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.


Teaching Artists

StageWrite seeks Teaching Artists to co-teach 12-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. Compensation: Rates DOE, starting at $35/hr. StageWrite is hiring teaching artists for the following programs:

  • Stories on Stage (Grades 2 & 3): Ideal candidate has experience directing children in theatrical productions.
  • Monologues in Motion (Grades 4 & 5): Ideal candidate has experience with playwriting and supporting students with creative writing and performing monologues. 
  • ADAPTS (Grades K-5): Ideal candidate has experience engaging students with autism in drama activities and creative play.


Program Manager & Mentor Teaching Artist, Stories on Stage & Monologues in Motion

Seeking Teaching Artist with a minimum of 5+ years teaching drama in urban elementary school settings and program administration experience for part-time 6-month position (January through June 2020). There is a possibility for future expansion of the position. Teaching Artist mastery and strong organization and communication skills are required. Experience managing staff is needed. Comfort using Google Drive, docs, and sheets for online collaboration a must. Responsibilities will include: 

  • Lead-teaching in 12-week theatre and literacy residencies with a Co-Teaching artist in Stories on Stage and Monologues in Motion programs (see descriptions above for needed skills)
  • Serving as a mentor teaching artist for co-teaching artists with emerging skills 
  • Observation and coaching of teaching artist staff
  • Communication liaison with classroom teachers and teaching artists
  • Administrative support in scheduling residencies with classroom teachers and teaching artists
  • Facilitating pre-residency meetings with classroom teachers and teaching artists 
  • Collaboration on curriculum development and revision
  • Management of all residency materials and supplies
  • Support in facilitating teaching artist training workshops
  • Support in coordinating all residency culminating events and performances
  • Coordination of residency paperwork and teacher evaluation forms including tracking program evaluation criteria and resources, data analysis of results

Compensation: A contracted amount of $11,000 includes Mentor Teaching Artist residency work in up to 9 classrooms and an additional 8-10 hours per week to fulfill administrative and programmatic managerial responsibilities. This position could be filled by 1 person or shared by 2 qualified individuals.

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