Theater Instructor

Field Staff · Telluride, Colorado
Department Field Staff
Employment Type Summer Seasonal
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Weekly salary dependent on experience.

Telluride Academy is now hiring a summer Theater Instructor. Strong candidates must possess sound and responsible decision making skills, have previous experience working with groups of children, preferably in a theater setting, as well as strong organizational skills to handle weekly student field reports, program logistics and activity budgets. Successful applicants are flexible, motivated individuals that have an affinity for creativity and spending significant time both in the theater and outside! Instructor responsibilities include ensuring a safe, engaging and educational performing arts experience for groups of students ranging in ages from 5-17.  Telluride Academy runs a number of theater programs throughout the summer, each directed by one of our longtime theater, improv, dance and music specialists. The Theater Instructor will be responsible for coordinating with and assisting each program's specialist, supporting their vision for different performances, bringing creative and exciting ideas to the table and assisting in integrating our students into these unique programs. Many of our theater programs are designed for students to spend half their days practicing theater, and the other half participating in outdoor adventures.  The Theater Instructor assists in the facilitation of all theater activities, as well as planning and implementing outdoor activities. Most programs run Monday-Thursday from 9am - 5pm, with some continuing into Fridays or even an occasional Saturday. The Theater Instructor, with a co-instructor, will be responsible for up to 13 students at a time and must feel comfortable supervising groups outdoors, working with a wide variety of ages and driving a 15-passanger van.

About the Academy

Telluride Academy, based in the heart of the rugged San Juan Mountains, is one of the largest and most unique outdoor youth organizations in Colorado. Each summer, the Telluride Academy, a 36-year-old non-profit organization, welcomes over850 students who participate in more than 100 diverse programs. Telluride Academy offers programs that introduce children to the beauty of the natural world.  Through exploration and play, we strive to inspire imaginations and instill an awareness and appreciation for the outdoors.  Our curriculum encompasses specialized activities that focus on adventure education, art, ecology, science, mountain sports, performing arts, and regional and international travel.

Organized, dependable and professional
Knowledge and enthusiasm for theater and performing arts
Significant prior experience working with youth
Ability to be present and "cell phone" free while at work
Current WFA and CPR certification (or ability to obtain with the Academy or independently)
Must pass a criminal and driving background check 
Must be at least 21yrs of age


We Offer
Rewarding experiences working with youth
Highly competitive wages and pay increases for certain certifications and qualifications
Pre-summer Wilderness First Aid training

Paid staff training
Beautiful mountain town setting
Staff events and pro deals
Established and experienced staff members


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  • Location
    Telluride, Colorado
  • Department
    Field Staff
  • Employment Type
    Summer Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Weekly salary dependent on experience.