mainstages in an educational theater company for children. We've been running in-person programming and performances for schools, organizations, and camps across the country for over 10 years. Wherever there is an opportunity to foster creativity in kids, we're there.
There are two chief components to the work that we do; programming, where adult Teaching Artists teach kids and kids perform, and performances where adult performers travel across the country performing shows with children as the audience. No matter what we do, our content is always highly interactive and engaging, with a focus on the core values that are most important to children.
mainstages strives to create a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment for both our staff and kids so everyone feels empowered to explore, play and be their authentic selves. We aim to “drop the mic” in our work; using entertainment to frame important life lessons for children grades pre-k through high school.
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Teaching artists in mainstages after school programs are passionate about bringing theater to diverse communities of children at both public and private schools throughout Queens and Long Island, by teaching workshop classes, as well as facilitating and directing devised showcase productions and musical productions.
mainstages is committed to creating a network of staff that reflects the diversity of New York and strongly encourages people of color, all genders and identities to apply.
Our teaching artists bring an unparalleled level of joy, fun, and excitement to the classroom or rehearsal room every single time they show up, and have a unique ability to teach theater technique while incorporating important life lessons and values.
After School programs are typically held one day per week on weekday afternoons. Depending upon availability, you may be offered one or more afterschool programs on multiple weekdays.
Applicants should be able to self-report to Astoria, Queens for vehicle and supplies pickup, and those with access to a vehicle are also strongly encouraged to apply.
$100-200 per session depending on length. All teaching artists are considered independent contractors.
We offer flexible scheduling, high per diem rates, and other growth opportunities.
Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or medical condition.
I feel like mainstages gave me everything I needed in order to succeed at summer camp. Whatever surprises that came my way, I felt in control because I knew my goal and I had a strong support system ready to guide me towards success.”