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14 Dec 2018

Contract Musical Theater Teaching Artist

Segerstrom Center for the Arts  Costa Mesa, California, United States

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Job Description

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is currently accepting applications from talented Teaching Artists to join The Center’s Arts Teach roster as a part-time independent contractor on a project that develops sustainable musical theater programs in public elementary schools. Through the process, teaching artists will help school staff and students build the skills necessary to produce a musical production.

If you are a musical theater educator interested in teaching your craft to novice elementary school teachers, we invite you to submit an application for audition consideration.



  • Professional experience and cross disciplinary skills in performing or producing musical theater. This includes: choreography, directing, performance, music direction, and/or design.
  • Experience working as a Teaching Artist or Classroom Teacher, or teaching in a comparable environment.
  • Experience working with elementary aged youth.
  • Strong artistic classroom management skills.
  • Excellent collaborative skills; willing and able to team-teach with fellow Teaching Artists and school staff.
  • Experience working with diverse and high-need populations (preferred).
  • Experience mounting MTI Kids/Jr. or similar shows (preferred).
  • Proficient piano skills (preferred).


  • Plan and prepare rehearsal activities that are exciting, challenging and process based.
  • Collaborate productively, positively and efficiently with school teachers and partner teaching artist.
  • Design rehearsal reports and calendars and guide the school team to create them independently.
  • Instruct the school team on best practices of rehearsals, including show reports, production meetings, choreography/blocking maps, team building, warm ups and content creation.


Weekday afternoons as scheduled (approximately 2pm-5pm, September – March), and occasional full day trainings.

Orange County and Riverside County, California.


Please send a resume and cover letter via email to with the following email subject line: ARTS TEACH TEACHING ARTIST – MUSICAL THEATER


Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Contract. Job Tags: arts center, education, music, school, teaching artist, and theatre. States: California.

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