Seeking Teaching Artists
Wanna escape with the Cirkus and be home by bedtime?
No prior circus experience necessary. What’s in your heart and head matters more than your juggling skills. Willing to train the right individual.
Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School seeks Assistant Coaches / teaching specialists
- Age requirement: 21+
- Starting salary $20.00 / hour
- Part Time, 10 – 15 hours / week, year-round
- Location: Columbia County, Ulster County, NYC, and beyond…
Skills / Requirements: (* flexible points )
- Not all or our host sites are ADA compliant. Applicant must be able to use stairs
- Job requires moving equipment and “spotting” students for safety
- Applicant must be able to lift 30lbs
- Prior professional experience in out-of-school-time youth programming (CIT, counselor, program assistant, provider, etc.) or first-hand experience in child care
- **Strong Preference given to graduates of Hudson City School District and generational residents of the City of Hudson, especially former HBN ASP or HDY participants / staff
- Applicants with experience / development in dance, theater, sport, gymnastics, or other physical skill discipline will be considered first
- Willingness to work toward skill development in the areas of youth work, work with elders, and circus techniques
- Access to own transportation – we teach in Chatham and Kingston as well as Hudson
- Ability to work with youth in School District, Community Center, private, and municipally controlled venues
- Fully vaccinated with 2 initial doses and booster against COVID-19
- Willingness to comply with CDC and NYS DoH current guidelines for COVID-19 community safety
- Helping to set up and clear equipment for class
- Take leadership in specific skills they have foundations in
- Supports culture of program in cooperation with Lead Coach / Site Director
- Lead activities such as games and warm-ups; and support other coaches and junior staff
- Coordinate with Site Director and Lead Coaches on how class will run, creatively contributes to lesson plan
- Supports youth in self-assessment activities, surveys, etc.
- Shows proactive thinking and engages with distracted students
- Mentor and encourage young learners
- Keeps participants engaged in a positive, creative way while embodying CAS Values.
- Shows creativity in creating activities, suggesting games, facilitating group conversations.
- Shows strong class management and facilitation skills.
- Shows cultural sensitivity and willingness to learn about participants.
- Shows positive communication skills with youth and other adults, including host venue staff, families, and community members.
- Shows commitment to personal development including circus skills, show production, and community interaction.
30 hours required (paid) training in CAS culture, policies, and circus technique
Ongoing quarterly staff trainings in youth development and best practices
Bi-weekly all-staff meetings
Salary increase to $35.00 / hour after initial 30-hour training plus 40 hours classroom experience at CAS site plus professional development in TIC, SEL, RJ, PYD and circus skills
Questions? call or text 917-744-6844
BINDLESTIFF’S CIRKUS AFTER SCHOOL (CAS) and Coarc Cirkus are programs of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus (BFC).
Skills like juggling, stilt walking, tumbling, partner acrobatics, prop manipulation and physical comedy help individuals to become stronger learners, community members, and leaders by encouraging them to express themselves creatively, challenge themselves physically, and work inventively with others. Coarc Cirkus serves adults with neuro-diversity and physical differences. The skill families of circus arts speak to varied interests and encourage physical and emotional well-being. Our methods are rooted in Social Emotional Learning, Trauma-Informed Care, and strengths-based approaches.
As educators, we help folks discover and develop their unique gifts; we look for creative ways to participate in our community life; and we seek healthy collaboration that supports our personal growth.