PAI Employment Opportunities 2014
The Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary is a rigorous summer program in music, theater and dance for serious students ages 12-18 who seek to master their craft for career or avocation. Intensive rehearsal, practice, and class time are devoted to in-depth development of technical and expressive abilities. Students work closely with an international faculty, gaining exposure to their individual vision and style while performing major works of the repertoire. As a pre-professional program, PAI prepares students for conservatory auditions by providing academic training and performance experience at the highest level. PAI students who do not wish to pursue a career in the arts enjoy the association with those who do and welcome the challenge and stimulation of a demanding program.
2014 PAI Staff Openings
PAI hires musicians, actors and dancers to fill positions as counselors, teachers and conductors. To learn about past PAI conductors, faculty and counselors, please refer to their biographies.
PAI’s conductors join us on a rotating basis, thereby offering students exposure to the diverse experience, training, interpretation, and national musical traditions of each conductor. A conductor typically is at PAI for one week, with daily rehearsals culminating in a weekend performance. Conductors are hired to direct Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Institute Chorus, Masterworks Chorale and Jazz Band. Please click here for examples of past repertoire of these performing organizations.
While most of the openings for PAI conductors are currently filled, we encourage conductors to communicate their interest in PAI with us. As openings become available, we will contact you.
PAI faculty are required to arrive on campus for the first faculty meeting on June 28th and finish their work on August 10th.
Students and teachers work side-by-side throughout the day. The idea of students rehearsing and performing side-by-side with professionals is not exclusive to PAI. Many symphony orchestras and professional choirs sponsor side-by-side programs, typically lasting for a three-hour rehearsal. Students at PAI benefit from over six contact hours per day with their teachers. It is the unusually large amount of time that our students are exposed to high caliber professionals that makes the side-by-side experience at PAI so profound, so life-altering.
The majority of our faculty and conductors at the Performing Arts Institute have been working together each summer for a number of years. They continue their close association with each other for two reasons: their respect for each other and a shared passion for teaching. The faculty currently performs with symphony orchestras and/or teaches at universities and conservatories. They have trained at The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Yale and The Royal Academy of Music (England), to name a few.
Throughout the summer, teachers perform in recitals, coach chamber groups, and play side-by-side with students in large ensembles. This extensive contact provides students with excellent professional role models. These talented teachers are not only valuable resources; they become lasting friends and mentors who help guide students’ careers.
While most of the openings for PAI faculty are currently filled, we encourage teachers to communicate their interest in PAI with us. As openings become available, we will contact you.
Faculty positions currently available:
Resident Assistants (counselors)
Counselors are required to attend an orientation session from June 23rd to June 29th. Their duties will run from June 29th to August 11th, 2014.
Resident Assistants (counselors) come to PAI from leading universities and conservatories, where they are pursuing careers in the arts. They share their knowledge and talents, perform alongside students and faculty, contribute fresh ideas from their studies at universities and conservatories around the world, and provide supervision for the residential community. Above all else, they are committed to helping every student achieve a satisfying artistic and social experience at PAI
Resident Assistant (counselor) positions currently available
To apply please follow the steps below:
Step #1: Download the Application for Summer Employment
Step #2: Complete the application and submit with a current resume, cover letter and recording to:
Nancy Sanderson, Director
The Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary
201 N. Sprague Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704
fax : 570-270-2198
or via email.
Step #3: All applications will be reviewed. Qualified candidates who have shown an interest in an open position will be contacted.
For further information, please contact us via email.
Click here for PAI High School Internship Program information.