Call for Teaching Artists & Teaching Assistants

Location: Twin Cities-Minnesota
Type: Independent Contractor
Category: Education
Compensation: $605-1410 for each Teaching Artist (depending on project) $25/workshop stipend for Teaching Assistants
Reports to: Teaching Artist Residency Producer
Deadline: May 2, 2017



Patrick’s Cabaret is seeking Teaching Artists and Teaching Assistants for our 2017-18 Teaching Artist Residencies.

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 strives to centers artists of color, with disabilities, and with queer and trans identities. We grow new art and new artists “on the edge of culture” 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.

About the Teaching Artist Residency Program

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 curriculum  to meet the community's learning and social goals.

Current Projects

Aliveness Project at the Aliveness Project Community Room (3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409)

Between June 2017 and March 2018, four Teaching Artists will facilitate two workshops each with adults living with HIV to develop skills to generate confidence, heal from trauma, and advocate for their needs. At the end of the project, the Aliveness Project will host a performance where the workshop participants will share their work on a professional stage at Intermedia Arts (March 31st, 2018).

MN Q Youth at the Quatrefoil Library (1220 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407)

Two Teaching Artists will facilitate two workshops each with LGBTQ youth in summer 2017. This residency runs from June to August with workshops two times per month. The process will culminate in a public performance at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre in August 2017.

Teaching Artist Responsibilities

1. Design lesson plans on topics relating to storytelling- through poetry, spoken word, movement, or visual art in collaboration with the Residency Producer.
2. Teach workshops related to themes created in the curriculum plan.
3. Facilitate a final workshop on performance skills with the purpose of participants sharing their work in a performance open to friends and family.
4. Attend final performances by participants

To Apply

Fill out an application here: Application for Teaching Artists & Teaching Assistants. For questions or assistance with your application, please contact Teaching Artist Residency Producer Ricardo Beaird at