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We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions (Click position to learn more):
 

THEATRE TEACHING ARTIST - part-time, hourly

Summary
SPAC SOTA seeks theatre and musical theatre teaching artists with experience in devising original plays with grade school students. Early childhood educators with an arts background who are willing to receive theatre education training are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications
Required:

  • Teaching experience with K-8 (in the performing arts a plus!)

  • A background and/or interest in the performing arts.

  • Experience in developing/adapting curriculum and lesson planning.

  • A willingness to learn and receive training from the program chair.

  • A passion for working with young people and centering student voices.

Desired:

  • Experience in developing theatre curriculum including: play making, improvisation, early childhood theatre/music/movement class.

  • Experience teaching with various populations, e.g. early childhood, students with disabilities.

  • Experience teaching after-school, in-school, site specific and/or summer camp programs.

  • College degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in education and the arts.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead theatre classes that focus on process rather than product ie: learning and student centered rather than putting on a performance.

  • Create original plays with students.

  • Connect lessons to school curricular themes.

  • Develop lesson plans and be willing to receive mentorship from the program chair.

  • Maintain relationships with teachers, program chair, parents and students.

  • Prepare students for and participate in SOTA end of semester studio shares and end of year celebration student shares for an invited audience

 

How to Apply

  1. Email resume(s) and a cover letter to:
    Jacqueline Raymond Wegman, Theatre Department Chair
    jwegman@spac.org
    An artistic resume may be submitted in addition to a teaching resume.

  2. Chosen applicants will be asked to submit a lesson plan or outline for a workshop in theatre or musical theatre.

  3. Chosen applicants will be asked to teach a 10-minute demo lesson of their choice and be interviewed.

It is essential to SPAC SOTA’s mission that our teaching staff reflect the diversity of our students.
We seek applicants of all races, ethnicities and abilities.

 

SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST - part-time, hourly

Start time: January 9, 2023

Commitment: Part-time, Sept-June, Monday nights (12-9pm) and weekends (as needed)

 

Roles & Responsibilities

The part-time School Receptionist will be responsible for maintaining communications with students, parents/guardians, and renters as well as facilitating student registration and facility rentals. Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the database of registered students

  • Filing forms/paperwork associated with students and renters

  • Answering phone calls and responding to email inquiries

  • Communicating with students and parents/guardians about important updates, such as absences and school closures/cancellations

  • Processing payments for tuition and rental fees

  • Supporting school staff and faculty with additional administrative tasks as requested

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • At least 2 years’ prior experience in an administrative position preferred

  • The successful candidate must have:

    • Passion and affinity working with children ages 4-18 (grades PK-12)

    • Excellent verbal, written and organization skills;

    • Reliable transportation;

    • Can-do work style;

    • Ability to work nights / weekends;

    • And a strong interest in the arts, arts education, and non-profit administration.

How to Apply 

If interested in applying, please email:

Dennis Moench, Vice President of Education

dennis@spac.org

Provide your resume and a cover letter describing you and your relevant experience.