Teaching Artist, Urban Improv

Rehearsal for Life
Massachussetts

POSITION OVERVIEW     

This position requires passion for creative youth development, and deep knowledge of applied theatre, social-emotional learning skills, trauma-informed and culturally responsive practice. An Urban Improv Teaching Artist will have experience in performances for youth audiences, working with under-resourced communities, generating multi-media content or digital communications, and reflect the student body served. Rehearsal for Life is an equal opportunity employer.

Position status: Part-time, non-exempt (.325 FTE)

Salary:                              Starting $20,000  (Note: Additional compensation provided for artistic production positions including videography and production management. These hours will mostly overlap with Teaching Artist hours.)

Benefits:                          Competitive benefits package

Schedule:                         ~16 hrs week for 36 weeks, mid-September through mid June,

Tues-Fri, generally between the hours of 9am-2pm

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

●        Serve as Facilitator, Actor/Performer, Creative Collaborator for partner schools, community-based organizations, and community events.

●        Provide self-generated video content as needed.

●        Serve as a community ambassador, representing RFL to support the organization's goals.

●        Lead and co-lead classroom visits (virtual or face-to-face, only when public health conditions warrant)

●        Engage in a specialization focus (i.e. video production, production assistant etc) for additional compensation as agreed upon with Executive & Artistic DIrector

●        Attend weekly all-staff meetings and participate in professional development.

●        Attend/participate in development/community events.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

●        3+ years of service as a teaching artist in a school /youth organization setting.

●        3+ years performing in an ensemble and experience with improv.

●        Skilled in vocal music and/or spoken word performance.

●        Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

●        Strong alignment with the Rehearsal for Life mission, vision, and values.

●        Experience engaging audiences in social media platforms.

●        Expertise in applied theatre, social-emotional learning, and creative youth development.

●        Proven ability to influence and motivate others, with a keen understanding of how to impact individual and group mindset, knowledge and skills.

●        Fluency in a second language (Spanish, Korean, Chinese or Vietnamese) is highly desirable.


TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume to office@rehearsalforlife.org.

Please include in the subject line: Your Name - Teaching Artist.

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled.  Thank you very much for your interest in Rehearsal for Life. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing how we can work together to empower Boston youth.