from Tuesday, November 1 - November 27. Production will move to New Jersey for technical rehearsals and performances November 29 - December 30.

COVID-19 vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is a condition of employment. COVID policies are updated regularly to reflect the current local and national health recommendations.
George Street Playhouse currently requires all employees to wear respirator style masks (N95, KN95, KF94). Members of the Production Group will also test per the current COVID policy at the company's expense.

The Opportunity:
Position pays a weekly salary of $700.00, based on a 40-hour work week. Position begins October 31, 2022. George Street Playhouse offers travel reimbursement, meals and housing during technical rehearsals, paid parking near the theater and complimentary tickets to the George Street Playhouse production of JOY, the Musical.

George Street Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit.

The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. We espouse to be an organization fully committed to:
● Being open and receptive of new ideas
● Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities
● Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice
● Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others

The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish this mission, we seek:

- To produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagines classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society
- To service as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally
- To positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community
- To create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and 2-3 references for consideration to: Scott Goldman, General Manager, at Candidates of interest will be contacted. We regret that we’re unable to follow up with every candidate. No phone calls, please.