Puppetry in Practice

Teaching Artists and Performers

Puppetry in Practice is currently seeking freelance teaching artists to join our skilled team of arts educators for the coming year. Our teaching artists possess the rare ability to design innovative projects for young children AND implement them in a classroom setting in order to promote learning, understanding and growth. All our teaching artists employ creativity, collaboration and community-building into their lessons. Puppetry in Practice is committed to using the arts as a lens through which students experience, learn from, and appreciate the world’s rich history of ideas, cultures and imagination.

Job Description
• Design and implement high-quality, arts-based programming and lesson plans for multi-week, in-school residencies.
• Collaborate with PiP staff, public school teachers and administrators.
• Connect projects to school’s curriculum and arts Standards
• Responsible for transporting materials to and from the schools.

• Teaching artists must reside in New York City’s Five Boroughs
• BA required. BFA, MA or MFA preferred
• Minimum of 2 years teaching experience or related experience
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong time-management skills
• Strong classroom-management skills
• Experience with puppetry and performance
• Experience with visual art-making (drawing, painting, collage, sculpture)
• Experience with multimedia art-making (animation, filmmaking)
• Strong interest in engaging diverse communities in creative, literacy-based, art making
• Interest in collaborating with other artists, teachers, and students
• Experience working with youth and/or adult populations (elementary through senior citizens)
• Experience working with English Language Learners is a plus
• Being bilingual is a plus
• Experience working in public schools
• Experience using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro
• Must have flexible work schedule. The majority of our projects take place during school and after school hours Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm

Job Location
NYC’s 5 Boroughs

Application Instructions

E-mail letter of interest, resume and any work samples to info@puppetryinpractice.org. Please use the subject title: Teaching Artist Applicant. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.


PiP is always seeking interns for our various programs. Opportunities include marketing, social media coordination, conducting parent and child workshops and assisting program directors. Additionally we welcome individuals to assist in puppet building and classroom materials prep.
A key internship opportunity is for long-term photographing and programmatic documentation of classrooms and events.