Position: Teaching Artists (Drama, African Dance, Modern Dance and Vocal Music)
Report To: Arts Education Manager
Department: Arts Education
FLSA Status: Seasonal, Contract
About Karamu House
In 1915, Oberlin College graduates Russell and Rowena Jelliffe opened the Playhouse Settlement in a Cleveland area called The Roaring Third. The Jelliffes wanted to build an environment where people of different races, religions, and social and economic backgrounds could come together to seek and share common ventures through the arts, and Karamu House was established as a gathering place for racially-diverse members of the surrounding community at that time. As the community became predominantly African American, Karamu responded with programs geared to their needs and interests.
Today, Karamu is evolving to be reborn as a beating heart for the entire community, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, or age, as it embarks on its second 100 years, retaining its historical identity as “a place of joyful gathering.” Core programs include a five-performance, socially-relevant and professional quality theatre season; arts education in drama/theatre, music and dance for all ages; and community programming, such as a lecture series, and spoken word and music performances, that invites participation and engagement, reflection, and a re-commitment to cultural values.
Karamu House is hiring Teaching Artists (TA) for the period of January 1, 2019 – May 15, 2019. Successful candidates are practicing artists in the disciplines of dance, vocal music and theatre who are committed to working with lifelong learners, youth grades K-12, through adult. TAs must have a curiosity in exploring Karamu’s philosophy and approach to arts education. TAs will join a team of highly committed individuals, dedicated to the work of Karamu. Therefore, flexibility and a positive attitude/desire to pitch in to accomplish a goal no matter what, are a must. Programming includes on-site evening classes Monday-Thursday*, Saturday classes, and special residency opportunities.
Primary responsibilities include:
Success in this position requires the following skills and abilities:
· Ability to see ideas through to the implementation phase
Candidates are required to possess the following:
This is a seasonal contract position.
TO APPLY – No Phone Calls Please.
Applicants for the position should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
ATTN: ARTS EDUCATION – Teaching Artist
2355 E. 89th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106