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Musical Theater Teaching Artists

San Francisco Arts Education Project
San Francisco, CA
$55 - $60 an hour - Contract


San Francisco, CA

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  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flextime
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Full job description

SFArtsED is seeking musical theater artists for in-school residencies for grades 4-8 (ages 9-14), specifically VOCAL DIRECTORS/ACCOMPANISTS and CHOREOGRAPHERS/DANCERS. Musical Theater residencies introduce students to the combined disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing while working toward an end-of-residency performance for an audience.

Vocal Director/Musical Accompanist: Strong skills as a pianist, accompanist and/or vocal coach with experience in the musical theater form. Must be passionate and skilled in demonstrating love of music with students. Vocal Director/Accompanist works in tandem with a Choreographer/Director

Choreographer/Director of Dance/Staging: Strong skills and background as a dance teacher and choreographer for musical theater. Must be passionate and skilled, creating, teaching and refining choreography/staging in collaboration with the Vocal Director.

Full Job Description

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program seeks to place professional artists in visual and performing arts residencies throughout San Francisco’s public schools. Residencies range from one day a week to multiple days and/or multiple school sites, as well a variety of grade levels. Schedules vary depending on services contracted by individual school sites and instructional times (between 8am-4pm).

Artists hired for an AIR position are expected to:

  • Submit a residency proposal that outlines clear objectives and measurable outcomes
  • Draw on their own personal and professional experience as part of their instruction
  • Incorporate a variety of teaching methods to engage students and build community
  • Communicate with school staff regarding support for student learning differences and instructional practices that are culturally appropriate
  • Work in a variety of physical settings (classroom, gym, auditorium, cafeteria, etc)
  • Uphold and support school and classroom behavior expectations as they relate to student safety, mutual respect, and cooperative learning
  • Create a learning environment where all students are heard, contributions (both individual and group) are valued, and artistic expression is cultivated

Teaching skills and prior experience should include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience working with children ages 5-14, or any subset thereof
  • Familiarity with the California State Visual & Performing Arts Standards
  • Integration of academic curriculum where possible and appropriate
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to support interaction with students, school staff and SFArtsED administrators
  • Strong classroom management skills and strategies
  • Ability to create cumulative arts experiences that are developmentally and culturally appropriate across multiple grade levels
  • Ability to work towards a performance or showcase if expected by school site
  • Promote critical thinking as it relates to the arts
  • Scaffolding of arts experiences by sharing artist’s own professional work or that of others in their discipline

Other expectations:

  • Clearly communicate teaching availability (days, times, months)
  • Provide own transportation to and from campuses across San Francisco
  • Acquire and prep any necessary teaching materials (reimbursement is provided for consumable materials)
  • Ability to be mobile for extended periods of time and capable of moving any teaching materials

Job Type: Contract

Pay: $55.00 - $60.00 per hour

Expected hours: No more than 4 per week


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Teaching: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person