Prescott Circus Theatre is seeking movement, theater, and circus teaching artists with a passion for working with youth. We are seeking leading anchor teaching artists and specialty guest artists for select school sites in Oakland and West Contra Costa County for one and two semester programs that take place 1-2 afternoons each week.
PCT teaching artists guide youth participants through fostering supportive relationships, building new skills, and creating original circus and theatre performances. As a social circus program, our Teaching Artists prioritize the daily relational and creative process over “product” while holding high expectations of our students and of ourselves.
For more information, please email PCT Director, David Hunt, dhunt@ prescottcircus.org For serious applicants, please send an introductory email, cover letter, or short video, and a resume if available.
Phone inquiries are also welcome: 510-967-0355
Resident Teaching Artists
September – December 2022 and/or September 2022 – May 2023
Oakland and West Contra Costa County public school sites
Two+ afternoons per week
Weekly teaching artist cohort check-ins and opportunities for paid professional development
Programs enroll students in grades 3 – 6 (ages 8 – 11 years old)
Classes range from 12 – 25 students.
Working collaboratively with other teaching artists and educators.
Minimum of two adults in each class.
$35 – $50/hr DOE – direct services (2.5 – 3 hours minimum for 1.5 – 2-hour classes). $25/hr, meetings and prep
Rotating Specialty Teaching Artists
September 2022 – May 2023
1 – 4 afternoons / week varying week to week. Flexible schedule
Skills: Acrobatics, juggling, creative movement, dance, rola-bola / rolling globe, clowning/character improvisation, theater creation, and stilt walking (will train an experienced coach in PCT’s stilt curriculum).
Qualifications: Strong skills in one’s discipline and demonstrated experience leading short and/or long term sessions for children ages 8 – 16 years old.
Preferences: Demonstrated performing experience. Ability to facilitate youth-led circus act creation. Experience working and /or teaching in multicultural settings.
Specialty artists rotate throughout our afterschool and school day programs to teach students fundamental skills, establish structures for practice with the resident artist/leading teacher, and, at times, assist with act creation. Instruction at sites to take place in 2-3 week blocks (1 – 5 sessions) with possible follow up visits to support act building and show production.