StageWrite empowers youth to become actively engaged in their education and passionate about learning through the theatre arts. We employ dramatic activities to involve young people in reading, writing, speaking, and listening as a holistic and meaningful communication process. Through the communal art of theatre, young people build skills in creative expression, collaboration and critical thinking: all necessary components of becoming literate and engaged members of an equitable society. We serve San Francisco public elementary schools during the school day.
ELEMENTARY PROGRAM (PRE-K TO 5TH GRADE)
LEAD TEACHING ARTISTS
StageWrite seeks Teaching Artists to teach drama residencies in San Francisco public elementary schools. We are looking for candidates with 2+ years experience teaching drama in urban elementary school settings. Strong classroom management required. Familiarity with early childhood literacy, culturally-relevant teaching, and supporting students impacted by trauma is preferred. StageWrite is hiring teaching artists for the following programs:
Room-a-Rama: Community through Drama (Grades PreK – 5th): Ideal candidate has experience with improvisation, storytelling, and the use of drama as a tool for social-emotional learning.
ADAPTS (Autism & Drama with Artists, Parents, Teachers, and Students): Ideal candidate has experience and passion for working in arts in education with neurodiverse populations.
Playwriting: Ideal candidate has experience with playwriting and supporting students with creative writing and performing monologues and plays.
TRAINING PROGRAM FOR EMERGING TEACHING ARTISTS
StageWrite offers experiential training to theatre artists who would like to build a teaching practice.
Compensation: We have several opportunities ranging from those new to teaching to those with significant experience who can mentor new Teaching Artists. Rates are based on experience and qualifications range from $25/hr for Assistant TAs to observe and support as they learn to $50/hr for Lead TAs to teach and support new TAs through our mentorship model. StageWrite Teaching Artists are part-time, seasonal employees, ranging 3-10 hours weekly during the school year.
Teaching Artists of color and Spanish bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
APPLY: Interested candidates should send resumé, cover letter, work samples (if available) & 2 references (for similar work) to: Elana Lagerquist, Executive Director at