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Dallas Theater Center Resident Music Director

Dallas Theater Center


Label Info
Type Paid
Location 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX, 75201
Compensation $55,000

Job Description

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) seeks applicants for a new Resident Musical Director position to join our highly
collaborative and versatile company of Resident Artists. This new, full-time staff position will work with the Artistic
Director and Artistic Producer as well as the other Resident and guest artists (directors, designers, actors,
playwright) to craft the artistic programming for this robust and diverse institution. DTC seeks candidates who will
work in support of our mission and values and who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
The Resident Music Director will report to the Artistic Producer, and will serve as the leader of music for our
theatrical productions including hiring and supervising musicians, providing music direction, conducting, and
providing support for composers. Duties include musical direction on all mainstage musicals; musical direction of
all cabarets/concerts/galas or small touring productions; music supervision on all mainstage plays and as needed
on developmental work; contracting of all union and non-union musicians, teaching in DTC’s Public Works
programs (education & community engagement). The Music Director will work as part of the Producing Team, the
Season Planning Team, and the Artistic Staff; and will serve as an artistic advocate and leader in the community.
This is an Exempt, salaried position, with a full benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance and
paid-time off. Some evenings and weekends may be required, as needed throughout the year.

● Artistic Director
● Artistic Producer
● Production Manager
● Head of Audio Visual Production Department
● Director of Public Works
● Resident and Guest Artists (Directors, Designers, Actors, Playwright)

● Musical Direction of any musicals in the season including creating arrangements as needed and
conducting all performances
● Musical Supervision on all Mainstage Plays including incidental composition or arrangements as needed
● Musical Direction of Cabarets, Concerts, Galas or special projects including song selections, arrangements
and conducting
● Assist in the development of new work providing incidental composition or music selection as needed
● Serve as primary rehearsal pianist and play keys/conduct performances
● Act as contractor for all union and non-union musicians
● Serve as an ad-hoc teaching artist in support of Public Works Department
● Around your rehearsal and performance priorities, you will support the Institution through additional
responsibilities to be carried out throughout the season on an ad-hoc basis such as:
o Teaching artist in signature Education department classes or workshops, talkbacks, panel
o Teaching artist in Public Works Dallas (PWD) programs with our community partner organizations
o Vocal coaching for Resident Actors in preparation for specific roles
● Mandatory attendance at institutional staff meetings including but not limited to full-company meetings
and all company-wide Equity/Diversity/Inclusion initiatives
● Participate as an active member of the broader Artistic team:
o Participate as an active member of the Producing Team (calendars, budgets, etc.); Season
Planning Team (programming); and Artistic Staff (policy and evaluation)
o Provide council to the Artistic director and Artistic Producer in determining artistic goals,
programs, policies and season planning
o Provide creative feedback as requested
● Serve as an Artistic Ambassador for DTC:
o Participation in development programs and marketing events
o Attendance at Opening Nights
o Attendance at first rehearsal meet and greets
o Participation in Company-wide volunteer days
● Be an active participant in DTC’s work towards equity, diversity and inclusion and becoming an anti-racist
organization by:
o Participating in all DTC-wide EDI trainings, workshops or experiences
o Activating and participating in EDI work within the Artistic Department
● Maintain safe working conditions in keeping with DTC health and safety guidelines; including all applicable
COVID Compliance protocols.
● Other duties as assigned
This job description is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder and according to
future changes/developments.

● Resident Music Director will be employed full-time by DTC and will be issued appropriate union contracts
for work governed by the unions and/or LORT
● Compensation package includes health insurance and benefits
● Resident Music Director will maintain a residence in the Dallas area at their own expense
● Resident Music Director will have a mid-season and an annual review with the Artistic Producer to
determine individual goals and future opportunities that are mutually beneficial to the company member
and DTC.
● Presumes a 40-hour work week most weeks. Institutional responsibilities will take place around rehearsal
and performance schedules without infringing upon rehearsals and artistic primary responsibilities
● Any work outside of DTC must be pre-approved by the Artistic Producer and Artistic Director and must not
conflict with your designated musical director and institutional responsibilities

● Music Directing skills including vocal direction, band direction, rehearsal pianist, curation and
orchestration of musical materials
● Broad knowledge of musical theater processes, techniques and trends
● Working understanding of American Federation of Musicians (AFM) regulations and requirements
● Basic composition skills
● Bilingual/fluent in Spanish a plus
● Ability to work effectively in a co-operative and approachable manner working collaboratively, positively
and productively with all DTC staff including production departments, artists, technicians and
administrators within the confines of time and budget
● Must demonstrate leadership, and work in a collaborative nature as part of a team
● Must be able to work under the stress of deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
● Must be able to handle a high volume of work and attend to numerous projects concurrently
● Must display a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
● Must perform work consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of DTC

● Member of American Federation of Musicians (AFM) or equivalent experience
● 4+ years professional experience working as a Music Director and conductor
● Experienced vocal coach
● Proven ability to contract high caliber musicians in all musical styles and in accordance with AFM rules as

• Ensure that all of the department’s work is performed in alignment with DTC’s COVID19 Response
• Be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine
regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.
Dallas Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment
without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available
upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of
such a request.

How to Apply

Please send résumé with references and a cover letter to: [email protected] with Resident Music
Director in the subject line