TEACHING ARTIST

DEPARTMENT:Learning and Community Engagement (L.A.C.E.)

REPORTS TO: Director of L..A.C.E.

JOB TYPE: Part Time

START DATE: September 2022

COMPENSATION/SALARY:$50-$100 per session. Range is dependent on the length and scope of assignment.

ABOUT

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 lifelong learning off and on the stage. There has never been a better time to join The Rep family. We are looking for a Teaching Artist that embraces these values and seeks to be a thought-leading voice as we build strong, sustainable, equitable processes to support exceptional artistry. I believe in the fundamental power of our artform to transform lives and community. As Artistic Director, I welcome you to bring the whole of your ingenuity, your dreams, and your talents to the theatre. Let’s craft the future of the American Theatre together.

-Hana S. Sharif

MISSION

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis creates bridges between people in the St. Louis region and beyond through expertly crafted theatrical experiences that are joyful, unique, inspiring and thought-provoking.

VISION

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will be a welcoming home where a full spectrum of artists and audiences courageously engage with one another and expand their appreciation and understanding of the world.

VALUES

  • Collective Excellence
  • Equity and Anti-Racism
  • Resource Stewardship for Sustainability and Growth
  • Life-long learning

POSITION SUMMARY

The Repertory Theater of St. Louis is in search of part-time Teaching Artists for the upcoming school year and main stage 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.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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

Important 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 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

TO APPLY

Candidates should submit an email with their resume and cover letter to education@repstl.org . No phone calls, please.

Subject line should read: Last Name, First Name – Teaching Assistant