Job Listing: Part-Time Adult Ed Theater Instructor

The Immigrant Learning Center has a part-time position teaching ESOL in a unique class that blends traditional ESOL with playmaking. In each session, the teacher will facilitate a creative process in which students write and perform plays pertaining to their lives in order for students to gain confidence and practice public speaking and pronunciation. The position begins on August 22, 2022, with one week of curriculum and professional development (Monday 8/22 – Friday 8/26 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM). Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The class meets 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Monday – Thursday. Teacher meetings usually take place at 12:00 PM Friday afternoons. The class will be a high-intermediate level (EFL 4-6).


  • Instruct adult learners in English skills including reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension via theater exercises, storytelling and playwriting
  • Assist with design and implementation of ESOL Theater curriculum, assessments, and instructional materialsIncorporate student goals and assessment data into lesson planning
  • Integrate digital literacy into instruction
  • Refer students to appropriate advisors when needs arise
  • Document unit and lesson plans in accordance with program guidelines
  • Complete required paperwork, including attendance, student goals and achievements, assessments, and promotions
  • Communicate classroom/student issues to the program director in a timely manner
  • Participate in staff meetings and other teacher/program meetings as scheduled
  • Participate in program development activities including curriculum review and development meetings
  • Set and document professional development goals
  • Direct and produce student theater performances
  • Support students in writing scenes/plays related to the immigrant experience
  • Work with the Advising Coordinator to coordinate with community partners and identify performance venues

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • Theater experience, Theater studies preferred
  • Experience directing and organizing theater performances preferred
  • Teaching certificate and/or experience working with the adult ESOL population
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficient digital/internet skills
  • Ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet individual needs of students
  • Ability to work collaboratively and share responsibility with team members

Classes meet approximately 44 weeks per year. The starting pay rate is $25.00/per hour, 12 teaching hours and 8 prep hours. Curriculum development and professional development hours are additional. Vacation, holidays, and sick time are included. If you are interested, please send your resume, cover letter, and one sample lesson plan to Jessica Senat, director of English Language Programs, at The ILC is located at 442 Main St, Malden, and is easily accessible by public transportation. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds.

We will review applications the week of July 11th, 2022.

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff are required to show verification of full COVID vaccination and booster.

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