Theatre, Dance, Music Teaching Artist

Website chi_danztheatre Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

“one voice, one story, one person at a time”

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is currently hiring for full time and part time summer camp counselors.

Hours: Mon- Fri 8:00 – 3:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$20 an hour-

Each day day we co-teaching a hour program in dance/theatre/visual art with the rest of the time supervising choice, creative play and snack. This opportunity could lead to a full time position and more classes in the fall of 2024

Teaching Philosophy:

CDE teaching artists carefully plan lessons through a fully developed progressive education curriculum and pedagogy that explore a particular theme through music, dance, art, and drama. Classes include multiple arts disciplines and encourage students to be creative in new artistic ways. Working with classroom teachers is additionally designed to reinforce math, science, and reading skills through art and performance, which results in a much more memorable, exciting experience for the students and the classrooms teachers are trained to replicate components of the program after the residency is complete.

By emphasizing the creative process, students are provided with an outlet to express their thoughts and opinions through the arts thereby nurturing teamwork, discipline, constructive criticism, and the ability to see projects through to completion. This type of education enables CDE to provide students with skills that better prepare them for high school and college. Because many students return to distressed home environments at the end of the day, this teaching methodology has evolved to encourage students’ social- emotional growth in addition to their artistic competency. CDE instructors are trained to positively reinforce good behaviors, team work, and creative risk-taking rather than creating an authoritarian environment. As a result, students discover holistic development to better empower their educational and creative process.

Skills & Qualifications:

Must be able to show proof of vaccination. Minimum 1 year teaching experience in school or community center settings

BA or BFA requiredExperience with arts integration/multidisciplinary arts learningMust be able to improvise/be flexibleDemonstrate experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion and understand social/emotional learningProfessional demeanor when interacting with students, partner teachers and staffMust be able to collaborate/ work well with administrative staff, and classroom teachers

Ability to travel to various locations and schools in the Chicago area.Must be patient and skilled in childhood and youth development

Minimum 1 year commitment

Resume with teaching experience & three references

A brief explanation on how your teaching philosophy fits with ours, your experience, why teaching in a school or community center is different than a studio and why you love teaching.

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time, Contract (Summer Time)

Salary: $20.00 per hour – $40 per class for school year with paid prep and training

Dates: June 10th – August 23 rd

COVID-19 considerations:

Must be vaccinate

Ability to commute/relocate:

Wicker Park, Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Childcare: 1 year (Required)


First Aid Certification (Preferred)CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Instructions to Apply:

Apply at the link below.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $20/hr - $40 for school year
Organization Contact Name: Naomi Flores
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