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San Diego Junior Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

EDUCATION COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT: Education
SUPERVISOR: Education Director
STATUS: Part Time, Non-Exempt
SCHEDULE: Variable M-F; 20-25 hrs/wk – hours may increase during camp sessions
COMPENSATION: $21-23/hour

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Education Director, the Education Coordinator will be an integral part of the Education Department by supporting departmental needs; managing the teaching aide program; acting as a camp director during seasonal camp programs; and teaching classes as part of the Junior Theatre educational program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Programmatic Support
• Collaborate with Education Director for educational administrative activities and long-range planning
• Manage Aide-in-Training program; supervise and evaluate all teaching Aides
• Collaborate with Education Director on expansion and staffing of outreach programming
• Teach and sub classes during the fall, winter, and spring educational sessions as needed

Camps
• Act as primary point of contact for all Junior Theatre camp sessions throughout the year
• Staffing of Aides including evaluations
• Provide support to Education Director with general staffing of the education department
• Guide camp development in conjunction with the Education Director

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Interactions: Students, teachers, parents, community members, staff, outside educators and artists, and park personnel

Level of financial impact: Medium

Working conditions: Office, classroom, offsite and sometimes outside; occasional local travel; weekends as needed; some time flexibility

Evaluation Criteria: Successful camp operations; customer satisfaction with classes taught and camps supervised. Retention of campers; time management, meeting deadlines and commitments, complete and accurate reports.

Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Bachelor’s degree in theatre, education, or equivalent experience
• Supervisory experience of employees and/or volunteers required
• In-classroom teaching experience with PreK-12th grade students required, ideally in acting, music, and/or dance
• Experience with event coordination, camp administration, or a high level of program coordination required
• Proficiency in basic computer skills including Google Suite and Microsoft Office required; ability to use or learn Coursestorm registration system also required
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a friendly and professional demeanor
• Exceptional customer service and interpersonal communication skills with children and adults required, including in-person, by phone, and by email
• Ability to work as a team player
• Ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, be detail-oriented, and meet deadlines
• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding internal affairs and student matters
• Ability to adapt to changing work settings and conditions
• Familiarity with Junior Theatre programs, processes, and policies a plus
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
• Completed Mandated Reporter Training, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Work is performed in an office setting; regularly sits at a computer station and operates electronic equipment 6 to 8 hours per day; occasionally lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 20 pounds; regularly walks from one part of worksite to another; must be able to climb stairs or take elevator. Position involves regular use of a computer and keyboard, telephone, and face-to-face communications; employee should be able to communicate clearly and professionally in all of these manners. The employee may spend long periods of time sitting, standing, or walking. Applicants must have ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act in an emergency situation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information: This position requires a criminal background check prior to hire.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter by October 16 to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

San Diego Junior Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

TEACHING ARTISTS

Junior Theatre is always looking to grow our diverse network of professional teaching artists for classes and camps in Balboa Park and outreach programs throughout San Diego County.

NOTE: We are fully staffed at this time and will not be accepting submissions again until January 2024.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Education Director, Elissa Russell at [email protected]

Teaching Artists are required to teach students ages 3-18 in one/all of the following capacities: on-site classes and camps in Balboa Park or off-site outreach programs, on or off-site workshops. Prepares and maintains all class materials and supplies. In conjunction with the Education Director, may develop new classes and course curriculum. This is a seasonal position.

Preference is for music and dance-focused educators. If one or both of those are in your skills set, please make sure to highlight that in your submission.

Hourly rate: $28-33, DOE

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in the performing arts, education or related field
  • Extensive experience and active current practice in art form(s) to be taught
  • Experience working with/teaching students from K-12
  • Preference for Voice Teachers who are able to play piano
  • Completed Mandated Reporter Training, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, and fingerprinting

Desired:

  • Previous teaching artist experience
  • Curriculum development
  • CPR, AED & First Aid certified.
  • Experience working with students with special needs.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

TEACHER’S AIDES

A Teaching Aide is responsible for offering support and assistance to the Teaching Artists, and ensuring that each student has an enjoyable camp/class experience.

Salary: $16.50+ per hour

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist teaching artists and JT staff members with management of class materials during set-up & clean up
  • Assist Teaching Artists and JT staff members with upkeep of class and camp environments (classrooms, corridors, lunch area, restrooms, office, storage spaces, etc.)
  • Assist with classroom management when appropriate by re-directing off-task students
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to students needing extra attention
  • Facilitate class activities and games by participating in all activities and assisting the Teaching Artists and individual students
  • Supervise students during class and camp transitions, breaks and lunch
  • Facilitate class and camp check-in and pick-up
  • Assist students with restroom breaks as necessary
  • Work as an inclusion aide to provide extra help and support for students with special needs

Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Completion of Junior Theatre Aide In Training class (if under-18) and internship or equivalent aide/assistant experience
  • Theatre experience or working in childcare preferred
  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred
  • Inclusion training/experience a plus

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]