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Part-time positions available:
The Education Coordinator assists WT’s Education Department under the supervision of the Director of Education in the administration of education programs that reach over 11,500 students in the Chicagoland area annually. The Education Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to the administration of The Novel Series in-school residency program. They will also be responsible for the administration of the WRITE ON! residency program focusing on creating and building relationships with CPS schools. Additionally, they will assist in onsite programming including student matinees, workshops, and a teen Youth Council.
This part-time, contract position is anticipated to be approximately 30 hours per week from August 21, 2017 – June 22, 2018. Hourly rate is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan with a focus on literary engagement and lifting texts from the page to Director of Education, Lauren Sale at email@example.com by July 21, 2017. No phone calls please.
The Novel Series is a 10-session theatre and literary arts curriculum designed to allow students to explore literature and the artistry of bringing text to life. Students engage in a layered investigation of text and enter a rigorous artistic process that includes deep academic enrichment and meaningful text-to-self and text-to-world connections. Teaching Artists collaborate with classroom teachers to choose a book and create curriculum. Students work in small groups and rotate through Corners that focus on vocabulary, writing, and discussion through a theatre-based lens in addition to performance. The corner work is paired with whole-class sessions and culminates in a final presentation of student work.
Activate is Writers Theatre's wraparound residency designed to deepen students' engagement with the art on our stages. Activate is designed to prepare for and extend students’ experiences at the theatre through participatory workshops. These pre- and post- workshops investigate contextual information and the major themes in the play working with Teaching Artists in conjunction with the school’s attendance at a Student Matinee on-site at Writers Theatre.
WRITE ON! pairs students and teachers with WT teaching artists to create customizable residencies in classrooms, after school programs, and community-based organizations. This highly tailored approach provides dynamic opportunities to explore theatre and text with a focus on creating transformative experiences and on encouraging young people to find their creative voices.
WT Teaching Artists are highly valued members of our staff and serve as the ambassadors of our work and mission in community settings. Teaching Artists are brought in as part-time employees of the company and are paid at a rate of $57.75/teaching hour and $30/planning hour. Teaching Artists receive two free tickets to every show in our season as per the Staff Comp Ticket Policy.
Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in being a WT Teaching Artist. Please also include a sample lesson plan with a focus on literary engagement and lifting texts from the page. Send all materials to Director of Education, Lauren Sale at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 21, 2017. No phone calls please.
Reporting to the Audience Services Manager, the Front of House Associate will coordinate front of house operations during performances and specials events and will collaborate with the box office and stage management staff to maintain smooth front-facing operations and provide industry-leading customer service, with the ultimate goal of maximizing the customer experience.
This is a part-time position; approximately 10-20 hours/week. Competitive hourly rate.
Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Ben Thompson, Audience Services Manager at email@example.com. Please put “Front of House Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
The position will be open until filled, with a desired start date in early August 2017.
Writers Theatre seeks overhire stitchers for the 2016-17 season. Stitchers are hired on a show-by-show basis, based on the needs of each show. Please inquire for specifics, including dates.
Responsibilities typically include alterations on existing pieces under the supervision of the costume supervisor; some costume construction is possible.
Familiarity with and experience working in professional costume shops is preferred.
Competitive hourly rate.
Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Emily Waecker, Costume Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “FY18 Stitcher” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Writers Theatre is currently seeking a customer-service-oriented Box Office Associate to join our Audience Services team. The ideal candidate should be organized, polished and hard-working with exceptional communication skills; have a love of live theatre and be able to bring a positive attitude to the workplace.
Reporting to the Box Office Manager, the Box Office Associate will assist in the daily operations of the Box Office including processing transactions, building relationships with audience members, offering additional engagement opportunities and providing boutique-level customer service with the ultimate goal of leading the industry in maximizing the customer experience.
Part time; approximately 10 hours/week to start during training, increasing to 20-30 hours/week
Above Industry Standard; hourly wage
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Margaret McCall, Box Office Manager at email@example.com with the subject line “Box Office Associate Application”. The position will be open until filled.
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