Boch Center

270 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
December 07, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Teaching Artist (Drama, Music, Dance or Spoken Word)

The Boch Center's Education Department is seeking energetic, creative Teaching Artists to lead elementary arts integration residencies as part of our In-School Arts Residency Program! Teaching Artists will conduct classroom sessions integrating literacy, social/emotional wellness, and performing arts for 10 weeks in a Boston Public School. The goals of the residencies are to develop literacy skills as identified by the classroom teacher, strengthen social and emotional skills, improve vocal and physical presentation skills, and develop an originally devised performance/showcase piece to be performed at the end of the residency. Teaching Artists design and facilitate the sessions and report directly to the Boch Center School Programs Manager.


Responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:

· Attend Boch Center Teaching Artist Training

· Design and submit weekly arts integration lesson plans to the School Programs Manager. These lesson plans must adhere to Boch Center Education Department philosophies and demonstrate visible implementation of opportunities and activities designed to produce measurable impact towards residency goals.

· Attend check-in and planning meetings as scheduled with School Programs Manager.

· Begin and end all scheduled sessions on time (see schedules below).

· Meet all script and materials deadlines as set by School Programs Manager.

· Document experience via blog posts, assessment observations, and debriefs as scheduled by School Programs Manager.

· Chaperone VIP reception and performance of an evening show (Date TBD) with residency students at the Wang Theatre.

· Utilize Positive Youth Development Principles; provide excellent leadership, mentorship and guidance for all participants in the program.

· Nurture positive relationships with all students, school staff, and Boch Center staff.


Teaching Artists are paid hourly starting at $35/hr and ranging to $44/hr for both teaching and planning hours. Teaching Artists are hired per residency (typically a 40-60 hour commitment over 10-12 weeks) and can be hired for one or multiple residencies per school year.



Potential candidates must possess qualities relative to the following:

· Teaching/facilitation experience with elementary age students.

· Proven artistic expertise in the performing arts (such as music, theatre, spoken word and/or dance).

· Experience integrating the arts and academic material.

· Experience working with ELL students preferred.

· Experience working in inclusion classrooms and/or with students with special needs preferred.

· Commitment to achieve learning goals and program impact objectives within time frame and in observance of in-school program culture.

· Ability to collaborate with and support classroom teachers.

· Willingness and eagerness to collaborate with all program staff and assistants.

· Excellent verbal and communication skills.

· Ability to work creatively with all levels of experience.

· Excellent interpersonal skills especially with diverse communities.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Ability to travel to various Boston neighborhoods.

· Positivity, enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humor a must.


Location: Elementary School in East Boston

Two Weekly 1-hour Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:10-10:10am

Weekly collaborative planning sessions scheduled by teaching artists.

Program Dates: Jan 2 - Mar 23rd

Once hired Teaching Artist may be considered for other residencies in the Spring.

The Boch Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff. We especially encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGTBQIA+ community.

How To Apply:

Please email Brenden McHenry (he/they) at with a resume and brief statement of interest with the subject "Teaching Artist Application". Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Apply by:
December 20, 2022
$35 / Per hour
About this Organization:

The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.

Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community.