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Ellyzabeth Adler

Theater Teaching Artists

After School Teacher Artists Application:

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is currently hiring for Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays for an after school program in Oak Park located near Oak Park Ave. and Pleasant off Oak Park Green line.

Hours: Tuesdays 3-6pm

Wednesdays 2-6pm

$25 an hour-

Each day day we co-teaching a hour program in dance/theatre/visual art with the rest of the time supervising choice, creative play and snack.

Opportunities for subbing at this school and other programs are available. If interested send resume to:

Arts Educational Programs Mission: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble arts educational programs teach math, science and literacy through the visual and performing arts with a progressive education teaching model that emphasizes social/emotional earning.

Equity Statement

CDE strives to create an equitable and empowering space for our artists, administrators, teachers, audiences, and for children of all backgrounds. We aim to build a platform for the voices of the diverse communities we serve. All are welcome.

Teaching Philosophy:

CDE teaching artists carefully plan lessons through a fully developed progressive education curriculum and pedagogy that explore a particular theme through music, dance, art, and drama. Classes include multiple arts disciplines and encourage students to be creative in new artistic ways. Working with classroom teachers is additionally designed to reinforce math, science, and reading skills through art and performance, which results in a much more memorable, exciting experience for the students and the classrooms teachers are trained to replicate components of the program after the residency is complete.

By emphasizing the creative process, students are provided with an outlet to express their thoughts and opinions through the arts thereby nurturing teamwork, discipline, constructive criticism, and the ability to see projects through to completion. This type of education enables CDE to provide students with skills that better prepare them for high school and college. Because many students return to distressed home environments at the end of the day, this teaching methodology has evolved to encourage students' social- emotional growth in addition to their artistic competency. CDE instructors are trained to positively reinforce good behaviors, team work, and creative risk-taking rather than creating an authoritarian environment. As a result, students discover holistic development to better empower their educational and creative process.

Skills & Qualifications:

Must be able to show proof of vaccination. • Minimum 1 year teaching experience in school or community center settings

• BA or BFA required

• Experience with arts integration/multidisciplinary arts learning

• Must be able to improvise/be flexible

• Demonstrate experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion and understand social/emotional learning

• Professional demeanor when interacting with students, partner teachers and staff

Must be able to collaborate/ work well with administrative staff, and classroom teachers

• Ability to travel to various locations and schools in the Chicago area.

Must be patient and skilled in childhood and youth development

Minimum 1 year commitment

Application Procedure: email the following information to Naomi Flores, Community Engagement Manager: with “Teaching Artist Application” in subject heading

no phone calls

Resume with teaching experience & three references

A brief explanation on how your teaching philosophy fits with ours, your experience, why teaching in a school or community center is different than a studio and why you love teaching.

Contact Info:
Naomi Flores
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Oak Park