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Careers

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Teaching Artists

 

Kids From Wisconsin is seeking professional, energetic, and dedicated performing Teaching Artists (TA) for its “Realize Your Dream" Music In Me and Music With My Friends’ residencies (students will range ages 7-18) "Realize Your Dream" is a collaboration of experiential programming that uses performing arts to spark and enrich inspiration-built upon the traditions and legacy of the Kids From Wisconsin. This is a constant evolution and intersection for teachers and learners, where workshops, residences and classroom sessions are designed for all age groups and ability levels.

 

Music In Me

Ages 7-12
Embracing Wisconsin’s standards for General Music Education, Music In Me incorporates vocal, instrumental and movement principles. The lessons will encourage self-confidence, spark creativity, and develop music appreciation with an interactive lens.

 

Music With My Friends

Ages 13-18
Positive and inspiring song choices, challenging choreography, and collaborative coaching all wrapped in a high energy team building atmosphere. Various styles in vocals, movement and performing techniques. TAs have an opportunity to collaborate on artistic development. Both programs will celebrate the participants work by presenting a showcase that will leave them empowered with the ability to connect to their community through music and performance. Residencies fulfill schools, after school centers, recreation and youth organizations that seek music and performing arts programming in their facilities

Qualifications:
• Minimal: high school diploma and at least 2-5 years of teaching experience in a classroom setting or arts discipline OR in college pursing a degree in education with at least one semester student teaching.
• Basic or beyond understanding of music theory/dance/movement /acting
• Preferred: College bachelor’s degree in music education or higher or equivalent Arts related degree. General ability to play piano, comfortable with technology.
• Adaptability: Willing to train and implement an existing lesson plan, but also be flexible to alter due to attendance and special needs of participants or facility

Your talents will:
• Instruct and execute provided 1-hour lesson plans with professionalism
• Engaging and create a positive, safe learning environment
• Communicate and collaborate on class goals and progress of sessions and students
• Support colleagues and collaborate with other teachers/volunteers-in and outside the classroom, prep, organize and maintain materials
• Incorporate art disciplines to encourage learning, involvement and inclusiveness
• Ensure assessments and evaluations are completed in a timely fashion

Other details:
• Independent Contracted Position
• Flexible opportunities during or after school hours
• Compensation based on experience.
• Mandatory Background checks.


The Kids From Wisconsin was founded in 1969 to bring musical performance experiences to communities across the Midwest, showcasing the state’s most talented youth performers to over 120,000 people each summer. An extension in this organization is “Realize Your Dream” offering community enrichment focus and programs, With the achievement of the Realize Your Dream -Spotlight, outreach workshops impact hundreds of participants across Wisconsin every year. Through these hands-on performing activities, the Kids From Wisconsin staff wondered how to connect to local schools year-round. During the summer of 2020, a team was assembled encompassing a wide variety of teaching experiences in the performing arts. In over 240 hours of collaborative meetings and countless innovative ideas, the team’s purpose revolved around one common goal — every child deserves to be introduced to the world of music.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume (will need a reference if selected for interview) 

 

Peggy Morgan Strimple (Community Enrichment Coordinator)

peggy.strimple@kidsfromwisconsin.org
 

Questions?

Call Kids From Wisconsin 414-266-7067 - Peggy Morgan Strimple

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR

Kids From Wisconsin, in its 54th summer season as the State’s premier pre professional performance troupe, continues to expand its community enrichment program "Realize Your Dream "into a year-round presence.

 

Realize Your Dream is a collaboration of experiential programming that uses performing arts to spark and enrich inspiration-built upon the traditions and legacy of the Kids From Wisconsin. This is a constant evolution and intersection for teachers and learners, where workshops, residences and classroom sessions are designed for all age groups and ability levels.

 

JOB LOCATION: Milwaukee, West Allis, Wauwatosa, office/home hybrid Combination home/office and onsite program visits, flexible hours that will include after school and some evenings.

 

Responsibilities and Duties The Community Enrichment Coordinator and the “Realize Your Dream” efforts assist in advancing music education, appreciation, and awareness, especially in areas affected by disparities and inequities in arts education. Able to recognize, analyze, and create partnerships with local arts organizations, schools, and youth centers through collaboration and participation that will encourage further interest in the arts in performance and education.

 

-Meet and schedule potential youth sites and work closely with the site managers on schedule and needs. Initiate regular evaluations of both residencies and workshop

 

-Communicate with the Development Director on any grant requirements and goals, and metrics/measurements that may be needed upon regular residency evaluations

 

-Seek out, hire, train, and schedule quality teaching artists

 

-Work closely with Development Director meeting grant requirements, maintain quality of programming and education standards of 2 existing residencies and workshops that travel the state.

-Report to Executive Director on goals and aspects that further the programming

 

-Maintaining the quality of programming and education standards of 2 existing urban Milwaukee residencies. “Music in Me” and “Music with My Friends, as well as workshops offered before KFW performances across the state.

 

-Train the Kids from Wisconsin summer performance troupe to provide workshops across the state. Create sign-up sheets for each workshop in that community, and relay final sign-ups to the student leader charged with Workshop management.

 

Qualifications and Skills

 

Teaching and musical background, either in a school setting or performing arts platform, is a plus. Great with organizational skills and juggling multiple schools and programs. Data management for reporting is essential for grant metrics. Comfortable communicating with both teaching artists, educators and site managers by phone and email.  Ability to relate to urban youth.

Not-for-profit and teaching experience, either in a school setting or performing arts platform is a plus

Salary is negotiable.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume (will need a reference if selected for interview) 

 

Michael Sander  (Executive Director)

michael.sander@kidsfromwisconsin.org
 

Questions?

Call Kids From Wisconsin 414-266-7067 - Michael Sander