SUMMER CAMP TEACHING ASSISTANT
DEPARTMENT: Learning & Community Engagement (L.A.C.E.)
POSITION: Summer Camp Teaching Assistant
REPORTS TO: Director of Learning & Community Engagement
JOB TYPE: Seasonal/Summer
START DATE: July 2023
COMPENSATION: $50–$100 per session. Range is dependent on the length and scope of the assignment
ABOUT THE REP:
The Rep is the St. Louis region’s most honored live professional theatre company. Founded in 1966, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is a fully professional theatrical operation belonging to the League of Resident Theatres, The League of St. Louis Theatres and is a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Inc., the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR STATEMENT
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is committed to elevating and celebrating our shared humanity through transformational live theatre and programs that cultivate community. The Rep is going through a significant season of evolution. This is a moment of intentional internal evaluation, expansion and reinvestment in the creation, access, and impact of our work. We believe in dynamic, welcoming, bold, innovative art with exceptional production quality and craftsmanship. We believe diversity is a value in every sector of our theatre and center the idea of life-long learning off and on the stage. There has never been a better time to join The Rep family. We are looking for a Summer Camp Teaching Assistant
-Hana S. Sharif
MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
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The Repertory Theater of St. Louis is in search of part-time Teaching Artists for summer camp and for our main season. A Rep Teaching Artist is a professional artist with significant experience as an instructor, who will help young people and classroom teachers learn to integrate the skills, competencies, and understandings of physical theater, dance and acting into curriculum content areas, and as a means of independent creative self-expression. The Rep Teaching Artist has the demonstrated ability to teach in their specialized medium, design and facilitate arts-integrated workshops in St. Louis area public schools, summer camps, or other youth-centered learning environments. The ideal candidate should self-identify as a working artist and teacher/ facilitator.
SUMMER TA PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Teach three classes daily in either creative storytelling, dance, physical theater, or another artistic discipline for campers in grades 2nd-8th
SUMMER TA DATES
- Candidates selected as Summer TAs would be employed during the months of June and July for training, planning, and teaching camp sessions.
- Planning and training are July 7, 2023. Camp dates are July 10 - August 4, 2023.
SEASON TA PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Co-Developing and facilitating specialized arts integration workshops for students and teachers in St. Louis area public and private schools.
- Facilitating up to 3 workshops per day in schools, camps or virtually.
- Collaborating with Learning Department staff and/or classroom teachers to plan and implement lessons that align with Common Core and National Core Arts Learning Standards.
- Guiding students through a process of investigation, reflection, dialogue, and dynamic action around issues and themes that are important and relevant to them.
- Participating in team meetings, orientations, and trainings, as required.
- Helping students and teachers gain a physical and verbal theatrical vocabulary.
- Creating a fun, safe, and supportive environment for teaching and learning.
- Using theater-based approaches to catalyze learning and raise levels of student engagement.
- Helping students and teachers engage with stories and share their own stories.
- Helping students and teachers build creative confidence and self-awareness through their work.
SEASON TA DATES
- Candidates selected as Season TAs would be employed during the months of September through April for training, lesson planning and will be contracted to teach residencies, workshops or lead specific community projects.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of 3 years demonstrated professional experience in their artistic discipline (primarily physical theatre, dance, acting, voice for the actor).
- Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience working with children and youth in the St. Louis area public schools, or in a similar setting.
- Awareness of Common Core Learning Standards, National Core Arts Learning Standards and MO Fine Arts Learning Standards.
- Cultural competency and awareness of popular youth culture.
- Understanding of best practices for working with students with emotional, cognitive, and physical disabilities.
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Before Applying: All Summer TA candidates MUST be willing to be tested for COVID-19 regularly AND quarantine while working with The Rep.
Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Teaching Artist Vacancy as the subject.