Teaching Artist

Posted: 01/31/2021

Orlando Repertory Theatre ("Orlando REP"), one of Central Florida’s oldest arts groups, is the State of Florida's only professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), and the seventh iteration of a company founded in 1926. Each year, we reach over 100,000 individuals in our three-theatre facility and in the community through our season of professional productions, a Youth Academy of camps and classes, and innovative educational and community engagement programming. We work closely with the University of Central Florida in many different capacities – most notably, hosting the Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre for Young Audiences. We embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion on our staff (full time, part time, and seasonal) and our Board of Directors. We continuously strive to maintain a team that reflects and represents the diverse community we serve.
Job Summary:
The Lead Teaching Artist is responsible for inspiring and educating the young people in their assigned classes. Teaching Artists serve as a positive representative for Orlando REP with a commitment to provide “The Finest in Family Theatre!”
Teaching Artists report to the Senior Director of Education.
Duties and Responsibilities:
?      Develop, write, and submit age & contextually appropriate lesson plans based on Youth Academy guideposts and Florida State standards (in collaboration with co-teachers where required)
?      Maintain a safe learning environment through supporting student well-being, confidence, and personal growth
?      Manage classroom behavior, procedures, and assessments
?      Maintain check in/out sheets
?      Support program evaluation
?      Attend all required meetings and training sessions
?      Mentor Assistant Teaching Artists and student Apprentices
?      Facilitate final class presentations
?      Follow and enforce all health and safety policies outlined by Orlando REP in the classroom
Desired Qualifications:
Prior work leading youth required. Demonstrated experience in theater or other performing arts preferred. Ability to pass a background check required. Commitment to Orlando REP’s philosophy of helping students find purpose through performance by creating a collaborative safe space that encourages growth, passion, courage, and perseverance through the theatre arts. We invest in imagination and creativity through programming that allows students to be seen, heard, and understood as they are and who they want to be.
This position is contracted per class. Rates range from $10-$35 per hour based on details of class or residency. 
Interested applicants should send a resume to jadams@orlandorep.com with the subject line: Teaching Artist Application.