PAID ROLE: Part-time Teaching Artist with Tantrum Youth Arts

Tantrum Youth Arts is recruiting for a new Part-Time Teaching Artist for Terms 1 & 2, 2016. Tantrum Youth Arts is a Newcastle-based arts organisation providing high quality, innovative arts programs with and for the young people of Newcastle and the Hunter. Our mission is to create innovative arts programs that engage, celebrate and support young people’s development, identities and interests.

Our Teaching Artist positions have been developed to support our strategic goals of contributing to the development of the arts industry in Newcastle/ the Hunter and providing best practise contemporary creative opportunities for young people to explore their world while developing their creative skills and abilities.

In 2016, Tantrum’s Artistic Director will be taking maternity leave, leading to a reallocation of current staff. This reallocation will create space for a new Teaching Artist for Terms 1 & 2, 2016.

The successful candidate will be team oriented with excellent communication and organisational skills; a demonstrable knowledge of the contemporary youth arts sector; capacity to contribute to the strategic outlook of the company; a commitment to a professional career in the arts; demonstrable experience in the programming and/or delivery of workshop based youth arts programs; experience in the development and creation of devised performances created collaboratively with children and young people; and commitment to diversity and inclusive teaching practises and creative processes.

Tantrum Youth Arts is a not-for-profit co-operative governed by a Board of Directors. The Teaching Artist will report to the Acting Artistic Director.

We encourage applications from experienced and emerging/ early career artists and arts workers (an emerging artist being someone who is in the first five years of professional practice) for the position.

Tantrum Youth Arts prides itself as an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description: Teaching Artist (Part-time)

9 hours per week, $43,771 p.a. pro rata (plus super) from Mon 25th Jan to Sun 10th July 2016.

Wages will be paid at a fixed rate of 18 hours per fortnight for the period of the contract. There is flexibility in how working hours can be spread across fortnights (e.g. 20 hours one fortnight and 16 the next) without affecting this fixed rate.

Responsibilities:

 Plan and deliver the following after-school workshops in Newcastle: K-1 Yr5-6 Yr7-10 Yr3-4 (As assistant) For 2016 workshop days/ times and descriptions visit www.tantrum.org.au/workshops.html

 Deliver some customised workshops as required.

 Deliver some in-school workshops as required.

 Participate in workshop planning sessions with Acting Artistic Director and Teaching Artists.

 Participate in the creative development of projects within the Artistic Program as required.

 Respond to enquiries about projects and workshops and maintain relationships with stakeholders e.g. parents, community partners.

 Demonstrate skills and commitment to inclusive teaching practices.

 Carry out general administration duties as needed.

 Report to Acting Artistic Director.

Selection Criteria:

 Tertiary qualifications in Education and/or the Performing Arts.

 Demonstrated experience in the delivery of workshop based youth arts programs for primary and secondary aged students.

 Demonstrated skill and commitment to diversity and inclusive teaching practises.

 Experience and interest in the development and creation of devised performance created collaboratively with children and young people.

 Excellent communication and organisational skills.

 Demonstrated knowledge of the contemporary youth arts sector.

 Capacity to contribute to the strategic outlook of the company.

 A commitment to a professional career in the arts.

 Current Working with Children Check.

To apply:

Written applications should include a CV and a letter addressing each of the selection criteria for the position. Applications should be forwarded to the Acting Artistic Director, Lucy Shepherd, at lucy@tantrum.org.au by 5pm, Sunday 10th January 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview on Friday 15th January 2016, and may be asked to conduct a half-hour long trial workshop on Monday 18th January 2016.

Please note the Tantrum office will be closed from 18th December- 11th January 2016. If you wish to discuss your application by phone during this time, please email Lucy at the above address, include your phone number in the email, and request to be phoned back. Thank you.

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Region: Newcastle
Artform: Theatre,

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