TADA! Education Assistant

TADA! Youth Theater

Type of Position:   Part-Time & Full Time

Salary:   $18 per hour

Job Type:    In-person

Application Post Date:   September 24, 2021

Application Deadline:   October 4, 2021

About Our Organization

TADA YOUTH THEATER

MISSION: 

TADA! Youth Theater’s mission since 1984 has been to provide young people from different social, racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to learn, be creative, and think differently through high-quality productions, positive youth development, and education programs. 

VISION: 

TADA!’s vision is that all young people grow up feeling successful, creative, confident, accepted, and accepting of themselves. Through the ability of people learning to express themselves well we can break down barriers of racism and inequality and create positive, active citizens.

TADA! EDUCATION OVERVIEW: 

OUR EDUCATION MISSION: 

To provide innovative, engaging, accessible, and high-quality musical theater programming that educates, inspires, and empowers students regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, nationality, and immigration status. 

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? 

  • A leader in the arts education field for over 35 years with innovative and responsive programming that adapts to the evolving landscape of our community and world
  • Specializing in musical theater training and co-creating original work
  • Team-taught model with two Professional Teaching Artists in each class
  • Student-centered learning at the heart of our pedagogical practices
  • Commitment to develop, build, and foster social-emotional life skills
  • Offering year-round programming onsite and online for students of all ages and abilities
  • Providing in-school residencies and after-school programs where we integrate the arts with academic subjects or school core values for students pre-k through high school
  • Supporting, growing, and funding the mission of TADA! Youth Theater

OUR VALUES: 

  • Artistic Excellence: We value creating high-quality, innovative, professional musical theater programs that inspire, transform, empower, challenge, and engage students from all over the world.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ): We value and commit to providing every interested child regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, nationality, and immigration status, an affordable way to experience the joy of musical theater.
  • Nurture Creativity: We value creating an environment that encourages and supports creativity. Through supportive methodology rooted in imagination, we see growth in students’ self-expression, risk-taking, and self-confidence.
  • Ensemble: We value an ensemble-based environment where students collaborate as a team and work together respectfully and creatively. We want every student to feel safe to explore and express themselves and their identity. By exploring the depths of others and cultivating empathy, students find space for their true selves to shine.
  • Student Voice: We value and encourage students to share their voice and be heard. We want our students to feel seen, heard, and learn to advocate for themselves.
  • Culture of Growth: We value creating a safe and supportive culture of growth where students feel empowered to take risks and explore their interests and identities at their own pace in order to grow into kind, empathetic human beings.
  • Innovative & Responsive Programming: We value creating responsive programs that serve the changing needs of our students, families, and partners. We serve all ages and abilities, and engage our students with innovative, relevant, and authentic learning and programming.
  • Fun: We value sharing the joy and fun of musical theater with our students every day.

Job Position Summary

Hours/Rate: (IN-PERSON) 

  • School Year – mid-October – mid-June: part-time (25 hrs/wk at $18/hr) 

Mondays: 2PM-6PM, Tuesdays: 4PM-7PM (hours flexible), Wednesdays: 3PM-6PM, Fridays: 2PM-5PM (hours flexible), and Saturdays: 9AM-4PM 

  • Summer – July – August: full-time (40 hrs/wk at $18/hr) 

Monday – Friday, 9:30AM-5:30PM 

Reports to: Director of Education and Associate Director of Education

Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage and oversee all onsite classes, camps, workshops, and open houses (e.g., opening and closing the building, check-in & check-out, complete daily onsite reports, manage students and parent questions/issues, lobby maintenance and safety, etc.)
  • Oversee Education Department phone, voicemail, and email which includes all correspondence with families regarding onsite class, camp, and workshop information 
  • Handle comments/concerns from onsite programming parents 
  • Oversee and prep all onsite classes, camps, workshops, and open houses (e.g., emails, attendance sheet, health forms, certificates, final performance videos, etc.) 
  • Manage, monitor, and oversee all registrations, temporary contacts, refunds, waitlists, cancellations, credits, etc.
  • Assist Associate Director of Education with Arts for All and financial aid for onsite classes, camps, and workshops
  • Oversee Teaching Assistant program (e.g., post job descriptions, interview, hire, train, manage, etc.) 
  • Create Salesforce & C&P build for all onsite programs, and discount codes
  • With Education Staff, assist with creating and revising education department paperwork for the new fiscal year
  • Teaching Artist Payroll
  • Various administrative tasks (e.g., maintain TA contact sheet & emails, oversee auction requests & gift certificates, order department supplies, schedule piano tuning, maintain department google calendar, run errands, weekly financial reports, etc.)
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Associate Director of Education that support the smooth operation of the department

Qualifications: 

  • Deep appreciation and enthusiasm for the organization’s mission, vision, and values
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in arts administration
  • Experience as a Teaching Artist or arts educator
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service oriented and committed to closing loops and getting answers
  • Strong listening skills, compassion and intercultural sensitivity towards people of various identity markers and life experiences
  • An ability to handle multiple deadlines, manage competing priorities, be proactive, and work effectively with a sense of humor
  • An empathetic listener and solution-oriented problem solver
  • Willingness to continuously challenge norms and embrace new ideas and ways of working
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Zoom; familiarity with Salesforce a plus
  • A commitment and deep interest in diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of TADA!’s programming and initiatives

How to Apply

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to education@tadatheater.com and include the words Education Assistant in the subject line. 

Deadline: Monday, October 4th 

Interviews: Wednesday, October 6th – Friday, October 8th 

Anticipated Training Start Date: Week of October 11th 

All Employment offers are contingent based upon a successful completion of background check

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our vastly diverse youth in our Ensemble program and school programs. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision above. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.