Teaching Artist

  • Part Time
  • Chicago

Website Court Theatre

The professional theatre of the University of Chicago

The Court Education Initiative’s (CEI) Artists in the Schools (AIS) residency program provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, in-class and after-school theatre arts education and enrichment opportunities that support teens in exploring and developing their storytelling abilities as they gain critical skills in understanding and interpreting performative texts and modes of performative expression to develop their own creative voice. Teaching Artists are an instrumental part of implementing this program and its curriculum by working directly with the students.  The work is part-time teaching the AIS programs for high school and middle school participants for the 2021-2022 school year. Teaching Artists will offer theatre and performing arts curriculum and instruction in partnership with high school partner teachers.

Please be aware that programs take place at locations throughout Chicago’s South Side in Chicago high schools, at Court Theatre on UChicago’s campus, as well as virtually in alignment with social distance restrictions in accordance with UChicago and the regulatory requirements of public-school partners. UChicago is closely monitoring the COVID-19 public health situation. As a result, timelines referenced as well as the location of work (e.g. virtual or in person) may be subject to change based on local health recommendations and requirements and feedback from the university as well as school partners.

Note: this is a part-time, benefits eligible position

Instructions to Apply:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through <2 years of work experience in a related job discipline, BA or BFA in arts education, arts administration or a related field. Experience in teaching within the arts education field for programs at the high school and/or middle school level as an educator with extensive experience working directly with students and teachers. Familiarity with Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods is highly desirable.

Apply online and search University Staff Opportunities, Posting # JR18327

To apply for this job please visit www.uchicago.edu.

Pay Rate/Range*: ~$19/hour plus benefits