This position requires passion for creative youth development, and experience in music performance and teaching. An Urban Improv Teaching Artist will have experience in performances for youth audiences and a desire to engage students through music, improv and applied theatre. Applicants should reflect a diverse lived experience, value the principles of anti-racism and cultural competency, and understand the need for diversity, equity & inclusion.

Position status: Part-time, non-exempt
Salary: Starting – $26,500/yr
Benefits: Competitive benefits package including health care and 403b plan
Schedule: ~20 hrs week for 36 weeks, September 6, 2022 through June 9, 2023
Tues-Fri, generally between the hours of 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: Jamaica Plain, Greater Boston area


  • Serve as Performer, Facilitator, and Creative Collaborator for partner schools, community-based organizations, and community events. 
  • Serve as a community ambassador, representing RFL to support the organization’s goals. 
  • Collaborate with Artist Director, Associate Director of Music and Teaching Artist ensemble on music creation, music arrangement and underscoring.
  • Attend weekly ensemble rehearsals and participate in professional development.
  • Attend/participate in development/community events. 


  • Demonstrated commitment to  social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • 1+ years of service as a teaching artist in a school/youth organization setting. 
  • Skilled piano player with vocal music experience. 
  • Ability to sing is desirable, but not required
  • Ability to read lead sheets or grand staff musical notation or learn new music by ear quickly.
  • Strong alignment with the Rehearsal for Life mission, vision, and values. 
  • Willingness to engage in applied theater, devising, and performance. 
  • Proficiency or fluency in a second language is desirable, but not required. 



Rehearsal for Life, Inc. (formerly Urban Improv/Freelance Players) is an organization that uses theater to promote social change through our two primary programs: Urban Improv and Freelance Players. Our mission is to strengthen young people’s social and emotional skills for every stage in life, through dialogue, creativity, and performance. 

Rehearsal for Life’s Urban Improv program is grounded in social-emotional learning, serving school communities through structured improvisational theater workshops that provide a brave space for young people to practice self expression, empathy, and intersectional dialogue that promotes anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. We believe that our organization can best serve our partner communities through representation on our staff that is multilingual, multicultural, and diverse. 

For more information, please visit www.rehearsalforlife.org


Please send a resume to office@rehearsalforlife.org

Please include in the subject line: Your Name – 22-23 Teaching Artist/Musician.

Applicants that align with our search will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled.  Thank you very much for your interest in Rehearsal for Life. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing how we can work together to empower Boston youth.

Rehearsal for Life

670 Centre Street, Ste 8

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130