Theater Teaching Artists for Mariposa Arts

Seeking Theater Teaching Artists for the Mariposa Arts after school program (and subs for Visual, Music, Theater, and/or Movement Arts)

Download the PDF of the job description here.

Opening: Applications due December 2, 2019.

Schedule: Minimum one year commitment; up to fifteen hours per week, depending on the number of classes scheduled, generally 3 hours a day between 1-6pm.  Occasional additional hours required for training, evaluation, and outreach.

Location: PVUSD Elementary and Middle School Sites

Reporting: Mariposa Arts Coordinator

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Salary & Benefits: $28/hour 

Who we are: For 40 years, Arts Council Santa Cruz County has led the charge to support the unique, ever-evolving Santa Cruz County arts community. We’re passionate advocates for the arts and the organizations and people who make art happen. We believe in the power of the arts to transform our community, and our daily work of art reflects that belief. Our staff and board team are deeply committed to and fired up about our mission to generate creativity, vibrancy, and connection in Santa Cruz County.

The job: Arts Council Santa Cruz County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing services and making resources available to every resident of Santa Cruz County without regard to ethnicity, color, creed, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, political opinion, national origin, familial status, mental and physical disability, or source of income.

What’s it like to work with us? We operate a highly collaborative and supportive workplace where the staff is largely self-directed. We all have the opportunity and are expected to contribute not just to our own work but also to the strategic direction of the organization. We work hard, we have fun. We take responsibility for mistakes and celebrate successes. We live and breathe by our core values: collaborative, adaptable, innovative, service-oriented, and effectively and professionally run. A sense of humor and a compassionate disposition are required. The Arts Council is an award-winning Family-Friendly Workplace, and we love our work. Most importantly, we are all here to be of service to the arts and to our community.

And Now For Something Completely Different: The ideal candidate will have the majority of the skills outlined in this job description. However, if you beautifully fit most, but not all, of the bill, apply anyway. In either case, be direct in your cover letter about your strengths and interests. Arts Council Santa Cruz County is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

What does our hiring process look like?

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until December 2, 2019.
  • We will begin scheduling interviews as soon as we have strong candidates.
  • Following the interview, we may ask for some prepared materials relevant to this position, and conduct a second round of interviews.
  • We will extend an offer to the best candidate as soon as references are checked.

 

To apply: Please submit your resume, three references, work samples, and cover letter explaining your interest and experience as it relates to this position in a single PDF to both Sarah Brothers sarah@artscouncilsc.org and Monica Galvan monica@artscouncilsc.org Applications due by December 2 at 5:00 pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Summary:

Administration

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with administrative staff, after-school site coordinators, teachers, and students
  • Maintain supplies and attendance and evaluation records
  • Participate in ongoing program evaluation
  • Participate in annual trainings and events
  • Collect/document student projects for annual showcase

Teaching

  • Plan and organize developmentally appropriate curriculum for classes
  • Demonstrate arts discipline techniques and forms of expression
  • Facilitate for individuals, and groups of 15-25 with a mix of knowledge levels
  • Evaluate student comprehension and adjust as needed
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and supervise high school students

Requirements

  • Negative TB test
  • DOJ Background check with the County Office of Education
  • Personal, reliable transportation with good driving record and insurance
  • At least 21 years of age

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of theory and practice of the art from
  • Ability to effectively scaffold lessons for beginner and intermediate level students
  • Teaching experience to effectively facilitate learning in a classroom of up to 25 students in grades 2nd-5th and/or 6th-8th.
  • Facilitation and mentorship experience with high school youth
  • An understanding of Visual and Performing Arts State Standards
  • Proficiency in and regular access to phone, email, and Word/Excel

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Interest and enthusiasm for the arts, youth empowerment, and equity in education
  • Professional, compassionate, and flexible
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Residency in or connection to Watsonville community

 

Arts Council Santa Cruz County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing services and making resources available to every resident of Santa Cruz County without regard to ethnicity, color, creed, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, political opinion, national origin, familial status, mental and physical disability, or source of income.