Musical Theater Teaching Artist

Chicago Center for Music Education (ChiME) seeks a part-time musical theater teaching artist to lead the artistic/musical preparation for a production of “Shrek, Jr.” at one of ChiME’s partner schools. The ideal candidate will conduct auditions, assign students to roles, run rehearsals, provide vocal coaching, and create staging/choreography for the show. The ability to inspire students musically and artistically, generate creative ideas and foster them in others, set and achieve goals with an ensemble, provide direction to a group of students of various ages (4th-8th grade), and collaborate with other faculty members involved in the production is also essential.



2 or 3 dates for auditions in early December, 3:30-5:00pm

2-3 times a week from early January through early April, 3:30-5:00pm

Two performances in early April



Gage Park, Chicago


Organizational Overview

The Chicago Center for Music Education was founded as the Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians in 1981. In 2014, we began doing business as the Chicago Center for Music Education (ChiME). Our mission is to use the language of music to inspire self-expression, self-growth, and deeper human connections. Our goal is to provide long-term access to the many gifts music provides in hopes that one day all Chicagoans will value the language of music.


We serve nearly 3,000 children every year through our programs at ChiME and ten partner organizations, six of which are Chicago Public Elementary schools. Approximately 20% of the children we serve have diverse learning abilities and over 50% of the children we serve are economically disadvantaged. We provide our students with the gift of music through the following programs:

  • Early Childhood
  • Classroom-based music for K-8
  • Ensembles
  • Private Lessons
  • Music Therapy
Skills & Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor's degree in theater or music.
  • Experience working with elementary-school students in a classroom or after-school setting.
  • Exceptional music theater skills and knowledge, including essentials of vocal production, acting, choreography, and dance.
  • Experience managing an elementary school musical theater production a plus.
  • Exceptional classroom management skills.
  • Experience helping individuals develop non-musical skills through music.  
  • Excellent self-management and relationship management skills.
  • An ability to work with little direct supervision, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and take ownership of the job.
  • An ability to maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
To Apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and salary range requirements to and include the title “Musical Theater Teaching Artist” in the subject line. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Gosia Bagley
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