October 22, 2012

Shakespeare on the Sound Seeking Teaching Artists

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Job Description Shakespeare on the Sound (SOTS) is seeking Teaching Artists (TAs) to join its Education team. SOTS’s current educational programming consists of after-school residencies, weekend workshops, public and private school intensives, camps, and an anti-bullying program, “Speaking Daggers.” Individuals in this role will facilitate and lead classes or workshops with students of all ages. Candidates most suitable for this role will be equal parts artist and educator with a passion for engaging others in Shakespeare.This is a part-time, freelance position based in CT. Work fluctuates based on season and availability.
Responsibilities Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:• Teach classes, workshops and residencies for students of all ages on Shakespeare’s plays, language, and performance
• Participate in professional development of SOTS’s unique approach to Shakespeare
• Collaborate with Education staff and fellow Teaching Artists to develop curriculum, lesson plans and educational resources
• Facilitate professional development workshops for classroom teachers and school administrators
Basic Qualifications • Must be able to demonstrate skills and experience in Shakespeare and theater making
• Excellent pedagogy rooted in experiential learning
• Experience with Shakespeare’s text in performance
• Strong classroom management skills
• Willingness to travel
• Ability to work mornings or afternoons
• Excellent collaborative skills; willing and able to team-teach with fellow Teaching Artist
• Strong time-management skills and dedication to established work commitments
• Bachelors’ degree in Theatre, Education, Educational Theatre, Applied Theatre or related field preferred
Additional Information All candidates applying to this role must provide:1. A cover letter explaining what informs your pedagogy and the philosophy that informs your work as an artist
2. A resume detailing both your experience as an artist and as an educator
3. A 45 minute lesson plan designed to introduce 6th-8th graders to one of Shakespeare’s plays. Plans must be age-appropriate, experiential and highlight your particular artistry and approach to school-based work.


Note: All Materials are due by Monday, November 19, 2012 and should be sent to Scott Bartelson at


Shakespeare on the Sound (SOTS) is based in Norwalk, CT and presents free performances of a Shakespeare play in parks in Rowayton and Greenwich, CT every summer. SOTS is committed to producing affordable, professional open-air productions of the plays of William Shakespeare and related authors in Fairfield County.  Working in collaboration with area civic, business and educational institutions, Shakespeare on the Sound presents an annual theatre festival, which brings great dramatic works to a broad audience, creating a forum for learning, appreciation and celebration.  Our Educational programming goal is to build community through the arts, giving the works of Shakespeare a vibrant life beyond the summer festival with a variety of school, library, adult education, and art programs as a means to reach a diverse cross-section of people of all ages and economic backgrounds.



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