Teaching Artists/Workshop Artists in Musical Theatre/Dance, Vocal Music and Acting Sought by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

TCTC_new logoOrganizational Overview: 

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  We fulfill our mission through three primary programs:

  • TCT MainStage at the Taft Theatre – We welcome 107,000 children, teachers, and family members from across the Tri-State, to one of our four family-friendly and professional musical theater productions at the historic Taft.
  • TCT On Tour – We see over 66,000 children and their families at one of our touring performances or during an arts-integration workshop or residency.
  • TCT Academy – Over 1,000 children will be provided fine arts instruction, including the group that participates in the four-week intensive summer NKU STAR Intensive where we offer professional musical theatre training to some of the region’s most talented youth.

Vision: To awaken a lifelong love of theater in children and the young at heart.

Core Beliefs:

  • We believe in the power of theater to enrich lives and create deeper understandings of people, cultures, and perspectives.
  • We believe that our audiences deserve high quality experiences that are rich with wonder, honesty, compassion, joy, and wisdom.
  • We believe that the arts and education are not mutually exclusive.
  • We believe that the art we create must respect the diversity of our community.
  • We believe in the power of integrated arts education to enrich our lives and our communities. 

Position Overviews:

The Teaching Artist/Workshop Artist is part a team of three production assistants for TCT Academy and are a part of the TCT Resident Artist Company.  Each Teaching Artist/Workshop Artist is responsible for maintaining the quality and success of assigned projects, including but not limited to TCT Academy, Workshops, TCT on Tour, MainStage, The Showtime Stage Series, or special outreach projects.  The Teaching Artist/Workshop Artist’s primary responsibility is teaching within the TCT Academy and conducting workshops.  Depending on the project track for the season, the Teaching Artist/Workshop Artist, may be asked to take on a variety of creative and administrative duties as schedules allow.  The Teaching Artist/Workshop Artist works closely with schools, teachers, students, and the other members of the production department.

The TCT Academy’s Teaching /Workshop Artist in Vocal Music, Dance and Acting reports directly to the Artistic Director of Education and Outreach, but works closely with The Company Manager, and the Artistic Coordinator of Education and Outreach. The artistic department is supervised by the Producing Artistic Director.

Note:  These three positions are not performing positions in our MainStage or Touring Divisions.  

Responsibilities:

ACADEMY TRACK VOCAL MUSIC:

  • Teaching multiple vocal music classes within the Academy at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  • Researching and developing TCT Academy lesson plan curricula.
  • Organizing functions associated with the TCT Academy.
  • Working with other staff to launch TCT hosting events under TCT Academy.
  • Work on Summer Programming including the Camps, Summer Series, the STAR Program or STAR All-Stars Program.
  • Cultivating and measuring student retention.
  • Representing TCT at industry events.
  • Working with the volunteer coordinator to staff all TCT ACADEMY sessions, where volunteers are needed.
  • Answering questions from parents and guardians.
  • Perform, develop, conduct, document, and maintain all of the TCT Workshops. 

ACADEMY TRACK MUSICAL THEATRE/DANCE:

  • Teaching multiple styles and levels of dance and drama classes within the Academy.
  • Cultivating and measuring student retention
  • Answering questions from parents and guardians.
  • Work on Summer Programming including the Camps, Summer Series, the STAR Program and STAR All-Stars Program.
  • Assisting with researching and developing TCT Academy lesson plan curricula.
  • Working with the volunteer coordinator to staff all TCT ACADEMY sessions, where volunteers are needed.
  • Work on Summer Programming including the STAR Program and STAR All-Stars Program.
  • Working with other staff artist to launch TCT hosting events under TCT Academy.
  • Representing TCT at industry events.
  • Choreograph theatrical projects if assigned.
  • Establish, schedule, and recruit guest artists for a master classes series with The Artistic Director of Education and Outreach and Producing Artistic Director
  • Perform, develop, conduct, document, and maintain all of the TCT Workshops. 

ACADEMY TRACK ACTING:

  • Teaching multiple acting/drama classes within the Academy at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  • Cultivating and measuring student retention.
  • Working with the volunteer coordinator to staff all TCT ACADEMY sessions, where volunteers are needed.
  • Answering questions from parents and guardians.
  • Work on Summer Programming including the Camps, Summer Series, the STAR Program and STAR All-Stars Program.
  • Assisting with researching and developing TCT Academy lesson plan curricula.
  • Creating content and education material for Food for Thought Podcasts, and study guides for TCT on Tour and TCT Mainstage shows.
  • Working with other staff artists to launch TCT hosting events under TCT Academy.
  • Perform, develop, conduct, document, and maintain all of the TCT Workshops. 

Ideal and Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate holds a BFA in a performing arts field, and possesses the passion to educate, engage, and build the next generation of performing artists. A High School Diploma or GED and 3-5 years of theatrical teaching experience is required.

We seek gifted collaborators who demonstrate the ability to oversee a variety of different projects. You must possess a high degree of integrity and transparency, be a quick problem solver, and have a win/win attitude. We are seeking someone who is skilled at managing successful teams, with excellent interpersonal skills, both written and oral. You must possess the ability to connect with young audiences and students to teach valuable lessons pertaining to the performing arts.  Must be available to work nights and weekends. 

Job Type:
Full-time, beginning August 1st 2018 

Ideal experience:
3-5 years of teaching experience in Theatre, Dance, and/or Drama, 2 years of project management experience. 

Starting Salary:
$25k, with an excellent Benefits Package. 

DIRECTIONS TO APPLY:
Please send your: Cover Letter, Resume, and Reference letters to: submissions@tctcincinnati.com with the Subject Line:  ACADEMY APPLICANT

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