Get Involved

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

Prescott Circus Theatre values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. Prescott Circus Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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Teaching Artists

We are hiring Teaching Artists for school-day and after-school residencies who can teach in a variety of performing arts disciplines: fundamental ground circus skills (juggling, acrobatics, unicycle, etc.,), Clowning, Theatre, Drumming, Body Percussion, and Dance. PCT Teaching Artists work in partnership with other artists and staff at select Oakland public school sites, August – May. The TA’s core role is to deliver a comprehensive circus and theater arts, skill based curriculum rooted in youth development and healing centered best practices. TA’s guide youth participants through building supportive relationships, creating original work, and producing culminating shows, while centering themselves in proud and powerful ways. As a social circus program, our Teaching Artists prioritize the daily relational and creative process over “product” while holding high expectations of our students and of ourselves.

After-School Program Site Coordinators

Program Site Coordinators, in partnership with teaching artists, co-create safe and structured environments to support PCT teaching artists and students to flourish in a space of creativity and learning. The Coordinator 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.

After-School Class Assistants

Class Assistants (CA’s) work with teaching artists to help with physical and enrichment activities as part of our After School Circus Programs. CA’s primarily work with elementary school students in grades 3 to 5 and provide assistance in leading games, warm-ups, and group activities for up to 25 students. CA’s also participate in skill building and have opportunities to develop projects with students according to their interests and skills. Individuals hired for this position will need to be flexible, willing to take initiative, be punctual, and able to make a commitment to work throughout the entire school year.

 

Questions: 510-967-0355

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Guest Teaching Artists

We are always interested in getting to know Bay Area teaching artists with an interest and passion for using their crafts to empower Oakland youth. We often contract guest artists to visit, perform, and lead sessions with our students. Please feel free to reach out and introduce yourself!

info @ prescottcircus.org
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Subject line: Teaching Artist – Your Name
or call: 510-967-0355

We know that great candidates can bring skills to our students that we haven’t thought of just yet, and who won’t fit everything we’ve described above. If this is you, don’t hesitate to apply. Tell us what unique contributions you can offer.