Position: Teaching Artists (Dance, Drama, Vocal Music, Visual Arts)
Report To: Director of Programs Department: Arts Education
FLSA Status: Seasonal, Contract
Projected Start Date: 12- Weeks (September 18 - December 15, 2017)
Compensation: Starts at $35/hr
To Apply: Send résumé and bio to AShareef@karamuhouse.org
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 raciallydiverse 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, sociallyrelevant 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 has immediate openings for Teaching Artists (TA) for Fall 2017.. Successful candidates are practicing artists in the disciplines of dance and drama who are committed to working with youth grades k-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. Summer arts includes two, 5-week sessions.
Fall Semester: 12- Weeks (September 18 - December 15, 2017)
- M/W; 4:30-6 pm, grades 6-12
- Sat; 10-11 am, grades 7-12
Youth Dance (Modern)
- T or Th; 3:30-4:15 pm, grades K-3
- T/Th; 4:30-6 pm, grades 6-12
- Sat; 10-11 am, grades 4-6
- Sat; 11-12 am, grades 7-12
Youth Dance|Drama Combo
- Sat; 9-9:45 am, grades K-3
Primary responsibilities include:
Success in this position requires the following skills and abilities:
Starts at $35/hr
TO APPLY – No Phone Calls Please.
Send résumé and bio to AShareef@karamuhouse.org or
Karamu House C/O Aseelah Shareef
2355 East 89th St.