Careers at KCYA

 

Open Staff Positions

 

Director of Arts Education

 

Description: The Director of Arts Education manages all KCYA teaching artists; oversees all aspects of arts education programming throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area including evaluation, maintenance, and quality; coordinates the recruitment and vetting of new Teaching Artists and programs; and assists with the marketing of programs. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain good relationships with teaching artists, school administrators, parents and other clients. The Director of Arts Education reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for KCYA teaching artist: recruiting, orientation, contract negotiation, management, evaluation, professional development, etc. 
  • Curate all arts education program content; quality control, assessment, reporting
  • Coordinate and/or create Teacher Program Guides for each KCYA program
  • Assist with budgeting and fiscal management of School and Community Programs, Arts 
  • Partners and the Community School of the Arts (CSA)
  • Assist Director of Marketing with the marketing of all programs
  • Manage special arts education projects and new initiatives
  • Plan, schedule, and set goals for Community School of the Arts (CSA) Course Curriculum
  • Plan and help facilitate multiple special events for CSA families
  • Supervise the CSA Coordinator and CSA Assistant
  • Provide outstanding customer service to all clients and teaching artists
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director 

 

Minimum Qualifications:  Excellent communication, management and problem-solving skills. At least 3 years of experience in the arts education field. Strong ability to manage multiple detail-orientated tasks.  Strong organization skills. Creativity, adaptability and flexibility are a must. An ability to work independently and as part of a team. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Ability to work in a highly-collaborative environment.  Position requires schedule flexibility to include some evenings and weekends. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:  Post-graduate degree in arts and/or education field. Previous management experience.  Experience in a not-for-profit organization. Strong written and oral communication skills. Excels in interacting with multiple constituencies including teaching artists, educators, parents, and students. Teaching and/or directing experience preferred. 

 

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Medical insurance, retirement 401k, dental, and disability benefits. Paid personal days. 

 

Instructions:  Email or fax resume with cover letter, a statement of salary range expectation, and three professional references to Martin English, Executive Director, menglish@kcya.org, fax (816) 960-1519.  No calls please.

 

Deadline:      July 6, 2018

 

Contact:        Martin English

 

Fax:                816-960-1519

 

Email:            menglish@kcya.org

 

It is the fundamental policy of Kansas City Young Audiences to provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, Veteran status or disability status.

 

 


Community School of the Arts Assistant (Part-time)

 

Description 
Kansas City Young Audiences seeks a part time Community School of the Arts (CSA) Assistant with strong customer service and computer skills.  The CSA Assistant is responsible for answering the door and telephone, registering students for the CSA, interacting with parents and teaching artists, processing payments, preparing deposits, processing invoices, filing, and database entry.  The CSA Assistant would also contribute as a productive team member assisting other staff on individual or group projects as requested.  The approximate schedule is Monday-Friday (4:00pm – 8:00pm); and some Saturdays during the Summers. Approximately 20 hours/week. Some flexibility required. An ideal candidate could start immediately. 

 

Responsibilities    

  • Provide outstanding communication and customer service to parents, students and teaching artists, with focus on building long-term customer relationships
  • Process and maintain accurate student enrollments, parent data, and class schedules, using agency database 
  • Answer telephone and greet clients and visitors in friendly and professional manner
  • Coordinate and oversee execution of CSA Arts-themed Birthday Parties
  • Assist with other CSA showcases, family events, etc.
  • Assist with the processing of deposits, invoices, check disbursement, etc.
  • Assist with other organizational needs as requested

 

Qualifications  
Education: High School Degree Required, College degree preferred.  

 

Experience: Previous customer service experience and background in the Arts and/or Education preferred.

 

Skills: Strong customer service skills needed.  Must have proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.  Some database management experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal) are a must. Must be able to multi-task, demonstrate adaptability and be organized/detail-oriented. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential. 

 

Compensation and Benefits:  $12-$13/hour.  Retirement 401k, dental, and disability benefits. Paid personal days. 

 

Instructions:  Email or fax resume with cover letter and three professional references to Marty Arvizu, marvizu@kcya.org, fax (816) 960-1519.  No calls please.

 

Deadline: July 6, 2018

 

Contact: Marty Arvizu

 

Email: marvizu@kcya.org

 

Fax: 816-960-1519

 

It is the fundamental policy of Kansas City Young Audiences to provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, Veteran status or disability status.


 

Internship Opportunities

 

Kansas City Young Audiences needs interns to help us in the office with data entry, event planning, and supervising the many students who attend the Community School of the Arts. Interns have a rewarding experience by assisting students to discover their artistic abilities and by supporting the work of our very busy staff. Learn more about our Internship Program....

 


 

Become a Teaching Artist

 

Kansas City Young Audiences contracts with professional artists to deliver programs to schools and to teach at the Community School of the Arts.  Learn more about applying to our roster...