Outreach Teaching Artist

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Job Title:
Outreach Teaching Artist
Oceanside Theater Company
Education Outreach/Arts in Schools
Reports To:
Youth Academy and Youth Outreach Manager
Schools throughout Vista and Oceanside; in-person
Position Type:
Part-Time Hourly
Weekdays, roughly 5-10 hours per week during after school hours between 3pm-7pm.
There is an opportunity for increased hours as the program grows.
Start Date:
March 2023
Job Summary:

The Teaching Artist is a collaborative position that requires a results-oriented, independent thinker who values arts education, inclusive programming, and community engagement.Ā 

The Teaching Artist will be responsible for the implementation of after-school arts education programming and community outreach initiatives, including, but not limited to: theatre classes, performance workshops, education-based outreach events for youth, programming for the neuro-atypical community and children with a range of learning abilities, and professional development workshops for educators.Ā 

The Teaching Artist has experience and an appreciation for working alongside youth with diverse life experiences/backgrounds, as well as individuals living with disabilities, and uses these experiences to assist Oceanside Theater Company in reaching the overall goal of providing access to high-quality arts education.Ā 

The duties of the Outreach Teaching Artist include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Teach assigned curriculumĀ 
  • Foster supportive, creative, and brave space that allows participants to be themselves
  • Support mental and physical well-being of participants
  • Collaborate with other teaching artists as necessary
  • Keep track of schedules and pacing
  • Arrive punctually and fully prepared
  • Attend all trainings when assigned
  • Communicate with Education Outreach Manager frequently
  • Notify Education Outreach Manager of any conflicts or concernsĀ 
  • Value individual learning styles and uphold equity through culturally responsive pedagogy and social justice dimensions of artistic work
  • Ā­Represent Oceanside Theatre Company in a professional and positive manner
  • Communicate professionally with school sites
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Youth Academy and Youth Outreach Manager, Genevieve Koesling at:

Oceanside Theater Company is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

Required Qualifications:
  • A passion for inspiring young minds!
  • Experience teaching grades TK-5
  • Strong classroom leadership skills
  • Commitment to culturally responsive teaching in the classroom
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Active problem-solving skills, flexibility, and creativity
  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Driverā€™s license and reliable transportation
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience or college degree in a related field (theatre, education, special education, child development, etc.)
  • Bilingual a plus, but not required
  • Improv background