Harlem Children’s Zone

After-School Theater Specialist, Elementary-Middle School

3+ months agoNew York, NY

HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

We are currently seeking a part-time Theater Specialist to work directly students in an after-school setting, leading small group band and instrument instruction. The successful candidate will be highly talented educator with a strong theater background to share passion with elementary aged students. The desired objective is to offer our students a pre-professional artistic experience that will expose them to different genres and motivate them towards considering the Arts as a career choice. The ideal candidate will possessed the skills to engage our students to develop the skills of self expression through the arts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead small groups of students in acquisition of performance skills specific to their instrument
  • Guide students in rehearsal of appropriate theater routines
  • Prepare age, and skill appropriate, lesson plans to be reviewed by supervisors before being taught
  • Share a love of theater and an enthusiasm that enriches the lives of children
  • Teach weekly program sessions
  • Act as a role model for our students
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and professional development training
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • High School Diploma, college degree preferred
  • At least 2 years theater experience and 1-year teaching experience preferred
  • Experience working with youth population
  • A commitment to teaching and providing continuity on a part time basis
  • Ability to connect and offer motivation and encourage self-esteem in youth
  • Must have strong leadership and organizational skills, excellent writing and communication skills
  • Must be able to work well within a team unit where idea ciphers are encouraged
  • Ability to effectively engage students
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, available days and evenings



To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

Job ID: Harlem-THEAT01666