The majority of Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ core programs take place on-site during the school day and after school with students 2-12 in the Greater Philadelphia Area; however, some special programs and classes take place at arts facilities throughout Philadelphia throughout the calendar year.
To execute these programs to the highest quality, we ask our teaching artists to: be an active theatre professional in the Philadelphia area, be available to teach a long residency format (2-8 months) and to have experience teaching on-site at schools. Prior experience partnering with classroom teachers is a plus. We welcome theatre artists of all disciplines to our roster, but ask that all teaching artists have a solid understanding of the playwriting process and/or significant experience in new play development.
Currently Young Playwrights maintains a roster of 20 – 25 teaching artists. That roster is largely set by September 1st in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Interested in teaching for us? Submit a resume, references, and cover letter to Director of Education & Programs Services Mindy A. Early at firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials may be submitted at any time, but are actively reviewed and interviews are scheduled during the following windows:
Winter: December – January
Spring: April – May
Summer: June, August
Please note that materials are not reviewed in the fall, as that is our busiest time of the year.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights has a community of actors who primarily work in our core program, providing feedback and performing cold reads of the students’ original work during classroom visits led by PYP teaching artists, and performing in school's in-school festivals, the culmination and celebration of their playwriting residency. Actor visits are scheduled on an ongoing basis, typically with 1 to 3 weeks notice. Most take place during the school day. All PYP actors are required to fill out clearance paperwork (covered by PYP), and our actor rate is $25/hr. Actors in our community are also given priority casting in productions with PYP and our producing partners.
We are continually looking for a diverse group of actors that reflect the communities we serve.
We accept submissions from actors with the following qualifications:
- hold a degree in theatre and/or have substantial professional experience - experience in new play development (have worked on at least one new play with writer involved in the rehearsal process) - experience working with young people (have worked with students on a play, have worked as an instructor / assistant instructor) - strong ability as a cold reader - passion for our mission of using theatre as a tool to tap the potential for youth and inspire learning through playwriting
Interested in acting for us?
Qualified applicants should submit a headshot and resume to email@example.com. Materials may be submitted at any time, but are actively reviewed and interviews are scheduled during the following windows:
Winter: December – January
Spring: April – May
Fall: September - October
Digital Storytelling Internship
Philadelphia Young Playwrights is a nonprofit organization celebrating 30 years of tapping the potential of youth and inspiring learning through playwriting! Visit our website at www.phillyyoungplaywrights.org to learn more about our mission and in-class programming. Philadelphia Young Playwrights is currently seeking an intern for the 2017-18 academic year to assist with digital storytelling creation and content delivery for marketing and programmatic activities. This mid-level Intern will assist with storytelling for social media and marketing. Main tasks will include social media content creation and platform management and videoing and editing of program activity. The intern should be excited to take lead in many aspects of the content creation and project management, while also collaborating with and reporting to full-time staff.
implement creative and dynamic strategies of storytelling and content delivery on various platforms for marketing and programmatic activities
interface with staff, teaching and classroom artists
video creation and editing skills
research emerging best practices in social media
Ideal candidates will be reliable, detail-oriented and dedicated and have a professional attitude, with a passion for writing and/or theatre, a strong ability to navigate digital platforms, and a desire to work in the non-profit theatre hub of Philadelphia. Intern reports to the Connectivity Manager.
Start and end dates, as well as scheduling for this position can be very flexible to fit the candidate’s needs and commitments, with some/most work happening off-site. The intern must be available to attend program activities on some weekends.
To apply and for further inquiries, please send a cover letter, resume, and example of your digital work (Video or otherwise) to Mitchell Bloom, Connectivity Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.