The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is hiring Teaching Artists for the 14th 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.


Lead Teaching Artists (3 positions available)

Lead Teaching Artists (LTA’s) in Theatre, Music, and Dance are practicing artists in their respective disciplines who are committed to working with and educating young people. LTA’s teach their primary discipline to camp participants; create and implement curriculum; collaborate with HTA Staff and other professional artists; and assist in the development of cumulative projects that support HTA’s mission in accordance with the camp theme. 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 children and communities that have experienced loss or trauma.

Associate Teaching Artists (3 positions available)

Associate Teaching Artists (ACA’s) in Theatre, Music, and Dance are emerging professionals in their respective disciplines. ACA’s assist Lead Teaching Artists in the creation and implementation of all lesson plans, as well as fostering a supportive and creative environment throughout the camp day. The ideal candidate will have previous experience or training working with young people in a camp or educational setting, and will have experience or professional training in Theatre, Music, Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, or a related field.

Group Leaders (4 positions available)

Group Leaders (GL’s) are the mentors and first point of contact for campers.  GL’s execute logistical responsibilities such as the movement of campers from one activity to the next; lunch time supervision; 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). GL’s must be creative, responsive, energetic and flexible. The ideal candidate will be individuals of high character with the ability to serve as positive role models, will have previous experience working with young people in a camp or educational setting, and will have educational or professional experience with and/or clear passion for art as a tool to address loss and trauma.


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

  • June TBD staff training and lesson prep at the Auditorium Theatre
  • July 5 & 6, 2018: two-day staff training and orientation at the Auditorium Theatre
  • July 9-20, 2018 from 8:30AM-5PM Monday through Friday, Camp Session 1 (ages 7-10)
  • July 23-August 3, 2018 from 8:30AM-5PM Monday through Friday, Camp Session 2 (ages 11-14)

HTA 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 by February 15. For more information visit!