The Phoenix Theatre Company, a LOA LORT D Theatre and Arizona’s largest professional regional theatre, seeks an accommodation specialist for their inclusive summer camp.
About The Phoenix Theatre Company
Located in the heart of the Central Arts District close to downtown Phoenix, our beautiful 14-acre campus includes three theatres, a restaurant and bar, rehearsal halls, administrative offices, costume, scenic, prop, lighting and paint shops, all on one site. We produce a wide range of theatre, from full scale musicals to comedies, dramas and original new work. Our community service programs have gained national attention. With a $9 million annual operating budget, we offer 10-12 diverse productions every season as well as a growing Festival of New American Theatre. This is a full time summer seasonal position at one of the most groundbreaking summer camps in the country.
The Phoenix Theatre Summer Camp is a fully vaccinated staff environment as a part of our protocols to keep our teams and camp members as safe and healthy as possible.
The Phoenix Theatre Company Summer Camp and Master Classes are proud to be an inclusive learning environment. Through support from our partner the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), our Accommodation Specialists provide assistance as needed (to our participants with or without a diagnosis) to create a supportive and enjoyable classroom environment for all.
Accommodation Specialists are assigned to up to two campers per week between the ages of 7 and 17 who require assistance in the classroom. The Accommodation Specialist is there to be a resource for all students to meet their learning needs while in our classrooms. When there is not a student with these needs, the Accommodation Specialist fills in in classrooms that require more classroom management, assisting campers who may be experiencing challenges.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assisting students requiring accommodations
- Participating in all class activities as a leader
- Being proactive about evading challenging behavior
- Communicating with the Camp Director, Accommodation Specialist Manager, and SARRC coordinator about students and their needs as well as their accomplishments
- Communicating with parents about goals for their children
- Assisting campers to attain goals set by parents and teachers
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Able to commit to the eight weeks camp is offered (June 6 – August 5; off for the week of July 4th)
- Available for training prior to start of camp (flexible date options)
- Experience in theatre
- Experience working in a fast paced environment
- Previous experience working with children
- Effective leadership and communication skills
- Must be able to work well in teams as well as independently
- Must be comfortable being physically active for 20-30 minutes at a time
- Experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum
- Applied Behavioral Analysis knowledge or training
- Backstage, onstage and front of house theatre environment
- Office environment
Please send a resume and cover letter to our Camp Director, Michelle Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Phoenix Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline to apply is April 1 by 5:00pm. We strongly encourage candidates with disabilities to apply.