Available Positions

Musical Director


Summary of the Job:

In conjunction with other Musical Director will be responsible for a variety of duties within the music department including but not limited to teaching singing parts to casts, accompaniment, hiring musicians, acting as rehearsal pianist, creating and/or editing music tracks and budget preparation.

Essential Functions:

Teach and rehearse all vocal (singing) parts to casts
Provide accompaniment at rehearsals
Conduct and accompany performances
Keep an ongoing library and file of musicians available for hire
Interview, hire, and rehearse musicians for pit orchestra
Maintain the quality of musicianship during the musicals and call musical brush up rehearsals as needed
Provide accompaniment at Barter auditions
Attend production meetings
Be a musical resource for the company
Secure a composer if original music is desired for a production
Prepare and keep track of the annual budget for the music department

Required Education/Experience:

BFA /BM in Music or Musical Theatre or related experience.

Necessary Skills:

Excellent piano/keyboard and conducting skills
Proficient in orchestrations and notation software (Finale, Sibelius, etc.)
Proficient in Logic Pro X and Q-Lab

Barter Theatre (founded 1933) is a full-time, year-round AEA resident repertory company of theatre artists, a founding member of LORT and located in historic Abingdon, Virginia.

Interested parties send resume and information to; Camille Davis, Director of Production at dirofproduction@bartertheatre.com

Disclaimer: Although Barter Theatre has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, Barter Theatre reserves the right to change the same, including to change, add, or to subtract from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of Barter Theatre, at any time, with or without advance notice.

Barter Youth Academy Instructor

Barter Youth Academy (BYA) in Abingdon, Virginia is seeking energetic, passionate, and skilled instructors for our growing programs in Abingdon VA., Bristol, TN., Johnson City, TN. Kingsport, TN., and Marion, VA.! Successful candidates will have at least two (2) years of teaching experience with one or more of the following class levels: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, or High School, with a fluent working knowledge of theater (stage-direction experience as a plus).

The position will involve teaching students in Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle or High School fundamental and intermediate acting/stage skills. The position will involve 1 to 3 hours of class-time per week (during an 8 week workshop period), and also putting together a final “demonstration” performance at the end of the course which will include minimal light, sound, costume, props, and set design. Some community outreach is included with job duties.

Successful candidates must be self-reliant, motivated, adaptable, and willing to receive and implement input from the Artistic Director and Associate Director of BYA. Strong class-management skills are imperative as well. Reliable transportation and willingness to commute are a must.

This position is paid by a flat-fee per class taught.

Please send cover-letter and resume/C.V. to youthacademy@bartertheatre.com