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Looking for a position with NYCDA?

Here is a list of our current job openings.

We are pleased that you are exploring employment opportunities with New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts! As an institution, we have always emphasized that outstanding people are the key to our success in both casting services and education for actors.

You may review our current openings below and submit your resume directly to Human Resources for a specific position, or to be considered for a future opportunity for which you may be qualified.

NYCDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in employment practices, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs and activities.

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Job Title: Adjunct Faculty
    Reports To: Associate Director of Education
    Job Status: Part-time

    Job Summary: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) is actively accepting submissions from qualified teachers for a variety of dramatic arts courses. Candidates should have a strong background in their desired discipline. The faculty member will teach students in our two-year conservatory program in which students awards an Associate in Occupational Studies degree. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Education and is a non-exempt, hourly paid role that is offered per term. Availability will depend on the needs of the conservatory each term; therefore, you may not be contacted immediately. Credentials will remain on file for 1 year.

    VOICEOVER
    We are actively seeking faculty with an expertise in teaching Voiceover for Film/TV. This is a second-year class.

    WEB VIDEO
    Actively seeking a Web Video instructor. The Web Video course introduces students to the world of web video and its various forms, from YouTube webisodes and vlog, to long-form “indie TV” series to micro-length social video formats. It gives students the necessary tools, both artistically and technically, to ideate, strategize, write, produce, film, edit, post and promote their own web series.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • We welcome CV’s and resumes from teachers in the following fields on an ongoing basis: Acting, Voiceover, Meisner Technique, Improvisation, Voice & Speech, Suzuki, Web Video, Theater History, Combat for Camera, Sketch Comedy, Film Genres, Dialects, Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Audition Technique, The Viewpoints
    • Demonstrate skill and knowledge in teaching discipline
    • Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods
    • Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles
    • Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner
    • Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines
    • Review, evaluate, and recommend student learning materials
    • Teach courses at a variety of times in response to institutional needs
    • Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously
    • Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies
    • Maintain professional relationships with students and colleagues
    • Establish objectives for professional growth in consultation with the Associate Director of Education
    • Keep pace with developments in the discipline
    • Learn and apply technologies that support student learning
    • Observe various courses as requested by the Associate Director of Education

     

    Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

     

    This job description is intended to be a summary of the primary responsibilities of the position. It is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities, and other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Admissions Caller

    Job Title: Admissions Caller

    Department: Admissions

    Job Status: Part Time

    Job Reports to: Director of Admission

    Job Summary: We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated professional with a background in the performing arts or related field to qualify and schedule auditions for our Acting Conservatory.  The Admissions Caller reaches out to prospective students and applicants to qualify, book auditions, gather interest level, offer guidance on prospective student’s monologue selections where needed and present basic information on the Conservatory’s programs.  Utilizing company CRM, the Admissions Caller is charged with attaining goals to attract the most qualified students and encouraging them to apply and audition for The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:  Contacts prospective students with the specific goal of engaging and qualifying new students for the Conservatory.  Must develop an understanding of the admission process as well as extensive knowledge of our organization and the film, television and theatre industry.  Ability to handle heavy call volume. Some data entry required. Executes special projects as assigned.

    Job Requirements/ Essential Functions: 

    Education: Associates Degree or higher required

    Job Specifications: To perform this position successfully, the hired candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrates ability to establish rapport and build relationships with prospects in a variety of demographics; strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.  Requires timely updating of information, the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, problem-solve, and keep up with the constant flow of communication with students.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook.  Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.

    Reasoning Ability: This job requires the ability to apply common sense, to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.

    Mathematical Skills: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  The job also requires an ability to compare rate, ratio and percentages.

    Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment, mostly sitting.  As part of the regular demands of this position, the employee will be required to use hands and arms for daily tasks, including typing on a keyboard and reaching for materials; hands and fingers are involved with repetitive movements on a standard keyboard.  At times it is required to stoop and bend when accessing filing cabinets and occasionally lift materials not exceeding 50 pounds.

    Language Skills: Strong command of the English language, both orally and in writing.

    Equipment Used: Telephone, desktop computer, office equipment.

    Working Conditions: This is a part-time position requiring evening hours and moderate weekend availability.

     

  • Technical Services Coordinator

    Job Title: Technical Services Coordinator

    Reports to: Director of Operations

    Department: Operations

    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

    Job Summary: Ensure the smooth daily operation of Three of Us Studios and NYCDA classroom studios.  Provide technical operational assistance to studio clients, faculty, students and staff.  Help and support Ops team members to provide seamless assistance to clients and staff. Deliver excellent customer service at all times.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Maintain the order of studios, Technical Support, Production and Help Desk office environments.
    • Monitor EMS scheduling software for new and modified client bookings.
    • Setup and breakdown equipment and resources per studio work orders.
    • Setup and breakdown A/V equipment.
    • Set and adjust studio lighting as needed.
    • Provide technical and operational support to studio casting clients and Conservatory classes as needed.
    • Routinely test all equipment at setup.
    • Respond to end user needs proactively and helpfully.
    • Troubleshoot equipment failures or problems quickly and efficiently.
    • Make setup adjustments throughout as needed.
    • Access equipment failure and replace components as needed.
    • Conduct routine studio and production office maintenance and repairs as needed.
    • Test and document A/V equipment performance daily.
    • Compress recorded audio and video and upload to the internet.
    • Edit audio/video using non-linear digital editing software.
    • Capture audio and video directly to hard disc via Quicktime Pro Software.
    • Perform as a member of the Life Safety Team in facility emergencies, trainings and drills.
    • Provide backup to all other Operations staff as the need arises and perform other related duties as assigned.*

     

    Requirements

    • Associates Degree or higher required.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar environment.
    • Proficiency with Macintosh OS X operating system and Final Cut Pro software.
    • Working knowledge of audio and video compression for the web.
    • Basic understanding of audio/video signal flow.
    • Basic working knowledge of SKYPE and iChat.
    • Working familiarity with 3 CCD digital cameras.
    • Knowledge of basic studio lighting techniques and equipment.

     

    Attributes

    • Strong customer service capability; excellent telephone manner with experience in developing and maintaining positive relations with internal and external contacts.
    • Team player able to create and contribute to a positive, work environment and thrive in a fast-paced, productive setting with constantly changing priorities.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to listen, grasp concepts, follow instructions and express ideas and thoughts effectively.
    • Highly organized multi-tasker able to prioritize effectively and grasp and process concepts quickly and intuitively.
    • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

     

    Other

    • Proficient technical skills and commitment to continuous improvement and development.
    • Highly organized and detail oriented with superior problem-solving ability.
    • Able to deliver excellent customer service and maintain a good sense of humor.
    • Able to communicate well with clients and staff at all levels.
    • Able to perceive urgency and exercise good judgment in managing competing priorities.
    • Able to work well under pressure and effectively prioritize projects and tasks.
    • Able to perform effectively as apart of a team or work independently as required.
    • Able to perform occasional heavy work, e.g., lift 30-50 lbs., climb ladder, move furniture, equipment etc.

     

    *By virtue of the diverse responsibilities that fall under the Operations umbrella it is essential that all staff be cross-trained and able to provide backup coverage on a routine basis.