As an organization that centers young people through youth playwriting workshops, performances, and support for educators, we believe that their stories, their ideas, their dreams, and their achievements are integral to building a better, stronger future for us all. If you are someone who is passionate about supporting the growth and advancement of young people, loves creativity and art, and wants to work for an organization that values autonomy, flexibility, anti-oppression, collaboration, and compassion, we encourage you to learn more about Young Playwrights’ Theater and our employment and service opportunities.
Join us in fulfilling young playwright Tomii’s dream:
“If I could make one positive change in the world I would make sure all kids got a chance to work with YPT.” -Tomii Butts, YPT Playwright (2017)
Become a YPT Teaching Artist
Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) seeks highly motivated, experienced, and energetic Teaching Artists to lead YPT’s playwriting programs for the 2023-2024 school year.
Programs run during the school day and after school, working with a variety of ages. YPT provides all necessary materials and trains Teaching Artists on our curriculum. Teaching Artists are responsible for transportation needs, and for bringing their expertise to enhance YPT’s lessons (based on the students’ needs and interests). This is a contracted position. Compensation varies depending on the length of the program.
Experience working with youth is required.
All YPT Teaching Artists must be fully vaccinated and pass a criminal background check. Required COVID-19 vaccinations include receiving two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or 1 shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, as well as one shot of the updated bivalent booster that became available for people over the age of 12 in September of 2022.
Please email your letter of interest, resume/CV, three references, and general availability (times included) to our Programs team at email@example.com. Please put “TEACHING ARTIST” in the subject line.
Board of Directors
YPT welcomes individuals interested in serving on the YPT Board of Directors to learn more about our Board and how to apply. The Board supports the work of YPT and provides mission-based leadership, development assistance, and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by YPT’s Executive Director (ED) and YPT’s staff leadership team, the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Learn more about the YPT Board of Directors.