Teaching Artist/Community Engagement Facilitator

Type of Position:   Part-time/contract

Salary:   $200 / class

Job Type:    In-person, Virtual, Hybrid

Application Post Date:   November 2, 2021

Application Deadline:   November 15, 2021

About Our Organization

CABD, Inc. Mission Statement:

Committed to implementing and advancing the artistic vision of Camille A. Brown, CABD, Inc. (Camille A. Brown & Dancers) creates and presents performances, offers dance engagement activities, and investigates historical and contemporary cultural, personal, and social justice issues through the art of dance theater, in order to provide a multi-faceted platform for sharing and building understanding of and appreciation for the African-American experience and fostering interaction and dialogue among diverse communities in our hometown of NYC, across the country, and globally.

About CABD’s Engagement Platform:

EVERYBODY MOVE (EBM) Mission: EVERYBODY MOVE works to inspire and incite ambitious collective action fueled by the art of social dance. 

Built on our belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, EVERY BODY MOVE (EBM) brings the artistic rigor of Camille A. Brown and Dancers’ beyond the stage and into communities. EBM works to cultivate the creative capacity of its participants through innovative workshops, summer intensives, artistic encounters, educational experiences, public actions, and celebrations for people of diverse abilities, identities, and ages.

In addition to this offering, EBM’s flagship initiatives include:
BLACK GIRL SPECTRUM (BGS) – a 12-session experience in movement, self-empowerment, and creative action for black girls and women.

BLACK MEN MOVING (BMM) – BMM is an interactive experience exploring healthy masculinity, movement, and creative action for black boys and men. 

EBM Teaching Artists/Community Facilitators are dancers, organizers, and educators inspired to lead creative encounters in schools, communities, and cultural institutions in New York City. EBM Teaching Artists/Community Facilitators believe in the power of the arts to spark change, and are deep listeners, learners, and leaders of creative change in their neighborhoods and beyond.

Job Position Summary

Qualifications:

  1. 3-5 years prior experience as a teaching artist, an arts facilitator, a cultural organizer, an educator (teacher) or in comparable community work.
  2. Eight to ten years dance experience in an African diaspora/social dance method or style.
  3. Bachelors or Master of Arts in dance, arts education, theatre, writing, or a related Liberal Arts discipline. Mature dancers with strong dance teaching and community work background will be considered.
  4. A strong familiarity and understanding of NYC’s “Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts” and the ability to connect to multiple academic subject areas, amplifying the school and/or community partner’s ongoing and often shifting curricula emphases and priorities.
  5. A capacity to generate culturally-relevant curricula, facilitation plans, and lesson plans.
  6. Experience in and understanding of community-based arts facilitation, and/or arts organizing practices, cultural and social organizing helpful.
  7. Experience working with multi-generational communities, the facility to address the learning needs of populations across a diversity of abilities, backgrounds, ages, and identities.
  8. We require a strong work ethic, a caring and nurturing way of collaborating with diverse communities, the ability to be flexible and adapt to day-to-day changes in workshop settings, consideration for the needs of community partners, including strict attention to punctuality.
  9. A willingness to work city-wide, in a variety of environments from schools to studios and gyms to community centers.
  10. For work in NYC public schools, a background check and fingerprinting approval from the Department of Education is required.
  11. Attend company events, performances, and professional development trainings.
  12. MUST provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 as required by NYCDOE and CBO partnerships.

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please compose an application package as one pdf and send to ebm@camilleabrown.org. Be sure to include “EBM Community Engagement Facilitator” in the subject line. 

  1. 1-2 page current resume highlighting your related experience and education.
  2. Cover letter detailing your interest, previous experience, 
  3. Contact information for three (3) professional references.
  4. If available, please also submit: one (1) to two (2) sample lesson plans that showcase how you have taught dance and related dance to core curricula, social justice themes and/or to the performing or visual arts

Link to video that demonstrates your work as a Teaching Artist or Community Facilitator. A sample of your dancing is welcome.

Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis for work in FY 21-22.Please submit your application by
Monday  November 15, 2021 at 6pm EST. Selected applicants will have an in-person or virtual interview with the EBM and CABD staff. Invited Teaching Artists/Community Facilitators must be available for an orientation prior to entering the community.

 

Camille A. Brown & Dancers is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, ability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.