Teaching Artist & Director Positions

Summer Academy Teaching Artist is a seasonal, hourly position, Monday – Friday during the camp dates. The 2023 Summer Academy mandatory training is Saturday, May 20th and classes operate from May 30th-July 28th (no classes week of July 3rd-7th). Ideal candidates have limited conflicts during this period. Opportunities are available to teach full-day in-person, or half-day in-person programs.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Academy Manager, Assistant teachers work alongside Childsplay Teaching artists to supervise, support and facilitate drama-based classes for students ages 4-18. Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to): supervising students, preparing materials needed for classes, participating in planning for lessons, facilitating theatre activities, and supporting courageous and inclusive classrooms. Assistant Directors assist in rehearsing and producing a one week or multi-week production. They may also help with learning music, choreography, and giving actor notes.

Collaborating with teaching artists and student interns to plan daily activities.
Supporting the development of inclusive learning environments which protect physical and emotional safety for participants
Assisting teaching artists with facilitation of activities
Supervising students during lunch, bathroom breaks, and extended care
Preparing materials for classes, including art supplies, worksheets, and photocopies.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
Desire to work with young people and foster a life-long love for performing arts.
Current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card (or ability to obtain credential before beginning work)
Interest in the performing arts
Commitment to establishing learning spaces that center equity and inclusion.
Minimum of 18 years of age
Flexibility and a positive attitude are essential

Additional Valued Skills and Qualifications:
First Aid/CPR certification
Administrative and/or customer service experience
Theatre Training or Experience
Experience working with young people
Experience working with specific student populations such as ELL, special needs, individuals with autism, etc.

$14 an hour for 30 – 36 hours a week

Childsplay values equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) throughout our organization, programs, and audience. We are committed to giving underrepresented artists a safe space to create art and community.

By welcoming people with differences in religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, ability, and age we are better able to celebrate that which brings humankind together: Imagination and Wonder


Organization/Company: Childsplay Inc.
Location: Tempe AZ
Deadline: April 1st, 2023
How to Apply: How to Apply:
Candidates submit via email:
Subject Line: Assistant Teaching Artist Position
A short statement giving us an overview of relevant experience and your interest in the position. Submissions may include a written statement, voice memo, video, or another format to communicate your interest in teaching.

Please e-mail: Academy Manager, Brianna Fallon [email protected]