The Boch Center is seeking Boston teens ages 15-18 for the City Spotlights Teen Leadership Council. Teens will develop skills to prepare them for future success as performers and professionals through leadership training, dance, music, spoken word, and acting while earning a minimum wage 10 hours/week. Teens will facilitate interactive arts-based workshops on a select social justice theme for children in Boston-area community centers. The positions conclude with a final showcase in April 2022, held at the Boch Center’s venues and/or virtually as public health guidelines recommend. NO PREVIOUS ARTS EXPERIENCE 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.
1. Community Workshop Creation/Implementation: Design and teach lesson plans for in-person or virtual interactive arts workshops for 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 for college groups 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 while actively participating in dance, singing/songwriting, acting classes, and performances.
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.