Summer Camp Teaching Artists

Summer Camp Teaching Artists

Summer Camp Teaching Artists will work closely with the Community Programs Artistic Director and Education team to bring premiere programming to Chicago Children’s Theatre summer camps. CCT camps are highly collaborative and hands-on, and are meant to encourage and empower through creative expression and play. Teaching Artists should have expertise in either movement/dance, song, acting, or craft and have past experience working with children in a camp/classroom setting.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Collaborate with other Teaching Artists as a member of an artistic team to create and execute weekly programming, resulting in a final “show” at the end of the week for parents and family members of campers
  • Plan, create, and a write curriculum for weekly installments of summer camp programming based on existing camp outline as determined by Community Programs Artistic Director
  • Develop materials list and budget as needed prior to camp start date
  • Implement camp curriculum by leading activities, guided demonstrations, games, rehearsals, etc. with campers ages 5-13
  • Provide artistic support to fellow Teaching Artists in the classroom as needed (classes range in discipline; there will be a lead teaching artist for each discipline)
  • Provide support and encouragement to children of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Provide content/camp updates for a weekly camp newsletter


Time Commitment: 

  • June 25 – August 3 (4 weeks; tentative July 4th week)
  • Approximately 35 hours per week over 5 days (Mon-Fri)
  • Pay rate is based on experience and ranges from $18-$25/hr


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Established skill in one or more of the following areas: movement (dance), song (music), acting, or craft (painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, industrial design, scenic design or building)
  • Confidence in ability to work with children ages 5-13, past experience in camp/classroom setting is highly preferred
  • Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative member of an artistic team
  • Flexibility to adjust camp curriculum/product based on camp/camper needs and as directed by Community Programs Artistic Director
  • A sincere interest in children’s arts programming
  • CPR/First Aid certification is a plus


To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and availability between the listed dates to Samantha Buckman at sbuckman@chicagochildrenstheatre.org and CC Frank Maugeri at fmaugeri@chicagochildrenstheatre.org. Please include “Summer Teaching Artist” in the subject line.