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Job title
Contracted Performing Arts Instructor


The Carnegie in Covington, KY

Job description
The Contracted Performing Arts Instructor is responsible for implementing performing arts (drama, dance or music) programming offered by The Carnegie during and after school. This includes, but is not limited to, developing and teaching performing arts lessons, preparing, gathering and purchasing necessary supplies within an agreed upon budget, preparing and implementing final performances for friends and families, cleaning and organizing the space after contact hours, providing evaluation data to the Education Director, and spending the time necessary to assure that programs are successfully completed.

Education/Certification: College degree in the arts or related field preferred, but not required.

Requirements: Teaching Experience and/or previous work with children.
Updated background check required.
Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Pay: $15 to $25 per contact hour.
Hours: Contract work - hours vary.

About hiring institution

The Carnegie is a multidisciplinary arts venue that includes six galleries, a theater & a children's arts education center. Whether on stage, in the classroom or in a gallery, The Carnegie inspires creativity for all. We are the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together under our landmark dome.

How to apply
Please send resumes and cover letters to not later than December 15, 2014.

Contact name: Alissa Paasch

Contact email:

Closing date for applications: 12/15/2014

Job title
CARE Teaching Artist


Cleveland, OH

Job description
Under the oversight of the CARE Program Manager, the CARE teaching artists will work in a team in the development and implementation of high quality instruction and instructional materials for CARE, an arts-integration program to be developed and disseminated through an AEMDD grant awarded by the US Department of Education.

• Teaching (training, planning, implementation and direct instruction) in all aspects of CARE programming.
• Creation of CARE curriculum units including but not limited to written lesson plans, student and family guides, professional development sessions and other educational materials.
• Ongoing distribution and collection of assessments and evaluations on all aspects of CARE programming.
• Direct and positive communication and on-going relationships with school partner.
• Participation in on-going dissemination of the CARE program, including travel and presentation at conferences, etc.
• Performing other duties as needed.

• Master’s Degree in Theatre Education, Drama Therapy or related field.
• Exhibit a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, as well as a curiosity in exploring the Cleveland Play House’s philosophy and approach to arts in education.
• Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to facilitate group decision-making
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong attention to detail.
• Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the Federal and Ohio State Department of Education is required for employment.
• Teaching experience with diverse age groups and educational settings is a plus.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Full-time, grant funded position

About hiring institution

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Cleveland Play House was founded in 1915 and is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. More than 12 million people have attended over 1,300 CPH productions, including more than 100 world and/or American premieres. Today, Cleveland Play House looks toward its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland.

How to apply
Send cover letter, resume and statement of educational philosophy to

Contact name: Pamela DiPasquale

Contact email:

Closing date for applications: 12/15/2014

Job title
Assistant Professor, Directing, MFA Musical Theatre Program


San Diego State University

Job description
The Master of Fine Arts Musical Theatre Program in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film is seeking a dynamic faculty member to teach performance as well as special topics in musical theatre. Primary duties will include:

•team-teaching the graduate performance studio
•teaching graduate seminars in a range of special topics
•directing musical productions in the School’s theatre season
•teaching or supervising courses in dance and/or acting
•teaching a graduate seminar in musical theatre stage direction
•teaching undergraduate performance classes

The candidate will mentor a small group of graduate students within a two-year terminal degree program. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant teaching and directing experience and be willing and able to provide service to the university and professional community. A record of administrative leadership is preferred and advanced knowledge in relevant digital technologies is a plus.

Terminal degree (PhD or MFA) preferred; MA with substantial professional and teaching experience considered. All candidates must have significant professional experience as a musical theatre director as well as a record of university-level teaching. The candidate should be a musical theatre practitioner with areas of specialization in direction, choreography/movement, or acting. Applicants must demonstrate administrative abilities and experience in development of a robust MFA program. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track; salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

About hiring institution

SDSU’s Musical Theatre Program has a thirty-two year history of training artist-scholars. The program graduates 8-10 students every two years, with a balanced 60-unit curriculum of performance courses and scholarly seminars. Our graduates teach at the university level as well as professionally perform, direct, produce, choreograph, music direct, and write for the musical theatre.

The School of Theatre, Television, and Film provides high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students that emphasizes excellence in the arts and technology, grounded in conceptual and historical foundations. Leading by example, the School’s faculty helps students realize their creative potential as artists, scholars, leaders, and global citizens who celebrate cultural diversity and promote social equality through theoretical explorations and practical experience. Courses combine concept and craft to lead students from critical analysis through problem solving into practical action and the production of tangible products.

Please visit our web site at for information on the School of Theatre, Television, and Film and its programs.

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts comprises 10 diverse departments/schools committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors geared to enhancing the human enterprise. The College is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social and technical fields. Web site:

SDSU is an established and acknowledged leader in the twenty-three-campus California State University system. With more than 6,400 faculty and staff and over 34,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in the western United States. Web site:

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

How to apply
Applicants should apply via Interfolio at

Contact name: Robert Meffe

Contact email:

Closing date for applications: 01/20/2015

Job title
HS Drama Director P/T


Sunnyvale, California

Job description
Job Title: Sr. High Drama Director
Job Status: Part-time
Exempt Status: Exempt
Department: VPA
Reports to: Department Lead

Job Summary
It is the primary responsibility of the drama director to provide theater instruction to the students of The King’s Academy, as well as being a positive role model to them. Directors should view their role as ministry, helping each student towards reaching their full potential in Christ.

The drama program at The King’s Academy is designed to offer students of all skill levels the opportunity to learn basic drama fundamentals as well as develop and further their dramatic skills. We want to give all students who have an interest in either our drama classes or productions the opportunity to take part in some way and be seen on stage if they are in one of our productions.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Direct Fall Play
• Direct Spring Musical along with production team of Musical Director and Choreographer
o Work with the Musical Director to select musical and cast vision of the show
• Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Key Desired Qualifications
• Commitment to serving Christ
• Bachelor’s degree in Theater or equivalent; Directing/Acting experience required
• Experience directing large, double cast plays and musicals
• Experience working with a production team on large scale musicals alongside musical director and choreographer
• Experience with technical theater: set design and production, lighting and sound design
• Experience with working with parent/volunteer committees

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Salary is commensurate with position. Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits provided. Tuition discount also provided.

About hiring institution

Located in Sunnyvale, California, The King’s Academy is a private Christ-centered college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12. The school was established in 1991.

How to apply
Please visit our employment page on our school's website at to complete and submit an application.

Contact name: Immaculate Adesida

Contact email:

Closing date for applications: 04/30/2015

Job title
P/T Afterschool Drama Teacher


DC/MD/Northern VA

Job description
Creative Kids is currently hiring part-time teaching artists/teachers for the Winter semester of the 2014-15 academic school year.

Interviews are taking place now through late November. There will be two trainings held December 7th and December 12th.

Prospective candidates must have:
* Experience working with children and/or teaching,
* Experience in theatre or drama,
* A car.

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Pay is $26/45 minute class and $33/per hour class with a highly flexible schedule

About hiring institution

Creative Kids is a literature-based, after school drama program that runs classes in various schools throughout DC, Baltimore, suburban MD, and Northern Virginia. Students range from 3-15 years old.

Feel free to check out our website:

How to apply
If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Heather Kork, Programs Manager, at In your cover letter, please provide related work experience, general afternoon availability for January-April, and confirm that you own a car in good working condition. No phone calls, please.

**Teachers with early childhood experience needed, please note on your cover letter.

Contact name: Heather Kork

Contact email:

Closing date for applications: 12/07/2014

Job title
Dance Teacher


New Heights Middle School, Brooklyn, NY

Job description
Dance Teacher (Grades 6-8)

NYS Certified

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
As per NYC DOE contract

About hiring institution

Consider the following as you ponder your decision to potentially join the New Heights Middle School team. At New Heights Middle School staff:
o Create a rigorous curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards, New York State Standards, and the needs of the scholars;
o Make decisions based on what is best for our scholars;
o Work collaboratively on a daily basis with the school community;
o Use assessment data to make informed decisions about teaching and learning;
o Provide scholars with prompt, targeted feedback on an ongoing basis;
o Have a commitment to teaching, supporting literacy, and class discussions in all subjects;
o Demonstrate through actions a belief that all scholars can learn;
o Consider the academic, social, and emotional needs of all the scholars;
o Have a genuine passion for teaching and strength in their subject as New Heights Middle School will be departmentalized;
o Are willing to participate in the multi-faceted activities of a new school community, learn new skills, and work together towards the common goal of raising student achievement;
o Demonstrate a love for the scholars by building respectful, caring, professional relationships with them and making decisions with students’ best interests in mind;
o Are willing to serve as an Advisor to a group of scholars; and
o Are experienced in using technology as a tool to increase and personalize learning.

How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to

Contact name: Michael Wiebusch, A.P., I.A.

Contact email:

Closing date for applications: 12/31/2014

Job title
Director of STAGES Performing Arts Academy


STAGES St. Louis

Job description
The Director of STAGES Academy will work in partnership with the Director of Outreach to oversee and provide visionary leadership for the company’s performing arts education programs including the Turley Performing Arts Academy in Chesterfield, and education initiatives supporting STAGES’ professional theatre season. Together with the Director of Outreach, the Director of the Academy is responsible for an annual budget of $500,000. The position requires a strong background in management and non-profit administration, curriculum development in the performing arts, as well as theatre, dance, or vocal music teaching experience.
The Director of the Academy supervises the Education Assistant and is the lead person responsible for the day-to-day operation and development of the STAGES Performing Arts Academy. Interaction with parents and students, evaluation of contracted teaching artists, and program planning are major aspects of this position as the Academy enters into its 11th year of offering exceptional theatre arts education and its 3rd year at the Kent Center for Theatre Arts in Chesterfield.

• Oversee day-to-day operations of the academy programs, staff, and faculty
• Create and maintain the academy annual budget
• Partner with the Outreach Director to recruit dynamic new teaching artists
• Partner with the Outreach Director to manage, schedule, and support all academy faculty
• Plan, create, and assist in the delivery of the academy curriculum for all age levels and disciplines
• Develop new educational initiatives in conjunction with other departments and outside entities
• Maintain a strong, visible presence within the academy and outreach programs, i.e. visit with and advise students and parents, observe classes and programs, promote and maintain the work of STAGES
• Collaborate with the Marketing Department in identifying, planning, and implementation of all academy marketing strategies and initiatives
• Collaborate with the Development Department to secure funding and cultivate new and existing relationships to support academy growth and stability
• Schedule and oversee education events such as STAGES Speak, Stories@STAGES, academy productions, and showcases
• Teach classes through the academy and outreach programs in one or more of the disciplines of acting, singing, and dance

• Bachelor’s degree in a performing arts discipline required, Master’s preferred
• Minimum 3+ years of previous experience in a performing arts and/or education setting
• Passion for working with youth and adults in an extra-curricular setting
• Proven track record of theatre, dance, or vocal music teaching experience
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Strong management skills and the ability to oversee multiple projects successfully
• Strong ability to manage and maintain budgets effectively
• Must work well in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
• Ability to work substantial weekend and evening hours required
• Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Pay, benefits, and work schedule
Pay is commensurate with experience. Evening and weekend hours required.

About hiring institution

Stages St. Louis is the region’s foremost not-for-profit company committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education. In 2014, Stages will be enterting its 28th Season of producing Broadway-quality theatre, presenting 127 performances from May through October to nearly 50,000 patrons.

Stages employs the best musical theatre artists available regionally and nationally for all productions. By holding auditions in St. Louis and New York, Stages is able to attract not only Broadway talent, but also further its commitment to support professional St. Louis actors, providing nearly 450 union work weeks annually. In addition to being the top regional employer of local union actors, Stages educates thousands of students each year at its Performing Arts Academy, the region’s only year-round arts school with a comprehensive curriculum run by a professional theatre company.

How to apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application, which is available on our website at, to

Contact name: Celia Hosler

Contact email:

Closing date for applications: 12/31/2014