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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.

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WHO WE WANT
We’re looking for highly motivated, team-oriented people who are 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 experiences. 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 a 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.

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.

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.

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.

APPLY NOW

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.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Site Coordinator is an integral member of the Out of School Time (OST) department. This person works closely with an OST Program Manager and the Senior Director of Program Operations. This person is responsible for managing an afterschool program in an Austin ISD elementary school, which include setting up after school program supplies, and materials, leading a team of part time staff, coordinating program logistics and driving the vision and safety of the program environment, for students in PreK-5th grades.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the site coordinator 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.


Lead a Team

  • Create a program vision and establish strategies for ensuring a fun, safe and arts-rich afterschool program;
  • Supervise, guide and/or mentor a diverse team of part time staff working in the program, including

Teaching Artists, Program Assistants and Assistant Site Coordinators;

  • Facilitate team meetings and promote collaboration between staff;
  • Promote and participate in special Creative Action and campus events to bring our families together in celebration and community building;
  • Support recruitment and training of part time staff and help coordinate teaching assignments;
  • Support strategies for part time staff support, retention, and engagement opportunities.

Drive Program Quality & Safety

  • Collaborate with the OST team to achieve program and company goals;
  • Uphold regular communication with program partners and administrators, campus staff, parents, and other stakeholders;
  • Troubleshoot and resolve site-specific and programming challenges;
  • Maintain all site paperwork and procedures, including attendance, safety protocols, and licensing requirements;
  • Conduct frequent classroom observations to inform improvement efforts and staff supports as part of our professional learning community;
  • Develop and facilitate training for part time staff;
  • Serve as site administrator and/or teach classes during summer programs, day camps, and virtual programs.

Implement Best Practices

  • Participate in required ongoing staff development, leadership training, and licensing certification;
  • Meet regularly with OST leadership team to manage program operations and 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;
  • Participate in Creative Action’s social justice efforts toward anti-racism and inclusive practices.

EXPERIENCE

  • 1+ years experience working in after school or summer programs
  • 1+ years experience managing a team or collaborative projects
  • Proficiency with Word and Google suite, and an aptitude for learning new technology and systems
  • Must be able to maintain HHS state licensing certification requirements, including background checks, mandatory training and minimum required annual training hours
  • Transportation essential–travel expected between program site and the Creative Action office
  • General availability from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday

Preferred Skills

  • 1+ years teaching experience (school district, nonprofit program, community, religious institution, sports teams etc)

OR
1+ years experience in a licensed childcare environment with a focus of working with 4-12 year olds
(PreK-5)

  • Understanding of best practices in the out of school time or youth development fields
  • Previous experience with cultural responsive educational practices (TBRI, Social Emotional

Learning, Cultural.

  • Experience with visual, digital, or performing arts or interest in a variety of artistic mediums
  • Must be able to balance working independently and being a team player
  • Ability to prioritize and navigate workload in response to departmental needs
  • Comfortable working with neurodiverse students, and students from various backgrounds
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Occasional night and weekend work required

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.


WHAT WE OFFER

Annual salary is $37,500, 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.

Here at Creative Action we support and uplift staff, Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer protects against discrimination based upon race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, and disability.We strongly encourage those who reflect the expansive experiences of Greater Austin, including individuals who identify as LGTBQIA+,bilingual and/or people of color.


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 your resume and a thoughtful cover letter (required) to our Indeed Job posting by January 15 2022. The position begins in Mid-January.

APPLY NOW

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: SPANISH-SPEAKING TEACHING ARTISTS AND/OR PERFORMERS!
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 and first grades.  

This Bilingual Teaching Artist will tour Welcome Armadillo, Somos Comunidad!

  • 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.

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 theatre-based programs. 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 January and continues through May/June for select programs. School-Based programs require availability of 7:30am – 12:30pm, or 7:30am – 2:45pm.  

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 some prep/call time for daily classroom visits)
  • Hiring is in process and will continue until positions are filled.
  • This is a part-time position. Holidays and school vacations are unpaid.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Hourly rate starting at  $17.50 – 19.50, 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 and submit your resume through the Google Form. If you have any questions or needs, please contact the School-Based Department at schoolbased@creativeaction.org.

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

The School-Based Programs Department reaches an average of 10,000 students per school-year in the Austin Independent School District and surrounding districts. We offer classroom programming through Brave Schools (Interactive Theatre Programs in schools), Spark Schools (our aarts-rich School model), and Artists In Action (classroom residencies). The Brave Schools Program Coordinator handles all logistics and booking requests from schools and community partners for classroom-based programming. This role plays an integral part in sending our Interactive Theatre Programs out to Pre-K through 8th grades in 400 classrooms annually.

WHO WE WANT
We’re looking for a highly motivated, organized, systems-thinker who values creative programming in schools with young people. Applicants should have a can-do attitude, flexibility, attention to detail, exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. This position requires the ability to manage communication from various stakeholders (schools and teaching artists), creatively solve problems, and support programming through creation and upkeep of materials required for various programs, including: sets, props, costumes, puppets, student giveaways, etc. This position requires someone who is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression, and is interested in participating in and supporting Creative Action efforts to act as an anti-racist organization. We would prefer a fluent Spanish speaker in this position who can support communication, access and translation needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Brave Schools Program Coordinator is an integral member of the School-Based Team, and works closely with the Senior Director of School-Based Programs, as well as Teaching Artists who deliver programming in the classroom. Primary responsibilities for this position include (details below):

Manage touring schedule and logistics for all Interactive Theatre Programs
The Brave Schools Program Coordinator inputs and updates the bookings and calendars for all Interactive Theatre Programs (ITP), and informs all stakeholders of schedules and changes as they occur. This person is the contact for questions concerning booking times, dates, locations, and space issues and is the go-to for emergency conflicts or last-minute updates to touring calendars/schedules. 

This role will:

  • Manage all school-based reservations and communications through Airtable project management system
  • Maintain updated google calendars for Teaching Artist schedules
  • Handle all communication with schools through Airtable and email, including: reservations, teacher letters, parent letters, reminders, and updates
  • Respond to all school inquiries and questions
  • Update and manage program details in various databases 
  • Track budgeting for programs and department spending
  • Consolidate and upkeep billing information on a monthly basis
  • Maintain excellent Creative Action representation with all stakeholders
  • Coordinate rescheduling, including last minute “emergency” rescheduling and communication
  • Help problem-solve and communicate in the early morning, sometimes as early as 6:30 or 7am (as needed when emergencies arise)

Upkeep, management and/or creation of supplies for all Interactive Theatre Programs

  • Manage all supplies for each Interactive Theatre Program and each program team, including sets, props, costumes, puppets and student materials. 
  • Delegate upkeep tasks as necessary, make and/or approve purchases
  • Problem-solve set and prop issues as they arise throughout the year
  • Procure costumes for actor-teachers
  • Manage creation of specific props or set pieces as necessary 
  • Make sure all “takeaway” materials are prepared and ready for programming 
  • Work with volunteers/volunteer coordinate as necessary to create/build material backstock for Interactive Theatre Programs

General Responsibilities

  • Support Creative Action community events 
  • Support School-Based events 
  • Attend required full-time staff meetings and training
  • Participate in Creative Action Social Justice Initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Must be a self-starter, and able to balance working independently and being a team player
  • Proficiency with project management systems, Microsoft Office and Google suite, and an aptitude for learning new technology; this role requires a willingness and interest in using project management software (Airtable in particular)
  • Occasional early morning, evening, and weekend work required 
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Creative Action staff 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. Creative Action is implementing a covid-19 vaccine and booster mandate by January 31st, 2022. 

Preferred:

  • Spanish fluency
  • Ability to navigate relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Design, costuming or visual arts skills for creation and upkeep of programming materials: props, sets, costumes, puppets, etc.

WHAT WE OFFER
Annual salary is $37,500 (depending on experience), health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, and an employee assistance program. We also offer paid time off + a fun and flexible work environment.

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.

TO APPLY
Take some time to familiarize yourself with Creative Action, the School-Based Department at Creative action, and the Brave Schools webpage. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, please follow these steps:

  • email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter (required) that describes why you are a good fit for this position to schoolbased@creativeaction.org. 
  • Posting will remain open until filled. Candidate review will begin Jan. 20th.  Ideal start date in early to mid February, 2022. 

APPLY NOW

WHO WE WANT
Creative Action’s Community and School-Based program departments seek an Artistic Associate with 5+ years of experience using poetry, spoken word, music and/or visual art in diverse school and community settings to facilitate and support community partner programs, School-Based artist-in-residencies, and select summer programs. We are looking for someone with a deep respect for and curiosity about diverse young people’s ideas, and experience in trauma-informed care and/or trust-based relational interventions (TBRI).  

This Artistic Associate is a highly motivated, team-oriented, and proactive person who is passionate about working with young people with a passion for Creative Action’s Values: Dream Big, Create Community, Stand Up, Strive for Excellence and Have Fun! 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 experiences.  This position requires someone who is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression and is interested in participating in and supporting Creative Action efforts to act as an anti-racist organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Artistic Associate will lead and facilitate programming for both the Community Programs Department and the School-Based Department, working primarily (though not exclusively) with youth ages 5-18 years old. The Artistic Associate will bring their experience with and passion for a variety of artistic mediums to youth in various community and school contexts, working with supervisors in each department to design, create and implement programming.  As an Artistic Associate, this important team member will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, will facilitate training during specific cycles in the year, and will act as support and coach for key part-time teaching artists in each department. The Artistic Associate will also collaborate cross-departmentally by providing occasional guest workshops and training for Teen Programs and Out of School Time program staff.  

The Artistic Associate will have the following responsibilities in each Department: 

Community Programs:
  • Act as lead Teaching Artist and program manager for Santa Rita Courts, a  Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) residence (2341 Corta St, Austin, TX 78702) for youth ages 5-13. 
  • Teach interdisciplinary arts classes in partnership with HACA on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings (along with 4 weeks of summer camp in June), including curricula development, supply maintenance, student recruitment and grant reporting support.
  • Coach and support a co-teacher at HACA/Santa Rita as well as supporting the teaching artists placed with Free Minds, an important Community Programs partner (Mon & Thurs evenings).
  • Support coordination efforts for substitute teachers for HACA and Free Minds. 
  • Support production of family and community arts events 1-4 times per school year.
  • Mentor or co-mentor youth in Creative Action leadership opportunities.
School-Based Programs:
  • The Artistic Associate will support the School-Based department as a lead Teaching Artist for artist-in-residency program delivery for Middle School and High School students, using spoken word, poetry, music, and some visual art to build community and support youth voice in creating art that reflects student concerns and desires for change in their communities.
  • Reflect and support Creative Action’s values and mission through teaching by providing opportunities for students to practice Social Emotional Skills (SEL), express their ideas, and celebrate their cultures.
  • Support school-wide arts installations (led by other full-time staff) as available
  • Support Interactive Theatre Programs through rehearsal, coaching and observations during the fall semester, as available.
  • Support the School-Based Department with various projects, workshops and professional development sessions as available.
Cross-Departmental Programming Support
  • Collaborate with Community and School-Based program department team meetings to support each Department’s goals
  • Connect programming opportunities and needs between Community and School-Based departments, paying attention to Creative Action strategic plan goals
  • Support and participate in community events specific to Community and School-Based Programs.
  • Support general training calendar for part-time and full-time staff
  • Support summer camp cross-departmental needs
Additional Expectations
  • General availability includes leading programming Fridays from 2:30-6:30pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm, as well as support/supervise Teaching Artist programming on Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 6-9pm.  Additional availability during the school-day during artist-in-residency programming.
  • Confident and experienced in leading programming and working as a Teaching Artist in varied and diverse contexts and communities; comfortable working with neurodiverse students, and students from various backgrounds.
  • Ability to problem-solve and handle conflicts in the moment with various school and community partners and participants.
  • Respond in a timely manner to electronic communications.
  • Arrive punctually and reliably.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • This position requires background and fingerprinting checks before engaging in programming with youth, and this role must remain in compliance with all licensing requirements, including CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Attend all required training/meetings throughout the year, including Creative Action trainings, arts cohort trainings, as well as online training with Department of Family and Protective Services, and any other required trainings or orientations
  • Support evaluation efforts, including development, research, implementation and/or collection of data
  • Transportation essential–travel expected between various program sites and the Creative Action office
  • Participate in Creative Action’s social justice efforts toward anti-racism, anti-oppression and inclusive practices
  • Not required, but interest in candidates who are Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Creative Action staff 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. Creative Action is implementing a covid-19 vaccine and booster mandate by January 31st, 2022.  All staff working in the School-Based Department are required to be vaccinated, boostered, and to test regularly as they visit multiple classrooms and school sites each month.  Additional requirements include being responsive to COVID-19 policies and procedures related to specific program sites. 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.

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 as a medium to inspire creativity, unlock potential, and transform the lives of students of all ages.

Creative Action’s Community Programs department provides a range of programming for families with small children to classes for older adults ages 65+, fostering lifelong creative learning and development. Our programs also develop and engage with strategic partners and initiatives that create lasting impact on communities through arts education and community building opportunities.

The Creative Action 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.

WHAT WE OFFER
Annual salary is $37, 500, 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. 

This position will be available for hire immediately and will remain open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on Friday, Jan. 21st, 2022.  To be considered, please submit your letter of interest and required materials before this date.

TO APPLY
  1. Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. You can see more about Community Programs here, and more about our middle-school and high-school residencies here Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, 
    1. REQUIRED: submit your resume and cover letter to our Indeed Job Posting or through email to community@creativeaction.org.
    2. REQUIRED: Submit an example of your best teaching artistry work to this form. This may include: curricula, workshop, lesson plan, finished film or podcast created with students, etc. It should demonstrate your technical skills and ability to guide student learning. 
  2. Review of applicants will begin January 21st, 2022, with intent to hire as soon as possible. (goal is to fill this position by end of January/early Feb, 2022).
  3. If you have any questions please contact community@creativeaction.org 
Interested in after-school work instead, or different full-time positions? 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.

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