We are Hiring Teaching Artists

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.

People's Theatre Project cultivates ongoing artistic dialogue with young people in NYC’s neighborhoods of color to amplify their voices and grow local action. Through student-centered and culturally relevant arts-based programming, youth participants are immersed in experiential learning projects that deepen their sense of power, strengthen their connection to their communities and support the development of creative, collaborative and compassionate leaders with 21st century skills.

People’s Theatre Project is deeply invested in its home neighborhood of Washington Heights and Inwood in northern Manhattan, and strives to be an impactful part of the lives of the young people it serves there. Through long term partnerships with schools and community-based organizations, People’s Theatre Project engages PreK-12 youth in programming that explores social themes that are connected to their lives while teaching skills in both art making and organizing, serving as a welcome entry point for civic action in the social justice movement.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


Teaching Artist Expectations:

  • Facilitate assigned school-year long residencies (September – June).

  • Prepare and facilitate group instruction in alignment with PTP curriculum.

  • Attend monthly professional development activities and periodic organization-wide events.

  • Schedule and attend co-planning meetings with classroom teachers.

  • 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.

  • Mentor a PTP Apprentice Artist upon requested.

  • Facilitate school staff, parent, or PTP staff professional development sessions upon request.

  • 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 program sharing of student work.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Previous teaching artist experience with diverse populations

  • Willingness to travel to northern Manhattan  

  • A commitment to attend mandatory professional development sessions

  • Professional skills, training and experience in one or more theatre-based performing arts disciplines

  • Commitment to, interest in, or experience with social justice initiatives


Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in education, theatre (or related field) 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

  • Self-starter and problem-solver


Salary and Benefits:

  • $70/hr for teaching time, $30/hr for PD and approved co-planning time

  • 401k and Flexible Spending Account Access


Start Date: September 11, 2017


Applicants must be available for all of the following dates:

  • Demo Lesson Date: Friday, August 17, 2017

  • Staff Retreat: September 11 - 13, 2017, 10a.m. – 5:00p.m.


To Apply:

Candidates should send a 1-2 page resume and 1 page cover letter together in one PDF document to bob@peoplestheatreproject.org with the subject line “[Applicant Name] Teaching Artist Application” by Aug 13, 2017.