Call for Teaching Artists – 2018 Residency at Chesapeake Arts Center

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Call for Teaching Artists – 2018 Residency at Chesapeake Arts Center

Invitation for Applications: Teaching Artists

Chesapeake Arts Center invites dynamic, experienced and creative Teaching Artists to apply for a 2018 residency at our Brooklyn Park, MD location. CAC seeks Teaching Artists that work in (but not limited to) the following disciplines:

  • Visual Arts – Mural, Painting, Air-Dry Clay Techniques, Collage, etc.
  • Digital Media – Animation, Photography, Website Design, etc.
  • Theatre – Puppetry, Playwriting, Devising, etc.
  • Vocal Music – Chorus, Musical Theatre, etc.
  • Instrumental Music – Beginning Instruments, African Drumming, Rock band, etc.
  • Dance – Hip Hop, Jazz/ contemporary, International/Folk genres, etc.
  • Literary – Storytelling, Graphic Novels, Poetry, etc.

Four Teaching Artists will be selected for residency for January-December 2018. Through our residencies, CAC provides and promotes quality arts education programs that:

  • Foster creativity and imagination
  • Expand verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Enhance capacities for critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Fortify social-emotional skills

 

Teaching Artist Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing and executing an age-appropriate, project-based arts curriculum. Programs will be scheduled during after-school and evening hours.
  • Preparing for and producing culminating presentations at assigned site(s).
  • Collaborating effectively with coworkers, and communicating regularly with supervisory staff.
  • Submitting complete lessons plans, timesheets, reports and other vital administrative documentation in a timely manner.

 

Criteria

CAC selects Teaching Artists who embody the following qualities:

  • Artistic Excellence, including quality and scope of professional artistic work, and depth of knowledge within an artistic discipline.
  • Engaging Teaching, especially incorporating the creative process, reaching students across diverse developmental levels, yielding quality student work, strong understanding of arts learning standards, and substantial experience in public school classrooms or working with urban youth, including strong classroom management skills.
  • Professionalism, including abilities to plan with others, to articulate goals and objectives, and to adapt to varying student populations and school environments.

Compensation

The CAC Resident Teaching Artist will be paid a monthly stipend in exchange for teaching up to four classes per week, on site at CAC or off-site at a local school. Additional benefits include personal studio and storage space at CAC and a CAC-sponsored performance or exhibit to be included in the 2018-2019 CAC season program.

To Apply

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, sample lesson plan, and work samples of your professional and student work. Materials should be submitted electronically to CAC’s Education Director at mmcelwain@chesapeakearts.org
Deadline for applications: October 20, 2017.

About Chesapeake Arts Center:
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community arts center that has nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events.  The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and it very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region.

For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.Chesapeakearts.org or Call us at P: 410-636-6597.

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Now Hiring Administrative Assistant at the Chesapeake Arts Center!

 

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support and works closely with the Executive Director, Education Director and Marketing/Program Director in regards to general organizational tasks at Chesapeake Arts Center. This position assist the daily functions of each departments.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee aspects of a customized database, which includes timely and accurate data entry, updating records, organizing/coding, retrieving reports from the system, while maintaining an overall understanding of database.
  • Maintain data correctness by routinely checking information for errors and duplicate files, while maintaining an organized system of information.
  • Handle all student membership, class registrations, and scholarship recipients.
  • Generate and send monthly renewal mailings and communications.
  • Track memberships relating to Education and donation statistics on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Manage confidential student scholarship information, and track student tuition payments
  • File hard copies and digital copies of registration records, financial records and other educational documents.
  • Assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks and special projects as needed.
  • Attend events as needed.
  • Assist with educational event planning, such as recitals, career day, communications, volunteer coordination.
  • Additional duties as assigned; this may include processing class evaluations, taking supply inventory, answering phones, assisting in selling show tickets, etc.
  • Assist the Marketing Director with Eblast
  • Create Press Releases about upcoming events/ classes
  • Assisting Marketing Director with day to day marketing tasks and coordinating marketing projects and activities as requested.
  • Supporting the in-house marketing and design team by coordinating and collating content
  • Support the Marketing Director with Hanging Artwork in Galleries, creating promotional material for the gallery events and corresponding with the artists
  • Help create content for social media
  • Answer, screen and transfer inbound phone calls
  • Receive and direct visitors and clients

 

QUALIFICATIONS, ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to create and adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills; attention to detail is extremely important.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, supporting shared ideas and goals.
  • Experience and comfort working on computers required (experience with Windows, Microsoft Office, database software, social media and different internet browsers).
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends for events as required.
  • Flexibility to support staff and projects as needed for a small to mid-sized organization.
  • An interest in Chesapeake Art Center’s mission
  • Experience working in a gallery preferred
  • Confident and outgoing personality.
  • Must have strong customer service skills to assist students and parents.

HOURS AND SALARY: The Administrative Assistant position is a 20-25 hour a week. Hours are 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Monday-Friday, with a potential to work on a Saturday.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Program/Marketing Director, Nicole Caracia via email at Ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org.

ABOUT THE CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, The Hal Gomer Gallery, a large ceramic lab, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and maker space.

Our Mission Statement

Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, its artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

 

NOW HIRING: CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER MAKERSPACE COORDINATOR

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CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER MAKERSPACE COORDINATOR

JOB SUMMARY:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) seeks candidates for a MakerSpace Coordinator position. The Coordinator will oversee the day to day management of the new MakerSpace at CAC’s facility in Brooklyn Park, MD. The official opening of the MakerSpace is scheduled for late September 2017. The CAC MakerSpace will integrate STEM and the Arts by providing an environment that supports the development of skill sets that use both conventional and digital machinery, hand and power tools, and computer technology to facilitate both workforce development and artistic initiatives. The MakerSpace will serve a diverse population of users, from children to adults and beginners to experienced makers.

The MakerSpace Coordinator will manage all aspects of the MakerSpace, including materials, inventory, equipment maintenance, and supervising MakerSpace instructors. He or she will provide insight into technology education, and in conjunction with CAC’s Education Director plan for workshops and classes that align with industry standards.  He or she will provide training on a regular basis for MakerSpace users to become qualified to operate machinery and tools, and continue to evaluate and monitor users to ensure a safe workshop area. The Coordinator will be the primary staff member assigned to the MakerSpace and ultimately responsible for its use at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

-High School Diploma minimum education level

-Desire to seek and pass on knowledge to others

-Expert in handling, maintaining, and teaching the Industrial Arts including the use of Machine and Power Tools.

– Familiarity in the Digital Arts and maintaining computer based systems and labs

-Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills

-Applicants must have reliable transportation and pass a background check.        

Preferred:

-Previous teaching experience and familiarity with Technology Education

-Bachelor’s degree or higher education level

-Experience in maintaining PC’s and LANs (your home and PC LAN may be sufficient)

-Applicants with prior office experience, arts administration, or education (especially K-12) with a passion for the arts are preferred.  Interest in working in the non-profit sector is also strongly desirable.

 

COMPENSATION & HOURS:

Part-time

$20-$25 per hour commensurate with experience

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must provide:

– A cover letter expressing interest in the position

– A current resume with accurate contact information, work, and volunteer experience

– Three references

Applications can be sent by email to Mollie McElwain, CAC Education Director at mmcelwain@chesapeakearts.org with the subject line, “MakerSpace Application.” Application Deadline: June 9.

 

The Chesapeake Arts Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability.

 

ABOUT THE CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, professional ceramics lab, two gallery spaces, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and MakerSpace. Visit our website at www.chesapeakearts.org for more information.

 

Chesapeake Arts Center Mission Statement: Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, it’s artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

 

Now Hiring Administrative Assistant!!!

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ABOUT THE CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER:
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, The Hal Gomer Gallery, a large ceramic lab, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and maker space.

Our Mission Statement
Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, its artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support and works closely with the Executive Director and Education Director in regards to general organizational tasks at Chesapeake Arts Center. This position is dual in assisting the daily functions of the both departments.
Executive Director tasks: Administrative support for Executive Director’s calendar, prepare for board meetings, thank you letters to donors, oversee membership, etc. and other special projects, and or job duties assigned by the Executive Director.
Education Director tasks: Candidate will manage the customized student registration database, working closely with the Education Director to assist with enrollment of classes, manage confidential student scholarship information, and track student tuition payments. Must have strong customer service skills to assist students and parents.

Reporting to: Executive Director and Education Director

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Oversee aspects of a customized database, which includes timely and accurate data entry, updating records, organizing/coding, retrieving reports from the system, while maintaining an overall understanding of database.
Maintain data correctness by routinely checking information for errors and duplicate files, while maintaining an organized system of information.
Handle all student membership, class registrations, and scholarship recipients.
Generate and send monthly renewal mailings and communications.
Track memberships relating to Education and donation statistics on a monthly and annual basis.
File hard copies and digital copies of registration records, financial records and other educational documents.
Assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks and special projects as needed.
Attend events as needed.
Assist with educational event planning, such as recitals, career day, communications, volunteer coordination.
Additional duties as assigned; this may include processing class evaluations, taking supply inventory, answering phones, assisting in selling show tickets, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS, ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Experience working in a nonprofit organization preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Ability to create and adhere to schedules and deadlines required.
Strong interpersonal and time management skills; attention to detail is extremely important.
Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, supporting shared ideas and goals.
Experience and comfort working on computers required (experience with Windows, Microsoft Office, database software, social media and different internet browsers).
Willingness to work some nights and weekends for events as required.
Flexibility to support staff and projects as needed for a small to mid-sized organization.
An interest in Chesapeake Art Center’s mission.

HOURS, SALARY AND BENEFITS: The Administrative Assistant position is a 25 hour a week position with the potential to grow into a full time salaried position with healthcare benefits within the next 12 months. Hours are 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Monday-Friday, and every other Saturday from 9:30 to 12:30.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Education Director; Mollie McElwain via email at mmcelwain@chesapeakearts.org or by mail:

Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, Md. 21225
Attn: Mollie McElwain

CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER seeks Theatre Instructor

The Chesapeake Arts Center of Brooklyn Park, MD, is currently looking for experienced instructors to create and teach a variety of classes in the visual and performing arts for our Fall semester! If you would like to be a part of a growing community arts center just outside of Baltimore and share your love of the arts with enthusiastic students of all ages, the Chesapeake Arts Center would love to hear from you!

We are currently accepting resumes and class proposals from interested candidates in all fields. Deadline for Fall class proposals is April 19th, 2013. All instructors must complete a background check run by CAC. For more information please call 410-636-6597 to learn how to apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Theatre Instructor will write curriculum and teach weekly 6 or 12 week classes during the Fall and/or Spring semesters, and/or 5 day week long sessions in the Summer. The instructor will teach a variety of skills essential to performance, character development, and vocal development. If class focuses on the non-performing aspects of theatre, instructor will teach backstage tasks such as constructing and moving scenery, operating lights and sound equipment, etc. Instructor may also teach fundamentals of stagecraft, stage makeup, combat, costume craft, and direction. An end of semester performance may be produced if the class time allows. Instructor will direct all aspects of the production.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Professional training in theatre arts and demonstrated expertise in the field. BA in Theatre or Education preferred.
• Demonstrated commitment to arts education for all ages
• Minimum of 1 year professional teaching experience in schools, community centers, studios, etc. 2-3 years or more of teaching experience preferred
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Pass criminal history background check
• Engaging personality and winning attitude