1985
Founded by
Marilyn Abad-Cardinalli
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2012
Celebrating 27 Years
of Summer Fun!

Work for STAR!

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Do you want a summer job that's unlike any other?
Are you interested in sharing your love
for the performing arts with youth?


It is a summer tradition for the STAR leaders to present a leaders dance
for the STAR kids at the end of the session.
Check out these video clips of the STAR 2008 and 2009 Leader Dances!


Thank you for your interest in working for STAR.
We have hired our staff for Summer 2012. Please join our email list to receive updates.


We will accept your application if you choose to submit.
However, interview for Summer 2013
will not be scheduled until April or May 2013.

Here is how to apply to work for STAR!
All applicants (new hires and returning staff),
must submit these two required documents:

  • You may also submit your resume if you have one (optional).

    Submit to:

    Gavilan College STAR Program
    STAR Staff Job Application
    c/o Marilyn Abad-Cardinalli
    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Room PB-11A

    Gilroy, CA 95020

    IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT send any of the above documents to
    Gavilan College Personnel Services Office. The STAR office may not receive them.


    STAR Leaders Interviewed on
    GavTV-18's "Art is Essential"

    This video excerpt is from the "Art is Essential" TV series hosted by Gavilan College's Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fran Lozano. The "Art is Essential" program airs on GavTV-18, Charter Cable channel 18, and online at: www.gavilan.edu/gavtv. This segment featured STAR 2008 leaders who were involved in STAR as children ("STAR kids"), and who came back to the STAR Program to become STAR leaders.

    Miss Janine Mortan, STAR Program Coordinator, and STAR Unit Leaders: Mr. Dale Keeler, Mr. Greg Smith, and Miss Katie Hipol were involved in the STAR 2008 Gilroy production of "Seussical Jr."


    Positions
    Administrative Staff Unit Leader I Unit Leader II Unit Leader III STAR Intern Production Positions

    STAR Artistic Director (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    STAR Program Coordinator (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    • Responsible for running day-to-day operations.

    STAR Administrative Coordinator (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    • Performs administrative office and box office assistance including but not limited to: Attendance reports, filing records for the program, answer phones, typing letters to parents, duplication of documents, sending/receiving faxes, box office reservations and ticket sales.
    • Excellent computer and organizational skills a MUST. 
    • Knowledge of web site maintenance using Macromedia Contribute or Dreamweaver; Adobe Photoshop; and video editing software is a plus.

    STAR Unit Leader I (Stipend)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Directly responsible for the creation and implementation of a theater arts based, youth focused curriculum for use during daily unit time.
    • Prepare and facilitate workshops.
    • Complete all aspects of a designated lead production assignment.
    • Provide supervision of youth at all times.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School Diploma/ GED
    • At least 30 college units completed.
    • Ideal areas of study: Theatre Arts, Dance, Voice, Child Development, Education, Art, Music, Recreation, Television/Video/Teledramatic Arts/Digital Media.
    • 3 years minimum experience working in STAR or other theatre arts related program.
    • Extensive prior performance and professional production experience in a specific production area.
    • Excellent Communication, Leadership, and Organizational Skills.
    • Ability and experience in working effectively in a group setting.
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    STAR Unit Leader II (Stipend)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Prepare and implement Unit Time activities with youth during daily unit time.
    • Prepare and facilitate workshops.
    • Complete all aspects of assigned production role.
    • Provide supervision of youth at all times.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School Diploma/ GED
    • Some College Education (preferred)
    • At least one year experience working with youth in a summer camp/ recreational setting.
    • Performance experience and volunteer or professional production experience in a specific theatrical production area.
    • Ideal areas of interest: Theatre Arts, Dance, Voice, Child Development, Education, Art, Music, Recreation,Television/Video/Teledramatic Arts/Digital Media.
    • Strong Communication skills and leadership abilities.
    • Ability and experience in working effectively in a group setting.

    STAR Unit Leader III (Stipend)

    Key Responsibilities and  Accountabilities
    • Assist in implementing of assigned curriculum with youth during daily unit time.
    • Prepare and facilitate and or assist in implementing workshops.
    • Assist in all aspects of production.
    • Provide Supervision at all times.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • High School Diploma/ GED
    • Some College Education (preferred)
    • Some experience working with youth in a summer camp/ recreational/ educational/ or performance setting.
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in working with children.
    • Performance experience and technical production participation.
    • Strong Communication skills. Ability and experience in working effectively in a group setting.

    STAR High School Intern (Unpaid Volunteer)

    STAR Internships are available to students who are too old to be participants in the STAR Program and have not yet graduated from high school. These internships provide students with a wonderful opportunity to be trained as STAR Leaders and “get their feet wet,” learning about all the responsibilities STAR Leaders carry. Half day and full day internships will be available according to program needs.

    STAR Intern applicants should complete the Gavilan College Application and the Supplemental Application Questions. Please indicate on your application what you are most interested in learning about while interning at STAR. What production roles are you interested in assisting? Are you interested in assisting during afternoon unit time and workshop activities?

    Key Responsibilities and  Accountabilities

    • Assist in all aspects of production.
    • Assist in implementing of assigned curriculum with youth during daily unit time.
    • Assist in implementing workshops.
    • Provide Supervision at all times.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Some experience working with youth in a summer camp/ recreational/ educational/ or performance setting.
    • Age 17 or older
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in working with children.
    • Performance experience and technical production participation.
    • Strong Communication skills. 
    • Ability and experience in working effectively in a group setting.

    Production Positions

    Production Director (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    Perform duties as required to direct the production assigned from pre-production, auditions and casting, rehearsals and performances.

    Choreographer POSITION FILLED

    Create, teach and implement dance and movement for assigned production. 

    Vocal Director  (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    Responsible for leading youth through vocal exercises and rehearsal.

    Costume Coordinator (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    Responsible  for design and organization of costumes for assigned production. Gather, prepare, and create costume pieces. Communication and coordinate costume needs and requirements to actors.

    Prop Master (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    Design, create, gather, prepare, and organize props for assigned production.

    Hair and Make Up Design (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    Responsible for the design of hair and make up for assigned production. Communicate and coordinate makeup needs and requirements to actors.

    Talent Supervisor (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    Assists the Director, Choreographer, Vocal Director, and other Production Staff in leading youth through the rehearsal process.

     

    Production Assistant (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    Assist the Technical Director with the construction, load in and strike (clean-up) of all production sets, props and related technical elements as required.  Work with STAR staff and directly with the Technical Director.

    STAR Office and Box Office Staff (Stipend) - POSITION FILLED

    Performs administrative office and box office assistance including but not limited to: Attendance reports, filing records for the program, answer phones, typing letters to parents, duplication of documents, sending/receiving faxes, box office reservations and ticket sales. Excellent computer and organizational skills a MUST.  Knowledge of web site maintenance using Macromedia Contribute, Adobe Photoshop, In Design and Video Editing Software is a plus.