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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.

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 23, 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.

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.

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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