Rehearsal For Life

670 Centre St. Suite 8
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Date Posted:
October 30, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts




Actor-educators work in a creative and collaborative ensemble. They develop and present songs and scenes that are relevant to the lives of the elementary, middle and high school students in our program to build young people’s social and emotional skills. A true passion for the mission and understanding of the community we serve are vital. Our actor-educators are invested in the youth they work with and strive to achieve the goals and mission of the program.


Ensemble Membership

  • Active participation in all aspects of ensemble work from rehearsing and acting in scenes, to singing songs, to facilitating small-group student scenes and exercises
  • Participate in other creative endeavors at the discretion of the Artistic & Education Director
  • Collaborate with ensemble and AED to edit, adapt or update curriculum as requested
  • Bring creativity and innovation to all aspects of the workshops

Social-Emotional Learning and K-12 Instructional Practice

  • Seek and engage in continuous knowledge of social and emotional learning (SEL) skills and effective K-12 instructional practice
  • Use patience in effective communication and creativity to create healthy relationships with students and school staff to create a quality learning environment
  • Observe and share observations on student behavior and skill development to support evaluation measures and to inform practice
  • Assist facilitator as appropriate in student discussion, reflection and assessment

Organizational Development

  • Participate in meetings with staff and leadership to build a cohesive culture aligned with our mission, vision and values
  • Support school partner relationships, community outreach, and friendraising efforts at the request of the Artistic & Education Director and/or Executive leadership
  • Represent Rehearsal for Life professionally and accurately at all times
  • Participation in Banned in Boston


This job is for you if you are

  • Passionate about young people and the skills they need to thrive
  • A person who loves to act and enjoys improv
  • A person who enjoys music and singing as a tool for learning
  • A team-player and collaborator
  • Someone who wants to help build and grow program impact and success

Even better if you have

  • Experience facilitating small youth group discussions on real-life topics
  • Interest in large-group facilitation of student learning
  • Experience working with elementary school children in grades 4-8
  • Experience working with students who attend schools in urban areas
  • Content knowledge related to social issues that young people navigate in today’s world
  • Fluency in a language other than English
How To Apply:
Email a resume and cover letter to:
Apply by:
December 01, 2018
About this Organization:

Rehearsal for Life, comprised of two flagship programs Urban Improv and Freelance Players,embraces the philosophy that dialogue, creativity and performance can develop crucial social and emotional skills in young people, preparing them to cope with and navigate difficult situations now and in the future.

Our Vision: Empowered youth building diverse and inclusive communities where all voices are heard.

Our Mission:
To strengthen young people’s social and emotional skills for every stage in life, through dialogue, creativity and performance.

Our Values:
Creativity, Empathy, Respect, Cooperation, Empowered Self-Expression, Diversity & Inclusion, Positive Social Change