MTC Education Teaching Artists

Manhattan Theatre Club

311 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor
New York City, NY 10036




Apr 05, 2023

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to producing a season of contemporary plays and musicals as broad and diverse as New York itself, is accepting submissions for individuals to join its teaching artist faculty. Founded in 1970, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by contemporary American and international playwrights.

For over thirty years, MTC’s pioneering education program has used the power of live theatre and hands-on playwriting experiences to awaken minds, ignite imaginations, open hearts, and change lives. We reach approximately 2,500 students each year through school partnership, youth theatre-making, and community engagement programming. The majority of our work takes place in New York City public high school classrooms.

Our teaching artists are both experienced educators and practicing theatre artists, specifically actors, directors, and playwrights. In the classroom, they collaborate with their partner teacher(s) to develop and activate student-centered lessons that illuminate the themes and ideas of the play under study. Through the Write on the Edge playwriting program, they guide young people through the playwriting process with a special emphasis on revision. Our teaching artists always carry forward our core values: to connect students with theatre as a source of joy, understanding, and self-expression; to champion the power of words to change lives; and to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and access.

These are part-time, seasonal positions paid at varying rates based upon the type of service. Curriculum planning meetings are compensated at $32.50 per hour (two-hour minimum) and class visits are paid at $63.33 per hour (three-hour minimum).


We’re interested in meeting individuals who reflect the diversity found in New York City’s public schools (multi-lingual teaching artists are strongly encouraged to apply) and with any combination of these experiences:

• Working with students and/or young adults in communities that have not historically had access to theatre
• Preparing teenagers and/or young adults to see live theatre
• Teaching teenagers and/or young adults to write plays
• Facilitating or leading pre- or post-show discussions with public audiences
• Collaborating with community-based organizations to develop high quality programming

Manhattan Theatre Club believes that equity, diversity and inclusion should be essential elements of all activity within the organization. We have made it a priority to create and maintain an environment that is attractive to and supportive of all individuals regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, military or veteran status, etc. MTC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Please complete the brief online application and submit your artistic and teaching artist résumés as PDF files. We will review materials on a rolling basis.

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