JOIN OUR TEAM

First Act Theatre Arts needs talented individuals to fill both artistic and administrative roles and help us encourage excellence in the theatrical arts and fosters character and community building. We hope you will apply to join the team!

Teachers

First Act is always seeking qualified instructors to teach classes in acting, dance, voice, technical theatre and other theatre disciplines. Teachers are contracted by semester to teach weekly at locations across the metro area.

To apply, please submit a theatre and work resume and a cover letter to Gina Milbourn, artistic director, at artisticdirector@firstactkc.org.

Teachers at First Act Theatre Arts receive the satisfaction of cultivating a love for the craft of theatre arts in students. Teachers get to build teamwork, challenge students to flourish creatively, and see them blossom socially and academically.

In order to qualify, teachers must:

  • Have extensive theatre education pertaining to the class being taught.
  • Be effective in appropriate methods of classroom management.
  • Provide a safe and orderly place for students to feel free to create.
  • Be a trustworthy leader who inspires confidence.
  • Comprehend and follow the First Act Theatre Arts Mission Statement as well as the  Values and Objectives.
  • Plan a syllabus for the class and submit by email to the Artistic Director and Studio Director within 2 weeks after being hired.
  • Bring enthusiasm to each scheduled class.
  • Arrive at class at least 15 minutes early each week; do not leave class until all students have left
  • Instruct students in a designated discipline, as contracted.
  • Maintain weekly email communication with the class coordinator about the students’ accomplishments as well as plans for the next class.
  • Encourage students’ participation in First Act Theatre Arts activities, such as ticket contests and fundraisers.
  • Be a positive role model for students at all times.
  • Treat ALL students with respect and dignity.

Teachers

First Act is always seeking qualified instructors to teach classes in acting, dance, voice, technical theatre and other theatre disciplines. Teachers are contracted by semester to teach weekly at locations across the metro area.

To apply, please submit a theatre and work resume and a cover letter to Gina Milbourn, artistic director, at artisticdirector@firstactkc.org.

Teachers at First Act Theatre Arts receive the satisfaction of cultivating a love for the craft of theatre arts in students. Teachers get to build teamwork, challenge students to flourish creatively, and see them blossom socially and academically.  

In order to qualify, teachers must:

  • Have extensive theatre education pertaining to the class being taught.
  • Be effective in appropriate methods of classroom management.
  • Provide a safe and orderly place for students to feel free to create.
  • Be a trustworthy leader who inspires confidence.
  • Comprehend and follow the First Act Theatre Arts Mission Statement as well as the  Values and Objectives.
  • Plan a syllabus for the class and submit by email to the Artistic Director and Studio Director within 2 weeks after being hired.
  • Bring enthusiasm to each scheduled class.
  • Arrive at class at least 15 minutes early each week; do not leave class until all students have left
  • Instruct students in a designated discipline, as contracted.
  • Maintain weekly email communication with the class coordinator about the students’ accomplishments as well as plans for the next class.
  • Encourage students’ participation in First Act Theatre Arts activities, such as ticket contests and fundraisers.
  • Be a positive role model for students at all times.
  • Treat ALL students with respect and dignity.

Artistic Team

First Act Theatre Arts brings together numerous artistic team members for each show. Each artistic team works together to lead the show’s production from conception to completion.

To apply, please submit a work and theatre resume and cover letter to Gina Milbourn, Artistic Director, at artisticdirector@firstactkc.org.

It is essential that a strong Artistic Team is put together to insure a quality show, a show that the parents, students and staff will be proud of and – most importantly – brings glory to God. Therefore, it is important to find the best people to serve on the Artistic Team.

The Artistic Team consists of the Director, the Musical Director, the Choreographer and the Assistant Director/Stage Manager. Other important team members may include the Fight Choreographer, the Rehearsal Accompanist and a Lighting/Sound Designer. These key people will be working closely with each other as a TEAM over the course of the rehearsals and performances.

A survey is sent to potential artistic team members in order to help “cast” the Artistic Teams for the season. Results of this survey are considered by the Artistic Director with input from the Executive Director. Many times, Directors may have suggestions of people with whom they would like to work. Since First Act looks for quality individuals who are talented and work well with children, the Artistic Director welcomes these suggestions for artistic team members. The ultimate decision of who will serve on the Artistic Team is made by the Artistic Director who acts as the Producer of the show and oversees the overall production.

Artistic Team Members must have proficiency, passion and past experience in their expertise:

  • The Director must know and love theatre and know the various aspects of mounting a major production. Each director must know how to motivate actors, create stage pictures, inspire cast and crew and lead the entire company to reach their vision. Directors must have a Godly attitude at the forefront of every aspect of the production.
  • The Music Director must know how to read music (and play the piano to some extent) as well as teach rhythm, melodies and harmonies.
  • The Choreographer 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.
  • The Accompanist must be proficient at the keyboard and be able to assist in musical and dance rehearsals as well as performances when needed.
  • The Assistant Director/Stage Manager must be organized with direction from the Director regarding rehearsal notes (including blocking) and details for the Sets, Props, Costumes, and Backstage Committees. Stage Managers must help with moving into the theatre venue and call the show.
  • Enjoy working with children and fostering artistic growth in the lives of all children, not just the leads.
  • Be enthusiastic and encouraging role models who welcome and lead ALL students to understand that they are important, valued and created by God.
  • Focus on sharing positive feedback by using words that build up – not tear down.
  • Raise the bar by inspiring cast members to give 100% in their roles. 
  • Be a team player and be excited and willing to work with other people on the artistic team and production crews. 
  • Submissive to authority and have a teachable spirit. Each person on the Artistic Team must be willing to submit to the guidelines of First Act Theatre Arts.  
  • Follow the Staff Code of Conduct. (Additional information included)

Artistic Team

First Act Theatre Arts brings together numerous artistic team members for each show. Each artistic team works together to lead the show’s production from conception to completion.

To apply, please submit a work and theatre resume and cover letter to Gina Milbourn, Artistic Director, at artisticdirector@firstactkc.org.

It is essential that a strong Artistic Team is put together to insure a quality show, a show that the parents, students and staff will be proud of and – most importantly – brings glory to God. Therefore, it is important to find the best people to serve on the Artistic Team.

The Artistic Team consists of the Director, the Musical Director, the Choreographer and the Assistant Director/Stage Manager. Other important team members may include the Fight Choreographer, the Rehearsal Accompanist and a Lighting/Sound Designer. These key people will be working closely with each other as a TEAM over the course of the rehearsals and performances.

A survey is sent to potential artistic team members in order to help “cast” the Artistic Teams for the season. Results of this survey are considered by the Artistic Director with input from the Executive Director. Many times, Directors may have suggestions of people with whom they would like to work. Since First Act looks for quality individuals who are talented and work well with children, the Artistic Director welcomes these suggestions for artistic team members. The ultimate decision of who will serve on the Artistic Team is made by the Artistic Director who acts as the Producer of the show and oversees the overall production.

Artistic Team Members must have proficiency, passion and past experience in their expertise:

  • The Director must know and love theatre and know the various aspects of mounting a major production. Each director must know how to motivate actors, create stage pictures, inspire cast and crew and lead the entire company to reach their vision. Directors must have a Godly attitude at the forefront of every aspect of the production.
  • The Music Director must know how to read music (and play the piano to some extent) as well as teach rhythm, melodies and harmonies.
  • The Choreographer 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.
  • The Accompanist must be proficient at the keyboard and be able to assist in musical and dance rehearsals as well as performances when needed.
  • The Assistant Director/Stage Manager must be organized with direction from the Director regarding rehearsal notes (including blocking) and details for the Sets, Props, Costumes, and Backstage Committees. Stage Managers must help with moving into the theatre venue and call the show.
  • Enjoy working with children and fostering artistic growth in the lives of all children, not just the leads.
  • Be enthusiastic and encouraging role models who welcome and lead ALL students to understand that they are important, valued and created by God.
  • Focus on sharing positive feedback by using words that build up – not tear down.
  • Raise the bar by inspiring cast members to give 100% in their roles. 
  • Be a team player and be excited and willing to work with other people on the artistic team and production crews. 
  • Submissive to authority and have a teachable spirit. Each person on the Artistic Team must be willing to submit to the guidelines of First Act Theatre Arts.  
  • Follow the Staff Code of Conduct. (Additional information included)

Production Coordinator

In addition to artistic staff, First Act productions need managerial leadership to ensure that everything runs smoothly. These coordinators work alongside the artistic teams to supervise students, communicate with families and more.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Gina Milbourn, Artistic Director, at artisticdirector@firstactkc.org.

  • Provide management, on-site supervision and communications with area production related venues.
  • Serves as a liaison between the families, artistic teams, office staff and venues.
  • Provide support for the artistic teams and production crew.
  • Responsible for organization and oversight for all production related activities including pre-production, auditions, callbacks, rehearsals, show week and strike. 
  • The production coordinator will also maintain close contact with the artistic director and office staff.
  • Overseeing cleanup of venues after each rehearsal or performance.
  • Understands and follows the First Act Theatre Arts mission and values.
  • Leads with inspiration and a positive attitude.
  • Must be a team player that communicates with energy and creativity.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Flexible with hours (must be able to work evenings and weekends)
  • Skill with Microsoft Office or Google Workspace is a plus

Production Coordinator

In addition to artistic staff, First Act productions need managerial leadership to ensure that everything runs smoothly. These coordinators work alongside the artistic teams to supervise students, communicate with families and more.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Gina Milbourn, Artistic Director, at artisticdirector@firstactkc.org.

  • Provide management, on-site supervision and communications with area production related venues.
  • Serves as a liaison between the families, artistic teams, office staff and venues.
  • Provide support for the artistic teams and production crew.
  • Responsible for organization and oversight for all production related activities including pre-production, auditions, callbacks, rehearsals, show week and strike. 
  • The production coordinator will also maintain close contact with the artistic director and office staff.
  • Overseeing cleanup of venues after each rehearsal or performance.
  • Understands and follows the First Act Theatre Arts mission and values.
  • Leads with inspiration and a positive attitude.
  • Must be a team player that communicates with energy and creativity.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Flexible with hours (must be able to work evenings and weekends)
  • Skill with Microsoft Office or Google Workspace is a plus

Class Coordinator

First Act classes are overseen by a class coordinator who handles communication, coordination, and supervision. These coordinators are the first point of contact for families to share information about absences, ask class-related questions, etc.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Gina Milbourn, Artistic Director, at artisticdirector@firstactkc.org.

  • Provide management, on-site supervision and communications with area class related venues.
  • Serves as a liaison between the families, teachers, office staff and venues.
  • Provide support for the teachers
  • Responsible for organization and oversight for all class related activities.
  • Overseeing clean up of venue after classes end each week.
  • Present for each class night.
  • Understands and follows the First Act Theatre Arts mission and values.
  • Leads with inspiration and a positive attitude.
  • Must be a team player that communicates with energy and creativity.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Flexible with hours (must be able to work evenings and weekends)
  • Skill with Microsoft Office or Google Workspace is a plus

Class Coordinator

First Act classes are overseen by a class coordinator who handles communication, coordination, and supervision. These coordinators are the first point of contact for families to share information about absences, ask class-related questions, etc.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Gina Milbourn, Artistic Director, at artisticdirector@firstactkc.org.

  • Provide management, on-site supervision and communications with area class related venues.
  • Serves as a liaison between the families, teachers, office staff and venues.
  • Provide support for the teachers
  • Responsible for organization and oversight for all class related activities.
  • Overseeing clean up of venue after classes end each week.
  • Present for each class night.
  • Understands and follows the First Act Theatre Arts mission and values.
  • Leads with inspiration and a positive attitude.
  • Must be a team player that communicates with energy and creativity.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Flexible with hours (must be able to work evenings and weekends)
  • Skill with Microsoft Office or Google Workspace is a plus