Contact Person: Kathryn Moroney
Department: Education & Civic Practice
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer. We work to cultivate a deep and wide reach in order to connect with prospective employees who have varied experiences and skills, a collaborative attitude, and the capacity and desire for growth.
NON-DISCRIMINATION HIRING POLICY
People’s Light seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to create an antiracist, socially just, and inclusive presence in Chester County and our surrounding community. People’s Light does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.
People’s Light seeks experienced Teaching Artists on a rolling basis to support current and future arts education offerings, including summer programming, school-based and after-school workshops and residencies, and Theatre School classes ranging from age 5 to adult. Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) teaching artists are especially needed as our off-site programming and partnerships grow, as are artists who enjoy work with elementary school students. We are eager to expand our teaching roster to reflect a broad range of theatre skills, including explorations in design, playwriting, directing, movement, voice, text analysis, scene study, devising, improv, and more.
We believe a theatre artist's journey is far more than a final performance, and all our teaching emphasizes process, creative inquiry, and skill building. We challenge our students to open their most curious and empathetic minds, to build confidence in their own voices, to interpret stories thoughtfully, and to experiment with bold expression using observation, imagination, and collaboration. Our work aims to set the stage for our students’ many future adventures ahead, both in and out of the theatre.
Please introduce yourself with a resume, references, and cover letter including an introduction to your artistic and teaching practice, as well as describing a project—whether completed or hypothetical—that exemplifies the type of teaching you are most excited to share. Please detail any preferred age groups, specific topics, or skills you are prepared to teach, and any relevant notes about your availability or preferred scheduling. We will also happily review any sample lesson plans or other support materials which represent your work; these are welcome but not required.
Early career teaching artists may apply for consideration for available co-teaching opportunities as they arise. If your teaching experience is limited, please include references who can speak to your artistic achievement in your preferred discipline.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Send materials to Director of Education and Civic Practice Kathryn Moroney at email@example.com.