Musical Theatre and Acting Teacher

Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan
New Canaan, CT 06840

Job Details


The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan, now in its 17th year, is seeking a Theater Teacher for it’s musical theater and acting classes for students ranging in age from elementary school to high school. Classes are generally an hour long with up to 10 students per class. The musical theater teacher should be a professional artist and have strong techniques in acting, singing, and dancing infused into their lessons while creating a safe environment for the students to find their voice as artists and individuals. Acting classes for middle and high school students should explore different acting techniques, monologue and scene work. All classes culminate in a performance for friends and family at the end of each semester. Classes typically run Monday through Friday between the hours of 4:00-7:30pm and Saturday mornings from 10:00-2:00pm. Candidates should exude patience, be great communicators, love working with children, be very organized, and have an overall positive attitude.

Classes generally follows the public school schedule as to vacations and holidays. Fall semester runs 12-13 weeks following Labor Day
Winter/Spring semester runs 20 weeks beginning early January through end of May/early June.  Classes currently planned are live in theatre but may switch over to virtual (zoom) if determined necessary.

Experienced professional theatre artists are encouraged to apply.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

-Creating a safe environment for students to explore, play, and create.

-Adjust scripts to fit size and feel of class.

-Choose materials appropriate to the students’ age and ability.

-Pull costumes and props for each class from the PAC’s inventory.

-Keep track of students’ attendance.

Experience teaching theater classes.

Experience with teaching online.

Experience in basic piano preferred.

Days and hours of week to be determined by final schedules: typical schedule would be 4-5 days (Mon-Sat)

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $50.00 – $60.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Covid-19 Health protocols in the State of CT and town of New Canaan will be in effect. If necessary the classes will change over and offered virtually should conditions require live classes be prohibited.





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