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Teaching Artists Needed

As summer camp season approaches, arts organizations across the Cincinnati region seek artists to help fuel creativity and learning. These positions are available for teaching artists:

Girls Rock Cincinnati

Summer Camp Volunteers

Posted:
May 12, 2022

Girls Rock Cincinnati
Summer Camp 2022 Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Location:
Wordplay
1556 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Camp Dates and Times:
August 1-6, 2022
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm-7:00pm
Final Performance Saturday 7:00pm

To Apply: https://forms.gle/f9cVJGqnPNnkg3KF7

Girls Rock Cincinnati is seeking volunteers for our 2022 summer camp! Our weeklong summer camp focuses on creative arts as a vehicle for social change and provides our campers opportunities to build skills in instrumental music, vocals, songwriting, and visual arts. This year, we have 4 available volunteer positions. Aligning with our mission, we encourage applications from women and gender-expansive people ages 18+.

Counselors:
Summer camp is nothing without the counselors! Counselors are responsible for general supervision, safety, and most importantly, building relationships with our campers to create a supportive and encouraging environment. No prior music experience is required, but some experience working with kids and teens is preferred. Counselors must be available for the full duration of camp (9am-4pm) including the full camp day on Saturday.

Instrument Instructors:
The heart of rock camp is the rock, right? Instrument instructors are responsible for leading technical music education for our campers. We are seeking instructors for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keys. Lessons are held with small groups of campers and may involve co-teaching with another instructor. Music experience is required but skill- level is flexible. Instrument instructors must be available in the mornings (9am-11am) for the full week of camp.

Band Coaches:
Campers will be placed in bands to write and play their own original music for the Final Performance with the help of their coaches! Band Coaches need not have extensive musical expertise but should be able to encourage and guide our campers in their music creation. Each band will be assigned two Band Coaches, who must be available in the afternoons (1:30pm-3:30pm) for the full week of camp, as well as the full camp day (12pm-7pm) Saturday.

Photographer/Videographers:
Volunteer to capture the joy and magic of camp! Photos and videos taken will be posted to our website and social media with credit and may be used in the future for publicity or advertising. Photographers do not need to be available for the full week of camp - the schedule is flexible depending on your availability.

Don’t see a role that fits?
If you’re looking to get involved with camp but don’t see a position that fits your skills or schedule, be sure and follow our newsletter! We will need additional hands on deck for camp set-up, teardown, and Saturday’s final performance.

We care deeply about the safety and well-being of our community. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all volunteers, staff, and campers must be fully vaccinated prior to camp, except for reasonable medical exceptions. Masks will be worn during camp. We continue to follow current safety recommendations and may adjust our policies as needed.

Please direct any questions to Abigail Karr, Volunteer Coordinator, at girlsrockcincinnati@gmail.com

Learn more about our organization at girlsrockcinci.com

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Summer Camp Launchpad and Family Coordinator

Posted:
May 11, 2022
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in all areas of its work, both on and offstage. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and life experiences to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Title: Summer Camp Launchpad and Family Coordinator

Position Overview: 
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks two Summer Camp Launchpad Family Coordinators for our 2022 Summer Theatre Day Camp program.

The Launchpad and Family Coordinators will, prior to each week of camp, reach out to parents/guardians to check in regarding students and obtain additional information about children who will be attending camp each week. During the camp week they will give support to all students at summer camp with special attention paid to students enrolled in or needing the resources provided by the Launchpad during our 2022 summer camp. They will help to mentor Teaching Artist Fellows in how to work with and support the needs of all learners during the course of the camp day by observing and providing feedback.  

Coordinators may be assigned to any of our locations over the course of the summer including: Mason Community Center, Mason High School, Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Wyoming Civic Center, Wyoming Fine Arts Center, and School for the Creative and Performing Arts. 

This is a seasonal position with an hourly rate of $18. Launchpad Family Coordinators will work approximately 35-37.5 hours per week. Work hours are 8:45 – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Some Fridays may have additional hours due to performances. 

Selected candidates ideally will also be available for 15-20 hours of preparation during the week of May 23-27th and 9a-5p May 31-June 3, 2022 for camp staff training and preparation.

This position requires travel to camp locations including Mason Community Center, Mason High School, Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Wyoming Civic Center, Wyoming Fine Arts Center, and School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Qualified candidates must be flexible and able to travel to and from camp locations; therefore, candidates must possess reliable transportation.

Position Responsibilities:
- Read through the medical forms of all children enrolled in Summer Camp each week with particular attention to those enrolled in the Launchpad program/need special accommodations that may need extra support
- Contact each family to gauge needs and coordinate social story packets, visits, and videos for pre-camp preparation
- Create a narrative overview of the campers enrolled each week, their needs and accommodations needed to share with all camp instructors and staff
- Troubleshoot challenges that arise for campers each week and support students who need more help acclimating
- Coach counselors and instructors on best practices for students with special needs
- Observe Rehearsal and Performance, Acting and Improv classes and give instructors and counselors input on how to give more concrete direction and instruction
- Maintain communication with parents over the course of each camper’s experience
- Trouble shoot challenges as they come up
- Attend meetings conferences and training session
- Other duties as assigned

Ideal Qualifications and Requirements:
- Experience in teaching all learners and special education
- Experience teaching children and/or teenagers
- Energetic, responsive, flexible, creative
- Attentive to details, ability to work independently
- College graduate, or relevant experience
- Good communication skills
- Organized and able to solve problems quickly and positively

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
- This employee must have reliable means of transportation

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park continues to monitor the pandemic situation. Qualified candidates will be expected to comply with Playhouse’s health and safety plan – while at work and outside work – that continues to be updated per latest state and Federal guidelines. 

The physical demands and safe working expectations described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
While this description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, it is not necessarily exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties, requirements, or expectations of this position. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park reserves the right to revise or amend this description based on business needs or changes to the work environment.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, at Ariana.Moses@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified. 

Taft Museum of Art

Youth Program Manager

Posted:
May 11, 2022
Position:  Youth Program Manager L&E
Reports to: Director of Learning & Engagement               
Team: Learning & Engagement (L&E)
Status: Exempt/Full-Time 37.5 hours per week 
Shift: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including occasional nights/weekends   
Compensation: Starting at a minimum of $40,000 annually, competitive, and commensurate with experience.  
Benefits: Health Care Insurance, 401K, Dental Care, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Aflac, vacation days, personal days, sick days, free downtown parking, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), museum membership, and other special discounts. 
Condition of Employment: Full vaccination against COVID-19

The Taft Museum of Art, located in downtown Cincinnati, is seeking a full-time Youth Program Manager, reporting to the Director of Learning & Engagement. This position requires a positive, highly organized team player who communicates proactively, is attentive to detail, manages multiple priorities, and has excellent communication and collaborative skills to deliver exceptional experiences for our guests. Enjoy this rare opportunity to join the staff of one of the finest small art museums in the United States.
   
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Please submit only through our online portal at taftmuseum.org/Careers. Our team will review your information, and we will get back to you, we promise, with the next steps. If you have questions, please email Human Resources at HRAdmin@taftmuseum.org. No phone calls, please.  

POSITION SUMMARY 
Reporting to Director of Learning and Engagement (L&E), the Youth Program Manager helps the Taft in delivering its mission of providing meaningful experiences by connecting people with great art in a historic setting and in the community creating and implementing programs for a variety of audiences. The Youth Program Manager will be expected to flex to assist the Adult Program Manager as needed.

AAMD: Education Assistant (B)-Assistance to Educators in routine duties relating to implementation of ongoing programs and activities; possibly in training to become educational professional.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(THE WORK)

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
- Creates programs from ideation to implementation, in accordance with the Learning & Engagement Departments strategic plan and core principles for developing programs, for a variety of audiences as needed.
- Communicates operations of programs with other staff departments.
- Works with Marketing to develop messaging for programs and contributes to Portico and other communication outlets.
- Collects feedback via survey for each program and incorporates data to continuously improve programs.
- Develops relationships with community partners, artists, and other stakeholders to develop programs.
- Oversees summer camp and manages and assists with other school outreach programs.
- Flexes to assist the Adult Program Manager as needed.

ADMINISTRATION
- Supports the L&E team on projects and other administrative work to build capacity for the department.
- Maintains contact and demographic information for community partners as needed.
- Maintains records and data to assist with development reports. 
- Manages program budgets, submits invoices, and works with Director of Learning & Engagement to develop future budgets for programs.
- Works with other staff to monitor voicemail line and email inquiries by answering questions about programs.
- Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS)
- Alignment with Organizational Mission, Goals and Core Values:  Understands and embraces the museum mission and goals. Role models, reflects, and reinforces core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration.
- Communication and Collaboration: Personable and excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Highly effective in collaborating across the museum. 
- Organized: Very organized and ability to handle multiple priorities at once. Meets due dates and is efficient and effective in providing support to the L&E team.
- Professional and Results-Oriented:  Highly motivated professional, creative, articulate, and goal-oriented, and possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and community-oriented.
- Technology: Highly skilled in Microsoft applications Window Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.) 
- Creativity: Thinks out of the box and is innovative in new engagement approaches for a variety of audiences.
- Flexibility: A flexible schedule is required with some evening and weekend responsibilities. A flexible approach to the job responsibilities is need as situations change regularly in this environment.
- Initiative: Forward-looking thinker, innovative, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
- Personal Accountability/Reliability: Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
- Process Improvement: Improvement of work methods and procedures as a means toward greater efficiency.
- Problem Solving/Judgment: Adeptness at analyzing facts, problem-solving, decision-making, and demonstrating good judgment. Emotional maturity and ability to stay calm under pressure and think on your feet. 
- Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of service and response to the volunteers, visitors, other staff, board members, docents, and others.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in related field (art education, arts administration, museum studies, art history, hospitality). Master’s degree a plus.
- One-year experience coordinating and scheduling varied activities in a workplace setting.
- Experience working with students and children a plus.
- Experience in conceptualizing and producing innovative museum- and community-related programs a plus.
- Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, be able to climb stairs, and to stand for up to three hours at a time.

MUSEUM CORE VALUES
All employees of the museum must strive to:
- Embrace the museum's core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration and demonstrate this understanding through words, behaviors, and interactions with our guests, staff members, volunteers, and the public. 
- Learn and teach every day. Share knowledge freely with colleagues and pursue opportunities to gain new skills to enhance our success as a team. 
- Appreciate, understand, and value each staff member’s expertise, background, experience, strengths, and unique perspective. Share time, energy, and knowledge with others to ensure everyone has the highest potential to succeed. 
- Achieve excellence in all tasks and goals. 
- Demonstrate professionalism on and off the job and always represent the Taft Museum of Art positively and professionally. Speak truthfully and fulfill promises and obligations in all museum dealings.
- Be comfortable and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Adhere to all current museum policies, procedures, protocols, and processes. 
- Create a pleasant work environment by being a positive influence and respectful to every person.

The success of the Taft Museum of Art is driven by our core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration, as exemplified by our team members. 
Our VIEW:  
- Value diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion as drivers for attracting and retaining a diverse team of board members, staff, and volunteers who feel empowered to deliver excellence. This is also the key to reaching a diverse community and audience.  
- Include multiple perspectives and believe that differing views strengthen our museum by stretching us to learn, experience, and expand our thinking each day.  
- Embrace our mission and vision to explore the hidden gems connected to our historic house, the people that lived in it for the first 100 years, and the extensive art collection, bringing all of this to life and making it relevant and unique to each guest.  
- Work together as a board and staff to ensure that our members, partners, and key stakeholders reflect and embrace these core values.  
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Statement (DEAI):  Taft Museum of Art desires to reflect the diversity of our community at every entry point—board, staff, exhibition, education programming, and all museum operations. By embedding DEAI into all museum areas, the Taft Museum of Art will be a champion for equitable practices, providing a welcoming and inclusive museum experience, and be accessible to all.


Middletown Arts Center

Call for Instructors

Posted:
May 9, 2022
Call for Instructors!
The Middletown Arts Center is now accepting class and workshop proposals from artists and qualified instructors to join our education team! We are hoping to connect with new artist and instructors to lead classes for our growing student base. 

Classes at The MAC are taught once a week over an 8-week period for adults and 6-weeks for Youth and Teens. Some sessions may also vary based on holidays. Workshops are diverse in medium and format, typically one day Saturday events. Workshops are guided casual Make It – Take It art making experience. 

Successful candidates will have:
- A degree or comparable knowledge in their medium.
- An enthusiastic attitude toward teaching.
- Demonstrates respect, kindness and professionalism at all times

The MAC encourages proposals for all artistic mediums and academic focuses. We are open to hearing about all new ideas and proposals.

Some immediate needs include:
Adult
- Evening Beginner Watercolor
Youth:
- Painting
- Drawing
- Ceramics
- Parent and Child Classes
Adult and/or Youth:
- Photography
- Fused glass
- Poetry/ Creative Writing
- Art History
- Yoga
- Wire Wrapping
- Sculpture
- Drama/ Improv
- Digital Art and Animation

If you are interested in teaching at the MAC, you may submit your proposal, resume and examples of your work at https://www.middletownartscenter.com/art-education-opportunities. You can also email our Education Coordinator, Jess Crosen, at jesscrosen@middletownartscenter.com
*Please note proposal submission does not guarantee placement as an instructor.

University of Cincinnati College-­Conservatory of Music

Instructor of Voice, CCM Prep

Posted:
Apr 22, 2022
Instructor of Voice, CCM Prep 

Job Overview:
The Preparatory and Community Engagement Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music seeks an Instructor of Voice. CCM Prep is an accredited school that offers classes, lessons and performing opportunities for students of all ages and abilities in music, theater and dance. Over 1,000 students participate in programs, classes and summer arts camps.
 
Essential Functions:
- Teach private lessons, and keep track of one’s studio scheduling.
- Communicate with office staff regularly. 
- Looking to grow with CCM Prep through the years, and help contribute to the voice program at large. 
- Discuss pedagogical theories
- Teach the following: beginner/intermediate/advanced students, a variety of age ranges, and several different genres.
- Biannual meeting with the voice faculty; annual meeting with CCM Prep faculty
- Potentially teach group classes or master classes.
 
Position Requirements:
- Bachelors degree in Voice
- Proven teaching and professional experience in the field.
- Ability to work with general public and staff.
- Ability to be flexible and to work independently.
- Ability to stay organized and to manage studio responsibilities.

To apply, please go to https://bit.ly/3K3GNHM

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

Greenacres Foundation

Arts or Music Educator

Posted:
Apr 18, 2022
Description
Greenacres Foundation (GAF):  
GAF is a highly motivated service organization focused on using the assets of Greenacres to provide custom-designed hands-on active learning opportunities for children of all ages. All opportunities are customized to the needs of the visiting group which primarily consist of local school groups from K to 8. All school based programs are tied to the national and/or state standards so that they contribute to the success of the classroom teacher.  
 
In 1988 we focused on Environment Education, had one employee and provided hands-on programs about riparian zones for 60 children.  Each year we provide programs based on the environment, generative agriculture, equine, and classical arts to over 32,000 visitors.  Our programs are of the highest quality. Quality Quality Quality (QQQ) is a core value.
 
Our dedication to our values: Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, and Green cannot be overstated. Our employees strive to be the best of the best and flourish in a team environment where outcomes are the result of teamwork. Greenacres is not just a place to work – it is a career, a lifestyle, and a place to exude passion for the Mission and Vision of our Founders – Louis and Louise Nippert.  We are here to serve the community and change the lives of children.  

The Greenacres Education Team is committed to creating exceptional learning experiences for each and every visitor we serve.  We offer field trips for children and opportunities for educators and adults for life-long learning.  In collaboration with classroom educators we build customized, hands-on interactive experiences aligned with state and national learning standards.

Summary:
We employ the most curious and brilliant people.  Our ideal candidate will be passionate about the Mission of Greenacres and our values. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our team. Our education approach focuses on employing experts in their field who are passionate and love sharing the arts with children (of all ages). 

At Greenacres we focus on visual arts, music and dance (think Symphony, Opera, May Festival, Cincinnati Art Museum, Ballet, and others). The Educator role is a team position that will focus on the development and implementation of curriculum for school group field trips and week-long summer day camps. You must be willing to provide hands-on teaching experiences, collaborate across the education department, and deliver high quality programming. 

This Educator position works under the supervision of the Arts Education Manager. If you enjoy collaborating with teachers and creating educational programming that gives students exciting and enriching experiences through visual, musical, and performing arts, you might be a Greenacres person.

Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree in Art History/Classical Fine Arts/Music or comparable academic discipline or equivalent experientially gained knowledge
- Demonstrated teaching skills and a passion for working with youth using hands-on activities in small group settings
- 2+ years teaching experience in Music, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts Education, preferably K-6 traditional or non-traditional environment
- Ability to move and work in a natural environment (i.e. field, forest, streams) under various weather conditions
- Adaptability for learning and teaching arts-related programming in more than one discipline
- Proven ability to initiate, organize and implement plans
- Creative, open to tailoring conceptual processes and ideas through the arts for children
- Demonstrate a history of proven, positive customer service experience
- Knowledge and experience with traditional high caliber art and/or music materials
- Ability to meet required deadlines and work calmly under pressure
- Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills
- Commitment to working within a functional team and collaborative culture
- Ability to internalize and reflect our values of Grace, Good Neighbor Policy and Green to assure QQQ
- Ability to successfully pass a post-offer pre-employment drug test and fingerprint FBI background screen
- Preferred: proficiency in piano and/or organ

Why Choose Us?
As a company, we invest in our employees in all aspects of their life. We understand that the health of yourself and families are very important; along with your time here at GAC.  All TEAM Members of GAC are a part of Greenacres and live the values that we promote for our visitors: Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, Green, and Quality Quality Quality.  Listed below you will find some of the top benefits and perks if you choose to be a part of our team.
- Market Competitive Salary     
- Generous PTO Package 
- Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Plans
- Simplified Employee Pension Plan
- Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Fun & Engaging Culture
- Ongoing training, education, and industry partnerships that allow you to be up to speed on the latest innovations, technologies and processes

GAF is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1043716