Position Purpose:A.C.T. nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training, and ongoing engagement with our community. Through a variety of initiatives, A.C.T. educates students of all ages, from backgrounds throughout the Bay Area’s diverse communities. The Education and Community Programs Department aims provide access to theater for historically under-resourced schools and communities. We are seeking teaching artists of diverse backgrounds skilled in a variety of theater disciplines, especially artists who are interested in working with diverse communities, are multilingual, and believe in theater’s power to effect social change.Responsibilities:
Plan and implement program content in collaboration with K-12 educators, as guided by the department's residency frameworks; including unit/lesson planning, evaluation, and documentation
Participate in our learning community by being an active participant in ongoing professional development
Participate in administrative work including attending Department school program meetings, representing the Department in school administration meetings and events, and updating school program documents
Collaborate and communicate effectively with department administrative staff and fellow teaching artists; develop and maintain relationships with external partners and stakeholders including, but not limited to: other arts organizations and school district administrators and educators
Minimum of 2 years’ teaching experience working with students and educators in Kindergarten through Grade 12; experience working with transitional age youth, university students and faculty, families, or adult learners.
Strong classroom management skills while working with diverse students of varying degrees of experience levels
Experience in creating culturally responsive lesson plans with the ability to adapt lesson plans based on the needs of the classroom and individual students
Ability to travel to schools sites spread throughout the city of San Francisco
Experience creating and implementing process-based lessons built on the new California Visual and Performing Arts Learning Standards preferred
Experience working with students in a public school setting (SFUSD or equivalent), from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds preferred
Experienced with high school and middle school aged youth preferred
Experience working with English Language Learners, students with special needs, and youth enrolled in continuation schools preferred
Experience developing and implementing arts integrated curricula preferred.
Ability to communicate in multiple languages; particularly Spanish, preferred