Jobs

...for the 2022-2023 school year

instructors
 
Circadium is a college-level program, and teachers must be invested in the creative process with students, and in the collaborative work of the faculty.  Preparatory work, grading, and faculty meetings are a significant part of instructors’ jobs here.  Successful candidates will be excited about the school’s vision, and ready to roll up their sleeves to make an impact in the field of contemporary circus.
For all faculty positions, the class dates, times, and salaries are TBD.  
 
All teaching hours take place between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm, weekdays.
 
All positions listed are for in-person instruction; the option of alternating in-person instruction with online instruction can be considered for the right candidate.  
 
Positions may be combined if candidates have multiple skill areas.  Positions may also be supplemented with teaching work at our sister school, the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.  
 
Circadium staff have the benefits of free training space year-round (large studios with 40’ ceilings, and smaller private classroom spaces), performance opportunities, and networking with the extensive Philadelphia circus community.
 
Our organization is committed to a diverse and multi-cultural faculty that represents the community where we live, and we encourage BIPOC and other culturally diverse candidates to apply for these positions.
 
Send resume and cover letter to shana@circadium.com
 

Trapeze Instructor

 

This is a part-time position, 14 hours per week, teaching Static Trapeze, Dance Trapeze, and Aerial Frame in private lessons and small group classes.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years of teaching trapeze to aspiring professionals
  • experience working in higher education
  • extensive professional performing experience
  • ability to teach advanced technique in Static Trapeze and/or Dance Trapeze, and interest in working with Aerial Frame

Chinese Pole Instructor

This is a part-time position, 3 hours per week, teaching Chinese Pole private lessons.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years of teaching Chinese Pole to aspiring professionals, and ability to teach advanced technique in Chinese Pole
  • experience working in higher education
  • extensive professional performing experience

Contortion Instructor

This is a part-time position, 3 hours per week, teaching Contortion private lessons.
Ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years of teaching Contortion to aspiring professionals, and ability to teach advanced technique in Contortion
  • experience working in higher education
  • extensive professional performing experience
 

Rola-Bola Instructor

This is a part-time position, 3 hours per week, teaching Rola-Bola private lessons.
 
Ideal candidate will have:
 
  • 3+ years of teaching Rola-Bola to aspiring professionals, and ability to teach advanced technique in Rola-Bola
  • experience working in higher education
  •  extensive professional performing experience
 

Juggling / Movement Instructor

This is a part-time position, 3 hours per week, teaching Juggling private lessons.  We are not looking for technical Juggling instruction – we are looking specifically for Juggling combined with Dance Movement.
 
Ideal candidate will have:
 
  • 3+ years of teaching Juggling to aspiring professionals, and ability to teach advanced technique in Juggling
  • experience working in higher education
  • extensive professional performing experience
 
 

Artistic Directors

Circadium is building a database of prospective Artistic Directors for our various projects during the school year (November Gala, December Winter Creation Lab, and Spring Shows).  
 
If you have already applied for one of these positions since January 2019, you do not need to re-apply.  Please send an email to shana@circadium.com if you would like to be considered for projects in 2021-2022.  
 
If you have never applied for an Artistic Director position with us, we would love to hear from you.  Please fill out this form.
 
As we are committed to having a diverse and multi-cultural staff, reflecting the community around our campus, we are especially interested in BIPOC directors. If you are not selected for a position this year, we will keep your materials on file, and we may call you for a project in a future year.