Theatre Teaching Artist

Colburn School

Los Angeles, CA

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Colburn School is an internationally recognized leader in performing arts education and is part of the fabric of the Los Angeles cultural community.  With a world-renowned faculty, Colburn trains local and international students in four different units: the Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, the Colburn Music Academy and the Colburn Dance Academy. The Colburn Center for Innovation and Community Impact serves all four units with various programmatic initiatives.


The Colburn School's mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment. 


This position will recruit and teach group drama classes for students aged 5-12.


Duties and responsibilities:


  • Teach a two term sequential theatre arts curricula in consultation with the Director of Colburn’s Drama Department.
  • Teach class content focused on improvisation, creative movement, ensemble technique and the power and wonder of story. The class should also have a focus on social emotional learning.
  • Co-create, with the class, an original performance presentation to be presented at the end of the second term. The final production should be created from the improvisational theatrical techniques and story elements explored in class.
  • Actively participate in recruiting students new to the Colburn School and work to foster relationships in the community.
  • Hold parent meetings/conferences to address student problems or issues, as needed.
  • Perform administrative tasks associated with students’ attendance and performance records.
  • Work closely with Community School staff to give support and guidance to students as needed.
  • Participate in activities such as, but not limited to, departmental and faculty meetings, Open House, and other public relation events and opportunities.
  • Other related duties as needed.




Minimum Education and/or Experience:


  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in theatre. Combined experience/education may be substituted for minimum education.
  • At least 5 years teaching theatre to school-age children.
  • Highly skilled in the theatre arts discipline; acting, improvisation, movement, vocal skills and story creation.
  • Have knowledge of child development.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population required.
  • Ability and desire to network with faculty and those in the community to recruit students from the greater Los Angeles community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with very diverse faculty, staff, and students.
  • Active performing/studio career preferred.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive, supportive team environment required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.


Excellent salary and great benefits including medical, dental, life, LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more!


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