Raleigh Little Theatre’s Education Department is expanding its teaching artist faculty and currently seeks diverse theatre artists and educators who are committed to working with young people and the value of arts education in a summer camp setting. Teaching artists and arts educators with experience teaching music and dance are also encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Director of Education, RLT teaching artists facilitate full and half day summer camps for youth aged 4-18. Summer camp programming runs June 11-August 24, 2018 and takes place at Raleigh Little Theatre, with some weeks at satellite locations in Wake Forest, Apex and Wendell. Teaching artist hours are 8:45am-4:00pm for full day and 8:45am-12:00pm or 12:45pm-4:00pm for half day camps. Satellite location hours may vary.
Teaching artists are independent contractors who plan and facilitate innovative, engaging developmentally-appropriate arts learning experiences for youth based on provided curriculum guides and camp schedules. Teaching artists also utilize assigned high school/college-aged teaching assistants in a meaningful way. Contract is contingent upon the completion and verification of national background check. If offered a contract, all summer teaching artists will be expected to attend one half day orientation held on a Saturday in May.
Applicants should demonstrate:
- Expertise working as theatre artists
- Teaching experience with diverse age groups and educational settings
- A strong commitment to working with young people
- Curiosity in exploring RLT’s philosophy and approach to arts in education
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to facilitate group decision-making
- Willingness and capacity to mentor teaching assistants
Interested applicants should visit the RLT Education web page to become more familiar with RLT’s various education programs and organizational mission. Submit resume detailing arts and education experience, one-page cover letter and a sample lesson plan of your choice. Cover letter should include how the candidate sees RLT as a good fit for a professional teaching artist position, specific summer availability for summer 2018, and the age groups of youth and areas of theatre for which the candidate feels strongest as an instructor. Please also note which locations you are willing and able to teach at this summer: Raleigh, Wake Forest, Apex and Wendell.
Send application materials to RLT’s Director of Education, Meredyth Pederson Cooper at: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Summer Teaching Artist Application) or via mail at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607, attn: Meredyth Pederson Cooper.
Deadline to apply for Summer 2018: December 11, 2017.