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Teaching Artist Aide

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Teaching Artist Aide


Campus: Tempe

Instructional Aide

Job Description

ASU Gammage is seeking innovative and creative part-time Teaching Artists to help launch an afterschool elementary musical theatre program and provide professional development to teachers at Title I schools. The work location for this position is at one elementary school location in the Phoenix area and occasional meetings on the Tempe campus.

Disney Musicals in Schools is a free after-school program offered to a limited number of Title I elementary schools. Through the 17-week program. Disney Musicals in Schools Teaching Artists guide school team of teachers through the process of mounting a musical at their school. The goal is to provide the training necessary for teachers and schools to be able to continue a theatre program for years to come. On February 27, 2025, the DMIS schools perform on the ASU Gammage stage in the Student Share Celebration. Teaching Artists will be employees of ASU Gammage not of the Walt Disney Company.

Please include answers to the following questions in your cover letter:
• What is your general work schedule? Which afternoons Mon – Thu are you available?
• What acting, singing, or dancing experience do you have?
• What teaching experience of 3rd -5th grade students do you have?

Job Family

Student Advancement

Department Name

ASU Gammage DFA



VP Code

Cultural Affairs

Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$20.00 per hour

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Attend DMIS Orientation and Teaching Artist Aide Training
  • Lead a 90-minute rehearsal at an assigned metro Phoenix school once per week for 17 weeks
  • Adequately prepare for each production meeting/rehearsal in accordance with DMIS expectations and appropriately adapt lessons to your assigned school’s needs
  • Submit weekly reports to the DMIS Program Coordinator
  • Assist with assigned school’s final performance in February or March 2025.
  • Participate in Student Share showcase on February 27, 2025
Mandatory Dates:
  • DMIS Orientation and Teaching Artist All-Day Training from September 6-7, 2024
  • Weekly commitment one afternoon a week (M-Th) at partner school from September 2024-March 2025
  • Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share at ASU Gammage on February 27, 2025.

Minimum Qualifications

One year instructional aide or related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience in musical theatre, including choreography, directing, performance, and/or music direction
  • Experience teaching students in class or camp settings (musical theatre/music)
  • Experience participating or working on a play or musical with students
  • Evidence of leadership or group management skills
  • Collaborative skills and ability to thrive in a group work setting
  • Experience in using time-management skills; be punctual and reliable
  • Ability to demonstrate respect for all students, teachers, teaching artists, and administrators participating in the program, and offer a superior level of professionalism, customer service, and positivity
  • Evidence of a valid US Class D driver’s license with reliable transportation to and from partner schools located in the metro Phoenix area
  • Ability to obtain, at our expense, a fingerprint clearance card

Working Environment

  • Ability to push, pull and lift up to 25lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Proficient in public speaking.
  • Ability to use effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Drive on university business and possess a valid US driver license upon employment.

Department Statement

ASU Cultural Affairs is comprised of three units - ASU Gammage, ASU 365 Community Union and ASU Kerr. Through the mission of Connecting Communities™, ASU Cultural Affairs makes an impact across the Valley of the Sun through the arts, entertainment, education and events.

ASU Gammage has been a top cultural destination in the Valley for more than 50 years. The Frank Lloyd Wright designed performing arts center located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University is one of the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world and top touring market for Broadway. Home to the Desert Financial Broadway Across America - Arizona and Beyond series, the mission of Connecting Communities™ goes beyond the stage and programs and impacts the community through shared experiences in the arts.

ASU Cultural Affairs is committed to providing a welcoming, equitable and respectful environment for all in order to realize our mission of Connecting Communities™ through the arts, entertainment, education and events. Our core values serve as a guide for daring engagement, respectful dialogue and cross- collaboration. Learn more about our commitment and values at https://www.asugammage.com/about/asu- cultural-affairs-core-values

To learn about ASU Gammage, visit: asugammage.com/about
To learn about the ASU Charter and goals, visit: president.asu.edu/asu-mission-goals

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.