Contact Person: Kathryn Moroney
Department: Education & Civic Practice
People’s Light seeks experienced Teaching Artists to support our current and future arts education offerings, which include summer programming, school-based and after-school workshops and residencies, and Theatre School classes ranging from age 5 to adult. We are eager to expand our teaching roster with artists serving many age groups and a broad range of theatre skills, including explorations in design for theatre, playwriting, directing, movement, voice, text analysis, scene study, devising, improv and more. Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) teaching artists are especially needed as our off-site programming and partnerships grow.
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 as much as any work we choose to share with friends and community. 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. Ideal candidates will be interested to learn about our existing programs, but also eager to discuss their own educational values, priorities, and particular areas of expertise which may help to inspire and expand our offerings in the future.
Immediate roles for SummerBLAST Teaching Artists include work with Teens (ages 14-18), Youth (ages 10-13) and/or Littles (ages 7-9) who create original performances during full-day classes Monday-Friday; the emphasis of this program is on the actor’s toolbox, but other theatre disciplines are often incorporated into our work. Future roles will begin in September and continue year-round.
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; candidates for summer roles should submit as early as possible, with a deadline of May 10, 2019. Send materials to Director of Education and Civic Practice Kathryn Moroney at email@example.com.
People’s Light is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer and 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.