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Love teaching kids & theatre? We have the perfect job for you! We’re hiring part-time Teaching Artists to teach classes, camps, workshops and to work on Lab Productions.

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Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists provide professional theatrical arts instruction for students ages 3.5 – 18 within a wide variety of programming that KMT provides, including camps, classes, workshops, and productions. We welcome expertise in all areas of the performing arts offstage and onstage. Teaching Artists may be asked to provide mentorship and support for our emerging professionals, including interns, classroom assistants, apprentices, and fellows. Teaching Artists receive assignments on a rolling basis dependent on expertise, demand, availability, and program schedule. We also are hiring Assistant Teaching Artists who support the main Teaching Artists in the room. Instructors may alternate between positions depending on the programming and age group.

About KMT:

Launching in 2023, Kids Make Theatre (KMT) is about young people shining and sharing their unique, expressive selves with the world. Through participation in the theatrical arts, our student artists grow in confidence and self-expression. They work hard, learn theatre skills, make friends, and have fun. Every student is an important part of the Kids Make Theatre creative community. We are not about “stars”. Join us to empower young voices!

Essential Duties and Responsibiities
  • Provides professional teaching artistry for all assigned classes, camps, workshops, and/or productions
  • Utilizes positive classroom management techniques for all students
  • Develops, writes, evaluates, and implements curriculum on behalf of KMT programs
  • Prepares classroom and materials prior to the start of class, camp, workshop and/or production.
  • Collaborates and communicates with other teaching artists and educators
  • Communicates and builds rapport with students, guardians, staff, teachers, and stakeholders
  • Learn and follow safety procedures and protocols as designated by KMT and The Liberty Theatre.
  • Maintains accurate records as required, including attendance.
  • Represents education programs at KMT and in the larger community
  • Mentors interns, classroom assistants, apprentices, and fellows
  • Attends professional development opportunities
  • Attends faculty and orientation meetings
  • Collaborates with program manager(s) and Liberty staff
  • Other duties as assigned 

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of contractors. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of contractors assigned to this job. 

Desirable Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of two years of work experience in related field
  • Experience in theatre
  • Minimum of one-year experience working with youth
  • Candidates with experience working with several age groups or interest in learning to work with several age groups highly valued
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to cultural awareness in the classroom is highly valued
  • Bilingual or multilingual communication skills are highly valued
  • Ability to pass a full background check
  • Reliable mode of transportation
  • Availability to work after school, evenings and/or weekends (schedules vary)
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, non-profit environment

 Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you meet some of the requirements and you share KMT’s values and support our mission, we encourage you to apply. As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we’re invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment

The primary work location is 1203 Commercial Street, Astoria, OR 97103. If needed, there may be remote work to meet government recommendations for COVID-19 or other health or safety situations. Employment is contingent on verification and completion of a background check, which includes criminal history, and of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process. We require up to date COVID-19 vaccinations for all contractors, except for medical or religious exemptions.

The work requires the ability to manage young people safely in an active, creative environment. The requirements will vary depending on the age of the students and type of programming.

At the Liberty Theatre and Kids Make Theatre, we value community and foster a sense of belonging for our employees and applicants. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace because they embody these values and our operating principle of promoting a positive, safe, and learning environment. 

Reasonable accommodations may be requested for disability; limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition; religion; and domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or harassment. In general, reasonable accommodation means changing or adjusting to a job or work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be requested at any point in the employment process. This can include recruitment, training, discipline, health or work environment change, etc. Every request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed fairly and respectfully and through an individualized assessment and interactive process.

Retaliating against an employee or applicant for requesting or asking about an accommodation is prohibited, and suspected retaliation should be reported to a manager or director.

Are There Opportunities for Virtual Teaching?

Yes! If you are not local to Astoria, Oregon, or have other reasons virtual teaching would be preferred, and are interested in working with KMT please fill out the Interest Form. Let us know what you’d like to teach our students. We can do all virtual, or a virtual-in-person hybrid with Assistant Teaching artists helping in the classroom. 

How to Join Us as a Teaching Artist?

Please fill out the interest form. If you prefer a paper form, please email theaterdirector at to make arrangements. If you are a match for our programming, we’ll be in touch to set up an interview. Our hiring is on a rolling basis, so you may hear right away, or it may be some time before we get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

Kids Make Theatre Statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice: 

Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or medical condition.

The Liberty Astoria provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

Kids Make Theatre

Kids Make Theatre is about young people shining and sharing their unique expressive selves with the world. Through participation in the theatrical arts, our student artists grow in confidence and self-expression.  They work hard, learn theatre skills, make friends, and have fun. Every student is an important part of the Kids Make Theatre creative community. We are not about “stars.” 
Join with us to empower young voices!