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“The Workshop has been an amazing ally and advocate in my endeavors as a teaching artist. I believe that you have one of the strongest models for arts education. Since my first encounters with the organization, I knew I was part of a collective of artists and administrators that cared about the work and wanted to bring their best practices to the table.”
Noah Martin, Theater Artist​

Available Positions

Senior Accountant Job Description

About Performing Arts Workshop:

Performing Arts Workshop is a nonprofit organization established in 1965 with a mission to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts. The Workshop brings arts instruction to more than 4,200 students ages 3-­18 each year. Our artists conduct 11-­60 session residencies in world dance, music, spoken word, poetry, and theater arts. To advance equity in education, we prioritize working with low­income communities and communities of color.

Performing Arts Workshop seeks to be a leading organization in arts education and youth development. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of both inclusion and excellence. We live out these values through a sustained focus on equity in all our efforts to recruit, hire, promote, and retain an exceptionally well-­qualified staff.

Position Description:

The Senior Accountant reports directly to the Executive Director and is a full-­time, exempt position with an annual salary of with $64-­68K annually, health, dental, and life insurance benefits, and a generous paid time off package.

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the day-­to-­day accounting procedures for Performing Arts Workshop, a growing organization with a current budget size of $1.3m.

Financial Management

  • Oversee day-­to-­day financial operations, including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, monthly close of financial books, shared expense allocations, deposits, credit card reconciliations and bank reconciliations.
  • Support staff leadership in financial decision-­making.
  • Manage cash flow.
  • Support Executive Director during the annual budgeting and planning process.
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial results to Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and staff leadership.
  • Support the Finance Committee of the Board.
  • Coordinate the annual audit and Form 990 process, liaise with external auditors and the Finance Committee; work with the Executive Director to assess any changes necessary.
  • Manage the Workshop’s investment activity, including CD and money market accounts.
  • Oversee inventory and depreciation schedules for fixed assets, leasehold improvements as well as furniture and equipment.
  • Adhere to organizational schedule for invoicing clients, paying bills, and tracking grant expenditures.
  • Assist Executive Director with federal, state, and local government compliance reporting and federal cost rate negotiations.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual; and implement internal controls.

Grants Management

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, develop grant budgets
  • Prepare regular internal and external financial reports for grants.
  • Support staff leadership in monitoring spending against restricted grants and contracts to maximize revenue sources.
  • Create and submit monthly invoices to funders.

Payroll, Benefits & Insurance Coordination

  • Work with outside payroll provider, Paychex, and Workshop program staff to oversee and manage payroll for salaried and hourly staff.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-­party vendors and consultants.
  • Manage Liability, Directors and Officers, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment and Health insurance applications, enrollment, payments and requests for certificates from site partners.
  • Work with Executive Director to manage any necessary benefits changes, wage garnishment, worker’s compensation or unemployment claims.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or 5 years of professional experience in the field of nonprofit financial accounting.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in nonprofit finance.
  • Strong working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting and reporting software, Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with –programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  • Successful track record in financial grant reporting, particularly tracking restricted grant funds from government and foundations.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Performing Arts Workshop.
  • Ability to produce timely and accurate reports on a regular schedule and as needed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in or currently pursuing MBA/CPA or related degree.
  • Willingness to and interest in learning.
  • Interest in arts education.
  • Ability to adapt to new technology; willingness to use technology to find efficiencies in accounting processes.

Interested applicants may submit a resume and a one-­page cover letter by email to
info@performingartsworkshop.org or by mail to:

Performing Arts Workshop
1661 Tennessee St, #3-­O
San Francisco, CA 94107

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Workshop is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a diverse, multicultural work environment. The Workshop does not discriminate in employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, religious creed, ancestry, age (except minors), marital status, medical condition and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law.

 

Hourly Preschool Teaching Artist Job Description

About the Workshop:

Founded in 1965, Performing Arts Workshop helps young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and essential learning skills through the arts. We are committed to creating more equitable access to dance, theater, spoken word, and music education. With a pioneering artists-in-residency model based on long-term, sequential instruction, the Workshop partners with Bay Area public schools (K-12), preschools, community centers, transitional housing facilities, and juvenile halls to reach more than 4,000 young people each year.

Position Overview:

Performing Arts Workshop seeks world dance, creative movement, and theater artists to teach 11-week residencies at our partner preschool sites in San Francisco. Our teaching artists are professional artists and experienced educators in their field. As representatives of the Workshop in the classroom and the communities they serve, teaching artists share a commitment to our mission and social justice values. In addition to regular teaching duties, teaching artists receive extensive mentorship and support from our artistic and program management, including training in the Workshop’s teaching methodology, an 8-session internship, and monthly professional development.

Teaching artists can expect to teach 5-15 hours/week, depending on availability and experience, with starting compensation of $40-50 per hour for teaching, professional development, internship and all pre-approved administrative work.

Teaching artists are considered part-time employees—not independent contractors—and receive paid sick time, unemployment insurance, social security contributions, worker’s compensation, and other legally required withholdings.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a culture of learning in the classroom that reflects the Workshop’s values and supports youth in their development as artists;
  • Develop process-based, sequential curricula that reflect the Workshop’s pedagogy for each residency;
  • Mandatory and punctual attendance of monthly professional development meetings, in addition to one all-day PD;
  • Connect students’ work to a broader audience through a culminating performance, publication, or open class demonstration for families and communities;
  • Administer student and residency evaluations, collect student information and media release forms;
  • Communication with site and Workshop staff in a timely and professional manner.

Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment to youth development, building self-efficacy, social justice, and cultural awareness;
  • Knowledge of the main elements of composition in your art form and the ability to articulate and teach them to youth;
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work with diverse teaching and site partners in adapting to individual classroom needs and cultures;
  • Passion and empathy when teaching high-need children and youth, such as English language-learners, students with IEPs, incarcerated youth, or youth enrolled in court mandated schools;
  • Ability to articulate and demonstrate critical thinking in the arts;
  • Openness to receiving detailed feedback on teaching as it relates to the Workshop’s methodology;
  • Availability to teach in at least two sites at a time (at least four residencies in either one full day, two mornings, two afternoons, or some combination thereof);
  • Ability to provide own transportation or utilize public transportation to and from partner sites.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual ability—Spanish and Mandarin;
  • Experience working with special student populations, such as English language-learners and students with learning differences;
  • BA and/or MA/MFA in art form or commensurate experience.

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, sample lesson plan, and professional portfolio or work samples to Adam Levy, Program Manager, at adam@performingartsworkshop.org.

Performing Arts Workshop is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

Hourly Artists

Performing Arts Workshop seeks world dance, hip-­‐hop dance, spoken word, theater, and hip-­‐hop artists to teach semester-­‐length and yearlong residencies at our partner sites in San Francisco, the East Bay, and Marin County. Our teaching artists are professional artists and experienced educators in their field. As representatives of the Workshop in        the classroom and the communities they serve, teaching artists share a commitment to our mission and social justice     values. In addition to regular teaching duties, teaching artists receive extensive mentorship and support from our artistic and program management, including training in the Workshop’s teaching methodology, an 8-­‐session internship, and monthly   professional development.

Teaching artists can expect to teach 5-­‐15 hours/week, depending on availability and experience, with starting compensation of $40-­‐50 per hour for teaching, professional development, internship and all pre-­‐approved administrative  work.

Teaching artists are considered part-­‐time employees—not independent contractors—and receive paid sick time, unemployment insurance, social security contributions, worker’s compensation, and other legally required withholdings.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a culture of learning in the classroom that reflects the Workshop’s values and supports youth in their development as artists;
  • Develop process-­‐based, sequential curricula that reflect the Workshop’s pedagogy for each residency;
  • Mandatory and punctual attendance of monthly professional development meetings, in addition to one all-­‐day PD;
  • Connect students’ work to a broader audience through a culminating performance, publication, or open class demonstration for families and communities;
  • Administer student and residency evaluations, collect student information and media release forms;
  • Communication with site and Workshop staff in a timely and professional

Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment to youth development, building self-­‐efficacy, social justice, and cultural awareness;
  • Knowledge of the main elements of composition in your art form and the ability to articulate and teach them to youth;
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work with diverse teaching and site partners in adapting to individual classroom needs and cultures;
  • Passion and empathy when teaching high-­‐need children and youth, such as English language-­‐learners, students with special needs,  incarcerated  youth, or youth enrolled in court mandated  schools;
  • Ability to articulate and demonstrate critical thinking in the arts;
  • Openness to receiving detailed feedback on teaching as it relates to the Workshop’s methodology;
  • Availability to teach in at least two sites at a time (at least four residencies in either one full day, two mornings, two afternoons, or some combination thereof);
  • Ability to provide own transportation or utilize public transportation to and from partner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual ability—Spanish and Mandarin;
  • Experience working with special student populations, such as English language-­‐learners and students with learning differences;
  • BA and/or MA/MFA in art form or commensurate

How to Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, sample lesson plan, and professional portfolio or work samples to Adam Levy, Program Manager, at adam@performingartsworkshop.org.

Performing Arts Workshop is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

Core Artists

Performing Arts Workshop seeks a world dance or hip-hop dance Core Artist to teach semester-length and yearlong residencies at our partner sites in San Francisco, the East Bay, and Marin County. Our teaching artists are professional artists and experienced educators in their field. As representatives of the Workshop in the classroom and the communities they serve, teaching artists share a commitment to our mission and social justice values.

Core Artists play a leadership role at the Workshop and therefore have a substantial set of job responsibilities beyond those of other Workshop artists. Core Artists perform these duties through a part-time, non-exempt position, reporting directly to the Program Manager. Job duties will vary, but for most Core Artists, the position will require twenty hours per week, to be divided between teaching (15 hours) and administrative responsibilities (5 hours), which may include but not be limited to presentations, professional development day, retreats, and the annual student showcase. Core Artists are expected to be available to teach for a 43-week period each year, which begins on August 22, 2016, and ends Friday, June 16, 2017. Annual salary is $20,000, or prorated in accordance with start date.

Responsibilities 

  • Teaching: Teach scheduled classes, no more than 15 per week, in Bay Area schools and community centers (in- and after school), implementing the Workshop’s teaching methodology. For each residency that is assigned to a Core Artist, that Core Artist will be responsible for teaching at least a specified minimum number of sessions scheduled by Workshop administrative staff. This number of sessions must be completed over the course of an agreed time frame (such as a semester or year), despite any class cancellations due to illness or other reasons;
  • Curriculum Planning: Develop and maintain yearlong, standards-based curriculum that includes an understanding goal, weekly lesson objectives, and opportunities for student reflection, revision, and composition that includes elements of your art form. Regular review of plans by the Program Manager or Artist Mentors;
  • Collaboration: Partner with teachers and site coordinators at select sites to co-design integrated curricula that are co-taught whenever possible;
  • Partner Management: Engage in ongoing reflection with partner sites to anticipate and avoid issues that interfere with student learning; troubleshoot and problem-solve, initiate follow-up communication with Workshop program staff. Build relationships with administrators, teachers, coordinators, and other partner staff and serve as liaison between partners and Workshop office staff. Distribute and collect necessary paperwork including but not limited to evaluations and demographic information. Coordinate residency schedule adjustments as needed;
  • Leadership Training: Work closely with one Student Artist-in-Residence per semester, or as needed, to develop a curriculum for a 15-week residency, offering guidance and support, and co-teaching opportunities, as desired; this will include but not be limited to monthly hour-long supervisory debriefs;
  • Documentation: Document and compile strong evidence of students learning the elements of composition in your art form in at least one residency in medium to be determined or approved by your supervisor. Plan and present documentation to Workshop staff and board semi-annually. Assist with documentation and reporting for fellow core artists’ residencies when available;
  • Data Collection: Administer and collect student and/or teacher evaluations and student demographic information for each residency. If multiple residencies occur at a single site or under the supervision of a single coordinator, unique evaluations shall be administered and collected for each residency;
  • Professional Development: Actively engage in ongoing professional development workshops and meetings with fellow artists. Contribute to discussion, problem-solving, and planning activities, lead professional development on request. Take part in at least one external professional development opportunity per semester, to be approved in advance by supervisor or selected from events listed in the monthly artist newsletter;
  • Organizational Planning: Attend select staff/program and board meetings to provide input on program design, strategic planning, etc.;
  • Program Reporting: Assist with grant reporting as needed through development and writing of narrative reports and/or interviews with Workshop staff;
  • Public Representation: Represent the Workshop at community, fundraising, and professional networking events by presenting on or discussing your experiences as a teaching artist, educating stakeholders about the organization, teaching a sample lesson, etc.

Schedule 

Core Artists and the Program Manager will discuss schedule options prior to assignment of residencies. In order to perform residencies, Core Artists will need to be available for class scheduling during some combination of the following windows:

  • 9:00 – 3:00 3 in-school blocks
  • 3:00 – 6:00 3 after school blocks

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in art form/education or commensurate teaching artist experience;
  • Availability for required schedule blocks and meeting dates;
  • At least five years previous teaching experience in your art form;
  • Knowledge of and ability to articulate compositional elements of your art form;
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise and ability to teach critical thinking as evidenced through previous Workshop observations or classroom audition;
  • Willingness and interest to teach diverse populations in- and after school across grades pre-k-elementary or middle-high school;
  • Willingness to teach at varied sites with limited room for negotiation;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan sequential curricula as evidenced through submission of a detailed unit plan;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to navigate challenges, initiate, and reply to communication within 48 hours;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to manage a complex calendar and timely communication with various staff and partners;
  • Deep investment in self-reflection and desire to grow as a teaching artist;
  • Commitment to social justice values and teaching at-risk populations through art;
  • Ability to persist and problem-solve through challenges;
  • Ability to articulate work and mission of Performing Arts Workshop;
  • Willingness to travel to different Bay Area schools and community centers.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bilingual ability—Spanish and Mandarin;
  • Experience working with special student populations, such as English language learners and students with special needs;
  • Masters degree in education or a specific art form.

How to Apply

Email resume, cover letter, sample lesson plan, and professional portfolio or work samples to Adam Levy, Program Manager, at adam@performingartsworkshop.org.

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