Employment Opportunities

Northwest Children’s Theater and School is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in professional casting, educational programs, and/or hiring and employment practices. NWCT is committed to building a company and staff that reflects the cultural diversity of the vibrant city we serve. We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates and others who are underrepresented in the performing arts community.

First Stage Teaching Artists

Join NWCT’s First Stage Outreach team and bring theater arts to children around the Portland Area! Northwest Children’s Theater & School provides theater arts education to thousands of preschool and elementary-aged students in over 80 schools. Our teaching artists support young actors in building original theater pieces and teach basic theater and life skills while working together as a theater ensemble.

At present, NWCT seeks candidates to serve as teaching artists in our First Stage program, which serves students aged 3-6 in preschool and daycare settings.

Description

  • Create creative drama lesson plans for children aged 3-6.
  • Teach 30-60 minute theater arts classes once a week in various locations (Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham etc.).
  • Maintain a safe learning environment using excellent and age-appropriate classroom management techniques.
  • Communicate regularly with Outreach and Site Coordinators.
  • This is a contracted teaching position, not full-time. Each class meets once or twice a week for 30-60 mins and contractors may have 1-4 classes with us.
  • Teaching artists must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel out to schools.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated experience in theater arts discipline (Bachelor’s degree, MFA, or related training preferred) and a minimum of 2 years experience teaching school-aged children in an after-school or camp setting. Particular preference will be given to candidates with early childhood education experience. The candidate should be comfortable interacting with children ages 3 to 6 and their parents or school coordinators. Only candidates that are able to pass a background check will be hired.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to firststage@nwcts.org. In your cover letter, please provide an overview of your experience working with young children and your general availability (10am-5pm) for February through May. Please also confirm that you have access to a car in good working condition. No phone calls, please.

**Bilingual teachers needed, please note on your cover letter.

Teaching Artist – NWCT Outreach Program

Come join our Outreach team and bring theater arts classes to the greater Portland Metro Area!

Northwest Children’s Theater & School provides theater arts education to thousands of elementary-aged students in over 80 schools. Our teaching artists support young actors in building original theater pieces, teaching basic theater and life skills while working together as a theater ensemble.

Description

  • Create theater arts lesson plans for creative drama classes in after-school settings including SUN programs.
  • Teach 60 to 90 -minute theater arts classes once a week in various locations (Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham etc.).
  • Maintain a safe learning environment using excellent and age appropriate classroom management techniques.
  • Communicate regularly with Outreach and Site Coordinators.
  • This is a contracted teaching position, not full-time. Each class meets once or twice a week after school for an hour and contractors may have 1 – 4 classes with us.
  • Teaching artists must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel out to schools.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated experience in theater arts discipline (Bachelor’s degree, MFA, or related training preferred) and a minimum of 2 years experience teaching school-aged children in an after-school or camp setting. The candidate should be comfortable interacting with children ages 5 to 11 and their parents or school coordinators and be able to pass a background check.

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to outreach@nwcts.org. In your cover letter, please provide general afternoon (2:00—5:00pm) availability for January-March, and confirm that you own a car in good working condition. No phone calls, please.

**Teachers with early childhood experience as well as bilingual teachers needed, please note on your cover letter.

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