A CYT Teacher’s Philosophy
By incorporating CYT’s Values and Objectives into everything he or she does, the CYT teacher strives to build character in students. Pre-planning, organizing, and communicating with the Artistic Director and the Class Coordinator are major steps in reaching this goal. A conscious focus on the students as individuals must be of highest priority at all times, with the content of class instruction designed to meet their needs. A spirit of servanthood is an essential trait of any CYT teacher.
To train and instruct students in specified area of competence in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence.
Must understand CYT's Mission Statement and Values and Objectives and be willing to incorporate them when performing job-related tasks.
Must have theater experience and/or education pertaining to a class being taught.
Must show evidence of ability to use appropriate and effective methods of instruction.
ARTISTIC TEAM FOR MUSICALS
Director candidates may apply now to direct CYT mainstage shows for the 2020-2021 season. Review of applications will begin in May, 2020, and will continue until all directors have been selected.
Artistic Team Members must:
Have proficiency, passion and past experience in their expertise:
Directors must know and love theater and know the various aspects of mounting a major production. He/She must know how to motivate actors, create stage pictures, inspire cast and crew and lead the entire company to reach their vision.
Musical Directors must know how to read music (and play to some extent) and teach rhythm, melodies and harmonies.
Choreographers must know and love to teach various styles of dance and be able to tell a story and create stage pictures with movement and dance.
Love children: love working with children, and love to see growth in the lives of all children, not just the leads.
Be strong moral role models. The children look up to these individuals and the responsibility of being exemplary cannot be overstated. Because we are “Christian Youth Theater,” it is preferred that the Artistic Team understand what it is to be a Christian and live a Christian lifestyle.
Be Enthusiastic and encouraging. People always respond better to someone who is positive. Someone who consistently encourages and gives positive reinforcement or will accomplish much more than a leader who is negative, sarcastic and harsh.
Demand and strive for excellence. Artistic Team members must not be satisfied with mediocrity. They must be willing to put in the extra time and effort to make sure that a production is the best it can be.
Be a team player. They must be excited and willing to work with other people on their artistic team. Each member must be committed to negotiation, compromise and submission to each other. The “good” of the “bigger picture” must be the focus.
Submissive to authority. Each person on the Artistic Team must be willing to submit to the guidelines of CYT, the Artistic Director and the Show Coordinator. The Artistic Director has the final say on issues that may arise.
Must understand CYT Mission Statement and Values and Objectives and be willing to incorporate them when performing job-related tasks.
Must have professional and/or educational experience in theater arts with specific emphasis in directing.
Must have experience in, desire and ability to work with children.
Must possess the ability to create a positive, organized, and effective learning environment.