Get Involved

Prescott Circus Theatre has year-round opportunities to get involved and support our children and organization. Current opportunities are listed below:

Position:  Development Manager
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Responsible to: Executive/Artistic Director (ED/AD)
Term: Part Time, at will, hourly employee
Compensation:  $34,000.00 – 36,000.00
Start Date:  September 2016 or when position is filled

Job Summary
PCT is seeking a part-time Development Manager (24 – 32 hrs/week). This position works in collaboration with the Executive/Artistic Director (ED/AD) and Admininistrative Coordinator as well as the Board and community stake holders, to develop and sustain the organization’s relations with foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors in alignment with our vision. Join a community that has deep Oakland roots, love for our youth, values equity, creativity, and community service. (And learn how to juggle!)

Key responsibilities

Grant Writing and Management

  • Manage the entire grant application and reporting process including timeline andfollow through, from planning to interim and final reporting
  • Write grant proposals based on collaborative sessions with ED/AD regarding budget, requests, and scope of work to secure funding for project support and capacity building
  • Cultivate and maintain new relationships with foundations and corporate philanthropies on behalf of PCT and maintain detailed records of correspondence

Donor Development

  • Identify and pursue corporate sponsorships for events and projects
  • Plan and implement annual fund campaigns including development of new fundraising strategies using mail, direct mail and online tools
  • Provide managementand help drive our annual spring fundraising event including planning, sponsorships, and communications along with event committee and staff
  • Identify, solicit, andcultivate prospective donors

Development Planning

  • Work with the ED/ADand Board to further develop and implement an annual development plan and strategize with Board members around active engagement in
  • Research and identify new fundraising opportunities.
  • Align fundraising strategies to program planning efforts.
  • Support efforts to engage all stakeholders in identifying program needs and areas of growth or change.
  • Craft collateral for current and potential donors in collaboration with the ED/AD.

Ideal Candidate has:

  • Experience and understanding of the non-profit sector especially in arts, arts education, and youth development
  • Demonstrated success in securing funding from individual donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans, using organizational skills, and sound budgeting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, including computer competencies with word-processing and spreadsheets (e.g. Word/Excel) and cloud based systems (e.g. Google Drive)
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with diverse partners and stakeholders
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree is highly desired but not required
  • California Driver’s license is preferred
  • Ideal candidates will have, at a minimum, a baseline familiarity with existing funders in ourcore areas of work: youth development, arts education, theatre arts production, and community service

Schedule:

  • The schedule is 24 – 32 hours / week, including regular meetings with ED/AD, Administrative Coordinator, and Board members in our West Oakland office. This position also includes initial visits to program sites and attendance at some performances on weekends. We value flexibility; staff can work from home up to one day per week as appropriate.

Salary Range

  • $34,000.00 – 36,000.00

 To Apply:
Please submit the following by September 22, 2016 by email to info@prescottcircus.org, attention: David Hunt. Subject line: Development Manager – Your Name.

    • Cover letter, sent as an attachment, that includes information about yourself and your experiences.
      The letter should also answer the following question:

What are your greatest accomplishments that supported a nonprofit organization or project?

    • Resume
    • References

Hard copy applications accepted:
Prescott Circus Theatre, 800 Pine St. #10, Oakland, CA 94607

Questions should be addressed to David Hunt, 510-967-0355

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Teaching Artists

Position(s):  Circus Teaching Artists  / Guest Teaching Artists
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Responsible to: Executive/Artistic Director (ED/AD)
Term: 4- 5 months/seasonal. 2-6 hrs/week, afternoons. Meetings and events
Compensation:  Competitive. DOE.
Job Type: Contractor

We are currently seeking to build our roster of available and qualified Teaching Artists to work with our youth through residencies and short term workshops. Teaching Artists will work in partnership with other artists and staff at select after school public elementary school programs. Programs take place October – April (May at some sites) and meet 1-2x  weekly for two hours each session. Participants have opportunities to perform during the program ‘season’ as well as attend live performances. Each program culminates in final assembly performances for their school, families, and friends.

The Resident Artist’s principal role is to deliver a comprehensive circus and theater arts, skill based curriculum and guide the participants through the process of creating and putting on an original show. Resident Artists should have fundamental skills in performing and coaching juggling and acrobatics at a minimum. Preferred additional skills include clowning, improvisation, stilt walking, and balancing skills (rola bola and unicycle). Knowledge in best practices for youth development, strong class management skills and past residency are highly valued.

Specific responsibilities include:

      • Creating a safe and supportive environment for students to develop positive relationships and learn new skills
      • Oversee and lead circus skills learning
      • Facilitate youth participation through planning, reflection, and leadership activities
      • Arrange for student costumes and make up with site team
      • Make arrangements for field trips to attend live performances and/or perform
      • Work with Site Coordinator to be in communication with site school staff and PCT Director
      • Field trip preparation: permission slips, family communications, and attending some events
      • Attend organizational staff meetings and trainings (3-6 / year)

The Resident Artist will also work with the site coordinator to directly support:

      • Rules, agreements, and management
      • Managing class assistants and volunteers
      • Face painting and costuming
      • Cultural connections and historical curriculum
      • Arranging and coordinating student costuming
      • Equipment check out
      • Equipment storage and inventory
      • Performance production: preparing announcements, scheduling, arranging for audiences
      • Refreshments / snacks for special parties
      • Family engagement event(s)

Guests Artists provide specialty skill training and engagement in specific and/or unique disciplines in which they are highly proficient. Guests artists may visit multiple sites on a one time basis or present multi-session curriculum at just 1 or 2 sites. Current and past guests artists have coached rolling globe, clowning, commedia, specific dance forms, specific performance skills including stage presence, advanced partner acrobatics, etc.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Currently accepting applications through August 2016
• 1- page cover letter introducing yourself and what unique skills you have to support our children.
• Resume
• References

Send application to David Hunt at davidhpct(at)gmail.com; subject line:
Teaching Artist – Your Name

or mail to:
Prescott Circus Theatre
800 Pine St. #10
Oakland, CA 94607

Questions should be addressed to David Hunt, 510-967-0355

Program Site Liaison / Coordinator,
Position: Program Site Liaison / Coordinator
Responsible to: Executive/Artistic Director (ED/AD)
Term: 4 months / seasonal. 4-6 hrs/week. Afternoons. Meetings and events.
Compensation: $25.00 / hour
Job Type: Contractor for 2016-2017 program year.
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Site Liaison / Coordinator
We are seeking 1-2 Site Liaisons to work in partnership with resident teaching artists at select after school public elementary school programs. Programs are 1-2 semesters and meet twice weekly for two hours each session. Participants have opportunities to perform during the program ‘season’ as well as attend live performances. Each program culminates in final assembly performances for their school, families, and friends.

The Liason’s principal role is to create a safe and structured environment to allow the resident artist and students to flourish in a space of creativity and learning. The successful candidate will oversee and maintain the day-to-day logistics of the program and be the primary liaison to the host site’s leadership personnel including school principal, teachers, and overall afterschool program director. The Liaison should have an interest and/or experience in arts education and a passion for helping youth to be their very best. Strong class management skills, teaching experience, and a background in the arts are highly preferred.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Providing leadership with the Resident Artists at each class session
• Attendance and Data Gathering
• Student safety including arrival and dismissal procedures
• Family communications and engagement
• Managing facility use for program sessions and equipment storage
• Field trip preparation: permission slips, family communications, and attending some events
• Performance production assistance: scheduling, family communications, etc.
• On-going communications with Resident Artist(s)
• On-going communications with Director or designee
• Attend organizational staff meetings and trainings (2-4 / year)

The Liaison / Coordinator will also work with the resident artists to directly support:
• Rules, agreements, and management
• Managing class assistants and volunteers
• Face painting and costuming
• Cultural connections and historical curriculum
• Arranging and coordinating student costuming
• Equipment check out
• Equipment storage and inventory
• Performance production: preparing announcements, scheduling, arranging for audiences
• Refreshments / snacks for special parties
• Family engagement event(s)

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Currently accepting applications through August 2016
• 1- page cover letter introducing yourself and what unique skills you have to support our children.
• Resume
• References

Send application to David Hunt at davidhpct(at)gmail.com; subject line:
Site Liaison – Your Name

or mail to:
Prescott Circus Theatre
800 Pine St. #10
Oakland, CA 94607

Questions should be addressed to David Hunt, 510-967-0355

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Tutors / Homework Help Assistants

Prescott Circus Theatre is seeking volunteer tutors to assist with after school homework sessions at two of our school sites. Volunteers work one-on-one or with 3-4 children to support completion of daily homework assignments. Tutors may also work with students on specific skills including reading, math, and/or writing. Homework help sessions take place twice weekly at 2 different school sites for 45 – 60 minutes each session.

Days/Times
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Tuesdays, 2:50 – 3:45pm
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Thursdays, 2:50 – 3:45pm

Interested individuals should call us at 510-967-0355

Internships in Development and Fundraising

Prescott Circus Theatre is looking for 1-2 volunteer interns to help with the “backstage” work of fundraising for our organization. These positions will provide someone with experience in small nonprofit development and management, grant research and writing, and event production.

Duties may include:
• Researching new foundations to apply for funding
• Researching trends and data to support proposals
• Help with editing of proposals and reports
• Help in writing minor proposals and reports
• Event planning and production
• Depending on experience, design invitations and promotional materials
• Provide support with mailings and invitations
• Help with maintaining database records
• Fun busy work such as envelop stuffing, data entry, errand running.

Intern Qualifications
Interns are expected to commit to 2 – 10 hours / week (flexible), Monday – Friday. S ome of the work will take place at a home office in Oakland and some of the work will be done at intern’s discretion.
We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a small nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.
Interested candidates should have good communication skills, comfortable with word processing and spread sheet programs (Word / Excel / etc.), and have regular access to a computer.

Internship Application Process
Please submit an updated resume and references with a cover letter that includes information about yourself and your experiences. Please state your areas of interest from the list above such as, “I am interested in event production” or “grant research.” Please also share the time of year you are interested in interning and the estimated days and times you will be available.

Send application to David Hunt at dhunt@prescottcircus.org, subject line:
Internship – Your Name
or mail to: Prescott Circus Theatre, 800 Pine St. #10., Oakland, CA 94607