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Teaching Artist / Associate Director

CATEGORY: Academic/Instructor

Children's Theater Company
New York


Mehr Mansuri

Job Details



Ranked as the Top 12 of Best Children’s Theater Companies Across the U.S. (Backstage Magazine), the award-winning Children’s Theater Company (CTC) has a social-justice imperative at its core. Utilizing the power of theater as a tool for moral reasoning, CTC is rooted in the belief that through the magic of theater youth can become the voices of positive change and agents of healing in their communities. Serving over 4000 children and youth, CTC’s award-winning musical theater catalog cultivates an understanding of the personal, cultural and spiritual forces that shape society. Committed to a theater-making model that intentionally builds inclusive and empowered communities, youth explore the power of the theater as a catalyst for positive social change, through a robust and interactive ethical education curriculum, creating a culture of inclusivity, empathy, learning, and social action through the arts. CTC’s New York Ensemble’s professional production of Henry Box Brown: A Musical Journey – performed internationally to sold-out audiences, is a two-time Best Musical Nominee at the Edinburgh International Theater Festival – and won five-star reviews with Times of London and the BBC.


We are seeking passionate, experienced teaching artists with a demonstrated body of work in teaching musical theater, speech and acting for public school students K-5th grade. Scope of work will include teaching highlights of CTC’s one-act musicals. Centered around social issues (themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion that include: Race Relations; Human Rights; Advancement of Women; Environment / Habitat; Bullying; Disabilities; and Religious Tolerance) teaching artists will also receive training- centered on empowerment and the ‘artist-as-protagonist’ and ‘agents of positive change’. This 12-week program will culminate into an ‘in-classroom’ presentation by each group- streamed for parents.


• Teaching Brooklyn students K-5th grade

• Teach 2-4 school days per week for 12 weeks (End of January through Mid-April)

• Four periods per day; during in-school hours (from approx. 9am-1pm tbd)

• Must be able to manage approx. 25-28 students per session (with School Faculty present)

• Artistic Scope of work: Teach 2-3 (musical) songs with minimal movement & dialogue; 2-4 choral songs; Coach memorized one-liner “famous quotes” per student

• Attend weekly production/staff meetings (Friday afternoons TBD)

• Aid in the organization and production of culminating performances and celebratory events

• Schedule one-on-one zoom-coaching sessions with students (as needed)

• Maintain weekly attendance log & progress reports

• Promote positive character development, a love of learning, and a growth mindset through modeling and instruction.


• Preferred 2 years of experience working within NYC public schools or similar school system

• Demonstrated excellence in theater instruction and performance (with youth)

• BA in the Arts or Education, or Equivalent Experience

• Must have appropriate devices to perform online activities

• Effective writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

• Passion for inclusion and advocacy in the arts

• Must be/have:

o Strong leadership skills, punctual, responsible, team-player, self-motivated, highly efficient, resilient, positive, kind, reliable

o Proactive, able to problem-solve, hands-on approach, professional work ethic


· Must be available to work a minimum of TWO days per week in school PLUS weekly production meeting / training

· Hours: 10-25 hours per week (will vary per class placement)

· Flexible schedule and willingness to travel a plus

· Currently Scheduled for 1/10-5/9/22 (includes 2 weeks of training). Subject to change based on school schedule.


· Part-time Employment: Hourly wage ($30-$70 per teaching hour; 4-hour minimum) OR commensurate with experience; $15 per hour for training & production meetings; Minimum pay range from $2,000-$3,300 for 12 sessions (45 mins per session)


Pre-employment screening is required for this position, including but not limited to criminal history checks by the NYC Department of Education, and other regulating agencies as needed per placement.

The Children’s Theater Company of New York is committed to drive racism and social injustice out of America’s workplaces and to create racial equity at work; we view diversity and inclusion as central to our organization. CTC NYC is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve.


• Part-time Employment: Hourly wage ($30-$70 per teaching hour; 4 hour minimum) OR commensurate with experience; $15 per hour for training & production meetings; Minimum pay range from $2,000-$3,300 for 12 sessions (45 mins per session)



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