Employment Opportunities

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Current Opportunities:


SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR

Reports to: Camp Coordinator & Director of Education

OVERVIEW: Counselors care for day campers, ensure their safety, provide leadership and companionship, assist camp directors in educational programming and participate in all camp activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise a group of approximately 12 campers and participate in all daily camp activities. Identify and meet the needs of campers to ensure a safe, positive and educational experience for each child. Keep campers engaged and entertained by demonstrating enthusiasm for all aspects of the camp program, including dance, music, theater, and visual art activities.
  • Act as a positive role model for campers. Preserve the BlackRock Center image through positive interactions with parents, visitors, guests and others.  Assist with set-up and clean-up.
  • Supervise lunch time and free time of campers, assist with car-pool arrival and dismissal times.
  • Supervise after care students, responsible planning after care activities. Participate in pre-camp staff meeting.
  • Arrive on time and ready for work.
  • Perform any other duties that may be requested by camp directors and BlackRock Staff.
  • Identify and meet the needs of campers to ensure a safe, positive and educational experience for each child.
  • Act as a positive role model for campers. Preserve the BlackRock Center image through positive interactions with parents, visitors, guests and others. Treat everyone with respect. Assist with set-up and clean-up.
  • Supervise lunch time and free time of the campers; assist with arrival and dismissal times.
  • Plan transitional activities during any down time.
  • Help work with Counselors in Training to assure camper’s needs are met.
  • Participate in pre-camp staff meeting.
  • If First Aid trained, administer first aid in the first aid area and complete proper forms.
  • Follow BlackRock procedures and policies for camp safety and administration.
  • Perform any other duties that may be requested by camp directors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must be 18 years of age or older. (High School Seniors are welcomed to apply)

  • Must have at least six months experience working with children in grades K-8.
  • Excellent judgment and demonstrated ability to be responsible and reliable.
  • Enthusiasm and positive outlook with the ability to be alert and physically active for the entire seven hour camp day.
  • Knowledge of or previous training in one or more of the camp areas of concentration (including music, dance, theater or the visual arts) helpful.

WORK HOURS:

General Camp Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM -3:45 PM

May be asked to work before care or after care as well as general camp hours. Willingness to work a few shifts is a plus!

Before Care: 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
After Care: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to Jason DeMarchi, Director of Education: jdemarchi@blackrockcenter.org. Please specify in your cover letter your experience in the different artistic disciplines. Please also include the age range you are most comfortable working with (i.e. K-1, 2-4, or 5-8).  NO CALLS PLEASE. BlackRock is an equal opportunity employer.


EARLY CHILDHOOD ARTS EDUCATORS

BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD engages the community to explore, experience and celebrate the arts.  BlackRock is currently seeking talented, motivated and experienced teaching artists with significant Early Childhood and Parent/Child Class experience in Theater, Music, and Dance/Movement.

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB: BlackRock early childhood teaching artists demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of curriculum in the subject field and are able to generate enthusiasm for artistic learning and positive professional relationships with students between the ages of 2 and 5 and their parents/guardians.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred
  • Extensive experience in one or more artistic genres
  • Two or more years’ experience teaching one or more genres of dance, theater, music/instrumental instruction and/or visual art
  • Ability to plan and execute multi-week classes for young students and parents to take together
  • Prove the ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to be organized and adaptable
  • Very strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with strong problem-solving experience

Year-Round Teaching Artists (All arts disciplines)

BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD engages the community to explore, experience and celebrate the arts.  BlackRock is currently seeking talented, motivated and experienced teaching artists for a variety of art classes for students of all ages.

MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS JOB: BlackRock teaching artists demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of curriculum in the subject field and are able to generate enthusiasm for artistic learning and positive professional relationships with students.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred
  • Extensive experience in one or more artistic genres
  • Two or more years’ experience teaching one or more genres of dance, theater, music/instrumental instruction and/or visual art
  • Prove the ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to be organized and adaptable
  • Very strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with strong problem-solving experience

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to Jason DeMarchi, Director of Education: jdemarchi@blackrockcenter.org. Please specify in your cover letter your experience in the different artistic disciplines and number of years you have been teaching. Please also include the age range you are most comfortable teaching (i.e. Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School or Adult).  NO CALLS PLEASE. BlackRock is an equal opportunity employer.


Internships at BlackRock Center for the Arts

The BlackRock internship program is designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job experience to college juniors/seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates with an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration. Summer interns work at BlackRock 20 hours per week during Spring (March- May), Summer (June-August), Fall (September-November) and Winter (December-February).

The BlackRock internship program is made up of two components:

1.) 50% PROJECT BASED: Each intern will complete a project of his/her choice. The chosen project must adhere to the following guidelines. The project must:

  • have a focus or be a subject of interest to the intern or applicable to their major/area of expertise;
  • provide a resource or service to BlackRock Center; and, once completed, be a tangible piece to be used in a portfolio when job-seeking or interviewing.

Interns will be assigned a project mentor, and have access to high-level staff on an ongoing basis for consultation and support on the project. Interns will present his/her project to the full staff upon completion.

2.) 50% DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT: In addition to the selected project, interns will provide departmental office support to one of the following departments:

  • Fundraising & Events
  • Finance & Administration
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Programming
  • Education & Outreach
  • Gallery
  • Facilities & Technology

Benefits:
Upon completion of an internship, BlackRock interns will earn two complimentary tickets to one show in the following season. Successful interns will receive a letter of recommendation from a senior level staff member of BlackRock Center. If applicable, some interns may receive college credit for the internship.

How to Apply:
Please send the following materials:

  • Cover letter – please describe a project that you plan to work on and the department you wish to support during your internship.
  • Updated resume
  • Three references (professional or educational)

Submit materials to jobs@blackrockcenter.org  (with the subject line “Internship”).

Mission and Objectives:  BlackRock Center for the Arts exists to inspire the community to explore, experience, engage and excite through the arts.  In its active pursuit to make the arts central to the lives of local residents, BlackRock is committed to providing quality programs that develop lifelong participants in the arts.  BlackRock Center for the Arts builds community through and for the arts.