Teatro en Acción Instructor
The Teatro en Acción Instructor reports directly to the Theatre Programs Coordinator. This is a 10-month contracted position of up to 17 hours/week during the school year (excluding certain holidays and session breaks). Roughly 15 hours of direct service and 2 hours for planning.
The school year runs September 5th, 2019 - June 19th, 2019 (last day is tentative pending school cancellations).
Job Summary: The Teatro en Acción Instructor will work in conjunction with HSTF’s Theatre Programs Coordinator and individually as the Teaching Artist during the school day. S/he is responsible for teaching theatre to 9th and 10th-grade students at the Margarita Muñiz Academy (MMA) in our new Teatro en Acción program. S/he is present during specific class hours and monthly school meetings. Additional planning hours with the Theatre Programs Coordinator are flexible, and curriculum planning hours can be done remotely. The Theatre Teaching Artist will work towards accomplishing the goals of the Teatro en Acción Program:
- Cultivate young people’s theatrical & performance skills.
- Expose youth to Afro-Latin theatre styles, traditions, and plays/playwrights.
- Co-develop and implement age-appropriate theatre curriculum with a focus on Afro-Latin culture in any number of the following areas: acting, improvisation, playwriting, voice work, devising, directing, spoken word, ensemble-based, physical, and technical theatre skills.
- Teach in an engaging manner that reflects Hyde Square Task Force & Margarita Muñiz Academy cultures during the school day.
- Meet artistic program benchmarks.
- Attend weekly MMA Arts Team meetings and occasional professional development.
- Execute regular program administration tasks (attendance, feedback, student grading, etc.).
- Attend select organization-wide events, performances, meetings, and training as needed.
- Communicate consistently (in person, phone, email) about issues or progress towards program goals.
- Submit invoices in a timely manner.
- Represent and foster a collaborative relationship between Hyde Square Task Force and Margarita Muñiz Academy.
The above is not an exhaustive list of every duty and responsibility required. Other duties may be assigned.
- 2 years minimum experience with teaching theatre to urban youth, in school experience a plus.
- Preferred Theatre or Theatre Education degree or equivalent experience in the field.
- Energetic teaching style.
- Strong classroom-management skills.
- Reliable and responsible.
- Ability to work weekdays (typically between 1:00-4:00 pm Mon.-Thurs. and 9:30-12: 00 pm Fridays)
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully work and communicate effectively and respectfully with youth and adults of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Successfully pass CORI and SORI background checks.
- Must be flexible, organized, collaborative, and creative.
- Demonstrated expertise in Afro-Latin theatre preferred.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States. Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and a work sample (video clip of performance or class instruction, curriculum/lesson sample, etc.) to TEAInstructor@HydeSquare.org. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
Hyde Square Task Force is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We value having a diverse staff who are representatives of the community we serve and bring to our organization a variety of traditions, experiences, and points of view. Individuals of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
August 27, 2019
Hourly wage of $35/hr. No benefits.
About this Organization:
At Hyde Square Task Force, youth are at the heart of what we do. We believe youth have immense potential, yet at the same time research tells us that they face many obstacles.
When HSTF was founded in the late 1980s, a coalition of neighbors and community leaders felt a sense of urgency to address the violence and economic and social challenges facing the Hyde/Jackson Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Today the neighborhood is known as Boston’s Latin Quarter, and while in some ways our community has transformed, many challenges persist.
HSTF now engages over 800 youth ages 6–25 in college and career preparation, Afro-Latin arts and cultural enrichment, and community-building initiatives. In doing so, we ensure that youth have the arts and educational opportunities they need and deserve in order to be successful, and that their voices and cultures are valued and celebrated in Boston’s Latin Quarter and beyond.
Our work is guided by our mission: to amplify the power, creativity, and voices of youth, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage so they can create a diverse, vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston.