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Teaching Artist: Social Justice Devised Theatre
People's Theatre Project


People’s Theatre Project is seeking experienced teaching artists with a theatre background to join our passionate and growing family of artist-activist-educators. Bilingual Spanish/English speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rooted in Upper Manhattan, People’s Theatre Project (PTP) creates ensemble-based theatre with Latinx, Black, and immigrant communities of color to build an antiracist world and strengthen the movement for social justice.

People’s Theatre Project’s programmatic cycle includes: PTP Partnerships, an in-school theatre residency focused on celebrating culture and identity, while fostering listening and communication skills; the PTP Academy, a multi-year theatre and social justice program dedicated to the holistic development of immigrant youth leaders; and the PTP Company, a touring company comprised entirely of Latinx, Black, and immigrant artists of color. PTP artists and audiences deepen their sense of power and strengthen their connection to community, reimagining and building a more equitable world.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be an ambassador for People’s Theatre Project at our partnering schools
  • Facilitate assigned semester and/or school-year long residencies.
  • Prepare and facilitate group instruction in alignment with PTP curriculum.
  • Mentor a PTP Apprentice upon request.
  • Serve as an affirming role model and demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Safeguard the physical and emotional welfare of children in accordance with program and residency site trainings and procedures.
  • Engage with coworkers professionally, creatively, and constructively.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisors.
  • Adhere to residency site protocol and policies.
  • Facilitate the creation and execution of end of unit sharing of student work
  • Attend professional development activities and periodic organization-wide events.
  • Schedule and attend intermittent co-planning meetings with classroom teachers.
  • Submit attendance rosters daily for each residency.
  • Submit assessment/evaluation and documentation as needed

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous teaching artist experience with diverse populations
  • Able to travel to northern Manhattan
  • A commitment to attend professional development sessions
  • Professional skills, training and experience in one or more theatrical disciplines
  • Commitment to, interest in, or experience with social justice initiatives

Preferred Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching in public school settings
  • Bi/Multilingualism (especially Spanish)
  • Experience with English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • Familiarity with the Common Core Standards
  • Peace-maker, Self-starter and problem-solver

Salary and Benefits: 

  • $65-$80/hr for teaching time, $30/hr for PD and approved co-planning time
  • 401k Access
  • Free use of studio
  • Advanced audition for the PTP Company

Start Date: August 30, 2021

Application process (candidates MUST be available for the following dates): 

  • Demo Lesson with fellow applicants: To be scheduled during the week of July 26 – 30
  • An Off-Site Demo Lesson with youth may be requested as well
  • Training: All teaching artists are required to attend onboarding training the week of Aug 30, as well as an Understanding and Undoing Racism Training facilitated by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond during their first 3 months of employment.

Date posted:

Expire date

July 11

Contact email:

NYC AiE Roundtable