Employment Opportunities

The Coterie is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. One where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.

If your past experience does not align perfectly but you are excited about an opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

Teaching Artist

POSITION: Teaching Artist

REPORTS TO: Theatre School Director and Education Director

JOB TYPE: Independent Contractor

SALARY RANGE: $15.00-$22.00 per contact hour



The Coterie seeks experienced artists with a love of passing their knowledge onto young actors. Our Teaching Artists are responsible for writing and facilitating lesson plans that focus on the process of acting and storytelling. We look for Teaching Artists and Teaching Artist Assistants that will give young actors around the city the highest quality theatre education.



Applicants must be committed to working with young people and able to collaborate with other educators. Our team builds actor skills, teaches fundamentals, brings out creativity, serves as mentors and role models, and develops collaboration skills. Each Teaching Artist will work closely with small classroom sizes to cultivate creativity and self-confidence. Teaching Artists will develop lesson plans for their class that engage students and expand their acting and theatrical knowledge. Teaching Artists will keep education staff up to date on class activities through class reports.

  • Plan and prepare lesson plans based on the assigned theme of the class
  • Submit education classroom forms in a timely manner
  • Attend training sessions as scheduled, within availability
  • Utilize resources help to problem solve and grow teaching skills
  • On-going commitment to strengthening teaching practice through feedback from Theatre School Director and/or Education Director
  • Create a positive culture and climate within their classroom
  • Establish class rules that are positively enforced to ensure quality classroom management



We look for Teaching Artists that will give young actors around the city the highest quality theatre education. 

  • Skills, training, or professional experience in theatre
  • Experience working with K-12 students
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Active problem-solving skills, flexibility, and creativity
  • Open to feedback, learning opportunities, and self-growth
  • Empathetic and able to create a safe and supportive classroom
  • Preferred (Not Required): Experience creating lesson plans




We offer contracts on a class-by-class basis for all our sessions:

  • Fall (October – November)
  • Winter (Late January – Early March)
  • Spring (Late March – Early May)
  • Summer (June – July)



Applications for Teaching Artists are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please submit resumes and inquiries to Allison Nissley at anissley@coterietheatre.org and fill out the application form here.