Teaching Artist

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $60-$80/hr for teaching time



Start Date


Application Deadline



5030 Broadway
Suite 630
New York
United States


People's Theatre Project is seeking experienced teaching artists with a theatre background to join our passionate and growing family of artist-activist-educators. Bilingual Spanish/English speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Now in its 10th anniversary season, People's Theatre Project cultivates ongoing artistic dialogue in NYC’s immigrant neighborhoods to amplify youth voices and grow local action. People's Theatre Project is a leading provider of creative youth development programs in Upper Manhattan, rooted in social justice. Through multi-year engagement in arts & social justice projects, People’s Theatre Project engages immigrant youth in ongoing, culturally relevant, and joyful theatre programming as an open invitation into the work of civic action. Through this process, participants deepen their sense of power, strengthen their connection to community and develop the skills to become creative, collaborative and compassionate 21st century leaders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be an ambassador for People’s Theatre Project at our partnering schools
  • Facilitate assigned semester and/or school-year long residencies.
  • Prepare and facilitate group instruction in alignment with PTP curriculum.
  • Mentor a PTP Apprentice Artist upon requested.
  • Serve as an affirming role model and demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Safeguard the physical and emotional welfare of children in accordance with program and residency site procedures.
  • Engage with coworkers professionally, creatively, and constructively.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisors.
  • Adhere to residency site protocol and policies.
  • Facilitate the creation and execution of end of unit sharing of student work
  • Attend monthly professional development activities and periodic organization-wide events.
  • Schedule and attend intermittent co-planning meetings with classroom teachers.
  • Submit attendance/assessment rosters daily for each residency.
  • Submit student success stories at the conclusion of each residency.
  • Submit student surveys at the conclusion of each residency.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous teaching artist experience with diverse populations
  • Able to travel to northern Manhattan
  • A commitment to attend monthly professional development sessions
  • Professional skills, training and experience in one or more theatrical disciplines
  • Commitment to, interest in, or experience with social justice initiatives

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching in public school settings
  • Bi/Multilingualism (especially Spanish)
  • Experience with English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • Familiarity with the Common Core Standards
  • Peace-maker, Self-starter and problem-solver

Salary and Benefits:

  • $65-$80/hr for teaching time, $30/hr for PD and approved co-planning time
  • 401k Access
  • Free use of studio

Start Date: January 2019

Application process (candidates must be available for the following dates):

  • Demo Lesson with peers: November 28 or 29 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • On-Site Demo Lesson with youth: Week of December 3
  • Training: 1-2 full days in early January, 2019; Additionally, all teaching artists are required to attend an Understanding and Undoing Racism Training facilitated by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond during their first 3 months of employment.


  • 401k Access
  • Free use of studio space

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish proficiency is a plus!

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Candidates should complete the application form linked above including the submission of a 1-2 page resume and 1 page cover letter together in one PDF document by November 18, 2018.

People’s Theatre Project is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities and strongly encourages POC to apply.