The Auditorium Theatre is hiring Teaching Artists for the 15th Summer of Hearts to Art (formerly Hands Together, Hearts To Art). 


This unique camp brings together young people between the ages of 7 and 14 who have experienced the death of a parent to celebrate the healing power of creative play. Through the exploration and creation of theatre, music, and dance, Hearts to Art encourages communication and collaboration, fosters emotional growth, and provides the consolation of friendship and compassion. Through interaction with young people who have experienced a similar loss, campers understand they are not alone.


Teaching Artists
Teaching Artists in Music and Dance are practicing artists in their respective disciplines who are committed to working with and educating young people. Teaching Artists teach their primary discipline to camp participants; create and implement curriculum; collaborate with Hearts to Art Staff and other professional artists; and assist in the development of cumulative projects that support Hearts to Art mission in accordance with the camp theme. Working with the Hearts to Art Team as a whole, all teaching artists are responsible for fostering a supportive and creative environment throughout the camp day. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of related professional experience, including performance and teaching, be able to create curriculum accessible to a variety of age ranges and artistic ability, and have familiarity working with young people and communities that have experienced loss or trauma.

Group Leaders
Group Leaders are the mentors and first point of contact for campers. Group Leaders execute logistical responsibilities such as the movement of campers from one activity to the next; coordination and facilitation of camper sign in and out, they are mentors, team leaders and the building blocks of our community working not only with our campers but also our Junior Counselors (former campers who have aged out and are returning in a working capacity). Group Leader’s must be creative, responsive, energetic and flexible. The ideal candidate will be individuals with the ability to serve as positive role models, will have previous experience working with young people in a camp or educational setting, arts experience a plus though not necessary, and will have educational or professional experience with and/or clear passion for art as a tool to address loss and trauma.

Camp Registrar
The Camp Registrar is essential to the organization of campers and families.  The position includes frequent contact with families, creation of our camp database and camper files, and transportation set-up. The camp registrar starts working in the office in the spring to help prepare for the camp season again and keeps working after the final week of camp to wrap up the program. During camp, the Registrar facilitates the check-in and check-out of campers and is also the liaison between caregivers and staff on a daily basis. Exceptional organizational skills and an attention to detail are necessary.  The ideal candidate has experience working with young people as well as working in an office environment. They are an independent worker, with an ability to learn on the job and display flexibility.  They preferably also have experience working with or training and understanding of populations dealing with loss and trauma as well as knowledge or passion for the arts.


All staff must be available for the entire duration of both camp sessions in addition to paid staff trainings: 

  • June/July TBD staff training and lesson prep at the Auditorium Theatre
  • July 8-19, 2019 from 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday through Friday, Camp Session 1 (ages 7-10)
  • July 22-August 2, 2019 from 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday through Friday, Camp Session 2 (ages 11-14)

Hearts to Art enthusiastically welcomes candidates that reflect the tremendous diversity of the Greater Chicago Area.

All ethnicities, genders and identities are encouraged. Roosevelt University is a national leader in educating socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and their communities.


Please email your cover letter & resume to [email protected].

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