Teaching Artist

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts / Coralville, Iowa



Coralville Center for the Performing Arts seeks dynamic performers with a passion for teaching artistry to play multiple roles in The Secret of the Sphinx, The Call of the Matterhorn and The Vanishing of the Jolly Roger, original touring musicals produced by Footliters Traveling Playhouse. A team of three Teaching Artists will lead week-long theatre camps for groups of approximately 40-60 children ages 7-14. Teaching Artists should be comfortable leading rehearsals for 15-30 students at a time. Artists of all gender identities, ethnicities, racial backgrounds, and sexual identities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Teaching Artist Responsibilities include:

  • completing up to ten days of training and rehearsal
  • performing a role each week in their assigned production
  • teaching blocking, choreography, and acting technique to students with a wide range of performing experience
  • collaborating with fellow Teaching Artists to adapt blocking and choreography for a variety of stages
  • assisting with set load-in, strike, and costume distribution and collection to students
  • if necessary, driving the tour vehicle between camp locations (for teaching artists with a valid drivers license)
  • Completing Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED training (provided during training week)
  • supporting our mission of “engaging and empowering students through an immersive, inclusive theatre experience

Teaching Artists are paid hourly from for the complete work day (including travel time for camps away). Hourly rates begin at $16.00 per hour and most weeks average 25 hours. Training week camps with travel time may increase weekly hours. Housing is not provided. However, we are able to provide guidance for teaching artists in need of housing in the Iowa City area. When camps are more than 1 hour drive time from the CCPA, housing is provided in the host community.

Submission Requirements
In your submission video, please include the following elements as a YouTube video (instructions below):

  • 32 bars of an up-tempo song
  • Comedic contemporary monologue
  • A brief story about a time you’ve worked with children and what that experience meant to you.

Submissions are due not later than February 1, 2023. Submissions may be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please email your headshot, resume, any relevant teaching experience, and the link to your unlisted (not private) YouTube video to youngfootliters@coralville.org. Virtual callbacks and interviews to follow. Teaching Artists will be required to pass a background check prior to the first rehearsal.

More dates, times, and details available here.