Teaching Artist

The Rose Theater (Omaha Theater Company) / Omaha, NE



Job Title:   Teaching Artist

Supervisor:   Education Director

Classification:    Exempt; Full-time

Job Title:  Full-Time Teaching Artist


Company Description: The mission of The Rose is inspiring young people and their families to discover the magic of theater, to find their voices and enrich their communities. Operating out of a beautiful historic theater, The Rose produces eleven professional productions each season, including world premieres of adaptations and original work. Recent world premieres include The Little Engine That Could, Return To Niobrara (by Mary Kathryn Nagle), and Howie D: Back In The Day (with Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough). It is also one of the largest and most storied theaters for multigenerational audiences. The Rose opened the new, 27,000 square foot Rose Studios For Youth Artists in 2020, redoubling the company’s commitment to education. The Rose delivers robust in-school and out of school programming that is focused on using creative dramatics, acting, singing, dancing, playwriting, and design to help young people change the world. 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.


Job Summary: Responsible for teaching classes, workshops and residencies at the Theater, schools and in the community, as well as directing youth theater and artistically contributing to main stage productions and school tours.


Essential Job Duties: 

  •  Create lesson plans, and teach classes, workshops and residencies as needed.
  •  Rehearse and perform as needed in touring educational theater plays.
  •  Direct, act or write plays as needed.
  •  Direct Youth Theater and Teen Theater shows as assigned.
  •  Load-in and strike for touring school shows as needed.
  •  Supervise students and their performance/class contracts.
  •  Supervise interns, volunteers, and part-time staff as necessary.
  •  Operate within the approved annual budget under the supervision of the Director of Education.
  •  Manage or assist with grant creation and monitoring.
  •  Track expenses and other relevant information for grants.


Other Job Duties: 

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


Education, Training and Experience: 

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


Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to meet all deadlines under pressure situations.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to interact and 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 and staff.
  • Maintain current certification in CPR/1st Aid.


Salary and Application Instructions  

This is a full time, exempt position. Benefits include Life, Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance as well as 401K plan. Children of employees may enroll in education programs free. Range for salary is 38,000-40,000, commensurate with experience.


A sample lesson plan for elementary school students is required for the application. Interested applicants should also submit any material that represents their work and passion as well as qualifications for this job. This material can include a video, a letter of interest, a video letter, resume or portfolio or any combination of those that highlights experience relevant to the position. The Rose is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community and enriching our insights into how to best serve our city’s young people and families, so we ask you to also share ways that you imagine bringing a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion to your work. Applications are being accepted until July 15th. Please email all materials to our Managing Director at juliew@rosetheater.org AND Director of Education at jackiek@rosetheater.org . Please include “Full-Time Teaching Artist” in the subject line.