CPT is seeking part-time Substitute Teaching Artists to assist in implementing CPT Education programming. Theatre experience is a plus. We are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to further racial and economic justice.
CMHA CLEVELAND ACT NOW
CMHA Cleveland Act Now (CAN) takes place in partnership with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) at community centers for children and families who live in public housing. Under the guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, young artists learn how to create and perform their own plays, dance, poetry, music, and visual art. These multidisciplinary performing arts activities improve academic skills, instill empathy and responsibility, build character, and enhance creative thinking. The students regularly perform at CMHA community centers as well as arts festivals throughout Cleveland. CMHA CAN is offered in four CMHA communities: Lakeview Terrace, Woodhill Homes, Outhwaite Homes, and Riverside Park.
CLEVELAND ACT NOW ACADEMY (CAN ACADEMY)
Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy is a free performing arts program for younger teens and youth from Cleveland and surrounding neighborhoods, held on-site at Cleveland Public Theatre. The Juniors program serves youth ages 7-10, and the Seniors program serves youth ages 11-14. Young artists engage in rigorous (and fun!) theatre training, learning acting fundamentals, script analysis, storytelling techniques, and play creation.
Y-HAVEN THEATRE PROJECT
Y-Haven Theatre Project is a program for residents of Y-Haven, a YMCA center providing temporary housing and Substance Use Disorder treatment to individuals who are homeless, re-entering the community from incarceration, and/or recovering from Opioid Use Disorder. The program teaches performing arts and technical aspects of theatre while addressing critical personal, interpersonal, and job-related skills through a comprehensive process. The program culminates in the performance and community-wide tour of an original play based on stories from the clients’ lives.
- Experience in at least one theatre-related arts discipline (dance, drumming, singing, acting, creative writing, etc.)
- Experience teaching children and/or teenagers
- Ability to travel to multiple sites (CMHA CAN)
- Experience with/open to working with individuals in recovery from substance use disorder and/or homelessness
- Demonstrated ability to be or become a strong role model for Cleveland youth
- Energy, responsiveness, flexibility, creativity
- Attention to detail, ability to work independently
- Openness to learning new techniques in the creation of original performance material
SUBSTITUTE TEACHING ARTIST, CAN ACADEMY— JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Successfully supporting CPT full-time EDU leadership staff in implementing CPT Education programming, actively engaging with youth and/or adults as they build storytelling skills (incorporating body, voice, and ensemble) and community
- CAN Academy Juniors (M/W) and Seniors (T/TH) team hours are typically from 3:30-6:30 pm at Cleveland Public Theatre
- CMHA CAN Outhwaite (M/W) team hours are typically from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm at Outhwaite Homes Community Center
- CMHA CAN Riverside (M/W) team hours are typically from 4:00-6:00 pm at Riverside Park Community Center.
- CMHA CAN Lakeview (T/TH) team hours are typically from 3:30-5:30 pm at Lakeview Terrace Community Center.
- Y-Haven Theatre Project (M/W/F or M-TH) team hours are typically from 1-4 pm, 5-7pm, or 7-10p at Cleveland Public Theatre.
- Collaborating with partner organizations and/or CPT Staff from applicable departments to successfully present artistic work at assigned sites
- Attending trainings and/or meetings with EDU teams to share outline highlights, session progress, questions, and opportunities regarding program implementation (avg. 1-2 hours weekly)
- Completing other duties that relate to the CPT EDU programs as determined by full-time, ongoing CPT EDU staff (recruitment, communication, record keeping)
The search to fill these positions is ongoing. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Nicole Sumlin, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org .
ABOUT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE
CPT is a nationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Its mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking theatre and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through its annual theatrical season, featuring between 8-10 adventurous professional productions and a robust series of new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues and empower participants to work for positive change in our community. CPT is home to community ensembles Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, and CPT annually presents Station Hope, a large-scale community arts festival. CPT’s annual budget is around $2.5 million a year. CPT has 22 full-time staff members.
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