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Arts Education Manager

Salary range: $30,000 – 35,000 DOE

Deadline to apply: June 2, 2017

Expected Start Date (flexible): June 25, 2017

To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line of “Arts Education Manager - [LAST NAME OF APPLICANT]”

Attack Theatre seeks an Arts Education Manager, reporting directly to the Artistic/Education Director. This is a newly created position and offers the opportunity to help shape an effective and dynamic role within the organization and its programs. Applicant 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. The Arts Education Manager will work closely with the Artistic Directors, Production and Artistic Coordinator, and Company Dancers.

We are a small but mighty crew of dancers, administrators, musicians, learners, and leaders. Most of us are not originally from Pittsburgh, but have all become lifetime Pittsburghers at heart. Attack Theatre is known for its "audacious athleticism," and creates engaging contemporary dance performances for audiences of all ages. Founded 22 years ago by Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, we have created over 200 original multi-disciplinary productions in theaters and site-specific environments; and works with symphonies, operas, theater companies, and art museums. Whether in theaters, street-corners, or in the classroom, Attack Theatre’s philosophy is that movement is an essential part of living and learning. Attack Theatre’s robust arts education program reaches 9,000 students, educators and adult learners each year, through our residencies, in-school performances and professional learning workshops.

This is what you would be doing:

  • Assist with the design, development and implementation of Attack Theatre education programs and classes
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and residencies in Attack Theatre’s arts education programs in K-12 schools and in community settings
  • Manage, support and assist with the creation and development of lesson plans and materials for teaching artists to fulfill the arts education activities
  • Research and acquire new, and maintain existing, arts education programming for Attack Theatre
  • Manage and schedule ongoing partnerships with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and community-based organizations
  • Manage the development and implementation of evaluation instruments for student and teacher focused education programs
  • Working in conjunction with the Production and Artistic Coordinator, assist with the scheduling and coordination of the company dancers’ arts education work in the schools
  • Maintain and archive teaching and educational materials and residency documentation
  • Work in conjunction with the Audience and Communications Associate to develop and strengthen brand recognition of Attack Theatre’s arts educations programs through residency documentation, program evaluation, and communications with teachers and administrators
  • Work with the Production and Artistic Coordinator to maintain activity logs and data needed for company and grant reporting needs
  • Assist with arts education grant research and reporting (including providing content for narratives, collecting and managing program data)
  • Work with the Finance and Development Coordinator to build and monitor annual and project budgets
  • Review and develop contracts for Attack Theatre’s arts education projects
  • Recruit additional teaching artists on a per project basis

Requirements of the position:

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years professional teaching artist experience, with an emphasis in performance, movement, and/or dance
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University (with preference given to related fields such as dance and education)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to adapt to multiple educational and community environments
  • Able to thrive within a fast-paced setting
  • Able to work collaboratively with a multitude of personalities
  • Tremendously organized and detail oriented
  • Desire to continue to learn and share learnings in a collaborative environment
  • Proficiency with computer applications on a Macintosh platform (e.g. Microsoft Office, Google products)
  • Passionate about performing arts nonprofits and arts education

Additional Requirements: Given the nature of the school schedules, applicant must have the ability to adjust work hours as needed. Position may include early mornings and some weekend and weeknights on an as needed basis. This position requires traveling frequently to neighboring communities and counties and applicant must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license. Must pass all required PA background checks and clearances (Act 33/34, PA Criminal Records Check and Federal Criminal Background Check).

Benefits of working with Attack Theatre: Attack Theatre provides a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance plans, a 401(k) plan and paid vacations and holidays.

This is a full-time position in Pittsburgh, PA. The work schedule is forty hours per week, Monday through Friday, however, early morning and evening engagements, and occasional weekend commitments are a requirement of the position.

Attack Theatre, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

 

 

Teaching Artist and Teaching Assistant Position

Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy

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

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 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.