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Teaching Artist

Position: Teaching Artist
Location: Flexible base with extensive touring to Regional and Remote Queensland.
Contract Type: Full-Time/Part-Time, Contractual
Application Deadline: April 5, 2024

Role Overview: The Teaching Artist will work closely with the Education Manager and Artistic Directors at Shake & Stir Theatre Co to design and implement arts programs that align with the Queensland Curriculum. This role requires travelling across regional and remote areas of Queensland to deliver high-quality, arts-focused workshops and residencies. The successful candidate will be deeply involved in creating curriculum-relevant content and engaging teaching methods to ensure impactful learning experiences. The role is ideal for someone with a robust understanding of the practical side of the arts, including theatre production, visual arts, and multimedia.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Shake & Stir Theatre Co’s Education Manager and Artistic Directors to develop arts education programs that align with the Queensland Curriculum.
  • Plan, develop, and facilitate hands-on, arts-focused workshops and residencies in various educational and community settings across regional and remote Queensland.
  • Apply practical arts knowledge to create immersive and educational experiences for students and community members.
  • Travel extensively across different locations, managing logistics and materials for each program.
  • Engage with diverse groups, adapting content to meet different educational and cultural needs.
  • Assess participant engagement and learning outcomes, providing valuable feedback for future program enhancements.
  • Represent Shake & Stir Theatre Co professionally, promoting our values of creativity, inclusivity, and educational excellence.


  • Energetic enthusiasm for the arts, especially the youth arts sector.
  • Experience in arts education, preferably with hands-on, practical arts and theatre production.
  • Familiarity with the Queensland Curriculum and ability to integrate educational content with arts programming.
  • Exceptional planning, organisational, and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities, capable of motivating and inspiring diverse audiences.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively across Queensland.
  • Current open driver's license.
  • Valid Working with Children Check (QLD Blue Card)


  • Competitive salary and travel allowances.
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional development and artistic collaboration.
  • Impactful work in enhancing arts education and accessibility across Queensland.
  • Supportive team environment within an established and respected theatre company.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their experience in practical arts and educational programming. Please also include references who can speak to your abilities as a teaching artist and practitioner.

Encouragement for Regional Applicants: We strongly encourage individuals from regional areas of Queensland to apply. We are committed to supporting and amplifying regional voices and perspectives within the arts and believe that local knowledge and experience are invaluable to our mission.

Application Deadline: April 5