Teaching Artist

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota, FL

Work Location: In-office


Website Florida Studio Theatre

Start Date: as soon as May 15, 2023
Florida Studio Theatre, a professional theatre in Downtown Sarasota is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Teaching Artist.

This individual will spend at least 50% of their time in the classroom, instructing students 5-18, with an emphasis on ages 7-12. They will help design and implementation specific Youth Education Offerings for the FST School.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Planning and teaching classes in house at Florida Studio Theatre
• Crafting and instructing workshops in local schools or community organizations
• Leading Summer Camp offerings
• Carrying out administrative responsibilities (such as submission of classroom reports, time-sheets, curriculum building, etc.)
• Training other Teaching Artists in the Florida Studio Theatre method of acting and FST Policies and Procedures

Candidate must have:
• A valid driver’s license
• The ability to pass a State of Florida Fingerprinting Process to teach in schools

The ideal candidate has:
• Bachelor’s degree in theatre performance, Education, or related field (or equivalent experience)
• Experience teaching in community-based settings, arts organizations, and schools
• Experience teaching youth of varying ages and backgrounds, including those with disabilities and English as a second language.
• Willingness to learn the required curriculum, lesson plans, and classroom management skills that directly reflect the Florida Studio Theatre method.
• Ability to create safe, inclusive, supportive, and creative environments for all students
• Strong oral and written communication skills

Any skills in dance and movement and/or music and piano a plus. Bilingual candidates (Spanish/English or other languages) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: $36,000-$42,000/ year

Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more inclusive and accessible organization. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

Benefits include: Health Insurance (option to add vision and dental), 401k (with 25% employer match), paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, comp tickets to every show and restaurant discount.

To apply, please fill out the form located here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/FloridaStudioTheatre1/FloridaStudioTheatreHiring

FST operates five stages, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Cabaret Theatre, the 110 seat John C. Court Cabaret Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne’s Lab Theatre.

For more information, log onto our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org

To apply for this job email your details to casting@floridastudiotheatre.org