ETP Northwest Seeking Teaching Artist for K-1 Program

*** This position has been filled. ***
Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program, in collaboration with Oregon Children’s Theatre, is seeking a part-time, program-based teaching artist for our in-class program, Stone Soup.

DESCRIPTION

This job is part-time and temporary, running March 4th – May 24th. Hours and times will fluctuate from week to week, but will typically fall between 15-20 hours/week, between the hours of 7:30am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Compensation is $15/hr. Teaching artist will be expected to:

  • Lead classroom activities in K-1 classrooms

  • Work collaboratively with a co-facilitator to deliver programming

  • Occasionally lead workshops as a solo facilitator

  • Apply positive classroom management

  • Possibly perform/coach students in performing

  • Make sure to bring all necessarily workshop materials to each workshop

  • Track and maintain materials supply

  • Engage in giving and receiving constructive feedback

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with the K-1 age group

  • Spanish language skills

  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • A background in performance, teaching, and/or arts-integration

  • A positive attitude, clear communication skills, and a desire to participate in a collaborative team environment.

Stone Soup is an arts-integrated program that invites students to explore the value of community, and valuing each person’s unique gifts. The program uses theatre, visual art, and communal food-sharing to learn how communities are more resilient when difference is celebrated.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and letter of interest to Tamara Carroll, ETP Program Director, at tamara@octc.org.

THE ORGANIZATION

The mission of Oregon Children’s Theatre is to create exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. We believe theater and storytelling can educate, empower, inspire, and entertain in remarkable ways. Our vision is that all children, families, and communities have opportunities to learn and grow through theater and the arts. We approach all our work with respect for the intelligence and creativity of children.

OCT is the region's largest non-profit performing arts company for young audiences. For 30 years, we have provided professional arts and arts education programs in Oregon & SW Washington. Over a typical season, we reach over 120, 000 children and families through stage productions, school performances and residencies, and theater classes. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website (www.octc.org) to learn more about our mission and programs.

OCT is committed to building a creative and dynamic workplace that respects and celebrates individual differences and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to promote equity in our hiring practices inclusive of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status. We recognize that Oregon Children’s Theatre has been staffed by predominately white and able-bodied people over its 30-year history. We are committed to bringing in a more diverse pool of perspectives and lived experiences than has traditionally been represented internally. We especially encourage applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented communities, and those who can help advance our goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion.