Youth Programs Teaching Artist and Stage Manager Descriptions

Central Florida Community Arts seeks both experienced and emerging Teaching Artists and Stage Managers who are passionate about providing high-quality performing arts education to youth of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds. CFCArts seeks Teaching Artists and Stage Managers for the following program areas:

A beginner to intermediate theatre program for students in grades Pre-K through 2. The Jr. Companies perform four times a year, sometimes in their own showcase, sometimes alongside the Troupe and Companies in larger productions, as well as performing musical revues and junior musicals alongside the Companies. Stage Managers, Teaching Artists, and Assistants, alongside other technical roles, are needed for this program. Stipends range from $75 to $150 per production.

A beginner to intermediate theatre program for students in grades 3 through 12. This program has optional auditions for featured roles. The Companies perform four times a year, sometimes alongside the Troupe and/or Jr. Companies in larger productions, as well as performing musical revues and junior musicals alongside the Jr. Companies.  Stage Managers, Teaching Artists, and Assistants, alongside other technical roles, are needed for this program. Stipends range from $100 to $300 per production.

An advanced, auditioned-only theatre program for students in grades 3 through 12, or grades 6 through 12, depending on the current production. The Troupe performs four times a year, sometimes alongside the Companies in larger productions, as well as performing full-scale musicals and plays on their own.  Stage Managers, Teaching Artists, and Assistants, alongside other technical roles, are needed for this program. Stipends range from $150 to $400 per production.

A program building musicianship skills in students from grades Pre-K through 5. Music Exploration students experience a curriculum covering the fundamentals of music reading, rhythm, pitch, tone, melody, harmony, instrumental and vocal music, and more. Classes culminate in a short showcase displaying student learning. Teaching Artists and Assistants are needed for this program. Stipends range from $75 to $150 per semester.

An intermediate to advanced youth orchestra program for students in grades 6 through 12, with auditions for placement only. The Young Artists Orchestra is open to strings, brass, winds, and percussion players with at least one year of instrumental experience, and they perform two concerts a year. Teaching Artists and Assistants are needed for this program. Stipends range from $25 to $30 per rehearsal.

A beginner to advanced vocal music program for students in grades 1 through 5, our Children’s Choir is open to any young singer while our traveling Ensemble is open to Children’s Choir members on an auditioned basis. The Children’s Choir joins with our Youth Choir for two concerts per year, while our Children’s Ensemble sings in traveling performances for events and charities throughout Central Florida every November to December and April to May. Teaching Artists and Assistants are needed for this program. Stipends range from $150 to $500 per semester.

A beginner to advanced vocal music program for students in grades 6 through 12, our Youth Choir is open to any young singer while our traveling Ensemble is open to Youth Choir members on an auditioned basis. The Youth Choir joins with our Children’s Choir for two concerts per year, while our Youth Ensemble sings in traveling performances for events and charities throughout Central Florida every November to December and April to May. Teaching Artists and Assistants are needed for this program. Stipends range from $150 to $500 per semester.

Every summer, CFCArts runs dozens of performing arts camps and intensives from June to August for students entering grades Pre-K through 12. These half-day and full-day camps include theatre, musical theatre, technical theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, and two full-scale camp musical productions. Before-care and after-care are also offered. Stage Managers, Teaching Artists, and Assistants, alongside other technical roles, are needed for these programs. Stipends range from $200 to $800 per camp or intensive.

How to Apply

Please compile and send the following to Director of Youth Programs, Leah Porrata, at Leah.Porrata@CFCArts.com

  • Introduction or brief cover letter including your areas of interest within the CFCArts Children and Youth Arts Programs; please review programs at CFCArts.com/Youth to ensure understanding of content (body of email or PDF format)
  • Resume highlighting experience and education in teaching performing arts (PDF format)
  • List of three references from former employers, supervisors, or mentors (please include their name, organization, position, number, and email address; body of email or PDF format)
  • Days and times that you are typically available for a virtual interview during weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM (body of email)

Hiring Process

  • Within one week of receipt of your application email and materials, a representative from CFCArts Children and Youth Arts Programs will reach out to you to schedule a virtual interview for either a staff or volunteer position, depending upon the strength of your application
  • After the virtual interview, all candidates will be asked to shadow and volunteer in a program that they are interested in for 1 to 5 days depending on their area(s) of interest. This could include assisting with an upcoming youth performance or concert, volunteering with a summer camp, or other opportunity. This way, candidates can get to know the staff, the students, and the program first-hand, and vice versa
  • Following the shadowing experience, successful candidates will be given a contract for a future program and/or added to the immediate substitute list. Contracted candidates will be given training in their program area(s), while all successful candidates will be onboarded via paperwork, background check, and orientation so that they can teach at any time

CFCArts School of Arts & Health Teaching Artist Descriptions

Central Florida Community Arts’ School of Arts & Health is seeking Teaching Artists to provide high level cross disciplinary arts education to students in both private lessons and group classes/workshops based on their training, experience, and abilities. We are hiring for Teaching Artists to teach in the following categories. Please specify which area(s) in which you are interested. 

Teaching Artists will be skilled in one or more of the following arts disciplines: vocal and instrumental music, drama, fine art, dance & creative writing and capable of disseminating instruction to a diverse base of students.

Click here for a detailed job description noting qualifications.

Private lessons, group classes/workshops in all disciplines of the performing arts for all ages.

Community based arts experiences including virtual and partner based programming for under resourced populations using an Arts in Public Health approach. Arts In Public Health is defined as using Arts and Culture to promote the health of our community as a whole through use of the Social Determinants of Health to provide equitable access to the arts for all people.

Engaging arts experiences for people with unique abilities and/or disease.

Specialized arts classes for healthy seniors ages 55 years and older across Central Florida.

How to Apply

Please compile and send the following to the Director of School of Arts & Health, Kaileigh Anne Tayek at school@cfcarts.com

  • Introduction or brief cover letter including your areas of interest within the School of Arts & Health (see categories above) this can be in the body of email or PDF format
  • Resume highlighting experience and education in teaching performing arts (PDF format)
  • Note open availability: Monday through Saturday 8am – 8pm. We need a minimum of 2 days of availability with a block of 4 available hours. (body of email)
  • List of three references from former employers, supervisors, or mentors (please include their name, organization, position, number, and email address; body of email or PDF format)
  • Days and times that you are typically available for a virtual interview during weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM (body of email)

Hiring Process

  • Within one week of receipt of your application email and materials, a representative from CFCArts School of Arts & Health will reach out to you to schedule a virtual interview
  • After the interview, if there is a pending available contract, a CFCArts representative will reach out to the candidates given references and a follow up email will be sent to the candidate requesting their availability
    • For the Academy Only: After the interview, if there is a pending available contract, a trial lesson will be scheduled on the candidate’s main instrument
  • Following the receipt of references’ responses (and passed trail lessons if applicable), successful candidates will be given a contract for a future assignment and/or added to the immediate substitute list. All contractors will be onboarded via paperwork, background check, and orientation so that they can teach at any time
    • When applicable, contracted candidates will be given specific training in their assigned program area(s)

Internships

Supervisor: Advancement Department
Type of Position: Unpaid Internship – Spring/Summer/Fall Semesters

Job Description Summary

  • Reporting directly to the Development Manager. Assist with daily tasks such as donor relations, development administration, grant research and writing, sponsorship maintenance, and event planning/execution

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assisting with special events planning and execution
  • Setting up fundraisers, such as silent auctions
  • Tracking financial logistics & operations through ticketing website and G Suite
  • Engaging with donors and sponsors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires clear penmanship, reliable source of transportation during work hours and excellent phone/email communication skills

How to Apply

  • Email resumes to Bia Silva at bia@cfcarts.com

The responsibility of the Education Intern is to assist in the daily operations, communications, membership, and preparations related to the Education programs at CFCArts. This includes the School of the Arts programs in Outreach, Arts and Wellness, Arts in Action and the Academy, as well as the Children and Youth Arts Programs in Musical Theatre, Vocal Music, and the Young Artists Orchestra. This internship is unpaid, with flexibility in schedule, duties, and goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Organize, prepare, and in some cases create and/or transport materials for Education programs
  • Communicate with Education program members, students, staff members, volunteers, and/or community partners regarding upcoming or ongoing programming
  • Assist in the research, preparation, and creation of Education curriculum and programs for future and current seasons
  • Other duties as assigned, and other duties as requested by intern to meet personal, professional, and/or educational goals
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to work at least 6 hours per week during the 9 AM to 6 PM working day of CFCArts, preferably with two days of availability (most Education internships at CFCArts are 9-10 hours per week)
  • Positive attitude and love of serving the community
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability and desire to work with and around children and families
  • Valid, current driver’s license
  • Regular access to a reliable personal vehicle (CFCArts Education programs exist on multiple campuses in the Central Florida area)
  • Regular access to a personal laptop computer with internet capabilities that can be used during working hours
HOW TO APPLY:
Email resume to Leah Porrata at Leah@cfcarts.com

Supervisor: Advancement Department
Type of Position: Unpaid Internship – Spring/Summer/Fall Semesters

Job Description Summary

  • Reporting directly to the Marketing Maager. Assist with daily tasks such as creating social media content, promotional materials, graphic design and branding.

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create engaging photo and video content for CFCArts’ social media outlets.
  • Draft print and online communications for members and patrons including media releases, emails, and social media posts
  • Create graphic design elements for CFCArts branding
  • Assist in promotional efforts for events in the community

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal skills and reliable source of transportation during work hours.

How to Apply

  • Email resumes to Bia Silva at bia@cfcarts.com.