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Teaching Opportunities

Do you like working with kids? Are you a teacher? A teaching artist? Does the idea of serving as a mentor to children in a creative and collaborative environment appeal to you? If you answered yes, Main Street Theater is looking for you to join our team! We are always hiring fun, experienced, and engaging teaching artists to help kids create their own play, their own dance, and sometimes to make simple props and costumes. We hire hourly, part-time positions year-round, for in-house classes during the school year, arts-integration programs during the school day and for after-school programs, and winter, spring break, and summer camps lasting from one day to three weeks! Must be at least 18, have a car, and a flexible schedule. Class days and times vary depending on the specific residency.

Please send an email with letter of intent and a résumé to jonathan@mainstreettheater.com. All positions are paid. Some teaching applicants may be asked to do an "audition" on a later date after the initial interview.

Teaching Assistant Opportunities

Our teaching assistants (TA's) work closely with our teachers to provide the best experience for our students. Teaching assistants form strong bonds with the students and are their closest mentors. In these paid positions, TA's will be with the children from the beginning to the end of class in an approximate 7-1 student /grownup ratio. Theater, teaching, and childcare experience are recommended but not required.

Why should you be a TA for Main Street Theater?

  • You are at least 16 years old and have an interest in theater and arts education.
  • You have an interest in teaching and/or working with children and helping them create their own play, dance, and prop pieces.
  • You wish to learn theater and classroom management techniques from a variety of teachers and get paid in the process.
  • You love children and have patience and an ability to collaborate with them.
  • You have good organizational and time management skills.
  • You possess initiative and an ability to think on your feet.
  • You are mature and focused.
  • You have a flexible schedule and reliable transportation.
  • You are dependable and punctual.
  • You work well as a member of a team and like to have fun!

Qualified teaching assistant applicants are interviewed by the Education Department staff. Please send an email to jonathan@mainstreettheater.com with a letter of intent and a résumé (if you have one). All TA positions are paid. Former TAs who are 18 and over may audition for teaching positions in the future.

Teaching Apprentice Opportunities

Our Apprentices work-year round with us in our office and in our in-house classes and camps under our teaching assistants. These volunteer positions are available to applicants 15 years old and up. You may report to a teaching assistant, teacher, site director, or to the Assistant Director or Director of Education. Apprentices may assist in administrative work, assisting a camp site director, or directly assist in the classroom, according to the applicant's interest and/or skill set. We are looking for dependable and punctual people with initiative and enthusiasm. All apprentices who successfully complete an assignment in the classroom, either in a full two-week camp or in-house class, are automatically eligible to work as a paid teaching assistant when they turn 16.

Please send an email with letter of intent, two references, and a résumé (if you have one) to jonathan@mainstreettheater.com.

All applicants may also mail letter/resume to :

Education Department c/o Jonathan or Lauren
Main Street Theater
2540 Times
Houston, Texas 77005

Thank you for your interest!

Jonathan and Lauren

Top photo credit: RicOrnelProductions.com

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