Fort Salem Theater seeks two early-career theater professionals as co-directors for Summer 2022 production of The Wizard of Oz: School Edition, presented through the Salem Lunch, Learn & Play Program.

Are you interested in co-directing a full-scale musical production, featuring students entering 7th-12 grades, alongside a talented team of theater professionals? Co-directors must be enrolled in a theater-, music-, or dance-related college program, have a related degree, or a history of relevant arts experience.

This program is structured as a weekly camp, running Mondays-Fridays from 12PM-3PM July 5th through August 5th, culminating in two evening performances on the final day of the program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and co-directing youth summer camp production
  • Creating and implementing curriculum (warmups, theater games etc.) for rehearsals
  • Maintaining a safe and organized learning environment for participants and guests
  • Working with the production team to cast production, source costumes/props/scenery, stage production/blocking and other production-related needs
  • Leading daily rehearsals and activities to engage campers and ensuring that the production remains on schedule
  • Supporting the staff and students on production days
  • Communicating with students and parents about attendance and performance details

Co-directors receive a $1000 stipend at the completion of the program.

To apply, send a brief letter of introduction and a resume to no later than Friday, April 19. For more information about the camp program, visit

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