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Teaching Artist Training Fellowship Program/ Summer Camp Counselors

Posted: 04/01/2024

Department: Education and Engagement
Reports to: Education Director
FLSA Classification: Full time, Seasonal, non-exempt
Start Date:  May 28, 2024
Salary: $12.00/hour

The Teaching Artist Training Fellowship at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is designed to provide pedagogical training in a practical environment for emerging artists interested in pursuing work as a teaching artist. During the summer, fellows will serve as camp counselors for Playhouse summer camps, which includes working as teaching assistants and group leaders. They will learn by observing, assisting, co-teaching and then leading – all while receiving supplemental training throughout the summer.
The beginning weeks of camp focus on learning the processes and procedures of the day-to-day operations of a large-scale education program like summer camp, practicing classroom management skills and observing different teaching styles, followed by weekly online learning, analysis, and discussion. In weeks following, fellows will begin the transition from assistant teacher to co- and lead teachers. As Teaching Artist Fellows/counselors, participants in the training program will help to facilitate all aspects of camp, including serving as role models who assist and motivate campers. Throughout the day counselors facilitate their group's activities, complete check-in and check-out of students, proctor camper breaks, and support Teaching Artists as teaching assistants during classes, among other projects as assigned.
Ideal candidates have completed or are working towards a college degree in theater or education, or possess relevant experience, have experience working with children and are enthusiastic about teaching theatre to youth. Previous experience teaching is a plus but is not required.

Ideal Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Experience working with children, particularly in a large group setting preferred
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, personalities and working styles.
  • Organized and able to solve problems quickly and positively
  • Good email communication skills
  • Experience with customer service
  • Experience with administrative processes preferred
  • Completed or are working towards a college degree in theater, or possess relevant experience
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling
  • Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 10 lbs. and occasionally up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to speak clearly and to hear/listen to campers and other staff via phone or in person
  • Position may require local travel to other worksites
  • Housing is not available at this time. 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, at No phone calls please.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.  

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