Teaching Artist: Technical Theater Residency

The Technical Theater Residency invites a Teaching Artist skilled in the area of production design to support the scenic design for the Woodbury Jr./Sr. High School (7th-12th graders) Fall production of ALMOST MAINE. The Teaching Artist will explain terminology and demonstrate key elements of design, and lead students in the creation of the set. The execution of design will incorporate artistic elements like painting and dressing, making creative use of existing foam core pieces and flats. Any construction elements will be basic and require knowledge and experience with a drill. The teaching artist will be a welcome collaborator to ideas around lighting design.


Teaching Artists must have demonstrated previous teaching experience teaching their area of the arts, ideally in a school setting.

We seek artists who share in our mission that creativity and artistic talents are innate and waiting to be developed in every person. Ideal candidates are progressive and offer engaging classroom strategies, with a classroom management approach focused on meeting people where they are at, collaborative problem solving, and restorative practices. Experience with early childhood education, differentiated instruction, and multilingual, especially Spanish-speaking, a plus.

This is a great opportunity to build your teaching resume, learning and implementing Arts Integration skills. 

This position is paid hourly at $75/hour.


October 2nd, 2023 – November 18, 2023
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:30pm-5pm
*Tech Week and Show Dates

This is a year-long residency that includes a fall and a spring show. The spring show is Sponge Bob the Musical, dates TBA.

Detailed Schedule (subject to change)

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume to Kristina at khill@appelfarm.org. Please include:

Background Checks

Please note that all Teaching Artists must provide current copies of their background check for the state of NJ. Criminal Record Check, Finger Print CHRI and Child Abuse History Clearance must be completed.