UVA Acts Ensemble Member (Wage)
Company: The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virgini
Posted on: June 14, 2022
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.
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
https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs. Search on requisition
- 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
- Experience performing (theater, film, music, dance, public
- Commitment to equitable and inclusive collaboration
- Flexible daytime schedule and ability to commit to program for
- 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,
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.
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