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Kinetic Arts Center creates innovative and dynamic circus culture through exceptional classes, training and performance.  We offer professional and recreational classes with an emphasis on performance for youth and adult students.

We are actively seeking professionals eager to join the the ranks of our locally, nationally & internationally acclaimed staff!

Please see our list of open positions below.

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Company Manager

Full-time, Salaried (Starting at $45,000) & Benefited Position
Application Deadline: Aug 20, 2019 or until position is filled

Kinetic Arts Center is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the open position of Company Manager. The Company Manager (CM) is a support position to all the production programs at Kinetic Arts Center with specific emphasis on our Youth Training and Production program and professional productions.  In addition, the CM is responsible for the management of all camps (summer and school-year) including staffing and curriculum implementation. This position requires a HEAVY EMPHASIS ON POSITIVE COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS. Applicants with experience managing camp programs and/or youth programs/ camp counseling in summer camp programs are encouraged to consider this position.  See the detailed job description HERE.

Please apply for this position using our online application form. If you have any questions about employment opportunities at Kinetic Arts Center, please contact us at Jobs@KineticArtsCenter.com.

 

Scenic Designer – 2019/20 Season

Kinetic Arts Center (Oakland, CA) is looking for a Scenic Designer for our 2019/20 professional and pre-professional circus productions.  

Experience designing for circus is a plus but not mandatory. A degree in scenic design is preferred but also not mandatory.  The Scenic Designer will work in collaboration with the Director and Technical Director to create a set appropriate for theatrical circus. Applicant must be available to support the Technical Director with set building, painting and attend production meetings (tbd). 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing and working as part of a group to build/paint sets
  • Preparing rough drafts for presentation
  • Providing progress updates at production meetings
  • Working closely with the Company Manager and the Technical Director on scheduling project implantation
  • Attending rehearsals to observe how the set works within the show

Requirements:

  • Education: BA  or better 
  • Experience:  3 or more years
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to interact, communicate, and implement ideas
  • Ability to work within a budget and be mindful of costs
  • Ability to be versatile, work visually, and be creative 

Please apply for this position using our online application form. If you have any questions about employment opportunities at Kinetic Arts Center, please contact us at Jobs@KineticArtsCenter.com.

 

Front Desk Staff (Part-time)

The Front Desk staff at Kinetic Arts Center is the first point of contact for clients visiting the space. They welcome clients to Kinetic Arts Center, help coaches and clients with checking students in for class, process transactions to purchase class credits, and keeps track of paperwork and databases compiling student information. The Front Desk staffer is focused, detail-oriented, and friendly. Additionally, they can switch streams quickly to keep track of many things at once, all while being welcoming and accommodating for people visiting Kinetic Arts Center.

The best person for the job would have experience/qualifications in or equivalent to the following:

  • Minimum of one-year administration experience working with multiple levels of management. Experience with MindBody is a plus!
  • Must have excellent communication skills on the phone, email, and in person,
  • Must have excellent time management skills, be highly organized, self-motivated and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision,
  • Must be comfortable working with the public and with children,
  • Administrative, word processing, excel, database, social media experience is recommended (Google Calendar and Groups, Slack, MindBody, MS docs, PC, Windows, etc.)

Please apply for this position using our online application form. If you have any questions about employment opportunities at Kinetic Arts Center, please contact us at Jobs@KineticArtsCenter.com.

 

Youth Circus Arts Instructor (Part-time) – Ages range from 18mo-5yrs

Position(s) available immediately. Saturday and/or Sunday availability required.

People with experience in movement coaching (dance, gymnastics, creative play & sensory development, etc) are encouraged to apply. Training is provided.

Youth Circus Arts classes consist of: active warm-up, obstacle course (including balancing, rolling and swinging), and aerial (tissue or trapeze).

Applicant requirements:

  • Several years experience teaching infants, toddlers and young children
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Availability to coach with regularity and reliability
  • Interest in working in a friendly and professional environment that is creative, positive and inclusive.
  • Reliable transportation
  • Able to lift 20 lbs

The following assets are beneficial but not required:

  • Aerial and/or acrobatic skills
  • Clowning/physical theatre, juggling and balancing skills
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification

Please apply for this position using our online application form. If you have any questions about employment opportunities at Kinetic Arts Center, please contact us at Jobs@KineticArtsCenter.com.

 

Youth Aerial Arts Instructor (Part-time) – Ages range from 6yrs-Teen

Position(s) available immediately. Weekday afternoon and/or weekend availability required.

We are looking for instructors with strong aerial skills who have the ability to teach proper form, technique, creativity and healthy mental/physical sustainability.

Youth Aerial Arts classes consist of: active warm-up (including strength and flexibility training) and focused aerial training and conditioning on apparatus (static and/or vertical).

Applicant requirements:

  • Several years of experience teaching aerial arts (one or more of the following: static trapeze, rope, tissue, lyra, etc)
  • Experience with demonstrating and spotting
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Availability to coach with regularity and reliability
  • Interest in working in a friendly and professional environment that is creative, positive and inclusive.
  • Reliable transportation

The following assets are beneficial but not required:

  • Basic aerial rigging experience
  • Act creation / development experience
  • Basic anatomy and movement training
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification

Please apply for this position using our online application form. If you have any questions about employment opportunities at Kinetic Arts Center, please contact us at Jobs@KineticArtsCenter.com.

 

Advanced or Specialty Circus Arts Instructor (Part-time) – Ages range Older Teen and Adult

Position(s) available immediately. Weekday afternoon and/or weekend availability required.

We are looking for instructors with intermediate/advanced circus skills who have the ability to teach proper form, technique, creativity and healthy mental/physical sustainability.

We are specifically seeking coaches with expertise in: Aerial Straps, Trapeze, Tissue, Contortion, Hand balancing and Tumbling.

Applicants requirements:

  • Several years of experience teaching within their specialty
  • Experience with demonstrating and spotting
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Availability to coach with regularity and reliability
  • Interest in working in a friendly and professional environment that is creative, positive and inclusive.
  • Reliable transportation

The following assets are beneficial but not required:

  • Basic aerial rigging experience
  • Act creation / development experience
  • Basic anatomy and movement training
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification

Please apply for this position using our online application form. If you have any questions about employment opportunities at Kinetic Arts Center, please contact us at Jobs@KineticArtsCenter.com.

Additional Opportunities

We are always accepting employment inquiries from qualified candidates. If you have a specific skill set that may not be listed above, we invite you to contact us: résumés, websites, video links are appreciated.

For traveling/touring artist workshop inquiries please contact: Abigail@KineticArtsCenter.com