...for the 2021-2022 school year

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 salary are TBD. 

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Acrobatics Instructor

This is a part-time position, between 19-22 hours per week, teaching Dance Acrobatics, Group / Partner Acrobatics, and offering artistic feedback for Friday Presentations.  A mix of group classes and in private lessons. All teaching hours take place weekdays between 8:30am-4:00pm. 

If the Acrobatics Instructor is interested in teaching recreational youth and adult classes for our sister school, the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, the position could become full-time.


Online teaching is not an option for this position; the Acrobatics Instructor must teach in person, in Philadelphia, throughout the academic year.  


Ideal candidate will have:

       3+ years of teaching acrobatics skills to aspiring professionals

       experience working in higher education

       extensive professional performing experience

       ability to teach advanced technique in Dance Acrobatics, Group Acrobatics and/or Partner Acrobatics

–    international candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a related field


Our organization is committed to a diverse and multi-cultural faculty that represents the community

where we live, and we seek BIPOC and other culturally diverse candidates to apply for this position.

Aerial Technique Studio Instructor

This is a part-time position, teaching Circadium’s Aerial Technique Studio alongside the Aerial Department Head.  

The Aerial Technique Studio is an elective class, open to any Circadium students.  It will be required for Aerial Majors, and it will be discouraged for students who have no aerial experience at all.  The class is ideal for students who are either majoring as aerialists, or who would like aerials to be a strong secondary discipline.  

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. 

Syllabus for the Aerial Technique class will be written by the Aerial Department Head.  The Aerial Instructor will work in conjunction with the Department Head, to discuss any challenges or questions.  

Ideal candidate will have:

    3+ years of teaching aerial skills at intermediate / advanced level

–    strong technical skills with rope, fabric, and static trapeze

–     Straps are a plus

Classes will take place 2 hours per week, on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30am-10:30am.  Additional hours may be added, particularly for an instructor with high-level trapeze experience. 

Pay rate for this position is $42/hour.  Instructor will be hired as a Circadium employee (W-2) and included in all faculty communications. 

To apply:  Contact no later than August 20, 2021.  

Our organization is committed to a diverse and multi-cultural faculty that represents the community

where we live, and we seek BIPOC and other culturally diverse candidates to apply for this position.

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 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.