Activity Instructor- Theatre

Good Shepherd Services


beacon 45
2502 Lorillard Place, Bronx NY 10458
Bronx, NY, 10458



Job Type:



Full Time



Number of Available Positions:


Job Description:

 Good Shepherd Services, goes where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. We provide quality, effective services that deepen connections between family members, within schools, and among neighbors.  A leading NYC non-profit that has been recognized for its commitment to the success of young people and families, is currently seeking an Activity Instructor ( Theater) for our after-school program located at Beacon MS 45 in the Bronx    

Job Summary: The Theatre Activity Instructor will teach participants the fundamentals of theatre, follow and integrate the Good Shepherd prescribed curriculum (where applicable), and prepare students to present their work at the end of the cycle.


Major Duties:

  • Provide and teach well planned theater/drama classes to participants
  • Develop and/or follow a sequenced prescribed theater curriculum to include program themes.
  • Submit lesson/activity plans in advance
  • Integrate lessons enriched with literacy, history and other related academic subjects when applicable.
  • Plan and implement a culminating event or project at the end of each cycle
  • Completes daily progress reports
  • Delegate roles to group leaders and program aides during class time to assist with the facilitation of a group (where applicable)
  • Articulate expectations to group leaders and program aides on what aspect of the class work needs to be strengthened and practiced in preparation for the next class (where applicable).
  • Responsible for the setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified.
  • Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with demonstrable expertise and experience in theater/drama.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.


General Requirements:

All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of good Shepherds

Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and  

ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Good Shepherd Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Any offer of employment is contingent upon receiving satisfactory references and approval of hire by applicable regulatory bodies, as appropriate.  For programs regulated by the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Department of Youth Justice Programs, the respective City departments determine employment eligibility and advise Good Shepherd Services (GSS) if the organization can hire the individual.  Falsification or omission of relevant information in connection with any application for employment is grounds for denial or dismissal.



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