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Join Our Cause

“Transforming lives through the power of the stage”

Teaching Artists, Volunteers, and Interns give vital assistance in fulfilling our mission and we couldn’t do what we do without the help of those who give their time, talents, and skills to our organization. We are always looking for people who are passionate about providing opportunities for young people to grow in and through the arts. At Columbus Children’s Theatre, we educate and involve young people of all backgrounds in the theatre arts. Through our programs, we foster life skills, self-esteem, and self-discovery by emphasizing discipline, integrity, team building, and communication skills in a positive and creative environment.

Current Opportunities

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SUMMARY OF POSITION

Teaching Artists are the heart of Columbus Children’s Theatre’s Education programs. CCT Teaching Artists are practicing artists in disciplines of acting, dance, music, stagecraft, costuming, props creation, and theatrical design for the stage who are passionate about providing opportunities for young people to grow in and through the arts. At Columbus Children’s Theatre, we educate and involve young people of all backgrounds in the theatre arts. Through our programs, we foster life skills, self-esteem, and self-discovery by emphasizing discipline, integrity, team building, and communication skills in a positive and creative environment.

Teaching Artists are responsible for the planning and facilitation of our classes and camps at our onsite Naghten Street location and satellite locations throughout Columbus. They will be provided with CCT curriculum to execute during our sessions that can be modified to fit area of expertise. Collaboration with other Teaching Artists and Education Dept. staff is an essential part of creating a rewarding interdisciplinary program for our students. Teaching Artists will receive training in classroom management, arts integration, and other professional development topics.

Specific responsibilities for 2022 Summer Camp Teaching Artists include planning, preparing for, and facilitating various classes in collaboration with other Teaching Artists and members of CCT’s Education Department. Teaching Artists will receive training/orientation in lesson planning, classroom management, and other professional development opportunities. CCT’s Education programs are inclusive of students with disabilities and learning differences.

*CCT is also looking for students under the age of 18 who are interested in Student Assistant opportunities over the summer of 2022.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with other Teaching Artists/CCT Education Dept. staff to plan and execute curriculum and lesson plans that meet state/national learning standards and CCT program goals.
  • Collaborate with other Teaching Artists/CCT Education Dept. staff while teaching; provide guidance and mentorship to assistants.
  • Effectively facilitate created lesson plans and class activities to promote student learning and skill development.
  • Create a safe physical, emotional, and mental environment for students and foster positive relationships with parents and students.
  • Actively address behavior management concerns and help establish a positive, safe, and bully-free class space.
  • Always uphold CCT’s code of ethics and expect the same from fellow staff and all students.
  • Supervise students; assume responsibility for students during all class hours.
  • Serve as main point of communication with students and their families regarding class expectations and any incidents/concerns.
  • Demonstrate accurate and current knowledge of/practice in camp subjects and a passion to share this with students.

OTHER GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Professionally and positively represent the CCT brand at all work locations.
  • Create positive relationships with onsite and offsite personnel.
  • Display knowledge of and answer questions about all CCT programs. Provide exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, families, and staff.
  • Demonstrate timeliness and attendance for all assigned responsibilities.
  • Comply with CCT regulations, procedures, and policies.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and timely records (i.e. lesson plans, student notes, incident reports, etc.).
  • Maintain cleanliness and care of Class materials, teaching spaces, and CCT inventory.
  • Complete training/orientation, staff meetings, and special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or degree in-progress) in education, theatre, or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Significant experience within theatrical discipline of interest (i.e. acting, choreography, costuming, scenic, design, etc.).
  • Experience working with school age children (preferably some experience in theatre education).
  • Ability to create age-appropriate, engaging, and effective activities to enhance curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Exemplary customer service, communication skills, punctuality, and reliability.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team.
  • Computer proficiency in Word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email, and internet.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with students and families and able to deal with problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • CPR/First Aid certification (provided by CCT).
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification for Youth (provided by CCT).
  • Reliable personal means of transportation to class site.
  • If 18 years or older, must pass a pre-employment screening including background check and past employment verification.

 

COMPENSATION

Compensation ranges from $12/hour for Student Assistants to $750/week for full-time TA’s at Naghten Street full-day camps.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@columbuschildrenstheatre.org

TIMELINE

Interviews will begin in March 2022.

Positions will be filled as qualified candidates are identified and selected.

Our volunteers can assist in many ways. Whether it be Ushering, Front Desk help, or pitch in working backstage on a production, we can always find a place for helping hands!

If you are interested in Volunteering contact Kelsey at Kelsey.h@columbuschildrenstheatre.org

CCT Internships collaborate with the professional staff in the day-to-day operation of a creative and unique non-profit arts organization. By joining the CCT family you will gain first-hand experience in your chosen field, observe the fast-paced world of arts administration in action, and develop skills for a career in the theatre industry.

 

Time Commitment:
Schedules will vary based on applicant availability and organization need.

 

Compensation:
Internships are in exchange for academic credit or volunteer hours only.

 

To  Apply:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and must include:
*  A cover letter
*  A Resume
*  One recommendation

Forward inquiries to: Kelsey.h@columbuschildrenstheatre.org

 

Past Internships Include:

  • Arts Administration Assistant
  • Education Assistant
  • PR and Marketing Intern
  • Development Assistant
  • Costume Shop Intern