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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 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.

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. Since 2015 we have partnered with Lee Lewis Campbell Elementary Austin ISD’s only Media and Performing Arts Institute and magnet Elementary School. Central to this partnership are our Arts Integration Collaboration classes that pair Campbell teachers with Creative Action Teaching Artists to teach academic skills and content through theatre and digital media arts.

SPARK SCHOOLS TEACHING ARTIST AT L.L CAMPBELL WILL:

  • Teach Theatre or Digital Media classes in grades PreK – 5 for 10 weeks each semester between the hours of 8am-2pm, Monday – Thursday (programming will not last the entire day but is scheduled within these hours).
  •  Be available for orientation and training Aug. 8-12th, and ongoing training from Aug. 15-Sept. 12th. 
  • Start classes Sept. 19, 2022 for the fall and Jan. 30, 2023 for the spring.
  • Use theatre or digital media arts to make learning academic skills and content—literacy, math, social studies, science—fun, exciting, and personally and culturally relevant. 
  • Support student participation in two end-of-semester Final Showcases. 
  • Meet requirements and maintain compliance with fingerprinting and background checks 
  • Attend all required training/meetings throughout the year, including all Creative Action trainings and orientations.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Hourly rate starting at $20.00-22.00, based on experience 
  • Access to regular Teaching Artist trainings through Creative Action

TO APPLY

Fill out this Google Form.

Submit your resume through the Google Form.

If you have any questions or needs, please contact Jules Beesley at Jules@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.

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Tour with Creative Action DURING THE DAY in our in-school, touring interactive performance residency programs that visit Central Texas school districts! 

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 2022-23 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. 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!).

Native Spanish speakers, people of color, and applicants with Theatre of the Oppressed and/or Theatre in Education experience are strongly encouraged to apply.  A teaching or arts degree is not required.  

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Hourly rate starting at $20.00-22.00, depending on experience
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Access to regular Teaching Artist training through Creative Action

BRAVE SCHOOLS TEACHING ARTISTS WILL:

  • Travel to schools and classrooms in Austin, Del Valle, Manor, Round Rock and Eanes School Districts as necessary to deliver programs (after rehearsal and training period with full-time staff) beginning in Sept. 2022 – April 2023. 
  • Train and rehearse on programs in Aug/Sept. 2022. 
  • Be available for programming between 7:30am – 1:00pm, Monday-Thursday 
  • Perform and teach in English and in Spanish (for some programs) 
  • Have reliable transportation or personal vehicle 
  • Arrive punctually and reliably 
  • Respond in a timely fashion to electronic communications

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 Ligia Gonzalez at ligia@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.

Service Position Title and Type Full-time AmeriCorps Member: 900 Hours from January 9, 2023 – August 11, 2023

Immediate Supervisor Information: Ish Kundawala, Program Director
Also reports to Immediate Site Supervisor (contact information updated once member is assigned): Site Coordinator at elementary school.

Service Location:

Primary Service Site: Elementary School – will be specified once member is assigned to placement

Secondary Service Site: Creative Action, 1023 Springdale
Road, Bldg. 3, Austin, TX 78721

Service Position Summary (Main Purpose of this Position):

Creative Action’s Out-of-School Time programs address critical needs among youth and families by providing access to free and affordable, arts-based after school programs to 2,000+ youth in grades PreK-8th on 30+ campuses every year, as well as eight weeks of summer learning programs. Creative Action AmeriCorps members help provide high- quality after school care and summer learning programs to youth in the greater Austin area. Members serve as educators and creatives at one of our many after school sites, playing an integral role in delivering hands-on, arts-based projects that support social and emotional development and 21st century skills.

AmeriCorps members serve at one of our after school sites each calendar school day (Monday-Friday), as well as participating in program preparation and logistics, professional development, and family and campus engagement activities. When Austin ISD schools are closed, members participate in professional development and/or service activities that support Creative Action’s work in the community. Members support our camps at schools and community sites during school holidays and the summer
months.

Essential Functions of Position:

Members serve a minimum of 900 hours of service between January 9, 2023 and August 11, 2023, or a minimum of 37.5 hours per week during the school year and a minimum of 40 hours per week during the summer. AmeriCorps members will provide one-on-one and small group support and engagement to youth enrolled in Creative Action after school and summer enrichment programs. Members are required to participate in pre-service and on-going training sessions throughout their year of service (i.e., one-week pre-service training and other monthly Creative Action or AmeriCorps trainings).

Performance in Creative Action Out-of-School Time Program hours (approx. 2:30-6:30 pm during the school year, as well as full-day camps during school holidays and the summer months from 9:00am-5:00pm):

  • Assist and collaborate with Teaching Artists during after school enrichment classes, providing additional one-on-one support to youth in the classroom.
  • Lead groups of students during snack, recess, homework help, and other non-class time activities.
  • Provide assistance with administrative duties directly related to the program site and students served, such as childcare licensing requirements, program supplies, and data collection/ management.
  • Design and implement youth-led service learning projects and lessons based on Creative Action’s original arts-based curriculum and lesson planning framework.
  • Lead family engagement activities, including weekly communications with families and planning/supporting family events.
  • Implement an original service learning project with students.

Performance at Creative Action and/or at a program site during the school day (approx. 10:00am-2:00pm during the school year, Sept-May):

  • Coordinate and communicate with campus staff to ensure after school activities are aligned with school-day goals, curriculum, and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the program Site Coordinator to manage stewardship and outreach activities on campus.
  • Support curriculum and project development, guided by the Teaching Artists and Site Coordinator.
  • Support program preparations and administrative duties directly related to the program site and students served.
  • Research and present one Presentation of Learning to Creative Action staff.
  • Complete required Creative Action AmeriCorps program data and evaluations including but not limited to monthly reports, timesheets, and youth attendance trackers.
  • Participate in required training and professional development activities.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and/or lead arts-based activities for youth and families during Creative Action and campus- based community events and programs.
  • Serve through the end of the contract period, regardless of the number of service hours accrued.

Performance as an AmeriCorps Member:

  • Serve productively and effectively across service environments and adhere to program Policies and Procedures.
  • Meet monthly service hour benchmarks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to balance service activities.
  • Participate in at least two (2) community service days and complete a service learning project with students.

Teamwork with Colleagues at school and other events:

  • Demonstrate professional behavior (aware of voice level, confidentiality, and constructive conversations).
  • Use appropriate language (refrains from making negative comments and gossiping).
  • Demonstrate the ability to be flexible and serve cooperatively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively to resolve conflicts.

Professional Conduct:

  • Maintain a professional appearance and wear the AmeriCorps and Creative Action logos daily (program name tag and uniform), follow campus dress code policies.
  • Sign in by the required time for each program day/activity and adhere to daily schedule
  • Complete and submit weekly time sheets by Monday at noon
  • Follow standard protocol for tardies, absences, and early campus departure.
  • Demonstrate consistent daily attendance.
  • Adhere to all codes of conduct or related Policies and Procedures of schools or community partners.

Marginal Functions of Position: 

Support school and community events, as long as these activities are within the AmeriCorps guidelines and do not take away time from the essential functions of the Member service position.

Members may be required to perform other position-related instructions within the scope of their normal service activities, as requested by their Supervisor, in alignment with the terms and conditions of the AmeriCorps grant, and subject to reasonable accommodation.

In the event of a local, state, or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may be asked on a volunteer basis or be required by OneStar to activate to assist in disaster response and recovery activities within their communities. This may involve virtual service opportunities or in-person service opportunities. This may include service opportunities outside of the member’s standard service hours or in place of their standard service duties. In the event of a large-scale, high needs local, state, or federal disaster, AmeriCorps members may voluntarily or be required by OneStar to deploy to an area outside of their service area to assist in disaster response and recovery activities.

Principal Working Relationships:

Conduct self in a professional, ethical manner, and respond appropriately in a courteous and respectful manner to all fellow Members, Creative Action, School, and Community Partner Staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Be able to serve at least 37.5 hours and up to 45 hours per week, exhibiting a strong work ethic with consistent attendance and dependability
  • Willingness to learn and attend all Creative Action and AmeriCorps trainings
  • Ability to provide enrichment activities and services to elementary-aged students as determined by the interview and application
  • Enjoy serving with children and/or adolescents
  • Ability to interact professionally with school and Creative Action staff, students, fellow members, and the community
  • Experience and/or interest in addressing issues within our community
  • Effective communication skills
  • Willingness to be an active team member, and ability to serve in a diverse team
  • Good organizational skills and ability to follow through with assigned tasks
  • Possess basic computer skills and accurate record keeping abilities.
  • Flexible and enjoy service to the community
  • Willingness to serve toward a sense of community with team members and the school community

Academic, Training and Experience Qualifications:

Members must have a high school diploma or GED.

Service Conditions:

Members serve primarily after the school day in elementary schools with students on a small group basis. By serving in a school environment all Creative Action AmeriCorps members have recurring access to underrepresented and diverse populations. Our after school program follows a daily agenda of snack, community building time (recess or other activities), art class, and homework support. Serving in an after school space requires flexibility as many spaces have a school day teacher or purpose. Programming spaces that are a part of the program’s daily use can include gymnasiums, stages, cafeterias, classrooms, libraries, outdoor play areas, and more. School environments are very structured and members must be able to adapt to Creative Action after school schedules and other requirements. School day schedules may change unexpectedly due to assemblies, substitute teachers, etc. Members must be flexible in the face of these changes.

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands:

Service with the Creative Action AmeriCorps program is highly interpersonal and requires that members serve well with others. Members must be able to accommodate changing service conditions and diverse points of view. Physical demands are similar to what a teacher or social worker experiences.

Equipment Used: Computers, laminators, copiers, die-cuts, walkie-talkies (two-way radios) and other teaching related equipment typically found in school settings.

Other Items: Creative Action has a COVID vaccine mandate policy. ALL AmeriCorps members and employees must either be fully vaccinated and boosted or commit to weekly testing. Masks are worn in the building during times of high transmission rates and at the discretion of the Creative Action executives. We adhere to social distancing, hand-washing and good personal hygiene. We keep our building well-ventilated at all times. Creative Action monitors Austin-Travis County and CDC recommendation for COVID-19. Building protocols are implemented and regularly updated to ensure our AmeriCorps members and employee’s safety, health and well- being.

To Apply: Fill out an application here. 

Creative Action is hiring part time Program Assistants for the 2022-23 school year. Program Assistants are an essential part of our afterschool program and contribute to our vibrant and supportive program environment.  This role is responsible for supporting the Site Coordinator and Teaching Artists by monitoring students during program transitions, supporting snack and outdoor play. 

WHO WE WANT

We’re looking for people who enjoy being positive role models to young people and want to be part of a fun, active, arts-rich program in which youth develop their creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills.  This position is for someone who enjoys working alongside elementary-aged youth, wants to have fun and has a friendly personality, has a can-do attitude and collaborative spirit, and is a reliable team player. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Program Assistant is an integral member of the Out of School Time (OST) department. This person works closely with the Site Coordinator and Assistant Site Coordinator on campus. This person is responsible for supporting leadership staff and helping to provide a safe and supportive environment for young people in PreK-5th grade.  Regular duties occur from 2:30-6pm Monday through Friday when school is in session.  

Programming Support

  • Support and monitor students during homework time, snack, and outdoor play;
  • Support staff with monitoring students during program transitions; 
  • Retrieve students from classrooms during parent pick up times;
  • Support sign students in and out of the program; 
  • Collaborate with the team for special projects and events;
  • Help with setting up and breaking down programming supplies; and
  • Assist with cleaning program spaces.

Implement Best Practices

  • Participate in required ongoing staff development;
  • Uphold regular communication with program partners and administrators, campus staff, parents, and other stakeholders; and
  • Participate in Creative Action’s social justice efforts toward anti-racism and inclusive practices.

EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a high school diploma
  • Must be able to pass all required background checks and fingerprinting for HHS state licensing and school districts
  • Maintain HHS state licensing certification requirements, mandatory training, and minimum required annual training hours
  • Willing to obtain required CPR & First-aid certification prior to start date (paid for by Creative Action)
  • Transportation essential–travel expected to and from the program site 
  • General availability from 2:30-6pm Monday-Friday 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working within an after school program with elementary aged youth
  • Experience working in a licensed childcare environment
  • Comfortable working with neurodiverse students, and students from various backgrounds
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) applicants are encouraged to apply

WHAT WE OFFER

Starting at $16 an hour

Pre-service training provided as well as regular paid training throughout the year. Training is paid at $15/hr.

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 to our Indeed Job Posting

Start date: January 10, 2023 with pre-service training December 12-16, 2022

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.

**Please be advised that Creative Action has a COVID vaccine mandate policy. ALL employees must either be fully vaccinated and boosted or commit to weekly testing. Masks are worn in the building during times of high transmission rates and at the discretion of the employer. We adhere to social distancing, hand-washing and good personal hygiene. We keep our building well-ventilated at all times. Creative Action monitors Austin-Travis County and CDC recommendations for COVID-19. Building protocols are implemented and regularly updated to ensure our employee’s safety, health and well-being.

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 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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