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Assistant Teaching Artist

Overall Description: Working under the supervision of the Director of Education and Community Engagement, Education and Curriculum Manager and assigned Lead Teaching Artist, the Assistant Teaching Artist will act as an assistant for the assigned school and program. Undergrads and recent graduates with an interest in arts education, teaching artistry, and arts integration should apply.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Working directly with CPS, Evanston, Skokie, and Chicagoland area youth or adult learners to support Northlight residencies.Regular communication with Northlight Education Staff and Lead Teaching Artist regarding status of program and any necessary evaluations.2-3 hours a week during residency, days/times as scheduled (subject to change based on program).Assistant with residency programs by providing support in the classroom and planning curriculum with Northlight Teaching Artist. Attend Northlight Teaching Artist training, as applicable.Attend Season Access student matinees at Northlight with your students, if applicable.Qualifications:

A knowledge and passion for arts education. An interest in working with youth or adult learners.Excellent writing and organizational skills.Ability to practice patience and flexibility in a classroom environment.Ability to work collaboratively, engage in a feedback process, and adjust practice accordingly.Access to a car is not necessary, but very helpful. Northlight seeks to provide supported programming for all of its students. Those with previous experience with ESL and neurodiverse learners are encouraged to apply. Applicants who accept an offer of employment for any position that involves supervising minors will be required to submit to a criminal background check prior to beginning work. These offers of employment are conditioned on receipt of a background check report that is acceptable to Northlight. Northlight strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but does not mandate it as a condition of employment. However, we will ask all employees to verify vaccination status. Knowing our company-wide level of vaccination will enable us to manage any capacity restrictions and address safety requirements mandated by our partner unions, schools, and community partners. In addition, vaccinated individuals may be excused from certain COVID-19 mitigation protocols such as masking when appropriate.Compensation: See below for a description of a typical pay scale.

$18/hr in person instruction time$18/hr prep timeTravel reimbursement based on current IRS rate when measuring round-trip mileage from Northlight TheatreComp tickets for Northlight Theatre productionsTeaching Artist Training Dates (Mandatory):

Fall Training: Wednesday, September 7 & Thursday, September 8How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume with relevant experience via email to No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, August 12.

Contact Info:
Human Resources
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Skokie, IL