Education Outreach Teaching Artist
• Bay Area Children’s Theatre is currently seeking Teaching Artists to join the Education Outreach team!
• Job Title: Outreach Teaching Artist
• Organization: Bay Area Children’s Theatre
• Department: Outreach/Arts in Schools
• Reports To: Education Outreach Manager
• Location: Remote
• Position Type: Part-Time/Hourly
• Schedule: Weekdays, roughly 15-20 hours/week with opportunity for increased hours as BACT transitions back into full programming
• Salary: $30/hour
• Start Date: October 20th, 2021
About Bay Area Children’s Theatre:
Bay Area Children’s Theatre is California’s foremost theatre company for young audiences. Over the last 18 years, our award-winning shows and educational programs have reached over 1 million audience members. Bay Area Children’s Theatre creates phenomenal artistic experiences for kids and families while anchoring all of our programming in the process of learning creative thinking through storytelling, imagination, collaboration, self expression, and critical analysis and feedback. We are proud to provide access to programs to all Bay Area Families and strive to provide an inclusive environment for all who come to play. Bay Area Children’s Theatre is committed to ongoing anti-racist and anti-oppression work and reflection in order to ensure a diverse and inclusive organization.
Bay Area Children’s Theatre strives to inspire young audiences with imaginative productions, introduce children of all backgrounds to the excitement of live theatre, and create an engaging, entertaining, and educational environment in which children and their families can explore and enjoy the arts.
The Teaching Artist is a collaborative position that requires a results-oriented, independent thinker who values arts education, inclusive programming, and community engagement.
The Teaching Artist will be responsible for the implementation of in-school arts education programming and community outreach initiatives, including but not limited to: theatre classes, performance workshops, education-based outreach events for youth, programming for the neurodiverse community and children with a range of learning abilities, and professional development workshops for educators.
The Teaching Artist has experience and an appreciation for working alongside youth with diverse lived experiences/backgrounds, individuals living with disabilities, and uses these experiences to assist Bay Area Children’s Theatre in reaching the overall goal of providing access to high-quality arts education to all students in the Bay Area.
Bay Area Children’s Theatre Teaching Artists must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants who are exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations due to medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and present a negative result on a weekly basis.
The duties of the Outreach Teaching Artist include but are not limited to the following:
- Teach assigned curriculum
- Foster supportive, creative, and brave space that allows participants to be themselves
- Support mental and physical well-being of participants
- Collaborate with other teaching artists as necessary
- Support classroom teachers to foster creative and collaborative student learning
- Keep track of schedules and pacing
- Arrive punctually and fully prepared
- Attend all trainings when assigned
- Communicate with Education Outreach Manager frequently
- Notify Education Outreach Manager of any conflicts or concerns
- Value individual learning styles and uphold equity through culturally responsive pedagogy and social justice dimensions of artistic work
- Represent Bay Area Children’s Theatre in a professional and positive manner
- Communicate professionally with school sites
- A passion for inspiring young minds!
- Strong classroom management skills
- Commitment to culturally responsive teaching in the classroom
- Excellent communication skills
- Active problem solving skills, flexibility, and creativity
- Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
- Access to reliable internet and ability to join Zoom classes
- Bilingual a plus!
- College degree in related field (theatre/theatre education/special education/child development/etc.)
- Improv background
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay Area Children’s Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.
Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: arts education, teaching, teaching artist, and theatre. States: California.
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