Outreach Teaching Artist

Part-Time • Contracted

Last Updated: January 2022

Commonwealth Theatre Center’s Blue Apple Outreach team seeks energetic Teaching Artists to teach in schools this January – July 2022.  Ideal candidates will have a degree in Theatre or in a related field with a theatre minor/background who are passionate about teaching young people in diverse communities throughout the Louisville Metro and surrounding areas. Variety of schedules available.  Blue Apple Outreach’s mission is “Creating joyful, community-driven learning through accessible, quality arts experiences, and encouraging imaginative pathways to social & academic growth.” We embrace diversity and inclusion on our team and in the communities we serve, and encourage all to apply.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Facilitate In-School and Virtual Workshops & Residencies
  • In-School Workshops and Residencies range from 1-10 sessions
  • Partner with teachers and other TAs to plan and adjust curriculum for the needs of students.
  • Attend annual CTC events
  • Serve as a representative of CTC in schools. We work with a wide age range of schools, including preK-12th grade. Our team works with teaching artists to determine the best match for teaching assignments with our partners.

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate: 

  • Attentiveness to goals of a residency and provided curriculum
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned work and accountability for positive outcomes
  • Strong collaborative and communicative skills
  • A passion for arts education
  • Multi-lingual, a plus

This is a part-time, contracted position.  Work is offered based on outreach needs, determined by school partnership and availability. Must have own transportation. $25 per teaching hour and $15 per hour for administrative/training/rehearsal.  Applicants will be required to pass a background check/screening to work with youth.

Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) is a regional non-profit arts organization focused on youth and  community development through excellence in comprehensive theatre education and performance. CTC  provides youth and adult theatre training through its world-renowned and award-winning Walden Theatre  conservatory, as well as a diverse array of high-quality educational outreach programs reaching 55,000+  individuals each year through its Blue Apple Outreach. CTC’s Conservatory program utilizes a holistic  approach to theatre education with both classical and contemporary training where students gain acting,  directing, and producing experience. CTC’s Conservatory was the first youth conservatory in the world to  complete Shakespeare’s canon and continues to host an annual Young American Shakespeare Festival.  CTC’s Outreach programs are driven by data and best practices for how theatre can make a positive  impact.  

Beyond inspiring students to their own next level and helping them gain 21st century skills such as  communication, collaboration, initiative, creativity, and problem-solving, CTC’s programs have a strong  focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Aside from DEIB programming, CTC has a  Connecting Cultures program aimed at bridging community divides, a Resiliency program helping students  develop emotional literacy and mindfulness, and an IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Awareness  Society) program focused on reimagining the collective theatre experience.  

CTC engages in many community partnerships, including the Jefferson County Public School system, state  agency schools, community organizations focused on diverse populations, local universities, and other arts  organizations.  

For more information about Commonwealth Theatre Center, please visit www.commonwealththeatre.org.

How to Apply

Email resume to Heather Burns, Outreach Director at heather@commonwealththeatre.org. For more information about our Outreach programs, visit commonwealththeatre.org/outreach.