Wheelock Family Theatre Teacher Assistant - Wheelock College
Colleges of the Fenway
March 24, 2017
Full-time - Experienced
About Wheelock College:Founded in 1888 and located in Boston, MA, Wheelock College is a private institution with the public mission of improving lives of children and their families. The College fulfills this mission by providing a strong education in the arts and sciences and in its professional fields - education, child and family studies, and social work - for which its undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally and internationally recognized. Throughout its academic programs and student experience, the College reflects the multicultural dimensions of the communities and countries in which it operates and fosters diverse learning experiences - all of which contributes to the success, leadership, and impact that its graduates enjoy in a wide variety of careers.Job Description:Wheelock Family Theatre's MissionWheelock Family Theatre creates intergenerational and multicultural productions that provide a shared experience for the whole family. The Theatre realizes the mission of Wheelock College to improve the lives of children and families. Among increasingly few institutions, we are committed to serving and supporting families of all kinds. Indeed, our productions celebrate the diverse range of families found in the world today and seek to unite them in the shared experience of live theatre. We are especially dedicated to those who are historically under-served: people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income families. We know that it is not only children who are "at risk" in our society ? but entire families and communities.We are devoted to the ideal of complete access and reject the notion that the arts should be available only to audiences of privilege. Our play selection, casting policy, affordable ticket prices, education programs, and access provisions for people with disabilities reflect an unwavering commitment to inclusive, community-based theatre. We believe theatre is a crucial element of human experience. It is both a means of self-revelation and a basis for empathy with others; it inspires both individualism and responsibility through the giving and the receiving of human experience.Wheelock Family Theatre's education program is sustained by both a professional theatre staff and Wheelock College, whose mission is improving the quality of life for children and families. The result is a dynamic and exciting theatre curriculum for young people between the ages of 4 and 18.We have designed a sequence of class offerings which allow students to build upon prior training. Early creative dramatics classes lead to introductory acting, movement, and improvisation classes, then to specialty classes such as musical theatre, stage combat, and scene work. Experienced students can then audition for Wheelock Family Theatre's advanced performance programs and main stage productions.OverviewThe Teacher Assistant (T.A.) at Wheelock Family Theatre is a vital part in the success of our educational programming. The T.A. supports the teacher(s) in creating a creative, positive, and productive environment for all students. From pick-up to drop-off the T.A. is a vital member of the programming team, administratively while also serving as a model student and possible lead teaching opportunities on a case-by-case basis.Duties & expectations include but are not limited to:Attend one planning meeting or orientation with WFT staff to learn and/or review WFT policies and procedures.Participate in planning meetings with lead teachers, if schedule and availability allows.Using the registration roster, become familiar with the students' names and any disclosed needs or accomodations.Be on-site no later than half an hour before student arrival to check in with the staff about their plans for the day and help with set up. On the first day of the program, arrive no later than an hour before the student arrival time for a brief orientation.Greet parents/students at point of drop-off in a positive and welcoming wayTake attendance every day and report attendance updates/late arrivals/early pick-ups to lead teachers and WFT staff. Receive any notes from parents regarding attendance/early pick-up/student needs, etc. and communicate information to lead teachers and WFT staff.Participate and be a "model student" in all group games, warm-ups, and activities.Actively assist by helping gather and maintain supplies and props, checking in with students, supervising bathroom trips, leading activities when asked, etc.Be with students at all times, except during designated break time, including snack, lunch, and bathroom breaks. Encourage them to engage in the activities and with one another.Report student related concerns and problems to the teachers and WFT staff.Assist with the final demonstration as required.At the end of the day make sure that all students are accounted for at pick-up and safely escorted to the pick-up area.Help clean up spaces and check out with teachers and WFT staff at the end of each day.Requirements:Interest in teaching and working with children ages 5 to 18Working knowledge in any art form: Theatre, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, FilmExperience working with children in an educational environment, traditional or non-traditionalA sense of humor and flexibility are key!Additional Information:Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & EquityWe at Wheelock College are committed to creating, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity that values the uniqueness of every individual and actively promotes social justice. We believe the collective sum of individual differences contributes to building diverse communities that impact scholarship, practice, and policy in service of children and families globally. We respect, embrace, and celebrate all races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures, age groups, gender identities or expressions, religions, languages, sexual orientations, abilities and disabilities, economic statuses, and diverse perspectives. Members of the community are expected to uphold the institution's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action EmployerApplication Instructions:Please include a resume and CV detailing any applicable experience. A background check will be conducted due to the nature of the role and responsibility of the position.
The six educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our resp...ect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so.The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Boston?s academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions.Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/Jobs at Wheelock College: http://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/205WHM1/index.jsp