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Part-time Weekend Custodian

Friday-Sunday, 20 hours per week.
Prior experience preferred. Must have good communication skills. Benefits available. Wearing a face mask is required.
Send resume by March 5th, 2021 to 940 New Hampshire, Lawrence KS 66044 or email business@lawrenceartscenter.org


Adult Visual Arts

Jewelry Instructors

The Lawrence Arts Center Adult Visual Arts program is seeking to hire experienced Jewelry instructors to design and implement curriculum in our Jewelry & Metals area. Teaching artists who have experience with a wide range of traditional and contemporary approaches to Jewelry design and metalsmithing are preferred. Artists working with alternative materials or processes are also encouraged to apply (i.e. beading or 3-D printing). Classes typically run anywhere from one week to twelve weeks for ages 14 and above.

Teaching Artists are hired as contract artists by semester and report to the Director of Residencies & Adult Education. Currently seeking Teaching Artists to work in person and/or virtually.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume with references, and 3 – 5 work samples to Kyla Strid: kyla@lawrenceartscenter.org

The Lawrence Arts Center Adult Visual Arts program is accepting applications on a rolling basis.


School of Dance

School of Dance Coordinator  

Reports to: School of Dance Director

The School of Dance Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and communication of the Dance Program and providing administrative support for its classes, performance groups, productions, and events. This position reports to the School of Dance Director and works closely with the School of Dance Director, Artistic Director of the Lawrence Ballet Theatre, Dance Instructors, and other Lawrence Arts Center staff.  This is a full-time (30+ hours per week), salaried position with benefits, 401K, life insurance, and Employee Assistance Program. Salary is $25,000/year. Hours can be flexible. Starting date is June 1, 2021. 

Primary responsibilities are to:

Provide administrative support to the School of Dance:

  • Coordinate Dance Program events, including classes, productions, rehearsals, community engagement events, camps, and fundraisers.
  • Coordinate volunteers to ensure that program activities have volunteer support when needed during productions, fundraisers and events. 
  • Conduct administrative tasks such as sending informative emails to the dance community, providing class materials to instructors, updating the dance bulletin boards, creating sales and payment reports, composing letters, creating event applications, and other administrative duties as needed.
  • Relay information to Dance Program partners, clients, families, and associated personnel by: 
    • Sending daily, weekly, and monthly communications
    • Representing the Dance Program at staff meetings alongside the School of Dance Director
    • Ensuring that the website and bulletin boards are up-to-date
    • Preparing information packets 
    • Issuing Student Progress Reports
  • Manage and organize dance equipment, costumes, shoes, and attire as well as monitor the conditions of the dance studios, dressing room, and storage areas.

Provide administrative support to the School of Dance Director:

  • Coordinate a weekly dance staff meeting; take notes at all dance-related meetings, including production meetings if needed. 
  • Serve as a contact person for School of Dance personnel and visiting guest artists.  
  • Prepare marketing content/materials for dance events, performances; including blogs, press releases, information for programs, posters, flyers, etc. 
  • Compose and revise content for the course catalog, dance student handbook, letters, blogs, and website.
  • Update the School of Dance Google calendar, weekly class schedule, and semester calendar.

Work with the Events Coordinator to: 

  • Ensure that the front of the house is staffed with volunteers for dance performances and events. 

Minimum qualifications: strong communication, critical thinking and organizational skills; 1-2 years’ experience in customer service; 1-2 years administrative experience; must have some basic graphic design experience and be familiar with Google Suite and MS Office applications; a strong sense of community, energetic creativity, optimistic attitude, ability to problem solve and multi-task with a commitment to a harmonious team environment are essential. The ideal candidate for this position possesses the optimism, professionalism, passion and dedication to the arts that characterizes the Lawrence Arts Center.

Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in arts administration, business, or fine arts & 2+ years’ experience working for a non-for-profit arts organization. Prior dance & teaching experience is a plus. 

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resumé with at least three references to:

Hanan Misko, Dance School Director
Lawrence Arts Center
hanan@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

Dance Instructors (part-time, hourly)

The Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance is seeking to hire experienced dance instructors for upcoming classes and other programming opportunities, including substitute teaching.

Cultivating the art of dance within the entire community, our vision is to make dance 100% accessible to all. For over 30 years, the School of Dance’s curriculum has been based on national dance education standards and taught by professionals. Students follow a sequential training program developed to suit age and ability that fosters creativity as well as technique. Focused on developing the artist as well as the art, the School of Dance offers frequent opportunities for performance through numerous and diverse dance productions as well as the pre-professional ballet company, Lawrence Ballet Theatre.

Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance currently offers the following classes:

  • Ballet & Pointe
  • Boys Ballet
  • Classical Chinese Dance
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Irish Step Dance
  • Jazz
  • Kinder Ballet (Little Movers)
  • Modern
  • Pilates
  • Preschool Dance (Little Movers)
  • Tap
  • Wee Dance
  • Yoga (family)

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resumé, and 2-3 references to:

Hanan Misko
School of Dance Director
Lawrence Arts Center

hanan@lawrenceartscenter.org


Performing Arts

School of Theatre and Music Teaching Artists

Design and implement curriculum in any of the following areas: imagination-based theatre, theatre skill-building, music-making (both vocal and instrumental), musical theatre performance, early childhood exploration, and technical theatre. Classes typically run anywhere from one week to twelve weeks for ages ranging between infancy and adulthood.

Teaching Artists are hired as contract artists by semester and report to the School of Theatre and Music program coordinator. Currently seeking Teaching Artists to work in person and/or virtually.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Amanda Pintore: amanda@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

The Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts program is always looking to fill the following positions. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Scenic, Lighting, and Costume Designers

Design, conceive, and realize original set, lighting, or costume designs. Work with a professional production team to collaborate and envision designs and plans for theatre productions.

The number and distribution of hours varies depending on the production schedule. Number of designers needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Scenic, lighting, and costume designers are hired as a contract artist by production. Designers report to the Production Coordinator and Technical Director of Performing Arts.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

Theatre Technicians

Set up, run, and strike concerts, dance shows, theatre shows, lectures and other events as needed. Build sets, costumes, hang lighting instruments, curtains, run projections, sound and lighting boards.  The number and distribution of hours varies depending on the production schedule. Number of crew needed varies based on the production and performance needs. Theatre Technicians Jobs are part-time, hourly work. Theatre Technicians report to the Production Coordinator & Technical Director of Performing Arts.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org

 

School-Year Interns

Internships allow students to gain professional experience and provide a service in their community. Within the Performing Arts Program, interns are part of the team and have the opportunity to assist with all aspects of theatre programming, including: assistant directing, stage management, administration, technical theatre, marketing, and theatre education. Interns become familiar with proper performing arts procedures and expand their knowledge of the profession.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to Elizabeth Sullivan: elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org