Job Opening: Teaching Artist Residency Producer

Job Opening: Teaching Artist Residency Producer


Reports to: Executive Artistic Director

Employment status: Part-time temporary (non-exempt) employee position (Please note this is not a contract position)

Employment period: April 2017 through March 2018, with the possibility of continuing on with additional project funding

Compensation: $18-20/hour depending on experience, hours are often flexible with an estimated average 10-20 hours a month depending on residency activities

Supervises: Teaching Artists, Classroom Assistants

Desired start date: April 10, 2017 or earlier

The Teaching Artist Residency Producer (“Residency Producer”) will coordinate and manage Patrick’s Cabaret’s new Teaching Artist Residency program. We seek an organized, community-minded individual, ideally with experience in arts education, who is ready to help us build this new program from the ground-up.

This is an ideal position for an artist or other creative professional to supplement their freelance work.

About Patrick’s Cabaret

Founded in 1986 by Patrick Scully, Patrick’s Cabaret is a queer-led performance art incubator supporting the growth and development of artists on the edge of culture.

Our work centers artists of color, with disabilities, and with queer and trans identities. We grow new art and new artists by encouraging artists of all experience levels to try new things, take risks, and present works-in-progress. We connect artists to education, performance platforms, tangible resources, and to each other, to put their talents to work. We build a diverse network of artists committed to forwarding a radically inclusive and progressive creative community where artists on the margins can thrive.

While some organizations separate artistic and administrative roles, we think that the leadership of a modern arts nonprofit requires blurring the distinctions between these competencies, and seek organizers who approach community-building itself as a creative endeavor.

About Teaching Artist Residencies

For 30 years, Patrick's Cabaret has helped artists tell their stories in a welcoming, supportive, and transformative environment. We continue that work by offering customized workshops and residencies with organizations, growing new art and new artists directly in our community.

Teaching Artist Residencies are carefully designed to help participants find and hone their creative voices in their own spaces and on their own terms. We work closely with organizations to develop a custom residency format to meet the community's learning and social goals, and put artists from the Cabaret's artist network to work on shaping the experience together. Current projects include work with LGBTQ youth and adults living with HIV.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Assist with the recruiting, selecting, contracting, orienting, and overseeing project Teaching Artists & Classroom Assistants aligned with residency needs, maintaining a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people

  2. Plan customized residency curricula in partnership with the Executive Artistic Director, community partners, and Teaching Artists

  3. Maintain open and effective lines of collaboration with partner organizations, developing and implementing participant recruitment and retention strategies collaboratively

  4. Set-up, attend, and strike all residency workshops at partner sites (approx 1-3 events monthly for 12 months, with June-August the anticipated busy season)

  5. Take the lead on production activities related to community performances by participants

  6. Assist with evaluating and reporting on program activities, and performing (sometimes creating) administrative tasks necessary for the organized and efficient execution of the project

  7. Stay apprised of and seek out further expertise through ongoing education, research, professional development, and arts participation as able and approved

  8. Other duties as assigned


  • 3-5 years experience in program/project management roles, preferably with a background in arts and/or education

  • Experience working within diverse communities and building community within and around a project or institution

  • Must be energetic, outgoing and comfortable working with many types of people, from teenagers to seniors

  • Time-management skills and the ability to set and meet deadlines

  • High level ability to handle details accurately, including confidential and sensitive information

  • Strong computer skills, graphic design skills helpful

  • Able to work both independently without supervision, and collaboratively as part of a team

  • Available to work days, evenings and weekends as needed for events

  • Have access to reliable transportation

Patrick’s Cabaret is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color/Indigenous individuals, people with disabilities, and people with queer and trans identities are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to by Friday, March 24th for priority review. Applications will continue to be received until the position is hired.