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Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and equity in the workplace. We value experience in addition to education when hiring. We strongly encourage those who reflect the communities we serve to apply, including bilingual individuals and/or people of color.

JOB OPENINGS

Part-Time Positions

Position Type: Full-time
Start Date: ASAP
Reports to: Director of Teen Programs

WHO WE ARE
Youth Cinema Collective (YCC) is a group of teen filmmakers that produce film and video projects that speak to the issues they care about in their communities. All projects are collaborative, from pre-production to post, with a strong emphasis on youth voice and artistic rigor. YCC co-directors serve as facilitators and executive producers on projects, shepherding them to completion while providing valuable educational and artistic context. YCC is a place where young filmmakers find their voices, build community, and have unforgettable experiences that will shape them as they make their way in the world.

YCC is a part of Creative Action, a nationally recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas. We use the arts as a medium to inspire creativity, unlock potential, and transform the lives of students of all ages. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their communities.

WHO WE WANT
Are you passionate about filmmaking and want to share that passion with young people from all over the city? Are you looking to join a community of filmmakers who will become lifelong collaborators and friends? YCC is looking for a new co-director to help our young people find their voices and become the filmmakers they dream of being.

This position also shares time with our Out-of-school time department. Our YCC co-director will also be tasked with helping a group of teaching artists facilitate their after school programs, providing observational guidance and feedback and helping our team of Teaching Artists maximize their impact. If you enjoy coaching and collaborating with other artists and supporting their work in the classroom, this position is for you!

This position requires someone with a growth mindset, who is willing to take on new challenges, and who can anticipate obstacles and creatively solve problems. This person must be able to serve as a mentor to teen filmmakers as well as adult teaching artists, provide artistic and historical examples in class, have knowledge of culturally relevant facilitation practices, and have strong project management skills. We seek someone who is committed to youth development and racial and social justice. Specific experience in the classroom is NOT a prerequisite for this job, but you must be willing to receive feedback, grow, and have confidence in yourself.

YCC Co-Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Youth Cinema Collective Co-Director oversees the 20+ teen artists of YCC. They will work closely with their fellow Co-Director, as well as the Director of Teen Programs.

Lead & Teach Programs

  • Plan and facilitate educational, community building, and artistic curriculum for YCC;
  • Serve as direct mentors and supervisors of YCC Peer Leaders, as well as the development of all youth as leaders, identify leadership opportunities for our youth, both across our organization and outside of it;
  • Serve as part of a holistic mentorship team dedicated to supporting all youth to achieve personal success;
  • Co-plan and co-lead one all collective retreat at the beginning of the year, as well as two “mini retreats” for peer leaders, one at the beginning of the year and one mid-year;
  • Attend YCC film shoots on weekends (these will be scheduled as needed during the year; 6-8 hour shoots, approximately 2-3 during Oct/Nov and 5-6 during Apr/May), provide hands-on instruction during shoots, logistical support (like food) and maintain equipment during shoots;
  • Maintain regular communication with students and parents/guardians around programming dates, expectations, events, and student needs;
  • Support students in taking on production roles and planning for film shoots (helping find locations, props, providing guidance);
  • Coordinate guest appearances by members of film community;
  • Develop relationships with community partners to inform programming and community engagement; and 
  • Maintain student databases and paperwork, including curriculum and lesson plans.

Event & Project Management

  • Direct and manage showcases of YCC projects in consultation with the Director of Teen Programs;
  • Monitor dedicated program budget, overseeing purchase and maintenance of YCC supplies;
  • Collaborate with Peer Leaders to run YCC social media;
  • Actively promote work of YCC in the community, including Creative Action events and relevant conferences and community settings; and
  • Collaborate with the Director of Teen Programs to design and implement 1-2 community events per year.

Implement Best Practices 

  • Participate in ongoing staff development, leadership training, and licensing certification;
  • Meet regularly with departmental teams to assess program quality and operations and to troubleshoot challenges;
  • Implement program and staff assessment and evaluation in support of a continuous program improvement cycle;
  • Seek out professional development opportunities in the community and utilize local coalitions and networks to inform and enrich our programming; and
  • Participate in Creative Action’s social justice efforts toward anti-racism and inclusive practices.

Artistic Associate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Artistic Associate is an integral member of the Out of School Time (OST) team. This person will work closely with the OST Program Directors and their Artistic Associate colleagues. This person provides critical leadership to a team of part-time Teaching Artists focused in the same discipline area (digital media). Through mentorship and coaching, they help ensure a welcoming and supportive learning environment during training and in the classroom. Additionally, this person teaches afterschool, camp, and summer programs, contributes to curricula development and training, and supports Creative Action’s community events such as Youth Arts Festival.

Coach & Support a Team

  • Supervise, guide, and mentor a diverse team of Teaching Artists as part of a larger discipline cohort;
  • Facilitate arts cohort team meetings and support staff engagement through team-building and skill-building events;
  • Develop and facilitate training for part-time staff;
  • Conduct frequent staff observations and individual coaching sessions to inform improvement efforts and a culture of feedback as part of our professional learning community;
  • Develop strategies for part-time staff support, recruitment, retention, and engagement opportunities;
  • Help curate and support OST campus and site-specific events, student sharings and performances; and
  • Contribute to staff teaching and learning resources, curricula and content.

Lead & Teach Programs

  • Collaborate with a team of Artistic Associates and cross-departmental staff to achieve program and company goals;
  • Uphold regular communication with program partners and administrators, site coordinators, and other stakeholders;
  • Support community events and special programs;
  • Teach after school classes as a substitute for Teaching Artists as needed; and
  • Plan and teach day camp, spring break and summer camp classes as assigned.

Implement Best Practices 

  • Participate in ongoing staff development, leadership training, and licensing certification;
  • Contribute to the development of department practices and program quality efforts;
  • Meet regularly with departmental teams to assess program quality and operations and to troubleshoot challenges;
  • Implement program and staff assessment and evaluation in support of a continuous program improvement cycle;
  • Seek out professional development opportunities in the community and utilize local coalitions and networks to inform and enrich our programming; and
  • Participate in Creative Action’s social justice efforts toward anti-racism and inclusive practices.

EXPERIENCE

  • Exceptional film production and film history/theory experience
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • >Strong project management skills 
  • Knowledge of film as activism and film as protest a plus
  • Experience with group facilitation 
  • Proficiency with Google suite, as well as Adobe suite, Final Cut, relevant technology for film production (computers, cameras, sound recorders, lights, etc)
  • Must maintain DFPS state licensing certification requirements, including background checks, mandatory training and minimum required annual hours
  • Transportation essential–frequent travel to program locations and community meetings
  • Evening and some weekend work required (YCC meets from 7-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and shoots on weekends)

WHAT WE OFFER
This is a full-time position, 40 hours/week, annual salary starting at $37,500.
Creative Action offers all employees a fun, flexible, and supportive work environment as well as an employee assistance program.

Full time employee benefits include: paid time off, health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, and a discounted gym membership.

TO APPLY
Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, please email the following materials.

Include the following items:

  1. Do not send a cover letter
  2. Resume (no more than two pages)
  3. Video sample that showcases your style as a filmmaker (no more than 5 minutes)
  4. In a 90 second video, outline some of the ways you are excited about film and youth activism at Youth Cinema Collective. What would the ideal intersection of film and community action look like to you? Don’t be afraid to dream big!

Please email materials to jobs@creativeaction.org by August 10th.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.

WHO WE ARE

Creative Action is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their communities.

WHO WE WANT
We’re looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented and proactive person who is passionate about working with young people. This position requires someone who has a growth mindset, can-do attitude and is a creative problem solver. Applicants must have flexibility, excellent organization and interpersonal skills, and the ability to foster creativity, collaboration and communication. This person must be able to anticipate challenges, set positive intentions, build trust and inspire community. We seek someone who is committed to youth development and believes that all people deserve equal opportunities and are valued for their unique life experience. This position includes a pathway to leadership in the OST Department, through learning more about site management and logistics.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
A Teaching Artist is an integral member of the Out of School Time (OST) site based team. This person works closely with a campus Site Coordinator and Artistic Associate to provide daily enrichment, snacks and class for a cohort of students. This person is responsible for preparing daily lessons. Additional responsibilities include creating unit Plan, following Creative Action teaching pedagogy, classroom management, supply maintenance and ordering and safety for their assigned class(es).

  • Regular duties occur from 2:30-6pm Monday-Friday when school is in session. This position includes the potential for additional hours of work for Day, Spring Break and Summer work as well.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain consistent and timely communication with CA staff and other program staff for your
    campus and follow all required staff sign in/out procedures when on campus as well as maintain
    any required paperwork on site.
  • Maintain compliance with fingerprinting and background checks, as well as current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Attend all required training/meetings throughout the year, including Creative Action training, arts cohort training, online DFPS training, and any training/orientation for your campus program as scheduled
  • Support Creative Action’s Out of School Time events as scheduled
  • Support assessment and evaluation efforts for OST programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Teaching Artists will be responsible for implementing/and or supervising additional safety procedures to ensure a safe environment for all staff and students in our in-person programs. This may include working with the individual school districts and their specific COVID-19 procedures. Creative Action monitors Austin-Travis County and CDC recommendations for COVID-19. Building protocols are implemented and regularly updated to ensure each employee’s health and wellbeing.

WHAT WE OFFER
Starting at $17.50 an hour + training opportunities, and pathway to leadership opportunities within the organization.

TO APPLY
Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, submit your resume and cover letter to our Indeed Job Posting. The position begins on August 17th. In-service training to begin 8/2/21.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.

WHO WE ARE
Creative Action is a nationally-recognized creative youth development organization in Austin, TX. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social, and emotional development of young people.

The School-Based Department creates shared arts experiences that build community, connection, and capacity for change in schools and learning communities. Our highly trained teaching artists deliver joyful, multi-disciplinary and multi-session arts experiences that build “4C” students – courageous allies, critical thinkers, creative artists and confident leaders. Our programs cultivate critical Social Emotional Learning and 21st Century Skills as young people respond to real world problems through the arts.

In our Spark Schools programs, we work in deep, multi-year partnerships with select schools to cultivate joy, belonging, and learning that is personally and culturally relevant through the arts. We have partnered with Lee Lewis Campbell Elementary since 2015 to support the campus in becoming Austin ISD’s only Media and Performing Arts Institute. Central to our partnership are Arts Integration Collaborations pairing Campbell teachers with Creative Action Teaching Artists to teach core academic content through theatre and digital media arts. To see Spark Schools in action at Lee Lewis Campbell, check out this video: http://tinyurl.com/sparkschools.

WHO WE WANT
For the 2021-2022 school-year, Creative Action’s School-Based department is seeking Teaching Artists with at least 1 year experience to collaborate with elementary classroom teachers to plan and lead IN-PERSON, in-school Theatre and Digital Media Arts Integration classes–teaching academics through the arts. 

We are seeking Teaching Artists with deep respect for and curiosity about diverse young people’s ideas, commitment to social justice, and passion for Creative Action’s values: Dream Big, Create Community, Stand Up, Strive for Excellence and Have Fun!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Spark Schools Teaching Artists will collaborate with classroom teachers at Lee Lewis Campbell Elementary (2613 Rogers Ave, Austin, TX) to plan and teach either Theatre or Digital Media classes in Grades PreK – 5th. Orientation, training, and preparation will begin September 27, 2021. Arts Integration classes for the fall semester begin in October 2021 and January 2022 for the spring semester. 

Spark Schools Teaching Artists at L. L. Campbell will :
  • teach Theatre or Digital Media classes in partnership with Lee Lewis Campbell classroom teachers in grades PreK – 5.
  • lead multiple Theatre or Digital Media classes across different grade levels for 5 weeks in the Fall 2021 semester and 10 weeks in the Spring 2022 Semester.
  • be available to teach and meet with teachers between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm, Mondays – Thursdays.
  • use theatre or digital media arts to make learning core academic content and skills fun, engaging, and relevant to student lives and interests.
  • reflect Creative Action’s values and support Creative Action’s mission in their teaching by providing opportunities for students to practice SEL skills, express their ideas, and celebrate their cultures.
  • use existing arts-integrated theatre curriculum developed at Lee Lewis Campbell in past years to guide them. Teaching Artists will adapt and build upon this curriculum but will not generate new or original curriculum.
  • apply student-centered and culturally responsive approaches to pedagogy and classroom management.
  • support production of family and community arts events 1-4 times per school year.
  • build toward and support production of one Final Showcase event at the end of each semester.
  • attend Lee Lewis Campbell professional development workshops, regular planning meetings, school events, etc.
  • strengthen relationships on the campus by supporting other school needs (paid hourly), in particular school lunch monitoring for the duration of the arts-integration classes.
  • participate in regular and required in-person and online Creative Action trainings.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Arrive punctually and reliably.
  • Respond in a timely fashion to electronic communications 
  • Maintain compliance with fingerprinting and background checks
  • Attend all required training/meetings throughout the year, including Creative Action trainings, arts cohort trainings, online DFPS training, and any other required trainings or orientations
  • Support in evaluation of student work
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Teaching Artists will be responsible for implementing/and or supervising additional safety procedures to ensure a safe environment for all staff and students in our in-person programs. This may include working with the individual school districts and their specific COVID-19 procedures. Creative Action monitors Austin-Travis County and CDC recommendations for COVID-19. Building protocols are implemented and regularly updated to ensure each employee’s health and wellbeing.

WHAT WE OFFER
Starting at $18 an hour, based on experience. This is a part-time position without benefits. Holidays and school vacations are unpaid. 

TO APPLY
  1. Fill out this Google Form.
  2. Submit your résumé through the Form.
  3. Submit an example of your best teaching artistry work: curricula, workshop, lesson plan, finished film or podcast created with students, etc. It should demonstrate your technical skills and ability to guide student learning. 
  4. Please complete Form by Monday August 16, 2021.
  5. If you have any questions or needs, please contact Jules Beesley at julesb@creativeaction.org.
  6. Interested in after-school work as well? See our various job postings here.
Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.
WHO WE ARE
Creative Action is a nationally-recognized creative youth development organization in Austin, TX. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social, and emotional development of young people.

The School-Based Department at Creative Action creates shared arts experiences that build community, connection and capacity for change in schools and learning communities. Our highly trained teaching artists deliver joyful, multi-disciplinary and multi-session arts experiences that build “4C” students – courageous allies, critical thinkers, creative artists and confident leaders. Our programs cultivate critical Social Emotional Learning and 21st Century Skills as young people respond to real world problems through the arts.

In our Artists in Action program, Teaching Artists visit school classrooms to guide students as they explore a social issue together, create original art about it, and finally share their work with a broader audience to effect change. Learn more on our website.

WHO WE WANT
For an upcoming short-term, in-person residency as part of our “Artists in Action” program at Travis Early College High School this fall, we are seeking Teaching Artists with… 
  • experience in creative writing and/or visual arts – preferably storybook writing and/or illustration
  • at least one year of Teaching Artist experience
  • deep respect for and curiosity about diverse young people’s ideas
  • commitment to social justice
  • passion for Creative Action’s values: Dream Big, Create Community, Stand Up, Strive for Excellence and Have Fun!
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
For this particular short-term, in-person residency as part of our “Artists in Action” program at Travis Early College High School this fall, Teaching Artists will…
  • Meet with Travis ECHS teachers and Artists in Action Program Director to collaboratively plan the storybook project
  • Guide students through either a creative writing or a visual arts process.
    • Creative Writing: writing text for an original storybook dealing with the topic of migration/immigration
    • Visual Arts: creating original illustrations for another group of students’ storybook text on the topic of migration/immigration
  • Reflect Creative Action’s values and support Creative Action’s mission in their teaching, by infusing opportunities for students to practice SEL skills and exercise youth voice into curriculum.
Additional Responsibilities
We may ask for some Teaching Artists to help with the layout of the books, and/or to co-present and share the story of the project at upcoming conferences if they are interested and available.

SCHEDULE/CALENDAR
  • August: Interviews take place
  • Early-mid September: Orientation, planning meetings, project preparation
  • Late September/early October: In-person sessions at Travis ECHS begin
    • Sessions take place between 9am and 4:30pm
    • Most Teaching Artists will teach 3 90-minute sessions each day, over the course of 1.5 – 3 weeks
WHAT WE OFFER
  • Hourly rate starting at $17.50, depending on experience
  • Training and support
TO APPLY
  • Fill out this Google Form.
  • Submit your resume through the Google Form.
  • Submit two work samples through the Google Form.
    • One demonstrating your ability to guide student learning; a lesson plan or unit plan would be great for this
    • One demonstrating your skills as a creative writer or visual artist; could be a single project that you upload or a link to a website or portfolio
If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Goodnow at natalie@creativeaction.org Interested in after-school work as well?  See our various job postings here.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who are LGBTQIA2+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.
WHO WE ARE
Creative Action is a nationally-recognized creative youth development organization in Austin, TX. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social, and emotional development of young people. 

The School-Based Department at Creative Action creates shared arts experiences that build community, connection and capacity for change in schools and learning communities. Our highly trained teaching artists deliver joyful, multi-disciplinary and multi-session arts experiences that build “4C” students – courageous allies, critical thinkers, creative artists and confident leaders. Our programs cultivate critical Social Emotional Learning and 21st Century Skills as young people respond to real world problems through the arts.


WHO WE WANT – BRAVE SCHOOLS TEACHING ARTISTS
For the 2021-2022 school-year, Creative Action’s School-Based department is seeking Teaching Artists to deliver exciting, pre-written, interactive drama-based programs IN-PERSON, in the classroom for Kindergarten through 5th grades.  

Our Kinder-1st grade program is a 5 hour (one hour/day) immersive, interactive and bilingual (English/Spanish) drama-based program with a Teaching Artist in character and 3 puppets.  Apply for this program if you are a bilingual (English/Spanish) performer or storyteller, you enjoy and/or have experience working with 5-7 year olds, and you are interested in part-time work 4 days/week.

Our 2-5th grade program is a 3 hour (one hour/day) curriculum that uses theatre games and creative learning activities to foster community, connection and joy as students return to their classrooms.  Apply for this program if you love working with 7-10 year olds, like leading theatre games and activities, and you are interested in part-time work 3 days/week.  Speaking Spanish is a plus but not required to apply for this program.

We are seeking Teaching Artists with deep respect for and curiosity about diverse young people’s ideas, commitment to social justice, and passion for Creative Action’s values (Dream Big, Create Community, Stand Up, Strive for Excellence and Have Fun!).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching Artists are responsible for traveling to schools and classrooms to deliver one of two theatre-based programs.  There is a possibility programming could shift to online/virtual programming if conditions require it.  Teaching Artists work closely with Creative Action School-Based staff to train and prepare for touring, and memorize all program scripts and lessons. Touring begins in late September and continues through April for select programs. School-Based programs require availability of 7:30am – 12:30pm, or 7:30am – 2:45pm.  

Option 1: Tour Welcome Armadillo, Somos Comunidad!  In this bilingual program (English/Spanish) students journey into an animal sanctuary to meet Jacki the jack rabbit, Henri the hen, and Armando the armadillo.  Students help these characters learn how to be good friends, how to recover from accidents and mistakes, and the importance of helping others feel like they belong in our communities. The Teaching Artist leads students on an interactive, immersive journey in the classroom with three puppets as companions. 

Option 2: Tour Creating Community, a drama-based classroom residency  In this three-day series, Teaching Artists use theatre games and creative activities to build connection, community and belonging as students come back together in the classroom.  Sessions are age specific for 2-3rd grades, and 4-5th grades.  Curriculum is pre-written; some but not all programs will be offered in Spanish.  

Additional Responsibilities
  • Arrive punctually and reliably 
  • Travel to various school locations in Austin, Del Valle, Manor, Round Rock and Eanes School Districts as necessary
  • Respond in a timely fashion to electronic communications 
  • Ability to perform and teach in English and in Spanish (for some programs)
SCHEDULE/CALENDAR
  • Daytime school-based programs are typically scheduled for 2-4 classrooms per day (pay is hourly, each classroom session is an hour-long, rehearsal/training stipend is provided, plus limited prep/call time for daily classroom visits)
  • Hiring will happen throughout August until positions are filled
  • Auditions/Interviews will begin mid-August, with hiring finished by end of August
  • If applying in July, you can expect to hear a response from Creative Action School-Based staff beginning August 2nd, 2021 
  • This is a part-time position. Holidays and school vacations unpaid.
WHAT WE OFFER
  • Hourly rate starting at  $17.50, depending on experience
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Access to regular Teaching Artist training through Creative Action, provided in person as well as virtually
  • Participation in School-Based performance ensemble, part of a small, impactful team of Teaching Artists who work with students in schools to create joy, belonging and capacity for change
TO APPLY
  • Fill out this Google Form.
  • Submit your resume through the Google Form.
If you have any questions or needs, please contact Lynn Hoare at lynn@creativeaction.org or Victoria Prescott at Victoria@creativeaction.org

Interested in after-school work as well?  See our various job postings here.

All employees are subject to a background check and must successfully pass before being considered for employment. Some jobs may require additional licensing such as fingerprinting and CPR/First Aid certification.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA2+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.

Full-Time Positions

Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Start Date: September 1, 2021
Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000
Reports to: Senior Director of Institutional Giving

We seek a Grants Manager to support our institutional giving program within Creative Action’s Development department. This position plays an essential role in our annual institutional giving program, including writing and submitting grant proposals and reports, managing a robust grants calendar, supporting grant and contract administration, researching and identifying new grant opportunities, and working with staff across the organization to ensure we have the stories, data, and other information needed for timely, accurate, and compelling grant narratives and reports.

WHO WE ARE
Creative Action is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their communities.

THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
The Development Team loves building relationships–whether that’s with individual donors, family foundations, corporate partners, or national, state and local funders! We believe that Creative Action donors and supporters deserve to see how their generosity impacts the community. We enjoy bouncing ideas off of each other and we strive to bring excellence to all that we do. We honor each other’s accomplishments, celebrate successes and lift each other up when things are difficult. We are committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, inclusivity and belonging and we hold each other accountable to those values.

WHO WE WANT
We’re looking for a highly motivated, self-starting, and detail-oriented person who likes to dig into projects. This position requires someone who values collaboration, can-do thinking, and respectful communication. Applicants should be deadline-driven, demonstrate strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, and have excellent writing and communication skills. We are also looking for someone who shares our core values, is committed to anti-racism, and is excited to join our team in helping Creative Action actualize its social justice vision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, monitor, and pursue grant opportunities that support programs and align with the mission, vision, and strategic goals of Creative Action
  • Write, compile, and submit all grant applications and materials according to the requirements of the grant solicitation, best practices, and ethical guidelines
  • Prioritize tasks and meet all deadlines for preparation and submission of grant applications and reports, including annual and quarterly City of Austin contract reports
  • Maintain and develop a robust calendar of annual grant submissions in alignment with our fundraising priorities and goals, including all application and reporting deadlines
  • Work with program staff to ensure the implementation and monitoring of key grant deliverables and compliance with grant agreements and contracts
  • Proactively coordinate staff efforts to collect, analyze, and report data on grant-funded programs and activities
  • Assist the Chief Development Officer and Senior Director of Institutional Giving with the cultivation and stewardship of institutional stakeholders and funders
  • Ensure timely and complete data collection and entry into our CRM donor database, DonorPerfect
  • Support other fundraising strategies as part of the development team on an as-needed basis, such as assisting with our annual gala, direct mail campaigns, and donor stewardship activities
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years’ nonprofit work experience, fundraising & development experience preferred
  • 3+ years experience in grant writing and coordination with a proven track record of success
  • Excellent written communication skills, including strong grammar, storytelling, editorial, and research skills (you may be asked for a writing sample)
  • Knowledge of best practices and ethical standards in grant writing, prospecting, cultivation, and reporting processes
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated high initiative-taking, professional standards, and integrity
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter with a flexible, can-do attitude
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit functions, including development and fundraising, operations, and administration
  • Strong technical skills in systems and applications including Microsoft Word and Excel; Experience with DonorPerfect or similar CRM donor database is a plus
  • Comfort in calling, corresponding, and interacting with businesses and donors on behalf of Creative Action

WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive salary, health plan contributions, life insurance, long-term disability, and an employee assistance program. We also offer paid time off + a fun and flexible work environment.

TO APPLY
Accepting applications through July 25, 2021. Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, please email your resume and a cover letter to corinna@creativeaction.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

All employees are subject to a background check and must successfully pass before being considered for employment.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and equity in the workplace. We strongly encourage those who reflect the communities we serve to apply, including bilingual individuals and/or people of color. Creative Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.

Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Start Date: September 1, 2021
Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000
Reports to: Chief Development Officer

WHO WE ARE
Creative Action is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their communities.

THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
The Development Team loves building relationships–whether that’s with individual donors, family foundations, corporate partners, or national, state and local funders! We believe that Creative Action donors and supporters deserve to see how their generosity impacts the community. We enjoy bouncing ideas off of each other and we strive to bring excellence to all that we do. We honor each other’s accomplishments, celebrate successes and lift each other up when things are difficult. We are committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, inclusivity and belonging and we hold each other accountable to those values.

WHO WE WANT
We are currently seeking a Development Manager to lead our fundraising events, corporate sponsorships, and annual giving efforts. We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starting, energetic and detail oriented person who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and be a part of the team. We also want someone who will fit into the culture of our organization, which puts high value on collaboration, can-do thinking, respectful communication, appreciation of diversity and difference, and thinking outside the box. We are a fun and dynamic team that thrives on making a difference for youth. Applicants need to be driven and demonstrate strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Events & Corporate Relations

  • Oversees all fundraising events including but not limited to:
    • Youth Film Festival
    • Fundraising Gala
    • Cultivation & “Friendraisers”
    • Program Site visits
    • 3rd party benefits
  • Helps with the planning committee, budget and sponsorships for our spring Gala. Oversees event production partner.
  • Coordinates logistics and sponsorships for a new Youth Film Experience
  • Builds relationships and solicits corporation sponsorships for events

Annual Giving

  • Manages mid-level giving program, including design and implementation of new mid-level giving strategy and maintaining a mid-level donor portfolio
  • In partnership with the Chief Development Officer, helps create annual giving campaigns including direct mail, monthly giving, etc
  • Performs other duties required

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years nonprofit work experience, fundraising & development experience preferred
  • 3+ years experience in event planning and volunteer or committee management
    Comfort in calling and interacting with businesses and donors on behalf of Creative Action
  • Proven track record of managing annual giving programs including direct mail and digital campaigns.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrated high professional standards, initiative, and integrity
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, and attention to detail
  • Ability and comfort multi-tasking and managing several projects at once
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Agile in working both collaboratively as part of a team effort and independently with minimal supervision
  • Disciplined, strong work ethic and comfort with working occasional non-standard hours (weekends and evenings)
  • Highly relational with strong desire and demonstrated success to build relationships with donors, volunteers, colleagues
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge/clear understanding of fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Strong technical skills in systems and applications including Microsoft Word and Excel; Google Sheets; experience with DonorPerfect or similar CRM donor database is a plus
  • Highly comfortable using various social media platforms
  • Ability to assume responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of work product
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit functions such as operations and administration
  • Ability to effectively present information

WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive salary, health plan contributions, life insurance, long-term disability, and an employee assistance program. We also offer paid time off + a fun and flexible work environment.

TO APPLY
Accepting applications through July 25, 2021. Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, please email your resume and a cover letter to robyn@creativeaction.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

All employees are subject to a background check and must successfully pass before being considered for employment.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and equity in the workplace. We strongly encourage those who reflect the communities we serve to apply, including bilingual individuals and/or people of color. Creative Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.

Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Start Date: September 1, 2021
Salary Range: $37,500-$40,000
Reports to: Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

WHO WE ARE
Creative Action is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their communities.

WHO WE WANT
We’re looking for a creative self-starter to join our team as a digital ambassador and storyteller. Applicants should love to write and create storylines that connect with people. The ideal candidate understands who they are writing for and always comes back to the audience and how this content may benefit them while aligning with departmental goals—whether it is an impact story, summer camp promotion, or event announcement.

This position plays a primary role in planning and producing high-quality, integrated content across multiple channels that supports brand awareness, thought leadership, program enrollment, and fundraising efforts. In addition to writing, we are looking for an individual who can either visually conceptualize or create dynamic content format , including infographics, videos, social media stories, and the like.

As a member of our small team, this person has the ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Content Creation & Digital Marketing

  • Source and create content for Creative Action’s website, blog, e-newsletters, social media accounts, and physical marketing materials, and aid in the creative representation of that content.
  • Collaborate with program staff to capture successes and updates that need to be told but that still align with the overall marketing goals.
  • Contribute to editorial planning meetings and brainstorms.
  • Capture website updates from program staff to make certain our website is current and reflects accurate information, while maintaining site architecture and brand integrity.
  • Work with Marketing Manager to pull and analyze monthly marketing metrics, including website traffic, SEO, social media data, and email performance in order to better deliver relevant content.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager to execute the social media strategy for the organization.
  • Maintains a consistent voice and strategic presence on Creative Action’s social media channels; offers excellent customer service for Creative Action and our community, which is valuable for sponsor, donor, volunteer, and event participant cultivation and retention.
  • Develop content and assist in managing the schedule of Creative Action’s email marketing campaigns, including important announcements, e-newsletters, event invitations, and other communications.

Communications

  • Contribute to annual communications strategy and department goals as well as ongoing communications plans and campaigns.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager in managing the editorial calendar.

Events & Misc.

  • Collaborate with other departments and vendors to support in-person and virtual events to align with the Creative Action brand.
  • Create event communications deliverables such as invitations, signage, programs, etc, as needed.
  • Maintain promotional material inventory including coordination with the Development and Programs Departments, placing orders, verifying receipt and distribution of materials.
  • Performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing related field, or comparable professional experience in marketing/communications required.
  • Internship experience in marketing/communications required if no professional experience.
  • Experience with design for print and electronic media, including Adobe Creative Suite.
    Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Digitally savvy – a natural at digital media who loves to experiment with the latest storytelling tools. Experience managing social media for an organization preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects with both internal and external audiences.
  • Skills in planning, organizing, and problem solving.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams.
  • Knowledge and experience with WordPress, Google Analytics, and SEO preferred.
  • Proficiency with basic photography and video editing is a plus.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions.

WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive salary, health plan contributions, life insurance, long-term disability, and an employee assistance program. We also offer paid time off + a fun and flexible work environment.

TO APPLY
Accepting applications through August 6, 2021. Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, please email your resume and a cover letter to christa@creativeaction.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

All employees are subject to a background check and must successfully pass before being considered for employment.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and equity in the workplace. We strongly encourage those who reflect the communities we serve to apply, including bilingual individuals and/or people of color. Creative Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.

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