Metro Theater Company / St. Louis, MO


$16,500 for 36 weeks and is benefits eligible


REPORTS TO: Education Director


Metro Theater Company seeks a highly-qualified, energetic, emerging professional in the field of Theater for Young Audiences for a Teaching Artist Fellowship during the 2023-2024 season. Defined by creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and frontline community engagement, Metro Theater Company’s excellence is recognized nationally. The Teaching Artist Fellow will work closely with Metro Theater Company’s Education Director and Resident Teaching Artist to plan curriculum and to teach in a wide variety of PreK-12 programs in school and community settings. As an emerging professional, the Teaching Artist Fellow will gain valuable professional experience working alongside a small, highly-skilled staff in a dynamic, creative environment. Interest and experience in community building and/or Theater for Social Change a plus. Previous practical experience teaching creative drama, theater, and/or other arts disciplines to young people or a bachelor’s degree in theater arts or a related field required.


  • Observe, assist and teach (co-teach and solo teach) Metro Theater Company curriculum-based K-12 classroom and community residencies.
  • Develop, plan and prepare curriculum for assigned programs, under the supervision of the Education Director.
  • Assist in the development of written materials for education programs, including research and writing of learning guides for upcoming productions.
  • Provide on-site support for weekend public performances, school matinees, and other public events from time to time.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of education events connected to productions.
  • Participate in all Metro Theater Company staff meetings, staff-attended board meetings and events, as well as other meetings related to education programs, when appropriate. (Note that these events may take place on weekends and in the evenings.)
  • Participate in the planning of Metro Theater Company’s summer programs.
  • Participate in ongoing feedback and reflection as part of personal and professional growth.
  • In partnership with the Education Director, determine additional areas of interest (grant writing, marketing, social media, etc.) to explore within the company.
  • Take on additional reasonable duties as requested.

Desired Qualifications and Qualities:

  • A background in arts education and community building through practical or academic experience.
  • A deep respect for the intelligence of young people.
  • Ability to work productively in a remote environment. Though MTC’s education department is frequently in schools and community settings across the St. Louis region, many meetings, or independent work time will be conducted remotely.
  • Flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend meetings and events.
  • Ability to show initiative and work independently and as a part of a collaborative team.
  • Open to growth through feedback and reflection.
  • Strong sense of humor and knows how to have fun at work.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new circumstances as they arise.
  • An interest in building relationships with educators and community members across the St. Louis region.

Compensation is $16,500 for 36 weeks and is benefits eligible. Fellowship runs late August 2023 through late May 2024, with generous time off around the December holidays. Given the nature of our work in school and community sites across the St. Louis region, Teaching Artist Fellow must have access to a reliable vehicle. Mileage is reimbursable from MTC’s offices to off site teaching locations.

Send statement, resume and references to TAFsearch@metroplays.org, Subject: Teaching Artist Fellow. Application deadline: April 14, 2023.

Please submit a resume, 3 references, and a statement that speaks to what excites you about taking on this role, and how this learning position aligns with your future career goals. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism are an important part of MTC’s values, and we ask you to share ways you hope to bring a commitment to EDI and anti-racism to your work. No “cover letters” necessary. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form, we invite applicants to submit their statement via a written document, an audio file, or a link to a video recording – whatever form best supports your self-expression to introduce you to us.

Please note: Metro Theater Company Staff Members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, adhere to all CDC-recommended COVID safety precautions, and must pass a background check.