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UVA Acts Ensemble Member (Wage)

Company: The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virgini
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

UVA Acts Ensemble Members will collaborate with other Ensemble Members and the Artistic Director of UVA Acts to devise, rehearse, and perform UVA Acts programming. Ensemble Members will perform as actors throughout the year. We are looking for an energetic, joyful, and diverse ensemble committed to our mission of equitable and vibrant working and learning spaces at UVA. Performers of all ethnic & racial identities, gender identities, ages above 17, as well as performers with disabilities, are highly encouraged to submit. Ensemble Members with a variety of performance experiences are encouraged to apply. A strong commitment to equitable and inclusive collaboration processes is required.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants will be interviewed and hired on a program-by-program basis as programs develop throughout the year.

  • About UVA Acts

    Through performance and dialogue, UVA Acts promotes preventative strategies that foster equitable, vibrant spaces for working and learning at the University of Virginia. Our vision is for faculty members to employ strategies, utilize vocabulary, and extend conversations from UVA Acts programming in the context of their own departments and classrooms. UVA Acts programming pulls on practices from Theatre of the Oppressed, Theatre in Education, Theatre for Dialogue, improvisation, and ensemble-based devising.
  • Time Commitment

    Flexible rehearsal schedules will include 4-8 hours of rehearsal per week for 2-4 months. Performance schedules will vary, typically 2-5 performances per month (2-3 hours per performance), with less flexible scheduling. Performers are expected to commit to the performing at least 4 times per semester. Rehearsal periods will take place in the following months (depending on program): February-May and August-November.

    Interview Preparation

    If selected for an in-person interview/audition, candidates will be asked to improvise and perform collaboratively with a group of actors. In preparation for the interview portion, candidates are also requested to learn about the core values of UVA Acts and consider how these values relate to their work and practice. Additional information will be provided as needed.

    This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

    To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at Search on requisition number: R0033447.

    Please include:
    • Cover letter, including: A brief overview of experiences and interests as a performer, a description of interest and motivation for this position, a description of commitment to equitable and inclusive rehearsal and collaborative processes, and a description of ability to commit to rehearsal and performance schedules
    • Optional: Actor Resume

      Position Compensation Range: $15.00 - $20.00 Hourly

      The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

      Questions related to the application process may be directed to Brandi Shifflett, HR Specialist at (434) 243-4095 or

      Questions about the position may be directed to Karen Dabney at


      Required Qualifications
      • Experience performing (theater, film, music, dance, public speaker, etc.)
      • Commitment to equitable and inclusive collaboration processes
      • Flexible daytime schedule and ability to commit to program for 14 months

        Preferred Qualifications
        • Background in devised performance (including but not limited to movement-based, text-based, ensemble-based techniques)
        • Performance experience in improvisation
        • Experience in conversations around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion

          COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

          Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

          The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virgini, Charlottesville , UVA Acts Ensemble Member (Wage), Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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