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Chesapeake Arts Center Seeks Education Assistant

The Chesapeake Arts Center’s Education Assistant is often the first point of contact between the Education Department and customers, and must uphold high standards of excellence in customer service and support of CAC’s programs and services. The Education Assistant will serve as the primary assistant for the after-school programs operated out of the Chesapeake Arts Center. S/he will be responsible for the operations of the program which include developing, implementing, and over-seeing the after-school activities of the program with Instructors at both on-site and off- site locations. S/he will also be responsible for evening supervision of the building, registrations for classes and assisting the Education Director.

Title: Education Assistant

Reports to: Education Director

Experience/Skills Required:

Minimum 3 year experience in arts education program management

Experience collaborating effectively with public schools and community-based organizations to improve the outcomes of at-risk students in an after-school setting

Significant experience with assets and needs analysis, community organizing, problem-solving, networking and developing relationships with private and public partners, program coordination, and 3 years’ experience collaborating effectively with public schools and community based organizations to improve the outcomes of at-risk students in an after school setting

Bilingual – Spanish/English is preferred

Commitment to ongoing learning and development, proven use of supervision to improve practice

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner

Experience in programming design and recruitment and outreach strategies

Eager to work in a fast-paced, arts and education-focused environment

Strong computer skills: knowledge of Google Drive and other standard business technology is required.

Integrity, professional discretion and professionalism

Ability to manage multiple programs simultaneously and meet deadlines on a consistent schedule

Knowledge of Showare Ticketing site

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Work in an office environment.

Position requires travel from the main site to the program site located in Anne Arundel County with reliable transportation

Frequently sitting and standing for long periods of time

May require occasional standing, cleaning, organizing, walking, lifting, and bending

Flexible schedule and willingness to work school hours as well as some weekends/evenings

Duties and Responsibilities:

Help manage student registrations, rosters, and payment information through Showare software system

Help maintain private music studio rosters, schedules, invoices, and payments

Create/collect class evaluations and attendance sheets

Coordinate after-school programs, including recruitment; communication with schools, instructors, and families; on-site support to ensure smooth operations and provide instructor assistance; and Staff the CAC office on Saturdays when classes are in session

Manage and implement a program schedule of activities in accordance with specifications and funding In coordination with the Education Director

Help and monitor homework/ snack time before after-school program starts

Build and maintain positive relationships with schools, youth, and parents/caregivers.

Participate in meetings with the Artistic Director, Teaching Artists, and the Education Director

Coordinate the recruitment of participants, follow up with parents on participant performance and ensure contractual requirements for attendance are being met.

Accountable to report all program incidents up the chain of command

Coordinate with the Principals and Teachers about the enrollment of students, programs and schedule

Enrollment for CAC programs and events using Showare ticketing system

Assist art instructors that teach evening classes

Monitor and secure the safety of the students, parents and instructors in the evening

Help /Run plan the outreach program showcase

Create attendance sheet for Instructors

Sign students in/out of the after-school program each week

Manage Interns after-school programs and Summer Camps

Assist the Education Director with the Summer Camp Programs

Help decorate and prepare with the Education Director the Summer Camp Programs

Create/Send Surveys for the after-school programs

Provide administrative support including answering phones, managing daily business data, and confirming schedules with students and teachers.

Help measure students for dance recital costumes

Help work the dance recital programs

Provide marketing support by participating in school and community events as a CAC representative

Exhibit professional and approachable demeanor; positively represent CAC in all job responsibilities

Help with reports to track attendance of students for the Education Director and Marketing Specialist

Help install artwork in the Gallery for upcoming shows

Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Hours and Compensation:

Part time, Hourly- Non Exempt Employee

Tuesday: 1pm-7pm

Wednesday: 1pm-7pm

Thursday: 1pm-6pm

Friday: 1pm-6pm

Saturday: 9am-4pm

Salary: $16.00 an hour

Salary Range
Education Part-time
Employer Name:
Chesapeake Arts Center INC
Job Title:
Education Assistant
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Send cover letter, resume, and three references with the subject line “Education Assistant Application” to Nicole Caracia at [email protected] . Position will remain open until filled.
Benefit Package
Employees are eligible to 50% off class tuition when the class meets the minimum of students. Part-Time <30 and temporary staff are eligible to receive paid holidays after completing at least 1 month of service and are regularly scheduled to work on that holiday.

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