Crossroads Comedy Theater hiring instructors!

Deadline: 07/07/2024

Crossroads Comedy Theater hiring instructors!

Crossroads Comedy Theater is looking to add to our team of instructors!

About Crossroads Comedy Theater: Crossroads Comedy Theater is a nonprofit theater and arts education company committed to offering the best arts and skills training we can to residents of the greater Indianapolis area. Through our classes in improv, comedy writing, stand-up, and more, we provide people with skills that go beyond the stage and page and benefit them in their everyday life and work. Crossroads is a very community minded organization and wants to include as many people as possible in what we do whether it is in the classroom or on the stage. Crossroads offers student aid in the form of financial aid, scholarships, EDU discounts, and more. Crossroads also offers low to no cost tickets to performances and community partner workshops and performances.

Crossroads is looking to add to its team of improv instructors as we strengthen and expand our training center in Indianapolis. This position is very part time as classes are assigned based on student demand and the availability of instructors and as such are not guaranteed. Most classes run on weeknights with the occasional class offered on a Saturday or Sunday. Crossroads runs four sessions of classes over the year. Each improv course runs for eight weeks meeting once a week for two hours each week. People in this position are also eligible to lead one-off improv workshops, practice groups and participate in special shows and corporate improv training events. This position reports to the managing director. Most classes are held at Union Indy at 525 S. Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis.

*Exude a deep passion for the arts.
*Demonstrate a continuous drive for enhancing their skills and comprehension of the subject matter they teach.
*Cultivate a secure, supportive, and inclusive learning atmosphere for students across all developmental stages.
*Possess at least one year performing in or teaching improvisation.
*Have general availability on weeknights and/or weekend afternoons for up to two months at a time.
*Have a reliable way to get to and from classes, workshops, trainings, and performances

We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the above ideal qualities. If you feel you would bring experience and insight to Crossroads, we want to hear from you!

Additionally, we enthusiastically encourage applicants who are: women & non-binary people, persons with disabilities, BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ talent and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities in the comedy industry

*Follow the Crossroads curriculum to the best of your ability
*Keep accurate attendance records
*Provide relevant feedback to students both in class and via email when requested
*Email provided and tailored follow-up notes to students after each class
*Attend / host student performances associated with any assigned classes
*Complete course evaluations at the end of each session in a timely manner
*Provide relevant feedback about the class, curriculum, students, and overall experience to the managing director
*Positively represent Crossroads Comedy Theater to the public and in social media
*Communicate with the Managing Director in a timely manner about teaching availability, substitution needs, student issues, etc.
*Participate in the sharing of class information in a way that is not disruptive or spamming

$40/hr for in-class teaching hours ($700 if nothing is missed). Instructors are paid as independent contractors at this time. Payment is made following the successful completion of the course or class showcase if applicable. Payment can be made via check or direct deposit.  Tax forms will be collected during the first course for which the instructor is assigned.

Masks will be optional during this course. Though Crossroads does not require proof of vaccination to teach our classes at this time, we highly encourage all instructors to be up to date on vaccinations. These guidelines can be updated based on the mandates or suggestions of the City of Indianapolis, the CDC, or other public health experts.

Treat people with respect. We do not tolerate hateful, discriminatory, or disruptive behavior. Behavior that is racist, misogynist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, ageist, or any other unacceptable behavior not here mentioned will result in removal from the class. We strive to be inclusive of all experiences. We are always learning and aim to keep the class safe and respectful for everyone. The use of recreational drugs, illegal drugs, and/or alcohol is not permitted during class. The use of substances in class or the impact of reasonably suspected prior usage exhibited in disruptive ways in class may result in termination.

Please email your resume to In your email please talk about yourself and your experience and why you feel you would be a good fit for this position.

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