Mirror Image Arts seeks dynamic teaching artists with a focus on young people for our Summer Emerging Teaching Artist Residency.

Each summer, Mirror Image Arts welcomes Emerging Teaching Artist Residents (ETAs) who join the company in order to gain practical experience in the field of applied theatre with youth. Mirror Image Arts’ residency program serves as an environment to stretch skills in Theatre of the Oppressed and creative drama facilitation, classroom management, curriculum development, evaluation and partnership practices. It is an opportunity to make connections with artists in the Denver metro area, and a chance to spend a summer being challenged as an actor and teaching artist.

Mirror Image Arts’ program is designed for artists with a firm commitment to a professional theater career, a strong work ethic, and a desire to hone one’s craft through immersion in our curriculum and organizational practices. ETAs benefit by playing an integral role in a rigorous, supportive company through active participation in rehearsal processes, classroom facilitation, special projects, and close observation of our relationship building practices with site partners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree in Theatre, Education, or related field.
  • Professional skills, training and experience in one or more theatrical disciplines.
  • Experience or interest in teaching diverse populations.
  • Passion or interest in working with young people (ages 8-21).
  • Interest in working with an organization with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to answer email in a timely manner and manage personal calendar.
  • Interest in Theatre for Social Change.
  • Experiencing developing and facilitating arts integration lesson plans.

Activities/Responsibilities of Resident:

  • Train in Mirror Image Arts’ curriculum.
  • Serve as a support facilitator and actor for “Finding Your Voice”.
  • Attend staff and partnership meetings.
  • Assist with administrative tasks that support summer programming.
  • Assist with social media posts highlighting stories of programming.
  • Participate in a “customized project” based on goals of resident and needs of organization.
  • Attend professional development opportunities.

Hour Per Week:
Schedule varies per week and hours will sit between 20-25 hours per week. Residents must be available M-F between 8:00 am-5:00 pm from June 3-Aug 9 2019, and Saturday and Sunday June 8-9 form 9:00-2:00 pm for rehearsing with ensemble.

$12 per hour for 20-25 hours per week for 10 weeks.
Housing: Not included, however, we have affordable artist housing available.
Transportation: Resident is responsible for providing or accessing reliable transportation, access to a car is strongly recommended, but public transportation is a possible option/

To Apply:
Applications for Mirror Image Arts’ Emerging Teaching Artist Residency should be submitted by March 5th, 2019. Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and headshost (for casting purposes) to Meghann Henry at m.henry@mirrorimagearts.org. Include in subject line “Emerging Teaching Artist”. Applicants chosen for consideration will schedule an interview, followed by an “audition” of a teaching sample and a one minute monologue. Interview/Auditions can take place in person or via Skype/Google Hangout. Final applicants will be asked for a list of three references.

Applicants must be available for all of the following dates:
Interview/Audition dates: March 10-15 (one hour slots will be scheduled based on availability)
Orientation: Materials will be sent ahead of time to review before start date on June 3.
Residency Dates: June 3-Aug 9 2019

Questions: email Meghann Henry, m.henry@mirrorimagearts.org

Mirror Image Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Internship/Residency position.