Teach for CYT!

CYT Tucson is always seeking teachers in the following areas:
  • Acting
  • Voice/Music
  • Dance (Musical Theater, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop)
  • Technical Theater (Sets, Stage Crew/Stage Management, Costumes, Makeup, etc.)
  • Stage Combat
  • Improv 
A CYT Teacher’s Philosophy
By incorporating CYT’s Values and Objectives into everything he or she does, the CYT teacher strives to build character in students. Pre-planning, organizing, and communicating with the Artistic Director are major steps in reaching this goal. A conscious focus on the students as individuals must be of highest priority at all times, with the content of class instruction designed to meet their needs. A spirit of servanthood is an essential trait of any CYT teacher.

Basic Function:
To train and instruct students in specified area of competence in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence.

Qualifications:
  • Must understand CYT's Mission Statement and Values and Objectives and be willing to incorporate them when performing job-related tasks.
  • Must have theater experience and/or education pertaining to a class being taught.
  • Must show evidence of ability to use appropriate and effective methods of instruction.

Artistic Teams

We are still seeking positions our 2018 - 2019 season.

Artisitic Team Members Include:
  • Director 
  • Musical Director
  • Choreographer
  • Assistant Director

Artistic Team Members must:
  • Have proficiency, passion and past experience in their expertises:
    • Directors must know and love theater and know the various aspects of mounting a major production. He/She must know how to motivate actors, create stage pictures, inspire cast and crew and lead the entire company to reach their vision.
    • Musical Directors must know how to read music (and play to some extent) and teach rhythm, melodies and harmonies.
    • Choreographers must know and love to teach various styles of dance and be able to tell a story and create stage pictures with movement and dance.
  • Love children, love working with children, and love to see growth in the lives of all children, not just the leads.
  • Be strong moral role models. The children look up to these individuals and the responsibility of being exemplary cannot be overstated. Because we are “Christian Youth Theater,” it is preferred that the Artistic Team understand what it is to be a Christian and live a Christian lifestyle.
  • Be Enthusiastic and encouraging. People always respond better to someone who is positive. Someone who consistently encourages and gives positive reinforcement or will accomplish much more than a leader who is negative, sarcastic and harsh.
  • Demand and strive for excellence. Artistic Team members must not be satisfied with mediocrity. They must be willing to put in the extra time and effort to make sure that a production is the best it can be all things considered
  • Be a team player. They must be excited and willing to work with other people on their artistic team. Each member must be committed to negotiation, compromise and submission to each other. The “good” of the “bigger picture” must be the focus.

Function: Supervises all aspects of the production in conjunction with the rest of the Artistic Team and the parent  committees. Conceptualizes the stage production, directs the actors, and instructs artistic team.

Qualifications:
  • Must understand CYT Mission Statement and Values and Objectives and be willing to incorporate them when performing job-related tasks.
  • Must have professional and/or educational experience in theater arts with specific emphasis in directing.
  • Must have experience in, desire and ability to work with children.
  • Must possess the ability to create a positive, organized, and effective learning environment.

Musicians

Though many shows now have high-quality instrumental tracks, there are still plenty of opportunities for local musicians in the community to utilize their talents for the stage.  From pianists to percussionists, the magic of a live orchestra breathes life and energy into our shows and into the performers.

If you are interested in playing in a future CYT/CCT band or orchestra, please complete the opportunities interest form to be added to our musician contact list.

Internships

CYT has endless opportunities for internships of all kinds.  Stage direction, music, choreography, costume design, set building, graphic design, administration, and more!  Working with CYT is a great way to improve your skills, grow your knowledge, and gain experience working in all aspects of theater and business.  Internships happen in our local CYT class and show facilities.
CYT Tucson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CYT Tucson complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

CYT Tucson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CYT Tucson’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.