Organization overview: SteppingStone Theatre for Youth is a creative home for young people in Saint Paul and beyond since 1987. We believe that Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong to and contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better. SteppingStone offers camps, classes, and theatre productions for young artists ages 2 through 22. During COVID-19, we offer Virtual Studios and safe outdoor in-person programs to continue serving young artists and families.
Steppingstone Theatre for Youth encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and working to remove barriers in employment policies.
Description: SteppingStone Theatre(SST) is looking for a new teaching artist for our summer camp programs.
Teen Anime Teaching Artist – Are you a major fan of Anime, Manga, and devised theatre and want to share your passion with teens grades 7-12 at summer camp? We are looking for a teaching artist to teach the summer camp, My Hero Miyazaki: An Anime Adventure(August 16-20) from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. This is a part-time position that will undergo SST training in specific, devised theatre class models. The Teaching Artist will design their own weekly camp lesson content inspired by the class description and aligned with the SST teen class model and expectations. This position will teach My Hero Miyazaki and be offered additional camps, classes, and residencies based on their availability, and student age range experience on a rolling basis throughout the school year and summer.
Desirable Skills & Qualifications for Teen Anime Teaching Artist
Fandom, interest, and excitement for Anime.
At least 3 years of experience as a teaching artist with youth in theatre.
At least 2 years of experience working with teens in the classroom.
Experience with devised theatre.
Must have availability the week of August 16-20
Teaching Artist must have the following skills and Qualifications:
Must have a strong interest in theatre education.
You believe young people are artists in their own right.
Interest in working with students from cross-cultural communities.
Commitment to anti-racism in your teaching and in work with educational, institutional, and governmental organizations.
Commitment to fostering positive youth development in education programs and in the wider parent/school/organizational community.
Interest and ability to learn new approaches in your teaching artistry, receive feedback and coaching, and set goals for further development.
Work in a team environment and interested in collaboration.
Ability to work independently, be flexible, and take initiative.
The candidate has a commitment to developing arts and skills within a teaching framework that supports SteppingStone Theatre’s core values of inspiration, generosity, mastery, belonging, and advocacy in youth. The candidate is strongly committed to sharing power with youth and families to create more inclusive social change for the world around them. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
This is a part-time position. Teaching Artists will work 38 hrs per week for summer camps at the pay rate of $23.50/hr. Camp teaching offers will be given on a rolling basis and we cannot guarantee work for every week of summer camp. Following summer camp, the teaching artist will have the opportunity to join the SST teaching artist roster to teach other classes, workshops, and camps.
Paid Training dates: Saturdays June 5 & 12th (12:00 PM- 4:00 PM)
Summer Site: The Journey School – 775 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Shift Days: Weekdays, Monday-Friday. No evening or weekend requirements.
Application Deadline: Extended to April 16, 2021
Please include a written introduction to yourself and how you’re qualified for the position in the body of an email or an attached cover letter, discussing why you love Anime & making theatre with teens, along with a resume firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please direct questions to Interim Education Director, Megan Flød Johnson at email@example.com.
SteppingStone Theatre loves volunteers and has many ongoing opportunities available:
At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. Our programs stand firmly in opposition to racism and we challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and to seek equity for all, including Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQAI+, economically disadvantaged, all religions, veterans, active military, and those with accessibility needs. We work with families to meet students’ needs be it social, academic, developmental, or physical. SteppingStone respects students’ gender expression and provides access to gender-neutral facilities.
Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.
SteppingStone ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world.