Enchanted Circle Theater, Inc

4 Open Square WaySuite 206
Holyoke, MA 01040

Date Posted:
March 23, 2021

Western Massachusetts



Teaching Artist

Enchanted Circle seeks artists to join our creative education team. Applicants must have teaching experience with children and youth in diverse educational settings and a passion for learning in and through the arts. Enchanted Circle teaching artists work in school and community-based education programs, facilitating arts integrated curricula and developing creative education programsto serve preschoolers through adults of all abilities. Our teaching artists are practicing artists in the disciplines of theater, dance, music, literary, visual and/or digital arts, who are committed to inclusive and social justice teaching practices and education.

Enchanted Circle is a non-profit arts-in-education organization dedicated to engaging, enhancing and inspiring learning through the arts. We partner with schools and community organizations to provide equal access to arts inspired learning for people of all ages and abilities. Our programs integrate the performing and visual arts with academic and social curricula to improve student achievement and the development of social emotional health. We have a proven history of excellence, rigor, and community commitment, bridging arts, education, and social services. Our partnerships are built on an unwavering commitment to equity, inclusion, and socially-just practices.

We seek to build our work culture to closely match the diversity of our community base.Teaching artists who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color, those with bilingual teaching skills, and/or training in trauma and dis/ability, are all encouraged to apply. We are looking for applicants from all backgrounds to ensure our team of creative educators are the most talented, resourceful, resilient, and equipped to help our students reach their full potential.

Ideal candidates will:

  • have experience teaching in English and Spanish, developing curriculum, and working collaboratively with others;
  • be passionate about working in diverse communities regarding age, race, ability, ethnicity, class, orientation and gender identity;
  • be interested in learning to facilitate ECT’s signature arts integration programs; and want to share their own educational values and areas of expertise to expand Enchanted Circle’s offerings.

Compensation is commensurate with experience - ranging from $20-30 hour. All Enchanted Circle personnel are hired as employees and paid for planning and facilitation, mileage and materials reimbursement, planning meetings, and staff meetings.

Benefits include professional development opportunities, paid sick time, professional liability and worker's comp insurance coverage, access to our 401k plan, paid volunteer hours, health and wellness stipends, and birthday benefits.

Enchanted Circle is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration. We highly encourage people of color and LGBTQIQ people to apply.


Education and Qualifications: An undergraduate degree and/or demonstrated teaching experience with a wide range of age groups in educational settings, with evidence of artistic integrity in a chosen discipline.

How To Apply:

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and references tohr@enchantedcircletheater.com.

Include any technology expertise, remote teaching experience, artistic vision and any other relevant information about you. We will be happy to review a sample lesson plan or other support material which represents your work or experience. Virtual interviews will be scheduled as resumes are received.

Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the MA State Department of Education will be required for employment along with a CORI/SORI.

For more information about Enchanted Circle, please visit our website:


Apply by:
May 18, 2021
About this Organization:
Founded in 1976, Enchanted Circle Theater (ECT) is a non-profit, multi-service, educational theater company which engages, enhances, and inspires learning through the arts. We are a theater company, a teaching institution, and a community-based arts organization. ??

Enchanted Circle serves an essential need in education by bringing the “joy back into learning.” We offer creative education programs that integrate theater arts - theater, dance, music, visual, media and literary arts – with academic and social curricula to improve academic achievement and support social and emotional health. Our programs motivate youth to want to learn, support them in believing that they can succeed, and help them develop the 21st century skills of innovation and creative thinking necessary for their success in the future.

We work in schools, professional theaters, community centers and human service agencies, with people of all ages and abilities.