NIDA Open Teaching Artists - Sydney

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

About NIDA

The National Institute of Dramatic Art is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. NIDA’s vision is to ensure that the next generation of creative leaders are enabled and empowered to tell powerful stories drawing on existing and yet to be imagined platforms. A destination for inspiring and innovative thought leadership, NIDA provides leading edge education through globally relevant, practice-based learning experiences.

About NIDA Open

NIDA Open offers an open-access program of un-accredited education courses and learning experiences thought the year. Delivering a cross section of performing arts training to children, young people, adults, pre-professionals and established artists. Teaching artists at NIDA Open are industry professionals who – in collaboration with our program management team – teach classes within their areas of expertise and interest.

Please note: teaching opportunities at NIDA Open are seasonal and subject to enrolment figures. We are therefore not in the position to offer guaranteed work.

What we're looking for

At NIDA Open, we seek out practitioners who are passionate about their craft and demonstrate a committed approach to teaching and sharing their craft with the next generation of young and emerging Australian artists. We are currently seeking experienced teaching artists to work across our program for children and young people ages 5-18 years and adult short course ages 18+ programs.

Skills currently in high demand include:

  • Screen acting for adults
  • Properties and Objects, design and making
  • Costume and Set, design
  • Drama and acting for children ages 5-15

Please include in your expression of interest:

  • Cover Letter (indicating subject areas and age ranges you have experience teaching)
  • CV (indicating any professional or teaching experience) with contact details of two work related referees
  • 150-200 word professional biography (please enter this into the ‘selection criteria’)

We strongly recommend you familiarise yourself with the NIDA Open program prior to submitting your application and consider how your current skill set would complement our education programs.


All applicants will be asked to participate in a practical workshop style interview, where each candidate will demonstrate their teaching practice. We conduct interviews with all potential teaching artists as programing needs arise.

Interviews for teaching artists will be arranged in response to programing demands. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

We may keep your resume on file for 12 months from the date of application. From time to time casual tutors are appointed on an as-needs basis we may be in contact over the next 12 months if an opportunity arises which matches your skillset.

You must hold a valid Working With Children Check in your state of residence or be able to obtain one, and be willing to support and implement NIDA’s Child Safe Strategies to undertake employment with NIDA.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact the NIDA Open Programming team on (02) 9697 7626 or email

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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