Chautauqua Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking remote educators to join the 2021 Virtual Teaching Staff for their Acting Conservatory. Founded 30 years ago and now under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Associate Artistic Director Stori Ayers, the Acting Conservatory is comprised of young emerging actors from all over the country and is considered one of the premier summer training ensembles in America. For the second year, CTC will offer a curriculum of courses, taught virtually, to a conservatory of approximately 30 actors. Ideal candidates are theatre practitioners, master level educators, or experts in their field of study who can teach their craft virtually and who are committed to educating the next generation of actors.

CTC virtual classes are designed to bring high-quality arts enrichment to current MFA Acting students from various institutions and at varying stages in their training. Educators will have the opportunity to design and offer their very own virtual course based in their area of expertise. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in working with master level students, communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to facilitate group discussions around difficult conversations and a sensitivity to the students who present challenges learning virtually and/or during very difficult times.

Submission Procedure

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. Cover Letter: Identify area(s) of expertise (i.e. voice & speech, acting for film, text analysis etc.). Include a brief description of the course(s) you are qualified and interested in teaching.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Outline relevant professional, artistic, and teaching experience.
  3. Artistic Sample: Please share your own creative work in the arts discipline in which you work most frequently. Acceptable artistic samples could be 1-2 pages of poetry or prose (PDF format), 2-3 images (JPG or PDF format,) writing samples (PDF format), Links to creative portfolio and/or videos of performances online, website with complied samples of work etc.

Please submit your application materials to: Associate Artistic Director, Stori Ayers stori@ctcompany.org

Subject Line: 2021 CTC Teaching Artist Position _ Your Name

Deadline: May 3, 2021

No phone calls or follow-up emails please.