Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
  • - Youth Arts Initiative
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • $20.00 - 25.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision of the Area Arts Director, the Audio Engineer Teaching Artist is a professional, practicing teaching artist and is responsible for the development, direction and management of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida's Youth Arts Initiative program at the Club level. The Teaching Artist will collaborate with the Club program team to design and implement a rich digital studio program focused on skills development in a Pro Tools Recording Studio. This position is responsible for delivering youth-centric arts programming shaped with active, real-time influence and input of youth participants on program content and approach. Programming must hold youth to high expectations, provide hands-on skills development with current, professional technology. Externally, this position will engage key stakeholders and assist in culminate public events.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provide Professional Arts Instruction to Club youth

• Establish and maintain, in collaboration with youth, an environment of physical and emotional safety

based on respect at all levels.

• Provide hands-on, experiential learning through daily classes in the digital recording studio

• Lead digital music programming'recording, editing, mixing, et cetera – throughout the year. Semesters are: fall, spring and summer. Each program session should consist of skill development classes at least twice a week for two hours and at one recommended three-hour open studio time.

• In collaboration with youth artists and supported by other Club staff, organize and implement three culminating events or projects for the program throughout the year.

• Adhere to all requested program evaluation and documentation protocol detailed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

 

Develop and Deliver Relevant High-Quality Studio Arts Training

• Provide youth participants with exposure to digital recording, plus the skills and guidance to find their own voices through the medium.

• Design skill development and open studio classes for ALL skill levels (non-artists, beginner, intermediate and advanced artists).

• Include training in a variety of music production skills that match the interests of youth participants.

• Lead skill development/open studio time, and time for peer-to-peer learning.

• Encourage youth to build their own portfolios, find their preferred strengths and work independently within the group setting.

• Ensure that quality arts entries are developed for the Annual Arts Exhibition program.

• Educate young artists on equipment and their proper use and care.

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Serve as a Club Staff Team Member and Youth Mentor

• Participate in all required and recommended Club trainings and staff meetings.

• Serve as an adult mentor to all Club youth.

• Serve as a champion for high-quality arts programming and production.

 

SKILLS AND TRAITS:

Professional, Practicing Teaching Artist (PPTA)

• Has earned markers of success in the field of music production, audio engineering, recording and mixing, and has a portfolio of previous and current work experience.

• Holds a relevant Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts or relevant Certifications in the fields of Audio Production or Recording and Sound Engineering

• Has worked in a mentorship/teaching role with tweens and teens (preferred).

 

Passion, Commitment and Knowledge of Audio Engineering and Youth Development

• Demonstrates commitment and dedication to the arts

• Gives compelling testimony to the value of audio engineering as well as high-quality arts learning.

• Shows care and concern for youth and their artistic practice.

• Moves others to commit to their work in the arts.

• Willingness to learn and understand outcome measurement specified for this project.

 

3 Relationships and Teambuilding

• Promotes an environment of respect at all levels.

• Encourages youth leadership and decision-making.

• Builds trust and rapport quickly.

 

4 Communication

• Communicates and collaborates openly, honestly and frequently with all arts initiative staff.

• Expresses self clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

• Adapts messages to the audience.

• Presents to others in hands-on, interesting and engaging ways.

• Builds strategic arts alliances and partnerships.

 

5 Youth-focus

• Able to facilitate, mentor and lead youth.

• Readily responds to youth needs.

• Ensures resolution of problems or issues.

• Establishes credibility and a trusting relationship with youth.

• Asks for, listens and responds to youth needs.

 

6 Execution

• Creates and communicates tactical objectives and action plans in arts program development.

• Monitors and reports progress as detailed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

• Holds self and others accountable for completing tasks on schedule.

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Consultation

• Fosters trusting long-term relationships with individuals and arts organizations.

• Assists in problem-solving while building problem-solving skills in others.

• Offers relevant tools, information and recommendations.

• Collaborates on development of deliverables and brings timely closure to work.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Holds a relevant Bachelor of Arts degree or certifications in Audio Engineering, Digital Music Production and/or equivalent professional experience.

• Minimum of two to five years professional/public experience in these fields.

• Demonstrated successful experience utilizing Pro Tools and any additional, relevant, professional-level equipment and technology

• Has experience producing and presenting at professional, high-profile artistic events or in live or recorded sound production.

• Experience working with youth and/or teaching and mentoring, preferably in an afterschool/out-of-school or community environment.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Teaching Artist will have access to a fully dedicated music studio space within the specified Club (Levy-Hughes Clubhouse in downtown Orlando). Arts programming should be the primary focus of this position; however, collaboration with the Club staff should take place to plan all additional programming, professional development and networking opportunities.

 

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Visual: Normal acuity required daily for making color distinction, depth of sight, preparing/analyzing figures, computer use and written records

Communication: Able to express thoughts and ideas in an accurate and understandable manner through verbal and written format with internal and external contacts (8 hours per day)

Movement: Ability to maneuver within work site 6-8 hours per day

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing/Carrying: Able to comfortably move and manipulate up to 30 lbs. of weight

Travel: Possible required to travel by car to other Clubhouse locations, reimbursable by BGCCF.

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