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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

Pre-K Movement/Dance Hourly Teaching Artist

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 5,000 students ages 3-18 each year through residencies in dance, music, spoken word, poetry, theater arts, visual arts, and media arts. 

 

We believe that access to sustained, sequential instruction in an art form should be part of every young person’s education and development. Because of ongoing disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships which allow us to work with historically underrepresented groups including low-income communities, immigrant communities, and Black and Brown communities.

 

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

 

Pre-K Movement/Dance Hourly Teaching Artist Job Description

 

Position Overview:

Performing Arts Workshop seeks dance (Afro-Peruvian, Bomba, Hawaiian, Pan African, Bhangra, Mexican Folklorico, Son Jarocho, Tap, Contemporary, hip-hop, and other movement arts) teaching artists to teach pre-kindergarten classes in semester-length and yearlong residencies at our partner 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 racial 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 begins in January 2022 with preparation/Onboarding meetings taking place between November/December 2021. Most pre-k residencies take place between 9am-12noon and/or 3p-5pm.

Teaching artists can expect to teach 5-20 hours/week, depending on availability and experience, with starting compensation of $45 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;
  • For Visual Media Arts: Design a multi-lesson workshop using Performing Arts Workshop methodology grounded in Creative Youth Development. Workshops must weave first-person storytelling through art forms, including: creative writing, journaling, photography, animation, comic books, portraiture, etc;
  • Mandatory and punctual attendance of monthly Learning and Growth (formerly known as professional development) meetings, in addition to one all-day Learning & Growth;
  • 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, racial 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 sites.

 

Exceptional 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, Performing Arts Workshop at info@performingartsworkshop.org. Only complete applications will be considered, please inquire if you have any questions about the requirements.

 

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.

Individual Giving Manager

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 4,000 students ages 3-18 each year through residencies in dance, music, spoken word, poetry, theater arts, visual arts, and media arts.

 

We believe that access to sustained, sequential instruction in an art form should be part of every young person’s education and development. Because of ongoing disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships which allow us to work with historically omitted groups including Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, immigrant, low-income, and LGBTQIA+ youth and communities.

 

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

 

Position Overview

 

The Individual Giving Manager is a member of the development team that consists of the Senior Grants Manager, Associate Data Manager, and the Acting Co-Executive Directors. The Individual Giving Manager works closely with the Acting Co-Executive Directors to develop and implement an annual fundraising plan to achieve individual giving revenue goals that align with organizational mission and strategic priorities. The Individual Giving Manager oversees all aspects of individual donor fundraising and communications, including management of the Associate Data Manager. A major focus of the Individual Giving Manager will be reestablishing and growing a major gifts program at Performing Arts Workshop. The Individual Giving Manager reports directly to one of the Acting Co-Executive Directors and is a full-time, hybrid – primarily remote –  exempt position with a salary range of $70,000-75,000. 

 

Major Responsibilities:  

  • Major Donors
    • Work with the Executive Directors and Board to drive major gifts program implementation and overall resource development strategy to meet goal of raising $1.2 million in new contributed revenue from individuals over the next seven years
  • Coordinate cultivation and solicitation of major gifts by senior staff, Acting Co-Executive Directors and Board members; prepare briefing materials, develop solicitation strategies; coach Acting Co-Executive Directors, Board, and staff, and accompany on visits, as requested
  • Grow portfolio of prospects and donors targeted to give $5,000 or more annually by 40+ in the next three years
  • Manage a portfolio of prospects and donors targeted to give between $1,200 and $4,999 annually
  • Schedule and conduct personal donor and prospect visits

 

Annual Fund

  • Directly supervise Operations Associate Manager and Associate Data Manager work on mailed and emailed appeals

 

Marketing

  • Plan effective organizational marketing in collaboration with Administrative, Program, Development, and Artistic Staff
  • Supervise the execution of an annual report, donor brochures, and social media and web contributions
  • Work with the Acting Co Executive Directors to create case statement collateral to be used in individual solicits, managing all design contractors involved

 

Administrative

  • Maintain record-keeping systems using Salesforce, overseeing work of Associate Manager in data entry and reporting
  • Monitor revenue and expenses related to individual giving
  • Generate reports on progress of individual giving program for Acting Co-Executive Directors and Board of Directors
  • Serve as staff lead of the Development and Communications Committee of Board of Directors

 

Events 

  • Supervise design, planning, and execution of cultivation and fundraising events

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Successful track record in fundraising for a nonprofit organization, with 2+ years of experience;
  • Adequate professional experience and/or relevant coursework, or Bachelor’s degree;
  • Experience, or strong interest, in anti-racist practices;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write compelling stories

and narratives;

  • Ability to understand, represent, and communicate about a wide variety of perspectives using asset-based language, notably when writing about Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, Immigrant, low- income, and LGBTQIA+ youth and communities;
  •  High degree of independence, initiative, responsibility, and capability in managing projects; 

can manage multiple projects, deadlines, and other responsibilities of varying complexity and importance at any given time

  • Ability to manage and coordinate with multiple stakeholders, partners, and staff, ensuring their buy-in, participation.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a collegial work culture that is committed to anti-racist practices and excellence
  • Commitment to application of anti racist practices in building donor relationships, all written communication, all verbal communication, and any reference to our programs, students, communities we collaborate with, teaching artists, and administrative staff;
  • Commitment to researching anti racist donor trends and applying findings to fund seeking;
  • Excellent analytical thinking, computer literacy skills, and emotional intelligence;
  • Ability to manage sensitive information in a confidential manner;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed when conducting major campaigns. 
  • Track-record of securing major gifts from individuals;
  • Commitment to innovation and learning;
  • Knowledge of effective anti racist donor communications;
  • Commitment to and strong belief in the value of arts education for all Bay Area youth.

 

Exceptional Qualifications:

  • Commitment to developing an anti racist style guide, event guide, and funder communication guide with support and in collaboration with the Anti Racism Committee;
  • Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic community;
  • Experience managing staff.

 

Workshop benefits include:

Remote work options

Flexible Schedule 

Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and their dependents – 100% of the employee only premium covered by Performing Arts Workshop. 

Generous Paid Time Off — minimum of 20 days, as well as 11 holidays

Life and Disability insurance

Other forms of voluntary benefits

 

Application Guidance:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, solicitation letter sample, and resume to hien@performingartsworkshop.org. Please use “Manager of Individual Giving Application” in your email subject line. The cover letter should address how you write about communities you’re not a part of, why anti-racist practices are important for you as an individual and as a staff member of an organization, and what qualifies you for this position. We will consider content, grammar, and spelling in cover letters. Please be sure to proofread your submissions. 

 

ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS (cover letter, solicitation letter sample, and resume) WILL BE CONSIDERED

 

Candidates must reside or be willing to relocate to California to be eligible for a position with Performing Arts Workshop. Performing Arts Workshop does not currently offer relocation assistance.

 

Candidates advancing through the interview process will be asked for references. The Workshop will make accommodations for references in multiple languages, as well as references from hearing and visually-impaired individuals.

 

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.

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