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Junior Theatre is always looking to grow our diverse network of professional teaching artists for classes and camps in Balboa Park and outreach programs throughout San Diego County.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Desha Crownover.

Teaching Artists are required to teach students ages 3-18 in one/all of the following capacities: on-site classes and camps in Balboa Park or off-site outreach programs, on or off-site workshops. Prepares and maintains all class materials and supplies. In conjunction with the Education Director, may develop new classes and course curriculum. This is a seasonal position.

Salary: DOE


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) from an accredited college or university in the performing arts, education or related field
  • Extensive experience and active current practice in art form(s) to be taught
  • Experience working with/teaching students from K-12
  • Voice Teachers must be able to play piano
  • Completed Mandated Reporter Training
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training


  • Previous teaching artist experience
  • Curriculum development
  • CPR, AED & First Aid certified.
  • Experience working with students with special needs.


A Teaching Aide is responsible offering support and assistance to the Teaching Artists, and ensuring that each student has an enjoyable camp/class experience.

Salary: $14.50 per hour

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist teaching artists and JT staff members with management of class materials during set-up & clean up
  • Assist Teaching Artists and JT staff members with upkeep of class and 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
  • Facilitate class and camp check-in and pick-up
  • Assist students with restroom breaks as necessary
  • Work as an inclusion aide to provide extra help and support for students with special needs

Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Completion of Junior Theatre Aide In Training class (if under-18) and internship or equivalent aide/assistant experience
  • Theatre experience or working in childcare preferred
  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred
  • Inclusion training/experience a plus

Please send a resume and cover letter to Desha Crownover.

Education Director

Schedule: Full-Time Exempt (Variable)

Position Summary: The Education Director is responsible for the operations of all education programs, supervising all Education Department staff, and promoting Junior Theatre in the community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent and advocate for Junior Theatre in the community
  • Supervise education-related staff
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the senior management team
  • Oversee all education programming, including academic year sessions, summer and vacation camps, and outreach programs
  • Guide all education program development, including the education calendar, session and room schedules, curriculum development, and new opportunities
  • Recruit, train, and manage all teaching artists and aides


  • Bachelor degree in Theatre, Education, or a related field is preferred but not required
  • Teaching experience in the arts
  • Experience working with children and young adults in theatre education
  • Expert-level computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of, or ability to use or learn, Salesforce/Patron Manager CRM also required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Ability to relate to children and adults in a professional manner; ability to be dependable and personable;
  • Ability to work independently; prioritize, handle multiple tasks, be detailed-oriented, and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding internal affairs and student matters
  • Ability to adapt to changing work settings and conditions
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected] (please add “Education Director” in the subject).