Get Involved

Prescott Circus Theatre has year-round opportunities to get involved to support our children and organization. Current opportunities are listed below:

Prescott Circus Theatre values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. Prescott Circus Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. 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, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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See a bit of our work here: https://youtu.be/T6dLphj30T8
Here more about what we do in the schools: https://youtu.be/mvMLAwv2RWc

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Ways to Apply

You can apply using any of the following methods. Please direct email submissions to info@ prescottcircus.org, subject line: Teaching Artist.

1) Send a letter of interest, resume, and, if possible, video work sample (links) of one’s work and/or former students’ work acrobatic to:

2) Send a video (10 +/-minutes), introducing yourself, reasons for your interest in the position, applicable past experience, and, examples of your qualifications. If possible, please also include a video work sample (links) of self and/or former students demonstrating creative work.

3) Schedule a Zoom interview by emailing dhunt@prescottcircus.org or calling 510-967-0355

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11/18/22 –  Open Positions

Resident Teaching Artists

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Immediately –  May 2023.  Two + afternoons / week. 

  • Oakland public school sites
  • Two+ afternoons per week
  • Weekly teaching artist cohort check-ins and opportunities for paid professional development
  • Programs enroll students in grades 3 – 6 (ages 8 – 11 years old)
  • Classes range from 12 – 25 students. 
  • Working collaboratively with other teaching artists and educators. 
  • Minimum of two adults in each class. 
  • $45 – $50/hr – direct services (DOE) (2.5 – 3 hours minimum for 1.5 – 2-hour classes).
  • $25/hr, meetings and prep

Rotating Specialty Teaching Artists
Immediately – May 2023
1 – 4 afternoons / week  varying week to week. Flexible schedule

Skills: Acrobatics, juggling, creative movement, dance, rola-bola / rolling globe, clowning/character improvisation, theater creation, and stilt walking (will train an experienced coach in PCT’s stilt curriculum).

Qualifications: Strong skills in one’s discipline and demonstrated experience leading short and/or long term sessions for children ages 8 – 16 years old. 

Preferences: Demonstrated performing experience.  Ability to facilitate youth-led circus act creation. Experience working and /or teaching in multicultural settings. 

Specialty artists rotate throughout our afterschool and school day programs to teach students fundamental skills, establish structures for practice with the resident artist/leading teacher, and, at times, assist with act creation. Instruction at sites to take place in 2-3 week blocks (1 – 5 sessions) with possible follow up visits to support act building and show production.

After-School Class Assistants

Class Assistants (CA’s) work with teaching artists to help with physical and enrichment activities as part of our After School Circus Programs. CA’s primarily work with elementary school students in grades 3 to 5 and provide assistance in leading games, warm-ups, and group activities for up to 25 students. CA’s also participate in skill building and have opportunities to develop projects with students according to their interests and skills. Individuals hired for this position will need to be flexible, willing to take initiative, be punctual, and able to make a commitment to work throughout the entire school year.