Seeking Summer Teaching Artists

Do you love the performing arts AND working with kids?
We’re looking for you!

Redwood City Youth Theatre, the youth education department of Dragon Theatre, is hosting a variety of Summer Youth Programs, and is seeking qualified teaching artists to round out our staff. Selected teaching artists will work in pairs to teach and oversee our daily youth experiences.

Two types of positions are available:

  1. Support Teaching Artist for 3-Week Theatre Conservatory
    The Support Teaching Artist will collaborate with the Lead Teaching Artist to devise lesson plans, instruct workshops, and lead rehearsals for the students participating in the Summer Theatre Conservatory (grades 6-12). These experiences provide students with a variety of theatrical skill-building workshops, in addition to rehearsing and presenting a play to be performed at the end of the session. Support Teaching Artists will coordinate with the Lead Teaching Artist to plan the daily schedule, and are expected to be available for the duration of the experience (8:30am – 4:30pm, M-F; see specific dates needed below). Compensation will be $2400 for each 3-week experience.
  2. Workshop Leader for 1-Week Intro to Arts Camp
    This 1-week experience is a camp where students learn a variety of artistic disciplines focused on theatrical arts. Workshop Leaders will provide instruction in various disciplines throughout the week and can direct a single workshop or commit to leading multiple sessions throughout the week. We are seeking Workshop Leaders in the following disciplines: Foley sound design, set design, prop building, dance/movement, costume design, voice for the stage, lighting design, and more. Workshop Leaders will be responsible for devising and delivering an age-appropriate lesson plan in the proposed discipline. Compensation is dependent upon experience and the time commitment agreed upon.

Dates

  • June 21 – July 9, M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm (Students present 9am – 4pm)
    • 3-Week Theatre Conservatory for Grades 6-12 (Seeking 1 Support Teaching Artist)
  • July 12 – 16, Available Workshop Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm; 1pm – 3:30pm
    • 1-Week Intro to Arts Camp for Grades 3-8 (Seeking Multiple Workshop Leaders)
  • July 19 – August 6, M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm (Students present 9am – 4pm)
    • 3-Week Theatre Conservatory for Grades 6-12 (Seeking 1 Support Teaching Artist)

Qualifications

Applicants should be:

  • Well-versed in their performing arts discipline with experience teaching youth
  • Ability to plan and conduct age-appropriate lessons in their specific discipline
  • A top-notch communicator with charisma and the ability to connect to youth in their selected age group
  • Prepared, responsible, punctual, with the ability to confidently lead and manage up to 15 students through the duration of the session
  • Have reliable transportation and the ability to commute to Redwood City for the duration of the experience
  • At least 18+ years of age
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID 19 by the first date of the youth session
  • Full availability for one or more of the sessions (known conflicts may be accepted) 

To Apply

Please complete this form to be considered, including submitting a teaching resume and availability. 

Application Form

Questions can be directed to rwcyteducation@gmail.com. More information about the Summer Programs can be found here