The Walt Disney Company Teaching Artist (RP) in New York, New York

Disney Theatrical Group (DTG) is seeking Teaching Artists (TAs) to join its Education & Audience Engagement team. DTG TAs are professional theatre artists and educators who facilitate workshops, residencies, and professional development seminars for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. DTG’s current educational programming explores both its Broadway shows (currently The Lion King, Aladdin, and Frozen), as well as its catalogue of educational musicals created expressly for young performers. Candidates should be equal parts artist and educator and have a passion for engaging others in the artistry and life lessons of theatre-making. DTG is specifically looking to hire triple threat TAs with a focus in music direction or choreography.

DTG is committed to providing the highest quality entertainment for the widest, most diverse audience. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the field of theater, inclusive of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or expression, ability, and sexual orientation.

This is a part-time, freelance position. Work fluctuates based on season and TA availability.

TA responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Team teach musical theater workshops based on our Broadway shows for visiting groups of all ages from around the world. Workshops include: Movement & Music, advanced singing, advanced dancing, and advanced acting.

  • Facilitate Talkbacks (post show Q&As with cast and crew) for audiences at The Lion King, Aladdin, and any other upcoming Disney on Broadway shows.

  • Participate in ongoing professional development with the Teaching Artist ensemble.

  • Lead Disney Musicals in Schools residencies for 3rd-5th graders in NYC public schools.

  • Collaborate with Education & Audience Engagement staff and fellow TAs to develop curriculum and educational resources available to a global audience.

  • Facilitate professional development workshops for classroom teachers and school administrators.

Required:

  • Demonstrates skills and professional experience in musical theatre, including: choreography, directing, performance, music direction, and design

  • 3+ years of experience working as a Teaching Artist or Classroom Teacher in NYC public schools, or another large urban school system

  • Experience working with a wide variety of populations and ages

  • Strong classroom management skills

  • Willingness to travel to schools across NYC, including all boroughs

  • Ability to work weekdays, nights, and weekends

  • Excellent collaborative skills; willing and able to team-teach with fellow TAs

  • Strong time-management skills and dedication to established work commitments

Preferred:

  • An undergraduate or advanced degree in Theatre, Education, Educational Theatre, Applied Theatre, or other related field

  • Experience working with Special Education populations

  • Experience working with English Language Learners

  • Ability to converse in languages other than English

  • Experience working on the production team of a musical with children or adults

  • 3+ years of experience working as an expert in your artistic discipline

Candidates should provide:

  • A cover letter explaining your pedagogy and the philosophy that informs your work as an artist.

  • A resume detailing your experience as an artist and as an educator.

  • A sample lesson plan you have successfully facilitated. Please include the intended age range and any other context needed.

  • Optional: An artistic work sample that best encapsulates your skills as an artist. This work does not have to be with/for children; it should represent your own artistic work. This can be through video (links or attachment), photos, literary documents, etc.

Please submit your resume, sample lesson plan, and optional artistic work sample as one document.

Hiring Timeline:

  • Interviews: June 2018

  • Auditions: July/August 2018

  • Start Date: September 2018

Company Overview :

DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (DTP) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global annual audience of more than 20 million people in more than 50 countries. Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway productions around the world, including Beauty and the Beast , The Lion King , Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins , a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid , Peter and the Starcatcher , Newsies , Aladdin , and Frozen . Other successful stage musical ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical , Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theatres to develop new stage titles including The Jungle Book , The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday .

Job ID: 551516BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment