Summer Theatre School Teacher

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Summer Theatre School Teacher

Contract dates are July 4 to August 12, 2022.
Compensation rate is $20/hr.

StoryBook Theatre is currently seeking teachers for our summer theatre school programming. We are looking for drama teachers to instruct children ages six to 16 in our one-week summer camp classes and our three-week musical theatre camp classes.

StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage and seek to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We encourage people of all ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity to apply for this position.

This position is being made possible through a Canada Summer Jobs Grant and therefore we are seeking students aged 18 to 30 for this role. We are not limited by this, but stronger consideration will be made for those candidates that meet this age criteria for this grant.


Instructors will be accountable to the theatre school coordinator and will work closely with teaching assistants.

Duties include:

  • Teach children appropriate lesson content for their age and skill level.
  • Create lesson plans incorporating a given curriculum. Depending on the course, curriculum may include improvisation, audition techniques, storytelling, voice, choreography, or other areas of skill. Instructors will direct the actors in a final presentation at the end of each week after leading them through the creation process.
  • Classroom management including working with the teaching assistant(s) to maintain classroom focus and manners.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidates would possess many, if not all, of the qualifications listed below. StoryBook is a learning environment and is looking for a candidate willing to grow into the role with a base understanding of its demands and skills required.​

  • Minimum of two years of relevant university education, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
  • High level of personal organization and planning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must work well in a team setting.
  • Basic First Aid is an asset.

Ultimately StoryBook is seeking a person who fits in with the organizational mandate and is keen and passionate about the work we do. A candidate who possesses the following attributes would be seen as a huge asset beyond their list of qualifications.

You are an Individual who:

  • Loves live performance and has an appreciation of the importance of theatre in society/for families.
  • Reflects an optimistic and positive attitude with organizational loyalty.
  • Has the ability to work autonomously and in a team with attention to discretion and sensitivity to work involving confidential information.
  • Is a self-motivational work style that can be resilient under the changing conditions of COVID.
  • Has a genuine commitment to contribute to an internal culture that values people and provides an opportunity for everyone to flourish.
  • Has the personal stature to inspire the organization, the board, and the stakeholders by representing the theatre with integrity.
  • Is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity, cultural diversity, and broadening access to the arts.
  • Is a pragmatic and effective problem-solver.


This is a seasonal contract. Instructors must be available Mondays to Fridays, 8:30am to 4:30pm, from July 4 to August 12, 2022.


Minimum contract is six weeks at an hourly rate of $20/hr.

How to Apply

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 7, 2022

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

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