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Minda Cerva

Summer Camp on the Lake - Lead Art Instructor & Lead Dance Instructor

Temporary Part Time Positions Summer Camp on the Lake – Lead Dance Instructor Summer Camp on the Lake – Lead Art Instructor Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago seeks two temporary part-time lead teaching artists for its 2019 Summer Camp on the Lake program, located at the Logan Center for the Arts in Hyde Park. Summer Camp on the Lake is a daily arts camp for 65 students entering 3rd-8th grade and runs July 8 – Aug 2. Within four small groups, students rotate through daily classes in acting, visual art, music, and dance; the program culminates with a large scale performance on the set of Lookingglass Theatre’s main stage. Hours for lead instructors are approximately 8:45-1pm, Monday- Friday, July 8 – 26. The final week of camp, July 29- Aug 2, all staff work full days (until 3:30) in preparation for the final camp performance. Responsibilities The Lead Instructors in Dance and Art are responsible for designing and implementing daily classes for each of four groups of campers. A partial list of responsibilities includes:  Developing a scope and sequence for each of four groups of campers, which culminates with the camp performance. This includes skill assessment and development in week 1; generation of material in week 2; rehearsal and refinement in week 3; synthesis/tech/performance in week 4  Dance Instructor is responsible for developing movement vocabulary and working with students to create choreography for the final performance. Each of four groups typically performs one original song and dance, in addition to a whole camp introductory song and a whole camp finale. Dance Instructor must collaborate closely with Music Instructor and Directors, as choreography will be set to music written and created by students in their music class.  Art Instructor is responsible for developing all art projects needed to support the final performance. Students create their own props and costume elements within art class; projects correspond to the group’s story. The aesthetic tends to include recycled cardboard, muslin, and paper mache; while the specifics vary, previous projects have included masks, hats, murals, hand held props, etc.  Lead Instructors will also participate in whole camp activities, including daily morning warm-ups, lunchtime supervision, weekly hot dog barbeques, and more. Qualifications The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:  At least two years of experience directly instructing students in 3rd-8th grade within the discipline of dance or art is required; experience working within a theatrical setting is preferred.  Willingness and ability to lead whole camp group in theatre or movement warm ups or exercises, in addition to classes within their selected discipline.  Collaborative spirit, excellent communication skills, and an openness and willingness to adapt over the course of the program, based on the ideas of students and peer staff, in addition to the creative needs of the production.  Full commitment to Lookingglass’ mission and core values of invention, transformation, collaboration; this commitment is not only theoretical, but also embodied in day-to-day practice while working with students, parents, families, interns, Lookingglass and Logan Center staff. Lookingglass Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetics, or status as an individual with a disability. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Interested candidates should apply by submitting cover letter, resume, and references by email (in either PDF or Word format), to Please indicate which position you are applying for (Art Instructor or Dance Instructor) in your subject line. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis through May 10; no phone calls please. Candidates for positions that involve regular interaction with children or youth will be required to pass a background check.
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No phone calls, please.
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Hyde Park