Call for Teaching Artists

Classroom Teaching Artists - Call for Applications

Spring 2023 Opportunities

Young Footliters Youth Theatre offers semester-long and single-day classes and workshops in the theatre arts for students ages 5-13. 

Young Footliters is seeking Teaching Artists to lead: 

  • Weekly Classes: a series of 12 hour-long classes that culminate in an informal sharing for friends and family at the end of the semester. Class age groups range from 5-7, 7-9, and 9-12. Classes are held on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
  • No School Drama Days: a day-long theatre arts experience where students ages 5-12 can spend a day off of school participating in a themed day of art, music, movement, drama and collaborative games. 
  • Drama Nightsa themed experience for students ages 5-12 where students eat dinner at the CCPA rehearsal hall, play theatre games, make crafts, and wind down by watching a popular movie.
  • Saturday Specials: a one-off workshop designed to give students an in-depth look at a specific theatrical topic. Spring 2023 specialty workshops include an In the Heights Dance Workshop, Descendants Dance Workshop, Audition Technique Workshop, and a Wicked Dance Workshop. 

Who We Are Seeking

Dynamic and energetic theatre artists with a passion for igniting a love of the arts in others. Teaching Artists will work with the Education Coordinator to create and deliver engaging lessons in theatre, dance, music, and art while cultivating a collaborative and inclusive classroom environment. Teaching Artists should be comfortable leading or assisting a class of 12-24 students at a time. Artists of all gender identities, ethnicities, racial backgrounds, and sexual identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Classes and workshops are held at the CCPA Rehearsal Hall at 860 Quarry Road in the Iowa River Landing. 

Not sure you're ready to lead a class of your own? Young Footliters is also looking for Assistant Teaching Artists. Assistant Teaching Artists support the Lead Teaching Artist in lesson preparation and implementation, model classroom work for students, and receive professional development throughout the semester through hands-on application.

Teaching Artist Responsibilities include:

  • completing Teaching Artist training
  • planning, creating, and delivering weekly lessons based on provided class outlines and themes 
  • teaching students with a wide range of performing experience and accessibility needs 
  • collaborating with fellow Teaching Artists
  • assisting with classroom set-up and restoration before and after class
  • checking students in and out of class
  • responding to parent correspondence as needed

 Dates and Times

  • Thursday Weekly Classes run January 26-April 27 at 4:00 and 5:00 pm. (No class March 16 or April 6)
  • Saturday Weekly Classes run January 28-April 29 at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 am. (No class on March 18 or April 8) 
  • Visit for dates and times of No School Drama Days, Drama Nights, and Saturday Specials.


Teaching Artists are paid hourly, and hourly rates begin at $16.00. Lead Teaching Artists are compensated for lesson prep and room set-up/restoration.  Assistant Teaching Artists are compensated for room set-up/restoration.

Submission Requirements

Interested in any of the above? Tell us about yourself! Please send a resume, and/or a summary of work experience to Katie Colletta at Please also include a brief cover letter or YouTube video introducing yourself.  Please describe an experience you've had working with children and how that experience impacted you. If you choose to send a video, please ensure the link is unlisted (not private). 

Submission Timeline

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Teaching Artists will be required to pass a background check prior to the first class.

Questions? Please contact Katie Colletta or call 319.248.9312.