Salary
Gilmer County
Posted 1 month ago

The Craddock Center is returning to our pre-K and Head Start classrooms in October 2021.  We are hiring Children’s Enrichment Program Arts Specialists.  Do you LOVE children and enjoy engaging them in music and movement?

The primary role of arts specialists is to love children and to engage and enrich them through music and movement.  Using Songs and Stories, the Arts Specialists conduct 30-minute music and movement classes with preschoolers according to a defined weekly schedule. They use music, instruments, props, movement, puppets, storytelling, and routines to encourage children to sing, move, dance, and play. They build vocabulary and self-esteem and promote gross motor and rhythmic skills. Using a predefined curriculum as a guide, arts specialists integrate their own interests and creativity into lessons. They serve as cheerful, flexible “ambassadors” at all schools and are positive and communicative with school staff and Center staff. Arts specialists train both online and together with other arts specialists and attend regularly scheduled monthly staff meetings at The Craddock Center.

We serve 1,200 children in seven counties in north Georgia (Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns, Dawson, Lumpkin), Cherokee County, North Carolina and Polk County, Tennessee.

We will begin interviewing in July 2021 with the goal of hiring the arts specialists in September 2021.

The Arts Specialists positions are contract based and do not include benefits.  Compensation is based on experience.

Job Description

The primary role of arts specialists is to love children and to engage and enrich them through music and movement.  Using Songs and Stories, the Arts Specialists conduct 30-minute music and movement classes with preschoolers according to a defined weekly schedule. They use music, instruments, props, movement, puppets, storytelling and routines to encourage children to sing, move, dance, and play. They build vocabulary and self-esteem and promote gross motor and rhythmic skills. Using a predefined curriculum as a guide, arts specialists integrate their own interests and creativity into lessons. They serve as cheerful, flexible “ambassadors” at all schools and are positive and communicative with school staff and Center staff. Arts specialists train both online and together with other arts specialists and attend regularly scheduled monthly staff meetings at The Craddock Center.

During the contract period, artists may occasionally be asked to participate in events and festivals that highlight the work of The Craddock Center and provide outreach to the children and the community.

Arts specialists typically work in multiple schools, many times within a single day. Beginning compensation is $25/hour of face time, with travel compensation being built into the salary. Arts specialists must drive their own vehicles and be able to lift up to 15 pounds.

Job Responsibilities

  • LOVE children and engaging them in music and movement
  • Plan for and self-direct 30-minute music and movement lessons with loose structure
  • Maintain music schedule provided by The Craddock Center
  • Participate in community events such Arts in the Park, Story Express, Hospital visitations
  • Keeping accurate records of face-to-face time with children

Qualifications

  • Must have experience working with children, preferably preschool
  • Must have music background or experience
  • Must be able to access the Internet and communicate regularly via email
  • Ability to play a musical instrument preferred (guitar, piano, ukulele, etc.)
  • Knowledge of using Zoom
  • Ability to make videos using phone, iPad, laptop, etc.
  • Storytelling experience preferred
  • Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Must submit to a background check
  • Must be able to lift 15 lbs.

Job Features

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Please apply by sending your resume to The Craddock Center Attn: Kirk Cameron PO Box 69 Cherry Log, GA 30522