Summer Camp Teaching Artist – Summer Seasonal

The Phoenix Theatre Company, a LOA LORT D Theatre and Arizona’s largest professional regional theatre, seeks a Teaching Artist for their inclusive summer camp.

About The Phoenix Theatre Company

Located in the heart of the Central Arts District close to downtown Phoenix, our beautiful 14 acre campus includes three theatres, a restaurant and bar, rehearsal halls, administrative offices, costume, scenic, prop, lighting and paint shops, all on one site. We produce a wide range of theatre, from full scale musicals to comedies, dramas and original new work. Our community service programs have gained national attention. With a $9 million annual operating budget, we offer 10-12 diverse productions every season as well as a growing Festival of New American Theatre. This is a full time summer seasonal position at one of the most groundbreaking summer camps in the country.

Job Summary

The Phoenix Theatre Summer Camp is a fully vaccinated staff environment as a part of our protocols to keep our teams and camp members as safe and healthy as possible.

The Phoenix Theatre Company Summer Camp and Master Classes relies on multiple Teaching Artists (one per week, per age group) to work in tandem with their class Music Director to create their upcoming week’s script, select songs, and put it into action with our campers. Teaching Artists are responsible for teaching age choreography and acting techniques while preparing campers for their Friday showcases.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Music Director to craft a 15-25 minute showcase based on the week’s musical theme
  • Prepare scripts/lyrics as appropriate to the age group
  • Using the script - direct and choreograph the showcase
  • Work to develop acting and dance techniques based on provided curriculum recommendations
  • Lead additional camp activities throughout the week

Minimum Qualifications

  • Able to commit to a minimum of four weeks out of the eight weeks offered (June 6 – July 5; off for the week of July 4)
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be proficient in choreography and direction or a background in theatre education
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Self-motivated
  • Effective leadership and communication skills
  • Must be able to work well in teams as well as independently
  • Must be comfortable being physically active for 20-30 minutes at a time

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with parents in an education setting
  • Fingerprint clearance card

Physical Environment

  • Backstage, onstage, and front of house theatre environment
  • Office environment

To Apply 

Please send a resume and cover letter to our Camp Director, Michelle Chin at m.chin@phoenixtheatre.com. The Phoenix Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline to apply is March 4 by 5:00pm. We strongly encourage candidates with disabilities to apply.