Expressive Artists

Type: Full-Time (temp)

County: Alameda

Agency: Spotlight: Girls

Agency Description:

Spotlight: Girls is a multi-media platform and summer camp. We educate, inspire, and activate girls and women to take center stage.

Description

Spotlight: Girls is currently seeking Expressive Artists for temporary full-time employment for our Go Girls! Camp season from June 17 – August 16, 2019. Compensation is $22.00-$26.00 per hour DOE, about 40 hrs. per week, working all sessions at a single site preferred (but not required).  Hours are Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:30pm and until 5:30 on the final Friday of each session.

THE TRAINING

Mandatory Training days are the weekend of May 25-27, 2019.  This training is led by Co-Founders, Allison Kenny, veteran Go Girls! Teaching Artists and Program Director, Chrissy Mulvihill. You are paid a stipend for your time to attend and will be well-fed.  In this training, not only will you learn the ins and outs of working at a Go Girls! Camp, you will also learn, practice, and strengthen the skills that will benefit your career as a teacher, teaching artist, youth worker, and girl advocate anywhere you choose to share your gifts in the world.

Job Responsibilities

  • Train with Spotlight: Girls Owners to learn our Go Girls! Camp Methodology

  • Prepare curriculum and high quality learning experiences according to the Go Girls! Methodology

  • Lead girls ages 5-10 through the process of creating art that embodies the theme of each particular session. You will turn this art into a "set" or backdrop for each performance 

  • Lead 2-3 age appropriate art classes per day that support mistakes as part of learning, teach art techniques across modalities, support imagination, collaboration and generosity

  • Design and make props and costume elements for each performance

  • Lead daily "Community Circle" times that introduce content and facilitate small group experiences with our Go Girls! Culture Code

  • Effectively manage a group of up to 48 girls using positive discipline techniques and relational attachment (camp ratio is 8:1)

  • Work effectively with your team: Camp Mama, Play Director, Assistant Teachers, Music Specialist and Middle School aged interns from the Go Girls! Leadership Team (GGLT)

  • Support children to feel safe and have fun during community building, free play, snack and lunch times

  • Support children to manage conflicts peacefully by facilitating “talk-it-outs”

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience teaching art to young children ages 5-10

  • Knowledge in and respect for ensemble-based collaborative processes of creating original performance

  • Knowledge in and respect for expressive arts experiences that value process and allow for child-led art making

  • Flexibility: multi-tasking and managing challenges in a variety of situations is key

  • Confidence: we hire artists who can project calm and confidence

  • Impeccable Social/Emotional Skills: Ability to manage stress and emotional triggers, willingness to use direct communication, ask for what you need and listen to others needs

  • A Curious and Reflective Mind: the kind of person who is always learning, always thinking about how you can do better, open to loving feedback

  • Great Boundaries: the ability to take good care of yourself by saying no when you need to and keep all kids safe at camp

  • Positive energy: Kids do best with adults who model kindness & playfulness

  • “Nothing to Hide”: all employees of Spotlight: Girls are subject to fingerprinting background checks and TB testing

How To Apply

STEP ONE: Fill out our online APPLICATION where you can UPLOAD your teaching resume and cover letter. In your letter, please include the following:

1.      Your philosophy of working with kids (how you do it and why you love it)

2.      Why you want to work for Go Girls!

3.      What qualities do you have that you feel would benefit our girls.

STEP TWO:

Qualified folks will be invited to attend a 30-45 minute IN-PERSON INTERVIEW with Go Girls! Program Director, Chrissy Mulvihill. ZOOM interviews can be scheduled with artists and assistants who live outside of the Bay Area. These interviews are held throughout February.

STEP THREE:

Our final step in the hiring process is a CALLBACK AUDITION on Saturday, March 30th from 9:00am-12:00pm in Oakland. Attending this callback is a requirement for hiring. It’s lead by Co-Founders, Allison Kenny, veteran Go Girls! Teaching Artists and Program Director, Chrissy Mulvihill.  It is structured as an interactive professional development opportunity for the 30 or so artists who attend.

Final job offers are made during the week of April 8th.