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Attack Theatre Arts Education Manager

Position: Arts Education Manager
Salary range: $30,000 – 35,000 DOE
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2018
Expected Start Date (flexible): May 14, 2018 
To apply, email all materials to employment@attacktheatre.com with subject line of “Arts Education Manager - [LAST NAME OF APPLICANT]”

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume 

Attack Theatre seeks an Arts Education Manager, reporting directly to the Artistic/Education Director. Applicant must be creative, self-motivated, organized, and able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced setting. The Arts Education Manager must be comfortable and skilled at managing diverse projects and programs simultaneously and independently, and passionate about learning new skills, ideas, and gaining new perspectives within a small, but prolific arts organization. The Arts Education Manager will work closely with the Artistic Directors, Production and Artistic Coordinator, Company Dancers, and Teaching Artists. 

We are a small but mighty crew of dancers, administrators, musicians, learners, and leaders. None of us are originally from Pittsburgh, but all have all become lifetime Pittsburghers at heart. Attack Theatre is known for its “fearless physicality and brilliant imagination” (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 2016) and creates engaging contemporary dance performances for audiences of all ages. Founded 23 years ago by Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, we have created over 200 original multi-disciplinary productions in traditional and non-traditional venues and partners with artists and arts organizations of many disciplines including 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 12,000 students, educators, and adult learners each year, through our residencies, in-school performances, community programs, and professional learning workshops.

This is what you would be doing:

  • Assist with the design, development and implementation of Attack Theatre education programs
  • Manage and assist with the implementation of classes, workshops, and residencies in Attack Theatre’s year-round arts education programs in K-12 schools, university, and in community settings
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and residencies for Attack Theatre’s arts education programs (as needed)
  • Manage, support, and assist with the creation and development of lesson plans and materials and communication with teachers and administrators to support teaching artists to fulfill the arts education activities
  • Manage the development and implementation of evaluation instruments for student- and teacher-focused education programs
  • Assist with arts education grant research and reporting (including providing content for narratives, collecting and managing program data)
  • In conjunction with the Production and Artistic Coordinator, manage the scheduling and coordination of the company dancers’ and teaching artists’ arts education work in the schools
  • Maintain and archive teaching and educational materials and residency documentation
  • In conjunction with the Audience and Communications Associate, develop and strengthen brand recognition of Attack Theatre’s arts educations programs through residency documentation, program evaluation, and communications with teachers and administrators
  • Maintain arts education program activity logs and data needed for company and grant reporting needs
  • In conjunction with the Artistic/Education Director and Executive Director, create proposals and budgets for arts education partners including school districts, cultural, and community organizations
  • In conjunction with the Finance and Development Coordinator, monitor annual and project budgets 
  • Review and develop contracts for Attack Theatre’s arts education projects
  • Recruit, maintain, and support a pool of independent teaching artists on a per-project basis
  • Grow arts education programming through proactively engaging arts education partners and pursuing business development opportunities

Requirements of the position:

  • Minimum of three to five years professional arts education experience, with an emphasis in dance, theater and/or movement performance,
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University (with preference given to related fields such as dance and education),
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to adapt to multiple educational and community environments,
  • Knowledge of sound education theories and practices, 
  • Able to thrive within a fast-paced setting working on diverse projects simultaneously,
  • 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), and
  • Passionate about performing arts nonprofits and arts education.

Additional Requirements: Given the nature of 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 with employer match, and paid vacations and holidays. Additionally, Attack Theatre seeks to provide mentorship and other opportunities for the continued growth and professional development of all its employees and artists. 

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.

Please note: People of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Attack Theatre–Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy: Lead Teaching Artist 

Join Attack Theatre for Adventures in Movement, a summer arts education program partnering with Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy.  Summer Dreamers Academy is a combination of summer camp and summer school and is free for Pittsburgh Public School students. Students have academic classes in the morning and participate in enrichment activities in the afternoon. Attack Theatre is providing creative movement classes June 25 – August 1, 2018, for rising 2nd and 3rd graders at two sites (Pittsburgh Arlington and Pittsburgh Obama). 

New this year! Summer Dreamers Adventures in Movement Lead Teaching Artists will also receive free tuition to attend Attack Theatre’s Summer Dance Intensive June 18 – 22 for a dynamic week of dance technique classes and teaching artist training led by Artistic Directors Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, company members and guest artists. 

Lead Teaching Artist Requirements:

  • Prior teaching in 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
  • Responsible and self-motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively and creatively

Lead Teaching Artist Responsibilities: 

  • Attend all required training and planning sessions
  • Create lesson plans for the five-week progression of classes
  • Plan, prepare and conduct two movement classes per day in accordance with the established four-day per week 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 18, 2018 (Child Abuse Background Check/Act 151, PA Criminal Records Check/Act 24 and Federal Criminal Background Check/Act 114)

Schedule:

  • June TBD: Half-day on-site training session in procedures and orientation by Pittsburgh Public School administrators 
  • June 18 - 22: Lead Teaching Artists receive free tuition to a five-day Attack Theatre Summer Dance Intensive (Includes daily dance technique classes and Teaching Artist training workshops) 
  • June 25, 2018 – August 1, 2018: Monday through Friday from approximately 12:15pm - 4pm
    • (Two 75-minute movement classes, prep time, and assisting with student transitions per day)
  • August TBD: One reflection day with Attack Theatre project coordinator and all teaching artist personnel

Compensation: 

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

For more information or to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to Lindsey Kaine at Lindsey@attacktheatre.com

Please indicate Lead Teaching Artist in the subject line.

 

Attack Theatre — Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy: Teaching Artist Assistant Position (Paid Stipend)

Are you interested in gaining valuable teaching artist experience with one of Pittsburgh’s renowned professional dance companies and arts education providers?

Join Attack Theatre for Adventures in Movement, a summer arts education program partnering with Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy.  Summer Dreamers Academy is a combination of summer camp and summer school and is free for Pittsburgh Public School students. Students have academic classes in the morning and participate in enrichment activities in the afternoon. Attack Theatre is providing creative movement classes June 25 – August 1, 2018, for rising 2nd and 3rd graders at two sites (Pittsburgh Arlington and Pittsburgh Obama). 

New this year! Summer Dreamers Adventures in Movement Teaching Artist Assistants will be eligible to apply for free tuition to attend Attack Theatre’s Summer Dance Intensive June 18 – 22 for a dynamic week of dance technique classes and teaching artist training led by Artistic Directors Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, company members and guest artists. 

Teaching Artist Assistant Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older with a high school diploma; completed or in-progress undergraduate degree preferable
  • Training and experience in dance, performing arts, or education related field
  • Ability to problem solve, maintain flexibility and positive demeanor 
  • Excellent communication skills with children and adults
  • Responsible and self-motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively and creatively

Teaching Artist Assistant Responsibilities: 

  • 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 2nd and 3rd 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 18, 2018 (Child Abuse Background Check/Act 151, PA Criminal Records Check/Act 24 and Federal Criminal Background Check/Act 114)

Schedule:

  • June TBD: Half-day on-site training session in procedures and orientation by Pittsburgh Public School administrators 
  • June 18 - 22: Teaching Artist Assistants may apply for free tuition to a five-day Attack Theatre Summer Dance Intensive (Includes daily dance technique classes and Teaching Artist training workshops)
  • June 25, 2018 – August 1, 2018: Monday through Friday from approximately 12:15pm - 4pm
    • (Two 75-minute movement classes, prep time, and assisting with student transitions per day)
  • August TBD: One reflection day with Attack Theatre project coordinator and all teaching artist personnel

Compensation: 

Teaching Artist Assistants: $1,000 for the above scope of work

For more information or to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to Lindsey Kaine at Lindsey@attacktheatre.com

Please indicate Teaching Artist Assistant in the subject line.

 

Attack Theatre General Management Internship – Summer 2018

Point of Contact: Rebecca Himberger, Executive Director

rebecca@attacktheatre.com, 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 23 years ago, Attack Theatre currently operates with a staff of two artistic directors, five 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 2018 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 2018, please send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Himberger (rebecca@attacktheatre.com). Applicants will be reviewed and contacted for phone or in-person interviews in March 2018.