Straz Center for the Performing Arts
  • 23-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Part Time

Be Part of the Show at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts!

Located in downtown Tampa, the Straz offers flexible hours, event-based schedules including evenings and weekends, and a team-based work environment.

Straz Center is currently looking for a Theater Instructor who possesses a strong commitment to working with children, teens, adults, and educators. This position may teach in all aspects of the Arts Education Partnership Program, Professional Development Workshops, Day @ the Straz Field Trip Program and other instructional based programming as assigned.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of educational arts programming appropriate for specific age groups. (Pre-K through Adult).
  • Highly skilled in one or more of the following theater arts disciplines: acting, improvisation, playwriting, movement, vocal production, musical theater or technical theater production.
  • Experienced at guiding students towards a culminating presentation.
  • Provides each student with an evaluation (either verbal or written).
  • Submits course descriptions as requested.
  • Attends professional development sessions and staff meetings.
  • Works with the Community Partnership Coordinator on program site scheduling and curriculum.
  • Carries out administrative responsibilities.
  • Participates in pre-planning and post-planning meetings.
  • Acts as an ambassador and serves as a community representative to speak on behalf of the Community Partnership Program at community functions as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for employment.
  • Must be willing and available to work on-site.
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in theater and performance.
  • Professional artist working within field of expertise within the last five years.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated practice of effective classroom management strategies to maintain a safe and effective learning environment.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Effective prioritization and multitasking skills.
  • Collaborative decision-making skills in a team environment.
  • Detail oriented with ability to effectively multitask.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule which may include nights and weekends.
  • Must have reliable transportation, be able to drive a car and have appropriate auto insurance coverage, and a valid Florida Driver's license.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Theater Performance, Theater Arts or related field.
  • Applicable certification or significant training and/or performance experience required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the entire body such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials (such as props, costumes, etc.). The employee is frequently required to walk or stand; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear (required for performance, teaching, listening to music, choreography, etc.).

The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to being an inclusive workplace and strongly believes in the importance of having a diverse group of individuals represented. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Please visit our website at to learn more about the Straz Center.

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