Get Involved

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

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TEACHING ARTISTS / CIRCUS ARTS INSTRUCTOR
Posted 7/31/19

Terms: 4- 9 months, September – April / May. 6 – 15 hrs/week. Afternoons. Meetings and events.
Compensation: Competitive. DOE.
Job Type: Non-exempt, at will, seasonal, part time, hourly employee


Download Teaching Artist Job Description Here

Teaching Artists work during after school hours in partnership with other artists and staff at select Oakland public school sites. Programs take place September – April (May at some sites) and meet 2x weekly. Teaching shifts are three (3) hours long and include prep and direct service. Students 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 Artist’s principle role is to deliver a comprehensive circus and theater arts, skill based curriculum rooted in youth development and healing centered best practices to 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, and stilt walking, and balancing skills (rola bola and unicycle). Knowledge and experience in youth development fundamentals, strong class management skills, and past school residency experience are highly valued.

If you you’ve got the heart and the skills, please contact us. We’d like to hear from you. Artists and coaches of color are especially encouraged to apply or inquire to learn more.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the following to dhunt (at)prescottcircus.org : a resume and cover letter introducing yourself and what unique skills you have to support our children.

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. Dhunt(at)prescottcircus.org

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 – 6 hours / week (flexible), Monday – Friday. Some of the work will take place at our West Oakland office in Oakland and some can 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.

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