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Musical Director
PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre seeks a highly skilled artist and committed educator to serve as its resident Musical Director. Now in its 55th season, PCPA is a professional conservatory theatre that produces year-round in three theatres in Santa Maria and Solvang on California’s beautiful Central Coast. The Musical Director is responsible for supervising the musical aspects of assigned productions of musicals and plays with music; assesses musical needs, participates in budgeting, contacts and contracts musicians and conducts/runs orchestra sessions.

As a Resident Artist, the Musical Director is a member of the Acting faculty teaching Singing Techniques, Musical Theatre Ensemble, basic musicianship and related topics as assigned in the two-year actor training program. The Musical Director can also serve in other creative capacities (e.g. director, actor, composer) for productions as mutually agreed upon with the Artistic Director/Associate Dean.

We seek a Musical Director with a vision for the next generation of theatre makers and a passion to impart the best theatrical traditions and to set new standards of excellent artistry, ethics, and professional practice for the future.

Standard qualifications include Master of Fine Arts or Master’s Degree preferred, or; Bachelor’s Degree required, with 6+ years professional experience in similar positions, or the equivalent. Must be able to meet the requirements for, and successfully obtain, a California Community College teaching credential.

In its desire to select outstanding faculty/staff members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, PCPA recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field, may be accepted as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. We encourage candidates with experience and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, and to staff and students with disabilities. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Desired start date, January 8, 2019. This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary of $49,920, plus benefits. Review of applications will begin on September 14, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 3 references to Mark Booher, Artistic Director/Associate Dean - or email with any questions.

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