Cultural Arts Activity Specialist or Leader

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City of Austin - Parks & Recreation Department Published: September 13, 2017
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Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Under supervision, develop and deliver art, theater, dance, multi-cultural activities in specialized areas.

Assist and welcome arriving children on sites. Supervise youth during snack time, activities and when outside.

Maintain accurate and complete paperwork as required by the City of Austin (Incident and Injury reports, Sign-in/out forms, Medication log, Behavior Log and more).

Communicate with Program Specialists and team members to update individual students’ needs, progress, and issues to facilitate a positive camp experience.

Be the front line of assistance with behavior issues. Communicate with team members if you notice that a child is having a rough day and help diffuse an event before it happens.

Safely facilitate and actively supervise participants at all times while engaging in a variety of activities.

Develop, modify and teach program activities to accommodate various ages, abilities and interests.

Utilize effective behavior management skills, including enforcing policies fairly, consistently, kindly and firmly.

Communicate clearly and professionally with participants, parents, co-workers and supervisor.

Regular attendance is essential for this position.

Serve as a role-model, exercising appropriate decision-making boundary setting.

Provide customer service.

Complete reports and forms and assist with maintaining records in accordance with COA and PARD policies.

Document artwork & events: take photos of kids & projects, while they are working. Be aware of any children on the no photo list.

Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order. Observe/evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health.

Assist in displaying students’ work in rooms, halls and in the display areas. Use or create bulletin board images that create a special environment.

Assist in maintaining clean classroom and recreation spaces, and supplies; organize, maintain and store supplies and equipment.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Preferred Qualifications include experience with any of the following:

Visual Arts (Fine Arts, 2D, 3D)

Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Theater)

Cultural Arts (Mexican, Mexican-American, Latino, Asian, Asian-American, African, African-American)

Museum Studies, Anthropology

Urban Arts, Eco Arts & Installation Arts

Digital Arts (Animation, Illustration, Film)

Required Skills

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of youth programs and activities.

Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in problem solving.

Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

Ability to work with children and teens, including youth with special needs.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the City and the public.

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