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Afterall Research Fellow and Editor

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£38,694.00 per annum (Pro-rata)
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16 August 2021 23:55 (BST)

 

Afterall is a Research Centre of University of the Arts London, located at Central Saint Martins in King’s Cross. The Centre is part of an international research network, working in collaboration with institutions in Europe, North America and South East Asia. Afterall produces a journal, several strands of publications under the Afterall Books imprint and makes selected articles freely accessible at Afterall Online and Afterall Art SchoolCandidates are advised to submit applications early.. Afterall is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

The post holder will develop and locate their practice within the research aims and remit of the Afterall Research Centre. You will contribute to the academic profile and activity of Afterall, working as editor of Afterall journal (published semi-annually) and as a contributor to the development of Afterall’s book series and online output. You will be expected to write external funding bids in collaboration with other CSM/Centre researchers and to publish your own research externally and internally.

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TEACHING ARTIST IN DANCE & CREATIVITY

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 TEACHING ARTIST IN DANCE & CREATIVITY

                 Part-Time Position Description

Mark DeGarmo Dance is a leading not-for-profit organization founded in 1987 as Dynamic Forms, Inc. MDD has produced over 100 dances and multiple international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange with 13 countries. Our education programs target under-resourced and disenfranchised NYC Title I PreK-5 BIPOC public school students and communities without adequate highest-level dance and arts education. The organization currently serves up to 500 students and 30 classroom teachers in 5 public elementary schools in 4 NYC boroughs and reaches over 90,000 individuals annually across all programs. 

 

We seek outstanding results-oriented dance teaching artists experienced working in New York City’s Title I BIPOC PreK-5 NYC public schools across Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. The position is an excellent opportunity for passionate, effective, and skilled teaching artists to grow their professional teaching work over the longer term. Teaching Artists in Dance & Creativity will report to the Executive & Artistic Director, Dr. Mark DeGarmo with support from MDD administrative and teaching artist staff.

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Participate in Mark DeGarmo Dance’s annual, paid Professional Learning Program.

Design and organize age-appropriate skills-based and interdisciplinary programs of study (16 lessons) grounded in Dance and the elementary curricula. 

Write projected and actual lesson plans, meeting notes and evaluations.

Implement MDD’s PreK-5 curricula.

Facilitate collaborative team teaching with classroom teachers. 

Create a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Engage all PreK-5 students, including Students with Disabilities and Multi-Lingual Learners.

Guide students expertly through a dance learning process leading to outstanding final sharings and performances grounded in NYC DOE Blueprint for Dance (to which DeGarmo contributed).

Support Mark DeGarmo Dance's vision, mission, core values and programs. 

Be an ambassador for MDD and our programs in the field with our BIPOC communities.

 

Key Attributes: 

Experienced

Experienced in developing and channeling group dynamics for positive learning outcomes.

Experienced and conversant in relational and restorative justice classroom management approaches with and for BIPOC students.

Successfully teaching under-resourced PreK-5 BIPOC students in disenfranchised NYC Title 1 public schools and communities. 

Teaching age-appropriate creative movement, dance skills, student self-directed improvisation and composition, and interdisciplinary inquiry projects during and after school. 

Integrating learning standards and arts blueprints. 

Highly motivated and motivating. 

Open to learning and professional critique to improve practice and problem-solve in the field. 

 

Committed 

Demonstrates child-centered teaching and learning methods.

Serving students, teachers and communities similar to ours.

Using differentiated and culturally responsive instruction. 

Continually improving practice. 

Supporting an organizational vision, mission, core values and programs similar to ours. 

 

Artistic Excellence 

Dance education grounded in professional artistry. 

Choreography, improvisation, pedagogy, world dance forms and performance.

International and intercultural exchange and communication. 

 

Education 

Higher education degree. 

Certifications of relevant learning.

 Professional experience equivalent to credentialing. 
 

Professional

Punctual; attention to detail and deadlines. 

Empathic with strong classroom management. 

Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.

Creative problem solving and professional responsiveness-in-action. 

 

Qualifications:

Two to five years plus in dance education with at least one year teaching in similar communities.

Experience with NYC dance, dance education and youth services organizations desired but not required.

Master’s degree or equivalent a plus.

Bilingual Spanish or other multilingual skills with native fluency a plus. 

 

 Compensation: 

This is a 1- to 3-day per week artistic staff (W-2) position with payroll benefits to begin immediately. Compensation is competitive with NYC arts education organizations. Benefits include: paid professional development, paid disability payroll deduction, and travel reimbursement. This is a growth position with potential to advance within the organization. Candidates are expected to be working dance professionals, to have other means of employment and to be seeking seasonal work, as this is not a fulltime position. 

 

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should email cover letter with availability through August 2023; résumé; three professional references, including from direct teaching supervisors; video links of artistic and preK-5 in-person teaching work; and sample syllabus with overview of 10 lessons minimum and 1-3 lessons in detail. Optional materials include: schedule of teaching for observation.
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search@markdegarmodance.org

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
MARK DEGARMO DANCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education. All inquiries are kept confidential. 

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Production Coordinator

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$20-25/hour
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July 23, 2021

Overview

The Production Coordinator reports to the Executive Director & Producer and is responsible for coordinating and supporting logistics and communications with creative and production teams, Music Director and musical personnel, the Chorus membership, and outside stakeholders such as schools, community groups, and private clients.

Responsibilities and Duties

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE

Set up and attend auditions and weekly rehearsals and community, corporate, and school events, and as assigned.

Attend all concerts and assist with backstage needs of the membership at concerts and tech/dress rehearsals.

Manage the set-up, running and clean-up of venue for all rehearsals & performances, including supervising 5th section volunteers, members to set up chairs, etc. during rehearsals and serving as liaison with performance venues.

Assess needs, manage and set up all audio equipment for rehearsals and school programs and run-outs 

Manage the posting, recruitment and tracking of member attendance for all Chorus events, including collecting/storing forms when required

Serve as liaison with Chorus members on all backstage requirements & concerns.

Serve as primary contact at schools and run-out venues regarding technical & backstage matters. Advanced site visits and communication as necessary.

Support the Executive Producer as liaison/contact with design team and artistic team on production matters. Attend production meetings.

Support technical aspects of production with GMCLA Technical Director including stage management, props, etc.

Manage and maintain riser and props storage facility, costume storage, inventory, etc.

Manage load in and out of sets and costumes with the TD making certain all GMCLA inventory is properly handled and returned in order.

Support GMCLA Covid-19 compliance and any other health and safety protocols as assigned.

SCHEDULE

Schedule will fluctuate by month; the busiest month is December followed by other main season performance months.

Regular weekly Chorus rehearsals are Monday evenings.

Rehearsals, performances, and most special events are generally scheduled during evenings and weekends.

Most school programs, and some special events, are scheduled on weekdays.  

The main (3) concert series performance weeks’ schedule is 3 to 5 days: early day to late night.

In-person and/or video conference staff meetings are daytime as well as evenings/weekends.

Los Angeles travel is required.  Mileage is not reimbursed for travel within LA County.

Qualifications/Background

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in theatre or concert production.

Commitment to the GMCLA mission statement.

Demonstrated attention to detail.

Superior written and oral communication skills.

Software used – Excel, Word, cloud-based software for communication and file-sharing.

Other Requirements

Flexible schedule

Must be able to lift more than 50 pounds

Must have mobile phone

Must have a car

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Compensation

This is a part-time position and compensation will be based on experience.

To apply:

Please submit a letter and resume to mailroom@gmcla.org by July 23, 2021

Phone calls will disqualify candidates.

GMCLA has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the organization.

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Engage is seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees

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Engage wishes to appoint a new Chair of Trustees to take over from Shân Maclennan who stepped down in May having served wonderfully as Chair since 2018.

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education is the lead body for visual arts engagement represents visual arts education professionals throughout the UK and in over 20 countries worldwide. We support arts educators, organisations, freelancers and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

This is a pivotal time for Engage as we set out a new strategic direction, having completed an organisational restructure in order to provide more flexibility within the core staff to respond to the fast changing environment for our members, as well as financial stability. We seek a chair who will ensure that a new strategic plan is realised in alignment with Arts Council England ‘Lets Create’.

The Chair will act as an ambassador for Engage, developing relationships with key stakeholders, provide leadership to Engage and its Board; oversee the forward strategy ensuring maximum impact for members and the sector, and will operate within our charitable objectives.

The Chair will support Engage to develop a fundraising strategy to create new revenue streams in order to become less dependent on support currently received from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales and from trusts and foundations.

The Chair will have experience as a charity trustee, working in small organisations, have credibility with decision makers and will being their networks to Engage.

Engage values and cares passionately about the diversity of its staff, trustees and members. Our board should reflect our diverse sector in order to ensure our network has leadership that draws fully on the different skills and perspectives our country has to offer.

Applications are encouraged from candidates from across the UK, regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, and from the broadest range of personal and professional backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those from a black or ethnic minority background and people living with a disability.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for someone with passion for the visual arts and education.

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience

  • Leadership experience, including line management of a senior executive
  • Experience of working collaboratively
  • Experience of being a charity trustee
  • Experience of working with small organisations
  • Significant presence with personal stature and networks that will enhance Engage’s standing
  • Credibility with high level decision makers and those with influence in the visual arts

Skills and knowledge

  • Clear knowledge and understanding of issues affecting arts organisations and specifically visual arts and heritage and education
  • Clear understanding and experience of governance of a charity
  • An understanding of and commitment to the need for promoting cultural diversity and inclusion in the leadership and delivery of Engage’s work
  • Good communication and chairing skills
  • A sound understanding of financial management
  • An appreciation of the need for Engage to diversify its income and a willingness to support the organisation’s fundraising strategy
  • Time to commit to the role and the organisation, both for internal meetings, and in acting as an ambassador and advocate
  • Understanding of and commitment to promoting the aims and objectives of Engage
  • Ability to act as an authority, advocate and leader in the cultural sector and visual arts with an excellent track record of governance
  • Effective personal and communication skills, allied to an ability to be objective, listen, inspire and motivate

 

Role of the Chair

The new Chair will join a committed Board of Trustees that seeks to support the Director, staff team and members in developing the organisation.

The role of the Chair is to:

  • Lead the board of trustees in setting the strategic direction of Engage within its charitable objects and ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of Engage
  • Work with the Director and the wider Board to develop and deliver the Trust’s strategic direction and goals
  • Act as an ambassador and spokesperson for Engage and assist in developing relationships with key stakeholders
  • Optimise the relationship between trustees and staff
  • While it is an NPO of Arts Council England ensure that Engage’s vision is consistent with its Let’s Create investment principles
  • That Engage has an active and effective fundraising strategy and effective plans to increase membership fees and other new income streams
  • Line managing and supporting the Director whose responsibility is to carry out the day-to-day management of Engage’s affairs and hold regular reviews of performance and the annual appraisal to ensure that the Director is fulfilling their own responsibilities

 

Terms of Appointment

Engage Trustees are appointed for a three-year period. A maximum of two terms of three years can be served. 

The time commitment required is typically 2 to 3 days per month.

This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated. Payment for loss of earning might be possible depending on circumstances. Travel, and when necessary, accommodation expenses may be paid as well and any necessary training and support for this role.

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