Resident Teaching Artist

Lexington Children's Theatre / Lexington, KY


$23,000 plus housing and $6690 in benefits (health insurance, retirement contribution)

Position: Resident Teaching Artist

Reports To: Education Director

Compensation: $23,000 plus housing and $6690 in benefits (health insurance, retirement  contribution)

About Lexington Children’s Theatre: 

Lexington Children’s Theatre’s (LCT) mission is to create imaginative and compelling theatre  experiences for young people and families. Our vision is to impart, explore, foster, and develop  artistry at all levels and ages in every theatrical discipline and educational opportunity through  inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible programming and practice.

Now in its 83rd season, Lexington Children’s Theatre is the state youth theatre of Kentucky and  serves over 120,000 young people and families in a season. Over the past year, LCT has  maintained, and in many ways strengthened, its dedication to arts accessibility through  streaming performances, virtual classes, and innovative ticketing models. As the company looks  to once again welcome audiences to the theatre and travel to schools throughout the state via  touring performances, the organization maintains its dedication to the vitality of storytelling  and the role it can play in the lives of young people. It is through diverse, engaging, and  imaginative stories, theatre for youth will impact the futures of our young people in support of  a better tomorrow.

About the position: 

Reporting to the Education Director, the Resident Teaching Artist contributes to and  participates in the successful completion of all aspects of LCT’s professional season and  education programming.

The Resident Teaching Artists (RTA) develops and facilitates quality education programs and  experiences for young people at LCT and in our community. The RTA teaches in LCT’s offsite  and outreach classes, and writes lesson plans, arts integration residencies, and resource  materials for teachers, in cooperation with education department staff and teachers.  Additionally, the RTA executes administrative duties such as correspondence with patrons, class  registrations, and enrollment management. The RTA assists with LCT’s productions as needed.

Compensation: The range of benefits includes fully paid medical insurance ($6000 a year), paid  time off, a paid two-week holiday break, and retirement plan with a 3% match from the  company ($690 a year). This position also is offered housing in LCT townhouses located about a  mile from the theatre.

To Apply: Applicants interested in applying for this position must email cover letter, resume,  three references, and portfolio samples by July 21st, 2021, to:

Should you advance to a finalist for this position, successful completion of background  screening will be required, including references.

No phone calls please.

Lexington Children’s Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will  receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin,  political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or  any factor protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.