Teaching Artist

Company: TheatreSquared

Updated: 4/8/2022


TheatreSquared is seeking teaching artists for 2022. Teaching artists will oversee the planning and instruction of classes/camps for students aged junior high to adult (18+) in a range of theatre techniques and skills set. We are currently hiring for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 specifically, but will also consider teaching artists for the 2022-23 season. The theatre welcomes applicants of all backgrounds, and candidates who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are strongly encouraged to apply. As an enthusiastic, early-career theatre professional—and as a positive, collaborative member of an inclusive workforce—this new staff member will help TheatreSquared answer the question, “How can a theatre be an agent of social change—helping foster a community that is fundamentally more equitable?” DETAILS ON CLASSES AND CAMPS Spring Classes for Youth (Grades 7-10) Once a week for six weeks February 7 - March 14, 2022; 5 - 8:30pm 1 hour - 1h 15 mins lessons on Mondays Topics: Improvisation 101, Acting 101, Musical Theatre 101 Visit our Youth Classes webpage for more details Spring Classes for Adults (Age 18+) Week-long intensives over a 5-day week January 17 - March 4, 2022; 7:30 - 9:30pm 2 hour lessons, Monday through Friday Topics: Improvisation, Acting, Shakespeare, Playwriting Visit our Adult Classes webpage for more details Summer Camps (Ages 10 -18) Full day camps over the course of a week or two weeks June 6 - August 12, 2022; 9am - 4pm Full day camps, Monday through Friday Topics: Improvisation, Acting, Musical Theatre (acting, dance, voice), Sketch Comedy, Playwriting, and Shakespeare ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Develop curriculum and teach classes in Acting, Improv, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre (acting, dance or voice), or Playwriting Communicates and builds rapport with students, guardians, staff, teachers, and stakeholders Maintains accurate records as required, including attendance and student medical and emergency information Maintain Covid-19 safety practices in the classroom Represent education programs both within T2 and outside of T2 in a professional manner Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in theatre, or equivalent work experience in related field Experience teaching skills-based theatre classes to adults and/or young people Full Covid-19 vaccination prior to the start date of the class/camp Ability to pass a full background check DESIRABLE SKILL SETS Experience in curriculum design and development Experience in standard teaching practices, including but not limited to classroom pedagogy, classroom management, and supervision for a variety of ages Ability to work individually and as a team member Ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations such as student conflicts, parent/guardian concerns, or managing unexpected obstacles. TO APPLY To apply, submit a cover letter, employment resume, and references by visiting https://theatresquared.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Additional submission of work samples is optional. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. TheatreSquared celebrates diversity and commits to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to remove barriers to employment that are faced by racialized groups and encourage applicants of all genders, abilities, and ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and educational backgrounds. TheatreSquared believes that a team with a variety of perspectives and skills is critical to our growth as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Please note: All interviews at this time will be held via video service (Google, Zoom, etc.) COMPENSATION Compensation is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. This is an independent contractor position with an hourly wage of $20 - $35 per hour. THEATRESQUARED MISSION We believe that theatre—done well and with passion—can transform lives and communities. At the theatre, in schools and online, we create remarkable performances; broaden access; foster empathy, equity and cohesion; and gather with one another around art, conversation, food and other shared experiences in a welcoming, inclusive space. ABOUT THEATRESQUARED & NORTHWEST ARKANSAS Now entering its 16th season, TheatreSquared’s challenging, heartfelt, and intimate productions reach 60,000 patrons each year, including more than 20,000 students and their teachers. T2 fills a crucial niche in the region’s cultural landscape as the only year-round, producing professional theatre within a 150-mile radius, operating on an annual budget of $6 million. TheatreSquared employs trained artists from across the country to create its 330 annual performances and is contracted with Actors' Equity Association. The theatre is also Arkansas’s home for professional playwrights, developing scripts through the Arkansas New Play Festival in Fayetteville and Bentonville and producing new works and world premieres each year. TheatreSquared’s architecturally significant, 50,000-square-foot, two-venue permanent home was completed in 2019. For details on the facility, visit ournextstage.org. Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas were ranked 8th by US News and World Report in its 2021 "Best Places to Live in the US.” Located in the scenic Ozarks and offering a low cost of living and high quality of life, this vibrant metro area recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is home to the headquarters of Fortune 100 companies including Walmart Stores, J.B. Hunt, Tyson, and peer world-class cultural institutions such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.