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Teaching Artists

The Auditorium Theatre is hiring its 2021-22 Teaching Artist Cohort!

We are seeking teaching artists with experience in theatre, music, and/or dance to mentor teams of Chicago Public and Catholic School classroom teachers in planning, facilitating, assessing, and reflecting on arts-based learning in the classroom. Individuals should be comfortable in not only facilitating residency work in their arts discipline, but in mentoring classroom teachers with varied levels of arts backgrounds to integrate the performing arts with their classroom content.

*Minimum of 2 years professional teaching artist or education-related experience required.

Teaching Artist Cohort Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the performing arts.
• Minimum of 2 years professional teaching artist or education-related experience required.
• Prior experience leading performing arts lessons for elementary and/or middle school students.
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability and willingness to travel to school and community locations throughout the Chicagoland area.
• Ability and willingness to attend monthly full-cohort professional development meetings.
• Prior experience integrating the performing arts with classroom curriculum/academic content is a plus.
• Aesthetic education experience and prior experience working with Chicago Public Schools is a plus.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, with applications considered in the order they are received.

Mission: The Auditorium Theatre, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

Commitment: The Auditorium Theatre thrives on the shared humanity that the performing arts provides. We are at our best when our leadership, partnerships, and the work we present on our stage reflects the world around us and the audiences that walk through our doors. Core to this belief is a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are dedicated to leveraging the transformative power of the arts to fully become the Theatre for the People.

Contact Info:
Rachel Freund
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago