Call for Instructors for Artstrek 2019

Date: Sep 12, 2018

Theatre Alberta is seeking dedicated, passionate instructors for its 2019 Artstrek program. Each year, the instructional team, led by a Curriculum Director, is contracted to instruct students in the areas of acting, text analysis, music, design, voice, movement, directing, and integration, with a focus on a specific, pre-selected theatre script. Artstrek’s 2019 curriculum will explore a musical.

ABOUT ARTSTREK

  • Artstrek runs for three weeks each July at Red Deer College, with a different age group of students attending each week known as “Explorations.”
  • Student acceptance to all Explorations is based on commitment, enthusiasm, and a recommendation from a teacher or community member – we don’t hold auditions.
  • Artstrek aims to develop students’ theatre skills and theatre appreciation, as well as life competency skills like problem-solving, leadership, self-esteem, and team work.
  • The program has been running in the province of Alberta for the past 58 years.
     

ABOUT THE POSITION

  • Artstrek instructors are contracted to be on-site at Red Deer College from Tuesday, July 2 through Saturday, July 27, 2019 to develop curriculum and provide instruction for Exploration I, II, and III.
  • Instructors are provided shared accommodation on campus at Red Deer College and provided daily meals for the duration of the contract.
  • Artstrek instructors arrive on-site at Red Deer College one week prior to the commencement of the program (July 2–6) and work together to develop the curriculum.
  • All subjects at Artstrek are team-taught. Instructors work in pairs to develop and deliver a program in their area of expertise each week.
  • Artstrek 2019 is divided into three separate weeks of instruction (Explorations) for different age groups.
    • Theatre Exploration I (July 7 – 12, 2019): This six-day program is for enthusiastic theatre lovers who are 13 and 14 years old.
    • Theatre Exploration II (July 14 – 19, 2019): This six-day program is for 15 and 16 year olds with a keen interest in theatre and a dedication to increasing their knowledge and skill level.
    • Theatre Exploration III (July 21 – 27, 2019): This seven-day program is for 17 and 18 year olds who have demonstrated a commitment to theatre practice and education.
  • Instructors teach four 70-minute classes each day (typically 16-20 students per class), as well as participating in daily warm-up activities, regular meetings, and some evening activities.
  • Artstrek “Supers” – typically emerging artists who have recently attended the program – assist with administrative tasks and the smooth, day-to-day running of the program.

APPLICATION PACKAGES SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • a work resume that outlines areas particularly pertinent to working with youth;
  • a theatre resume that demonstrates your theatrical experience, performance-based or otherwise;
  • a cover letter that outlines your area(s) of artistic practice, why you are interested in teaching at Artstrek, and what skills/experience you would bring to a collaborative teaching team.  

HIRING NOTES:

Theatre Alberta is committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. Artstrek is a safe space that welcomes and fosters diversity, both in our staff and our students.

As Artstrek contracts a new team of instructors around a new script each year, we encourage applications from a broad range of artistic backgrounds. If your area of expertise does not necessarily line up with this year’s play selection, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in being considered for the position as an instructor for Artstrek 2019, please submit your application package in PDF format to: andy@theatrealberta.com.  Application deadline: November 1, 2018.