Teaching Artists | The Viola Project

The Viola Project

The Viola Project is looking for teaching artists!

Using the works of William Shakespeare, The Viola Project unites and empowers girls from diverse backgrounds so they may grow up to be whoever they want to be. 

The Viola Project celebrates play and performance in young people while creating a foundation for young women to stand up, advocate for themselves, and demand inclusion: inclusion in the classroom, in the workspace, in the world and on the stage. 

During the school year, The Viola Project partners with schools and community organizations to create after-school programming tailored to meet the individual needs of the girls and community we are serving. We also run in-house summer camps and day-long workshops located in Edgewater and Oak Park. 

The Viola Project welcomes all youth ages 10-16 who culturally identify as girls and women, regardless of their race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation or ability. 

We strive to ensure our teaching artists reflect the students we serve. Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Skills & Qualifications: 

- Prior teaching artist experience
- Experience performing and/or teaching Shakespeare's text 
- Knowledge of the Shakespeare canon and ability to select appropriate and diverse scene cuttings
- Experience facilitating difficult conversations about contemporary issues affecting young women
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and varied learning styles
- Ability to create interdisciplinary lessons
- Comfortable with co-teaching
- After school availability 
- Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

To Apply: 

Please email a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) contact info for two references along with your relationship to them to violainfo@violaproject.org with the subject "Last name: TEACHING ARTIST APPLICATION"


Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Dumain
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