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.

Teaching Artists

Join NWCT’s Education Team and bring theater arts to children in the Portland Metro area! Northwest Children’s Theater & School provides theater arts education to thousands of students in K-12th grade through our Theater School, Second Stage, After-School Drama Clubs, and workshops and residencies in area schools.

NWCT’s teachers are energetic artists from diverse backgrounds. They believe theater has the potential to transform lives, inspire change, and build community. We seek candidates that have practical experience teaching creative drama and theater skills to young people in camp, theater school, or after-school settings; excellent classroom management skills; and the ability to work with students a varying levels and abilities.

Specific programs for which we often hire include:

In First Stage classes, our youngest performers are introduced to the vibrant world of theater through story, song, crafts, and costumes. First Stage classes nurture creative development, cooperation, social skills, and confidence. Classes are offered in area pre-schools and daycare centers.

Most of our Outreach classes are After-school Drama Clubs in area elementary schools. Classes focus on creative dramatics, storytelling, character work, and devising. Outreach classes are offered in Portland, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro.

Saturday classes at our NW Portland location! Classes include First Stage, Explore, Skills, and Playlabs.

We interview on a rolling basis and teachers are hired per term. If you are interested in joining the team, submit at letter of interest and resume to outreach@nwcts.org. Documents should be in Word or PDF format only.

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