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fullTime
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submitted by
Scott Merchant

Teaching Artist; Salaried, Seasonal

Job Title: Teaching Artist - Seasonal, Salaried

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Eligible Program(s): HomeWork & CircusWork programs in Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, North Lawndale; additional programs - Afterschool Activities, other HomeWork & CircusWork programs, etc.

Employment Status: Seasonal Employment - 30hrs/wk for 32 weeks during the school year

CircEsteem values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. CircEsteem is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Summary: CircEsteem unites youth across all backgrounds and identities by fostering self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice and performance of the circus arts. Specifically, CircEsteem promotes the development of self-esteem, personal success and empowerment by (i) promoting the practice of circus arts; (ii) uniting youth from diverse backgrounds; (iii) providing skills training; and (iv) providing children from low-income and economically challenged backgrounds with the financial safety net they will need as they seek higher education.

Duties Include:

  • Develop weekly lesson plans with Program Coordinator
  • Teach students in various circus disciplines
  • Implement the lesson plans dictated by CircEsteem’s curriculum
  • Attend any planning meetings necessary for program success as dictated by the Program Coordinator or Program Manager or Teaching Artist Manager
  • Ensure successful program implementation - communicate with the Teaching Artist team about plans for the day, run the daily schedule, etc.
  • Train and onboard new Teaching Artists in collaboration with the Teaching Artist Manager
  • Attend staff meetings as assigned by the Program Manager and/or Program Director

Teaching Artist Experience

  • Strong behavior management techniques
  • Flexible with constantly changing situations
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Independent, critical thinker who has the ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to positively and respectfully communicate with co-workers, administration, parents, and youth
  • Fluent writing and speaking Spanish preferred

Lead Teaching Artist Experience

  • 5 years or more of teaching/youth development experience
  • Advanced skill in manipulation, balance, tumbling, aerials, or German wheel
  • Experience training adults
  • Strong behavior management techniques
  • Flexible with constantly changing situations
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Independent, critical thinker who has the ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to positively and respectfully communicate with co-workers, administration, parents, and youth
  • Fluent writing and speaking Spanish preferred

Compensation:

  • Junior Teaching Artist - $675/wk for 32 weeks *
  • Senior Teaching Artist - $750/wk for 32 weeks *
  • 9 Paid Days Off + 4 Public Holidays
  • Contract Time Span: September 19, 2022 - June 2, 2023
  • Black-out weeks: November 21 - November 27, December 19 - January 8, April 3 - April 7 (CPS Spring Break)

*Employees will be assigned a 30 hrs/week work schedule in accordance with programming needs. Days may vary and may change throughout the year. All employees will have two days off each week.

If a Teaching Artist wishes to accept work assignments in addition to the 30 hours of weekly scheduled work, the additional classes will be paid in accordance with CircEsteem’s TA Pay Rubric and class payment structure

Contact Info:
Jose Velarde
773-732-4564
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago, IL