Why volunteer with The New Paradigm Theatre? It’s simple: You are placed beside entertainment industry professionals to give you real world feedback and experience.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate people in the following areas below.
- Youth Board Advisers: Advisers who can grow our service learning and social entrepreneurship activities for our youth members for leadership skill development.
- Programmatic: Creative and administrative resources for NPT events such as So Ya Wanna Be a Broadway Star, and NPT collaborative cabaret-styled concerts featuring Broadway performers for fundraising events and holiday shows.
Are you one of a kind, who would like to join our kind? Complete the form, and tell us how you can contribute with advancing NPT’s mission!
The New Paradigm Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theatre company, is accepting applications for talented, dedicated teen leaders of the community for their Youth Board of Directors.
What is the New Paradigm Theatre? Mission Statement: “A professional theatre fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions.” Our combination of traditional theatre and multi-media extends the usual theatrical experience to involve business and nonprofit partners in original and exciting ways.
What is NPT Youth? Mission Statement: A youth leadership council that cultivates creative problem solvers and leaders through the arts.
The NPT Youth Board is a group of teens aged 13-18 that meets once every month. Members work with Kristin Huffman, a Broadway performer, University of Hartford professor and Producing Artistic Director of NPT, to learn valuable skills in board development, networking and the business of theatre. Throughout the year, members apply these skills at galas, concerts, and other NPT events. NPT Youth is a part of NPT’s Sustainable Harmony© program, an initiative that inspires local commitment, a caring and an altruistic revolution towards interdependence as social currency by way of artistic performance, collaboration, and mentorship. While there are many performing opportunities alongside the NPT Broadway, film and TV professionals it is not required that the teen be a performer. They also work with other members of the adult board of directors who specialize in marketing, management, financial and other industries. This year the Youth Board will also attend leadership conventions and seminars.
Shaina Arsenault, Vice President of the youth board says, “NPT has given me the chance to be a leader in more ways than one. Serving as both Vice President of the Youth Board and the head of the marketing committee, I have had experience in leading my peers through professional-style board meetings, webinars, and conference calls. I have learned how to effectively manage people and inspire them to be productive.” Shaina was accepted at Cornell University as a Hospitality Major this year.