CAPE brings together art, pedagogy, and research through nurturing and sustaining authentic collaborations between teachers, artists and students working in public schools. CAPE seeks a full-time Program Coordinator to provide administrative, logistical, and communications support for in-school arts integrated programs and other special projects.
The Program Coordinator reports to Mark Diaz, Associate Director of Education, and assists with the development of programming and teacher and teaching artist professional development. This is an entry level position which, while focused primarily on administrative support, will provide real insight into how an arts organization partners with public schools, and how contemporary arts practice can unfold in the classroom.
CAPE is an equal opportunity employer and we are eager to recruit a diverse pool of candidates who reflect all the talents, values, and experiences that Chicago has to offer.
Compensation: Competitive, plus benefits
Status: Full time
Hours: 35 hours per week; some evenings and weekends required for meetings and special events
Benefits: Full-time employees are eligible for certain benefits, including access to health, dental, and long- and short-term disability insurance, 401k, etc.
Location: Based at the CAPE Offices at 228 S. Wabash, with frequent travel to schools around the Chicagoland area
Reports to: Associate Director of Education
Application Deadline: September 30, 2019
The Program Coordinator will regularly communicate with and update the Associate Director of Education on program activities and tasks and contribute to the organization in the following ways:
Maintain teaching artist and teacher database and regular communications with partners
Produce contracts and administer program documents such as background checks, W9s, and teacher professional development credits
Coordinate annual Artist/Researcher Partners application process and reporting requirements
Design, set-up, and edit online teacher documentation portfolios
Organize and maintain equipment storage and inventory, and oversee equipment circulation
Assist with new school, teacher, and teaching artist recruitment
Provide ongoing classroom observations
Meet with school principals regarding program direction and school needs with Associate Director of Education
Communicate program updates to Associate Director of Education
Assist with grant reporting
Professional Development Support:
Design and facilitate professional development sessions with the Associate Director of Education
Coordinate teaching artist workshops and forums with the Associate Director of Education
Schedule times and locations and organize setup of meetings
Order and coordinate food orders for meetings and special events
Design and produce materials for public events and meetings
Exhibition and Event Support:
Coordinate logistics for and co-conceive exhibition and dissemination events with Associate Director of Education
Design and lead field trip activities for CAPE student exhibitions
Coordinate school needs, such as ordering school buses for field trips and facilitating any day-of needs for field trips
2. At the end of the form, you’ll be asked to upload a single file that should include your resume and a brief cover letter that highlights anything not covered elsewhere or any special work requirements you have. Please use the file naming format detailed on the Google form.
3. Please no emails or phone calls.
Ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of a broad range of artistic practices and a background in interdisciplinary/studio arts, arts education, art history, and/or related field.
Experience working with public schools, museum education, and/or community arts organizations.
Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, video editing, and graphic design and layout. Knowledge of media technology a plus.
Bachelor degree required, BFA or MFA preferred.
This position requires regular travel to multiple neighborhoods in the City of Chicago as well as surrounding suburbs including South Suburbs, Far Southeast side, Southwest side, Westside and Northside neighborhoods. Candidate must have their own vehicle.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include access to health, dental, and long- and short-term disability insurance, 401k, etc.
Internal Number: 3128706140
About Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
CAPE inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. To bring academic subjects to life through art, we partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans. These lessons integrate music, dance, drama, digital art, video and photography into classrooms; and, they also expand learning beyond school walls into community sites like art studios, performance halls and exhibit spaces. CAPE’s unique approach to enhancing education with the arts better engages students, improves their understanding of class material, and boosts their grades. CAPE even commissions long-term research to show that integrating art into education continually improves students’ critical thinking, self-esteem and confidence.
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