Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.

Teaching Artists

"A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts." -Eric Booth

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT), the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education, seeks a highly motivated, experienced, and energetic Teaching Artist to lead YPT’s virtual playwriting programs for elementary, middle, and high schools students, as well as adult playwrights during the 2020-21 year.

Most of our programs are 12-workshop residencies, where Teaching Artists typically see their students once a week. All 2020-21 workshops will take place virtually. YPT provides all necessary materials, and trains Teaching Artists on our curriculum. Teaching Artists are responsible for technological access (computer or tablet with a video camera and internet access), and for bringing their expertise to enhance YPT’s lessons (based on the students’ needs and interests). This is a contracted position on an as-needed basis. Compensation varies per program.

You do not have to be a playwright to apply! YPT Teaching Artists are also actors, directors, poets, writers, dancers, and artists of other disciplines. Experience working with youth is required.

To apply:

Please send your letter of interest, resume/CV, and three references in an email to jobs@yptdc.org. Please put “TEACHING ARTIST” in the subject line.

Young Playwrights’ Theater values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

YPT seeks a culturally competent Teaching Artist dedicated to affirming the brilliance of our students, the belief that creative expression and theater are valuable tools for education, and a commitment to high-quality arts education that centers the experience of all young people, especially those who voices are often minimized. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.