Summer Camp Teaching Artists

Emerald City Theatre, Chicago’s most attended theatre for children ages 0 – 13, seeks lead and assistant teaching artists for Emerald City Summer Camps. Teaching artists report to the Associate Education Director. Their primary responsibility is to facilitate summer camps for ages 3.5-15. Summer Camp sessions are 1-2 weeks in length, between June 4 and August 17. Camps for ages 3.5-5 are half-day (9am-12pm/1pm-4pm), and camps for ages 5-15 are full day (9am-3pm). At this time, Emerald City Theatre is primarily looking for Assistant Teaching Artists, though we are also accepting resumes for Lead Teaching Artists

LEAD TEACHING ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION:

·         Emerald City Teaching Artists are practicing theatre artists in the city of Chicago who are committed to building an appreciation of theatre in their students through education in theatre practices.

·         Lead Teaching Artists will remain with their students for the duration of the camp session. This includes following all drop-off and pick-up procedures.

·         Utilize curriculum guidelines to create theatre class content that is developmentally appropriate and supports the class theme.

·         Lead Teaching Artists are responsible for submitting lesson plans and being prepared for all class sessions.

·         During class, Lead Teaching Artists will lead students in activities which may include: acting exercises, teaching or accompanying songs, directing a scene, or creating choreography. Lead Teachers should contribute their own talents to the instruction of the students and provide opportunities for the Assistant T.A. to contribute to the class as well.

·         Lead Teaching Artist will provide appropriate feedback to Assistant Teaching Artist regarding teaching and classroom management techniques.

·         Lead Teaching Artist will ensure that all parents receive communications from the Emerald City Theatre Education Department.

·         Lead Teaching Artists are responsible for attending all faculty meetings and reporting any problems that arise with students and/or parents to the Education Department.

·         Lead Teaching Artists will act as creator and director for the class’s final presentation to be performed at the final class session.

Qualifications:

·         Currently working as a theatre artist OR have formal training theatre, music, or dance

·         Lead Teaching Artists should have 3-4 years of experience working with young people ages 13 or younger in arts education.

·         Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

·         Be physically able to teach, which may include standing for long periods of time, sitting on the floor, or walking up and down stairs

·         Upon hire, teachers will be subject to a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police and FBI and checked against the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and the Violent Offender Against Youth Database. Some placements require fingerprinting and additional Child Sexual Abuse training.

 

ASSISTANT TEACHING ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Description:

·         Emerald City Teaching Artists are practicing theatre artists in the city of Chicago who are committed to building an appreciation of theatre in their students through education in theatre practices.

·         Assistant Teaching Artists will remain with their students for the duration of the camp session. This includes following all drop-off and pick-up procedures.

·         Assistant Teaching Artists report directly to their Lead Teaching Artist.

·         Assistant Teaching Artists will collaborate with their Lead Teacher and prepare activities which may include: leading acting exercises, teaching or accompanying songs, directing a scene, creating choreography, or leading a craft. Assistants should contribute their own talents to the instruction of the students.

·         Assistant Teaching Artists will be responsible for administrative responsibilities such as setting up the classroom and taking attendance.

·         Assistant Teaching Artists will ensure that all parents receive communications from the Emerald City Theatre Education Department.

·         Assistant Teaching Artists will act as an assistant director for the class’s final presentation to be performed at the final class session.

Qualifications:

·         Currently working as a theatre artist OR have formal training theatre, music, or dance

·         Assistant Teaching Artists should have 1-2 years of experience working with children who are 13 or younger.

·         Excellent communication skills both written and oral

·         A desire to gain more experience in theatre education

·         Be physically able to teach which may include standing for long periods of time, sitting on the floor, or walking up and down stairs

·         Upon hire, teachers will be subject to a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police and FBI and checked against the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and the Violent Offender Against Youth Database. Some placements require fingerprinting and additional Child Sexual Abuse training.

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Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Carly Crawford, Associate Education Director, at ccrawford@emeraldcitytheatre.com.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Carly Crawford
Contact Phone Number: 
773-529-2690 x820
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