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Wharton Center Seeking Teaching Artists For Disney Program

July 18, 2019

Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity is excited to announce that we are hiring qualified musical theatre teaching artists as we continue our partnership with Disney Theatrical Group and its Disney Musicals in Schools program.

As we enter our fifth year of participation, our mission is to create sustainable theatre programs at under-resourced schools in Michigan. Through a carefully designed training and residency process, Disney-trained Michigan teaching artists will visit selected schools and work with educators and students– teaching them what it takes to produce a musical. The Institute is looking for two experienced theatre teaching artists with skills in directing, choreography, and/or music direction to begin training at the Wharton Center in October 2019 and work directly with the schools through June 2020.

These in-school residencies will take place in Lansing, Michigan Center, Durand, and Metro Detroit. Teaching Artists qualifications: • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Music, Dance, or related field; or have equivalent experience

• Have experience working as a teaching artist or classroom teacher

• Have experience working with diverse populations and ages

• Have experience working on a play or musical with children

• Demonstrate strong classroom management skills

• Have excellent collaboration skills and thrive in a group work setting

• Possess strong time-management skills; be punctual and reliable

• Demonstrate respect for all students, teachers and administrators participating in the program, and offer a superior level of professionalism, customer service and positivity

• Prepare a TA audition and interview with Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity Staff, to be scheduled Oct 2 and 3 (details to follow)

• Be available for a 17-week residency (January-June, 2020) of weekly after school, 90 minute rehearsals with a teaching artist partner

• Attend trainings at Wharton Center in the fall of 2019, an evening orientation on Monday December 9

• Attend Student Share event at Wharton Center the evening of June 2, 2020

All positions are paid, and teaching artists are contracted through Wharton Center. To be considered for a Teaching Artist position for this program, please send a cover letter, resume, and two checkable references to……

Kelly Stuible-Clark, Manager of Musical Theatre Programs at Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity – stuible3@whartoncenter.com – or by mail at 750 East Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Michigan 48824.

Materials must be received by Monday, Sept 9 at 5 pm. Sincerely, Kelly Stuible-Clark Manager of Musical Theatre Programs, Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity Michigan State University