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Teaching Artists (Music Directors)

TADA! Youth Theater

Category: Teacher

Label Info
Type Paid
Location 15 W 28th St Fl 3
Dates August 31, 2023 –August 31, 2023
Compensation Avg hourly rate $50-$65

Job Description

TADA! Seeks Teaching Artists - (Music Director)
Immediate placements needed for Manhattan-based schools
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages 3-5

OUR EDUCATION MISSION: To provide innovative, engaging, accessible, and high-quality musical theater programming that educates, inspires and empowers students regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, nationality, and immigration status.

Artistic Excellence
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ)
Nurture Creativity
Student Voice
Culture of Growth
Innovative & Responsive Programming
Please visit our website, for individual descriptions of our values and more information about our Education Department.

TADA! Teaching Artists are at the heart of our work; empowering, educating, and inspiring young people through the magic of musical theater. Every education program at TADA! provides two professional Teaching Artists; a Director/Choreographer and a Music Director that work together in a collaborative, team-taught model. Through our team-taught model, students see adult collaboration modeled in a creative environment and experience various approaches to the creative process.

As an antiracist and multicultural organization, we value and amplify the voices, imaginations, knowledge, cultures, and leadership of black, indigenous, and people of color. We are committed to hiring BIPOC Teaching Artists who align with our mission, vision, and department values. It’s important that our students work with mentors and role models that better reflect the community we serve.

Execute goals, expectations, and requirements laid out in your schedule and curriculum
Work collaboratively in and out of class with your co-teacher to plan active, engaging lessons based on the TADA! curriculum provided
Provide excellent classroom management and support alongside your co-teacher
Select and facilitate all theater activities and warm-ups
Teach students a set of age-appropriate musical theater skills through daily vocal warm-ups
Select and teach vocals to age-appropriate material from Broadway or the TADA! Canon
Underscore and act as accompanist for class activities and final sharing/performance
Guide, support, and prepare students throughout the program for a final sharing or performance
Depending on curriculum, guide and facilitate students through the co-creation process that culminates in the performance of an original mini-musical
Work collaboratively with the TADA! Education department staff through the duration of the program (meet deadlines, execute administrative responsibilities, complete lesson reports, attend required meetings, etc)
Provide supplemental materials for students (lyric sheets, recordings, videos, etc.)
Various other duties depending on the program, school, or requirements

Fully vaccinated, and comfortable teaching in-person at various schools in the 5 boroughs
Available at least 2-3 days a week, Monday through Friday during the hours of 2:30PM-5PM
Able to commit to at least one recurring weekly TA placement for an 8-12 week period
Comfortable teaching students PreK- 2nd grade or Ages 3-7
Note: we will have placements available for grades (3rd & up) and ages (8 & up). But we believe the majority of the demands for TADA! will be on the younger side.

Meet and align with our Teaching Artist Competencies
Professional training/experience in the musical theater
Experience and interest in working with students ages 3-18
Experience and interest in working with students from diverse populations with a wide range of abilities
Align with our mission, values, and Teaching Artist Competencies
Committed and passionate about musical theater and arts education
Current proof of fingerprinting clearance/background check or ability to complete it through the NYC and NY State Department of Education
A commitment and deep interest in diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of TADA!’s programming and initiatives
Multilingual and/or experience working with ENL, SWD, and neurodiverse learners is a plus!

RATES: Rates vary depending on program type, number of classes, and length of program. Average hourly rate is between $50-$65.

How to Apply

Send the following materials to Katy Knowles, Director of Education at [email protected] by Wednesday, September 7th
Cover letter OR 2-3 minute video-recorded statement of interest (introducing yourself and sharing your arts education, teaching artist, and musical theater experiences)
Complete application

Application & Material Deadline by Wednesday, September 7th
Selected applicants will be invited to audition/interviews
Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our vastly diverse youth in our Ensemble program and school programs. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision above. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status. COVID-19 Vaccination required.