Part Time - Teaching Artist

Description
Program Coordinator (Garfield Park and Humboldt Park)

Employment Status:
Part-Time
Reports to:
Teaching Artist Manager
Application Deadline:

CircEsteem values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.CircEsteem is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Summary:
Part Time Teaching Artists teach circus arts to school age youth. Assignments range from 3 hours / week up to 20 hours / week depending on program needs. Programs are mostly after school hours (2-7pm) with some opportunities during the school day during short assignments. Most assignments are team taught, and TA’s will be collaborating with teammates to create circus experiences and bring positive creative energy to all teaching assignments

DESCRIPTION: Part-Time Teaching Artist

Employment Status: Part-Time

Reports to: Teaching Artist Manager

About: CircEsteem unites youth across all backgrounds and identities by fostering self-esteem and
mutual respect through the practice and performance of the circus arts. Specifically, CircEsteem
promotes the development of self-esteem, personal success and empowerment by (i) promoting the
practice of circus arts; (ii) uniting youth from diverse backgrounds; (iii) providing skills training; and (iv)
providing children from low-income and economically challenged backgrounds with the financial safety
net they will need as they seek higher education.

Equity Statement: CircEsteem values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC,
LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and
veterans to apply. CircEsteem is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated
against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion,
national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or
any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Position Summary:
Part Time Teaching Artists teach circus arts to school age youth. Assignments range from 5 hrs/week up
to 20-30 hrs/week depending on program needs. Programs are mostly after school hours (2-7pm) with
some opportunities during the school day during short assignments. Most assignments are team taught,
and TA’s will be collaborating with teammates to create circus experiences and bring positive creative
energy to all teaching assignments

Eligible Program(s): Afterschool Activities, Residencies, Birthday Parties

Duties Include:
• Develop/adjust circus lesson plans for assigned program
• Teach students in various circus disciplines at partner school/organization/birthday party
• Attend all program sessions accepted in the agreed upon offer letter
• Ensure successful program implementation including relationship building with the program
partner


Experience:
• Ability to teach a variety of circus skills to wide age-range of youth
• Ability to actively communicate with CE management and leadership
• We can train you to expand your circus skill set as a Teaching Artist
Compensation:
• Coaching rate commensurate with experience teaching a variety of circus skills


Please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume to info@circesteem.org to be considered for this position.