Teaching Artists

Who are we looking for?
StageWrite seeks individuals with a demonstrated commitment to arts education, a passion for youth development, and experience working with elementary students. Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish and teaching artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Elementary Program (Pre-K to 5th grade) Teaching Artists

StageWrite seeks Teaching Artists to co-teach 10-week drama residencies in San Francisco public elementary schools. We are looking for candidates with 2+ years experience teaching drama in urban elementary school settings. Strong classroom management required. Familiarity with early childhood literacy, culturally-relevant teaching, and supporting students impacted by trauma is preferred.  

StageWrite is hiring teaching artists for the following programs:

  • Room-a-Rama: Community through Drama (Grades Pre-K – 5th): Ideal candidate has experience with improv and storytelling.
  • Playwriting (Grades 4 & 5): Ideal candidate has experience with playwriting and supporting students with creative writing and performing monologues and plays. 

ADAPTS Program Teaching Artists

StageWrite is in search of teaching artists for our ADAPTS (Autism & Drama with Artists, Parents, Teachers, and Students) program, an integrative theatre residency whose goal is to foster inclusion and celebrate neurodiversity. ADAPTS classes invite students on the autism spectrum (pre-k to 5th grade) to connect with typically developing peer partners in shared creative experiences. Candidates should have experience with arts in education, and at least some experience working with neurodiverse populations. You will work closely with the current lead teaching artist to learn about ADAPTS’ integrative practices and collaborate on building the curriculum and program.


Training Program for Emerging Teaching Artists

StageWrite offers paid experiential training to theatre artists who would like to develop a teaching practice.


Compensation:  We have several opportunities ranging from those new to teaching to those with significant experience who can mentor new Teaching Artists. Compensation ranges from $25-$55/hr based on position and prior teaching artist experience. StageWrite Teaching Artists are part-time, seasonal employees, ranging 3-10 hours weekly during the school year.


Interested candidates should send resumé, cover letter, work samples (if available) & 2 references (for similar work) to:  
Elana Lagerquist, Executive Director at elana@stagewrite.org