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EmployArtists in Residence; Youth STARTS program

What is the program?    
The Ross Ragland has partnered with Klamath City and County schools to create an artists in schools project. Well qualified Artists will travel to various school grades K-5 and present interactive performing arts lessons.  The goal of the Youth StARTS program is to integrate arts into the traditional classroom by structuring lessons around current curriculum.  We aim to support the Oregon CORE curriculum standards while inspiring passion for the arts.  Applying artistic concepts to material and engaging students more physically and personally will enhance all around learning and academic performance overall.

How does it work?
Artists will travel to various pre-selected classrooms and teach in 30-45 minute lessons.  Residencies run in three 8 week sessions. Artists will be placed at a different school each session.

Teaching Artist Requirements
Artists must be able to teach beginning concepts and build skill in their specific art form. Traveling artists must have a professional orientation as well as a background in vocal music and or theater performance.  Artists must like kids and have a passion for teaching.  Artists are responsible for travel; punctuality is of the utmost importance.  
Artists must be able to commit to at least 24 weeks of contracted work starting in early September.   
Contracted positions include up to 20 hours a week of classroom instruction.  Contracted artists will be paid at $30/per hour.
If interested please fill out application online.  

If interested please fill out application below.  Applicants must also submit a cover letter and resume. 

StARTS Application: Teaching_Artists_...n.1.pdf


Youth Theater Camp: Theater Instructor

The theater instructor is to work alongside the show director and help children understand beginning dramatic concepts.  The theater instructor helps prepare camp participants for the show auditions and helps equip campers with crucial dramatic training for the performance.  Theater instructor is required to teach daily drama lessons as well as lead games and various other exercises.  In addition, the theater instructor is expected to work safely and with consideration and respect towards children.   

Major duties and responsibilities
1.    Attend mandatory organizational meetings each morning before camp.
2.    Instruct youth on basic dramatic concepts
3.    Lead proper warm-ups during instruction
4.    Provide insight towards casting and various other show decisions
5.    Responsible for aiding director with drama related responsibilities
6.    Help with morning check-in when assigned
7.    Assist with afternoon check-out when assigned
8.    Organize morning warm-ups, stretches when assigned
9.    Lead game time/relaxation time when assigned
10.    Supervise lunch duty when assigned
11.    The ability to work well with the “camp staff team”  

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities and Experience

At least one year drama teaching/instruction experience is mandatory.  Past experience working with youth is preferable.  

Pay is $1500 for three-week (6/19-7/8) position 

If interested please fill out general application below.  Applicants must also submit a cover letter and resume.


Youth Theater Camp Counselor 

The Youth theater camp counselors must be able to work with large groups of children/youth effectively and with a positive disposition.  Youth camp instructors are expected to have beginning knowledge of theater concepts.  Counselors help with daily and ever changing day to day camp tasks.  Counselors must have the ability to adapt quickly and be self-motivated and proactive with solutions to problems.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1.    Attend mandatory organizational meetings each morning before camp.
2.    Lead proper warm-ups during instruction
3.    Provide insight towards casting and various other show decisions
4.    Help with morning check-in when assigned
5.    Assist with afternoon check-out when assigned
6.    Organize morning warm-ups, stretches when assigned
7.    Lead game time/relaxation time when assigned
8.    Supervise lunch duty when assigned
9.    The ability to work well with the “camp staff team”  

Experience working either in theater or backstage is preferred.  Experience working with youth is also preferable.  

Pay $1000 for three weeks

If interested please fill out general application below.  Applicants must also submit a cover letter and resume.


General Application: Employment_Application_PDF.pdf