Theater/Production Teaching Artist | SGA

ElevArte Community Studio joined SGA in March 2018. SGA Youth & Family Services leads positive change for children and families in Chicago's most challenged and underserved neighborhoods. The non-profit has provided free, comprehensive services since its founding in 1911. SGA believes that sustainable community change results from a focus on early childhood, education supports, parenting, and workforce development. Collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and measurable outcomes fuel SGA’s efforts to replace the cycle of poverty with the Cycle of Opportunity.

SGA serves as an advocate where Chicago youth have access to high-quality arts education, providing exceptional and relevant youth arts education programs led by professional artists that engage and inspire youth, families and teachers in early learning, K-12 classrooms, and through our out-of-school arts location Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

We are seeking a Theater/Production Teaching Artist to help facilitate an after school drama program for youth 5th - 8th grade. The residency will be four times a week, Monday-Thursday from 3:45-5:15p at Gresham Elementary in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago.


The program will be working towards the final goal of a production of The Wiz. Last school year, Gresham successfully produced a small production of the Wiz and is hoping to build upon that to have a grander production. This position is for a co-instructor that will help excel the program to have a larger production of the Wiz.

Schedule: Four a week from 3:45-5:15p, Monday-Thursday
Start Date: ASAP, Nov. 13th
Pay Rate: $18 - $30 per hour. (Based on experience)

The residency wil run 10/22/2018 - 6/18/2019. Looking to hire ASAP.

Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Experience in Theater Production
  • Solid and demonstrated understanding of youth development practices.
  • 2+ years of teaching experience and/or working with young people.
  • Experience working in a community based organization or school setting.
  • Experience working with young people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Organization: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and activities
To Apply: 

Send Cover Letters and Resume to the attention of Stephanie Barragan at

Please indicate Theater Production Artist in the email subject line.


No phone calls. Those who do not submit the requested materials will not be considered.