• The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Inc./dba Boch Center

    Requisition ID
    2019-17627
    # of Openings
    18
    Department
    Youth Engagement & Employment
    Neighborhood
    Boston (downtown)
    Posted Date
    10/28/2019 7:05:00 PM
    Post End Date
    11/24/2019 11:59:00 PM
    Position Type
    Temporary Part-Time
    Salary
    USD $12.00/Hr.
  • Overview:

    Founded in 1976 and located in the heart of Boston's Theater District, Boch Center is New England's largest nonprofit performing arts center and one of the nation's foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. The Center serves the community as a cultural integrator, honoring all aspects of the performing arts including dance, Broadway, classical and popular music, theatre, comedy, and family-friendly programs. It is also the community's steward of Boston's iconic Wang and Shubert Theatres which have anchored the historic Theatre District for 100 years. Since 1988, the Boch Center has been committed to inspiring and igniting greater appreciation for art, culture, and creativity through performing arts and through its education and community outreach initiatives. These initiatives strive to make the arts more accessible for children, teens, families, and the greater community, and to highlight the tremendous impact of arts, culture, and creativity in our everyday lives.The Boch Center is seeking Boston teens ages 15-18 for the City Spotlights Teen Leadership Council Program. Teen Leaders from Boston will develop skills to prepare them for future success as creative change agents and leaders in their community through leadership, social justice, and arts training while earning minimum wage 7-10 hours/week. Teens will tour an original, educational play with an interactive arts-based workshop on a select social justice theme for young people in Boston-area community centers throughout Boston. The program concludes with a final showcase at the Wang Theatre Grand Lobby. NO PREVIOUS ARTS EXPERIENCE/TRAINING IS NECESSARY.Teen Leaders will receive training and on-the-job experience with leadership development, public speaking, performance, oral and visual presentation, resume development, mock interviews and networking, professional resume and bio writing, marketing, organization and time management, communication, cultural competency, discipline, creative and critical problem-solving, advocacy, and collaboration.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) Community Workshop Creation/ Implementation: Design and teach lesson plans for interactive arts workshops with children in community centers throughout Boston on social change topics such as gender and racial equity, cultural tolerance and building confidence in community centers throughout Boston with training from Boch Center teaching artists; 2) Conduct Peer-to-Peer Workshops: Present peer-to-peer workshops on these chosen social change topics on college campuses and peer community organizations throughout Boston; 3) Devising/Performing of Original Performances: Create, plan and design Final Showcase that both educates and inspires action about important social messages that impact the community, and throughout participation, contribute to community advocacy outreach work and actively participate in collaborative dance, singing/songwriting, acting classes and performances.

    The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

    1) Strive for high-quality professionalism in college and career-readiness training activities; 2) Attend all scheduled workshops, rehearsals and tour performances as assigned on time and prepared; 3) Provide a consistent, supportive presence through focused, ready-to-work attention; 4) Compliance with the City Spotlights Leadership Handbook & Community Contract 5) The position requires excellent interpersonal skills with peers, staff and the public; interest in performing arts and enjoyment in working to create artistic excellence; innovative thinking and problem solving skills; high energy and enthusiasm; desire to share knowledge of community and engage in social change within Boston neighborhoods; and commitment to resolve conflict without aggression.

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