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September 20, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals Seeking Part-Time Teaching Artists

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Goodspeed Musicals is seeking applications from Teaching Artists for temporary, part-time employment as part of our Arts Education Collaboration. Goodspeed Teaching Artists lead in-school residencies and assist with partner schools’ visits to the Goodspeed campus as assigned. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to Education Director Erin Lafferty at elafferty@goodspeed.org.

About the Arts Education Collaboration:
The Arts Education Collaboration engages young and underserved students in the creative process of musical theatre and endeavors to make the art form accessible to new generations of theatergoers. Each season, the program exposes over 800 elementary, middle, and high school students to a high-quality musical theatre production and gives them a special “behind-the-scenes” look into the making of a show. Goodspeed’s resident teaching artists visit schools to lead arts integrated classes connected to Common Core topics that introduce students to the production.  School groups then spend a day at Goodspeed, participating in workshops taught by actors in the show, attending a matinee performance at no cost, and engaging with artists in a post-show talkback. Following the students’ day at the theater, resident teaching artists return to our partner schools for a follow-up class, reinforcing students’ learning through the arts.

Teaching Artist Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Teach AEC curriculum to Connecticut partner school students in elementary, middle, and high school

·         Follow lesson plans provide by Education Director

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Using the provided template, report to Education Director via email after each class

·         Collect, maintain, and bring classroom supplies provided by Goodspeed to partner schools

 

Required Qualifications and Skills:

·         Professional skills, training, and experience in one or more theatrical disciplines

·         Prior teaching or teaching artist experience on the K-12 level

·         Experience teaching diverse and underserved populations

·         Available during the 2018-2019 school year (September-December and April-June)

·         A commitment to attend 12 hours of paid training and observation sessions

·         Flexibility to work when partner schools are available

·         Ability to represent Goodspeed in a professional and positive manner to a variety of partner schools

·         Appreciation and knowledge of musical theatre

·         Familiarity with Goodspeed Musicals

Preferred Qualifications and Skills: 

·         Experience teaching arts integrated classes

·         Experience partnering with public schools in Connecticut

·         A bachelors or master’s degree in theatre, education, or a related subject

·         Ability to teach in languages other than English

·         Experience with special education populations

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