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)

Part/Full Time Employment

Supervisor: Vice President, Development & Community Affairs
Type of Position: Full Time – Salaried

Job Description Summary

Under the direction of the Vice President of Development and Community Affairs, the Development Manager will support CFCArts’s fundraising efforts by managing the company’s annual fund solicitations, donor database, and supporting special events. CFCArts is seeking a driven, highly organized individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage data, and a desire for a career in arts fundraising. This role manages the contracted Grants Administrator and reports to the Vice-President of Development & Community Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

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

  • In partnership with the Vice President of Development and Community Affairs, design and execute long-range and immediate fundraising plans
  • Meet fundraising goals in corporate, foundation, private and government support
  • Oversee Moves Management: identify and cultivate individual donors from CFCArts’s patron/member pool
  • Accept, record, and acknowledge donations
  • Maintain donor database to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Design, generate, and maintain regular reports on donor activity
  • Execute direct appeal fundraising campaigns (including the United Arts Collaborative Campaign)
  • Execute stewardship and benefits plans for donors of all levels
  • Support and attend fundraising special events and donor receptions
  • Work with Marketing in creating print materials for development projects and donor communications

Desired Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in nonprofit fundraising environment (performing arts preferred)
  • Desire to build a career in nonprofit fundraising
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, writing, customer service, and communications skills
  • Strong data management and analysis skills
  • Experience with donor management software (PatronManager/Salesforce preferred)

Compensation

  • Salary range: $34,000-40,000 DOE
  • Benefits Package: Employer-provided health insurance (portion of premium paid by employer), dental, and vision, SIMPLE IRA with employer match (up to 3%), Paid Time Off & Holidays

Application

Central Florida Commmunity Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and creating a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CFCArts are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, gender identity and sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Supervisor: Vice President, Development & Community Affairs
Type of Position: Full Time – Salaried

Job Description Summary

The CFCArts Director of Marketing is responsible for creating and overseeing the execution of marketing plans and communicating the story and brand of CFCArts through multimedia efforts including blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and printed collateral. This role manages the Marketing Media Manager, contracted webmaster, and contracted graphic designer and reports to the Vice President of Development & Community Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

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

  • In partnership with VP of Development & Community Affairs, create annual marketing budget for organization and individual program areas
  • Orchestrate and implement a cohesive marketing plan for all CFCArts activities and events, including collaboration with program directors, development of deadlines and creative benchmarks, and the management of a standard operations timeline
  • Build relationships and create new partnerships with Central Florida media outlets
  • Create and maintain the CFCArts communications channels (blog, eblasts, etc.), plan and create content relevant to CFCArts and its connection to the community
  • Maintain Branding Guidelines to ensure consistent branding across the organization
  • Partner with all program area directors to create printed promotional materials for shows, concerts, special events, and classes
  • Work with program area leadership to identify community and marketing events to promote organization and new avenues of brand exposure
  • Design in-house flyers and artwork when requested
  • Maintain and manage email marketing software
  • Manage and produce show programs (sponsor ads, ad trades, content, and layout) and provide to graphic designer and printer
  • Manage the Flickr account in partnership with Marketing Media Manager, identifying promotional photos and videos to be used for marketing purposes for all program areas
  • Oversee website by providing content to website management team including new pages, ticketing links, and text changes
  • Oversee graphic designer by communicating tasks for both general CFCArts needs and program area/show specific needs
  • In partnership with graphic designer, order all printed collateral (show flyers, posters, postcards, programs, etc.) and distribute among departments
  • In partnership with Marketing Media Manager, manage marketing interns and provide daily tasks and projects

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in marketing or public relations, preferably for a performing arts organization
  • Ability to analyze marketing data, trends, and insights
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing strategic marketing plans
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to manage high-priority demands and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Google Docs/Sheets/Suite
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Strong written, proofreading, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of image editing software and design software (InDesign, Canva, etc.)

Compensation

  • Salary range: $38,000-45,000 DOE
  • Benefits Package: Employer-provided health insurance (portion of premium paid by employer), dental, and vision, SIMPLE IRA with employer match (up to 3%), Paid Time Off & Holidays

Application

Central Florida Commmunity Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and creating a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CFCArts are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, gender identity and sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Supervisor: Director of School of Arts & Health
Type of Position: Full Time – Hourly
Pay Range: $15-18 per hour

Job Description Summary

The Manager of Arts Access, is a part-time hourly role, which oversees all partner based programming for Arts & Wellness, Music Therapy, Arts In Action, and In School Arts Access Programs. They will be the first resource in regards to selecting the curricula needed for a specific partner and drafting the proposal for programming.

Job Responsibilities

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

  •  Serves as the primary liaison for current program partners.
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with students, partner organizations, and families to ensure that each participant is experiencing the arts to their greatest potential.
  • Partner with School of Arts & Health Director to select appropriate curriculum and teaching artists.
  • Serve as project coordinator for in school programming, arts & wellness partners, and partner programming for older adults.
  • Responsible for scheduling community workshops.
  • Provides support to the education team during program launches.
  • Provides support to Teaching Artists facilitating community and partner based programming.
  • Assist with promotion and management of School of Arts & Health events.
  • Organize and manage School of Arts & Health community performance opportunities such as the Narrators!, Ukulele class, and UpBeat!
  • Attend informational and promotional events.
  • Attend site visits when needed.
  • Deliver necessary program materials to partner venues when needed.
  • Assists marketing team in gathering content to highlight program impact.

Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in arts related fields.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and phone skills.
  • Ability to articulate about CFCArts’ mission and role in the community.
  • Attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Excel, and other database programs.
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and communication skills.
  • Bilingual candidates preferred.

How to Apply

Central Florida Commmunity Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and creating a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CFCArts are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, gender identity and sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Supervisor: Director of Production
Type of Position: Full Time – Salaried
Pay Range: $35,000-40,000 annually

Job Description Summary

The CFCArts Technical Coordinator is a full time, salaried role that facilitates – in partnership with the Director of Production, program leaders, and executive team– the operation, maintenance, design, modification, and fabrication of sound, lighting, video, sets, and related technical systems within CFCArts. They will support staged productions, meetings, choir and orchestra concerts, and any other related events occurring within the organization. Events include theatre productions/theatrical events, music programs, concerts, and conferences, as well as a variety of music and other activities requiring sound, lighting, video, set work, and other technical production needs. The Technical Coordinator will facilitate working relationships with all creative and production teams and ensure a timely and efficient process.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate all aspects of technical direction regarding lighting, sound, and equipment.
  • Work closely with youth and adult theatre staff to draft concepts and identify necessary technical equipment for all productions and events.
  • Partner with Vice President of Creative & Production and Director of Production to ensure all technical elements of choir and orchestra shows are confirmed and communicated to venue partners.
  • Collaborate with the program directors in the development and adherence to show and production budgets.
  • Carry out needs outlined in contracts and riders with vendors, third parties, and equipment suppliers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, volunteers, sponsors, media, and the public.
  • Execute procedures and techniques related to the design, maintenance, and operation of stage lighting, video projection, electronic sound systems, and mechanical rigging.
  • Create appropriate safety procedures for all facility users and document compliance.
  • Maintain inventory of costumes, props, equipment, etc. and organization of appropriate storage areas.
  • Network with area cultural organizations and learning institutions.
  • Work with other TD(s) to track, maintain, upgrade, and safeguard technical equipment as necessary.
  • Assess production capabilities and plans for potential or confirmed show venues, including necessary staffing.
  • Plan and supervise load-in, strike, and load-out for tech week and shows.
  • Develop and facilitate production timelines and meetings.
  • Supervise production elements including design, creation, lending/borrowing, and more.

Qualifications

  • Professional experience in live performance production with a theatre or performing arts organization.
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one technical field (e.g., lighting, scenic construction or painting, sound design, etc.) or broad knowledge across several disciplines.
  • Knowledge of venue management practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles of budget administration, ordinances, and fire/life safety codes – particularly codes related to stage productions.
  • Excellent communication skills and a commitment to work in a team environment; must be able to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Excellent judgment and decisiveness, high integrity, enthusiasm, diplomacy, and tact.
  • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives.
  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions, and multi-task in a fast-paced, complex environment, working both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive box trucks required.
  • Must be able to work effectively and professionally in a dynamic environment.

Physical Requirements

  •  Position involves regular use of hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, climb, or balance.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee will occasionally be required to work at heights and in confined spaces.
  • The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to loud.
  • The employee will regularly use the telephone, radio, computer, and a headset to communicate.
  • For safety reasons, employees must remain alert to working conditions and aware of safety, health, and environmental concerns.

How to Apply

Central Florida Commmunity Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and creating a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CFCArts are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, gender identity and sexual orientation, family or parental status, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Internships

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

Job Description Summary

  • 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

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