Dec 10, 2009

Internship Opportunity

The Arts Council for Long Beach is currently seeking candidates for a paid spring internship. The application deadline is Dec. 22, 2009.

Intern Job Description

Job Title: Arts Learning Intern
Location: Long Beach, CA
Stipend: $1500
Dates of Positions: January - May 2010
Expected hours: roughly 10 hours/week for 15-20 weeks

Summary of Position:
The Arts Learning Intern will assist in the planning of community events for the Arts Council for Long Beach. Additionally, the intern will provide general department support; assist with an online directory of arts and education providers; and perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisor: Anne Huyck, Director of Arts Learning

Organization: Arts Council for Long Beach

Organization Description: Arts Council for Long Beach fosters excellence in the creation and presentation of arts and cultural endeavors by supporting arts and cultural organizations and individual artists. The Arts Council provides access to families, children, and the community to a broad spectrum of creative expressions and cultural experiences by building strategic partnerships and programs that weave arts and culture into the fabric of our community.

Arts Learning Department: Arts Learning's mission is to foster and advance understanding of the arts by providing Long Beach citizens with programs and professional development that promote diversity, tolerance and creativity. Arts Learning's range of services support artists, arts groups, students and adults in advancing artistic pride and creativity. The department focuses on the community by providing arts instruction to students and adults, providing guidance for local artists and arts related organizations and by promoting the critical arts services that are provided by the Arts Council as a whole.

* Excellent experience with many of the projects and people working within the Long Beach arts community.
* Involvement in a variety of local programs and efforts.
* Participation in arts education events.
* Experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating education events.
* Opportunities to contribute to improvement of an education program.
* College credit, if appropriate.
* Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship.

* Computer experience (working knowledge of In Design, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
* Well developed organization skills with a solid orientation to detail.
* An ability to conduct research on and off site.
* A self-starter with a strong desire to learn.
* Good written and verbal skills.
* Must have own transportation.
* Arts Education student preferred.

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, two references and resume to The resume should include education, work experience and extracurricular activities. The application deadline is Dec. 22, 2009.

For questions, please contact Anne Huyck at (562) 570-1930 or

Dec 7, 2009

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Ceramics Instructor

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Ceramics Instructor

Position Available

Inner‑City Arts is dedicated to bringing the best of creative experiences to the thousands of children who live in the downtown area, and attend public schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. Working with LAUSD and community partners, we offer comprehensive arts and language programs during the instructional school day and after school, with classes in visual art, ceramics, dance, music, drama, and animation to over 8,000 children from 60 area elementary, middle and high schools.

Inner-City Arts is seeking an experienced, energetic and talented Ceramics instructor to teach instructional day, after-school and/or weekend ceramics programs for elementary, middle and high school students, grades K – 12th. We are looking for a skillful teaching artist who works from the special resources of his or her own art form in unique and positive ways, and who is able to tailor his or her teaching skills to meet the needs of children and youth who attend downtown schools.

The Ceramics Instructor at Inner‑City Arts has overall responsibility for teaching of the animation curriculum. Specific job responsibilities include:

· Designing and implementing a program that teaches the basics of ceramics and clay to students of a variety of ages and backgrounds, including hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Ability to collaborate with students and lead them in creating original works.

· Developing, writing and updating lesson plans and curricula outlines for that art form. Ability to revise plans based on the creativity of the students.

· Knowledge if and experience in overseeing a ceramics studio set up, equipment and scheduling of classes.

· Participating in staff trainings and attending all staff meetings

· Collaborating with teaching staff, team-teaching and envisioning growth of the Ceramics program to achieve Inner-City Arts curricular goals.


· BFA or advanced degree in Ceramics, or related art form.

· Experience and practice in the field.

· Prior teaching experience with ages 5- 18 years, and knowledge of public school goals, vision and teaching methodologies.

· Must be a team player, exhibit patience and sensitivity and enjoy working with children.

· Knowledge and/or experience working with English Learners

· Must have the ability to design curricula appropriate for different age groups of children and youth; ability to differentiate instruction for diverse populations.

· Knowledge and/or experience teaching in child-centered education.

· Interest in integration strategies and curricular connections a plus.

· Must be in good physical health

· Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus


Inner‑City Arts is located in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full time 40 hr work week, days and times determined by schedule of teaching terms.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Fax/send/e-mail resume with cover letter to: Susie Goliti, Director of Administration, Inner‑City Arts, 720 Kohler St., Los Angeles, CA 90021, FAX: 213-627‑6469, NO CALLS PLEASE. For further information about Inner-City Arts:

acting faculty position


The Department of Performing Arts at Southern Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track position in the Theatre Arts program beginning in September of 2010. This is an undergraduate program of over 230 majors, offering BA, BS & BFA degree options. As a key member of a strong performance faculty, the prime responsibilities for this position would encompass teaching the core acting curriculum in the pre-professional acting program. Expertise in and an ability to teach additional specialized acting courses such as Shakespeare, period styles, voice & stage speech, playwriting, clowning or other areas of specialization are also desired. All teaching in the department is focused on a traditional liberal arts undergraduate education as a central tenet of the University’s core mission. Non-teaching responsibilities will include participating in curricular development, departmental and university committees, as well as possibly directing in the department’s production program. This is an opportunity to join a dedicated faculty, working in a well-regarded theatre program that is a dynamic part of a collaborative, arts-oriented community, which includes the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. A terminal degree (MFA) is required along with significant professional and academic teaching experience. Salary is commensurate with position, rank and responsibilities. All applications must be received by January 4, 2010 to receive priority consideration. Late applications may be considered, but only at the discretion of the committee. The committee will begin reviewing applications as they are received. Send a letter of application, vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and the contact information of three professional references to: Professor Maggie McClellan, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Performing Arts – Theatre, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 97520. (Southern Oregon University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to development of an inclusive, multicultural community.)

Jeffrey Fracé
Assistant Professor
School of Drama
University of Washington
(206) 221-0337