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Strings Teaching Artist (Updated Nov. 20, 2018)
Location: Los Angeles, South Bay Cities
Kings and Clowns DBA Arts Alive is hiring for a part-time Violin Teaching Artist for 2018-2019 School Year, in-school and after-school programs in the South Bay and Los Angeles. Violin instructors with orchestral teaching experience a plus!
About the Organization:
Kings and Clowns DBA Arts Alive provide a creative platform for educational training to young people in music and performing arts. Every effort is made to ensure every child has access to arts education in our after-school in the South Bay and Los Angeles. We are a small, efficiently run nonprofit arts education organization that works closely with their teaching artists.
All of our teachers must be:
- Prepared to be fingerprinted, Virtus certified, and TB tested upon hire
- Prompt and flexible
- Highly motivated and a team player
- Willing to learn and grow with the organization
- Passionate towards educating young people
- Prepared to teach lessons to the California VAPA standards on lesson plans
- Equipped with a vehicle or reliable transportation
- Ability to control class with management tactics
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Located within 20 minutes of the South Bay/Westside area
Over the last seven years our dedicated violin teachers have built strong daytime classes and after school classes teaching both classic Suzuki texts and modern day songs to engage the students. Teaching artists should have at least 1 year of group teaching experience.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Pursuing or acquired Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, arts education/administration/management, or related field
- Experience with K-8 schools and California VAPA standards a plus
- Strong presentation skills
- Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Drive
- Highly organized, a self-starter and able to prioritize, track projects and meet deadlines
- Able to solve problems and recommend alternatives to promote program effectiveness
- Visit kingsandclowns.com for more information on curriculum.
- Independent contractor will be scheduled for school year, hours to be arranged.
- Independent contractor will be scheduled for after-school classes between 2:30 and 6:00pm for up to 12 hours per week. Work and training outside normal business hours is rare but flexibility is expected.
Send your resume with two references, cover letter, photo/headshot to email@example.com. Interview will be conducted during December 2018. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate classroom teaching. The chosen teacher must be prepared to teach 3-4 afternoons and early evenings per week. Training and Staff Development will follow.
Marketing & Design Intern
Internship positions are open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who:
- Are currently enrolled as undergraduates, including students enrolled in associate’s degree (community college) programs
- Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County.
- Have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2018 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1- September 1, 2018
- Are able to legally work within the United States.
The following students are not eligible:
- Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree.
Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program.
Position Summary: The Arts Alive Marketing intern will take on the role of Marketing and Printwork Assistant to improve the image of our nonprofit alongside our Business Development Director. The internship will include an orientation, coordination training, planning for summer printed programs. The intern will have the ability to calendar and implement a social media plan to create new and fresh content. It is a daily hands on position with exposure to many facets of marketing. The internship will be completed in two phases.
Phase 1 – Learn and improve current methods of marketing and printwork used within Arts Alive office
- Work in an efficient, fast-paced environment at the Redondo Beach-based administrative office interacting mainly with the Business Development Director as well as with volunteers (some high school level) who volunteer to represent Arts Alive at events
- Collaborate with Business Development Director to incorporate new ways to market by evaluating current methods and assessing areas which need improvement to successfully reach our specific audience
- Learn proper procedures and systems of designing enrollment forms for fall and assist the with streamlining the process so each one of our partner schools has a new look to their enrollment brochure
- Learn key aspects to design and proofreading
- Understand how to put these forms onto website and make changes on a regular basis
Phase 2 Production Program
Intern will gather information from the Camp Coordinator who is on our summer school campus to produce a recital and production program for last week of camp (July). He or she will bring design ideas to the table and may even work with a middle school team of journalists to produce a weekly newsletter for camp – introducing them to media literacy and journalism techniques. During this phase, the intern will learn to layout a weekly newsletter and a recital program for the last week. Proofing and accurate layout of cast etc. is an integral part of this position.
The intern will also learn to effectively respond in a nonprofit arts environment where working within a budget is critical and where administrators are responsible for multiple areas of marketing the organization.
At the end of the ten-week internship, the intern will be able to plan and execute print work for a marketing campaign. The will be proficient Daily use social media and websites to inform families of our events. The intern will understand techniques in web design, social media photos and writing and proofing content for an arts organization.
The intern will take the role of Marketing and Design Assistant to improve the image of our nonprofit alongside out Business Development Director. The internship will include an orientation, coordination training, planning for summer printed programs. Social media will be updated weekly plus updates made to our website while creating new and fresh content.
Internship Skills, Knowledge or Other Requirements:
The Intern must have basic knowledge or education in marketing or communication theories. The intern must be a self-starter and be part of the Arts Alive mission and values to reach our students and parents. The intern should be knowledgeable in basic Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, and Google Drive. The ideal candidate is Spanish-speaking, highly-motivated with concrete design skills and the ability to work independently but also collaboratively with a team of administrators.
How to Apply to Internship:
Students can apply to the internship at artsalivela.org/internship. Candidate will be required to send a resume, cover letter and two references. If student does not have access to website, these materials may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to our Redondo Beach office. Select resumes will follow to schedule an interview.
This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 179 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 127 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County. In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at https://www.lacountyarts.org/opportunities/arts-internship-program-students/about-arts-internship-program-students
What our Former Interns Have to Say
“The Arts Alive internship is especially valuable for those who are seeking, or are curious about, a career in nonprofit arts administration. I gained administrative, teaching, design, and theater experience during my time as the organization’s production intern. […] This position is a great resume builder and will give any person a competitive edge during their subsequent endeavors.” – Diana Banh, 2017 Production Intern