Teaching Artist - Children's Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Teaching Artist.  This position requires someone who has a strong background in theatre, music, dance, storytelling and/or education and is committed to dismantling structural racism in education programming.  Applicants for this role should have a commitment to child safety strong student/customer service orientation, robust communication skills and a demonstrated ability to teach youth from diverse backgrounds.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees.  We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities. 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.

As a national leader in the field of theater for young audiences, Children’s Theatre Company is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members.

CTC’s Education programs provides high-quality process-based theatre education to students ages 2-18 with beginning through pre-professional offerings. As Inclusion is a core value to CTC, we make intentional programmatic choices to ensure access and representation for people of all ability, ethnicity, economic statues, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members.  CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.  We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination.  CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

POSITION SUMMARY

Teaching Artists are responsible for teaching for our Theatre Arts Training program and in-school residencies. This position creates and implements lesson plans and classroom content that is consistent with CTC pedagogy. Most importantly, this position is expected to follow all CTC child protection policies and procedures and provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Be available to teach depending upon availability. Any added weeks/opportunities will be optional to the Teaching Artist position. 
  • Implement age-appropriate classroom content and activities consistent with CTC pedagogy incorporating elements of theatre, music and dance, for week-long camps as assigned.
  • Collaborate with fellow Teaching Artists to ensure curriculum is consistent each week.
  • Work with education staff and faculty to provide a safe, inclusive, and creative environment for learning; this includes assisting with keeping attendance records by checking students in and out, greeting families and providing directions as needed.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness to teach in-person and adhere to COVID-19 precautions including social distancing, COVID-19 tests, and face masks.
  • Strong commitment to the vision & mission of CTC
  • Commitment to creating relevant and equitable experiences for communities of color, the LGBTQIAP+ community, the disability community, and families with economic challenges
  • Commitment to dismantling structural racism in education programming
  • Strong communication skills: demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others
  • Demonstrated ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds and be able build positive relationships with all students
  • Strong background in music, dance, theatre, storytelling, and/or education
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to engage, challenge, and interest youth through the arts; familiarity with arts education principles and best practices
  • Student/customer oriented
  • Excellent relationship building and problem-solving skills and a positive attitude and be able to work collaboratively on project teams as well as independently
  • Possesses ability to lead and take initiative in a classroom setting

Other Qualities:

  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • A commitment to the protection of confidential information to which this position has access

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

  • All staff must be vaccinated
  • All students & staff are required to always wear masks.
  • Smaller class size to ensure social distancing.
  • Updated HVAC system
  • Nightly cleaning of classrooms and offices
  • Symptoms check when entering the building

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Office and classroom. Use of computer workstation.

COMPENSATION

$30 per teaching hour

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org.  Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

Contact information

Children's Theatre Company
Andrew Robertson
6128725176
Email/contact
Web site

Posted September 28