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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

Grants Manager

Performing Arts Workshop

65K-70K annual salary, full time-exempt

 

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. Our artists conduct 11-60 session residencies in world dance, music, spoken word, poetry, theater, 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 glaring economic and race-based disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships that allow us to work with historically underrepresented groups, including low-income communities, immigrant families, and communities of color.

 

Performing Arts Workshop is a leading arts education organization in the Bay Area. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of both inclusion and excellence. This requires sustained focus not just in the classroom, but also in all our efforts to equitably recruit, hire, promote, and retain an exceptionally well-qualified staff. Come join our team and our mission!

 

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The Grants Manager will be part of a dynamic team that guides and supports fundraising and revenue generation for Performing Arts Workshop. As Grants Manager, you will coordinate and write compelling grants, reports, and funding requests to government, local, and national foundations, private foundations, and corporations. You will help execute the performance of our diverse funding portfolio and build relationships with funders who support the Workshop’s varied arts and administrative programs. The position reports directly to the Director of Development and is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range of $65,000-70,000. For candidates with exceptional qualifications, the title of Senior Grants Manager and salary range up to $74,000 will be considered.

 

Major Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and implement the Workshop’s annual institutional fundraising plan (~$540,000 in average year, $1.5 million in years with government grant applications)
  • Develop, write, and project manage a high volume of grant proposals and reports for government, foundation, and corporate funders in the $5K – $250K range 
  • Manage the annual grants calendar in tandem with the annual fundraising plan
  • Conduct regular prospect research and apply for new funding opportunities
  • Develop funder cultivation strategies, maintain communications with funders, and advise the director of development on funder relationships and grant request strategies
  • Work with the program team to ensure alignment between program and development strategies in regards to reports for funders
  • Collaborate with the finance, development, and executive team on other grant-related items, such as invoicing, expense reports, and contract completions

 

Required qualifications:

        • Bachelor’s degree, or adequate professional experience and/or relevant coursework
        • Successful track record in fundraising for a nonprofit organization, with 2+ years of experience in grant writing
        • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write compelling stories and narratives
        • High degree of independence, initiative, responsibility, and capability in managing projects: you can see a grant application through from concept to submittal with minimal direction from the director of development, and you can manage multiple grant applications, reports, 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, and ability to deliver on grant requirements
        • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a collegial work culture with high professional standards and productivity
        • Excellent analytical thinking and computer literacy skills, as well as emotional intelligence
        • Ability to manage sensitive information in a confidential manner
        • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
        • Commitment to, and strong belief in, the value of arts education for all children and youth
        • Commitment to anti-racist practices and racial justice work

 

Exceptional qualifications:

        • Graduate degree
        • 3+ years in grant writing with measurable results
        • Experience working in Salesforce and Google Suite
        • Expertise in all aspects of government and foundation fundraising
        • Experience and familiarity with all aspects of nonprofit operations and development 
        • Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic community
        • Spanish, Mandarin, or Tagalog language skills (written and spoken)

 

Workshop benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and their dependents – 100% Medical KP Plan covered by Performing Arts Workshop
  • Generous Paid Time Off — minimum of 20 days, as well as 11 holidays
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Work from home options available
  • Professional development budget
  • Sabbatical eligibility after 7 years of continuous employment
  • Other forms of voluntary benefits

 

To apply for this role:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and CV/resume to Allison Thompson, Director of Development, at info@performingartsworkshop.org. Please use “Grant Manager application” in your email subject line. Cover letter may include information on what qualifies you for this position, what interests you about the position, how you would be successful in this position, or what connects you to the Workshop’s mission and to racial and social justice work. We will consider content, grammar, and spelling in cover letters. Please be sure to proofread your submissions. 

 

Applications can also be faxed to 415.776.3644 or mailed to:

Performing Arts Workshop

attn: Allison Thompson

768 Delano Ave

San Francisco, CA 94112

 

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.

Hourly Teaching Artist Job Description

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 4,500 students ages 3-18 each year. Our artists conduct 11-60-session residencies in world dance, music, spoken word, poetry, theater 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 glaring economic and race-based disparities in such access, we advance equity by prioritizing partnerships which allow us to work with historically underrepresented groups including low-income communities and communities of color.

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:

Performing Arts Workshop seeks world dance, hip-hop dance, spoken word, theater, hip-hop, visual and media arts teaching 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;
  • 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 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 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.

Pre-K Core Artists

Performing Arts Workshop seeks a pre-k world dance, hip-hop dance, dance, music, or theatre Pre-K Core Artist to teach eleven session, 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 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 is 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 27, 2018, and ends Friday, June 21, 2019. Annual salary is $20,000, or prorated in accordance with start date.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching: Teach scheduled classes, no more than 15 per week, in San Francisco preschools, grade 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 4 in-school blocks
  • 3:00 – 6:00 2 after school blocks

Required Qualifications

  • Adequate experience can include Bachelor’s degree in art form/education or commensurate teaching artist experience;
  • Availability for required schedule blocks and meeting dates;
  • At least two 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.

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

Hourly Preschool Teaching Artist Job Description

Position Overview:

Performing Arts Workshop seeks world dance, hip-hop dance, theater, and music pre-k teaching artists to teach eleven to sixteen session weekly classes 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 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 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.

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 is 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 27, 2018, and ends Friday, June 21, 2019. 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

  • Adequate experience can include Bachelor’s degree in art form/education or commensurate teaching artist experience;
  • Availability for required schedule blocks and meeting dates;
  • At least two 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.

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

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