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OCT is a vibrant, fun, and supportive workplace staffed by creative people who are passionate about theater, arts education, and community service. 

 

THE ORGANIZATION

The mission of Oregon Children’s Theatre is to create exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. We believe theater and storytelling can educate, empower, inspire, and entertain in remarkable ways. Our vision is that all children, families, and communities have opportunities to learn and grow through theater and the arts. We approach all our work with respect for the intelligence and creativity of children.

OCT is the region's largest non-profit performing arts company for young audiences. For 30 years, we have provided professional arts and arts education programs in Oregon & SW Washington. Over a typical season, we reach over 120, 000 children and families through stage productions, school performances and residencies, and theater classes. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website (www.octc.org) to learn more about our mission and programs.

ADVANCING INCLUSION

Oregon Children’s Theatre believes communities are stronger when they are diverse, and we are committed to building a creative and dynamic workplace with that in mind. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to promote equity in our hiring practices inclusive of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status. We recognize that Oregon Children’s Theatre has been historically staffed by predominately white and non-disabled people. We especially encourage applications from those who bring us new perspectives and lived experiences, candidates of traditionally underrepresented identities, and those who will advance our goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome requests for accommodations during the application or employment process. 

Job Openings

Teaching Artist for K-1 Program

Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program, in collaboration with Oregon Children’s Theatre, is seeking a part-time, program-based teaching artist for our in-class program, Stone Soup.

Description:

This job is part-time and temporary, running March 4th – May 24th. Hours and times will fluctuate from week to week, but will typically fall between 15-20 hours/week, between the hours of 7:30am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Compensation is $15/hr. To apply, please send a resume and a brief paragraph describing your interest in the position to tamara@octc.org.

Teaching artist will be expected to:

* Lead classroom activities in K-1 classrooms

* Work collaboratively with a co-facilitator to deliver programming

* Occasionally lead workshops as a solo facilitator

* Apply positive classroom management

* Possibly perform/coach students in performing

* Make sure to bring all necessarily workshop materials to each workshop

* Track and maintain materials supply

* Engage in giving and receiving constructive feedback

The ideal candidate will have:

* Experience working with the K-1 age group

* Spanish language skills

* A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

* A background in performance, teaching, and/or arts-integration.

* A positive attitude, clear communication skills, and a desire to participate in a collaborative team environment.

Stone Soup is an arts-integrated program that invites students to explore the value of community, and valuing each person’s unique gifts. The program uses theatre, visual art, and communal food-sharing to learn how communities are more resilient when difference is celebrated.