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Teaching Artist
Roundabout Theatre Company


Roundabout Theatre Company, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatres, seeks dynamic professional artists of all theatrical disciplines to join a vibrant roster of collaborative teaching artists.


Education at Roundabout offers programs that use the stimulating power of the arts to inspire and engage. Our goal is to use theatre to promote social equity through three core program areas:

  • Teaching & Learning: Partnerships with students and teachers throughout the five boroughs of New York City
  • Career Training: Career and Workforce development programs for the next generation of dynamic theatre professionals
  • Community Partnerships: connects to our local communities to ensure that Roundabout is welcoming and inclusive to all

What you may do:

Roundabout Theatre Company Teaching Artists develop curriculum and facilitate sessions for a variety of populations including students in grades 6–12, educators, families, audiences and other groups as needed. Work is primarily distributed through in-school residencies, on-site workshops, and audience engagement events. School residencies occur across NYC’s 5 boroughs. Roundabout Teaching Artists sometimes teach their craft, but more frequently use their craft as a vehicle to teach leadership skills, develop social emotional competencies, or connect to content of another academic subject.

While all artistic disciplines are welcome to apply, we are specifically in need of Choreographers, Playwrights, Carpenters, Electricians, Stage Managers, Production Managers, and Music Directors.

What you bring to the role:

  • Professional skills, training or experience in one or more theatrical disciplines
  • Experience or interest in teaching diverse populations
  • Embodied values of racial and social justice
  • Availability for assignments in the 2021-22 season (September ‘21 -August ‘22)
  • A commitment to paid training sessions (see dates below)
  • Flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend hours

It’s a plus if you have…

  • Prior Teaching or Teaching Artist Experience
  • Experience partnering with NYC public schools
  • Ability to teach in languages other than English
  • Experience collaborating with people with disabilities

What you should know:

  • Teaching Artists are hired as part time employees. Starting hourly rate is $50 per hour for all planning & facilitation and $35 per hour for all required training.
  • This position reports to the Director of Teaching & Learning.
  • Scheduling of work is flexible and is based on departmental need.
  • Teaching Artists are credited on curricular materials, in Playbills and on our website.
  • Teaching Artists accrue safe and sick leave at the rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 56 hours of safe and sick leave each Calendar Year.
  • Occasional professional development opportunities are offered. Roundabout sponsors registration and pays $35 per hour for attendance.
  • Theatre-related benefits include periodic complimentary and discount tickets.
  • Formal performance reviews are conducted annually and include 360-degree feedback.
  • Roundabout retains legal ownership of the product of employee work. No work product created while employed by the Company can be claimed, construed, or presented as property of the individual, even after employment by the Company has been terminated or the relevant project completed.
  • Roundabout supplies all materials and/or equipment required for assignments.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Information Sessions will be held via ZOOM with Education Staff and Roundabout Teaching Artists. Select a date below to register for an information session.


Applications for the 2021-22 season should be submitted by end of day on July 30, 2021.  Applicants chosen for consideration will be invited to a group interview, followed by an “audition” of a teaching sample. Group interviews and auditions will be held in-person in midtown Manhattan, pending health & safety regulations.

Applicants must be available for all of the following dates:

  • At least one interview date: August 16 3pm – 5pm or August 17 11am – 1pm
  • At least one audition date: August 19 or August 20
  • Orientation: September 13, 10am – 2pm
  • Training: September 14 – 17, 10am – 6pm daily

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Paul Brewster McGinley,, 212-719-9393 x8194.

Apply on company site via link above.

Date posted:

June 2

Expire date

July 30

Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable