Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist

Disney Theatrical Group (DTG) is seeking Teaching Artists (TAs) to join its Education & Audience Engagement team. DTG TAs are professional theatre artists and educators who facilitate workshops, residencies, and professional development seminars for students of all ages and backgrounds. DTG’s current educational programming explores both its Broadway shows (currently The Lion KingAladdin, and Frozen), as well as its catalogue of educational musicals created expressly for young performers. Candidates should be equal parts artist and educator and have a passion for engaging others in the artistry and life lessons of theatre-making. DTG is specifically looking to hire triple threat TAs with a focus in music direction or choreography.

DTG is committed to providing the highest quality entertainment for the widest, most diverse audience. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the field of theater, inclusive of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or expression, disability, and sexual orientation.

This is a part-time, freelance position. Work fluctuates based on season and TA availability.

TA responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Team teach musical theater workshops based on our Broadway shows for visiting groups of all ages from around the world. Workshops include: Movement & Music, advanced singing, advanced dancing, and advanced acting.
  • Facilitate Talkbacks (post show Q&As with cast and crew) for audiences at The Lion KingAladdin, and any other upcoming Disney on Broadway shows.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development with the Teaching Artist ensemble.
  • Lead Disney Musicals in Schools residencies for 3rd-5th graders in NYC public schools.
  • Collaborate with Education & Audience Engagement staff and fellow TAs to develop curriculum and educational resources available to a global audience.
  • Facilitate professional development workshops for classroom teachers and school administrators.
  • Required:

    • Demonstrates skills and professional experience in musical theatre, including: choreography, directing, performance, music direction, and stage management.
    • 3+ years of experience working as a Teaching Artist or Classroom Teacher in NYC public schools, or another large urban school system
    • Experience working with a wide variety of populations and ages
    • Strong classroom management skills
    • Willingness to travel to schools across NYC, including all boroughs
    • Ability to work weekdays, nights, and weekends
    • Excellent collaborative skills; willing and able to team-teach with fellow TAs
    • Strong time-management skills and dedication to established work commitments


    • An undergraduate or advanced degree in Theatre, Education, Educational Theatre, Applied Theatre, or other related field
    • Experience working with Special Education populations
    • Experience working with English Language Learners
    • Ability to converse in languages other than English
    • Experience working on the production team of a musical with children or adults
    • 3+ years of experience working as an expert in your artistic discipline
  • $40/hour for Development Work & $85/hour for Facilitation Work
  • To apply visit: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/new-york/teaching-artist/391/51763745216

    Candidates should provide:

    • A resume detailing your experience as an artist and as an educator.
    • Optional: A cover letter explaining your pedagogy and the philosophy that informs your work as an artist.
    • Optional: An artistic work sample that best encapsulates your skills as an artist. This work does not have to be with/for children; it should represent your own artistic work. This can be through video (links or attachment), photos, literary documents, etc.
    • If you are invited to audition, you will also be asked to provide a sample lesson plan you have successfully facilitated. Please include the intended age range and any other context needed.

    Please submit your resume, optional cover letter, and optional artistic work sample as one document.

    Hiring Timeline:

    • Interviews: August 2023
    • Auditions: September 2023
    • Start Date: October 2023
  • 08/31/2023
  • Mid-Level | Part-time
  • Performing Arts
  • Education
  • Disney Theatrical Group
  • 214 West 42nd Street
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10036
  • Jennifer Vaughan
  • 212-827-5476
  • Jennifer.F.Vaughan@disney.com
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