Teaching Artist

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Theatre for an Inclusive World

**This role will be considered for Fall 2023 classes**

ArtStream seeks an Assistant Teaching Artist for a theatre class for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Assistant Teaching Artist will support the Lead Teaching Artist by helping with class activities and behavior management.


> Attend all class sessions
> Assist with and/or lead class activities
> Positive role model and an active participant
> Support participants with disabilities; manage behavior as necessary
> Attend artist trainings


> Undergraduate degree or equivalent strongly preferred
> Prior teaching, education, disability, or theatre arts related experiences required
> Some knowledge of disability, accessibility, and inclusion practices preferred
> Experience and/or interest in working with individuals with disabilities
> Strong organization, interpersonal, and communications skills
> Genuine desire to further your teaching skills
> Passion for teaching and a belief in the power of the performing arts
> CPR certification
> Background check required.

About ArtStream

ArtStream offers performance opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. Through performing arts training, ArtStream students practice self-advocacy skills while gaining self-confidence and independence. Skills include public speaking, listening, self-awareness, and workplace communication. ArtStream self-advocates speak on national platforms about their experiences and how the performing arts help them to lead meaningful, independent lives.

ArtStream was founded in 2005 and annually offers over 800 class sessions and 40 performances by 6 Inclusive Theatre Companies and 4 Cabaret Companies. There are six full time staff, 30 partner organizations, and over 60 Teaching Artists.

ArtStream offers skill-based 60 to 90-minute arts classes such as drama, improv, music theatre, storytelling, music, and movement on weekday evenings, as well as 2-hour workshops on weekends. ArtStream programs are located primarily in Montgomery County, Maryland, and in Northern Virginia.

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