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Teaching Artist Residency - George Street Playhouse
New Brunswick, NJ
George Street Playhouse
Part Time
Posted September 15, 2022
George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks experienced and dynamic candidates for the position of Teaching Artist to join our Education Department for our 22/23 season. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications below. We will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications but have sufficient experience and appropriate skill set to facilitate our workshop's. BIPOC, biligual, and differently abled candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as we are pleased to have the opportunity to add to our already diverse community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Duties:
TA’s are expected to be able create their own lessons and work closely with classroom teachers on their lesson plans. TA’s will facilitate “artistic ways of knowing” through our P.E.N. (Prolifically Engaged Narrators) program. In this program writing is the central skill activity that will be integrated. Exceptional writing and communication skills are preferred. A background in performing arts or public speaking is also a plus.

In addition, you will be responsible for collaborating with assigned classroom teachers and, if appropriate, other cadre artists, to produce a culminating event for residencies. All teaching artist residencies will:

- Maintain ongoing and consistent communication with the classroom teacher and Project Manager
- Participate in all mandatory program meetings
- Participate in all mandatory evaluation and assessment protocols
- TA’s are Prompt and arrive at all scheduled sessions and meetings on time. Lateness and no show’s will not be tolerated.
- Provide Program Manager with information and documentation necessary for completion of program evaluation, reports, publicity, and program development needs
- Submit all required residency paperwork to Program Manager in a timely and organized manner
- Facilitate artistic classes for various age groups, primarily ages 12-17.
- Advise students individually on independent projects on articulating and accomplishing learning goals.
- Develop arts integrated lesson plans/curriculum with classroom teachers.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Degree in an arts discipline, education, or other relevant area (BA, MFA, BE preferred)
- 2-5 years teaching or facilitation experience working with students or young people is preferred
- Strong classroom management skills
- Ability to produce inventive and innovative arts and activities
- Can create integrated curriculum
- An artistic practice that is deeply connected to teaching practice
- A strong desire and ability to connect GSP’s mission into their work and residency
- Ability to work with middle school students to meet and exceed arts, academic and social emotional learning standards
- Can form and nurture strong, lasting relationships with teachers, students and GSP’s cadre

- Attend Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and professional development training
- Has already been, or plans to get, fingerprinted by the Department of Education before entering schools
- Proof of full Covid vaccination
- A valid US Driver's License or other reliable mode of transportation is required
- All candidates are subject to a background check

Working Conditions:
- This is a part-time hourly position. The anticipated start date for training for this position is November 2022, and TA Residency placements will begin in January 2023.
- George Street Playhouse Administrative Offices are located at 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey. On occasion TA’s may be required to report to the New Brunswick Administrative Office location. TA work is a combination of on-site, field-work and remote work and varies according to the demands of the individual residency. TA’s will receive residency placements throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. TA’s may be asked to attend additional events after hours or on weekends.
- TA’s have the opportunity to attend all qualifying George Street Playhouse productions for free.

COVID-19 vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is a condition of employment. COVID policies are updated regularly to reflect the current local and national health recommendations.

George Street Playhouse currently requires all employees to wear respirator style masks (N95, KN95, KF94). Members of the Production Group will also test per the current COVID policy at the company's expense.

The Opportunity:
George Street Playhouse offers hourly pay rates that are competitive for experienced teaching artists serving the tri-state region (NY, NJ, PA). Travel and some additional expenses are also compensated as a part of all teaching artist contracts.

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter for consideration to: Nadiyah Dorsey, Director of Education, at no later than Friday, September 30, 2022. During the interview process, candidates should be prepared to demonstrate a 10 minute teaching exercise, and candidates must be able to articulate how your art form or style of facilitation can positively impact young people. George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit.
Deadline: Sep 30, 2022