Touring Nutrition Education Program Seeks Teachers Who Rock
2017-2018 casting is now open!
Looking for a job that combines your love of teaching with your passion for the arts? Join the cast of the world’s only rock & roll nutrition show, Jump with Jill. Auditoriums around the country will be your classrooms; audiences of thousands will be your students. Competitive salary and benefits.
Seeking candidates who are:
- certified teachers from all areas of specialization
- registered dietitians that sing
- musicians, recording artists, and sound engineers or techs
- performers and teaching artists
By playing the charismatic leaders of this award-winning education program, you will utilize the investment you’ve made in your credentials on a grand scale; your rap about bone health and your super hero strut for vegetables will have an immediate and powerful impact.
- desire to do meaningful work that makes a real impact in children’s lives
- passion for health and wellness
- Bachelor’s degree
- valid driver’s license
- squeaky clean record (criminal, child abuse, and FBI felony checks are conducted on all potential employees)
- residency or willingness to relocate at your own expense to Pittsburgh, PA
Jill is the charismatic lead performer of the Jump with Jill show. She controls the crowds, manages the clients, and handles the deliverables. Experience in theater, music, dance or as a teacher in a classroom are a must as this is primarily a performance role.
DJ is the backbone of the Jump with Jill show. Although he appears on stage for the duration of the show, his primary role is technical. He backlines equipment, runs live sound, and sings along with the crowd. Successful people in this role come from two primary backgrounds: education or the arts (acting or technical). Performance and technical experience are beneficial but not required to be considered for this job. We will train you!
Let’s get weird:
Spend some time learning about what we do at www.jumpwithjill.com. Please read the job FAQs below to make sure this job will fit your lifestyle. If you are fighting an urge to pack your bag and start this job no matter what it takes, then please complete the form below to formally apply. Note to Health LLC dba Jump with Jill is an equal opportunity employer. Our jobs are open to dudes and dudettes of all races, ethnicities, and ages.
FAQs ABOUT EMPLOYMENT AT JUMP WITH JILL
Are we allowed to ask you for a headshot?
If you have ever auditioned for a role, you know that asking for a headshot is standard practice for any kind of entertainment job where the employee’s main role is an onstage one. You are the face of our brand, literally. Our role in hiring is primarily as a casting agent. Please note that we are an equal opportunity employer. Our jobs are open to dudes and dudettes of all races, ethnicities, and ages.
How is my salary offer determined?
Using your degree(s), additional certifications, and job experience, we calculate your offer using a salary rubric. All incoming employees with your credentials and job experience are paid at this rate. While all of your college business classes tell you to tough out negotiations, we will tell you to take a hike. We offer a lovely salary and we want you to work here because you want to work here. You will accelerate quickly with raises after you nail your first year.
How long is my contract?
Jump with Jill offers one year contracts running the school year, August 1 to July 30. This means for twelve months, we will pay you the promised salary with benefits – whether we have enough work for you to do or not. This means your job is never in jeopardy because we are downsizing; you’d only be let go because of poor performance or violation of employee rules. Your end of the deal is that you will always go were we send you and give us first priority. We dedicate ourselves to you and you dedicate yourself to us.
We negotiate your contract for the following school year around February.
Employees on average work here for 3-5 years. Many transition from the stage to the office for a full time Jump with Jill career. Others live the dream for a few years on the road and use this job to land in their next dream job.
What benefits does Jump with Jill offer?
We pay through direct deposit so your paycheck is available within 2-3 days of deposit.
We offer Choice Plus Direct through United Healthcare which includes no deductible for In-Network care: $15/$30 in network copays, preventative care coverage, and prescription deductibles at $10/$40/$75. Out-of-network coverage is $2,000/$4,000. The plan also includes vision. We also offer a dental reimbursement that is $300 for preventative care good for each contract year.
After 2 years of service, we offer a Simple IRA retirement plan managed by American Funds. You may contribute up to $12K per year and the Company match depends on your contribution. The more you contribute, the more we match. We can match a maximum of 3% of gross salary. You can choose to put nothing in, or put in the maximum.
We offer a $20/day travel stipend for days you are staying in a hotel.
How often will you travel?
A touring cast member will travel 60-80% of the time. Jump with Jill coordinates and pays for all the logistics of your hotels and your performance schedule and will send you a detailed itinerary of where to be when. We do work weekends occasionally when we have public events but do our best to accommodate for them by granting days off during the following work week (for example, if you worked a Saturday event, we’d try to give the following Monday off).
We are on a school schedule, so we offer 5-6 weeks of vacation depending on how the holidays fall. We always have Thanksgiving break, Winter Break around Christmas, Spring Break around the Easter, and a we have the entire month of July off. Holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day, and MLK day are not guarantees.
Approximate calendars are posted about four months in advance; detailed schedules are provided every two weeks. Request for personal commitments outside of the time off provided must be submitted the semester prior (fall semester dates must be submitted in early spring) to allow management to consider them while opening dates for clients.
We schedule performances 6 months to a year in advance, so any blackout dates that are outside of the company vacation dates (your sister is getting married, for example) must be submitted the semester before for approval by management.
You will travel in a company vehicle filled with equipment, props, and lights that you will set up each day. You are not responsible for financing any of the company equipment, however, you are responsible for it’s care – laundering your costumes, reporting back to HQ when things break, changing the oil and gassing up the car.
The drawback of a life like this is that it takes work to maintain a social life because things have to be scheduled. You will rely on your Jump with Jill family, especially your touring partner, for companionship. The advantage of this lifestyle is that you are a professional musician and you get to experience the inside of normal people’s lives in the places you perform, not the tourist destinations, and change the world by doing the most fulfilling job that exists.
This is why, above all else, we require people interested in this job to be enthusiastic about the greater mission of this job. If you truly want to work here, you will emerge stronger as the thrill of traveling wears off. If you are indifferent, we hope to learn this in your audition.
What is the training process like?
At your audition, we will assess you on several tenants:
- physical stamina
- acting ability
- improv ability
- media interview
- professional goals
If chosen for the job, you will be provided show scripts in early summer. You are expected to be off book by the time you come in to training in August. In August, you will train intensely with your touring partner to get show ready which includes the script but also costuming, media interview preparation, makeup, hair, and sound training. You will also participate in a cast wide training where you will train on the corporate side of the company. You first performances will be in late August and early September.
What is a typical day like?
We rise early. Before you even walk in the school, you have meticulously primped your hair, makeup, nails, costumes, eaten breakfast, packed out of a hotel, and traveled to the school. A morning show is typically scheduled at 9 AM. Call time for the show is 2 hours prior to the show start. The show is one hour and you assist with seating and warming up your audience. The show is a school wide assembly so you are typically in front of 400-600 kids at one time. Tear down typically takes 45 minutes. Lunch! An afternoon show is typically scheduled for 1 or 2 PM at a second location. Another 400-600 kids rocked. You’ll be wrapped with your show responsibilities around dismissal, 3 or 4 PM. Office work – like sending client photos, checking in with HQ, reviewing itineraries, rehearsing scrips, and solving problems that may have arisen at your show may take you to the end of a more standard work day like 5 or 6 PM. You may also be traveling to the next city through the evening for the following days show.
On an average day, you will have 2 shows scheduled. In Philadelphia, there is occasionally 3 shows scheduled in a day – a back-to-back performance or a triple (three shows in a row). This is an exception.
On mornings when you appear on a morning show, call time is often 6 AM or earlier. This job is not for people who cannot handle consistent early mornings.
Occasionally, performances are scheduling in the evenings and weekends for family fun nights or public events.
You will share all of these responsibilities and the stage with your touring partner. Jill and DJ function as a family unit, sharing driving responsibilities, setting up the show, rehearsals, and developing unmatched onstage chemistry. The live show is an intensely physical endeavor that requires peak fitness for both the Jill and the DJ. Both cast members need to come into the role at a very high level of physical fitness that you are expected to maintain throughout the course of your employment.
“Office Days” is a week day when you do not have a live show scheduled, but you are expected support efforts at HQ. These days are used to prepare for upcoming performances and assist Headquarters with office tasks. Most importantly, we ask you to do 60 minutes of physical activity on “Office Days.”