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Jobs (Edmonton): Kids & Teens Instructor – Grindstone Theatre School

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Jobs (Edmonton): Kids & Teens Instructor – Grindstone Theatre School

Grindstone Theatre is seeking instructors for our kids and teen classes and camps! We are looking for folks with experience in teaching, performing and general theatre knowledge. Job duties will include being a key holder, developing and following a curriculum, managing your classroom and students, and creating a 15-60 minute final production to be performed at The Grindstone Theatre. The Grindstone Theatre School classes typically run for 8 weeks with a final showcase in the 9th week.

The Grindstone Theatre School holds classes for all ages, and we are seeking instructors for all ages. Our kid’s classes range from 5-12 and teens from 13-17.

We currently offer the following classes:
5-12: Improv, Drama Discovery, Musical Theatre,
13-17: Improv, Musical Theatre, Drama Discovery, Acting

We are always looking for new and original classes! If you have a skill you believe students would be interested in learning, please send us your pitch!


  • Enforce the Community Standards Policy (
  • Report to the Artistic Director or Education Manager if this policy has been violated/infringed upon
  • Instructors are expected to have a syllabus for their 8 classes that includes a list of student expectations, class requirements and learning outcomes. A template and the learning objectives will be provided to the instructor by the Curriculum Consultant or Education Manager
  • Review consent at the beginning, middle and end of every term
  • Participate in a pre semester meeting run by Grindstone Theatre School before each semester
  • Lead a personal check in at the beginning of every class to establish consent in the room that day
  • Immediately deal with consent issues in the moment and relay that information to the Education Manager
  • Checking email frequently for updates/information about classes
  • Key Holder for the space (unlock doors prior to the start of class and lock up after the class)
  • Arrive at the class location at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled class time
  • Attendance is taken during class and is reported back to the Education Manager before the end of the day
  • Maintaining a clean, safe and organized studio space
  • Report any issues to the Education Manager or Artistic Director
  • Create a safe and welcoming place for all students
  • Provide a recent headshot and bio for our website
  • Appear in promotional videos and material for the Theatre School
  • Source substitute(s) if the instructor is ill or unable to make a class
  • Assist in social media shares as much as possible (provided the instructor has social media accounts and is comfortable with sharing)
  • Other duties as required


  • 1-2 years experience in instructing students 17 and under
  • 1-2 years experience in theatre settings
  • Experience working with large groups of different ages and abilities
  • Experience building and following curriculum
  • General knowledge of theatre
  • Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills. Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships with students and staff
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with the ability to manage competing priorities at work
  • Self-directed with the ability to take initiative
  • Must complete a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check (for kids and teen classes)
  • Educational Certifications including a Bachelor of Education are not required, but considered an asset

Schedule/Wage (General Position):

  • Contract work based on semesters (Sept – Nov, Jan – March, April – June, June/July)
  • Classes for teens and adults are 2 hours long for 9 weeks (8 classes and a showcase)
  • Kids classes are 1.5 hours for 9 weeks (8 classes, then the 9th week is review and the showcase)
  • Must be available nights & weekends

To apply, please send a Cover letter, Resume & a sample lesson plan that includes plans of differentiation for students with special learning needs (eg. low mobility, autism spectrum, high anxiety, ADHD) to Jules Pepin at Please note “Grindstone Theatre School Instructor Call” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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