Teaching Artists

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Searching for Adventurers! K’ilu Company Teaching Artist Ensemble 2023/2024

We’re going on an Ark Adventure, come on and climb aboard! The K’ilu Company seeks teaching artists for our 2023-2024 Ark Adventures ensemble. Ark Adventures is an immersive theatrical Shabbat program designed for 0-4 year olds and their grownups that currently runs bi-monthly in residence at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, IL.

We are seeking a diverse group of teaching artists for this audition/workshop. Artists of all races, ethnicities, gender expressions, abilities, and ages (18+) are encouraged to submit. Our team believes in the importance of authentic storytelling. Because the Ark Adventures experience takes place in Jewish communal settings and features cultural content, we strongly encourage Jewish artists to apply. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Seeking Teaching Artists who enjoy: working with early childhood and families; interactive storytelling; puppetry; singing as part of an ensemble.
  • In addition to searching for general performer Teaching Artists, we are interested in artists who play the guitar to fill our Musical Teaching Artist role. Guitar-Playing Teaching Artists encouraged to apply as well!

Searching for Adventurers Group Audition & Workshop for 2023/2024 Season:

Participants in Searching for Adventurers will audition to join the ensemble while participating alongside Ark Adventure ensemble members for a workshop which reflects our typical devising process. Together, we will explore form and Jewish content using a variety of theatrical disciplines. We are a highly collaborative ensemble and seek performers who reflect a wide range of skills and experience. Searching for Adventurers is an opportunity for you to learn more about our process while we get to know you as an artist.

Learn more about Ark Adventures and our parent company, The K’ilu Company here: https://www.kilucompany.com

Searching for Adventurers Date: 

  • Friday, October 13, 2023 1-3pm or
  • Friday, October 20, 2023, 1-3pm

(*Participation is invitation only. Invited Applicants will be offered one of these two dates to attend).

Additional Information:

  • Ark Adventures Teaching Artist Ensemble rate – $80/performance and $20/hr for rehearsals.
  • All performances and rehearsals will take place in Northbrook, IL.

Ark Adventures 2023/2024 Dates:

Rehearsal schedule:

  • November 17, 11-2pm
  • December 1, 10am-2pm
  • December 8, 11-2pm
  • January 19, 10am-1pm
  • February 2, 10am-1pm
  • March 1, 10am-1pm
  • April 5, 10am-1pm
  • April 19, 10am-1pm
  • May 3, 10am-1pm

Program Schedule:

Fridays at 10AM Saturdays at 11AM (Program runs 1 hour)

  • January 12 and 13, 2024
  • January 26 and 27, 2024
  • February 9 and 10, 2024
  • February 23 and 24, 2024
  • March 8 and 9, 2024
  • March 22 and 23, 2024
  • April 12 and 13, 2024
  • April 26 and 27, 2024
  • May 10 and 11, 2024
Instructions to Apply:

Interested​ ​artists​ ​and educators should​ ​submit:
● A headshot and performance resume (optional: include teaching resume)
● A brief response to the following questions:
○ How did you hear about Ark Adventures?
○ What is your experience and/or interest in working
collaboratively in an ensemble?
○ What is your experience and/or interest in Theatre for the very
○ What is your experience and/or interest in early childhood
Jewish education?
○ What is your experience/comfort level with singing and/or
playing an instrument?
● Availability for the Searching for Adventurers workshop dates (either October 13 or 20 – need only be available for one).
● General availability for the 2023-2024 Ark Adventure season based on rehearsal and performance dates above.

Please​ ​submit​ ​all​ ​materials​ ​to​ jzelvin@kilucompany.com​ ​by​ ​5:00​ ​PM​ ​on​ ​Sunday,​ ​October​ ​1st.​ ​Artists selected​ ​for​ ​participation​ ​in​ ​Searching​ ​for​ ​Adventurers​ ​will​ ​be​ ​contacted​ ​with​ ​more​ ​information​ ​by​ ​Friday, October ​6th.

Contact Jordan Zelvin, K’ilu Program Manager, at jzelvin@kilucompany.com with any questions.

To apply for this job email your details to jzelvin@kilucompany.com

Pay Rate/Range*: $80/performance $20/rehearsal hour
Organization Contact Name: Jordan Zelvin
Organization Email Contact: jzelvin@kilucompany.com