Teaching Artist

B.R.I.D.G.E. Theatre Project

South Los Angeles, CA



BRIDGE Theatre Project is currently seeking experienced, dynamic Teaching Artists to execute after-school theatre programs for elementary and middle school youth grades 4-8 in Lynwood, California, 20 minutes south of downtown L.A. Each program team of two Teaching Artists will guide up to 35 students in writing and performing original short plays with full dress/tech in a culminating presentation. Each Teaching Artist will also create their own group ensemble performance piece inspired by the students’ dreams and hopes for their local community.


Programs are intensive and fast-paced, with workshops held 1-2 days per week for 2 hours after school, plus additional required planning time before and after each workshop at the school.


We offer competitive compensation for our Teaching Artists, with a starting teaching rate of $60/hour, plus stipends for mileage and outside planning time. All Teaching Artists contracted for the 2019-2020 school year must complete a paid training and pass a criminal background check. Teaching Artists joining our Lynwood team will be considered for future international programming (our company has taken teaching artists to Rwanda in recent years).


To apply, please submit a cover letter and teaching artist resume in Word/PDF format to Program Coordinator Ellen Den Herder at [email protected].


BRIDGE Theatre Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering intensive theatre programs to youth, both locally and internationally. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and connect young people around the globe through intensive theatre education programs that encourage self-expression, foster self-confidence, promote cultural tolerance, expand world views and perspectives, and explore solutions to community problems through the creation and exchange of original plays and theatrical productions. In addition to our domestic work in Lynwood, CA, BRIDGE has held programs overseas in South America (Ecuador), Asia (Nepal), and multiple times in Africa (Rwanda). Founded in 2009, our name – Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange (BRIDGE) – continues to guide us in our programming and expansion.


To learn more about our work please visit our website: bridgetheatre.org


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