18 Sep 2023


Out of School Time Specialist

Cleveland Play House

 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Job Description

Out of School Time (OST) Specialist Instructor Job Description

Classification: Full time, Year Round, Grant Funded
Salaried Compensation: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Start Date: August 1, 2023
Schedule: This position will primarily work Monday-Friday, with staggered start times depending on school assignments. Schedule includes periodic early morning/afternoon hours, dependent on Cleveland Play House (CPH) and school-based needs.
Reports to: Manager of Pedagogy, Cleveland Play House, Education Department
Mission: Cleveland Play House’s mission is to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. We believe in the importance of theatre education to the well-being of young people and the community that is its mission to serve. We use it as a tool to bond community with community; to bolster our knowledge of ourselves and others; to amplify our artistic awareness as participants and practitioners.


The Out of School Time (OST) Specialist Instructor will focus on bringing the arts and related activities and professions to K-12 students who otherwise may not have access.

The Instructor is responsible for teaching knowledge and skills in their field such as (but not limited to):

  • Art – Visual Artistry, Paint, Textiles, etc.
  • Theatre – Acting, Directing, etc.
  • Theatre Design – Literacy-based or Art-focused: Costuming, Wig Construction, Lighting/Electrics, Sound, etc.
  • Writing – Playwriting, Creative Composition, Script Analysis, etc.
  • Performance Studies – Everyday Life Performance/Expression, Performance Art, Sports, etc.
  • Music – Vocal/choral, Instrumental, Theory, etc.
  • Dance – Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Interpretive, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Tap, etc.

This position will primarily work in collaboration with: Manager of Pedagogy, Director of Education and Artistic Strategy, Director of OST, and Director of Community Building to set the vision and goals for the education department.


Responsibilities include:

  • Promoting and Modeling CPH’s commitment to create an anti-racist, safe, positive and trauma-informed approach to education that is culturally competent and creative.
  • Teaching (direct instruction, curriculum planning, and implementation) in theatre and performance enrichment for K-12 students.
  • Document and submit weekly curriculum reporting and attendance logs.
  • Create and maintain positive classroom culture in collaboration with school staff.
  • Participate in school, CPH educational, artistic, and other trainings as necessary, including trauma-informed care and practices.
  • Correspond appropriately with CPH and assigned school staff.
  • Attend special events with the school community to build relationships.
  • Assist in facilitating K-12 students’ access to art and theatre education.

Out of School Time (OST) Specialist Instructor Job Description

  • Substitute for other OST Specialist Instructors as needed.
  • Support the creation and implementation of enrichment programming.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to working with educators, artists, and young people.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail.
  • Ability to self-manage, solve problems, and make decisions.
  • Comfortable in both collaborative and independent working environments.
  • Strong commitment to working with life-long learners and a desire to work with young people, grades K-12.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Art, Performance Studies, or related field strongly preferred. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Experience working in your field for at least 2 years preferred, additional education or internships may be substituted.
  • Teaching experience with diverse age groups in an urban educational setting is preferred.
  • Culturally aware and experienced in incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices across all platforms.


  • Health insurance, to which CPH contributes 85% of the employee’s premium (Health insurance available for employee’s family at employee cost).
  • CPH-paid life and long-term disability insurance.
  • 10 vacation days, 9 paid time-off days, up to 7 company holidays, and 2 discretionary holidays.
  • Optional enrollment in a 401(k) plan, not matched by CPH.
  • Parking available at a discounted employee cost.


To Apply:

Interested applicants should send an email to Dr. Kalie Scanlan, Manager of Pedagogy at kscanlan@clevelandplayhouse.com with an attached Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae as one document. For additional information on Cleveland Play House, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.

CPH is on a journey to becoming an anti-racist theatre that actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion. All members of the CPH staff will be working together on that journey and will be committed to the process. As a staff member at CPH, that will include periodic staff training sessions, department meetings, show-specific trainings, periodic committee participation and opportunities for participation in affinity groups within the organization.
Cleveland Play House is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Full-Time Job in Education:
Out of School Time Specialist
Cleveland Play House
 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: dance, design, music, performing arts, school, and teaching. States: Ohio.
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