MCT, Inc. / Missoula, MT


$380 minimum per completed residency week


THE COMPANY: Inspiring dreams and aspirations — and developing skills for life since 1973 —the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) brings the power of commitment, hard work and performance to communities all over the nation and abroad with its unique touring theatre company. MCT’s transformative programming can be seen first-hand in the documentary “The Little Red Truck,” which chronicles the whirlwind production of a full-scale musical with local children in just six days. MCT also has a permanent home in Missoula, Montana, where kids and teens take classes, attend camps, and perform in community productions.

THE MISSION: The development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

THE WHY: MCT Tour Actor/Directors experience the joy of directing and performing as well as the adventure of travel. Most importantly, they have the opportunity – and the privilege – to change the life of a child.

LOGISTICS: A tour team consists of 2 professional Actor/Directors. Each team visits a new community every week; they are responsible for auditioning, casting, and rehearsing local school age children for approximately 20 hours over a week’s time. The hard work culminates in two performances of an hour-long musical with one of the MCT Actor/Directors performing a supporting role alongside the children. The other actor/director serves as the primary director. MCT teams also conduct educational workshops as part of each residency week.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB: Well-rounded performance skills, the potential to work successfully and ethically with children, the ability to communicate effectively, physical and emotional stamina, maturity and problem-solving skills, an interest in travel, a valid driver’s license and good driving record, a current US passport, and a sense of humor

COMPENSATION IS COMPETITIVE: Includes a first year guaranteed minimum of $380 per residency week completed; housing provided during residency week; use of a company-owned truck for travel to residency weeks; job/travel-related expenses during the course of touring (travel to and from Missoula not included); group health insurance benefits for contracts lasting at least 5 months; percentage of merchandise sales

TRAINING: Nine intensive days in beautiful Missoula, Montana learning MCT teaching methods, show blocking / choreography and a full range of support tasks. Housing and transportation provided during training.

TO APPLY: Write a letter of interest, complete an application form, include a current resumé and headshot, audition live or provide an electronic link and email to at MCT.