Employment

Teaching Artist and Teaching Assistant | General Management Intern | Summer Arts Education Intern

 

Teaching Artist and Teaching Assistant Position

Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy

Join Attack Theatre for Adventures in Movement, a summer arts education program partnering with Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy.  Attack Theatre is seeking Teaching Artists and Teaching Artist Assistants to teach dance and creative movement from June 26 – August 2, 2017. 

Summer Dreamers Academy is a combination of summer camp and summer school for Pittsburgh Public School students. Students have academic classes in the morning and participate in enrichment activities in the afternoon. 

Attack Theatre is providing the dance and creative movement classes June 26 – August 2, 2017, for rising 1st and 2nd graders (6 – 8 year olds) at two camp sites (Pittsburgh Carmalt and University Prep). 

Teaching Artist Qualifications include:

  • Prior teaching of K-12 in community or school settings
  • Degree in dance, performing arts, or education related field
  • Ability to problem solve, maintain flexibility and positive demeanor 
  • Excellent communication skills with children and adults

Teaching Artist Responsibilities include: 

  • Attend all required training and planning sessions
  • Develop, plan and create lesson plans for the five-week progression of classes
  • Conduct two movement classes per day four days per week in accordance with the established schedule
  • Attend periodic check-in meetings as needed with the Attack Theatre Dreamers Academy Project Coordinator
  • Work with the teaching artist assistant to prepare the physical space as needed and distribute all handouts or materials necessary for lessons
  • Adhere to all Pittsburgh Public School activity provider requirements and responsibilities as outlined in the Pittsburgh Public School Professional Development Day (June TBD)
  • Complete any final reporting reflections and verbal wrap-up conversations about the project with the Attack Theatre coordinator and Managing Artistic Director
  • Provide all current clearances to Attack Theatre by May 26, 2017 (Act 33/34, PA Criminal Records Check and Federal Criminal Background Check)

Teaching Assistant Responsibilities include: 

  • Attend all required training and planning sessions and periodic check-in meetings
  • Assist with two movement classes per day five days per week in accordance with the established schedule
  • Assist with conducting daily lessons for rising 1st and 2nd graders alongside a Lead Teaching Artist and PPS classroom instructor for a five-week dance curriculum
  • Work with the Lead Teaching Artist to prepare the classroom as needed and distribute all handouts or materials necessary for lessons
  • Adhere to all Pittsburgh Public School requirements and responsibilities as outlined in the Pittsburgh Public School Professional Development Day (June TBD)
  • Assist with final reporting reflections and wrap-up conversations about the project
  • Provide all current clearances to Attack Theatre by May 26, 2017 (Act 33/34, PA Criminal Records Check and Federal Criminal Background Check)

Schedule:
June TBD:  Attack Theatre curriculum and lesson plan development (one day)
June TBD: Pittsburgh Public School training session and Summer Dreamers Night Out (one day)
June 26, 2017 – August 2, 2017:  12:15pm - 4:15pm
(Two 75-minute movement classes, prep time, and assisting with student transitions per day)

Compensation: 
Teaching Artists:  Starting at $2,000 (commensurate with experience) for the above scope of work 
Teaching Assistant: $1,000 for the above scope of work

For more information or to apply:
Send your resume and cover letter to Lindsey Kaine at [email protected]
In subject line please specify if applying for the Teaching Artist or Teaching Assistant positions or both.
 

 

Summer General Management Intern

Attack Theatre General Management Internship – Summer 2017

Point of Contact: Rebecca Himberger, Executive Director
[email protected], 412-281-3305

General Management internships at Attack Theatre are ideal for persons interested in the overall workings of a nonprofit performing arts organization. The General Management intern interacts with all departments including artistic, production, marketing, finance, and development. Duties include daily business functions, research/analysis, archival organization, artistic administration, and special projects aligned with the candidate's individual focus.

Intern Position Description:
Founded 22 years ago, Attack Theatre currently operates with a staff of two artistic directors, four administrative employees, and a company of dancers, musicians, and designers working interdependently.  The company’s studio/rehearsal space in the Pittsburgh Opera building in the Strip District is designed to facilitate easy collaboration between the artistic and administrative staff. Due to the small and collaborative nature of Attack Theatre’s staff, this position offers a valuable learning experience that more compartmentalized internships in large organizations cannot offer. This internship will offer insight and experience in the workings of a growing nonprofit arts organization based locally and working globally.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Applicant must be willing to take initiative while working independently and effectively within a fast paced environment. Internship responsibilities may include:
  • Assist with organization of 2017 programs including: smaller seasonal performances, fall mainstage production, fundraising events, special events, and numerous educational and outreach performances and residencies
  • Assist with marketing research and development for performances and events
  • Assist with archiving company data including educational, production, and administrative materials, assist in the design of new organizational strategies for company data
  • Assist with preparation of local and national grants and final reports, upkeep of grant calendar and deadlines
  • Research new foundations, donor sources, and corporate sponsorships

Intern Will Gain:

  • Diverse skills and hands-on experience in nonprofit management for a mid-sized performing arts organization.
  • Experience supporting Attack Theatre programs that include local theater and site-specific productions, arts education, and touring initiatives
  • Experience coordinating and communicating with artists
  • Opportunities to give creative insights or feedback regarding potential projects/performances, marketing and sponsorship strategies
  • Opportunities to interact with professionals in the nonprofit sector, specifically the arts

Intern must have: 

  • Interest in non-profit performing arts
  • An in-progress or completed undergraduate degree
  • Curiosity and interest in learning the field
  • Semi-regular availability (schedule will be mutually agreed upon)

And most importantly, intern must be open-minded, self-motivated, organized, able to work independently in a fast-paced setting, and interested in and passionate about learning every day.

To apply for the General Management Internship for Summer 2017, please send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Himberger ([email protected]). Applicants will be reviewed and contacted for phone or in-person interviews in late April/early May. 

 

Summer Arts Education Intern

Point of Contact: Lindsey Kaine, Production and Artistic Coordinator
[email protected], 412-281-3305

Arts Education internships at Attack Theatre are ideal for persons interested in dance, dance education, community programs and the performing arts. With a core belief that movement is an essential part of life and learning, Attack Theatre brings dance and kinesthetic learning into the K-12, university and adult learning environments. The Arts Education intern primarily interacts with the artistic, production and arts education staff. Additionally given the collaborative culture of Attack Theatre, interns interact with all artistic and administrative staff and have the opportunity to be a part of summer programming.  Duties include assisting with logistics, planning and implementation of Attack Theatre’s arts education programming, artistic administration, and special projects aligned with the candidate's individual focus.

Intern Position Description:
Founded 22 years ago, Attack Theatre currently operates with a staff of two artistic directors, four administrative employees, and a company of dancers, musicians, and designers working interdependently.  The company’s studio/rehearsal space in the Pittsburgh Opera building in the Strip District is designed to facilitate easy collaboration between the artistic and administrative staff. Due to the small and collaborative nature of Attack Theatre’s staff, this position offers a valuable learning experience that more compartmentalized internships in large organizations cannot offer. This internship will offer insight and experience in the workings of a growing nonprofit arts organization based locally and working globally.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Applicant must be willing to take initiative while working independently and effectively within a fast paced environment. Internship responsibilities may include:
  • Assist with logistics, planning, implementation and evaluation of 2017 educational and outreach performances and residencies.
  • Assist with planning and organization of programs including: smaller seasonal performances, fall mainstage production, fundraising events, special events.
  • Research new arts education partnerships and opportunities.

Intern Will Gain:

  • Diverse skills and hands-on experience in nonprofit management for a mid-sized performing arts organization.
  • Experience supporting Attack Theatre arts education programs.
  • Experience coordinating and communicating with teaching artists.
  • Opportunities to give creative insights or feedback regarding potential projects and programming.
  • Opportunities to interact with professionals in the nonprofit sector, specifically the arts.
  • Opportunity to take any on-site summer dance classes that Attack Theatre offers.
  • Opportunity to participate in residencies with students, as determined by intern’s background, skill and experience with dance education programs.

Intern must have: 

  • Interest in non-profit performing arts, specific experience with dance preferred.
  • An in-progress or completed undergraduate degree
  • Curiosity and interest in learning the field
  • Semi-regular availability (schedule will be mutually agreed upon)

And most importantly, intern must be open-minded, self-motivated, organized, able to work independently in a fast-paced setting, and interested in and passionate about learning every day.

To apply for the Arts Education Internship for Summer 2017, please send a cover letter and resume to Lindsey Kaine ([email protected]). Applicants will be reviewed and contacted for phone or in-person interviews in early May 2017.