Faculty Leads in Early Childhood, Theater & Arts Integration

New Jersey Performing Arts Center - 07102, New Jersey

Job Category: Teaching Artist

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Full Time

Compensation: $45000

About Our Organization

As a nonprofit arts organization, we change lives every day. We delight audiences with world class performances, nurture students through our comprehensive education program and engage our local community with free events and festivals across the city.

We’re also pushing the boundaries of what an arts center can do. We’re proud to prioritize inclusion in every aspect of our mission, resulting in the most diverse audiences and artist lineups in the country. We’ve created and toured our own original productions that extend our reach to new communities. And we’re driving the charge to reimagine and revitalize our downtown neighborhood.

Whoever you are, and wherever you’re from, you’ll find a creative home here at NJPAC.

Job Summary

NJPAC Seeks Faculty Leads in Early Childhood, Theater and Arts Integration

The team at NJPAC changes lives every day—through our world-class artistic performances, educational programs and public outreach efforts. Join us and become a part of the exciting cultural renaissance happening right now in Newark, New Jersey.

As NJPAC’s full-time Faculty Lead you’ll play a vital role in the largest arts education program in New Jersey. 

  • You’ll manage our program related to your expertise - either early childhood, theater or arts integration - keeping us on the cutting edge of educational innovation as you oversee a wide range of classes, in-school residencies, community events and workshops—virtual, pre-recorded or (maybe, someday!) in person.

  • You’ll cultivate a creative, artistic faculty to deliver your programs, so get ready for a hefty dose of recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating and relationship-building.

  • You’ll teach! This isn’t only an administrative role—you’ll get your hands dirty, so to speak, in the classroom (online, on campus, in video or in schools).

  • You’ll put on your marketing hat to come up with new and creative ways to share our programs with the community and generate excitement.



  • You have 5+ years as a teacher or teaching artist in PreK–2.

  • You have a BA in Early Childhood or an arts-related field or P3 Certification. If you have an MA, that’s amazing. If you don’t have any relevant degrees, but have the experience, please, apply anyway. 


  • You have a robust creative portfolio including the creation and production of 10 + original works with youth or original professional works.
    You have a fully developed personal artist statement and teaching philosophy.

  • You have a BA in theater or an arts-related field. If you have an MA, that’s amazing. If you don’t have any relevant degrees, but have the experience please, apply anyway. 


  • You have a robust portfolio in arts integrated artistic works and/ or curricula.

  • You have a BA in Arts Integration or an arts-related field. If you have an MA, that’s amazing. If you don’t have any relevant degrees, but have the experience, please, apply anyway.

Job Qualifications & Requirements

  • You have 5+ years experience in teaching in the K-12 classroom or as a teaching artist.

  • You’re knowledgeable about and committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, trauma-informed and culturally responsive pedagogical approaches.

  • You have 5+ years with leadership and supervisor experience, ideally in a performing arts setting.

  • You’re an epic communicator, both speaking and writing. Maybe you’re bilingual (Spanish is a plus).

  • You’re super-comfortable with technology like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs and online classroom settings like Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Meet.

  • You love the arts, and you want to share the love!

Additional Details

A little bit about us

  • Our offices are located in the thriving cultural district of Newark, NJ…although we’re mostly working from home right now.

  • We’re a passionate team made stronger by our diverse backgrounds, personalities, and skills.

  • We care deeply about our mission and its impact on our community.

  • We offer free yoga classes, wellness workshops and opportunities to volunteer in the community.

  • We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


How to Apply

Please email résumé and cover letter to jobopportunities@njpac.org with the subject line FACULTY LEAD – [specify which discipline]