Year-Round Teaching Artists



Project 4 Teaching Artist


POSITION:  Teaching Artist

DEPARTMENT:  Learning and Engagement

LOCATION:  We are currently teaching in-person, in the  greater Ithaca, NY area. We do not currently  offer housing for this position.

FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME: Part-time/Contracted

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Learning and Engagement Associate

COMPENSATION:  We offer an hourly pay rate of $17 to $25 an  hour, depending on the specific contract and  level of experience.


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching Artists function in their role in a classroom, during an artistic  residency; or as a lead teacher during our Next Generation school break and summer classes. Teaching Artists  should 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 and exercises 
  • Assisting with lesson planning 
  • Strong and confident classroom management skills 
  • Teaching basic theatre concepts and awareness in an age-appropriate way 
  • Directing youth in writing and rehearsing original plays 
  • A love for the arts and working with elementary through middle school age students! 



  • Bachelor’s degree or certification (or equivalent experience) in early childhood education, education, fine  arts, and/or performing arts 
  • The Hangar is currently a full vaccinated company; all teaching artists are required to be fully vaccinated  against COVID-19 by the start of their employment 
  • Professional experience working with children at the elementary and/or secondary school level A commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and access (EDIA)
  • Cultural competence; the ability to interact effectively and thoughtfully with people across different cultures, backgrounds, and identities; and an understanding of the principles of antiracism and anti oppression.
  • A connection with the Hangar’s Artistic and Educational Mission and Values.
  • Passion for arts education!


TO APPLY: Please email: with resume and brief cover letter. Please  include: Teaching Artist Position in the  subject line.