2014 Adjudicator Job Description

All adjudicators should hold degree(s) in relevant fields (music, theatre, dance, etc.) and/or have extensive work experience in one of those disciplines on a professional or academic basis and/or are professional artists or educators with wide knowledge of the American Musical Theatre canon. All candidates must be outstanding writers with the ability to effectively communicate their impressions, evaluate production elements as well as student performances in a constructive manner.

All newly hired adjudicators must have an email address to receive communications and should have proficient knowledge of MS Word/Excel (all forms are sent electronically in those formats).

In addition, all adjudicators must attend:

  • One of two orientation and adjudication training workshops (December 9th or 16th, both at 6pm)
  • High school musicals are on the weekends during the course of the season between January and May.
    • The number of assignments will ultimately depend on the availability of the adjudicator group, number of participating schools and their performance dates.
  • The Final Adjudicator Meeting in May

A stipend of $20 per adjudicated show is offered to adjudicators. All participating schools provide complimentary tickets to their musicals for adjudicators. Tickets to the 2014 Bobby G Awards Ceremony at the end of May will also be provided.


Take a look at the 2014 Adjudicators


Would you like to be an Adjudicator?

Interested individuals should email the following items as a MS Word or PDF document to David Cates:

  • Short cover letter expressing your interest
  • Artistic resume (performances and/or production)
  • Short writing sample
    • A small paragraph critically evaluating a single element of a recent production (ex. Lighting design, individual performance, etc.)

  • Jan 2, 2014—May 5, 2014
  • Musicals are presented by 2014 Bobby G Awards participating schools and attended by Adjudicators
  • May 6, 2014—May 9, 2014
  • The Bobby G Awards staff meets to determine nominations
  • May 9, 2014
  • List of nominations emailed to participating schools and posted on website
  • May 9, 2014
  • Tickets go on sale for 2014 Bobby G Awards Ceremony at bobbygawards.org
  • May 20, 2014
  • Last day for nominated schools to claim complimentary tickets for the Awards Ceremony
  • May 28, 2014
  • Rehearsal for 2014 Bobby G Awards Ceremony
  • May 29, 2014
  • 2014 Bobby G Awards Ceremony
  • June 26—July 2, 2014
  • National High School Musical Theatre Awards

2014 Participating Schools

Getting Started


Additional Registration and School Forms