CALL FOR ARTISTS
Are you a professional in the visual, performing, or literary arts?
Are you an educator who wants to learn more about how to utilize the arts in your classroom, mentoring, or professional development?
Do you work in schools, community groups, or professional organizations that utilize artistic practices or principles to engage populations of various backgrounds?
Shea’s Performing Arts Center Department of Arts Engagement and Education seeks innovative, collaborative, passionate individuals from all artistic and professional backgrounds to join our Teaching Artists Corps. We are looking for individuals who have skills with communication, relationship building, and creative problem solving, as well as experience or interest in working with a variety of populations.
Shea’s Teaching Artists work in schools, professional settings, and the community, assisting with or leading workshops and residencies. Teaching Artists support programming by delivering and developing relevant and engaging curriculum. The Teaching Artist is an educator who integrates the creative process into the classroom and the community.
Specialties include: Acting, Audition Techniques, Design, Dance, Musical Theatre Styles, Visual Arts, Playwriting, Creative Writing, Performance Techniques, Voice and Speech, Movement, Vocal Performance, Digital Media, Technical Production, Stage Combat, Directing, Design (Costume, Set, Lighting, Makeup, Props, Sound, Special Effects, etc.), Puppetry, and more. We are open to (and encourage) artists from all disciplines and backgrounds to apply.
- Collaborating effectively with fellow artists, community partners, and constituents to build relevant and individualized curriculum for each population.
- Successfully executing devised curriculum through workshops, classes, or residencies as determined through collaborative process with partners.
- Communicating regularly with Arts Engagement Coordinator on progress and needs of classes, workshops, or residencies.
- Submitting lesson plans, time sheets, residency reports, and other paperwork as needed in a timely manner.
- Demonstrating qualities of inclusiveness, compassion, and integrity by maintaining high standards of artistic practice and pedagogy.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
- Artistic excellence, including quality and scope of professional work, and depth of knowledge within your discipline.
- Engaging teaching process, style, and methods that can reach populations across diverse backgrounds, cultures, and developmental levels.
- Professionalism that includes the ability to work with others, adapt to various environments, be responsive to shifting needs, and engage in open thinking.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- The qualified candidate will have professional experience in the fine or performing arts, design, media, English/literature, or a related field.
- Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Teaching experience can include workshops with community organizations, school, church groups, and others.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Applications for our Teaching Artist Corps are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) and will be added to the application pool for review on a rolling basis. Based on your materials, you may be invited for an interview with Shea’s Arts Engagement and Education Department. If accepted into the Teaching Artist Corps, you would be eligible to contracted for workshops, residencies, and other programming based on availability and needs. Teaching Artists are hired as independent contractors based on parameters of classes, workshops, residencies as needed: $50/hour for teaching and $25/hour for planning and training, with mileage reimbursed at the federal rate of .54/mile (to and from Shea’s Performing Arts Center).
To Apply Please Send the Following Materials to Katie Mallinson, Arts Engagement Coordinator:
- Resume or CV
- Cover Letter articulating:
- Your teaching practice and philosophy.
- Classes/Topics you’d be interested in offering.
- Communities or populations that you work with or would be interested in working with in the future.
- Optional: work sample (portfolios, websites, videos, scripts, sample plans, etc.)
If you have questions about the Shea’s Teaching Artist Corps or how to apply, please email Katie Mallinson.