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Job Opening details:-
Company Name :-
Big Thought
Position Name :-
Part Time Teaching Artist
Company Location :-
Dallas, TX 75208
Job Category :
 Education jobs

Full Job Description :-
Purpose Statement

Teaching Artists serve in a classroom, during an artistic residency, or as a lead teacher during our Next Generation school break and summer classes. Teaching Artists must be comfortable leading a group of young people in improvisation games, movement and vocal exercises, and other theatre-related exercises as well as structuring a curriculum (of varying lengths) to fill classroom time in an engaging, creative, and fun way. We are also interested in teaching artists with special skills in musical theatre, dance, singing, visual arts, improvisation, movement, stage combat, clowning, or text work.


Leading improvisational theater games
Teaching basic theatre history and awareness in an age-appropriate way
Directing youth in writing and rehearsing original plays
Assisting with lesson planning
Strong and confident classroom management skills
A love for the arts and working with young people!
Essential Job Duties

Deliver high quality direct instruction to students in Pre-K through grade 12 in alignment with Big Thought’s instructional framework of Six Dimensions of Quality, Social Emotional Learning, and project-based learning
Consult and collaborate with educational coaches on aesthetic of Big Thought teaching practices as requested
Perform administrative responsibilities, such as submission of written lesson plans, assessments, and teaching schedules
Plan and implement programs in collaboration with Big Thought staff
Work in partnership with the Site Coordinator and/or Program Manager
Perform other duties as needed
General Job Duties and Expectations

Demonstrate a strong commitment to working with young people, especially those in diverse communities and neighborhoods across the DFW area
Utilize basic classroom management skills
Manage supplies, including placing orders as requested
Big Thought believes that modeling is a useful tool to teach youth new skills in social situations. All individuals working with our organization are expected to observe all rules, regulations, policies, uniform and dress code of Big Thought and Dallas ISD. There may be occasion to also adhere to specific directives from site management, especially as they pertain to the safety and security of students.
Follow program attendance policy as assigned by the Program Manager
Attend team meetings for input on best practices
Perform other functions that may be assigned by the Program Manager
Attend and participate in professional development opportunities offered by Big Thought
Demonstrate commitment to implementing Big Thought instructional strategies


Minimum two years’ experience teaching a discipline in a classroom setting.

Other Requirements:

Demonstrated expertise working as a professional/experienced artist as specified by one’s craft, or as a practicing instructor
Flexibility to work a varying schedule. Hours of work may require after school hours as well as occasional evenings and weekends. Summer hours may vary by program/site.
Willingness to travel to Big Thought sites in the DFW area
Strong oral/written communication skills and interpersonal skills
Ability to facilitate group decision making; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong attention to detail
Consent to a background check via fingerprinting and FC Background, which is required based on DISD policy. Clearances are conducted and renewed annually.
Excellent practical experience in the discipline being taught; professional experience preferred
Ability to provide two professional references and a sample lesson plan in the discipline of specialization
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus
Ability to read/respond to e-mails and text messages in a timely manner
Additional Information

Big Thought jobs are hands on and can be physically demanding. To perform the duties of these roles successfully, you may regularly be required to: sit, stand, or stare at computer screen for long periods of time; participate in external activities; use various office equipment, some manual; work in environment with loud sounds, multiple distractions and interruptions; be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures on occasion; maintain emotional control during stressful situations.

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