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SDJT is seeking applicants for the position of Teaching Aide

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Teaching Aide Announcement & Job Description

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 3:15pm

Pay: $9 and up (see below)

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

San Diego Junior Theatre is seeking applicants for the position of Teaching Aide to work alongside experienced Teaching Artists in its summer camp program in Balboa Park. Teaching Aides will help facilitate lessons in theatre arts, provide support with classroom management and supervision, and ensure that each student has an enjoyable camp/class experience. Camp sessions are one to two weeks long and run from early June to early September; Teaching Aides can request to teach sessions that meet their availability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist teaching artists and staff members with management of class materials during set up & clean up.
  • Assist Teaching Artists and JT staff members with upkeep of camp environments. (Classrooms, corridors, lunch area, restrooms, office, storage spaces, etc.)
  • Assist with classroom management when appropriate by re-directing off-task students.
  • Provide one on one assistance to students needing extra attention
  • Facilitate class activities and games by participating in all activities and assisting the Teaching Artists and individual students.
  • Supervise students during class and camp transitions, breaks and lunch.
  • Assist Teaching Artists with class and camp check-in and pick-up.
  • Attend required aide meetings & trainings

Download 2015 Summer Aide App (Returning Applicants)

Download 2015 Summer Aide App (New Applicants)

To Apply:  Email applications by May 1, 2015  to or drop off/send to:

Attn: Mitzi Smith

1650 El Prado, #208

San Diego, CA 92101


Qualifications & Eligibility

Position Age Starting Hourly Rate Qualifications
Junior Teaching Aide 14-16 $9.00 Completion of Junior Theatre Aide-In-Training (AIT) class OR prior work as a JT Aide with positive evaluations.
Teaching Aide 17 and up $9.50 Previous JT Aide experience with positive evaluations OR comparable outside experience with strong references.
Senior Teaching Aide 18 and up $10.00 Experience working with children with special needs; exemplary recommendations; and at least one of the following:

  • 2+ years as a JT Aide (160+ hours)
  • Equivalent non-JT experience
  • Two semesters of relevant college coursework (education, child development, social work, etc.)


Out of the Wings: Jason Maddy

Get to know Much Ado About Nothing director, Jason Maddy!

Jason MaddyJason Maddy is an actor, singer, educator and director. Jason is directing the 2015 Junior Theatre production of Much Ado About Nothing. Previous directing credits include Shows with Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego Junior Theatre and Actor’s Alliance of San Diego.

As an actor, Jason has performed throughout San Diego County including roles with North Coast Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, Ion Theatre Company, Welk Resort Theatre, San Diego Musical Theater, Premiere Productions, Intrepid Theatre Company and Lamb’s Players Theatre.

Regional Theatre Credits include The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival.

Jason holds an MFA from the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign and is a Teaching Artist with La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe and San Diego Junior Theatre.

Summer 2015 Classes are Online!

Summer 2015 Classes and Camps are now online for enrollment. Register today!

Summer 2015 Classes and Camps are now online for enrollment. Register today!

Summer 2015 Classes and Camps are now online



Learn more about San Diego Junior Theatre classes and camps – watch this video!