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Lead Teaching Artist, Asst. Teaching Artist, & Artists in Training, McCarter Summer Camp
Princeton, NJ
McCarter Theatre Center
Part Time
Posted March 13, 2023
Teaching Artists at McCarter Theatre Center join the Education Department as members of the summer camp team. Lead Teaching Artists, Asst. Teaching Artists, & Artists in Training, are outgoing, motivated individuals who possess excellent leadership and facilitation skills and must be able to multitask in a high-pressure environment. These individuals must have reliable modes of transportation and will be required to be on-site during camp hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities can include based on position:
• Support the education staff and Director of Education to ensure a successful and safe summer camp
• Craft and submit engaging, active, and age-appropriate lesson plans connected to the theme of the camp classes
• Partner with and support the Assistant Teaching Artist, and Artist-in-Training staff assigned to camp classes
• Attend and contribute to training and planning meetings with Education staff
• Respond to email, phone, and in-person correspondence in a timely manner
• Receive constructive feedback from education staff and adjust lesson plans and facilitation as needed
• Engage in daily interaction with students, parents, and caretakers
• Under the direction of the education staff, understand, respectfully communicate, and facilitate alignment with all summer camp guidelines and policies as set forth by McCarter
• Foster a safe, welcoming, and inclusive classroom environment for all students, adjusting and adapting lessons as needed based on individual student-needs
• With calm and precision, execute appropriate emergency procedures in the event of an emergency.
• Initiate a positive experience while communicating with a diverse student base, including the adherence of McCarter’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility (EDIA), and Antiracism expectations for both staff and campers.
• Adhere to safe working practices and follow all McCarter safety and code of conduct policies


Qualifications – Lead Teaching Artists
• Previous teaching experience with K-12th grade students
• Skilled at crafting theater-focused lesson plans
• Experience working collaboratively within a team, while also functioning independently as needed
• Leadership and management experience working with large groups of children and staff members
• Ability to take charge of a situation, delegate, and multi-task as necessary
• Possesses a confident and approachable personality with excellent leadership skills

Work Environment – All Positions
• May need to lift and carry items up to 10lbs.
• Will need to move and engage in physical activity for long periods of time e.g. 4 – 5-hour intervals
• Work will be completed in multiple spaces and rooms, including outdoors, at 91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ.

Qualifications – All Positions
• Availability to work summer camp hours, June 19th – August 11th, Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 3:15 pm, and attend planning meetings as needed. Applicants are encouraged to apply even if they are not available for the entire duration of summer camp.
• Possess a positive, energetic, and inclusive attitude that makes all campers and staff feel safe and welcomed
• Superb attention to detail and proactive nature
• Ability to problem solve creatively, in a time-sensitive environment
• Must be a team player and thrive in a collaborative environment with a good sense of humor
• Strong EDIA and antiracism critical consciousness
• Ability to collaborate with diverse needs, personalities, and work styles with optimism and a solution discovery mindset
• Final candidates must successfully complete a background check
• Start date is contingent upon providing proof of having received a primary series vaccination against COVID-19; subsequent boosters are strongly encouraged, though not required.

Preferred Qualifications – All Positions
• CPR/AED/First-Aid Certification
• Bilingual in English and Spanish, or other languages
• Experience working with students with special needs

How To Apply

We encourage all candidates to apply, even if they do not currently meet all qualifications. We know there are great candidates who may not have all of the qualifications listed above, but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that is you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. McCarter is committed to on the job training and mentorship. If you are interested in supporting McCarter’s vision, we would love to hear from you. Please email with your name and “(Position Title) Summer Camp” in the subject line. Please submit a resume; do also mention where you heard about the position. We look forward to learning more about you! McCarter Theatre Center is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application and hiring process for individuals with disabilities if needed and requested. To request disability accommodation, please contact (609) 258-6500 and connect with Human Resources.