Teaching Artist

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Teaching Artist




Job Title: TMTP Teaching Artist

Reports to: TMTP Executive Director

Contract Period: September 2018-May 2019 (school year)

Hours: Part-time, 2-4 days/week; 5-6 hours/day between 8am-3pm

Salary & Benefits: $100/day + monthly mileage stipend; paid training and professional development


The Musical Theater Project is looking for exceptional teaching artists to bring the joy of musical theater to elementary school students throughout Northeast Ohio during the 2018-18 school year. Explore the themes, stories and characters of classic musicals like Peter Pan and The Wizard Of Oz through dance, song and creative play. Our critically acclaimed Kids Love Musicals! program continues to grow, and we need gifted teachers and performers willing to share their art and heart!


  • Deliver services related to Kids Love Musicals! (KLM), an educational outreach residency and workshop program grounded in classic musical theater and TMTP’s educational approach
  • Provide feedback and information to assess and modify the program as appropriate


  • Work with TMTP staff and consultants to learn curriculum, songs, and preferred teaching strategies and program outcomes; participates in continued training as required by TMTP
  • Implement KLM’s structured curriculum supporting: State of Ohio curriculum standards in English Language Arts and theater arts; best practices in intergenerational programming and special education environments; and desired outcomes for Social and Emotional Learning
  • Lead classes in Northeast Ohio schools through singing, acting and dancing to explore the stories of five classic musicals: “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Jungle Book,” and “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
  • Facilitate discussion in personally meaningful themes such as overcoming inhibitions, achieving dreams, peer pressure, friendship, and valuing individuals beyond surface appearance
  • Arrive for scheduled programs on time and prepared; ensure that programs are on schedule within allotted classroom times; work with teachers to guide students in relevant and appropriate behavior/actions.
  • Participate in self-evaluation strategies as requested; support TMTP’s assessment objectives and practices for each residency or workshop.
  • Communicate with TMTP staff regularly; consult TMTP’s calendars and request necessary information from TMTP staff; track and report hours and program results at the conclusion of each workday.


TMTP Teaching Artists are:

  • Mature, responsible and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy sharing their passion with students, specifically in grades K-5, and potentially with students in K-12 special education classrooms.
  • Capable of independently leading exciting and challenging classes that engage students and use multiple teaching strategies to deliver lesson plans.
  • Role models who build meaningful connections with students through positive reinforcement, effective classroom management and clear boundaries.
  • Committed to the art form of musical theater and/or arts education

Additional qualifications:

  • Demonstrated performance and singing experience
  • Strong interpersonal and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to meet performance standards including attendance, reporting and punctuality
  • Reliable automobile
  • Successful completion of criminal background check process.


For more information, please visit http://www.musicaltheaterproject.org/kids-love-musicals/.

Watch our Kids Love Musicals! video at: https://youtu.be/yPK4tFs1swA.

Please email cover letter and work/performance resume to Heather Meeker at Heather@MusicalTheaterProject.org or mail to:

Heather Meeker, Executive Director

The Musical Theater Project

5755 Granger Rd Ste 830

Independence, OH 44131


The Musical Theater Project is an arts education nonprofit organization that fosters a deeper appreciation of the American musical—and the social and cultural history surrounding it—by creating programs that educate as well as entertain people of all ages. Through its concert and cabaret series, The Song Is You!, and its school and community outreach program, Kids Love Musicals!, TMTP serves 10,000 Northeast Ohioans each year. The organization also reaches more than 100,000 listeners annually through the WCLV radio program Footlight Parade, and thousands more through the program’s national distribution on public radio stations and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. For more information, visit www.MusicalTheaterProject.org or call 216-860-1518.