Apply to be a Teaching Artist with PTP

People's Theatre Project is currently seeking vibrant professional teaching artists of all interdisciplinary performance specialties to join our passionate and growing family of artist-activist-educators. PTP teaching artists are placed in residencies within our 30 school and community sites across four boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Our devising curriculum is designed around three rigorous Writing and Speaking Common Core Standards that together, demand self-assessment, critical thinking, clarity, revision, editing, collaboration and creativity. Each site-specific residency is uniquely tailored to the needs of our partner organizations. Residencies generally range in length from 15-20 weeks (with the bulk of residencies occurring in Spring) and culminate in a formal sharing of the participants' devised theatrical collage presented for their community.

Theatre-makers specializing in acting, devised theatre, movement, playwriting, poetry, or puppetry with professional experience and an investment in working with public and independent school students in grades PreK-12 are strongly encouraged to apply.

Teaching Artist Expectations:

  • Fulfill all assigned residencies within the 2016-2017 school year (September – June).
  • Execute PTP curriculum by developing weekly lesson plans for contracted residencies.
  • Submit lesson plans (and any additional administrative documentation) to supervisor upon request.
  • Attend monthly professional development activities and periodic organization-wide events.
  • Schedule and attend co-planning meetings with classroom teachers.
  • Facilitate grade/age-differentiated group instruction in alignment with the curriculum.
  • Mentor a PTP Apprentice Artist.
  • Facilitate school staff, parent, or PTP staff professional development sessions upon request.
  • Submit weekly reflections for each residency.
  • Submit attendance rosters monthly for each residency.
  • Submit student success stories at the conclusion of each residency.
  • Submit student surveys at the conclusion of each residency.
  • 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 supervisor.
  • Adhere to residency site protocol and policies.
  • Facilitate the creation and execution of end of program sharing of student work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous teaching artist experience with diverse populations
  • Willingness to travel throughout multiple boroughs  
  • A commitment to attend mandatory 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, Chinese, Russian, and/or Haitian Creole)
  • Experience with English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • Lesson planning proficiency  
  • Self-starter and problem-solver
  • Familiarity with the Common Core Standards

To apply:

Applications for the 2016-17 academic year should be submitted by Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  Select applicants will be asked to present a 25-minute demo lesson. Final candidates will be asked to interview thereafter.

Applicants must be available for all of the following dates:

  • Interview Dates: Thursday, December 15, 2016 or Friday, December 16, 2016
  • Demo Lesson Dates: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 or Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • New Employee Orientation: Monday, January 9-10, 2017, 9a.m. – 3:00p.m.

To apply for a teaching artist position, please fill out our online application.