Full-Time Teaching Artist

The Rose Theater / Omaha, NE



Omaha Theater Company (The Rose Theater)

Job Description

Job Title: Teaching Artist

Supervisor: Education Director

Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Company Description: Operating out of a beautiful historic theater, The Rose is one of America’s largest theaters for multigenerational audiences. Utilizing a company of full-time teacher artists, The Rose creates professional productions & world-class theater instruction in creative dramatics, acting, dance, & voice. Our 910 seat house is home to 8 professional mainstage productions each season & The Rose opened a new 27,000 square foot education studio in 2020. We are radically dedicated to accessibility, embodied in our Membership Program which effectively reduces cost as a barrier to attendance, as well as our Every Single Child Program which reaches more than 60,000 young people each season at no cost to most schools. Omaha is ranked by Forbes as the 7th best city in America to raise a family & by Wallet Hub as one of the 20 best cities based on affordability, education & health, quality of life, & safety.

Job Summary: Responsible for teaching classes, workshops & residencies at the Theater, schools & in the community, as well as directing youth theater & artistically contributing to main stage productions & school tours. Complete administrative & leadership tasks connected to area of expertise/interest.

Essential Job Duties

  • Create lesson plans for & teach classes, workshops & residencies.
  • Rehearse, perform, load-in & strike touring educational theater plays as needed.
  • Direct, act or write plays for mainstage season as needed.
  • Direct youth theater & teen theater shows as needed.
  • Supervise interns, volunteers, & part-time staff as necessary.
  • Operate within the approved annual budget under the supervision of the Director of Education.
  • Administrative & leadership responsibilities assigned dependent upon experience.

Other Job Duties

  • Attend all necessary meetings, including Education, & all-staff meetings.
  • Work flexible schedule depending on production/class needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Education Director.

Education, Training & Experience

  • B.A or B.F.A. in Theater or equivalent professional experience.
  • Theater training in acting & directing.
  • Teaching experience with wide range of ages, cultures, ethnicity, & backgrounds.
  • Experience using drama to teach curriculum topics.
  • Problem solving & customer service skills.
  • Strong communications skills & the ability to work with a wide variety of people.
  • Time management & organizational skills to prioritize tasks & assignments.

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to meet all deadlines under pressure situations.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to interact & communicate effectively with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Act as a representative of The Theater at all times, providing excellent customer service to members, patrons, vendors & staff.
  • Maintain current certification in CPR/1st Aid.

Salary & Application Instructions

This is a full time, exempt position. Relocation support will be provided. Benefits include Life, Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance as well as 401K plan & paid time off. Children of employees may enroll in education programs free. Salary starting at 40,000.

The Rose Theater is committed to diversity across our artistic & educational output as well as within our staff & leadership. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We ask for a resume, cover letter or video introduction, & sample lesson plan for elementary students for this application. Applicants may also submit any material that represents their work & passion for this job. This material can include a video, a letter of interest, a video letter, resume &/or portfolio. The Rose is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community & enriching our insights into how to best serve our city’s young people, so we ask you to also share ways you imagine bringing a commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion to your work.

Please submit your materials thru this form: https://forms.gle/WwpvQd3tJXCa6iq3A

If you have questions please reach out to janellek@rosetheater.org & include Full-Time Teaching Artist in the subject line.

Applications being accepted until August 2nd.