Lead Magician

School of Magic Arts, a stage magic school headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, seeks an exceptional person to become our next part-time Lead Magician teaching artist.  Our Lead Magicians assist in delivering informal education and event programming in the classroom and other venues.


The School:

School of Magic Arts was founded in 2017 by professional magicians Brian M. Kehoe (he/him) and Annie Montone (she/her). Since then, SOMA has grown into a 365 day-a-year stage magic school that offers group classes, camps, workshops, and private lessons. At School of Magic Arts, we believe that the best way to learn magic is to perform it (yes, even virtually!). Students are rewarded for their commitment to the art of stage magic by "leveling up" as they ascend through the ranks of our curriculum and perform in our shows. Whether they're with us for one lesson or several years, they'll gain the skills, confidence, and community they need to succeed.


The Mission:

The world around us is changing, and we believe magic needs to change, too. Magic is strongest when it includes all gender identities, races, ethnicities, orientations, physical or mental abilities, and perspectives. At School of Magic Arts, we know that there is no one person that typifies "a magician."  We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our students, families, and audiences. We believe that anyone who wants to perform magic should be able to do just that in a safe, empowering, and inclusive environment. Welcome to SOMA. You belong, here.


The Job:

  • Assist Head Magicians with delivering programming in the classroom and other venues.
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up for classroom and event programs.
  • 5 hours a week, more possible as events are added.
  • After school and occasional weekend hours.
  • Paid training.
  • $25 an hour (independent contractor).


The Right Fit:

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has some teaching experience in either formal or informal education (no degree required).  Internships, summer camps, classroom or out of classroom teaching all count!
  • Has some background in the arts, preferably performing arts.
  • Has an interest in magic, but is not necessarily a magician.  We’ll train the right person!
  • Enjoys working with kids ages 7-17.
  • Is energetic, personable, patient, and dependable.
  • Is 18 or above.
  • Can access transportation within the Baltimore metro area.
  • Can pass a background/fingerprinting check.
  • Can show proof of vaccination for Covid-19.


Applications accepted until October 1st.  

Please send your resume and a short cover letter to:

answers@encountermagic.com