Youth Theatre Choreographer
Job Details
Staenberg Family Complex - St. Louis, MO
Part Time

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center (the J) has been providing excellent experiences in health & wellness, early childhood and adult education, sports and recreation, camping, Jewish and cultural experiences for the entire community for over 140 years. Members and program participants enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities and programs. Employees enjoy a large range of benefits, including a complimentary membership! The Js commitment to diversity and equity is ongoing, and our culture is warm and inclusive of all, regardless of faith. Employees are safe being who they are at work. We invite you to be a part of our amazing team and community.


We have an opening at the Jewish Community Center for a Choreographer to join the New Jewish Theatres Youth Theatre program. This part time, seasonal position is located at our Staenberg Family Complex location. Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons, 1:00pm to 4:00pm (some holiday exceptions), with a few weekday evening dress rehearsals just prior to production.


  • Working with the Director and Producer to help to assign parts. Assignments should match to cast members strengths and interests. All participants are cast.
  • Along with the Director and Music Director, plan rehearsal details and conduct rehearsals and performances in a fun but safe manner. Communicate plans with cast, crew, and Youth Theatre Coordinator.
  • Prepare choreography for the show and teach to cast.
  • Assist actors with movement development while sharing with them the vision for the show.
  • Ensure all materials are gathered and put away after rehearsals and performances. Ensure any materials that must be returned are accounted for.
  • Know and understand all safety procedures of the J. Be able to lead the participants in the event of an emergency.
  • Attend all training and meetings as required. Attend all rehearsals and performances.


  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • College degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Prior experience working with children is required.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Patience and ability to deal with multiple priorities at one time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification is a requirement of the position. Training will be provided as necessary.

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